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New Version - v.11.1

MySword 11.1's major features are  support for non-encrypted ESword, MyBible, The Word and USFM bibles and modules; and other improvements and bugfixes.

If your device is Google Play Store (Android Market) enabled, note that you can also download the stable older Free version (MySword 10.4) from the Google Play Store.

Please note that only the Free version is available in Google Play, Samsung Galaxy Store and Amazon while the one available from this website can be upgraded to Premium or Deluxe version. The website version can always be installed over the Google Play version by enabling "Allow from this source" for the particular app that will open the APK (Chrome or any File Explorer/Manager) for new devices.

If your device is not Google Play Store enabled or you can't download the app from Google Play, in your Android device's browser, click either of the download links below.

Download MySword latest versionLatest MySword for Android v.11.1 - 12 June 2020

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.11.0 - 11 March 2020

Note: When you download using Google Chrome in your Android device, a message will appear saying:

This type of file can harm your device. Do you want to keep mysword4android-{version number}.apk anyway?

This is just a generic warning from Google Chrome (other browsers may say a similar warning) because you are downloading an APK outside Google Play. Just tap OK.

Please also note that the latest version of MySword (MySword 11.1 and higher) requires Lollipop (Android 5.0) or higher. If your device is ICS (Android 4.0) up to Kitkat (Android 4.4), please download the older version MySword 11.0 below. If your device is Gingerbread 2.3.1 or Honeycomb, please download the older version MySword 9.1.2 below. If you still have Eclair or Froyo, please download an even older version of MySword 7.4 below.

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.11.0 - 11 March 2020 (ICS, Jellybean, Kitkat)

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.9.1.2 - 2 June 2018 (Gingerbread/Honeycomb)

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.7.4 - 6 December 2016 (Eclair/Froyo)

 

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 11.1
  3. Bugs Fixed in Version 11.1
  4. What's new in Version 11.0
  5. Bugs Fixed in Version 11.0
  6. Change Log of MySword - Old Versions to latest

Installation

After the download and you are prompted to Open, tap Open then select Package Installer if asked. If Chrome asked:

For security, your phone is not allowed to install unknown apps from this source.

Tap Settings, then make sure you enable installation by tapping Allow from this source. Then tap Back (or the top left arrow). Then tap Install.

If you missed tapping the Open and the dialog was closed after the download, you can still install via your File Manager/Explorer. Locate the downloaded APk file then tap it to install.

After successful installation, run MySword. For newer devices, the following message will appear:

Storage permission (access to files on your device) is required for downloaded modules like Bibles for MySword app to work. Please grant the permission on the next confirmation box.

Tap OK. Then tap Allow when this confirmation box appears:

Allow MySword Bible to access photos, media and files on your device?

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.

Enjoy God's word!

What's new in Version 11.1

  1. Support for bibles, commentaries, dictionaries and books of other Bible apps. Just place the modules (zipped or not) in mysword folder in the Internal Storage and restart MySword. The following are supported:
    1. e-Sword
      1. Bibles - e-Sword version 9 to 10 (.bblx, RTF-based) and version 11 and higher (.bbli, HTML-based). Formerly, the .bblx can be renamed to .bbl.mybible but if it contained RTF formatting then they will show up in MySword, so converting to The Word then to MySword is the only alternative. But now MySword has basic RTF interpreter. Colors are mapped to MySword standard colors.
      2. Commentaries - e-Sword version 9 to 10 (.cmtx, RTF-based) and version 11 and higher (.cmti, HTML-based).
      3. Dictionaries - e-Sword version 9 to 10 (.dctx, RTF-based) and version 11 and higher (.dcti, HTML-based).
      4. Books - e-Sword version 9 to 10 (.topx and .devx, RTF-based) and version 11 and higher (.refi and .devi, HTML-based).
    2. MyBible
      1. Bibles - .SQLite3 files with optional accompanying notes in commentary file .commentaries.SQLite3. Zip file will also do.
      2. Commentaries - .commentaries.SQLite3 files.
      3. Dictionaries - .dictionary.SQLite3 files.
    3. USFM
      • The zip file name should contain the word usfm. This zip file must contain the individual books with extension .usfm. Try to test USFM zip files from https://ebible.org/.
    4. The Word
      1. Bibles - only UTF-8 encoding is supported (.ont, .ot and .nt).
      2. Commentaries - .cmt.twm files.
      3. Dictionaries - .dct.twm files.
      4. Books - .gbk.twm and .dev.twm files.

      Only unencrypted and unzipped modules are supported (EXE files are not supported).

      For Commentaries, Dictionaries and Books, only RTF content is supported (RVF is not) and compressed modules are supported but not encrypted ones.

    e-Sword, MyBible and non-Bible The Word modules are not migrated into MySword format but instead adapted by adding SQLite views or adding some fields or table. USFM and The Word Bibles are migrated to MySword format and the original file is deleted. All modules are moved into the appropriate folders.

  2. New Text-to-speech (TTS) preference: Skip parallel abbreviation.
  3. New Deluxe Editor preference for smartphones via Menu: Split view panes. This will enable the split view which is only available in tablets for Deluxe. The Split icon is also now avaiable on the right pane and can make the right pane full-width hiding the Editor.
  4. New Deluxe Search preference for smartphones via Menu in Search Bible: Split view panes. This will enable the split view which is only available in tablets for Deluxe. Added also Split icon at the bottom right to cycle the split size similar to the Editor.

Bugs Fixed in Version 11.1

  1. Fixed the bug of Dark holographic theme drop down text hard to read in Android Q.
  2. File Manager tap on .mybible and Open as for .mybible.gz and .mybible.zip no longer worked in Nougat and higher.
  3. Search History list tap sensitivity is only for the text and not the blank right of text for initial items.
  4. Edit Cross References should not have Preferences in the menu.
  5. Non-bible content popup may have an invalid creation of Bible link in case a reference pattern is found in the HTML attribute value.
  6. Strong's links on text (Deluxe) don't work on text ending in punctuation marks followed by Strong/Morphology.

What's new in Version 11.0

  1. Strong's number search for Bibles with Strong's numbers improvements:
    1. Standard search no longer requires the tailing > in case the number is less that 4 digits (e.g. G25>) for exact number match.
    2. Standard search result will now properly highlight the searched Strong's number.
    3. Standard, Exact and FTS-Exact (Deluxe) will now show and highlight the searched Strong's number even if the Show Strong's tags preference (Premium) is unchecked. This is very useful if you want to hide all Strong's numbers except the searched ones.
    4. Standard, Exact and FTS-Exact (Deluxe) with Strong's links on text preference checked will now highlight the associated phrase with the Strong's number searched.

    Search StrongSearch Strong link on text

  2. Morphological code search for Bibles with Strong's numbers and morphology improvements:
    1. Standard search result will now properly highlight the whole Morphological code even though only the prefix matched.
    2. Standard will now show and highlight the searched Morphology even if the Show Morphological tags preference (Premium) is unchecked. This is very useful if you want to hide all Morphological codes except the searched ones.
    3. Standard with Strong's links on text preference checked will now highlight the associated phrase with the Morphological code searched.
    4. You can combine Morphological code and Strong search only in Standard because the FTS Exact and Exact does not include Morphological codes.

    Search Morphology

  3. Lemma search for Bibles with Strong's numbers and morphology improvements:
    1. Standard search result will now properly highlight the Morphological code that included the lemma searched.
    2. Standard will now show and highlight the Morphology containing the searched lemma even if the Show Morphological tags preference (Premium) is unchecked. This is very useful if you want to hide all Morphological codes except the searched ones.
    3. Standard with Strong's links on text preference checked will now highlight the associated phrase with the Morphology containing the searched lemma.
    4. You can combine Morphological code, lemma and Strong search only in Standard because the FTS Exact and Exact does not include Morphological codes and thus lemma as well.

    Search Lemma

  4. Search link in Strong/Morphology dictionary for Strong/Morphology/Lemma in Bible in Deluxe for Lollipop and higher. This is useful to search for the occurrences of the Strong/Morphology/Lemma in the same Bible where it was referenced.

    Search link

  5. Floating List Navigator for search results, bookmark or verse list, and popup verse list.
    1. In the Search's menu for Preference there is a new Preference item to enable this. In Bookmark and Verse List, there is a new menu Preference similar to Search.
    2. Upon selecting a search result, bookmark or verse list item and the preference is enabled, a floting list navigator with the following buttons or display:
      1. Collapse/Expand to collapse or expand the navigation bar.
      2. Back and Forward for navigation similar to History (long tap to see Back and Forward list).
      3. Text display for verse reference, dictionary word, book title, journal id of the list item. You can tap this then drag to move the navigation bar.
      4. Preference to adjust the opacity.
      5. Close to close the navigation bar.
    3. Popups of list of verses will have List Nav link at the bottom besides Copy (consequently, Show copy for Bibles in Popups must be enabled).
    4. Only one navigation bar is used and shared among Search, Bookmark and Verse list.

    List NavigatorList Navigator Forward

  6. For fresh install, after selecting Modules path, the main look and feel is asked but you can skip it. You can set if you want Compact mode or not, Classic colored icons or modern, and Light or Dark color theme.
  7. Everytime MySword is started and there is an internet connection, MySword will check if there is an update to the app and ask the user if the new version should be downloaded and installed.

Bugs Fixed in Version 11.0

  1. Non-English languages still has the following in English:
    1. Edit Cross-References (Deluxe) menu items: Copy with text and Share.
    2. Editor's Insert box's background.
    3. Reading Plan (Deluxe) menu item: Style read content.
  2. Preferences' Language don't properly select English as current but always selects the first.
  3. Active edit of Format in non-Bibles (Deluxe) can corrupt the Bible format in case a Bible link was tapped then the changes saved.

Enjoy God's word even more!