I recently downloaded and tested trial versions of several genealogy programs and two timeline chart applications. After finishing my review, I decided to buy the following programs:
Other programs that I evaluated were Heredis Mac X.2, MacFamilyTree 5, ohmiGene, and TimeFlyer. I chose iFamily for Tiger (whose name is slightly misleading, as it is also supported on OS X 10.5) because it approaches family genealogies from an individual perspective that is much more flexible for documenting family members who have more than two parents or multiple spouses. While I really liked the simplicity of TimeFlyer’s menu interface and its ability to generate vertical as well as horizontal charts, in the end I chose Timeline because of how it supports background graphics and multiple timelines on the same chart.