Bible Study Software

We have an abundance of applications, available to support you in your Bible studies on many different platforms. Several of these applications are cross platform. All applications in this section use the same module library and most store their library in the same place on your computer. All are based on The SWORD Project. You can therefore try several and see which one you end up liking best:

Look at the whole range of applications or choose the icon for your platform:

Linux software Windows software MacOS software Handhelds and Mobile Phones Web based software
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Bible Software for Handhelds and Smartphones

PocketSword for iPhone and iPod Touch

PocketSword Screenshot PocketSword is a SWORD frontend for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It requires OS 3.0 or later and is now available in the AppStore
Jump to the PocketSword website.

BibleTime Mini for Android, Symbian, Meego, Blackberry and Windows Mobile

BibleTime Mini Screenshot BibleTime Mini is a SWORD frontend for Android, Symbian, Meego, Blackberry and Windows Mobile touchscreen phones.
Jump to the BibleTime Mini website.

AndBible for Android

AndBible Screenshot And Bible is a JSWORD frontend for Android. It is available in Android App Market.
Jump to the And Bible website.

Bishop: The SWORD Project for Android and Apple Mobile Devices

Bishop Screenshot A full-featured SWORD app for both Android and Apple mobile devices. Unique tools include ancient New Testament manuscript research utilizing the New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room resources from the Institute for New Testament Textual Research.

Get it on Google Play

Ezra Bible App

Ezra Bible App Screenshot Ezra Bible App is a user-friendly bible study tool focussing on topical study based on keywords/tags. This program can help you to easily manage your topical verse lists and verse-based notes. It runs on Windows, macOS, Linux and Android.
Jump to Ezra Bible App's website.
Get it on Google Play

SwordReader for PocketPC

SwordReader Screenshot SWORDReader For The PocketPC is a basic SWORD reader for use on PocketPC handhelds like the HP iPAQ.
Jump to the SwordReader website.

Dagger for OPIE handhelds

OPIE Dagger Screenshot Dagger is a Bible Study application developed for portable devices running Opie.
Jump to Dagger's Page

Bible Study on your Mobile Phone

Go Bible Screenshot Go Bible is a small J2ME application which runs on most modern mobile phones. Study the Bible while on the train, waiting for the doctor or in a traffic jam. Send SMS with Bible verses to your friends. Search for that elusive verse.
Jump to GoBible's Page

Software recommended for Palm PDAs

In absence of any software produced by CrossWire we recommend these programmes to you:

UniBible - Multilingual Bible Reader for the Palm

UniBible Screenshot UniBible is a multilingual Bible-reader program for the PalmOS platform. It is Unicode enabled which allows it to display Bible texts in various languages.
UniBible is completely free to download and use, courtesy of Biola University.
Jump to UniBible website.

PalmBible+ Reader for PalmOS

Palm Bible Reader Screenshot PalmBible+ is a free (GPL-licensed) Bible reader for Palm OS now maintained by Yih-Chun Hu, but originally derived from BibleReader by Poetry Poon. BibleReader was previously hosted at SourceForge, and was open-source under the GPL. Since then, Mr. Poon has taken his project commercial, allowing him to sell copyrighted versions (such as the NIV), but also preventing others from fixing or adding features to his latest project. PalmBible+ can be found here and a nice starter pack has been collected and posted by Tyndale House here.
Jump to PalmBible+ website.