Reunion 10 for Mac released today – this long-awaited update is here. Ben Sayer has a comprehensive review and guide up on his site that includes a Comparison Chart, What to Know Before You Buy, and What to Know After You Buy. And Leister Productions, the maker of Reunion, has a video on making the transition to 10 available.
And of course, Leister is never prone to discounts, so a new license is $99 USD and an upgrade from any previous version is $49.95 USD. Leister doesn’t tease users with new versions each year and instead produces new versions every three or four years, so the cost does average out.
I think Ben’s review is pretty favorable and I’m off to go purchase my upgrade now.
Update: I’ve been using Reunion 10 for Mac for a few months now and I have to say version 10 is well worth the money. Full review here.
Reunion 10 for Mac released is good news for Mac genealogists.
I’ll stick with Reunion as long as they make it. But if you’re interested in other Mac family tree apps, here’s a list from FamilySearch:
Free Mac Genealogy Software
- GRAMPS for Mac OS X (PPC or Intel) – Download: the Latest Version
- PAWriter II
Commercial Mac Genealogy Programs
- Ancestral Quest for Mac
- Family Tree Maker (for Mac)
- GEDitCOM II
- Genealogy Pro
- GenScribe (A family history research tracking and record keeping program. Not a lineage-linked program.)
- iFamily for Leopard (still works for Tiger)
- RootsMagic 7 for Mac
I’ll just add here that I couldn’t have been more wrong about it mostly being cosmetic. A worthy upgrade and it actually streamlines a lot of v. 9.
After looking at the demo, it seems to be mostly a cosmetic version upgrade. The two things I was looking for were GPS added to locations and fields that hold more than 240 characters.
I took a look at it and I like the new look. Although I am sure there will be a learning curve, it will be worth it in the end. From the images I have seen of the web presentation of family data, I am not overly impressed. I had hoped that maybe that part would get a major overhaul since even when Reunion 9 was created, the web coding was already outdated. I could be wrong as I am only viewing images and they do not have any real live examples to view. I have been a Reunion user since it was on floppies – Reunion 6 I think. I still think that Reunion is the best bet for Genealogy Data software for MAC, but I still keep my eye out for something that may even be better.
Greta, did you see Ben’s info on hiding the toolbar on the side?
Resistance is probably futile, Greta, if that cheers you up. I’m wondering how it will work with Mountain Lion, mostly because my iMac is five years old and if they don’t release a new one soon, I’m not responsible for my behavior!
I’m still dithering about whether to do this. Reunion 10 has some nice features, but it looks kind of busy. I like the simplicity of the view in Reunion 9 and find it easy to navigate. Guess I’ll eventually have to give in, though.
I too find Reunion 10 visually too busy. I’ve been using it for two months, but find the screens visually fatiguing. I have now reverted to Reunion 9 which, by comparison, is a pleasure to use.