What won’t I reinstall?
That’s the first thought with my laptop;. I literally had, I don’t know, about 65 programs I loaded on. Of those, I used a dozen regularly.
I had a lot of programs because they had a nice feature, but… you know, if you almost never use it, you’re pretty much a slave to using it every now and then just because it’s sitting there. Productivity experts advise not getting into that situation.
What am I getting rid of permanently?
theWord – The messier version of E-Sword. I used it for the second year of my Bible College, until someone bought me Bible Explorer. I tried it again, and ended up downloading things for it I never used. I never opened the program except to install add-on modules. You know what? That’s silly. If I’m not using it, GET RID OF IT.
Accordance – very nice. I downloaded it to try, and featured it in my Bible Software reviews. I feel they took a step backwards from Accordance Demo to Accordance Lite, and so I’m not as thrilled with it now. I will say I stopped using it once I really learned how to use Logos, and so, I’m deleting it.
Microsoft Office XP – Don’t laugh. That’s how old mine is. But then again, you know, the COST of Office is prohibitive, and they’ve only got themselves to blame. Literally, it’s a $30 software suite for $160. I know I can rent it by subscription. I can also pay for Dropbox per month, Onedrive per month, Evernote per month, etc, etc. By the time you’re done paying $9.95 a month for everything, you’re spending 3 times your monthly income on monthly subscriptions to software and cloud storage! I’m just using LIbreoffice instead of Office.
E-Sword. I had a LOT of modules in E-sword. But again, I open it VERY rarely. So, I’m taking the plunge, and getting rid of it.
KJV Pure Word – this is a good, basic Bible program. For some people, this is exactly what you need. If I was going to use a lite Bible program like this, I’d stick with Bible Analyzer personally. I almost never open it, so it’s going.
Olive Tree. Yuck. I don’t know why so many people love this program so much. Really.
Programs I’m strongly thinking about getting rid of eventually: Wordsearch. No kidding. The inability to restore from backups has made it nearly useless in my opinion. I’ve added a LOT of free modules to it
Bottom line – if you almost never use it, ask yourself if you really need it?