Years ago, my first PC Genealogy software program was Family Tree Maker, which I enjoyed. A few years later I added Legacy Family Tree which I still use.
When my husband suggested I switch to a Mac computer I realized that all the software I owned including my precious Genealogy software would not work on this wonderful piece of technology.
Well, rock my world it did since I tend to ascribe to "If it is not broken, don’t fix it.” In addition the 'dreaded learning curve' was set in motion as I threw myself into gear to learn how to use this brand new system in which I had to admit ran pretty darn good.
So at this point I started my research to replace what I currently owned. I became discouraged as I quickly realized there were few choices in software programs for Macs in general and even fewer for a specialized product such as genealogy software.
That was many years ago... my, how times have changed.
I eventually found a good Genealogy software that works very well since I spend most of my time on the computer on the Mac side.
I will say, I still enjoy my Legacy software on the PC side and yes, I still have my original Family Tree Maker as well which I keep as backup.
It was difficult to decide a primary program for all my new information, but I quickly realized that multiple locations would become difficult at best as far as efficiency and productivity in locating information.
At this point, FTM has a Mac version and I recently heard that Legacy may be coming out with their version at some point in the near future.
What did I say earlier about not enough choices? Now, there are so many that it is harder to commit to just one. For more information, here is a link to the 2012 Best Genealogy software for Mac and PC review by Top Ten Reviews.
Mac Genealogy Software Review 2011
PC Genealogy Software Review 2012
Hope this is helpful if you are trying to decide on a new program.
Copyright © 2012 Marilyn Poole /The Genealogy Gap