Best full-featured genealogy software
Full-featured and easy to use, RootsMagic 4 tops many reviewers' charts as the best family-tree software. RootsMagic 4 has an updated source wizard and a completely revamped interface for easier data entry and navigation. It offers a number of new features not found in the free version, RootsMagic Essentials, including built-in web searches, support for DNA test data, and web page and chart creation -- all commended in reviews. You can even store the program and data on a USB key and run it on any computer. If you're a stickler for source documentation, experts say RootsMagic can't be beaten, and this latest version of the software edges out competitor Legacy Family Tree in this regard. The program also imports Genealogical Data Communication (GEDCOM) files nearly flawlessly and has thorough reports. Free technical support is also available (you don't get such support with the free version).