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QuickVerse Bible Software
QuickVerseQuickVerse Bible Software, like Pradis, is a Bible software package geared for pastors and lay users. What sets QuickVerse apart from most other software packages is the variety of platforms it is available for. While original language searches are possible in the more advanced packages (and not too difficult), if you want to work with the original languages, then any of the other major Bible software packages like Accordance, Logos, BibleWorks would be a better choice.

Summary

  • Developer: FindEx.com, Inc. (www.quickverse.com)
  • Platform & System Requirements: Windows: 98SE/ME/2000/XP running on a Pentium III 500 MHz or higher. Requires: CD drive, min 128 MB Ram, and 200 MB hard drive space. Macintosh: OS 10.3 and above; G3 500 Mhz or higher with at least 256 MB of RAM and 200 MB of free hard drive space.
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: Brings together a number of pastoral resources at a pretty good price; weakness is that the (modern) resources are limited. The more advanced packages also begin to get rather expensive.

Packages Available

  • Demo: No trial copy is available for download, though the Starter Edition is very inexpensive.

QuickVerse 2009 for Microsoft Windows

Note that these packages build on one another; i.e., the larger packages include everything the smaller packages have and more. For a complete listing of all packages, see the QuickVerse Product Comparison Chart here.

  • Starter Edition: This bare-bones edition includes the KJV and a couple older resources like Matthew Henry's Commentary. (Available from www.quickverse.com) QuickVerse
  • Essentials Edition: This edition includes nine different English translations, including the NJKV and the Message. It has a vareity of older Bible study resources, including the old ISBE and a bunch of devotional classics. Buy from Amazon.com
  • Standard Edition: This edition includes twelve English translations, adding the NLT and NRSV among others. It also includes a number of more recent reference works like the Holman Bible Dictionary. It also includes some basic Hebrew and Greek resources. Buy from Amazon.com
  • Expanded Edition: This edition everything in the previous packages plus some additional resources. Buy from Amazon.com
  • Deluxe Edition: This edition everything in the previous packages plus some additional resources, including a number of decent Bible dictionaries. It also has the ability to cross-reference English translations with Greek and Hebrew/Aramaic texts. Buy from Amazon.com
  • Platinum Edition: This edition everything in the previous packages plus some additional resources. Significantly, it includes the NRSV with Apocrypha as well as a number of excellent IVP resources. Buy from Amazon.com

QuickVerse for Macintosh OS X

  • White Box Edition: This edition includes nine Bibles and forty Reference titles (most of them older reference works), including the ability to display parallel Gospels and parallel Bible passages and to do rudimentary Hebrew and Greek searches via Strongs' numbering system. Buy from Amazon.com
  • Black Box Edition: This edition includes everything in the White Box Edition, as well as an additional three Bibles and sixteen reference titles. Buy from Amazon.com

QuickVerse for PDA

  • QuickVerse PDA 2005 Standard: This edition brings all of the features of electronic Bible study to your Pocket PC or Palm OS system carefully linked and cross-referenced. Comes with a number of Bibles as well as some Bible study classics. Buy from Amazon.com
  • QuickVerse PDA 2005 Deluxe: This edition brings all of the features of electronic Bible study to your Pocket PC or Palm OS system carefully linked and cross-referenced. Comes with five Bibles, including the NLT and NKJV, as well as some Bible study classics. Buy from Amazon.com

Final Recommendations

QuickVerse is a pretty good software package geared for lay people and pastors. Not recommended for those who want to do work in the original languages or do serious biblical studies research.

Purchasing Information

You may purchase QuickVerse from Amazon.com and Christianbook.com (I have provided easy to access links above; Christianbook.com has excellent prices), you can also purchase them directly from the QuickVerse website (www.quickverse.com).

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2009 09:29