RootsMagic 7 for Mac - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we are frequently asked about RootsMagic 7 for Mac:

Do I have to buy RootsMagic 7 for Mac?

If you wish to use all of the features in the full-version of RootsMagic, you will need to purchase your own RootsMagic 7 license.

The free RootsMagic Essentials offers a basic set of features.

I already own RootsMagic 7 for Windows. Do I have to buy it again to work with my Mac?

No. When you run RootsMagic on the Mac for the first time, you will enter the RootsMagic 7 registration key that you received when you first purchased it.

What RootsMagic 7 features will work on the Mac?

Most RootsMagic 7 features run perfectly on a Mac using RootsMagic 7 for Mac. The following RootsMagic for Windows features are currently not available in RootsMagic for Mac:

  • Burning the Shareable CD to CD (files are created and must be burned manually)
  • GenSmarts integration
  • Backup to CD
  • Backup to Dropbox & Google Drive
  • Save to DropBox
  • RootsMagic To-Go
  • Mapping
How do I install RootsMagic on the Mac?

Click here to watch a short video which demonstrates how easy it is to install RootsMagic on your Mac.

How do I uninstall RootsMagic from my Mac?
  1. Drag-and-drop the RootsMagic application icon to your trashbin.
  2. In Finder, select Go > Go to Folder
  3. Type "~/Library/Application Support"
  4. Drag the folder labeled "RootsMagic" to the trashbin.
Will you ever have native Mac versions of your software?

Yes, we are actively working on a pure native Mac version of RootsMagic.

I found a problem. How do I report it?

If you are one of the lucky few that finds a bug or error, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact our online support with detailed information about the problem. Let us know what you were doing and any error messages that you received.