I am not saying Accordance is always the best deal but I am tried of hearing how much more valuable the other software is, but Accordance is fast...
I am sure I know the 'other software' you alluded to and in terms of being a 'theological' library I think that they fulfill their raison d'etre quite well . However, I would have to agree that 'other software' company's marketing department can be bit too zealous in regards to how they advertise themselves.
Yes, I agree that Accordance is fast(instantaneous actually) but come on Accordance has got a whole lot more going for it than simply the speed of it's searches!
...in no way a second class software.
Look because, Accordance sort of began as a way to bring some of Gramcord's modules and power to the Mac it caught the attention of scholars, professions, and specialist from day one! So, Accordance was never 2nd best to anyone in the scholarly community.
The funny thing though is that by necessity of adapting the Dos/Windows databases for use on a mac forced the founders of Accordance to create a software platform far more intuitive, flexible, and powerful than Gramcord had ever been. Don't get me wrong Gramcord's databases were great, but on the windows platform they were already restricted to the outdated 'Bible Companion' program when Gramcord for Windows was first released.
...Accordance is a better value. ..
Value is much like beauty it is all in the eye of the beholder.
Think about it Accordance was created for a very different audience than the other software company was. Accordance, started life as a professional morphological grammatical search engine while the other 'program' you mentioned started life as a library management program. Can, both these programs now perform some of the same task? Sure, but that does change the fact they continue to have fundamentally different philosophies of what constitutes Biblical Software.
A friend of mine encouraged me to buy into the 'other software' and as an e-reader/library it has worked out okay, but it has never been able to run the types of queries I needed most. And, the main reason for that is most of other program's users probably could care less about they types of things I need and want to use software to do. Accordance, on the other hand, does what need by the default!
and in my mind a company that is caring more about people.
Ask, any question about running a complicated Hebrew/Greek search and it will usually get answered with in the same day here on the Accordance forums. Often, a question will get answered with in a few minutes of being asked, amazing! People here already know how to run the queries I've been dreaming of!
With the soon to be released Windows version I am happy that more people will get a chance to use Accordance.
So, am I! Although, my wife is going to make me buy a Mac book pro next time around.
Anyway, I know a lot of people have been waiting for this day!