Review: Quickverse for Mac

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Well, I waited patiently as Psalm 40 asks me to.  And it finally got here…Quickverse for Mac!  So I opened to packaging it came in.  I installed it and it’s…not that great! 

I’m disappointed.  Let me start off by saying that I’m old school Quickverse.  I’ve been using it for about 10 years.  But it just looks like they didn’t really put a lot of effort into it.  What do I mean? 

Here is my own version of a FAQ page: 

Why is it bad?

Great question.  It’s bad because the program isn’t integrated like the previous versions of Quickverse.  You can open books but they do not stay "linked".  That is, when you change the text in one translation, it normally changes all of them.  but this one doesn’t.  The commentaries aren’t linked to a translation.  It just doesn’t feel like a program that a lot of thought was put into.  It looks like they wanted to put something out that would make Mac users shut up.  Unfortunately, we’re not going to shut up until you put something good out. 

Is it worth the price? 

Here I would say yes.  The cost is $99, which is pretty cheap by most Bible software standards.  Logos is about a $500 adventure, just to name one. 

What’s it missing? 

For starters, a lot more books.  Part of what makes buying software a great deal is the insane amount of books they provide.  Not that I use them all that often, but having Wiersbe’s commentaries is nice.

What’s good? 

There’s still a good amount of Bible translations.  To be that’s important because it’s what I use the most.  The Bible dictionaries look good also. 

Would you buy it if you could do it all over again? 

Believe it or not, yes.  Why?  Because as mediocre as it is, it’s still better than anything else that’s OSX compatible.  The other programs are horrible and not even worth mentioning. 

So what’s the conclusion of the matter?  This shows how desperate I am for Bible software because this just isn’t great, but I’m willing to work with it. 

Logos is supposed to have a Mac version of their software by Christmas.  So who knows, I may be switching over.