I never did much within FTM tree maker because it was SO confusing to use!!Poorly written instructions and the use of odd terminally made navigation worse.Biggest Pro: Syncing Biggest Con: Syncing My biggest complaint when I was using FTM was that if installed on my desktop Mac and synch’d to my online tree, there was no way to really use another copy of the program on my laptop, such as when I travel or am at the library.I had asked the support tech folks at Roots Tech 2015 in SLC, Utah and there was no plan to change that.In 2016, Mac Kiev has taken over managing of this program.Go to the Mac Kiev page to review Mac Kiev’s version.I feel completely let down by by Ancestry who have told me to get in touch with Mackiev as I pointed out to them the contract is between ancestry and Me and they should sort it out Biggest Pro: there isn’t one Biggest Con: The biggest con is that it is a con It is the most initiative bit of software I have ever used.I’m not sure if it is any better on a Windows computer, but this is awful.
Mac Kiev is promising an update, and it can’t occur soon enough.
Use this page to review the Ancestry version of the program. I bought it because I was tired of manually updating my great Reunion program from my online Ancestry Tree.
Unsupported • Mac • Full Featured • Builds Website I found that FT worked well syncing on fairly small trees, but my two large trees were badly damaged.
I used Roots Magic after that, but it does NOT run well on a Mac with the Cross Over wrapper.
I had nothing but consistent errors with it and inability to open a functional browser while in the program to preview a source for example. ther are SO many other issues If you download or upload anything to or from ancestry or FTM it is their servers that are bottlenecking.