I too use both BW7 and Logos, and I use them for different purposes. For the most part, I do my textual, primary source work in BW7. I do my secondary work in Logos.
That said, BW7 is already full of secondary resource tools that I use: grammars, lexicons, timelines, and map modules. These are all well-integrated and indispensable to my work.
I have SESB in Logos, so I can more easily see the text variants. In BW7, I get most of what I need using Metzger's Textual Commentary
, Wieland Willker's Textual Commentary
, the NET Bible notes, and a link in to the laparola
I also use Logos for some Greek searches where its syntactic search tools come in handy.
And don't forget that BW7 also comes standard with:
- Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)
- Fausset Bible Dictionary (1888)
- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
- Matthew Henry's Commentary (ca. 1710)
My main complaint is that these last four resources are of limited value in light of modern scholarship. (I did not say they have no value, so I am only pointing out here that a lot has happened in the last 300 or even 100 years of biblical studies...) These works are satisfactorily hooked in to the biblical texts via the Resource Summary tab.
I have recommended that BW get the rights to something like the Harper(Collins) Bible Dictionary (one volume, Logos sells it for $30) and the one volume Harper's Bible Commentary (again for about $30). I would probably stay in BW7 more with just those two resources at the tip of my mouse click.
If BW could get the price down sufficiently--say, get both of them for about $25 total--I would say add them in and raise the base price. Otherwise, it would be perfectly suitable to offer them as addon modules at a price that makes it profitable for BW. I don't want a whole library of secondary works (Logos does this well), but some quick reference stuff would be nice.