Hi, I'm researching to help my (non-techie) husband decide whether he'd like Logos or Accordance. Watching the videos, I think the overall approach of Accordance may be more intuitive for him. They each seem to have their pros. For Accordance, it's ease of searching (no string commands) and the multiple windows. With Logos, it's little things like the bibliography generator, smoothness of exporting to other software (Pages, Keynote), and little things like the pronunciation option. Some reviews have commented that Logos is better when you want the "read your library" effect and Accordance when you want to study languages. My dh does not read hebrew or greek nor is not likely ever to. His interest is primarily in making commentaries more searchable and easy for him to work with for preparing Sunday School or Bible study lessons.
So I guess my first question is, if he uses the flex search feature with commentaries or say Milton's Paradise Lost, will it search thematically or is it tagged in such a way that things will pop up for him? I'm sorry that's such a terribly basic question, but it seems like a lot of the videos I've been watching show how to do interlinear studies and whatnot. He more wants to be able to read what has been *written* about those passages, and I'm trying to make sure I understand what the software can do to facilitate that.
And my 2nd question is, knowing that's his goal, is there a simpler or alternate solution we should be looking at?
As far as price point and quantities, I think he'd go Platinum in Logos 5 or Advanced in Accordance. It's mainly the history stuff and commentaries he's interested in. So I don't think a simple solution like just reading the book on the ipad with the search function will do. I think he wants a more powerful solution that allows him to cull through multiple sources at once when researching what has been written on a topic. I'm just trying to research and make sure we're doing that the most sensible way possible.