I was reading an interesting article on Bible Study tools at: http://library.dts.edu/Pages/RR/Eresources/bsol.shtml
They were very complimentary of BibleWorks, however, they made one observation that I have seen in several other reviews and articles concerning BibleWorks interface:
"While some features of BibleWorks are pretty easy to use, the idiosyncratic interface is hard to master, and hard to remember. Only those who use the tool very frequently acquire the skill necessary to truly benefit from the advanced capabilities in BibleWorks."
I would like to suggest that BW 7 include not only additional tools, resources etc, but possibly a new user interface. I think a discussion of interface suggestions may be useful. I apologize if this issue has already been raised and I missed it.
Here are a few items for consideration:
1. Consolidation and organization of the button bar and menu for a cleaner and easier interface.
2. Move non-biblical texts into a format other than a help file and allow for better integration with the Biblical text and search tools.
3. Develop a tab system when multiple windows are open, and consistency in how different resource windows are setup. Here is another review from BW's website: "BWk’s resources are inconsistent in both their interfaces (confusing the user) and their preparation." http://www.bibleworks.com/reviews/re...arunak2005.htm
The folks at BW are incredibly responsive to their customers. Perhaps some suggestions here would assist them in consideration of interface changes and improvement.