I am considering switching to RootsMagic from another program, and am trying it out via RM Essentials and the iOS app.
I am finding that navigating the pedigree view in the descendant direction is quite clumsy - taking five separate "clicks" to descend to anyone other than the oldest child. (1 - click on the current primary person, 2 - view full details, 3 - click on the desired child, 4 - Set Primary, 5 - select pedigree view again). Well, I guess I can cut that to 4 by clicking the Family view in place of the first 2 steps.
Hopefully, I'm just missing an even easier way. I reviewed all the forum postings, and while there were a couple about requiring multiple clicks in other cases, nothing I could find about this particular issue.
When I click on the arrow to the left of the current primary, it always seems to descend to the oldest child. If it defaulted to the child that was an ancestor of the root person, which is how RM Essentials seems to work, and how my current genealogy program+app work, that would generally cut down on the clicks. (If this is how it works for others on the iOS app, I'd be interested to know - I had to manually change the root person in my RM database after importing my gedcom, but that was definitely before transferring to the iOS app, so it should know the correct root person).
If the popup that is shown after clicking on a person in the pedigree view had a "Children" button in addition to "Parents" and "Spouses", that could cut it down to a tolerable 3 clicks.
Better, though, would be for the left arrow to bring up a popup of all possible children (this is what my current mobile app does, with path toward root person in a different color). And ideal, in my view, would be for a quick tap of the left arrow to descend toward the root, and a long press to bring up a popup of children.