Reunion is a genealogy software program — a "family tree program" — for the Macintosh.
Reunion helps you organize and share all the wealth of detail you've collected about your family's history. It records names, dates, places, anecdotes, notes, sources of information, pictures, sounds, and videos. And then it shapes all these elements into an elegant, graphical illustration of family relationships--so everyone can easily see how people and families are linked.
If you want to publish or share all this knowledge, Reunion makes it easy--even on the web or on your iPod. You can automatically create common genealogy reports, charts, and forms, as well as birthday calendars, mailing lists, questionnaires, indexes, and other lists. Reunion even creates slideshows, calculates relationships, ages, life expectancies, and statistics.
^^ Ease of entering family information
^^ Large graphic tree charts, including descendant and pedigree charts
^^ Ability to link pictures, movies, and sounds to people and families
^^ Information can be formatted for use with iPod
^^ Web formats that allow online sharing
^^ Book-style reports suitable for publishing
^^ Quick searches to find information on the Internet
^^ Date calculator
^^ Custom reports and lists
^^ Birthday and anniversary lists and reminders
^^ Mailing lists
New Features in Reunion 9
^^ Reunion 9 is a Universal Binary application with full, native support for Intel and PPC Macintosh computers.
^^ Pod cards for your iPod - a new way to carry data with you.
^^ Treetops - shows a quick list of the earliest ancestors for any person.
^^ Last Names list - show all unique last names (surnames) in your family file.
^^ Spell checking. As you enter data, Reunion can automatically check your spelling as you type. When you mistype or misspell a word, it's underlined in red so you can quickly spot errors and correct them.
^^ CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) web styles offer elegant design, flexibility, and precise control of reports destined for the web. Click here for examples.
^^ Drag and drop to add people from the Index to the family card. If you're about to add a child, parent, or spouse to somebody, and you know that the person is already entered in the family file somewhere, just open the index and drag the person from the index over to the correct spot on the family card.
^^ Drag and drop to add sources from the Source List to events, facts, notes, and names. Keep the Source List open as you're adding data and when you need to cite a source, just drag and drop it into the field.
^^ Unicode support allows for multilingual text using different languages.
^^ Ability to find citation detail. For example, you can find everybody linked to page 106 of a particular book.
^^ Find on This Page - for finding text in note fields, logs, and the free-form text field in source records.
^^ Import and export of multimedia links in GEDCOM files.
Index and List enhancements...
^^ Data (names, dates, places, etc.) can be edited directly in lists. If you notice a spelling error or inconsistency while perusing the Index or any other list, just make the correction directly in the list. No need to dig up the record.
^^ Lists (such as the Index, Source List, Found List, etc.) can stay open while you work in your family file.
^^ A search box is used to find people and filter the Index and Found lists.
^^ Drag columns to change the order of columns in a list.
^^ Click column titles to sort by column.
^^ Manual sorting option, using any combination of 3 fields or attributes.
^^ Name and save sorts.
^^ Entries in lists are color-coded by sex.
Family card enhancements...
^^ Family card size is limited only by the size of your screen.
^^ Flags can be checked/unchecked directly on the family card.
^^ Note fields in the family card view are scrollable.
^^ Find people using a search box on the family card.
^^ Option to display parents and children in a list, with resizeable, draggable, and optional fields.
^^ Brushed metal family card.
^^ Tool tips show information about people buttons, including birth/death date and place, and ID#.
^^ Resizeable section for child buttons/list.
^^ Option to colorize buttons by sex.
^^ Control-click (or right-click) people on the family card (parents, husb/wife, children) for a contextual popup menu showing siblings, spouses, children, treetops, etc.
^^ New "view" options - smart event and fact lists, other children, birth-death, and date feasibility.
^^ Sibling popup menus have been enhanced to show: direct lines, half-siblings, icons to indicate sex, child status, and whether or not a sibling has children.
^^ 3D drop shadows on child, husband/wife, and parent buttons on family card.
^^ Control-click (or right-click) children (in a list, or as buttons) to change child status.
^^ Child status color is now applied to shadows, making it more conspicuous.
^^ New preferences to set the color of children with children, children without children, parents with parents, and parents without parents.
^^ The vertical dividing line between field titles and data can be repositioned by dragging.
^^ Thumbnail view of multimedia items, ala iPhoto.
^^ Multimedia files can be linked to source records.
^^ Support for more file formats: PDF, MS Word documents, RTF, Text
^^ Support for more audio file formats: AAC, AU
^^ Support for BMP images.
^^ Support for video formats: MOV, MP4, and AVI.
^^ Multimedia files can be grouped into albums.
^^ Comments from iPhoto are imported into Reunion.
^^ Repair feature for finding, fixing, and reporting broken links.
^^ Rotate items in 90 degree increments.
^^ New multimedia sorting options.
^^ Option to designate items as "sensitive."
^^ Option to treat an image file as if it were a document.
^^ Drag and drop pictures from a multimedia window to another person on another family card.
^^ Create slideshows for people, families, marked people, or all people.
^^ Slideshows can be saved, previewed, etc.
^^ Choose transitions, music, time for each slide, image size, caption content, etc.
Toolbar on the family card...
^^ Customizable toolbar.
^^ Option to show as small or large icons.
^^ Option to show as "text only," "icons only" or "icons and text."
^^ New, additional toolbar icons.
OS X native...
^^ Cocoa-based - Reunion 9 is only available for Mac OS X. It has been completely rewritten for Mac OS X using Cocoa, Apple's object-oriented application environment designed specifically for developing Mac OS X-only native applications with a state-of-the-art Aqua user interface.
^^ More resizeable windows and live window resizing.
^^ OS X standard file locations.
^^ Use of more attractive windows, "sheets" and icons.
^^ Tool tips show information about buttons.