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Editors' Review

by   / February 07, 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.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Studlar Software
Publisher web site http://www.studlar.net
Release Date July 26, 2009
Date Added July 26, 2009
Version 4.71.1

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Genealogy Software

Operating Systems

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

Download Information

File Size 2.71MB
File Name Osk.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,876
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95
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