Saturday, 20 October 2018

Trends in genealogy software

According to Google Trends searches for Family Tree Maker continue to exceed those for four of the other most popular PC genealogy programs. Search volume for FTM has decreased substantially over the past five years to only a quarter that at the start of the period.
Second highest search volume is for Heredis. Based in France, and also popular in Quebec, it also shows similar declines.
I suspect the decline is due to a move to the cloud and smartphones. That's even though those apps are not as capable as genealogy software.

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