I am impressed with Branches. I have seen version 1.0 of many genealogy programs and Branches version 1.0 is more complete than most other Windows programs were at the time they were first released. In addition, Mike Miller, one of the developers at Sherwood Electronics, has promised to add new features, based on customer feedback and suggestions. Today, he announced two such additions.
We got requests to add .PDF support to our multimedia feature and in so doing, we discovered that we could add all kinds of stuff. So the result is, if you have added the appropriate multimedia links say to an individual, you can: listen to his/her favorite music, watch a favorite video or movie, look at a birth certificate, review a .PDF file of a census, start reading a book about the person, and surf the net to a family organization...all from links for that individual. The feature is in the update version that will load automatically after you open Branches the next time.I suspect we will see more additions in coming weeks. Branches is available at http://www.branchesgenealogy.com/
Also, we kept getting requests to show places in Google Maps or Google Earth. So we added it. Just right click on an event and select "Show Event Place in Google Maps", and the map/terrain/etc. appears. It is more of a wow feature, but combined with the items above, one can have a whole screen of stuff going on...(your 27 inch would be ideal for this).
A graphical interface, opens up all kinds of possibilities.
Thought you might enjoy some more fun.