This weekend RootsMagic moved Family Tree sync out of beta status with an official update version 18.104.22.168. All RootsMagic 6.0 users will be notified of this free update now available.
When you download and install version 22.214.171.124 you will find that the New FamilySearch sync is no longer available. Instead it was replaced with FamilySearch Family Tree sync. The screens and work flow will be very similar to the NFS sync. The changes needed to sync with Family Tree, like using Merge instead of Combines, will be very intuitive to the users and no additional training should be needed.
RootsMagic 126.96.36.199 does not have the ability to share sources yet, but it is coming. The only feature not available in the FT API that was in the NFS API is the Helper Mode. FamilySearch isn't sure yet if they will include that, so make sure you tell them you want it. If it's added to the FT API then RootsMagic will make it available in their program.
Here are the links to learn more:
RootsMagic 6 - FamilySearch Family Tree Update - http://www.rootsmagic.com/tree/
RootsMagic 6 (Family Tree Update) Videos - http://www.rootsmagic.com/tree/Videos/
RootsMagic 6 (Family Tree Update) Frequently Asked Questions - http://www.rootsmagic.com/tree/FAQ/
The older version of RootsMagic will not be updated to include FamilySearch Family Tree sync. You will need to either purchase RootsMagic 6 or download the free version RootsMagic 6 Essentials.
No one really knows how long the New FamilySearch website will be around or the ability to make changes to. It is rumored that mid-April the ability to do combines through the NFS API will be shut off. It is causing to many problems in the Family Tree when users do Combines in NFS. Once combining turns off I would think it a miserable life to use a 3rd party product that makes you access NFS but jumps out of the program to access the FamilySearch Family Tree website to make changes. If you do that, then when you go back into their program you no longer see the changes you just made.
Make life easy for yourself; just dump syncing with NFS and begin working with the future-FamilySearch Family Tree.
See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!