Here is a table of the programs with the highest ratings:
The list above and on the site includes stand-alone genealogy programs, online family trees, and utility programs that perform specific tasks (e.g., GenSmarts).
The user can select a number of genealogy programs for comparisons in many categories and sub-categories. Here is one I did for Family Tree Maker 2012, Legacy Family Tree 7.5, RootsMagic 5 and Family Tree Builder 6.0, all of which I have and use (7 screen shots in approximate order):
As I looked through these comparisons, I saw what I thought were errors in the ratings (I think the green check means the feature is included, and the orange X means the feature is not included). I'm not going to highlight the possible errors I thought I saw (other than what I note below).
These ratings don't seem to include some software features like Source citation templates and standardized place lists.
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