I would only partly agree with Laura that her Acer Tablet is a fully functioning computer. When it has a keyboard and mouse attached it is a fully functioning computer. When they are not attached, it is not. I find genealogy software is a data intensive application; whether it is typing in information, correcting information or typing/selecting info in the custom reporting functions. Consequently I find it hard to believe that any such application would be designed to be primarily used on a Tablet (without keyboard and mouse) or an iPad type device. So from my point of view the right-click exists and the "hover" exists and they should be used more, not less, to give us greater insight into the data and improved navigation. The fact that features might not work on a Tablet would be just one of the compromises a Tablet user has (like slower typing through not having a proper keyboard); it should not be the justification for crippling functionality through working to the lowest common denominator. I am a big iPad user but not for one moment would I want the main Rootsmagic application to be reduced to "iPad compatibility" - for the real work I use a PC, with mouse, with keyboard. MVS.
When I quote another message, I usually try to omit the parts of the message that aren't salient to my response. But MVS's message is so well done that I can't find anything in it that I don't want to quote.
Even going back to the "good old days" of laptops, laptops are designed to be used without a mouse. They have a touchpad or similar pointing device instead. But I find a real mouse to be so critical to any intensive data entry application that I always use a real mouse with a laptop. You can get a decent mouse for a laptop for about $10.00 these days.
I know that Macs are extremely popular, but they come with a mouse that doesn't have right click and left click capability. I've always been incredulous that Apple doesn't consider that capability to be important, especially since if you plug a mouse with right click and left click into a Mac, the Mac supports right click and left click just fine. And again, you can get a decent mouse with right click and left click capability that will work on a Mac for about $10.00 these days.
I love my iPhone and my iPad, but they are simply not acceptable for extended use with data intensive applications. For such applications, a real keyboard and a real mouse will always be essential in my opinion. Software developers will ignore this truth at their own peril.
P.S. I know people who use a real keyboard and mouse with their iPad - BlueTooth I think, but I'm not sure.