Logos 6 is launching for the public this very instant—8 a.m. Eastern Time. I’ve been using it for a couple weeks, and I am genuinely impressed. I don’t have time to write a great deal, but I must say that Logos has put me in an awkward position: I just concluded publicly, not many months ago, that ministerial students should buy Accordance (by a nose over BibleWorks) and then work on building a Logos library. I’m now prepared to say, Go Logos all the way.
All three major Bible software platforms are great. I have them all and use them all. And Logos is still slower then the other apps. But Logos just keeps working and working to filter information in helpful and visually appealing ways. And on a good computer is acceptably speedy. Mobile options are nice, too.
I’m sorry, but I’m getting tired of running BibleWorks in a weird emulator on my Mac. =( I like beautiful software; I’m a sucker for it. I still turn to BibleWorks for the quick comparison of Bible translations and quick searching of multiple Bibles. I prefer to use keyboard commands. But I’m beginning to see that the Logos command line can sometimes be almost as good as BibleWorks’—and Logos puts at my fingertips some of the key information I want, especially the well-designed Bible Word Study feature.
Accordance is zippy, but it lacks some of the neato features of Logos—features that really are worth having (they’re not just fluff or eye candy).
It’s hard to keep up with all three Bible software platforms at once (it’s easiest with BibleWorks since it hasn’t changed much since I got it); I’m sure there are pros and cons I’ve failed to see. But right now Logos is my top recommendation.