Click a link below to download GEDitCOM II. The download is a 100% functional version with a trial period of 15 days (which is refreshed for each new version). Try it with your own genealogy data. After the trial period, GEDitCOM II can still be used in a free "reader mode."
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|GEDitCOM II, version 2.1, build 2
See release notes for more details on all the changes. This version requires MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer and a Mac with Intel processors. See possible Legacy downloads if you have an older system and/or a non-Intel Mac. See below if you get a notice that the developer cannot be identified.
This upgrade is free for currently registered users of GEDitCOM II.
|17 June 2015||10|
|GEDitCOM II, version 2.2 (prerelease)
The official release above has some issues in MacOS El Capitan. The known issues seem to be resolved in this prerelease of the next version (and is therefore recommended for El Capitan users). Note that this download has GEDitCOM II only; you can download above version as well to get the GEDitCOM Editor. Early reports are that this prerelease works in MacOS Sierra, although some recent issues have been reported.
|26 Sep 2016||7|
See the separate GEDitMobile web site for details on obtaining the mobile app companian to GEDitCOM II.
|3 June 2015|
Notice: Although geditcom.com pays Apple to be an identifed developer (and the subscription is up to date), Apple does a poor job on supporting many versions of software (depending on which version of Apple tools created it). The message can be ignored. To start GEDitCOM II, open the "Security & Privacy" preference pane, launch the GEDitCOM II application, then click a button that should appear to run anyway. This process is only needed once.
To install, simply drag GEDitCOM II to your "Applications" folder (replacing any previously installed version).
To add options to edit browser styles and to do date calculations, drag "GEDitCOM Editor" and "Date Calculator" to your "Applications" folder as well. You can optionally drag them to a separate "GEDitCOM Extras" folder (which for previous users will replace previous versions of those applications).
When you decide to buy, you purchase a license to get a permanent unlocking code. Enter that code into the demo you already downloaded, which unlocks the full version. You do not need to download again.
The best way to evaluate GEDitCOM II is to try it using your own genealogy data. To import your own data, do the following:
GEDitCOM II will read 100% of any GEDCOM file you give it. If any data is missing, it means the other genealogy application you used did not export it completely or correctly. Fortunately, most applications export in GEDCOM format well enough to get nearly all your data into GEDitCOM II.
If you do not have any genealogy data yet, try the sample files that get installed along with GEDitCOM II (click buttons in startup screen to open them). To see a tutorial, start GEDitCOM II and choose the "Quick Start Tutorial" command in the "Help" menu. In additional, more specialized tutorials are available on this web site.
GEDitCOM II is provided as a free application for viewing GEDitCOM II files or for opening any GEDCOM file from other software and viewing that data. This free reader mode is provided as a service to any genealogist in need of a powerful GEDCOM file inspection tool. They can open any GEDCOM file, validate the data, an even run scripts to generate reports. Hopefully they will eventually see the value of GEDitCOM II and purchase a license. For those that have purchased a license, the advantage of a free reader mode is that they can send their GEDitCOM II files to friends or relatives and even if they do not own GEDitCOM II, they can use the free "reader mode" to view the data (but they will need a Mac to run GEDitCOM II).
The limitations of the free "reader mode" are that you cannot save changes made to files or run scripts that save the file or use the scripting command that exports GEDCOM data to files. These limitations only apply to files with more than 25 individuals.
The current GEDitCOM II requires MacOS 10.6 (or newer) and Intel processors. If you have an older MacOC or have PowerPC processors, you may be able to find a prior version that supports them in the following links.
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|GEDitCOM II, version 1.8 for Leopard
This download works in MacOS 10.5. It has all the features of version 1.8, but lacks the the third-party media browser (which does not run in Leopard).
|30 Sep 2012||9.0|
|GEDitCOM II, version 1.6, build 2 (Legacy Version)
This download works in MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) and with old PowerPCs chips. It is provided for Legacy users only and is not compatible with MacOS 10.7 (Lion) or newer. If possible download the current version above instead.
|20 Feb 2011||8.9|