Friday, September 05th, 2008 | Author:

My 8-year-old computer, not surprisingly, had 8-year-old software. One of those was an ancient version of Quickverse, Bible study software that I used almost daily. Also not surprising is that it didn’t really work on Vista, so I had to hunt down something new.

I started with the newer Quickverse, but in order to get the NASB, which I’m partial to, you have to buy a package that costs over $200 – so that option was out.

What I eventually found was E-Sword. Not only is it free, it’s much better. It’s loaded with free Bible versions, commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and devotionals. You have to pay a small fee ($10-30) for the newer Bible versions, which goes to the copyright holder, but that’s a lot better than $200.

I’m still discovering handy new features, it’s intuitive, and everything works the way it’s supposed to, which eliminates the aggravation factor.

So I’m putting Five Stars on this one. Check it out, and let me know what you think.


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4 Responses
  1. Jonathon says:

    You don’t say what version of QuickVerse you were using.

    If those resources are in STEP format, you might be able to use them with e-Sword’s STEP file viewer.

    xan

    jonathon

  2. akaGaGa says:

    Thanks for the tip, Jonathon! I don’t know what version it is. It’s packed away somewhere in the attic … on 3 1/2″ floppies. I bought it back in the days of Windows 3.1. :)

    And truthfully? I don’t know what STEP format is. I just use this thing, I don’t understand how it works.

    But maybe somebody a little more savvy will benefit from your advice. I do appreciate it!

  3. Mrs. Mecomber says:

    I’ve used e-Sword for many years now, and LOOOVE it. I love how I can download exactly what I want for it, too. I’m still learning how the Study Notes section works, lol. I love the Wesley commentaries. It’s a great program, and Rick Meyers is so generous to give it away. I know you’ll enjoy it.

    I see that you have my blog in your sidebar– wow thanks! I’ve been meaning to get yours into mine, but I’ve been procrastinating. Bad me. I’ll add you today.

    Have a blessed day, and keep up the GREAT posts!

  4. akaGaGa says:

    Thanks, Mrs. M! I confess I haven’t mastered the Study Notes, either, but this old dog can only learn so many new tricks at a time – and there are a lot of new tricks in this new computer!

    I have 3 of the devotionals set to open with the program, which generates more thoughts I don’t have time to write about. Is that a good thing? :)

    And I LOVE that the scripture references pop up when you hover over them. That one is saving me a lot of time, cause I don’t have to bounce around to see what the reference is to. (I’m always afraid I’ll miss the exact right one!)

    Thanks for stopping … and thanks for adding me to your blogroll.

    God bless you and yours!