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New Version - v.5.6

MySword 5.6's major features are are Popup verse with Compare, Verse list extract verses from Clipboard improvements and other improvements.

If your device is Google Play Store (Android Market) enabled, note that you can also download the stable version (MySword 5.6) 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.5.6 - 19 December 2014

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.5.5.1 - 9 December 2014

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 5.6
  3. Bugs Fixed in Version 5.6
  4. Bugs Fixed in Version 5.5.1
  5. What's new in Version 5.5
  6. Bugs Fixed in Version 5.5
  7. 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 Android Market" 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->Applications 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 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 SD card folder you had specified.

Enjoy God's word!

What's new in Version 5.6

  1. Popup of one verse (not range) now have Compare besides View more, and View more popup also have Compare on the current verse.
  2. Bookmarks and Verse list improvements:
    1. It is now possible to paste Bible bookmarks or verse list from arbitrary copied text on clipboard by extracting Bible verses.
    2. Verse list new menu item: View clipboard - see verses that can be extracted before you paste. This can also be used for looking up verses found on copied text to clipboard.
    3. (Deluxe) Copy/paste is now context-sensitive: Copy and pasting among Bible, Commentary and Notes bookmarks are now possible (also from arbitrary clipboard text). Pasting to invalid type will no longer paste bad bookmarks or verse list (e.g. always Gen 1:1).
  3. Copy verse range and Verse list Range now includes Bible text besides the verse number display. Also in the Premium Share Bible verse and Editor Search/Insert link range.
  4. New Navigation Preference: Scroll to verse (default checked). Force scrolling to Bible verse number in back/forward (old behavior) means not remembering the arbitrary scroll position (like other module types). Note that only immediate back/forward is affected as 2 or more steps always scrolls to verse number for Bibles.
  5. Bible popup will no longer close when a non-link is tapped.
  6. New Bible Preference: Strong's links on text (Premium). Each Strong's number will be hidden and the word(s) on its left will become a link for the Strong's number. In case of two or more consecutive Strong's/Morphological tags, all will be hidden and all links are shown in the popup inside brackets.
  7. Bible View Preferences dialog (Premium) update: Long tap on item will not close the dialog to allow multiple preferences adjustments.

Bugs Fixed in Version 5.6

  1. Popup View More then Select does not change the current Bible Translation.

Bugs Fixed in Version 5.5.1

  1. MySword crashes in Lollipop when using Default theme.
  2. Editor in Default theme for ICS and higher hides the tool bar when a selection is made.
  3. Double tap to switch back from Full screen shows half bottom buttons on some devices with physical buttons (not virtual buttons).
  4. Restarting MySword in Full screen still shows the top button bar.

No new features were added to MySword 5.5.1 as it is just a bug fix.

What's new in Version 5.5

  1. Samsung Pen Window (floating resizeable window) support.
  2. Lollipop Dark and Light Material theme support in Android 5.0 devices (see Android/Honeycomb theme).

    Bible Material theme Verse List Material theme

  3. Hide/show top, bottom and editor buttons. Please go to Preferences->Buttons arrangement.
  4. New bottom button: Copy - copy current verse, long tap to copy verse range.
  5. Bookmark Manager improvements:
    1. Copy list to clipboard
    2. Paste list from clipboard
    3. Edit bookmark group name via Menu/Action bar (Deluxe)
  6. Verse list with range capability:
    1. Manage verse list similar to Bookmarks but with specific translation attached to the verse (that can be optionally removed through Edit verse)
    2. See the first part of the verse in the list (what can fit in 2 lines)
    3. Show all verses with Bible text similar to Merged Bible references popup
    4. Add to list from search results
    5. Paste to Editor as Bible references or with Bible text
    6. Create verse list group (Deluxe)
  7. Editor improvements:
    1. Added Numbered list in the Format menu in WYSIWYG which can be used for outline numbering.

      Numbered List

    2. Automatic text pattern in WYSIWYG:
      1. numbered list when you type 1. text then Enter. Also for I. text and A. text all using outline numbering.
      2. h1. text for heading 1. Also for h2. to h6. text
      3. * text and - text for bullets
    3. Added Remove format in the Format menu in WYSIWYG. You can now hide the Remove format icon to lessen the button count.
    4. Added in the menu Rearrange Buttons so you can rearrange, hide or show the buttons without leaving the editor.
  8. Search improvement: new type Search Format (Deluxe).
  9. Main screen will no longer shift down when a long tap for selection is done as the contextual action bar now overlays the top area.
  10. Single choice selection radio button graphic for Holo theme now follows the correct graphic for the theme just like in Bookmarks. E.g. verse range, size selection, font selection, etc.
  11. Parallel view in verse mode option to show Difference (Deluxe). This can be used to compare almost similar Bible versions like NHEB and WEB, an old and updated version like KJV and KJ2000, or different Greek manuscripts.

    Parrallel Diff

Bugs Fixed in Version 5.5

  1. Search does not focus with keyboard any more on blank search text box or zero results in ICS or higher.
  2. Selecting a new verse in Bible in the same chapter then switching to commentary when verse is contained like in EasyEnglish or Matthew Henry does not update the verse number so that when you go to Bible (not using Back button) the verse number goes back to the old.
  3. In Lollipop and some custom Android: Download failed for mysword_modules.xml... unknown format (magic number 3f3c)
  4. In Kitkat, the cursor is not shown after Detect verses but pressing Enter deletes the entire current line; while in Jellybean it always go to the top.
  5. Search Tag does not display images in the list due to Hardware acceleration.
  6. Detect verses in Editor does not work when there are custom fonts.
  7. Custom Tag positioning (Deluxe) does not properly account for the Strong tags.
  8. Highlight Words (Deluxe) limit is properly saved but not retrieved in the selection list as it is using the Dictionary word list limit.

Enjoy God's word even more!

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