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Osk

By Studlar Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 7, 2010

Osk is a mediocre genealogy program that allows users to create basic family trees. Although it works, its lack of features and some functional problems left us unimpressed.

The program's interface is basic and intuitive enough, allowing users to add people and associate them with other family members. There's plenty of room to add information about each person, including video, images, and sound. However, when it came time to actually view the family tree, we were not impressed with the results. Although the program offers four formats for family trees, they ranged from confusing to downright nonsensical. There is a Help button, but clicking it does absolutely nothing, which furthered our frustration. Also frustrating was the fact that clicking on a person's name within a certain context--an action that one would intuitively expect to open that person's details--resulted in an error message and the program crashing. We tried this repeatedly, and got the same result every time. (At least it's consistent.) Overall, between the weird family tree layouts, lack of Help file, and error messages, we don't see much to recommend this program. It's fairly basic by design, but can't seem to manage even what it's designed to do.

Osk has a 30-day trial period. It comes as a ZIP file but installs and uninstalls without issues. We do not recommend this program; there are many other genealogy programs that are more functional and effective.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.71.1

General

Release August 21, 2009
Date Added July 26, 2009
Version 4.71.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,906
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Osk allows you to work with genealogy information way. Keep track of friends, family, celebrities, and any other information that you want to keep track of. Some Features are: Full unicode support, Universal Binary, Uses multiple cpus if available, Create family trees, export them as pictures, and then export your information as a Web site, Makes it easy to handle difficult information about people.