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MyBible, brief descriptionе

What is it?

MyBible will help you study the Bible carefully and deeply. It will make the Bible more convenient to read, as you will always have it with you without the need of an Internet connection. Bible translations in more than three hundred languages are available, including the original texts and early translations in ancient Greek, ancient Hebrew, and Aramaic. In MyBible you also have commentaries, biblical dictionaries, thesauruses, daily devotions, and powerful tools to help them all work conveniently together.

The author of MyBible, who previously used a PalmOS-based PDA, created this application because in the entire Android world he could not find any Bible Study application comparable to PalmBiblePlus, which was unsurpassed at its time.

History of Releases

Bible Translations and Other Modules

MyBible provides non-copyrighted (public domain) Bible translations, commentaries, dictionaries, and daily devotions collected from different sources and converted into the MyBible format.

MyBible Team

  • Denys Dolganenko, the author and the developer of the application (Kharkov, Ukraine).
    Accepts inquiries, suggestions, complaints related to the functioning of the MyBible application: (Russian, English, Ukrainian).
  • Vladimir Yakovlev, specialist on modules (Monchegorsk, Russia).
    (Russian, English, Esperanto, simple Norwegian).
  • Oleg Safonov: concepts, critique, support of word form dictionaries in several languages (Moscow, Russia).
    Accepts complaints and requests related to modules: /b> Advises on practical usage of MyBible, including reading of the original texts and early translations in ancient Greek, ancient Hebrew, and Aramaic: (Russian, English, simple Spanish).

All three MyBible team members believe in the Triune Biblical God (the Creator), consider the Bible text (in its written languages, Hebrew and Greek) to be the infallible Word of God, and have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The MyBible user interface localization into different languages is created by:

  • Anthony Aquino (Brazilia) - Portuguese
  • Ashraf Hanna (Egypt) - Arabic
  • David Delma (Burkina Faso) - French, Mossi
  • David Perales (Spain) - Spanish
  • Denys Dolganenko (Ukraine) - Russian, English
  • Dušan Seberíni (Slovakia) - slovak
  • Eutychus Kin (Hong Kong) - Traditional Chinese
  • Halyna Khimka (Ukraine) - Ukrainian
  • Helmuts Vucens (Latvia) - Latvian
  • Isaac Chu (China) - Simplified Chinese
  • Libor Diviš (Czech Republic) - Czech
  • Mio Rechesan (Romania) - Romanian
  • Saulius Piliponis (Lithuania) - Lithuanian
  • Tamás Fábián (Hungary) - Hungarian
  • Volker Burggräf (Germany) - German
  • Yuku Sugianto (Indonesia) - Indonesian

Application Features

  • Adjustable display of the Bible text, all chapters of a book (not just one chapter at a time); grouping of verses into paragraphs, subheadings, with or without verse numbering; highlighting of Jesus' words, night mode
  • Two or three Bible windows with different translations; windows that automatically synchronize for the current position, but can also be used independently
  • Fast and powerful search of the Bible text
  • Bible text: convenient paging and scrolling, categorized bookmarks, color-highlighting and underlining of fragments, remarks for the text, reading places, user-defined cross references, comparing of selected verses in different translations
  • Ancillary means that can be shown in the Bible text: cross references, hyperlinks to commentaries, footnotes, Strong's numbers
  • Built-in information on the correspondence of the "Russian" and "standard" numbering of verses in the book of Psalms, Job, and Song of Solomon (this provides for parallel reading of these books in Russian and in other languages)
  • Bible reading plans: a large selection of pre-defined downloadable reading plans, option to quickly create a simple reading plan of your own, option to activate several reading plans simultaneously, convenient and friendly tracking of your progress on active reading plans
  • Bible commentaries, comparison of different commentaries for a selected verse
  • Showing of dictionary articles on a double-touch of a word in the Bible text, option to search for a word of interest in dictionaries, Strong's lexicon that is activated by a double-touch on a word or on a Strong's number, Strong's number usage searching - capable of replacing a printed "Symphony", option to look up references to a selected verse from dictionary articles - gives input for a deep understanding of integrity of the Scripture
  • Text-to-Speech (TTS): Bible text, commentaries, dictionary articles, daily devotions, and automatic combining of TTS for the Bible text with TTS for commentaries that are shown as hyperlinks in the Bible text (this could be handy while you are driving a long distance)
  • Copying of selected verses, copying of verses found as a result of search
  • Working with favorites: daily devotions, commentary articles, dictionary articles
  • Notes entry window with hyperlinks to Bible places that can be created automatically for entered references to Scriptures (e.g., John 3:16)
  • Profiles which completely store an environment, settings, a navigation history, etc. For instance, this allows you to easily switch between "My readings", "1Cor 13 lesson", or "Today's sermon"
  • Extensive set of settings; optional Simplified Mode, for beginners
  • Usage tips for the entire main functionality: available from the menu, grouped, allow searching from a word fragment
  • Support of data back-up and synchronization between different devices of the same user, this includes settings and downloaded modules and assumes usage of external means, (Dropsync is recommended), see the "Synchronization" section in the "About" text available from the menu.

Synchronization

MyBible supports synchronization between different devices of the same user.

Synchronization principle

MyBible synchronization is based on the following:
  • All the data used by MyBible are stored on the SD card or the internal flash of a device, in the /MyBible directory.
  • The /MyBible/user subdirectory contains all the data entered/collected by the user (settings, bookmarks, reading places, notes, themes).
  • The actual synchronization of files is performed by an external application working with the Google Drive service or the Dropbox service.
  • MyBible detects and loads the external changes of the user data while bringing up the Bible window.

Setting up MyBible synchronization

Use external files synchronization applications like Dropsync or Drive Autosync to synchronize the /MyBible directory between your devices via Google Drive or Dropbox, respectively.

Steps to set up MyBible synchronization:
  • Install a files synchronization application from Google Play, e.g. Dropsync.
  • Configure the files synchronization application to sync the /MyBible directory with the cloud service (e.g. Google Drive), using two-way synchronization.
    Notes: Free versions of files synchronization applications limit uploading to the cloud to 8Mb, therefore some MyBible modules will not synchronize. If you do not want to spend money on a paid Pro version of a synchronization application, you can then synchronize only the /MyBible/user subdirectory, and manually download missing modules from MyBible.
  • In the file synchronization application enable the Autosync option, and select a reasonable autosync interval (which affects transferring updated files from the cloud to the device).

Once the steps above are done on your devices, using the same files synchronization application for the same user account, and the same directory in the cloud storage on all the devices, the MyBible synchronization will come into play.

Synchronization conflicts

When MyBible synchronization is set up, it is assumed that the user will not use MyBible on more than one device at the same time. When working, MyBible updates its settings file often, so with parallel usage of MyBible on several synchronized devices actual synchronization of MyBible settings and other user's data is not possible. However, if this does happen, the file synchronization application will detect a file update conflict. The latest update of the file will then stay, completely overriding the update made earlier from another device. Also, additional files will be created on the device, having the word "conflict" added with a timestamp in their names (such files can usually just be deleted when noticed).

Icons

MyBible has three different icons:
  • the original MyBible icon with the cross
  • the icon with the Star of David instead of the cross
  • the icon with no sign on the book's cover (for Muslims)

Icon with the Star of David

This icon is used when:
  • Hebrew is selected as the device's system language,
    or
  • A device is connected to an Israeli mobile network operator

Icon with no sign on the book's cover

This icon is used when:
  • One of the following languages is selected as the device's system language: Tajik, Kyrgyz, Arabic,
    or
  • A device is connected to a mobile network operator based in Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan

Original MyBible icon with the cross

This icon is used in all other cases.


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