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  • Powerful

  • I started using GRAMPS about 5 years ago. Every now and then a evaluate other genealogy software but so far I always returned to GRAMPS. What I like about the software is its flexibility and features, especially the management of sources and places. When you start using GRAMPS it has a rather steep learning curve. But once you have developed an understanding where you store things like places, sources, repositories, etc. within GRAMPS the entry of data is very efficient. Though, I have to admit the UI is not the prettiest one in the market of genealogy software, GRAMPS does its job of handling even huge databases of ancestors. A wiki system is available as a documentation and help systems. There you will find even "How-tos" of the main work-flows within GRAMPS. There is no single manual. So, one has to be prepared to spend some time looking for the appropriate information. What makes it even worse is the fact that currently 2 major releases (3.x and 4.x) are maintained in parallel. Thus, one have to figure out whether the help given in the wiki applies to the release you are using. So, IMHO the documentation needs a radical brush-up and update which will help especially beginners in getting to know the software. One the other hand, there is an active community of users and developers answering questions within hours. So, if you expect a comprehensive manual you will be disappointed.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Même la petite Puppy linux arrive a faire tourer Gramps, application vraiment professionnelle. Une merveille de qualité, application très aboutie. Bon il faut remplir les cases. Vous pouvez y inscrire vos ancêtres, mais aussi vos contemporains avant qu'ils ne soient morts. Vous leur passez un coup de fil s'il vous manque des éléments. C'est mieux que de demander aux descendants !

  • I found this app bundled in fedora 19 when I converted from Windows. How fortuitous!! I had been using rootsmagic on windows which I liked alot. I had a learning curve but then genealogy is complicated. I think this app is simply great! Notice I have not rated support -- that is only because I have not called on them. The extensive documentation covering both technical aspect of the application and subject matter of the field and intuitive design, justly described, of the application has precluded my need to ask for help.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • great project

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Gramps est tout simplement parfait. Très convivial, il satisfera le débutant, et les passionnés de généalogie. Il peut même servir pour des personnes qui ne sont pas décédées. On peut tracer tous les événements de sa vie, ce qui rendra service à nos descendants, si nous en valons la peine !

  • AVAST PRO antivirus gave start the installation, informing about the virus in the installation package GrampsAIO-4.1.1-86bfff_win32_py27.exe.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • I have found this to be a very useful package in researching my family tree. However, there are several areas that could be improved. I had just got used to using the old Census gramplet, but now I find the new new method of entering Census data confusing and difficult to follow. The whole documentation needs a thorough update (in my opinion) - it just hasn't kept in line with the numerous changes. The second major gripe is that Windows is treated like a poor orphan. Releases are lagging behind - whilst minority platforms such as Unix and Mac always seem to be up to date. One thing I am pleased about is that Windows 10 is supported but there are occasional crashes. So in summary this is a good package (particularly as it is all open source and free) but could be so much better.

  • very easy to use

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Lots of potential however the program crashes (in windows 7) every hour and now the windows-controls have disappeared and the window cannot be resized. I applied for bug account but never received the verification (20 hours and waiting). The interface is confusing and many simple features are missing like a middle name field. adding parents is a tedious task.

  • The developers have put a lot of time into this program and made it quite complex. There lies the problem. The program is not well organized, with options scattered in seemingly random places. There is also so much useless garbage in this program that it becomes very clumsy. Using "given name" and "surname" instead of first and last name is just plain clumsy. Having options for 7 different calendar types when nobody has used anything by the Gregorian calendar in the last 1,000 years is a perfect example of what's wrong with this program. It seems as if they typed up a list of 1,000 features in Latin, then ran it through Google translate, then implemented them all willy-nilly.

  • Gramps 4.x will not install on Peppermint Ice. I get the following: Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: python2.7 I cannot find and install python2.7. Have installed 2.6 and 3.0 but still get the message and installation stop.

  • Thank you very much! Can be simplified? Hello from Russia!

  • Thank you for your work.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • very good project, thanks!

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Thanks for so usefull software.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Simply the best genealogy software. Ability to produce the most accurate and detailed graph charts, with full control over the persons involved. And of course 100% Unicode! (this comment may seem redundant but unicode support should not be taken for granted - major commercial programms do not support it).

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Thanks! Really)

  • very good project, thanks!

  • I am voting thumbs-down ... not for GRAMPS, but for Cynthia Anderson. Why waste your time to give a review when Cynthia Anderson just copies and past your review and get the credit for it? Would she be so quick as to steal program or creative ideas?

  • I am voting thumbs-down for <b>Cynthia Anderson</b> also. She is a fraud that should not be allowed on SourceForge, She is a discredit to your organization. I totally agree that she copy and pasted "HER REVIEW" from a post earlier by ganerd. She even copied his misspelled words, Photoshop. She knew his was an intelligent answer and stole and posted it as her own.We don;t need ppl on here so unauthentic as to simply duplicate someone else review. If she will highjack his review, she would highjack, and counterfeit any program on her and claim it had hers. People like that are a danger to programmers, creators, to sourceforge, even to themselves. Why would I, as a programmer place software on her only to have a counterfeiter copy and take credit for it?

  • My thumbs down vote is not for GRAMPS, it is for a member called Cynthia Anderson and SourceForge's willingness to allow her to stay a member, whn the only things she does is copy and past. She HAS to be an awful person! She is getting credit for the most helpful thumbs-down vote ... yet she copy and pasted it WORD FOR WORD from the review that ganerd had posted MUCH earlier. Needless to say without ANY credit to him. Do we have to have. AS*HOLES like that on here? I would never make any comment due to her willingness to copy it and take credit for it.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Nice work! Getting better every release.

    2 users found this review helpful.
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