Bible Explorer (BE) is provided as a "little brother" to WORDSearch (WS). It has many of the same features, a similar look and
feel, and uses the same book format, so the entire WORDSearch library is compatible between the two packages. Also, a
special version of Bible Explorer has been licensed to Lifeway publishers and retitled as Bible Navigator (BE).
BE and BN are essentially the same product, and both are similar to WS in many aspects, but are definitely inferior in
many others. Because of this, I found it a bit difficult to write the review. In some places I wasn't sure if I should
just write as if I was unaware of WORDSearch's existence, or if I should just point out the differences between the two.
In the end I felt I needed to do the full review for the sake of fairness. However, please note that in some places where
functionality is identical to WORDSearch, I often copied the text from the WS review, making just the minor changes
necessary to make it accurate for BE.
Appendix - Main differences between Bible Explorer and WORDSearch
WS automatically combines resources as tabbed windows according to category; BE just opens each in its own window and you combine them manually.
WS highlights the verse you are on, BE shows a marker in the left margin, which doesn't always make it clear what verse you are really on.
The resource pane in WS is divided into sections, such as Favorites, Library, Documents, and Verse Lists, while BE only has the Library.
BE lacks many of the tools of WS, such as Verse Lists, Word Definition, integrated internet browser, Favorites, and Instant Verse Study.
BE is missing the robust personal notes feature of WS, relying on the WS7 method of notes, which works ok enough, it's just not great.
There is no parallel Bible feature in BE.