2005 Mac Bible Software Survey Responses

100 Mac Users Speak Out About Bible Software.

by David Lang (Posted: 5/4/05)

The First 100

Each year, after CMUG's annual Mac Bible Software Survey has been closed, we post an article summarizing the survey results, and publish the text of each individual survey response (edited only to remove names and e-mail addresses). This year, we're doing things a little differently. Although the survey is still ongoing, we're going to publish the first 100 responses now, along with some basic statistical information.

We're doing this for several reasons. First, for those who are interested in reading the individual responses to the survey, publishing them a little at a time should make them easier to digest. Second, we're hoping that those of you who have not yet taken the survey will be motivated to voice your own opinions. And third, after two years we're finally getting better at managing all this information and gleaning meaningful statistics, so we're better able to publish them on the fly.

The Bird's Eye View

The following charts are designed to give you a bird's eye view of the current survey results. Obviously, these statistics will change as long as the survey remains open, but here's how things currently stand.

Operating Systems Used:


 

Primary and Secondary Bible Software Used:


 

Primary Bible Software Used:


 

Primary Bible Software Broken Down by Ministry Involvement:

 


The First 100 Survey Responses

 


1. (Received: 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: T. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister, Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     On 1 year break for Studies, so student also

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     like the quick links to Anchor, BDB, NIDNTT, NINDOTT, IVP, Etc.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Sometimes, it is hard for me to get it to search for words not in Lexical form... I may be me but I wish it were easier.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I would really like to be able to have an integrated Data Base, where I can have all my libary. So when I need Phil 4:6 every book in my libary would also be searched and a page refrence was given.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     PC Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Logos

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a PC

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Almost Never

What do you like best about this software?
     I like the vast number of books avalible, but I have to admit I haven't used it in 6 months, I just don't like to turn on my PC.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I like Accordance, wish that there were more books. I was thinking of buying the MAc Logos, but I have replaced all of my important books, so I may not.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     I am thinking of buying Bible software for my Palm, but I haven't yet. Maybe soon..... but I am not sure if I would use it. It would be nice to have the word with me always though.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Help us create a user DB where we can add all the refrences from books within the Libary, and then share the DB with otherrs.

 

 


2. (Received: 4:05 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: C. M.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Other

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance Forum

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister, Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use, variety of modules.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     A quick look up Dashboard widget would be nice!

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Critical apparatus (different uncials etc.)

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I would only recommend accordance

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     I honestly couldn't think of anything!

 

 


3. (Received: 4:07 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: J. D.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Missionary

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     Postgraduate work

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Runs natively with an easy interface to use and quick searches making it fast and useful.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     More texts being added faster.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     More modern commentaries such as Word Commentaries.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Other          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Logos in Virtual PC

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a Mac using a PC Emulator

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     Lots of text making it easy for me to maintain my library electronically cutting down on the number of bookd being shipped as I travel as a missionary.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     A Native OSX version is needed and one is promised which will make this a great competetor to Accordance which I beleive to be healthy for the market.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     I use Laridian My Bible for Palm PDA's

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     At present I would recommend Accordance as being the best native Bible program availiable today.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     Accordance is a great program but could use more availiable text to make it an alternative to having physical texts. Logos is more of a catchall electornic library thus it is very useful as an overal library. Accordance on the mac has the best interface and fastest search which makes it the best program and most useful overall.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Provide more text and continue to focus on a user friendly gui or interface.

 

 


4. (Received: 4:14 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: Dr. D. G. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Missionary, Biblical Scholar/Professor, Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Great variety of tools; speed ofo searching, Hebrew, Greek, different versions, Notes

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Cost is a factor in Accordance. I realize the modular format, but it does get quite expensive for several versions and background sources

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


5. (Received: 4:26 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: M. P.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister, Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     I am a Jesuit seminarian, and also a student of the Hebrew Scriptures.

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Great searching abilities, fantastic lookup abilities (in the lexicons, etc), nice variety of modules available.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Use unicode fonts internally, so I can change to nicer looking Hebrew and Greek fonts. Barring that, make the Accordance fonts look better on the screen. Include the bibliographic information for translations of documents. (Many documents in the Catholic collection currently lack this.) Improve headings in the collections (many documents have standard paragraph numbers which are not included.)

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     A Hebrew grammar, like Gesenius.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is hands-down the best on the mac. Its searching ability and ability to dig deeper are unparalleled. It can be a little user-hostile, but version 6 is much better than previous versions.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     The combination of great resources and pretty good user-friendliness in the newer versions of Accordance make it hte best choice.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep up the good work!

 

 


6. (Received: 5:03 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: M. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance email list

Ministry Involvement:
     Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Grammatical search capabilities

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Anti-alias display (fonts and diagrams); align verses across panes (by including white space where necessary in some panes); switch to Cocoa!

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     WIVU database; searchable critical apparatus (both as found in the SESB software).

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Other          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Emdros (http://emdros.org/)

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Allows for searching texts beyond the word level (i.e. phrase, clause, etc.) and allows for tagging of texts beyond lexical tagging.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     GUI

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     NET Bible

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     For any work with original languages I would have to recommend Accordance, although the situation will be more complex once competing products are released later in the year.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     For the purposes of scholarly study of the OT, the abilities available in the SESB software currently surpass any other available software, largely because of the ability to search critical information and access the WIVU database. While this remains the case, Windows users have a clear advantage. If SESB is ported to Mac, this would (for OT scholars) have a decisive advantage over other packages for the Mac.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


7. (Received: 5:26 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name:

How did you find out about this survey?
     Other

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance Users' Forum

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer, Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Seminarian

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Too much to list! Functions, Searches & options, Users' Tools & Notes, available add-ons (e.g., sources).

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Smyth's Greek Grammar...!!!!!!!!!!!!! Preacher's Commentary Set edited by Lloyd Ogilvie (Nelson Publ.) Word Biblical Commentary Set (Nelson Publ.)

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accord: tagged Apostolic Fathers, Rahlf's Septuagint, BAR archives, & more. Limiting factor: cost.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


8. (Received: 5:36 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: J.A. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     very complete

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     john macarthur bible studies

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     logos, if they make a mac version......PRICE!!

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


9. (Received: 5:36 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: D. M. C.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     text searches

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     notes to New Jerusalem Bible, more Catholic commentaries and documents

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I am familiar only with Accordance.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I couldn't care less!

Please Explain:
     My computer use is totally Mac.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Catholics read the Bible. There are notes, commentaries, and documents that we find valuable.

 

 


10. (Received: 6:59 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: R. R.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Lower price for some modules, like Expositor's Commentary

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     iLumina          Version: 5.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     The photos

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The gui is TERRIBLE! Just a PC port. Make it Mac-like.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     MyBible software for Palm

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is best study. iLumina is good for new Christians.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I couldn't care less!

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     no

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Take the time and make the gui Mac-like. Don't just port some PC stuff.

 

 


11. (Received: 9:29 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: B. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Bible centered

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Internet Bibles          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     ESV bible at Desiring God web site

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     ESV bible... quick, easy lookup

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     I am an Oracle programmer(PC) for the Dept of Navy (17 years) and cannot duplicate an interface with the ease of use as presented in Accordance

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     none

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     keep it bible centric

 

 


12. (Received: 10:18 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: M. N.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     breadth of tools

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     easier to use

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     YES! Baker New Testament Commentaries

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     AGES Library          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     available works

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     very difficult to work with

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


13. (Received: 10:29 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: L. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use, integration, sophistication

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Better link to MS Word

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Word Biblical Commentary, Works of Tozer, more complete illustration package, NASB Greek tag similar to NIV G/K.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     AGES Library          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Almost Never

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Started with Ages, and still use it some for research, but am more interested in current studies and research.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     No

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     No question, Accordance Bible Software. It is easy to use and well integrated with all that is needed for serious study.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     Integration is superior than what I have used on a PC. The only down side that I see with Accordance is that it is limited in available new add-ons.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     I'd like to see more offered to add to my Accordance Software. It was wonderful when EBC and IVP series was added. By comparison, I think Logos offers a lot of unnecessary frills that may impress the uninitiated. I am looking for series commentaries and works that will help give greater insight into the scriptures.

 

 


14. (Received: 10:30 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: J. O.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     it is simply the best...

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     more titles...

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     quick easy access...

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     titles...

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     have online bible finally get an os x version out the door...

 

 


15. (Received: 10:57 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: L. P.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations, Other

Please Explain:
     Counseling aid

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.x

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Language study possibilities; choice of translations and modules; frequent updates

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     A few more "old" possibilites from Online Bible, such as checking for a word or phrase across all translations at once and an "F key" feature

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Study Bible notes other than the NIV. Specifically the "Reformation Study Bible"

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     iLumina          Version: 2.x

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Fun animations, some good charts for teaching classes

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     It crashes and corrupts far too often!

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Better translations of the Bible

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     AGES

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I simply recommend Accordance as it can be as simple or as involved as a person wants to make it.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     Every time I look at what my "Windows brothers" have to go through I am convinced that there is not a program in the Windows world that can touch Accordance for ease of use and depth of information.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     None that I am aware of at this time.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Focus on good, solid Bible study helps and leave the modern day "fluff" items to the PC guys.

 

 


16. (Received: 11:07 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: G. M.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Other

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     email

Ministry Involvement:
     None

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     It is powerful and easy to search with

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Simplify the interface. Improve font appearance. Include basic resources, like a Strongs Concordance wih the basic backage, without additional charge.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3a

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Simple. Fonts are beautiful.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Hilighter colors. Addition of background colors. Note-taking features.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Wait and see how good the new Quickverse Bible for Mac is when it is released. Until then, use the freeware MacSword program.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     However, Windows Bibles are cheaper. Accordance is way over-priced.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Avoid over-pricing. Bibles are essentially text programs, and should not be as expensive as programs full of heavy graphics etc.

 

 


17. (Received: 11:40 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2005)

Name: REV. S. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     easy to use interface, powerful, ability to make my own usertools, easy to type greek and hebrew

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The ability to format user tools. I imported my dogmatics notes into a user tool. But it is in a huge outline format. So, the paragraph formatting is really ugly. Likewise, the ability to put tables in the notes and user tools would be a great improvement. The mapping module has much potential, but is very difficult to learn and use. This module needs to be streamlined

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     the addition of Lutheran resources (luther's works, book of concord, or some of the stuff which happen to be in this logos collection: ( http://www.logos.com/products/details/1753 ))

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Concordia self study bible (as a decent study bible), Today's light bible (a good devotional bible)

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     If quality is your top priority, then go with accordance. If quantity and access to specific commentaries and other works, then wait for Logos.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     Accordance is the program that brought me to the mac. I used Logos on my pc and hated the horrible, non-intelligent approach to the design of the program. I only have 8 to 15 hours to work on a sermon. I don't need to waste time opening and closing windows. Accordance was an impressively different approach to bible software. It had amazing features and excellent lexicons.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     1. fight to get good resources, not just texts, not just good commentaries. Strive to get both. 2. continue to appreciate your target market: the mac user, the person who pays a little extra with the huge assumption that the developer would obsess over seemingly trivial things,( like the user interface)

 

 


18. (Received: 12:02 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: K. F.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     iLumina          Version: gold

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     The cost

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     It's flash based (or something similar) which means it's pretty set in how things appear. Being able to have multiple views open at the same time would be helpful

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     It would be great if more Bible texts were available, though I don't think it's necesarily the market they were looking for.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Internet Bibles          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     www.biblegateway.com

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     The multiple versions

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     It would be nice if it could take common spelling mistakes on book names and take a guess as to what I meant, particularily when there is such a limited number of books it has to figure out what I mean. (eg. I don't spell Habbakuk very often, but it seems like each time I spell Habakuk, I spell Habakkuk differently). I know I should learn to spell, but it would be especially helpful to take into account more possible abreviations, instead of shunting me to the Table of Contents page, which is especially annoying when I'm doing a multiple passage search.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I picked up iLumina because it was inexpensive, and used some of the pictures and movies in children's groups and for preaching, particularily if someone makes frequent use of multimedia in teaching it would be very helpful.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I haven't used much Windows software.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     I would have most likely purchased Accordance, as I had something of a software budget last year, but they didn't return my phone calls (3) or e-mail (1) with some questions I had. With that being the case, I didn't have much faith in an internet purchase incase something went wrong.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     From what I've heard of Accordance, it is really very good, but returning calls is essential. If Quickverse and Logos release software that is equally good, and accesible in Canada easily, they'll get my $$$'s on accesability.

 

 


19. (Received: 12:41 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: E. J.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister, Missionary, Paid church/ministry staff

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     strong, currrent resources

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     wannt more commontaries

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     discipleship magazine which I have in a step compatible product that I no longer use since moving to mac

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I switched to mac because of accordance

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     more products available for windows some of it is good most of it is average

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     would like to copy and paste to a word program more easilly. need to have better access to training so that I can better utilize accordance.

 

 


20. (Received: 1:26 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: M. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     resources, interface

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     resources, some display settings that allow me to set the display for all texts open (i.e. size, font, etc)

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     TDNT 10 Vol; modern commentary sets, ISBE rev,

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     PC Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Logos

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a Mac using a PC Emulator

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     the wealth of resouces available and the price they are frequently available for...

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     made for a mac... which is happening in the end of this year...

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is the only real choice for the serious student of Scripture who wants access to translations, original language, modern dictionary sets, etc.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     Accordance is a better interface for doing word studies, etc. But Logos is indispensable for the sheer volume of resources available. Accordance is a working tool; Logos is a portable library that can fit on my computer.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep forging ahead on the interface and the production of resources at a reasonable price. I do feel that many of the titles for Accordance seem more expensive than the equivalent package in Logos... esp the sets

 

 


21. (Received: 1:33 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: B. R.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Sermon Preparation, As an Aid in Writing, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.4.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Easy to look up words and verses.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I'd like a chain reference system like the Online Bible has where you click on a verse and it brings up verses on the same subject. I miss that a lot.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     No

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     AGES Library          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Seldom

What do you like best about this software?
     Lots of references at an inexpensive price.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I don't really like having to use Adobe Acrobat to use it.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Perhaps some more modern works. Most of the Bible programs use such old works that they are often too out of date to use.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Love the Online Bible the most, but I had to stop using it when they didn't upgrade it to OS X. I don't use any classic applications anymore. I've been put off by the fact that they continually promised to bring it out and then we never saw anything produced.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I think Accordance is the best one we have for OS X. I don't find it as intuitive to use as the Online Bible was. I really don't use it as a reference program as I thought I would. I use it more for just cutting and pasting verses for sermons etc. I find the interface to clunky and cluttered. I still hope the Online Bible will come out for OS X with an aqua feel to it. Accordance still doesn't seem like a native OS X program to me.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Price is what usually holds me back. I've invested a lot of money in Accordance and its modules, but I'd still switch back to the ONline Bible if they ever finish it. I'm interested to see what the Logos software will be like on the Mac. I don't like programs that are simply ported to the Mac, but look and feel like Windows programs. I want native, Mac programs that take advantage of OS X.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Get more modern works into your product and keep the prices down. Pastors just don't usually have a lot of money to spend on this stuff.

 

 


22. (Received: 1:38 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: C. E. C. JR.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Has the resources I need.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I also use chinese Language so I turn to MacSword, but it doesn't integrate modules well.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     UBS Translators Handbooks, Bible Study outlines and Questions, eg. Logos Lesson Builder or others for Youth, Especially Sunday School Curriculum.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Palm Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     BibleReader Plus latest and Bible+ 3.1.11

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a handheld/PDA

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Portability and lookup when not near Mac or need to look at something not on Accordance

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Bible+ = I would be willing to pay for some of the modules I use on Accordance or BibleReader Plus. BibleReader Plus = I would like it to scoll like Bible+ and be as fast, it is too slow AND the interface is lowres and outdated.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     NINTC by Howard Hendriksen as well as EBC and UBS Handbooks for the Bible+ 3.1.11

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     MacSword for Chinese at the computer(Palm Bible+ has Chinese)

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance has the edge in resources and MacSword in that it is free, but the announcement that Logos will do Mac makes it complicated, thoughI believe they are way too expensive. all others previously I thought inferior to Accordance so I invested there and have been very happy.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     I believe the useage of the Mac software and interface is better than the PC, but the available resources for the PC are far more numerous. and cheaper.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     $ missionary salary just doensn't make it possible to.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Anything that is an e-book available for the Palm PDA's should be available. Most of those texts are essential reading and looking at Bible College and Seminary Course books should give an idea what people are reading or need to read.

 

 


23. (Received: 1:50 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: C. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Military chaplain

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.4.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Greek/Hebrew resources

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Maybe it will already do this and I haven't figured it out, but I miss the exportable/scrollable/clickable list of search results on word searches that The Word Processor (BRS) had.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Phillips maybe?

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     WORD Processor/BRS          Version: 6.3C

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Almost Never

What do you like best about this software?
     The exportable/scrollable/clickable list of search results on word searches.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Hasn't been supported since mid 90's

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Hasn't been supported since mid 90's

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I have not checked out the competition to Accordance.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     I bought Accordance after last year's survey results.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Please keep developing for the Mac, and thanks for your great work!

 

 


24. (Received: 1:54 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: J. G.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacSword          Version: 1.2beta

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     The ability to look up different verses, words, etc. The ability to create my own 'Parallel Bible' by using different translation of the text in the same window. The 'floating window' that gives different information based on the link in the window.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The ability to more features similar to 'e-Sword'. The ability to add 'STEP' libraries.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Definately! I think it needs a TON more resources in every category. I realize that it is difficult to add and work on these features but, certainly, there should be a way that we can all work together and be able to use each others modules. I would like to see the ESV and NLT of the Bible added. As well as more Reformed/Episcopal/Anglican resources added.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Internet Bibles          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     NetBible (bible.org/netbible); New Living Translation (newlivingtranslation.com)

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     The study aids. They are amazing.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     The down side that I see on most of the Mac apps is the lack of modules. It seems that most of them ones offered are the same whether free or purchased (which I don't understand). In the Windows side of it, there are a lot more modules to their existing apps and more being added all the time. Again, I wished there was a way we could work together on this and not be like most other application companies. That is, only catering to one OS and not the other.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     There seems to be more features on the Windows side than the Mac side. I don't know if I would consider either 'better' than the other, but they both have their strengths. Right now, since I am using a Mac solely, I wished there were MORE features for the Mac apps. I miss them from my Windows days.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     The biggest set back for any of the apps (Windows or Mac) is the price. Especially when you can see apps like e-Sword or Online Bible where most of their modules are FREE. I can't justify spending the kind of money some of these other companies are asking.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Work together to be able to use each others modules. The GUI will be different (and should be) to help with the taste of the individual but we need to help each other get the same modules for each app. That way the user can decide on the interface and not feel let down because of the modules.

 

 


25. (Received: 2:28 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: K. W.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     None, Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Student at university-level

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Other          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Pdf-file of Reformationsbibeln (swedish modern translation)

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     It's the most reliable translation

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Well, it would be nice to have it Thml.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     N/A

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     It's in swedish.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     -

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Yes, the Reformationsbibeln and Bibel2000 (both in swedish)

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Go-Bible, a version for my mobile phone. http://www.onthenet.com.au/~jolon/Welcome.html

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Well, since none of the commonly used translations to swedish are available in Thml I would recommend them to buy the rtf version of Bible2000 or even better, download the free translation of Reformationsbibeln in pdf.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Windows Bible Software is better than that available for Mac

Please Explain:
     The windows versions tend to have been around longer and thus 'collect' more features during the years. In the future Mac-version will catch up. And pass!

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accordance. And now Logos. The lack of current swedish Bibleversions is holding me back. As so often before...

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Find out which versions are mostly used in the different european countries and include them in your deals. There are several versions available in every country and offer the copyright holders a percentage of the sales. Try with say three european packages; a scandinavian+english, a western+english and an eastern+english. Then perhaps both sales and customers can 'meet halfway'.

 

 


26. (Received: 3:23 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: M. P.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Full-time traveling evangelist

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, As an Aid in Writing

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.4.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     The ease of use.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Widget for dashboard, a searchable illustration program

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Biblical illustrator

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     AGES Library          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     The variety of volumes available

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is bad to the bone. :-)

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Bring a great illustration program to the market.

 

 


27. (Received: 3:31 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: L. V. G. III

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     None

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up, Other

Please Explain:
     Correspondence with friends in various countries.

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3a

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Diversity in languages, books and support material.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Multilingual version

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Dutch NBG 1951 translation

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     No real objective opinion because I use only one and therefore cannot compare

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I do not use Windows

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     no.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Multilingual development of the software

 

 


28. (Received: 3:46 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: M. H.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacSword          Version: 1.2Beta

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Better toolbars to provide access to features easily

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Availablity of copyrighted texts eg. NIV would be helpful

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Palm Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     BiblePlus Laridian

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     Portability

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Logos - Windows PC BibleTime - Linux PC

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     MacSword - free, good features, constant development Accordance - the standard on the Mac but expensive. Logos - watch this space!

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Windows Bible Software is better than that available for Mac

Please Explain:
     I approach my Bible software more as an electronic library. For this reason the functionally and useability of Logos is hard to beat Also I have such a large investment in resources in Logos I do not want to have to pay again for the same books in Mac format

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accordance - I have used demos of this and it is very good. Price means that I cannot afford to own it!

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep up the great work but can you work on developing a portable document format that is cross platform (Windows OSX and Linux) and software independent. I hate being stuck with one product because of the investment I have made in electronic books

 

 


29. (Received: 4:01 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: P. A.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     None

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.0

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Great user interface - intuitive. Does everything I need. Very customisable.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     None

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I don't know much about the other options, except Online bible which I used years ago. I would always recommend Accordance without hesitation.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


30. (Received: 4:10 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: J. N.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Biblical Scholar/Professor, Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS 9 or below

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     A big library of materials available and every module is integrated into the program

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     More spanish libraries

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Biblioteca electrónica Caribe, Edición profesional http://www.caribebetania.com/caribe/product(underline)detail.asp?dept(underline)id=100&sku;=0899226566

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Internet Bibles          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     www.biblegateway.org/ www.greekbible.com/index.php

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     MBS its more easy to use, is more integrated than WBS

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Please more spanish librearies!!

 

 


31. (Received: 4:58 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: N. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3a

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     the library and the easy way to access the information

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     better search

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     niv

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     library, features and ease of use

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     There is more variety in Windows

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accordance, the price

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     content and access to it is the main thing. But all else is welcome.

 

 


32. (Received: 5:00 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: G. H.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Superb range of texts and tools, plus own notes facility

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Contextual (right-click) menus

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     I have a copy of Mac Online Bible but have just about given up hope of an OS X version. I don't use Classic at all.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I don't think anything comes near Accordance, but I'd probably recommend somebody with not much money or just wanting an occasional use to try MacSword

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     Accordance!

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


33. (Received: 5:20 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: J. H.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer, Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Teacher, student

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use. Quick lexical reference ability. I'm just starting to use some of the more advanced features.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     It's not really an improvement in the software, but I would like to see a training video, especially for the more advanced features, to demonstrate different search capabilities.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I would like to see more 2nd Temple period writings, especially grammatically tagged. I realize this is difficult, and probably not one of the most requested features. I would also like to see more journals available.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I would look up the articles on CMUG's site about the different software pieces. I would also let them try out Accordance on my computer, to see if they like it. (Which I have done several times.)

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     The Logos system from Parsons, has more journals available, and for some people that is important. However, it is hard to argue for a more compelling piece of software than Accordance, for scholarly work.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep good communication with your customers. Ask them regularly, what they like and don't like. Make sure your software is a good "citizen" of the Mac look and feel.

 

 


34. (Received: 5:38 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: P. G.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3a

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     The look & feel, the free software license

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Revidierte Elberfelder (German)

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     The question doesn't apply well, as I'd not recommend a purchase, but free software. I give donations for free software rather than purchasing commercial bibel software. Apart from the lack of access to some translations, MacSword covers most of my needs so I have no longer compared to other software.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     The time I have used Windows bible software is too long ago.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     If you can, make your application free & open-source, and allow donations rather than charging for the binaries. Free bible software encourages the study of God and His word (and the development of the tools) more than the commercial approach.

 

 


35. (Received: 6:10 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: D. D.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     sound/media

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Other          Version: 3.03

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     hyper bible

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS 9 or below

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     word search. several paralell translations, access to strongs and meanings of Greek and Hebrew

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     N/A because developers no longer wupport it and haven't for years.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     printable maps, study aids to help my wife prepare sunday school lessons

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     don't use the internet programs because my connecton speed is slow enough that it is difficult.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     In my area I have not found any other Bible study programs for the Mac

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accordance Lack of funds

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


36. (Received: 6:36 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: A. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Sermon Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     It has the most translations

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The way it is sold, the way more translations are sold

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Palm Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Bible R+

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a handheld/PDA

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Portability

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Serach window needs improving, I keep 'going' rather than 'searching'. NIV 'triangles' should be optional.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Try the demos of as many as you can. Accordance was the best last time I checked, but is very expensive and a pain in the neck to order, especially from outise U.S..

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I couldn't care less!

Please Explain:
     I don't do Microsoft - I'm a Christian.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accordance amplified - I have to order a CD. Can't I just download it?

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     It's the translations that sell.

 

 


37. (Received: 6:41 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: V. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Palm Software          Version: current

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     palmbible+

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a handheld/PDA

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Open and free, possible to self-make moduls

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.2b

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     Simple interface, free software, good integration in OSX, Sword standard format

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


38. (Received: 6:47 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: J. M.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     I also use macsword and blue letter bible

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     includes textus receptus vs wescott n hort. includes LXX & BHM. it is quick- simple- awesome. worth waithing 40 seconds once a day to boot up classic mode.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     no one else seems to have the 1881 revision in greek except the OLB this is vital to understand the differences between most modern dynamic equivolence versions vs the textus receptus like the geneva bible and the kjv bible.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     small quick free

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     accordance to too much $$$ and doesn't have the 1881 in greek vs the lxx and the TR etc...

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     i have installed OLB for windows- not even close to OLB for Mac.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     It is vital to understand what happened in 1881 at the revision dominated by wescott & hort.

 

 


39. (Received: 6:57 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: R. C.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     More bible versions, more recent commentaries

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     New Living Translation, NIV

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 3.5.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     It is a great overall piece of software, but the fact that it is still in Classic OS and not OSX means I settle for for something else. It is the ONLY reason I even still have classic on my machine.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Get the long awaited, long promised OSX version out.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Long ago I used to use QuickVerse on the PC. The fact that a Mac version is coming out, at a reasonable price point is very exciting news.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I have not used the commercial Mac Bible software recently - I'd love to if they had a 15 day trial version with everything usable. The investment is a bit expensive for trial and error shopping.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Make time limited trial versions available. Price the software reasonably, Don't treat the Mac as a second-class citizen

 

 


40. (Received: 7:02 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: Dr. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Retired Bible teacher

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 3.5.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use, packaged components

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Ported/native OSX version. LONG, LONG, LONG OVERDUE!!!

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     Haven't used a PC in years.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Price and having to learn a new system.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


41. (Received: 8:11 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: R. H.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     iBible          Version: 2.6

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Special Copy

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     an update, translations,

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     too many to list here

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     free, lots of translations

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     interface

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I'm to cheap to purchase ilumina or accordance.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     ilumina

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     n/a

 

 


42. (Received: 8:16 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: D. C.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, As an Aid in Writing

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 3.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Interface: being able to see multiple notes, including editing my own, without opening & closing windows

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     OS X Native version

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     No, I use Accordance for the rest

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     Powerful features

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The biggest is a scrollable, syncable user notes edit window like OLB. In fact, that's what keeps me from using Accordance full-time. Increasing the number of user tools in a set would be good, too. And the ability to import pdf's to user tools would be awesome.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Luther's Works

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Ages software library: Cheapest way to church the Church Fathers and others. I hate having to use Acrobat Reader 4 in Classic, though.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Look at Accordance. If you can afford the modules you need, get that. It's by far the most powerful. If you just want it for looking up verses, etc., just use OLB or MacSword, although OLB is a wholelot better if you can tolerate Classic.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Well, LOGOS isn't available yet, but its system requirements and price will deter me when it comes.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Interface: reduce the steps. It's a Mac, after all!

 

 


43. (Received: 8:27 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: F. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Non-paid church/ministry staff (storing up my treasure in Heaven :-) )

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     Fantastic searching ability and hooks into Strongs.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Ability to choose book chapter and verse from a drop down menu. (ala MacSword)

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3a

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     SPEED, SPEED, SPEED, and SPEED

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Not for what I use it for, which is quick verse reference.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     " "

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Bible+ for Palm. Great for mobile use when it might not be possible to carry my Bible with me.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Try the open source options first, as they will probably adress 90% of your needs without confusing you with non-intuitive features.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     OS X. if they take advantage of the os then most of the other problems can be overlooked as something that will be fixed later.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Too much $$$$

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. ( Don't lose track of usability when adding features to sell your next version.)

 

 


44. (Received: 8:57 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: E. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Missionary

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     User-createable tools, integration, completeness, resources available, ease of use.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I've written many to OakTree software..... but what I can recall off the top of my head right now are: (1) highlighting in non-Scripture tools, (2) user-creatable translations and paraphrases, (3) better means for navegating backward through previously navegated to places, (4) enable users to establish a hypertext link between any place in Accordance and any other Accordance resource; if a link were one-to-one, then the jump would be automatic by default; however if it were one-to-many, then the jump would be via a dialog list in which the user would somehow easily pick the one to go to; and of course the user would be able to back-track to where he started from; (5) XML file format and would convince our oganization to be more positive about Accordance.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     NIV in Spanish (Nueva Versión Internacional), more detailed maps (IVP's big map book would be one good resource), and about 50 or 100 top must-read evangelical books!!! ;-)

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Palm Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     MyBible, DailyReader, and Memorize -- all very poorly integrated.

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a handheld/PDA

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     Ultra portable. I really wish that there was some sort of Accordance product with Accordance integration for Palm.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Integration.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     NIV in Spanish (Nueva Versión Internacional)

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     I thought MacSword was a very poor product, but our organzation is planning to use it for its next generation of Bible software (underline)just(underline) because it is open source and cross platform. I could cry.....

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I've strongly recommended Accordance more times than I can count based on the strengths I mentioned above, and that there are discount prices available.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I think Mac s/w is better, but it depends more on the particular tools being compared than on on the relative merits of the two platforms. (underline)Every(underline) time I use Windows I'm disappoinnted.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Possibly Logos stuff, but haven't been willing to pay the cost and I hate running stuff under Virtual PC

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     See my list of features desired! ;-) Thanks for doing this David. Blessings on you bro!

 

 


45. (Received: 9:06 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: V. R.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.4.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     ease of ues; multiple translations; Greek and Hebrew helps

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     would love to have the LIfe Application Bible notes. i have them in a PC program and love them.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     I have PC program originally sold by NavPress - can't recall the specific name.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


46. (Received: 9:16 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: D. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     The ability to set up a complex work screen with multiple windows and texts, and save it. Also, the ability to display lots of versions in parallel columns, including Hebrew and Greek texts.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance's strength, in my mind, is the easy access to original language texts and tools.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


47. (Received: 9:35 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: D. D.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Quick look up of verses, Greek parsing and support materials

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     palette moved to top

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     More good scholarly reference tools. although with Libronix coming over this won't be a problem in 2006

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     PC Software          Version: 2.3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a Mac using a PC Emulator

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     I have a big library in Libronix - it use it to transfer text of commentary to word processor to use in Mac

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Mac version !!!!!

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     I still keep BibleWorks on my computer, but rarely use it. The more I get to know Accordance the less I use it.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance blows everything else away. I've given a few demonstrations of Accordance that caused people to buy Macs and Accordance. it's just easier to use, easier to understand and gives results quickly.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     see above

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     nope

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Don't let small market share fool you.

 

 


48. (Received: 9:52 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: C. R.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     reference book

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     printed manual included with software

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     iLumina          Version: gold

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     easy of use

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     printed manual included with softward

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     more Bible translations

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     if doing personal study... iLumnia Lesson preparation... Accordance

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Windows Bible Software is better than that available for Mac

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     NONE

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


49. (Received: 9:52 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: C. R.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, Bible Software Developer, Friend/Colleague

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, As an Aid in Writing

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.4.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Diagraming ability, key tools are available, and ease of use

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     more tools avalable and more hands on training/seminars for beginners

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     MacArthur's Commentaries, Tyndale NT and OT Commentaries, H.A.W. Meyer's NT Commentary

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     One nice feature that was demonstrated by Logos to me was a very simple universal search that seemd easier and more thorough than Accordance.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is the Cadilac in power and price (both are high!), but its weakness is that it is geared to scholars and is limited in avalable resources for the laymen.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Price!

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Don't give up on the laymen and average pastor - the most dangerous threat in all of history is a common man with a common Bible committed to an uncommon purpose! Subsititute a common Bible software and you have the most dangerous threat in the 21st century (in more ways than!). Maybe Accordance can get a grant to produce for the common man?!

 

 


50. (Received: 9:55 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: C. R.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister, Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.1.2

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The simple ability to do a search which produces a list of every occurance of root words, or on specific forms. The Online bible does this with great ease, but only runs in the Classic environment at this time. I would like to be liberated from the triple click to access lexical entries. The universal Mac standard is double clicking.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Perhaps more of everythiing.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 3.5.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     It facilitates creating a listing of all occurances of any specific form of a word, and/or of all occurances of any form of the root word. It follows Mac standards without variance.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     An OS X native version, which has been "in the works" for a very long time, but hasn't arrived yet. If it were OS X native, it would still be my first choice for word study.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Are there any I'd like to do without?

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     I've had and used every Mac Bible software application but the original "The Word Processor," which was way too expensive to be an option at the time. the Online Bible, a generous ministry of Ken Hamel, was the first really affordable, and the most powerful Bible software for the Mac.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Today there are only two significant choices, Accordance and Online Bible. If Online Bible were OS X native, it would be my most used Bible software. Commentaries are not very important to me, but expert language tools are, and that is why Accordance is a good choice for OS X users.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I couldn't care less!

Please Explain:
     There isn't any power other than the Lord Himself that could get me using a Windows PC, and if I ever received such an order, I would suspect it as being a decptive ploy of the enemy to reduce my productivity and satisfaction levels.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     None that I know anything about.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Resource tools for the study of God's Word ought to be inexpensive and readily available to any interested student. The creation of such tools throughout Christian history was always considered a ministry rather than an economic endeavor, until the advent of the computer. Then it got tainted with a drive to make money off of it. I understand it, and don't altogether agree that it might be necessary, but I mention it to point a way to special blessings not available to the commercial endeavor.

 

 


51. (Received: 10:16 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: G. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Easy to use, tremendous depth of resources (Anchor Bible dictionary to hebrew to... you know all about Accordance)

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Would very much like to see additional scriptures from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) integrated. Would pay for their cross-references / bible dictionary / other extensive resources (eg see MarkMyScriptures for the Palm) Also, would be willing to buy e-versions of at least some Anchor Bibles (esp John v 1 & 2, etc.) Would love study notes for New Jerusalem bible.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Palm Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     MyBible version 4; MarkMyScriptures (and MMSWeb)

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a handheld/PDA

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Fast, portable, excellent parallel capabilities -- can see KJV, NIV (with full study bible notes), and Life Application Bible all at the same time. Very helpful.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     New Jerusalem Bible is a favorite text.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I hear Logos is coming for the Mac and I will be interested to see how it compares to Accordance. I already have lots (more than $1000) invested in Accordance (over the years) so I doubt I'll switch but my Windoze friends all seem to like Logos.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Price on some of the Accordance modules is still a bit high for me (e.g., Early Church Fathers) but I like the fact that they go on sale from time to time.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep up the good work. The market is only getting bigger!

 

 


52. (Received: 10:23 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: F. C.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     it is very powerful yet extremely eaasy to use...

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     for me, I would like to see more commentaries...

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     A. any of the evangelical(Christ Centered) commentaries... B. I think there is an IBM program that is called "Outlines for Pastors and Teachers" (I don't think that is the full name of the program...I sawit on a friend IBM and it looked real good) by Wordsearch C. another teaching Accordance CD would be good...

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     too costly for me serving in a small church setting...

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     I really am thankful for the ministry that we have been provided with through the technology of this era... please continue the great work you are doing for the Kingdom

 

 


53. (Received: 10:44 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: P. W.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     None

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     thoroughness, ease of use

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


54. (Received: 11:38 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: J. A. H.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Mac News Site

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Macsurfer.com

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.4.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     The wide variety of resources and texts

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Better Bible Atlas

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


55. (Received: 11:52 AM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: L. D. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Other

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance Forum

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS 9 or below

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Easy to use.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Ability to change NIV display to poetic format in Psalms, Proverbs, etc. Ability to change NET display without chapter, verse, and superscript numbers (clean text) Ability to display and scroll interleaved as well as parallel text.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     complete UBS 4 textual apparatus and Metzger's textual commentary complete text critical notes for NET (like those in the back of the Nestle-Aland/NET diglot) NAS 95 Update as a module vs package text (I don't need Strong's numbers or the old NAS text)

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is the only one I use, or would consider using; it has almost everything I need

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     I've watched presentations of BibleWorks, and it's too cumbersome to be attractive to me, too many of the resources are outdated or not of value to me, and the displays are too cluttered.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     BAR Archives for Accordance. I'm waiting until I get a new iMac with OS 10.4 before I buy new software.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Provide for more ability to tailor the initial default display , so it can be simplified or arranged the way I want it.

 

 


56. (Received: 12:07 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: C. W. C.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     actually, a retired professor of Classics from secular university, Washington U. in St. Louis, MO

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     instant access to sophisticated searches, capacity at least to export Greek text in Unicode, readiness of developers to keep tweaking, even to revise the parsing of Greek verbs as I've recently urged.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     full support for Unicode

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Most immediately I'd like to see the LSJ-Glare-supp. unabridged Greek lexicon that's recently been made available for Logos Libronix system, evidently with some glitches that should be avoided in an Accordance module.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3a

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     free Robertson's Word Pictures module

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance, without question; I don't think there is any comparison worth making.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I'm pretty confident that Mac Bible software is better, but I haven't used any Windows Bible software; I do note, however, that some materials prepared with BibleWorks seem to be pretty solid.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep listening to users as hitherto, and rock on!

 

 


57. (Received: 12:14 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: K. O.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.1.2

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use and Native OS-X. Almost everything!

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     When a specific verse is MARKED, it would be nise if the marks remained after your qujit and return to Accordance. Also, at the bottom of the screen where you type a verse to GO TO, a HISTORY button would be helpful so I could return to a specific reference, enabling me to jump back and forth to several references.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     More detailled Greek/Hebrew word menanigs

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacBible          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Seldom

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Update for OS-X

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Atlas module for Accordance - Cost!

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep the software updated and affordable!

 

 


58. (Received: 12:29 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: R. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Creator of the Holyland Virtual Tour CD-ROM http://www.holylandvirtualtour.com/

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Internet Bibles          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     http://bible.gospelcom.net/

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     It's there.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Links to Greek and Hebrew via Strongs.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Strongs

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.0.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Simple, Aqua interface.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Needs to be easier to look up Greek and Hebrew

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     More modules

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Online Bibile - I have given up on it. No OSX version. It's useless now since I do not even have Mac Classic anymore with my upgrage to Tiger. Inexcusable.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Stick to the Internet if you have DSL. Most software packages are too expensive, are not Mac- Savy or no Aqua interface. Bible software should be link-based. Click a link and you get whatever reference you need to the word or passage. Links should also point to pictures, video or VRs. I have yet to find a package that will allow me to make my own links and bring up a window that I can add my own text notes and media.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I couldn't care less!

Please Explain:
     None of the software I have seen on either platform does what I would like it to do. Either it is bloated with items I could not figure out, or it is not intuitive enough to do what needs to be done. Most Bible programs are cold and are not fun to use.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accordance - Too expensive for layman.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Find someone who really knows how to make the application Mac-like. (such as myself). What makes iMovie on a Mac different from MovieMaker on WinXP is the "Fun" element. iMovie is so easy and intuitive that it makes making videos FUN. If you want to go pro, there is FinalCut Pro with all the bells and whistles that the average person cannot understand. My point being-- make a basic version with 5 modules of the person's choice for a very inexpensive price. Make the interface simple and fun. Then offer a larger version that churches would purchase for their pastors. If, for $20-$40 I could get New King James, Hebrews & Greek Strongs, with some kind of picture reference package (such as looking up "Signat" you see a signat ring)--that would be fantastic. Especially if it had an idiot-proof, easy to navigate Aqua-like interface. Alas, no such animal.

 

 


59. (Received: 12:56 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: E.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Mac News Site

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     MacSurfer

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     drama writer/director

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     rollover Greek/Hebrew keys

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     a way to integrate open-source texts into program beyond just a browsing function.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Palm Software          Version: 3.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     OakSoft BibleReader 3.5

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a handheld/PDA

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Portability

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Integration with computer

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is the best, but can be expensive depending on what you want. E-sword or iBible are okay for simple reading. Online Bible is a disapointment because of no OS X port and misleading assurances.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I have never used Windows Bible programs. From the looks of them, Mac still overpowers them in the classy, smooth ease-of-use department.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Open up the process a little to allow free texts to be used. I know this would reduce add ons a bit, but it would add considerably to the good will.

 

 


60. (Received: 1:12 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: D. C. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Mac News Site

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     MacSurfer

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Sunday School Teacher & Small Group Study Leader

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 2.5.3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS 9 or below

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     It's straightforward and simplistic

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I'm sure most 'improvements' I would list are because I lack knowledge to implement what's already there. Nevertheless, I would like maps and charts, either of my own making or even ported from other sources.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Satellite maps, the more detailed the better. Maybe some way to integrate with MS Office or Appleworks.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Honestly, I haven't used any of the other ones, so I have no basis for comparison. However, I am looking forward to the release of Logos this December. I suspect that the Logos will reign supreme over the Mac Bible proggies like it does in the PC realm. I am hoping to switch.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Price has been a major MAJOR factor. It will keep me from getting Logos right away, though I am trying to set aside for it.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     In this day and age of hi-end video, let's see more interactive 3D and hi-res satellite imagery. I think they have the other things pretty well covered.

 

 


61. (Received: 1:33 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: R. D.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List, Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister, Missionary, Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Speed! Parallel transaltions, tied scrolling notes.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The ability to import HTML texts with accented carachters. The ability to use foreign language (Spanish)(underline) book names en the search field.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     The NVI text (Nueva Version Internacional) NIV in Spanish.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     AGES Library          Version: 5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Seldom

What do you like best about this software?
     Price!

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     OakTree Software Bible Reader for Symbian OS. Still in Beta. Needs to be brought up to par with the excellent Palm OS version of Bible Reader.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance offers the greatest possibilities and expandability for access to the Biblical texts. If you can afford the best, or can't afford to be without it, get accordance.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     Mac Bible software is better (faster, less confusing), but is missing a few key foreign language resourses, such ad the NVI. the most popular scholarly modern language Bible translation in Latin America.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Lack of NVI Bible text.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Please add Latin America to your radar and make the NVI available! Thank you.

 

 


62. (Received: 2:13 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: J. C.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Modules available, powerful features combined with ease of use, ability to intutively use original languages.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     It's all about the modules. I wouild also love to see high quality, high resolution jpgs and especially quicktime movies. I really like the 3D atlas movies in iLumina and would like to see something like this incorporated in the Accordance Atlas program.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Barclay Daily Study Bible, Wiersbe's Be series, hi resolution photos for BAR, Bible Review collection, Discipleship Journal (avilable in PC format)

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     iLumina          Version: 2.1 ?

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Media files- great 3D quicktime maps. It excels in media (although I don't like all of the animations).

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     It's not the target market, but the modules are pretty light weight, focused more on family use, not as indepth as I would like. I would like to see the ability to intuitively extract quicktime clips to use eg in worship

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Numerous. See above.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     I occasionally use Quickverse running on Virtual PC for a random module I want to consult, but I dislike emulation. I am curious about their new Mac OSX release.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is clearly the best, although the modules can get expensive. The complete NIV Study Bible is a good place to start, value wise. Accordance is the hands down winner re: scholarly research.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     While the Mac OS and Accordance make a superior OS platform and application combination, I do wish more pastor/ preaching oriented modules were available.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Think of the needs of pastors and teachers. There is a huge market that is being missed by marketing primarily to scholars on the one hand and casual users on the other.

 

 


63. (Received: 2:50 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: D. B.-T.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacSword          Version: 1.2b

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Easy to use. Neat interface. Good spread of older works.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Strongs numbers showing original languages rather than transliterations (I understand this has something to do with a copyright dispute). Additional of Apocrypha. Addition of modern texts - less obstructive attitude generally from copyright holders of Bibles and other works still in copyright - particularly those that are still in copyright but have been replaced by more recent versions anyway or are out of print. The producers of the Web Bible are to be commended.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     see above.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 3.5.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     neat parallel usage of original languages.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     To have a future, this MUST go over to OSX.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Accordance in OS9 for various specific texts, which I can buy here. Good software, and have been investigating how to get hold of an OSX version, but the website is difficult to follow, the permutations available are very complex, and although my country is English speaking, there's no dealer here. It's also quite expensive. Also I use Master Christian Library 8, which is good as far as it goes, particularly since Acrobat 7 was released and have a downloaded version of NET Bible in HTML.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Depending on what they require, would probably suggest they start with MacSword, and then look at Accordance if they were willing to spend the money and could follow the website. I'd like to say OnLine Bible if it would only appear in OSX.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     The only experience I have of Windows software is the Windows version of Sword, which is all right, but nothing like as good an interface.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accordance for OSX. Quite expensive and difficult to understand the permutations of Modules. Also difficult to obtain here.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Surely they could design some sort of hypertext that would enable the programmes to read each others modules. One suspects they deliberately don't so as to protect their respective markets. I suspect this also goes for the Windows productions.

 

 


64. (Received: 3:30 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: S. K.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Mac News Site

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     MacSurfer

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Speed, completeness, power.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Cocoa text, rather than Carbon. No antialiasing :-(.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is great, if you can afford it.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     Well, Windows Bible software runs on Windows. That's an enormous disadvantage.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Various extensions to Accordance....

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Switch to Cocoa!!

 

 


65. (Received: 3:34 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: J. U.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Weblog

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     ruben gomez's and joe weaks's

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Sermon Preparation, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Other          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     zondervan reference system

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a Mac using a PC Emulator

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     expositor's commentary

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     better linking of data, exportable footnotes

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     bdag

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Internet Bibles          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     biblegateway.com

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     commentary and bibles

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     logos - clunky to use but alot of resources

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     there is nothing quite like accordance until logos delivers

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     there's nothing like bibleworks, there's alot that can be had for cheap from logos

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     accordance; too much money to get the library i already have on the pc side, so i use virtual pc for those. i am intimidated by the interface also.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     quality resources are key

 

 


66. (Received: 4:23 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: P. J.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Its convenience and speed in looking up.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     A greater variety of basic reference works. An ability to copy and print all the windows.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     TDOT, Word commentaries, Soncino Talmud/Midrash etc., Jewish Encylopedia, Luther commentaries, Jewish Bible commentators (Rashi, Nachmanides, Ibn Ezra etc.), Ancient Christian Comm. on the Bible

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is by far the most powerful; others are more limited but can be cheaper e.g. in bundled EVV

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     More modules for Accordance - only inhibited by cost

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep up the great work!

 

 


67. (Received: 4:25 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: R. Y.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     None

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     The ability to save verses and notes, etc..

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The ability to create pdf's of the notes i create. To format my notes my way. More font, leading text options.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Simplicity

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The ability to use notes, copy and paste text..

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     It would depend on their need and wants in bible study

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


68. (Received: 5:08 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: C.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Other

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Applelinks had an article

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister, Biblical Scholar/Professor, Paid church/ministry staff

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 3.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     I am so used to the layout, shortcuts, and "getting around" in it. Love the copy features, the ease of switching between the various resources, etc.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     NEEDS TO GET TO OSX NOW!!!!!!!!!

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Additional commentaries would be welcomed

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


69. (Received: 5:29 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: B. L.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Other          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Libronix Digital Library System

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a PC

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     The variety of resources and the report generator.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The annotations feature is seriously lacking. It needs improvement.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     The New International Commentary on the Old and New Testaments (Eerdmans)

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     It's speed and resources unavailable in the Libronix format. In all fairness, I have not used it enough to really see its most sigificant strengths.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     A "Browser" feature in the Bible texts. A browser seems to be available for topical resources, but not the Bible. I sometimes like to navigate through the Bible this way. Being able to collapse or expand to show the books of the Bible in a side pane would be very helpful.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     The New International Commentary on the Old and New Testaments (Eerdmans). An Arminian collection (other than Wesley's Notes). Pentecostal and Charismatic resources.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Quickverse (PC). Thanks for the freedom to make comments. Quickverse was once a good program, but has totally gone down the tubes. The program was dumbed down rather than enhanced. I have completely abandoned using it.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I think useability, speed, and strength of resources are the key factors. If I were strictly talking to a Mac user, Accordance would be my advice, but since I am still not comfortable with the program, I might advise to give a look at Logos when it comes out.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Since I own both Accordance (Mac) and Libronix (PC), it's really the resources that I would buy.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Don't dumb down the software to reach a greater market. Keep talking to us. Don't cut the end user out of your decision making in terms of resources, and user needs.

 

 


70. (Received: 5:33 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: B. J. A. M.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     it's the best available in my opinion

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     a better tutorial, or manual or video lessons . . . I've paid several hundreds of dollars for accordance and use it every week, and I still don't know how to use it features properly . . .

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     contemporary commentaries made available as modules . . . like Word commentary, or New Interprepeters bible commentary . . . I know abington is droping all of its mac folio views software modules soon if not already . . . I'd like to also see lectionary/preaching resources . . .

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Other          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Bible Gateway; Abington New Interpreters Bible Commentary/Folio Views 4.2; Abington Worship Annual 2004/5 Lectionary resources

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I would DIE to have a church mamagement software availaable for Mac OS

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


71. (Received: 5:37 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: P. P.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacBible          Version: 3.2.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS 9 or below

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     small, simple, fast, includes NIV

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     irrelevant .. no longer in development

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     not at this time

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 5.7

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     also has NIV, works in OS X

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     haven't checked out version 6 so will reserve comment

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     no

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     MyBible 4 on Palm rarely, Hyperbible 3.03

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     if doesn't need NIV, I would recommend try out of free MacSword if needs NIV, would recommend Accordance I have not checked out any other programs that run on OS X

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I have no occasion to use Windows

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accordance 6 .. will probably upgrade to it as soon as I stop using OS 9

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     keep the interface simple

 

 


72. (Received: 5:51 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: M. R.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Missionary

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 3.5.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS 9 or below

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use, completeness without being too bulky and difficult to use.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I would just like to see it in OS X.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     The Bible Knowledge Commentary, Commentaries by John MacArthur, William Barclay

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     AGES Library          Version: 8

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     It is a tremendous way to have a library of classics right at your finger tips for quick reference.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     A version of Adobe Reader for Mac with a true search feature like version 4 has. In version 6, I can search internet, but I am only interested in searching my works in AGES. That is really a problem that Adobe will have to solve. I guess there is not enough pressure from Mac users. So if I want to search through the AGES software, I revert to using Adobe Reader v.4 in OS 9.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I would like to see some newer commentaries by conservative authors. However, I recognize the fact that AGES primarily provides classic works because of the copyright issue.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     I have downloaded MacSword with all the modules, but it doesn't hold a candle to Online Bible. The developers have a long way to go before the software will be very useful from what I have seen. I am used to have everything at my fingertips with the OLB.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     A friend who uses OLB just asked me that question. I told him that he could do like I am, wait patiently for the OS X version, or if he wanted to switch now so that he could operate strictly out of OS X, he should consider Accordance. I have looked at the demo several times and know some missionaries who are using the Accordance software. If I ever have to abandon OLB, that is probably where I will go. At this time we European missionaries are tight on funds because of the devaluation of the U.S. dollar.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I sometimes look to see what software is available through Christian Book Discount and there are some attractive programs for PC. However I have never had the chance to spend much time around someone using a Windows program.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     As I stated above, I would like to try Accordance. But right now I am really strapped on finances. This fall I am going to the States in hopes of increasing our monthly support.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Again, I am not a customer of Accordance, but it seems like they have the right idea by using modules and allowing users to purchase them separately as needed or as can be afforded.

 

 


73. (Received: 7:24 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: L. R.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     MDiv student

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.2

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     So many resources, very helpful when I can't figure out the root of a Hebrew verb, lots of options. Clean look and feel.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Could be just a bit more intuitive. Quite a learning curve, it seems like. Sometimes I feel like I'm barely scratching the surface of its usefulness. It's expensive, and individual modules are expensive.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     There are plenty now, many of which I can't afford!

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     endless options w/modules, etc.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     okay, they have a training seminar DVD for twenty bucks. I already shelled out a couple hundred dollars on this thing, and now i've got to pay another 20 to learn how to best use it? i don't like that.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     none that i can think of at the moment

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I would recommend Accordance to any student, professor, or minister who has the money. For personal study, like devotional stuff, I'd just go with something cheaper.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Accordance was a pretty big investment for me, so I've not really looked into others.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Be creative - creativity is what makes Macs great, and it just might be the way we were created in God's image!

 

 


74. (Received: 7:43 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: G. F.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.4.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     I know how to use it and have several Bible versions available as well as study aids.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I can't think of any right now.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I can't think of any at this moment. I probably will think of a bunch later.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Both are about the same

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     no

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Make it user friendly like Mac software should be.

 

 


75. (Received: 7:51 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: R. C.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.4.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     The quick verse reference, and the immediate ability to explore both commentaries and exegetical tools.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I believe they are all good programs. I have friends who use different software and like it. I would recommend accordance because of its ease of use, flexibility, and modules available.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     I believe Accordance gives the Mac the edge, though I understand that the Windows universe is doing pretty well.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


76. (Received: 9:04 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: D. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, As an Aid in Writing

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 3.51

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Easy to use

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Nothing really

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I have Bible Maps but have to use it seperately. It would be nice to have maps in OLB

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Palm Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Olive Tree Co./Bible Reader

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a handheld/PDA

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     It runs on my PDA and it's NASB and Strong's Numbers

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     None

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     No way to compare because I am not familar w/ any other programs except Accordance with I was impressed with.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Money for Accordance

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     If you maketed Accordance right, bring the price down, you would have even more people buying Mac Computers in order to run one awesome program.

 

 


77. (Received: 9:25 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: K. M. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance (Oaksoft)

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Easy to use interface

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Wider library of resources

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Bible Knowledge Commentary, International Critical Commentary, Calvin's Commentaries, The Coming Prince by Robert Anderson

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Easy to use

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     More language features

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     More language resources

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is the strongest one for original language research, while Macsword is good for a lay person studying the Bible on his or her own (plus its free).

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     Windows software has more resources currently available (this will change in December with the advent of Logos for Mac), but Mac software is better with what it does offer, plus it is geared to focus on the Biblical text, which no Windows software seems to do right now.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     N/A

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep doing what you are doing.

 

 


78. (Received: 9:26 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: M. L.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance Newsletter

Ministry Involvement:
     Missionary, Biblical Scholar/Professor, Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use. Wide selection of modules.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Unicode native so that copy/paste and import/export to word processing is possible. Better listing of contents of modules.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     More journals.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance unequivocally leads the field.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     Stable platform. Better virus protection.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


79. (Received: 10:02 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: J. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     integration and simplicity

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     add the "services" to accordance (see pull-down menu under Accordance) Add more add-ons that are not evangelical (more journals, commentaries, etc.)

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     See above

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is the only one as far as I am concerned. It is integrated seamlessly into the OS X system.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I couldn't care less!

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep up the good work! Stay in tune with Tiger and other upgrades.

 

 


80. (Received: 10:11 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: M. E. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister, Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     change from old SuperGreek to GraecaII

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     TDNT

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Greek Tutor Hebrew Tutor Doesn't work on Mac

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


81. (Received: 10:35 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: K. M.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Professor of history of science

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Scholarly Research, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     The integration of all the modules with the central biblical texts.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     A higher resolution atlas, and additional browsing features for reading texts.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     The New International Critical Commentaries, and Word biblical commentaries. Also the Geneva Bible study notes, and additional patristic commentaries.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I urge my friends to take a look at Accordance, and I never give any other application much thought. Accordance has the linguistic tools, searching features, and speed that those I would be talking with would appreciate.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I couldn't care less!

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     More Accordance modules! I'm rationing them out over the space of a few years. What's holding me back is lack of a donor. :-D

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Two things are central: user experience, and the Bible. Strive for interface improvements that bring convergence between these two priorities. There's no such thing as a perfect interface, there's always room for improvement.

 

 


82. (Received: 11:40 PM, Monday, May 2, 2005)

Name: V. P.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Mac News Site

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Macsurfer's Headline News

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.1

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Simplicity

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Internet Bibles          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     http://www.biblegateway.com/

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Accessible from any computer

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Parallel texts

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance, because it has parallel texts

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     Interested in using Accordance and Ilumina, for personal at-home use and in home-schooling our son

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Make you products as easy to use as possible, with an uncluttered, discoverable interface

 

 


83. (Received: 7:52 AM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name: A. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Paid church/ministry staff

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Breadth, speed, modular format

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Cheaper prices, embedded multimedia, stand-alone teaching/study modules

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Embedded multimedia, stand-alone teaching/study modules created specifically for instruction/home study/group study

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3a

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Seldom

What do you like best about this software?
     No. of modules, free!

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Better module management, better searching

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     nope

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Online Bible (still waiting for the OSX version!)

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Recommend Accordance even if pricey. Online Bible is good, but still waiting for OS X version! MacSword is more of a library software than a Bible software.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


84. (Received: 9:48 AM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name: D. S.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     The manner in which all the modules flow together seemlessly.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I am well content.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     The Pulpit Commentary

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     AGES Library          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Half-Time

What do you like best about this software?
     I use it because there are works that Accordance does not yet offer.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Would like to see a version for Accordance.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     No

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance leaves them in the dust: modules, ease of use, availability of help

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     Hard to beat OSX on the mac but we are still playing catch-up in modules

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     More accordance modules - cash flow.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Maintain a high level of quality...don't rush to release something just because we're wining for it.

 

 


85. (Received: 12:28 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name: C. P.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister, Missionary, Biblical Scholar/Professor, Paid church/ministry staff

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Accuracy and ease of use.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I can't think of any.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Commentaries.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     I've used QuickVerse and Logos in the past. I don't think they compare to Accordance. I purchased a Mac to be able to properly use Accordance and I haven't had any regrets.

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I've only used Accordance with the Mac. I'm skeptical about Logos' new software for the Mac. Accordance is so extensive in its research options and still very intuitive and easy to use---I don't know of any serious competition in my opinion.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     As previously stated, I don't see any other software that can match the elegance and power of Accordance. I switched to Mac to use it.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Don't divide the available titles!!! The last I would like to see is a Mac version of the STEP vs. Libronix mess. I don't want to have to do without some titles simply because I don't want to invest in yet another software package.

 

 


86. (Received: 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name: W. J.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Seminary student

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Convenient search panes and search tools; seamless integration of bibllical text with other tools such as BDAG, ISBE, an atlas and a timeline; ability to easily export text to Microsoft Word; broad range of scholarly tools which integrate with Accordance; the software is fast and bug-free; updates are timely and simple to install

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The software is wonderful, but I would like to see greater attention paid to training aids. The ways in which the software might be used are not all intuitive. It would be helpful if there were more examples of the kinds of things that might be done with the software, perhaps in a simple Q & A format. The software is not hard to use, but I suspect there is much more that I could do with it.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Integration with newer commentaries would be helpful. E.g., the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series, the New American Commentary series, or the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Crosswalk.com is very useful when I don't have access to Accordance

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     For the Mac, I'm really only familiar with Accordance, but I would strongly recommend it.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Both are about the same

Please Explain:
     I frequently discuss the differences between Accordance and Bibleworks with other students at the seminary I attend (Western Seminary, in Portland). In terms of what I am currently using, it seems that both programs offer similar features and ease of use. I think Accordance does have the edge in integration with other scholarly texts, and I find its layout more flexible. I took a class from Millard Erickson last summer, and discovered that he's a very happy Accordance user. If Dr. Erickson finds it adequate, I'm pretty sure it'll meet my needs!

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No, I think I have everything I need in Accordance.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Develop training/tools to help users take full advantage of the functionality already available in the high end programs.

 

 


87. (Received: 2:54 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name:

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Online Bible (Mac)          Version: 3

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     speed versions

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     OS X native

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I owuld wait until the new programs come on line and check them out. If Online does not get native fast, I will leave it if a good fast one comes aboard.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Windows Bible Software is better than that available for Mac

Please Explain:
     That may change shortly. I would not change computers for Windows Bible software.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     I would like to get Accordance, but am waiting to see how they all stack up.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     OS X native

 

 


88. (Received: 3:02 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name: S. L. V.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     None

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     It combines a good selection of modules with innovative features and interface along with excellent search capabilities.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I would like to see the tagging in the Greek texts (LXX, Pseud., GNT, Fathers) improved. Also, I would like to see a combined LXX/GNT module like that offered in BibleWorks.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I would like to see the unabridged LSJ lexicon and the Word Commentaries or other scholarly commentary series, especially those based on the Greek text.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     From what I know, nothing compares to Accordance in features, texts, resources, search capability, and interface.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     Although I think Accordance is the better product overall, the Greek texts offered by BibleWorks have more accurate tagging. In fact, I think their LXX and GNT are practically error-free. Accordance has a way to go to catch up.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Since the Windows developers are planning to port to Mac, make sure you represent us Mac-only folks well. Stay on the ball!!!

 

 


89. (Received: 3:09 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name: M. W.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Elder in the church of Christ.

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Keeps pace with OS X development. Comes with my preferred texts (KJVS, NKJV and ASV).

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Improve the browsing of pictures in the Bible Lands Photo Guide.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I'd like to see a comprehensive tutorial on how to make good use of the Time Line module.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Palm Software          Version: 3.52(underline)F343

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     BibleReader by Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a handheld/PDA

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     It's always with me because my PDA is always with me.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Improve mapping and hyperlinking

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Maps detailing Paul's missionary journies.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I'd recommend Accordance since it's the only thing I've ever used on the Macintosh. However, I do plan to check into Logos offering whenever it ships. I've looked at their online demo and I don't really care for the interface as it seems to be based on a web browser style interface and I much prefer Accordance's dedicated design to the task at hand. If you're going to design something that looks just like a web interface then why not just use one of the online bibles on the web in the first place? I'm just not a fan of anything that looks like just another web page on the internet.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     I think the Mac Bible Software has the better interface (Accordance) but I also believe that Windows Bible software may have more options. However, I would like to see Accordance adjust to your monitor size when you launch it. It just starts up with such small windows.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     I'm interested in evaluating Logos when it becomes available but right now I'm thinking I'll be happier with Accordance.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Give precedence to easing Bible reading, searching, mapping and timeline context displaying. After all it's God's word that I'm studying not man's works about God's word. My favorite version of the Bible is the good old King James Version but I also like the American Standard Version of 1901 and the New King James Version in that order. I have a fairly strong dis-like of the NIV as it has a few faith altering inaccuracies. So I'm not interesting in that text as anything other than a man-made commentary. Also be smart about my display size and suggest appropiate layouts based on my display size. Thanks for all of your hard work.

 

 


90. (Received: 3:09 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name: M. W.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Elder in the church of Christ.

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Keeps pace with OS X development. Comes with my preferred texts (KJVS, NKJV and ASV).

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Improve the browsing of pictures in the Bible Lands Photo Guide.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I'd like to see a comprehensive tutorial on how to make good use of the Time Line module.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Palm Software          Version: 3.52(underline)F343

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     BibleReader by Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc.

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a handheld/PDA

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     It's always with me because my PDA is always with me.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Improve mapping and hyperlinking

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Maps detailing Paul's missionary journies.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I'd recommend Accordance since it's the only thing I've ever used on the Macintosh. However, I do plan to check into Logos offering whenever it ships. I've looked at their online demo and I don't really care for the interface as it seems to be based on a web browser style interface and I much prefer Accordance's dedicated design to the task at hand. If you're going to design something that looks just like a web interface then why not just use one of the online bibles on the web in the first place? I'm just not a fan of anything that looks like just another web page on the internet.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     I think the Mac Bible Software has the better interface (Accordance) but I also believe that Windows Bible software may have more options. However, I would like to see Accordance adjust to your monitor size when you launch it. It just starts up with such small windows.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     I'm interested in evaluating Logos when it becomes available but right now I'm thinking I'll be happier with Accordance.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Give precedence to easing Bible reading, searching, mapping and timeline context displaying. After all it's God's word that I'm studying not man's works about God's word. My favorite version of the Bible is the good old King James Version but I also like the American Standard Version of 1901 and the New King James Version in that order. I have a fairly strong dis-like of the NIV as it has a few faith altering inaccuracies. So I'm not interesting in that text as anything other than a man-made commentary. Also be smart about my display size and suggest appropiate layouts based on my display size. Thanks for all of your hard work.

 

 


91. (Received: 4:44 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name: H. W. H.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Biblical Scholar/Professor

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     I would like them to have ICC commentaries, Word Biblical Commentary, Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha, Liddell & Scott full dictionary, Kittel 9 vol dictionary. All new dictionaries and commentaries should have pagination as it does for Wallace Grammar and BDAG. Use SBL abbreviations for biblical texts. Have Russian and Ukrainian texts.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     I might use Logos softwarewhen it comes out on the Mac for Kittel, Liddell & Scott, and ICC commentaries

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is undoubtedly the best.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


92. (Received: 7:24 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name:

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Accordance's main shortcoming is the lack of resource material

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     PC Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a PC using a Mac Emulator

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     wide variety of resource material available

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Mac version

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


93. (Received: 11:42 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2005)

Name: R.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Friend/Colleague

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Other

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I don't really know of any mac bible software.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I don't really know of any Mac compatible bible software.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


94. (Received: 2:03 AM, Wednesday, May 4, 2005)

Name: G. L.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years, CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use. Comprehensive research ability. Integration of modules. Tabbed windows on same page.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Availability of more commentaries. The prices are way to high - must be reduced so this valuable resource and it many modules can be available to more people.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     (1) William Barclary's Daily Study Bible commentary on NT, (2) William Hendriksen's New Testament Commentary series, (3) the complete Kittel series, (4) recent edition of the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, (4) The John MacArthur New Testament Commentary series, (5) New International Commentary on the NT and OT, and (5) many others which I don't have time right now to mention.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is the ONLY program for the Mac. No other Bible software can compare.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     Accordance is the best Bible software available for any platform. Nonetheless, Accordance's weaknesses are (1) the hefty price of most of its modules, and (2) its limited library. The Windows programs, especially Logos, have a MUCH broader library of resources currently unavailable for Accordance.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Keep the price down if at all possible!!

 

 


95. (Received: 2:34 AM, Wednesday, May 4, 2005)

Name: A.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     MacSword

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Internet Bibles          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     http://biblenet.wyk.edu.hk/, http://www.catholic.org.tw/bible/, http://www.mechon-mamre.org/, http://www.gospelcom.net/

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a PC

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Mostly

What do you like best about this software?
     Catholic version of Chinese bible is available.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     WYK Biblenet and mechon-mamre do not have a search function. (WYK Biblenet is a student project so it's unfair to expect too much from it, but a search function would of course be nice, though the bible at catholic.org.tw provides the same bible text with a search function so this is not really a big problem.) The bible at gospelcom.net is fine. However, there are encoding-related oddities, such as the names of the bibles not being displayed correctly, and a traditional Chinese bible labelled with a simplified Chinese title. A little more care should be put into these language-related details.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3a

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     Inclusion of CUV (i.e., Protestant version of Chinese bible) and Hebrew bibles.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     I read CMUG's review and as a result tried to search. To my surprise (considering that MacOSX is a kind of Unix) MacSword's regular expressions do not understand \< or \> (traditional Unix notation for "word boundary"), nor does it understand \b (Perl's notation for "word boundary). I think either of these notations (probably the former) ought to be recognized. While the menu for choosing a book of the bible should be in the localized language, the actual title of the chosen book, when displayed, should not be translated. For example, while we might want to choose "Genesis", if we are reading a Hebrew bible I expect a Hebrew title, not an English title (though the English title in brackets would be helpful).

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Catholic version of Chinese bible would be nice, though of course this mostly depends on the bible society (SBOFM) (certainly not the bible software developer per se, even if we consider the bible software developer to be "The Sword Project" instead of MacSword's author [and this should indeed be the case because bible modules belong to the Sword Project and not MacSword]) and partly the users (including myself), since this is free software.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     Bibletime / Gnomesword (both only very, very, very rarely)

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I would not know enough about other programs to make a meaningful comparison.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I don't use Windows (except at work). When I refer to "PC" I mean Unix (GNU/Linux in particular). I have one Windows bible software but I didn't really look into it, because I'd have to run it in an emulator and I find that Windows CDROM software generally run very poorly in the emulator I use.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Perhaps "The old (pre-MacOSX) set of Apple human interface guidelines still contains useful advices even though it is no longer normative"?

 

 


96. (Received: 8:56 AM, Wednesday, May 4, 2005)

Name: J. P.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance

Ministry Involvement:
     None

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     ease of use

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     a linux port :)

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     DTS commentary

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     Other          Version: 1.5pre

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Bibletime, http://www.bibletime.info/

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a PC

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Occasionally

What do you like best about this software?
     it is the only software that works well on linux. i only run mac and linux so i need something when i'm between the platforms.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     more bibles

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     bibels, commentaries. this project is limited to the sword project.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     none

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     i am unsure. i did look when i pruchased the accordance software, but it just seemed to be the avaialble and they had some good demos.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     when i ran Windows, I had Logos Bible software and Accordance just seems better. However, I must admit to not running Windows for a long time... a very long time :)

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     None

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Pray to God for guidance.

 

 


97. (Received: 11:14 AM, Wednesday, May 4, 2005)

Name: N. D.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List, Other

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     Accordance Website News

Ministry Involvement:
     Other

Ministry Involvement Described:
     Seminary student/student pastor

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     It is easy to use. My seminary recommends Libronix, but I can't stand the program--it's a library program, not a Bible study program. Accordance simply makes sense. That said, some of the advanced features take time and practice to grow to use proficiently and love, but any user can jump in and use with program with little hassle. On top of that, Accordance is fast. Libronix on a PC can take minutes to search for the verbs in a chapter of tagged text, but I have often forgotten to limit my searches to a particular chapter and Accordance has identified all the verbs in the entire OT or NT in a matter of seconds!

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     Easier exporting of Hebrew or Greek texts. Right now it's a bear to do (it doesn't help that Office 2004 for Mac doesn't support R -> L languages). In addition, the font options for exporting from Accordance are limited.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Interpretation Bible Commentary Volumes and/or Series, NICOT and NICNT Volumes and/or Series

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I've tried MacSword and looked at the others, and they simply don't compare to Accordance in function, looks, and resources available. That said, Accordance is more expensive than the others.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better in some ways; Windows Bible Software is better in others

Please Explain:
     Mac wins the awards for Bible Study resources; Windows wins the awards for books available (Logos/Libronix especially). I'd like to see Accordance expand its commentary options to compete even more with the Windows software, especially now that Libronix for Mac is slated to come out this winter.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     I'm eyeing the release of Libronix for Mac for the purpose of being able to access some of the commentaries they have available. Then I'd have the best of both worlds (unless Accordance decides to suprise me soon with their offerings, and then I could stick with one program--my preferred method).

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Watch out for Libronix. They may flop in the speed category, but I wonder if they might just take over the Mac Bible Software market if they indeed release Libronix for Mac and actually do a good job of crossing over into OS X (not just making a sloppy Mac version).

 

 


98. (Received: 11:19 AM, Wednesday, May 4, 2005)

Name: R. B.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Bible Software Developer

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 6.5

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     Ease of use and thoroughness in aquiring the information I need.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     More modules, particularly those aimed at folks in my denomination (Lutheran).

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     Luther's works, full implementation of Kittel.

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     PC Software          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     Logos - Scholar

In which platform do you use this software?
     On a PC

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Almost Never

What do you like best about this software?
     Breadth of available texts!! Luther's works and other pertinent texts, such as the full Kittel are available.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     It is very difficult of use in conjunction with other software, i.e., cutting and pasting from Logos into a word processor makes for havoc. It is also as slow as molassas.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     None, they've got just about every possible resource.

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     Accordance is head and shoulders above the rest. If this fellow Mac user were to ask me, I would respond by asking what he/she wanted to use it for. If occasional study or text lookups, then some of the cheaper alternatives might be appropriate. Accordance is certainly the best, but it is also certainly the MOST expensive.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     Mac Bible Software is better than that available for Windows

Please Explain:
     The quantity of available modules or texts in some of the Windows products (Logos is the only one I'm really familiar with) does not make up for its poor interface, stodgy performance, and poor integration with other programs.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     No

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Accordance: continue to improve the interface and take advantage of your strengths (ease of use, integration smoothness) while responding to Apple's changes in OS structure (spotlight in particular).

 

 


99. (Received: 2:17 PM, Wednesday, May 4, 2005)

Name: E. H.

How did you find out about this survey?
     CMUG Web-site/Mac-Ministry List

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Pastor/Professional Minister

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Sermon Preparation, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, As an Aid in Writing, Occasional verse/word look up, Visual aid in teaching/worship/presentations

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     Accordance Bible Software          Version: 3.6

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Classic Environment in OS X

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     It is simple to use.

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     The abilty to increase the size of text.

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     MacSword          Version: 0.3.0

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Seldom

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I don't know much about them. I guess I'm waiting to get more information on the new programs that are coming out. After researching them, and comparing them with what I currently use, then I could make an informed decision (and others to do the same).

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     I was thinking of upgrading to the newer Accordance version, but I don't have the money to do so. I am looking at the sale" prices right now.

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     

 

 


100. (Received: 5:19 PM, Wednesday, May 4, 2005)

Name: C. G.

How did you find out about this survey?
     Have taken it in previous years

If you chose "Mac News Site," "Weblog," or "Bible Software Developer," please specify which one below:
     

Ministry Involvement:
     Lay minister/ministry volunteer

Ministry Involvement Described:
     

How do you use your Bible Software?
     Personal Study, Lesson Preparation, Scholarly Research, Occasional verse/word look up

Please Explain:
     

Which Bible program do you primarily use?
     MacSword          Version: 1.1.3a

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     Mac OS X (Native)

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     Always

What do you like best about this software?
     OS X native and free

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     tabbed interface similar to web-browser

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     translations: NIV NLT and completion of ISV implementation of maps would be helpful

Which, if any, Bible program do you use in addition to your primary Bible program?
     None          Version:

If you chose "Internet Bibles," "Palm Software," "PC Software," or "Other", please give the specific program or site(s) used:
     

In which platform do you use this software?
     

When you study the Bible using your computer, how often do you turn to this software?
     

What do you like best about this software?
     

What improvements would you like to see in this software?
     

Are there any specific resources (e.g.: Bible texts, commentaries, study aids, maps, etc.) you would like to see made available for this software?
     

Please list any other Bible programs you use, and feel free to make any comments about them.
     

If a Mac user were to ask you which Bible Software he should purchase, how would you compare the Mac Bible programs currently available? What do you see as their relative strengths and weaknesses?
     I would point anyone in the direction of the application I use, since I use no other, nor have experience with any other.

How would you compare the Bible Software available for the Mac with the Bible Software available for Windows?
     I don't know enough to make an informed comparison

Please Explain:
     I've only used MacSword, son I can't comment on other software.

Is there any Bible Software currently available for the Mac that you are interested in using but that you have not yet been willing to purchase? If so, what is holding you back?
     

If you could give the various developers of Mac Bible Software one piece of advice, what would it be
     Form a consortium of sorts so that all members could pool resources and purchase the usage rights for the NIV and NLT as a group, giving all members, and all users of the various software packages, access to those translations.