The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com.
Ancestry.com announced last spring that the company would re-introduce Family Tree Maker for Macintosh before the end of the year. Apparently, the company plans to meet that deadline. The product isn't available yet but Ancestry.com is now taking orders and is promising delivery in "early November." Best of all, those who order the product now will receive a 20% discount.
A new page has appeared on Ancestry.com's online store to says (in part):
Family Tree Maker for Mac - Pre-Sale
Introducing Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker for Mac
For 20 years, Family Tree Maker has been the #1-selling family history software. Millions of people have used it to discover, preserve and share their family stories. Now Mac users can too.
Family Tree Maker for Mac, which is based on Family Tree Maker 2010, makes organizing, researching and sharing your family history easier than ever, whether you're just getting started or already an expert.
The web site then goes on at some length giving details of the new program's capabilities. To be blunt, it all sounds identical to the capabilities of the Windows version and I'd suggest that is a good thing.
Near the bottom of the web page, it says "This item has not yet been released. It will be released and shipped in early November."
Family Tree Maker for Macintosh will retail for $69.95. The Ancestry.com online store is offering it as a "pre-sale" for a 20% discount: $55.96.
I ordered my copy today.
You can find Ancestry.com's online description and order page at http://store.ancestry.com/ProductDetail.aspx?P=P-4845&cj=1&o_xid=0002370517&o_lid=0002370517