After using BibleWorks (~5 yrs), Logos (~4 yrs), and Accordance (~1.5 yrs), I have found all three programs to have distinctive advantages and disadvantages as compared to one another. While I hope to offer an in-depth comparison of all three in a couple of months, I now offer what I love about Accordance relative to the other programs:
- Accordance is easy to use right out of the box (and even more useable after picking up a few tips at a seminar or through their online tutorials).
- Similarly, Accordance (menus, searches, etc.) are very consistent in diverse situations. This brings the learning curve down quite a bit.
- Accordance has superior search results displays. One can customize results in lists and graphs with ease.
- Accordance maps are amazing. Map layers and 3-D features are two of my favorites.
Now I recognize that Logos and BibleWorks are capable of some of these same features, but I find Accordance to be superior in these respects. More on the strengths of Logos and BibleWorks in the future.