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New Version - v.5.5.1

MySword 5.5.1 is just a bug fix update for MySword users experiencing crash when using the Default Theme on Lollipop devices. No new features were added on this release as it is just a bug fix.

MySword 5.5's major features are Verse list with range capability, Lollipop Dark and Light Material theme support in Android 5.0 devices, and Editor improvements.

If your device is Google Play Store (Android Market) enabled, note that you can also download the stable version (MySword 5.5.1) 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.5.5.1 - 9 December 2014

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.5.4 - 2 October 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. Bugs Fixed in Version 5.5.1
  3. What's new in Version 5.5
  4. Bugs Fixed in Version 5.5
  5. What's new in Version 5.4
  6. Bugs Fixed in Version 5.4
  7. Change Log of MySword - Old Versions to latest

Installation

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!

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.

What's new in Version 5.4

  1. RichText/WYSIWYG Editor improvements:
    1. Set Font

      Editor set font
      The date is using Great Vibes (text size 125%) while the other one is using Lobster Two (text size 110%). The new Auto save feature also fired while taking the screen shot.

    2. Edit style attribute (CSS) of current element or its parent. Styling the parent is useful when the Editor injects a span or you want to edit the OL or UL tag of list items.
    3. Edit raw HTML of the current element. This can be used to insert arbitrary HTML content.
    4. Copy via copy button will not copy empty string in case there is no selection.
    5. Detect verses will now allows spaces before/after colon and dash.
  2. Auto-save option in Editor. Default to Never, see Editor Menu.
  3. Switch to other module types within Search for ICS and higher via sliding menu via navigation drawer.
  4. Automatic detection of verses without links in popups now allows spaces before/after colon and dash.
  5. Automatic language file version check against new MySword app version if update is needed.
  6. Visual Color Theme Editor (Premium) new text related styles: Font, Text size and Line height.
  7. Search improvement: synonyms file used in FTS search now supports book abbreviations expanding to text containing spaces (Premium). The spaces must be encoded as underscores (_). In search, use the short no space version, e.g. 1Sa, or use underscore, e.g. 1_Sa
  8. Share non-Bible content (Premium) improvement: better lists (numbers/bullets/indentation) and paragraph conversion to text.
  9. Resizeable split main views (Deluxe). Tap the left/top part of the divider. Long tap the resizer to reset.

    Split resize

Bugs Fixed in Version 5.4

  1. Switching to Commentary view when there are no commentaries downloaded crashes MySword.
  2. Tapping a Strong number in the preview or search results without dictionaries crashes MySword.
  3. Tapping the upper left icon in Commentary and Dictionary without dictionaries and commentaries crashes MySword.
  4. A popup of journal link to another journal will make journal self links not to work because it is looking for the entry in the first journal.
  5. Bookmark selector buttons disappear when one is selected in ICS and Jellybean 4.1.
  6. Custom XRef popup do not Merge XRefs.
  7. Search and Merged XRefs:
    1. Merged XRefs not working in search results Bible link popups.
    2. Search results do not Merge XRefs.
  8. View more in search results highlights the item but does not update the internal current item so clicking Go to selected button gives a wrong item.
  9. Not nice popup and show whole chapter shows CSS elements.
  10. Popup of missing Bible that used a different module should reflect the change in the title.
  11. Merged Bible refs at the start of verse stops the verse highlight short in paragraph mode (Premium).
  12. Insert File Link (Deluxe) in WYSIWYG Editor does not work in pre-Kitkat devices because of the missing file:// in href which could be corrected by editing the link then just tap OK.

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