Jerry at FosterTribe has written extensive reviews of thirteen Bible software programs. The ESV is available for nearly all the reviewed programs.
Jerry shares a few caveats about the reviews:
First, I have a specific user in mind when I write my reviews: Me. A lay person who is interested in Bible software for personal study and teaching, yet does not have extra time or money. That’s not to say that a full-time pastor or seminary student wouldn’t benefit from these reviews, or wouldn’t agree with my conclusions, only that I did not have them in mind when I tested each product.
For instance, I did not test a product’s Greek and Hebrew tools. All of the products reviewed provide basic Greek and Hebrew texts and word lookups. Some of them offer much deeper Greek and Hebrew studies, but I did not explore those options.
It also means I didn’t test every feature of each product. I just wanted to give a solid overview of basic functionality and usefulness, concentrating on the features that are useful and interesting to me.
Second, I did my best to provide accurate reviews; but in the end these are just my opinions. If you enjoy one of the packages that I rated low, then more power to you. Use what you like and be proud of it. I welcome dialog and disagreement, provided the discourse is civil. A location for comments on these reviews is provided at this blog entry.
A few people have already shared some good comments about the reviews, and Jerry has been quick to respond.
Via Biblical Studies and Technological Tools.