Sword Bible on Android

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I have been using the Sword Bible project for years, and so, it was only natural for me to ask if it exists on Android for my phone.  The short story is that a project exists at Google Code, but it doesn’t quite look like it is ready for prime time.

First, if you want to know a little more about the Sword project, you can read up on it at this Wikipedia article.  I think I first started with it when I bought a Bible program from our college bookstore.  Now, in Linux, I use a program called Xiphos, which is a Linux/Gnome frontend for the Sword Project.  The program used to be called Gnome Sword.  You can also find more information from the main Sword Website including a small list of sofware.

My first find was this post on Werx Limited.  The post mentions a project named Bishop, but that project is more of a tech test than an actual application for use.  So, I read through the whole conversation thread discussing Bishop and the development of an application.  To my delight, I hit Martin Denham’s message about his And-Bible project.

I haven’t had a chance to install it or anything.  For now, I just wanted to capture these links, but I hope to mess with it some more.  For now, I am just using Virtue Bible FE.  I will keep you updated.


11 Responses to “Sword Bible on Android”

  1. Dmitry Says:

    Hi! Have you any success in finding android Sword front-end? And-Bible isn’t a perfect solution due to rather weak interface

  2. digitaleagle Says:

    No, I haven’t. I haven’t looked in a while. Please let me know if you find anything promising. i’ll have to spend some more time on this soon.

  3. Dmitry Says:

    OK, but AFAIK the AndBible is the single solution now

  4. sireyu Says:

    Hi to all,

    Mysword bible for Android (pocket esword look a like can run on android celpphone and Android tabletpc) is now available for downloading. Just google the word :
    mysword.info bible android

    and you will see the site listing.


    The following are the exciting features of MySword for Android:

    * Multiple offline Bibles, Commentaries and Dictionaries
    * Bible version verse comparison
    * Highlighting
    * Bookmarks
    * Type your personal notes and insights
    * Search (concordance) for Bible, Commentaries and Personal notes
    * Strongs number support linked to dictionary for easy access

    The following are the other features of MySword for Android:

    * The editor for Personal notes uses a simple wiki syntax for easy formating of your notes
    * Copying of current verse, all text and custom selection of text in all views (Bible, Commentary, Dictionary and Personal notes) including the Search results which is very useful for Personal notes editing
    * Resizeable text (custom text size for easy viewing)
    o Allow fine adjustment of text size
    * Page history navigation (back and forward)
    * Verse link in Commentaries and Dictionaries to the Bible view.
    o Links between documents, e.g. Commentary reference to Bible passage
    * Download of modules (Bibles, Commentaries, and Dictionaries)
    * Backup and restore of settings, highlights, bookmarks and Personal notes

  5. digitaleagle Says:

    That sounds pretty cool. I’ll have to give it a try. Any chance it is open source? Also, is it based off the Sword project? Any plans to put it on the market?

  6. sireyu Says:

    Hi digitaleagle,

    Its not based on Sword project. Its not open source 🙂

    We might put it this week on tha market.
    Can you help us make mysword known to your friend and loved ones?

    Many thanks!
    Hope you enjoy using it.

  7. sireyu Says:

    Hi netimen,

    Pls email us will give you instructions on how to convert it.

  8. Mie Says:

    Hi Folks,

    Mysword Bible ver 1.4 is now available.



  9. Morteza Mohammad Hossein Araghi Says:

    You can use Crossconnect app too.
    THe free Open Source Android Bible!

    -DesiringGod.org(John Piper) Sermon integration
    -Offline Bible Texts
    -KJV and ESV Audio Bible
    -Bible Word Search
    -Daily Verse widget
    -Media controls
    -Customize font and color
    -Bible Word Search
    -Sword Modules
    -Many translations (KJV,ASV,ESV,Chinese,Spanish)

    Recent changes:
    -KJV Audio Added
    -Offline Bible texts
    -Faster Sermons
    -Bible Word Search

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