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Thank you for trying our Online Bible App. We have used the very latest web technologies to create a platform which makes available the Society's reliable translations of God's holy word in digital form.
Our hope is that you will find the app intuitive and easy to use, nevertheless we have prepared the following notes to help you get the most out of the software.
Accessing the Online Bible App
The Online Bible App can be found exclusively at www.tbsonlinebible.com. It takes the form a website which can also be installed as an app on a mobile device.
Installing on a Device
On supported devices, the Online Bible can be installed as an app. If your device supports this feature, then after a while of using the website you will see a message asking if you want to Add Bible to Home screen (the same option is also available on the Menu).
If using an Apple device, installation has to be manually initiated. Simply go to the Share menu and use the Add to Home Screen option.
Depending upon your device, an icon for the Online Bible App will be placed on your screen and/or in your app drawer. Once installed, there is no further need to visit the website, the functionality of the app is identical to the website.
Accessing the Main Functions
The icons at the top of the screen provide quick access to the main functions of the software.
Selecting a Bible
The Online Bible App should start by loading a Bible in your own language, and if none such is available, the English Authorised (King James) Version. You can switch to one of our Bible translations in another language by using the Bibles icon in the top header (or on the Menu). This brings up a list of all our translations available on the Online Bible App. The most recently used translations are placed at the top of the list. Over time, in the will of God, we hope to make all our translations available in the Online Bible App.
If supported by your device, the blue cloud icon next to each Bible language allows you to download that Bible to your device for use offline when you have no internet connection. The cloud fills in to show the progress of the download. Depending upon the size of the Bible and the speed of your internet connection, downloading can take some time. You can close the Bibles window and continue to use the app while the downloading takes place in the background.
Finding a Passage
If you know where the passage is in the Bible, just click or tap on the reference in the header bar to bring up a window allowing you to select the Bible book and chapter. Alternatively use the navigation buttons either side of the reference to take you to the first chapter in that book, the previous chapter , the next chapter , or the last chapter in that book. On touch screen devices, you can also swipe right and left across the screen to move forwards and backwards by one chapter.
If you don't know where the passage is, you can look it up by clicking on the Search icon. This opens a window where you can enter a few key words from the passage. As you type, the Online Bible App will suggest words from the selected Bible. If you are unsure of the ending of your word you can finish it with an asterisk *. So, for example, to find all occurrences of the word "talk" and its variants in the English Bible, you would search for talk*. This would then find results for talk, talked, talkers, talkest, talketh, and talking. (Note - You must enter at least the first 3 letters of a word before you can use the asterisk.)
Copying & Printing
You may copy or print a selection of verses from the currently displayed chapter or from the search results. Tap the copy button, , or if you have a keyboard, press ctrl-C / cmd-C. Please note that there is a limit on the number of verses which can be copied and/or printed at any one time in line with the Terms and Conditions for using the Online Bible App.
Tips & Tricks
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I change the colour of the text/background?
Q. I have the font size set to large but the text is still too small, can I make it larger?
Q. Can I read the Society's translation in language xyz in the Online Bible App?
Q. Why is the cloud download indicator partially filled in for some Bible versions that I have not downloaded?
Q. Why does my iPad sometimes show on the lock screen that an Online Bible App video is playing?
Q. How do I upgrade to the latest version of the Online Bible App?
Support the Online Bible Project
If you would like to help the Society as it seeks to make the Scriptures available in this digital format, there are a number of ways to help: