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.
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.
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.
After a last sync (if you sync your tree files), we recommend compacting them (Tools Backup, making sure the Media and Sync boxes are checked). The updater will be looking for an installed edition of FTM 2014 or Mac 3 or later. If you have a linked tree on Ancestry.com, the link will magically move to the new build when you install it — whether you are updating from an Ancestry version or an earlier one of ours. Tree Sync® won’t stop working at the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve.
Then put your backups on an external drive or load into cloud storage. If you don’t have a copy installed, then go get one at the Replacement Center (see instructions below). It will copy your preferences too, and will not touch your tree files. ), and you are ready to get your free update, please click here. YES, YOU CAN TAKE IT WITH YOU Here’s the situation. It will still be retired at some point in the not too distant future, but before that happens, new syncing technology will be available to replace it.
(Even if you’ve already updated to a previous edition of FTM 2014.1 or Mac 3.1). New in this build is the ability to add password-protection to the tree files you export.
And if you’re sending them outside your computer, that’s a very good idea — so your family history doesn’t ever fall into the wrong hands.
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.
Beta test users reportedly have been performing updates for several days now.