Simple Family Tree
Full user review
"Simple, easy to use, and great for basic research."
Each individual gets their own entry. Uncluttered format. Nice automatic display of the family tree based on any individual. Allows flexibility with multiple marriages. Shows when family trees double-connect. Automatically creates back-up files.
If you put in more than allowed amout of text in the Notes section, the program will just close. (Last change before the crash is always saved.) No way to export out text reports for family members. (I have yet to try the Print Screen feature.)
I collected over 5000 names using this software. Easy to use, free shareware.
Too much text in the Notes section causes program to close. Split up text to two or more individuals. No big deal.
I did hit a couple errors when I mistakenly typed too fast and then mistakenly added someone as a spouse, who was already married to someone else, and then got an error message that asked me to fix an error using a text editor. (I used Notepad.)
If you're not very familiar with GEDcom coding, it can be very confusing. I didn't know how to fix the error, although I tried. In one case I just deleted the individual that had the error, and readded them.
If you tend to type very fast, be careful with the Control key. (Several shortcuts have been created, but I didn't mean to use them, a few times, and confused myself.)
From each individual's record you can view their Gedcom entry (it took me a while to try this, after entering all the names, pretty much one at a time). Then, if you're getting an error on anyone, you can look at their Gedcom entry, right at their individual box, and at least know which entry need editing.
I did most of my editing by using "right click" on each individual's box. Not everyone if comfortable with all the mouse clicks.
Software creator updates this pretty frequently. Cool website. Low key. Nice.