TreeDraw 20th Anniversary year!
TreeDraw version one first appeared in 1994 and at the time it was the only genealogy charting program for Windows. Now 20 years later it is still the best fully-customizable charting software for family trees. Currently used by thousands of people in 78 countries worldwide.
To celebrate, SpanSoft have released version 4.2.0 (.2.0 - see what we did there!) of both the Standard and Legacy editions. Now you can pick up default formatting (font, line style, etc) from elements which are already in a chart. Useful if you have an old chart which you want to add to. To see the new features visit the TreeDraw Change Log or Legacy Edition Change Log.
Current users of V4 can get a free update easily by using "Help | Check for updates" in the program.
New features. Improved Windows look and feel.
SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of TreeDraw Legacy Edition V4. This major upgrade adds some important new features as well as Legacy Family Tree V8 compatibility.
If you have an earlier version of TreeDraw Legacy Edition you can upgrade to version 4 for only £8.99 at the Upgrades page.
Try TreeDraw Legacy Edition V4 now. TreeDraw Legacy Edition V4 installs alongside your existing TreeDraw Legacy Edition - will not overwrite it.
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The new prices from 2 Jan 2012 are £29.99 for Kith and Kin Pro and £19.99 for TreeDraw. There is also a new special offer price for both programs together of £34.99.
New features. Improved Windows look and feel.
SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of TreeDraw Standard Edition V4. This major upgrade adds some important new features as well as allowing TreeDraw to take on the current Windows theme.
If you have an earlier version of TreeDraw you can upgrade to version 4 for only £8.99 at the Upgrades page.
Try TreeDraw V4 now. TreeDraw V4 installs alongside your existing TreeDraw - will not overwrite it.
TreeDraw Legacy Edition V4 will be released shortly.
Old Borland database engine unsupported and obsolete.
Although we also sent this information out in a mailshot, we no longer have working email addresses for over 75% of Kith and Kin Pro version 1 and version 2 users. You can ensure that you are on our mailing list here.
Anyone who is still using Kith and Kin Pro V1 or V2 is strongly advised to upgrade to version 3. The old Borland database engine used in V1 and V2 is obsolete and has the ability to cause data loss. The new DBISAM database engine used in Kith and Kin Pro V3 is more reliable and we have had no reported problems since V3 was released in 2009.
Please check which version of Kith and Kin Pro you are running by using "Help | About" (the digit in front of the decimal point is the major version number). If it is V1 or V2 (or the old Windows 3.1 Kith and Kin or Of that Ilk) you can upgrade to version 3 for only £10 at the Upgrades page.
SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of Kith and Kin Pro V3.1.
This minor update adds instant backups and enhancements to the layers system.
See the Change Log for full details.
Current Kith and Kin Pro V3 users should update their software by using "Help | Check for updates".
SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of Shop 'Til You Drop V2.
Now compatible with all Windows from Win98 to Win7 with added functions and improved money-saving optimization.
Visit the Shop 'Til You Drop site for more details.
Users of Version 1 have been sent an email with a discount coupon code for the upgrade. If you have not received your discount code please contact us. This offer expires 1 June 2010.
We are moving our Web site to a new server on 3 April 2010.
As a result we will have to disable the on-line forums on that date so that we can move them to the new server. The forums will be available again within 48 hours (probably less) as the DNS servers gradually pick up the new spansoft.org IP address. We apologise for any inconvenience.
SpanSoft are delighted to announce the release of Kith and Kin Pro 3.
The original Windows genealogy database gets a makeover.
We have improved the program's unique best-selling user interface as well as adding a host of new features. These are just some of them:
Check out the new Kith and Kin Pro Website for more details.
If you are currently using Kith and Kin Pro V1 or V2 and would like to upgrade for only £10, please visit the Upgrades Page.
TreeDraw updated for Kith and Kin Pro 3.
SpanSoft are delighted to announce this release which makes TreeDraw compatible with the new Kith and Kin Pro 3. TreeDraw now imports data from Kith and Kin Pro V3 databases and GEDCOM files only. Kith and Kin Pro V1 and V2 are not supported.
Note that TreeDraw chart files which were previously imported from Kith and Kin Pro V1 or V2 databases should have their database links changed by using "File | Linked databases" (only necessary if you are using the "Update text" or "Auto-update text" features).
If you only use TreeDraw to import data from GEDCOM files, it is still worthwhile updating to this version since the aging BDE database engine has been replaced with DBISAM.
Current TreeDraw V3 users should update their software by using "Help | Check for updates". Users of TreeDraw V1 or V2 can upgrade for only £10 by visiting the Upgrades Page.
Kith and Kin Pro version 3 builds on its unique user interface.
Kith and Kin Pro V3 is currently in beta-testing and looks set for release in May 2009.
Kith and Kin Pro version 3 is currently in development.
Due to the change in database engine (we are at last ditching the unsupported Borland Database Engine), it will no longer be possible to convert the old type of .TRE data files created by the Windows 3.1 version of "Kith and Kin" (prior to Dec 1998).
We will continue to offer a .TRE data file conversion service for a small fee.
Kith and Kin Pro V3 will support conversion of the following types of data:
When Kith and Kin Pro V3 is released we will be offering free upgrades to customers who purchased V2 after 16 Feb 2009. This will allow any customers who still have the old .TRE files to upgrade and convert them using V2.
We are increasingly having problems responding to emails and product purchases. This appears to be because customers
are either providing invalid reply addresses or there is a problem at the customer's mail server.
Clearly we wish to provide fast replies to support emails and provide new customers with their registration keys quickly.
In order to try to alleviate these situations we have added a list of people who have contacted us but who we have been unable reply to. This list is available here.
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