I am very green. I know nothing about appraiser software. I was told that appraiser toolbox was good. I wanted to see what you think. I am guessing they all do the same. it seems that this program is intertwined with other features.
I have used it for several years too. I like it because it is intuitive, easy, and does everything I need to do to get my work out.
They offer a 30 day free trial and it is a fully operating version. You can use it in your work so you really get to give it a workout.
Many demos that I tried a few years ago are not fully operating so you have to get your work out in some other program and then play around with a demo. They will let you type an appraisal but will not let you print it or else it will have something like a huge "DEMO" watermark across all your work.
I have been a strong advocate of the Bradford's technologies for a long time. I have used all the major appraisal software and I highly recommend Bradford's Toolbox software. Don't even waste your time with anything else. Very easy, very fast, and my favorite feature.....very manipulative.
It is very good. I have been using it since back when they called it ClickForms. However, like all software it has its good and bad points.
In my opinion, they would have a better product if it was more stable and less power hungry. (Some of this is probably Microsoft's fault rather than Bradford's.)
They have spent a lot of time and effort developing things that are not important to me (like appraisal tracker) and IMHO they would be better off to have developed a simple "search and replace" option or the ability to handle long file names.
All of that being said, I think they are the best software out there. Particularly if you are computer savvy enough to take full advantage of it.