e-Sword HD: Bible Study Made Easy
By Rick Meyers
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e-Sword® — the world's most popular PC Bible study software is now available on the world's most advanced mobile operating system! e-Sword HD is feature rich and user friendly. As your Biblical library grows you will appreciate the intuitive layout and synchronization of resources. e-Sword HD is so easy to use you may never need to tap on the Help button!
EVERYTHING NEEDED to study the Bible in an enjoyable and enriching manner. All Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, … everything is just a tap away!
POWERFUL SEARCHES that are simple to use. Enter as many words you want to search for and select the settings. You can even search on Strong numbers!
INTEGRATED EDITOR for creating your own study notes, even with images. Rich text notes are "linked" to the Bible for easy viewing as popup tooltips!
PARALLEL BIBLE of your own design for comparing passages.
STRONG'S DEFINITIONS are just a tap away and presented in a popover.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES too are just a tap away and presented in a popover.
COMPARE BIBLES quickly to see how the different versions translate a verse.
LOCATION MAPS pin-point Biblical places on live modern maps to help bring the narrative to life!
READING PLANS designed to help you grow in your knowledge of the Bible.
FORMATTED EMAILS of any selection of any text. Perfect for sharing with others.
No Internet connection is required to use e-Sword HD.
e-Sword HD initially installs with the King James Bible and the King James with Strong's numbers study Bible, the Strong's Lexicon, Smith's Bible dictionary, and the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge cross references. There are over one hundred additional Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, lexicons, reference books and devotionals that you can download and add to your library absolutely free!
Also available are some "locked" resources which must be purchased from their publisher. These are copyright and licensing requirements which are unavoidable.
Please note that e-Sword HD is an *ENGLISH* release (but does include Spanish UI localization.) There are dozens of non-English Bibles available, but all other content is in English.
The perfect app on the perfect device. What are you waiting for? Download e-Sword HD today and get to studying the Bible!
What's New in Version 4.0
* Bible highlighting has been expanded from complete verse highlighting to now include highlighting any portion of a verse! Verse highlighting still applies to every Bible, while word highlighting is Bible specific.
* The "Lookup" popup menu item has now been expanded to display a popover of all installed dictionaries that have definitions for the selected term if the currently active dictionary does not have a definition.
* New long-press gesture on verse link to quickly Bookmark verse.
My #1 App on my iPad
I was so glad to find eSword available for iPad. I have used the Windows desktop version for years and have bought many of the premium content modules. All the content I purchased in the past for the desktop was also available to use on the iPad, all I had to do was download it and activate it with my user email and password. I use it for all my bible reading as well as in church and for study. The layout really works well for the iPad with the icons at the bottom to access the various resources. The content is second to none. I use many of the Bible versions along with dictionaries, lexicons, and commentaries to deepen my understanding of God's Word. I have used a number of other Bible apps including Logos' offerings and the very popular YouBible, but I find this one to be the very best as far as ease of use and available content. Great you can have it on your desktop or tablet and have access to all the same content. Great job Rick!
Esword gets my award!
Sometimes in life you really do have to spend some money to get something worthwhile.. this is one of those things. Esword is an amazing app with the best features I have seen of any bible app out there! I really enjoy the fact that I can read God's Word, learn, study, and deepen my understanding of what a verse actually says like never before through this app. Comparisons are great when you want to get context of what is being said from more than one version. God's word is truly inexhaustible and His riches unsearchable, but to the person who REALLY wants to gain wisdom He will teach you if you just open up HIS Word. I am converted, living proof in a scoffing age of time. Blessings.
Best Bible app out there
Was a long time eSword user back when I used PCs. As I transitioned to Apple platforms, I ended up using a competitive product (Olive Tree). Olive Tree makes a good product, but I believe that eSword is a better product - hands down.
Extremely accurate. Love the Strong's incorporation. So much easier to study and compare different translations. Love the note taking capability.
The only reason I didn't rate it as a 5-star app is that I'd like to see the ability to synchronize across platforms. As soon as I saw that this was available for Macs, I purchased it immediately. Given that I have this installed on my Mac, iPhone, and iPad, I would love to be able to synchronize notes and highlights across all 3 devices