My question is I use Logos since Wordsearch got bought up but am interested in thoughts on this program for possible purchase thank you

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Thomas 63640

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I would like to hear users ideas of why use this program I saw it only yesterday and am interested in it. I do have a large number of books from Wordsearch moved over or being moved over to Logos which I purchased the Platinum addition as replacement but I'm very interested in this one and just want others who use the program to throw their 2 cents in here so I can get a better feel for the program from its users.
Thank you in advance,
Thomas
 

wsbones

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I can get a better feel for the program from its users.
Swordsearcher is the best Bible program in my opinion. It's easy to use and fast. I have used it for many years and have tried a lot of other programs. It has all the features I need for Bible study. Brandon is very responsive to user input but doesn't compromise his design principles.

You will not be able to easily convert resources from Wordsearch or Logos. One the other hand you can create your own Bibles, commentaries, books, etc from text or HTML.

One of my favorite features is synchronized verse level audio while the Bible scrolls. I can read the text, listen, take notes, and highlight verses with our without pausing.

You should watch some of the videos at this link - https://www.swordsearcher.com/video/index.html

Bill
 

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The beauty of SS is that you actually own what you buy and there are a lot of free modules. This is unlike other bible software where you basically just pay for the ability to install various books/commentaries and hope they'll be there for you in the future if you need to reinstall. PLUS... you won't find better bible study software ANYWHERE!!
 
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Thomas 63640

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Well I appreciate the info from the users and from the software creator as well I will give the trail a run later this week but will end up buying into the program largely based on price at the $60.00 I surely can loose :cool:
 

Regie

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Swordsearcher is the best Bible program in my opinion. It's easy to use and fast. I have used it for many years and have tried a lot of other programs. It has all the features I need for Bible study. Brandon is very responsive to user input but doesn't compromise his design principles.

You will not be able to easily convert resources from Wordsearch or Logos. One the other hand you can create your own Bibles, commentaries, books, etc from text or HTML.

One of my favorite features is synchronized verse level audio while the Bible scrolls. I can read the text, listen, take notes, and highlight verses with our without pausing.

You should watch some of the videos at this link - https://www.swordsearcher.com/video/index.html

Bill
My favorite thing about SwordSearcher is that a person can search, (using Search, Topic and Verse Guide) for a text such as Genesis 3:16 and if some commentator in any commentary, even user created ones, has commented and listed Ge 2:4-4:26 it will find it. Also, do a topic search for "mercy" and find topics with the words "mercies" and "merciful"
 

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I have several thousand books in Logos and use it only on my kindle fire for church use.
My software I prefer to use at home is Sword Searcher 8.4. I cannot think of a better way
To save my sermons than in SwordSearcher. SwordSearcher wins hands down. And you
Know what? I am not going to spend hundreds of dollars to upgrade just to get one dataset
That I would like to have in Logos. SwordSearcher does exactly what I need it to do, whether
Its Sermon preparation, word searches, or creating my own reference works. Not only that,
It saves me a ton of money. Cannot believe that it took me so long to buy that SwordSearcher
DVD. Not only has it enhanced my Bible studies, but it has taken my enjoyment of God's word
to a whole new level. Something that Logos has not been able to do to me. Oh yeah, and did
I tell you I like it??? And I have been preaching for 40 yrs.

SwordSearcher does what I need it to do, when I need it!!😀😃😄😁😆

Mark
 
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I have both SS and Logos and have used both for at least five years. They are both good programs. I agree that Logos includes tons of books that I do not use. It seems to me that Logos is oriented around what others say about the Bible while SS is oriented around the Bible. I prefer the latter. I do have a long standing issue with SS over verse copying which is what I primarily use a bible program for. I need to have greater flexibility in formatting than what SS allows. Logos allows more flexible formatting, so I use it for verse copying.

As I have read through the posts on this issue, it is apparent to me that what I am reading about is various people's preferences. That is good, but it does not necessarily mean one program is superior to another. It merely means that some people prefer one program over another.
 

djmarko53

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I hear you on that but....

Can't you copy your verses into WORD and format like you want?
Then paste them wherever. I do this a lot and doesn't take long to do.
I have LOGOS but like you said a matter of preference. I use SS for
my sermon prep and studies. Because I have a lot of books LOGOS
comes in handy for researching information. Might be my slow computer.
Don't know, but when I have both loaded along with WORD things
really bog down.

Mark
 

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I have both SS and Logos and have used both for at least five years. They are both good programs. I agree that Logos includes tons of books that I do not use. It seems to me that Logos is oriented around what others say about the Bible while SS is oriented around the Bible. I prefer the latter. I do have a long standing issue with SS over verse copying which is what I primarily use a bible program for. I need to have greater flexibility in formatting than what SS allows. Logos allows more flexible formatting, so I use it for verse copying.
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As I have read through the posts on this issue, it is apparent to me that what I am reading about is various people's preferences. That is good, but it does not necessarily mean one program is superior to another. It merely means that some people prefer one program over another.
Hi there, john45. I agree-people have different study 'Preferences' and methods. Amen!
I'm sharing 5 screenshots (in order) to maybe help you with the COPY/PASTE issue that you mentioned. Please forgive me if you already know about these functions in SS. Just trying to help. Photos 1-3 go to File; Page Setup; Fonts etc. Photos 4-5 go to Edit; Configure Copy/Export Formatting etc. God bless.
 
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