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Style over substance
on 11 January 2009
Being a much satisfied customer of the 2005 incarnation of this program, I looked forward to the improved functionality of the newer version.
Oh dear, what a dissapointment I had, when after loading it up, it let me down from the start. The 2005 version is far clearer in both its style, and clarity, with the basic screen being far too crowded. This is a case of the makers trying to add too many functions, to what after all is a family tree program.
The real shame is the loss of the "family" view from the 2005 version, instead supplanting it with a crowded "tree" view.
One nice thing added, is the "relationship" box, which gives you an accurate idea how you are related to the person highlighted.
Most people approaching their tree for the first time, and using this program will no doubt dissagree with me, but I am sticking to my older version for now.