Logos Bible Software video demo
Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:42 PM
1. Terribly slow. Now I know some in the Logos camp will say, "it's only an early alpha candidate," but I am not talking about how the processor ran the software, although that seemed to be part of the issue. I am talking about how long it takes to run a process to get certain information. For instance. They demonstrated getting the parsing for a particular Greek word. I could have gone to the local library and found a parsed interlinear faster than Logos brought it up. There was searching the right window to find the right "book" to look up the right passage...etc.
Accordance is so fast in regard to its enter... point... discover method for finding the parsing. Enter the passage, point to the word in the passage, and boom... instant information in the "Instant Details" panel.
Even the search through all the books in the system for Psalm 29 was slow. They had to cancel it in mid-process to be able to show you what they wanted.
2. One, Two, Three, Where did it go windows? Obviously Logos is made for Windows... they must like them.... because Logos has TONS. It was so easy for me in just watching the video to get lost in which window had what information and where it was at... bother.
Accordance is sleek and simple, like the Mac. It can all be in one window with tabs. What a Mac Innovation! Obviously Logos is trying to pour new wine into old wineskins.
There are probably several more things I could say, and no Helen or anyone at Accordance did not pay me to say this... I say it myself. Spare every friend you can who owns or is going to own a Mac and wants Bible software from the doom that is Logos.... it's so... Windows 98. I consider switching at one time, back when I was weak, but after seeing this video there is no switching for me at all!
To see the video visit http://www.logos.com...MacA4_small.mov
Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:43 PM
In all fairness after looking at the video, it wasn't all that bad. Some of the texts popped up pretty quick. It is clear the target markets are different. Unfortunately, it isn't an either/or for many of us. In reality, not every publisher can do a first rate job at everything. It is just too expensive.
Logos has focused on electronic publishing and thank goodness they have! There are many reference works that I would rather search through with a computer than use a paper index and manual cross-referencing. Oxford's Dictionary of the Christian Church for one.
Accordance focuses on the text and the text is central. This is really important when studying the text. The support from Accordance is great and it is a great product. As I said in a previous posting "it just fits right". However, if I really need a text that Accordance doesn't support and doesn't plan to provide, I may need to buy it from Logos.
They are providing a service to the academic and Christian community-- this is awesome.
Edited by RPat, 23 August 2007 - 10:45 PM.
Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:17 AM
I use Accordance on my Mac and Logos 3 and Bibleworks 7 on my PC. We should be thankful we have so many options!
Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:43 AM
Excuse me, but whose response are you calling "sour and cynical?"
What a sour and cynical response. They released it because so many were asking how it would look. They have miles to go before they sleep. You should know that speed is a great concern for the Logos developers. Their version 4 will address this and the Mac version will benefit from that. Competition is good for us all.
Posted 09 September 2007 - 10:41 AM
Sorry to be unclear about that.
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