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New Version - v.6.0

MySword 6.0's major feature is the new Compact mode for ICS, Jellybean, Kitkat, Lollipop and higher: one Action bar on the top and no bottom bar which is very good for smartphones but still useful for tablets, especially for non-power users.

If your device is Google Play Store (Android Market) enabled, note that you can also download the stable version (MySword 5.7) from the Google Play Store.

If your device is not Google Play Store enabled, in your Android device's browser, click either of the download links below.

If your device is Google Play Store (Android Market) enabled, note that you can also download the new version from the Google Play Store.

If your device is not Google Play Store enabled, in your Android device's browser, click the download link below.

Download MySword latest versionLatest MySword for Android v.6.0 - 18 March 2015

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.5.7 - 23 January 2015

Please note that MySword requires the minimum Android version of 2.1 (Eclair) for it to be installed.

For MySword to be properly installed in your Android device, make sure the Unknown Sources setting is checked in Settings->Applications.

  1. Installation Instructions
  2. What's new in Version 6.0
  3. Bugs Fixed in Version 6.0
  4. What's new in Version 5.7
  5. Bugs Fixed in Version 5.7
  6. Change Log of MySword - Old Versions to latest


Install MySword APK file (preferably downloading the link above in your Android device). If this message "For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from the Google Play" or a similar one appears, you will have to enable the installation of applications from sources other than the Android Market. To do this, go to Settings->Security and check Unknown Sources. Then try to install again MySword APK.

After successful installation, run MySword. You will then be asked to specify a folder in your SD card (or internal storage) as a place for the Bible, Dictionary and Commentary modules. You may choose to use the default. After specifying that folder, you will be asked to download modules so that you can use MySword. You can choose the suggested modules (includes some popular English Bibles, Strong's dictionary and TSK commentary) or add more modules by tapping Bible, Commentary or Dictionary buttons and selecting modules).

You can also manually install any modules by downloading the GZip files from this site, unzipping them and copying them into the storage folder you had specified.

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What's new in Version 6.0

  1. New Compact mode for ICS, Jellybean, Kitkat, Lollipop and higher: one Action bar on the top and no bottom bar.

    Compact mode

    1. You can switch via Menu->Compact mode and switch back to normal dual button bar mode via Menu->Non-Compact mode.
    2. Upper-left home menu or swipe from left to show the Navigation Drawer similar to the Button style: Drawer top or both. This drawer also contains for Bible: Bible view preferences, Verse list and Parallel. The number on the right of the module type gives the number of modules.

      Compact mode navigation drawer

    3. To the right of the home menu is the Module selector and Topic/Verse selector.
    4. For tablets, the Bible view has two additional buttons after the Verse selector: Bible view preferences and Verse list; the Journal view also has two additional buttons: New journal entry and Edit journal entry. For phones, these actions must be selected via the Navigation Drawer.

      Compact mode tablet

    5. Menu is now on the upper right overflow button in case the device do not have a hardware menu button (it is also still available on the virtual button at the bottom in some devices).
    6. Search and Bookmarks are added on the menu and shown on the Action bar as icons if they can fit (Search only for small devices).
    7. The lower right now have the page scrollers always visible.
    8. The lower left contains the previous/next navigation (long tap for history as usual) and sub-menu button for those actions that are normally on the former bottom button bar: Format, Highlight, Tag, Highlight Words, Text-to-speech, Text-to-speech Settings, Share text and Split view panes.

      Compact mode bottom menu

    9. Long tapping a word content will also show a popup menu (not available in ICS) similar to the bottom sub-menu button actions. In Deluxe, when a word is selected, that word will appear in two menu items: Search word and Lookup word (for dictionary lookup).

      Compact mode popup menu

  2. New Display Preference: Show topic in fullscreen (default to No). There will be a gray text on the top in full screen to indicate the Bible and verse for Bible view or Module name and topic in other views.
  3. Modern system icons are now Material Design compliant: smaller but simpler.
  4. Search Bible View More now have Compare.
  5. Default Action bar color (Free) and Button Bar color (Deluxe) resulting Action bar color for Lollipop's Light Material Design theme is no longer very saturated (bleeding).
  6. Copy current Journal entry into another Journal (Premium). Please see the Copy button on the top bar or the Navigation drawer for Compact mode.
  7. Word Occurrence (Deluxe): given keywords, determine the occurrences per Bible chapter and list from highest to lowest to know where those keywords occur most. Note that this is a string search if there is no Exact / No accent search index for the module, though case-insensitive (in English), it will still include prefixes, infixes, suffixes and words in titles and notes for Bibles. Commentary and Personal notes are per verse while Dictionary, Journal and Book are per entry/topic. See Menu->About->Word Occurrence.
  8. Word Frequency (Deluxe): given a Bible verse range or a verse for Commentary and Notes or a topic for other module types, list the words found and the frequency. See Menu->About->Word Frequency.
  9. The regular hyphen (-), square brackets [ ], curly braces { }, slash (/) and back-slash (\) are also now excluded in the Exact and FTS Exact (Deluxe). Please reindex the modules via Search screen.

Bugs Fixed in Version 6.0

  1. Problem showing menu in full screen of Lollipop because the showing of the virtual buttons hides again the menu.
  2. Starting full screen then switch back in Kitkat and higher no longer shows the status bar.
  3. Editor Insert Link verse range (Premium) crashes if the current Bible is compare.
  4. In Split Modules path, dropping zipped font files on the internal storage modules path does not work as the files are extracted into fonts under the internal storage and not the external storage for split.
  5. Bookmark Commentary and Personal Notes (Deluxe) use the current Bible verse and not the Commentary's or Notes'.
  6. In Search split preview (Deluxe), the Compare in popup does not work.
  7. Bookmarks/Verse List change Group (Deluxe) then save without tapping an item can cause a crash.

What's new in Version 5.7

  1. WYSIWYG Editor improvements:
    1. Added Block quote to H1/Style option. Cannot be used inside lists so use the next one.
    2. Added Insert menu items: Block quote (ideal also for inside lists), Horizontal rule (you can specify the color, style and size).

      Block quote and horizontal rule

  2. XRef and Merged Bible references improvement: references without content (because OT or NT only) now have Compare.
  3. Button Arranger Reset now have 2 options: Previous (reset to previously saved, the old behavior) and Default (reset to fresh install with all buttons shown also).
  4. Dictionary support for relative order so that ordering of Strong words is no longer alphabetical but first by Hebrew sorted by Strong number followed by Greek sorted by number also (please redownload Strong-lite or Strong dictionaries).
  5. Editor's Verse detection improvement: added Ezek.
  6. Drag and drop arranger of Compare/Parallel (Premium) and Tags (Deluxe) improvement: make the center for scrolling as normally used by users so that the drag is only for the left-most 2/5 of the width.
  7. Format (Deluxe) simple support for Strong's links on text. Partially formatting translators' added text or OT quotes spanning a normal text will still cause a broken format.
  8. Parallel Diff (Deluxe) improvement: for ignore tags option, the space followed by an ending punctuation mark is removed so that KJV and KJVLite will show no space difference.
  9. Button bar and border (Deluxe) custom Color Picker improvement: the hexa color number can be entered manually by tapping the text message with hexa color.

Bugs Fixed in Version 5.7

  1. When a translation in a popup Compare is selected then a Cross reference is selected, it should use the selected translation and not the translation in the main window.
  2. Editor insert Bible link with range on last verse on a chapter creates an all link text. This also happens when the active Bible is Compare and you try to insert verse or range with text.
  3. Drag and drop arranger of Compare/Parallel (Premium) and Tags (Deluxe) shows a wrong display drag item on subsequent drags due to Hardware acceleration.
  4. Export Page to file (Premium) still have Prev and Next Navigation links.
  5. Strong's link on text (Premium):
    1. Does not include the single quote so only the s has link in words with 's like brother's.
    2. ABP Strong's numbers with dot do not show content, e.g. Pro 1:16's G1510.2.6 and Pro 1:17's G4420.2

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