Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Family Tree Maker for Mac and Ancestry app

From Ancestry:

Ancestry.co.uk, the UK’s favourite family history website , today announced the launch of the electronically downloadable version of Family Tree Maker® for Mac and Ancestry - its new app for iPads and iPhones.2

Family Tree Maker’s dynamic user interface and integration with Ancestry.co.uk makes it simple to create family trees, record memories, organise photos, videos and audio clips, plus share ancestors’ stories. It’s even possible to explore family migration paths by viewing timelines and interactive maps that highlight events and places in ancestors' lives. With intuitive tools and flexible user options, it is ideal for family history novices and experts alike.

The Ancestry app is built specifically to deliver a compelling tablet experience, which comes to life on iPad’s large screen where users can build multi-generational family trees complete with images of original family records and photos, making the iPad a powerful tool to display and share trees with family and friends in an interactive, highly visual way – no matter where you are.

A scaled down version for the iPhone and Touch, which includes features for navigating a family tree and viewing records already attached to a tree, is also available for free on the iTunes App Store.

Introducing Ancestry.co.uk onto this compelling platform takes the website one step closer to its mission of helping everyone discover, preserve and share their family history.

Olivier van Calster, VP of Ancestry International, comments: “Macs and iPads both have a highly interactive interface, making them ideal not only for conducting and uploading family history research, but also for sharing it with others.

“We are committed to leveraging the latest technology to make what we offer on Ancestry easily accessible and enjoyable to use for family history novices and experts alike, whether at their desks or in the field.”

Family Tree Maker for Mac is built on the functionality of Family Tree Maker 2010, the PC-version of the software, and is constructed to take full advantage of the Mac platform in terms of technology and user experience.

System requirements for Family Tree Maker for Mac include:

• Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
• Intel-based Mac
• Hard Disk Space: 500MB for installation
• Internet access is required for all Web integration

Family Tree Maker for Mac is now available for download at Mac App Store. iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch apps can be downloaded free from the iTunes App Store .

(With thanks to Annabel Reeves)


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