Synium Software just released updates for MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree which includes their new Cloud Tree feature. This feature makes it possible to work on the same family tree with any number of MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree users in real time. When you make changes to your tree, those changes are transferred to your shared users within seconds.
CloudTree Sync operates according to Apple’s standards for data protection. Access to your family tree is restricted to just you. To take advantage of CloudTree Share, you and your collaborator(s) must have either the MacFamilyTree or MobileFamilyTree app. Once you authorize access to your tree and the invitation is accepted, changes to the tree are automatically synchronized in seconds. A change log makes it easy for collaborators to see which changes have been made and who made them.
Even if you are not collaborating, CloudTree Sync is very useful. Since there are both desktop and iOS editions of the app, this update makes syncing between devices a lot faster. Previous versions of the apps required the entire database to be saved between devices when changes were made. Now, only the changes are synced.
Updates for Mac and iOS versions of the software are free. Synium Software is offering 50% discount to new users until December 5th. This reduces the Mac app to $49.99 and the iOS app to $8.99. By the way, the iOS app – Mobile Family Tree – if a fully-functional app and doesn’t need a companion desktop app to operate.