Works fine most the time. How can I un-crash it after it has crashed? Is there anything I can do? I did find on my own to use the settings app for the android to clear all databases on RootsMagic app. Now it's working great! Thank you for providing a way to take the family records with you when one goes out on the field and does research.
Good start Gorgeous! Not ready for mobile prime time. Crashes my Tab3 10.1 tablet often. Extremely slow for every action. Virtually impossible to edit anything. This is my favorite pc app. Too bad I can't have the same on my tablet. Will look elsewhere for now. Hope the devs will keep at it.
RootsMagic It will ONLY read files from dropbox. BAD! I don't use drop box, I ftp files to my tablet via wifi. The option to open a file from storage/local device does NOTHING! I am not impressed. I use RootsMagic on my laptop and like it, but the android version sucks
I like the Rootsmagic Software. I am doing autosomal DNA match research by creating individual trees for each match. I counted on being able to work on this project at my sister's house for Thanksgiving. It is not possible to CREATE a family tree. It may not be possible to add people to an exiting tree. Only button I could find is "edit". No toolbars, no menus. This app may be mostly for showing your trees to family! There are people who do all of their genealogical research using a tablet; obviously they are not using this app. Last, but hardly least, this app won't work except through Dropbox and you HAVE to link the app to Dropbox. Dropbox is the most dangerous, not to mention, the most useless, service, ever invented. Decide you don't want to store any given file or folder on ANY device, or on Dropbox itself, and it auto-deletes from ALL your devices! Legacy Family Tree has an app that allegedly is actually funcitonal. You can create trees, and you can sync through USB if you want to, just for starters. I prefer Rootsmagic, I find it much easier to use, but the fact that I can't use it on a tablet will definitely shape my choices of genealogical software.
Installed, followed the instructions exactly and nothing shows up on the android device, not even a "refresh" button they they state that apparently is in the upper right, nothing there. Doublechecked dropbox to make sure that there was a rootsmagic folder with the gedcom file in it. After getting help from RM admins on their facebook page it was determined that gedcom will not work but RM database file had to be imported into dropbox, finally got the app to work. The pedigree view is basically only readable with a handheld magnifying glass if it is a smartphone, but a little better with family and individual views. From my experience with them, they do try hard to help and the customer service has been good. I am confident that this app will evolve and get better.
Good. May 7, 2015: My original review in July 2014 said RM was nearly useless because of tiny print, and unreliability. On my old Galaxy S3 (KitKat), it often only started after several retries. On my Galaxy Note 4 (Lollipop): RM installed, linked w/Dropbox, loaded local database, then stopped. UPDATE: it now works fine! Thank you!
The ability to delete files that have been downloaded from Dropbox to the device.
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