Thanks to the very talented and skiled ladies at Pixels2Pages.net, here’s your answer:
Artisan and StoryBook Creator (and Historian and Memory Manager) can be used on a Mac, but you will need to partition the Mac and install Windows. This is our recommendation for Mac users:
There are a number of programs available to partition your Mac computer (this info was posted in March 2012):
- VM Fusion, which retails for about $50
- Parallels which costs about $80.
- Boot Camp, which is software included with Mac OS X Lion so you can run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac. (The drawback of Bootcamp is that you have to close down Mac to run Windows and vice versa.)
In addition to installing one of these partitioning programs, the user will need to have a legal copy of a Windows operating system (Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8) that can be installed on the new partition. Some people may have a copy of one of those that they can move from another computer but many will need to purchase that program as well.
Windows 7 is currently $120 on the Microsoft website (as of March 2012).
Here are some tips:
Make sure you are are running the most recent Mac operating system
You will need MORE memory available than what is suggested (as you know, these programs take up huge amounts of memory)
Get someone knowledgeable to help you partition your machine, or consult online resources (many good ones are available)
Make sure you allocate plenty of memory to the Windows partition
Here are some helpful links about the software: