MacSword is a free program for creating a library of Bible study resources; Bibles, commentaries, etc.
The first thing I will note is the daunting disclaimer which caused me to go forward with great trepidation. So far, I have not been attacked by terrorists or as far as I know, the CIA.
This is not a user friendly program. It does not have an attractive interface and the instructions leave a great deal to be desired, but it is free as are most modules. I was prepared to give MacSword a solid thumbs down in the midst of my initial frustrations.
I have downloaded the NETBible (Free NetNotes are available). It is easy to navigate book and chapter. I initially could not search for a selection of more than one verse. A search on Luke 15: 12-20, must be formatted thus, Luke 15:12-20. Navigating through MacSword is largely trial and error.
One function I did figure out quite readily is the parallels function. Within this program, the user may parallel as many Bible versions and commentaries as will fit on the screen.
I will note that the Greek translation I have downloaded (OT-LXX/NT Tischendorf), does not translate or parse.
I believe with more work in this program I’d find many reasons to recommend it for some. For me, with MacSwords poor interface and lack of features, it is worth saving the money until you can afford Accordance (or simply use online resources). (BrianC)