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FTM Mac 3

Posted: 20 Jul 2013 9:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Since bug fixes and development on FTM Mac 2 seem to have dried up completely, all that I can assume is that you are beavering away at FTM Mac 3. Having found that FTM Mac 2/FTM 2012 offers literally nothing to those of us with large trees (66,000) as it crashes, unlinks, and takes 20-30 mins to import a census. Gave up with tech support as they seemed more clueless than me as to what was causing it. I work in IT and have never come across an application so bad for Mac. I am desperately hoping that it may be fixed in the next iteration as I have been almost unable to work on my tree for over a year now.
If you are looking for beta tester, bring it on, as that seems to be what the released product is anyway.
Next time you test software you need to use people like me that will test it to its limits, not only have 200 people in a tiny tree.
You also need to make further improvements to the place authority and its sync with the website as each time it crashes and you have to re-download it, all the place addresses are back to square one. Obviously this is held locally in FTM rather than full syncing.

Re: FTM Mac 3

Posted: 20 Jul 2013 3:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well, sorry, we can't do anything about it as this group isn't ftm developers.

However, you might consider posting at the board for family tree maker for mac. There appear to be people there that are able to make it work. But they aren't developers either, as far as I know.

It IS frustrating when a product doesn't work, I feel for you there.

Re: FTM Mac 3

Posted: 21 Jul 2013 4:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
hi...could you please give the link for 'family tree maker for mac'? I've searched several ways and can't find it listed under the boards. thanks!

Re: FTM Mac 3

Posted: 21 Jul 2013 7:31AM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: FTM Mac 3

Posted: 21 Jul 2013 7:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks John but that appears to be the same thread we are on

Re: FTM Mac 3

Posted: 21 Jul 2013 7:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Posted: 8 Oct 2013 6:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
For what it's worth, I completely agree with you that the mac version of Family Tree Maker is quite horrible on many levels. Having said that, I believe the beta testing will start soon. If not, a new version should be imminent. Last I heard on another thread it was about 1-3 months away.

Re: FTM Mac 3

Posted: 14 Nov 2013 4:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
I had to talk to customer service a couple of days ago 11/12/13ish, and they had mentioned they are almost done with the beta testing and in about 3 weeks they will be releasing Family Tree Maker for Mac 3.

Hopefully it will fix the bugs with the larger trees.
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