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#1 dandennison

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:32 PM

Hello,

 

The other guys have deal for seminarians and Bible college students to get about 9GB of resources that are accessible for the next 60 days. The idea is that your library is closed, so why not fill up your Bible software with stuff that expires about when your library will reopen.

 

The high level concept of a trial, expiring or subscription module is very interesting. I don't know if Accordance team has given it much thought, but as an option to try out certain resources I think it has its place.

 

I would NOT be interested in this mode replacing purchase-to-own for any module. The nice part about Accordance is that when you buy it, it's yours. I see the value here merely as a way to sample a broader range of stuff for a time.



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 03:14 AM

Expired? Even if you don't have access to the modules due to the "Expired" license, they want you to download the 9GB. I don't want the modules on my Mac if I can't open it. This fill my HD for nothing. Only they hope I activate it again. I'm totally upset with this behavior.


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 08:46 AM

Presumably any sane business that doesn't want to needlessly be charged for bandwidth will disallow downloads of expired modules.



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 01:42 PM

Expired? Even if you don't have access to the modules due to the "Expired" license, they want you to download the 9GB. I don't want the modules on my Mac if I can't open it. This fill my HD for nothing. Only they hope I activate it again. I'm totally upset with this behavior.

 

You do not need to download all stuff in Logos for it to be working ....


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 02:40 PM

I don’t think Accordance will do it. It would require a lot of bandwidth which they can’t afford. Bandwidth is one of the reasons why we have to download everything to our phones to have access to it. The only good thing is that at least we can choose what to download or not.

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 04:10 PM

I would be interested in some way of trying modules before I buy them. Because I don't live in an English-speaking country, I'm not familiar with many of the commentary series, dictionaries, etc. I've never seen them in a bookstore, and it's hard to find them in a library. The screenshots give some idea of the content, but it's a very small sample. Being able to look at some large fraction of a book, like 10%, or being able to use it for a few days or a week, would give me a better idea of its usefulness. I've sometimes resorted to Kindle samples, but it doesn't work well for commentaries, because you tend to get the introduction to the book, but little or no actual commentary.
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Posted 23 March 2020 - 03:13 AM

The screenshots give some idea of the content, but it's a very small sample. Being able to look at some large fraction of a book, like 10%, or being able to use it for a few days or a week, would give me a better idea of its usefulness.

 

I second this. As has been stated elsewhere, the sample screenshots are too limited to give an accurate idea of the resource being sold. I don't know if it's practical to have a time-bound download, but at least a more comprehensive sampling of the resources would be greatly appreciated!


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 06:00 AM

I find the previews for many books of interest on Amazon and Google Books very useful. Check these two resources if able. My usual Tuesday morning is spent checking the current sale offers and information provided by Accordance, searching for reviews of the books of interest, and then reading previews of the books, if available, as mentioned. What you seek is not all in one place, but usually is available by using multiple websites.

 

Happy sleuthing,

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