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Bible Software Review to go offline soon

After more than twelve years online, Bible Software Review is closing shop. I have reached a point where I can no longer afford the time, energy and money that needs to be put into it. I will continue to be involved in Bible software, but will not be maintaining the site anymore. Maybe somebody else will do it, in which case the reviews, interviews and so on would continue to be available. If anyone is interested in the domain “bsreview.org” and/or its contents, please contact me.

It’s been a great ride, and I want to thank everyone that has made BSR possible, particularly its faithful readers and contributors. It is time for me to move on to other things. There is always a 2.0 version awaiting somewhere.

Thank you all!

Rubén Gómez

Most popular posts in 2012

Here are the posts that got most views in 2012:

Free Copy of Pradis 6.0 (August 2007)

e-Sword HD for iPad (October 2012)

WordSearch 7.0 and Bible Explorer 4.0 – Now There Is No Excuse (December 2006)

WORDsearch 10 (December 2011)

My Thoughts on Clause Searches in Logos 5  (November 2012)

I find it amazing that number one is a post I wrote back in 2007!

As 2012 is about to finish, I want to take up this opportunity to wish all my visitors a very happy and blessed 2013!

 

Dear visitors…

Thank you all for your continued support of BSR. Had it not been for your visits, I would have given up any hope of keeping it alive. I know you haven’t heard from me for a rather long time, and I apologize for that. There’s a lot going on in the world of Bible software, but I simply can’t keep up. Let me remind you, however, that I do update my twitter account.

I have been (and still am) very busy with professional projects. I have also recently finished tagging a classic Spanish Bible (Reina-Valera 1909) with Strong’s numbers. This is a public domain text, and so I’ve felt free to work on it on and off to ensure that everybody will have access to this Bible and the original languages that underlie it. The text should be available soon, as I am currently offering it to different Bible software developers for use with their software. I hope it proves useful.

Thanks again for visiting! I hope you find something helpful and interesting among the many sections of this blog and website. As always, make yourself at home.

BSR News Update

I apologize for the rather long blogging hiatus. My professional work load is such right now that I do not foresee any noticeable changes in the coming months. I’m simply too busy and have to meet various deadlines. As I’m sure you will understand, that takes priority over any other activities on the side (including BSR). So, don’t count on any new major review anytime soon, although I may be able to blog occasionally. I’ll also try to tweet about what’s new as time permits.

Fortunately, there are some fine people whom you can turn to for news and updates on Bible software programs. Mark’s blog is always worth checking, and Kevin Purcell keeps abreast of the latest developments.

These are exciting times for Bible software, despite the current economic crisis. The recent launch of the iPad has opened up yet another study platform that looks very promising. I plan on getting one myself (it’s not available yet here in Europe), and hope to share my experience with you in due course. Perhaps I will even end up posting some mini-reviews or videos. Who knows?

I’m sorry I haven’t got better news for you at this point. My efforts to have other people join BSR and share the amount of work a site like this entails have not been successful. I’m not giving up just yet, but expect to see me more off than on, at least during what’s left of 2010.

Take care!

Improved Social Networking

Bible Software Review is all about sharing, so I thought it would be good to try to make things easier for those of you who make use of different social networks. From now on you will find a number of icons at the bottom of each post. These will allow you to share the information you find here in some of the most commonly used online social networks. There are also buttons to email the link to the post and print or save as PDF the post itself.

On the right hand side column, under Social Network, you’ll find a new button that will take you to my Twitter page. There I share news that not always make it to the blog, as well as some personal thoughts here and there. It’s a good way to keep updated on the latest developments in the Bible software scene and interact with other users and developers.

I hope you find these little enhancements useful. As always, I’m open to your suggestions and very much value your feedback. Thanks!

Trip to Israel

As of tomorrow I’ll be officially on “vacation,” away from my computers. This means that no updates will take place for the next ten days or so either here or at the website. Also, no comments will be approved until I get back. Thanks!

I’m traveling to Israel and might be able to post short updates on Tweeter or Facebook from my Pocket PC for my friends and followers.