Version 5 is expected for release in March 2012.  It will be a major upgrade.  These are some of the new and improved features:

  • New tool for creating family tree books and booklets
  • Much improved website generation and much improved support for family tree CDs & DVDs
  • New Fan Chart diagrams
  • New ‘flat’ style All-Relatives diagram (much-requested)
  • Improved data entry – especially with regard to date-handling and date validation
  • New query for detecting possible errors with dates in existing records
  • Enhanced ‘How Related’ tool shows graphically exactly how people are related
  • Improved, more comprehensive backup-and-restore
  • Improved import and export, including direct import from other program formats
  • Reports have enhanced performance and new features, including an optional index
  • Silhouettes can now be used in diagrams where required
  • Much improved support for background pictures in diagrams
  • Much faster diagram loading
  • New reports, including a new ‘how-related’ report
  • New tool for marking lines connecting individuals & branches in diagrams
  • New  ‘shapes’ toolbar for diagrams, including ‘smart shapes’ such as arrows
  • Extensive new formatting options for diagrams
  • Enhancements to the query capability for searching & analyzing records
  • Support for plugins – a  new way of extending the power of the program
  • Integrated access to a new Plugin Store, with numerous free plugins adding even more features – such as a new mapping tool – and more being added all the time
  • Numerous improvements to make the program even easier and more enjoyable to use
  • And much more…
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