This further discussion has been brought about by a post by sandrabartman, so how do others see the continuation of Personal Historian and Family Atlas as separate programs outside of Rootsmagic?
Whilst Genealogy might be defined as the core purpose of Rootsmagic, Family History encompasses the publishing of quality reports and the mapping of family events. Whilst I am consumed by accurate mapping of communities and their movement I have not purchased Family Atlas as it is standalone and has no reverse interaction with the RM database, same with Personal Historian if I am not mistaken.
Family atlas seems a very competent program encompassing many wishes I have made for RM but I would not like to see the development of those areas within RM hindered by the fact they are in a companion program. It also seems from posts that Family Atlas development has been stalled since 2009 but despite that it can export to Google Earth and display timeline events through a date slicer and also has a pane for the facts associated with selected place.
Personally I would like to see the full features of PH and FA available in one deluxe program and also willing to pay extra for that program. I don't believe my dislike for fragmentation within a common project and data set is unique, jumping back and forward to achieve a reasonable related goal is not logical imo.
I wonder how others feel, I know there has been discussion before on an experts version of RM and I would never expect RM to provide all that functionality and quality for a $20 upgrade fee.
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