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Family Tree Maker

The best family tree builders keep a lot of balls in the air: ease of use, data management, powerful research tools, high-quality charting and scrapbooking. Family Tree Maker comes as close to pulling

Family Historian

Family Historian 6 has a feature set that’s suited for novice family historians and serious genealogists alike. The research tools and GEDCOM accuracy make it a powerful program for tracking dow


RootsMagic genealogy software stores and organizes large volumes of data, such as marriage dates, health information, burial dates, occupations and religious affiliations. The interface is pleasant an

Legacy Family Tree

Legacy Family Tree 9 is a FamilySearch-certified genealogy software program that can integrate with online databases and genealogy services. Its outdated interface is reminiscent of Microsoft Word 200


Heredis 2018 is designed for both the researcher and the family tree builder. The customizable interface is among the easiest to learn and most efficient to use, but the charting tools and options mak


Fluenz uses a methodical, travel-centric approach to teach you how to greet new people, order in restaurants and buy items in convenience stores. It covers most of the important content we look for, i

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone takes a different approach to teaching than most of the Spanish learning software we tested. It teaches you Spanish the same way you learned English as a child – by total immersion

Rosetta Stone French

Rosetta Stone delivers French lessons through an easy-to-use online application and the best language-learning mobile app we reviewed. Rosetta Stone recently made its French lessons available for chea

Fluenz French

The French lessons in Fluenz progress smoothly through each step of the program. The activities in this program build on each other gradually, from simply repeating a word aloud, to writing an entire

Instant Immersion

Lessons in Instant Immersion primarily cover vocabulary to help you learn French. Each lesson follows the same formula, so you can start anywhere in the course and create your own learning path. Most

The Print Shop Professional

The Print Shop Professional was the first desktop publishing software to use templates and clip art to easily design posters and cards at home. The Print Shop effectively pioneered at-home desktop pub

Microsoft Publisher

As it's one of the many programs that come with Microsoft Office, there is a good chance you already have Publisher on your computer. It's been included with higher-end copies of Office for almost 20

The Print Shop Deluxe

The first Print Shop program was released 30 years ago for the Apple II. It was the first desktop publishing program to give its users a library of templates, fonts, graphics and photos they could arr

Design & Print

Design & Print Business Edition is basic desktop publishing software that features a fraction of the templates and art assets offered by competing software. And most of those offerings are of ques


Editor's note: Power DVD 18 Ultra is now available. Clicking the Buy button will take you to this version for purchase. We will post the new test results and reviews when we next test the DVD Player S

Zoom Player

Zoom Player is a good option for DVD player software if you don't mind a bit of a steep learning curve. Though the software isn't the most intuitive on our lineup, it comes with an artillery of guides


Sometimes it's nice to just plop down on your couch and watch a video without having to deal with a complicated player that takes forever to set up. BlazeDVD is a digital video player that offers you


WinDVD Pro 11 allows you to watch a large movie collection of both physical and digital formats all in one place. It lets you optimize video and audio settings and is packed with features so you get t

DVD X Player

The DVD X Player is a good option for playing videos on your laptop. You can tweak the audio and video settings for viewing optimization and even upscale standard-definition videos to HD. While it has

System Mechanic

Developed by iolo technologies, System Mechanic is a full suite of PC system utilities. Each tool is designed to optimize and maintain your computer’s performance, and the interface facilitates

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