This update provides a new version of Family Tree Maker – 2014.1 or 3.1 depending on your system – and it looks like they’ve made some big improvements.
The new version promises to increase stability, security, speed and responsiveness and has, according to Mac Kiev, been extensively tested to work out the bugs.
You’ll find it as a new option in the export window. We’ve crushed every crashing bug we could find or that’s been reported to us. Some actions that previously took several minutes in FTM 2014 now take just a few seconds.
You’re upgrading to our new edition of Family Tree Maker and you have your tree still linked to your old edition. And that means syncing as we know it for FTM is going to live on into 2017 and beyond.
Well there’s one thing you should NOT do — and that’s to break that link and re‐download your tree. When you open your tree in our edition, the link will move (somewhat magically if you ask me) right along with the tree. So stop worrying about what happens at the end of the year.
The following announcement was received from Jack Minsky, President of Software Mac Kiev: Drum roll, please.
For those of you who have been waiting patiently (or impatiently) for an update we thought every user of FTM 2014 and Mac 3 should install, well it’s here, and here’s why you should install it.
That was almost a year ago — and Mac Kiev has now made good on that promise.
This weekend, Mac Kiev sent out an email to current users (who are registered and subscribed to their updates list) letting them know that a stable, recommended update is now live (an earlier, less-than-fully-stable update was offered in late 2016).
If you’ve been having issues with your copy of 2014 or 3, as many of us have, this update may be your solution. According to Mac Kiev, the update is for users of FTM 2014 (or Mac 3) who registered their copy of the program.
When following the link to receive the update you will be asked to enter information to verify your registration.
Family Tree Maker (FTM) has been through more than a few twists and turns over the last year.
In Dec 2015, Ancestry announced that it would no longer sell or support its popular genealogy program and many thought FTM was done for.
If you do find a bug, Mac Kiev has made it easy to report them on their website.