Recommended Bible Study Software
We offer a free bible study tool called WordLinks which is simple to use and runs in almost any web browser. You can use it directly from our website or it can be downloaded to your machine for use when disconnected from the internet.
Although WordLinks is simple to use and works relatively well, it has several disadvantages. Because it runs within a web browser, it is large and somewhat slow when compared with other programs which install directly on your computer, such as those listed below.
The following bible study tools require installation and operate using the native executable format of your computer. Consequently they are much faster and offer more powerful features which are not possible within WordLinks.
|OliveTree Bible Reader||Originally designed for use with portable devices (e.g., palm pilot, pocket PC, iPad, cell phones), but now available on the desktop as well.|
|e-Sword||Free Bible study for Windows. (For additional modules, see e-sword-users.org and our local e-Sword resources).|
|The Word||Free Bible study for Windows.|
|Pocket Bible||Pocket Bible by Laridian on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Windows PC, Blackberry, iPod MP3 Player, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, Palm OS, and others.|
|Online Bible||Free Bible study for Macintosh OS/X, Windows 7 Unicode and Windows Phone(formerly Windows Mobile/Windows CE)|
|Berean Bible Study||Free Bible study for Windows.|
|Sword Project||Free Bible study for Windows or Linux. Also see BibleTime for Linux.|
|Bible Explorer||Free Bible study for Windows (additional purchased texts available).|
|Sword Searcher||An easy-to-use, relatively inexpensive yet powerful commercial Bible study package for Windows. A personal favorite!|
|Power Bible||An easy-to-use, relatively inexpensive yet powerful commercial Bible study package for Windows.|
|Logos||A powerful commercial Bible study package. Basic reader is free, but cost of additional books adds up substantially. Very powerful features, but also can be more difficult to learn. The desktop version performs best on a powerful machine with lots of memory or can be frustratingly slow to use. Thousands of texts available. Now available on portable devices and runs quite well.|
|BibleWorks||A powerful commercial Bible study package which specializes in studies using the original languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek) of the Bible.|