With its easy-to-use interface and depth of features RootsMagic has quickly established itself as one of the most popular family history programs around. Building on this solid base, the company have just announced version 3, which adds new features and extends the capabilities of existing ones.
Sharing data with others has been simplified with the inclusion of Shareable CD Creator that includes a home page with pictures and text. Users of GenSmarts will welcome the closer integration of the two packages and the ability to add suggestions directly to RootsMagic Inc's to-do list.
Among the many other enhancements are direct backup to CD; colour coding of individuals in printed material; marking of events and parts of notes as confidential; and direct import of data from later versions of PAF and Family Origins. On screen the number of generations in pedigree and descendant views has been increased and the individual's edit screen made resizeable.