Equipd Bible Version 3.7.2

Finally discovered the underlying issue causing the app to crash on iOS 12. Hopefully it is a lot more stable for you now.

Thanks for your patience as this was being resolved.

Equipd Bible Version 3.7.1

Version 3.7.1 is mainly a bug fix release.

  • Improved support for iOS 12. There are some low-level changes in iOS 12 still causing random crashes, but hopefully these are reduced. Thanks for your patience.
  • Improved support for the iPhone XS Max.
  • Fixed an issue with the Daily Bible Reading Reminder notifications – tapping the notification will now open the Schedule window.

If you are enjoying the Equipd Bible app please take the time to add a quick review on the App Store. Your review helps others to see the value of the app, and it definitely helps me to keep motivated in supporting and improving it further.

Thanks your ongoing support.

Equipd Bible Version 3.7.0

Version 3.7.0 introduces the following changes:

  • Initial support for iOS 12.
  • A number of UI improvements.
  • You can now highlight a verse, even if the Note has no text content.
    • Tap the verse number to open the Note window, choose the color, slide across the highlight button on the toolbar, and save the Note.
  • On the iPad you can now choose to have the Clipboard Lookup button permanently showing on the toolbar. Normally this button only appears when in Split Screen mode, but some users prefer to disable the automatic clipboard lookups and instead trigger the lookups manually using this button.
    • Change your preference in Settings > Bible Settings > Detect Scriptures in Clipboard. This button is not enabled for an iPhone.

If you are enjoying the Equipd Bible app please take the time to add a quick review on the App Store. Your review helps others to see the value of the app, and it definitely helps me to keep motivated in supporting and improving it further.

Thanks your ongoing support.

Equipd Bible Version 3.6.0

Version 3.6.0 introduces the following changes:

  • Added a search bar to the Bookmark Topics.
    • Accessed via the open book icon on the top toolbar, then go into a specific Bookmark Topic. It will search both the scripture and any custom comments you have added to the bookmark.
  • Added a search bar to the list of Notes.
    • Accessed via the open book icon in the top toolbar, then go to the Notes tab, then into a specific book like Matthew, then into a chapter or “All Notes”. See the screencast below for a demo.
  • Catalan Bible Book names added for the Hebrew Scriptures.
  • French Bible Book names updated.
  • Improvements to the Chinese Pinyin, Yale, Zhuyin (Bopomofo), and Sidney Lau romanisation.
  • Improved formatting of underlined Chinese words.
  • Reduced the overall app size.

Here is a quick demo of how to search within a Bookmark Topic or within a list of Notes…

If you are enjoying the Equipd Bible app please take the time to add a quick review on the App Store. Your review helps others to see the value of the app, and it definitely helps me to keep motivated in supporting and improving it further.

Thanks your ongoing support.

Equipd Bible Version 3.5.1

Version 3.5.1 is a snapshot update with the following changes:

  • Fixed issue where scripture links were not being detected when app first opened.
  • Added Bible Book names in Catalan and other new languages.
  • Improved scrolling of EPUB settings page on iPhone X.
  • Reorganised some of the Settings screens.

If you are enjoying the Equipd Bible app please take the time to add a quick review on the App Store. Your review helps others to see the value of the app, and it definitely helps me to keep motivated in supporting and improving it further.

Thanks your ongoing support.

Equipd Bible Version 3.5

I am pleased to announce version 3.5:

  • Improved handling of scripture links when in Split Screen mode on an iPad.
  • Improved screen layout when in Split Screen mode.
  • Improved formatting of Psalms acrostics when in side-by-side view.
  • Fixed display of Nepali verse numbers.
  • New setting to keep the device awake while the app is open.
  • Hopefully fixed an issue causing the app to crash for Korean users only.

If you are enjoying the Equipd Bible app please take the time to add a quick review on the App Store. Your review helps others to see the value of the app, and it definitely helps me to keep motivated in supporting and improving it further.

Thanks your ongoing support.

Equipd Bible Version 3.4

This update optimises the app for the iPhone X.

Equipd Bible now requires iOS 8 or above.

If you are enjoying the Equipd Bible app please take the time to add a quick review on the App Store. Your review helps others to see the value of the app, and it definitely helps me to keep motivated in supporting and improving it further.

Thanks your ongoing support.

Equipd Bible Version 3.3.2

This is a bug fix update following version 3.3 with the following changes:

  • Improved the accuracy of the auto-generated 2-line Furigana above Japanese characters.
  • Minor improvement to the auto-generated Yale Cantonese Romanisation above Chinese Simplified or Traditional characters.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when selecting a scripture from the NWT Book Outline (for Bibles that support this feature).

If you are enjoying the Equipd Bible app please take the time to add a quick review on the App Store. Your review helps others to see the value of the app, and it definitely helps me to keep motivated in supporting and improving it further.

Thanks your ongoing support.

Equipd Bible Version 3.3.1

This is a bug fix update following version 3.3 with the following changes:

  • Added support for Footnotes when using Yale Cantonese romanisation.
  • Improved scrolling of the Bible Settings window.
  • Added detection of an App Crash, and when the app is restarted it will automatically clear the clipboard and any incoming files. Basically it is attempting to automate what you can do yourself by:
    1. Go into iOS Settings
    2. Scroll down to Equipd Bible
    3. Turning on the options to “Clear Scripture History” and “Clear Incoming Files”

iOS 11.1 Beta 3
Note that there are a number of users trying out iOS 11.1 which is still in Beta. Beta 3 in particular seems to cause the app to crash. The fix is simple – follow the steps above. A number of Korean users are having this problem – here is a screenflow of the steps they need to take to fix this issue:

Equipd Bible Version 3.3

Coming soon – Equipd Bible version 3.3!

It has been over a year since the last update to this app I am ashamed to say. The last 12 months have been extremely hectic for me with both my wife and my father experiencing major health issues. At the same time I was struggling to keep momentum up on a new app that has finally been released – a ministry focussed app called ServicePlanner. Anyway … things are finally looking up and getting back on track! Yay!

So what’s new in Equipd Bible version 3.3?

Yale Cantonese Romanisation

For a while now Equipd Bible has supported Sidney Lau, a form of romanisation for Cantonese learners developed in the 1970’s.

An alternate system of romanisation for Cantonese learners is the Yale system. It seems to be more popular, especially in Hong Kong, and is widely used in textbooks for language learners. It is easily recognised by the use of a silent “h” to represent syllables that have tones in the low register and the use of tone diacritics similar to Hanyu Pinyin.

I am excited to bring Yale to the Equipd Bible app. Similar to the existing Pinyin, Zhuyin (Bopomofo) and Sidney Lau support, Yale can be enabled for any Chinese Bible compatible with the Equipd Bible app. The 2-line format will work above Chinese Traditional or Simplified characters.

You can see a visual comparison of the 4 systems side-by-side in the following screenshot. From top to bottom – Yale, Sidney Lau, Pinyin, Zhuyin (click to enlarge the screenshot).

Bible Reading Schedules

I am pleased to add the Weekly Bible Reading Schedule for 2018.

This update also fixes the issue with the current Weekly Bible Reading Schedule where the reading was one week out of sync due to changes in the weekly reading back in June when reading Lamentations. Actually I published a fix for users already on the forums which many have used. Tip: If you are currently experiencing issues with the 2017 schedule you should go to the Schedule Settings – Reset the Schedule Progress, Stop the Schedule, and Start it again.

At the end of 2017 you should stop the current Weekly Bible Reading Schedule and switch to the newer 2018 schedule.

Also on the forums you will find the Daily Text Schedule for 2018 is ready to go in English – other languages coming soon. And thanks to the help of one of our most active members of the forums, the Memorial Bible Reading Schedule for 2018 is also ready to go – thanks @Gabriel 🙂

Other Improvements

This update fixes a number of random issues that have popped up over the past few months:

  • Fixed the Bible search for newer EPUB formats.
  • Fixed the Split Screen rotation issues in iOS 11.
  • Fixed auto-lookup of JW Library scripture links.
  • Fixed support for markdown *italics* and __underlining__ in Notes showing in the Side Panel.
  • Fixed issue where copying content from external websites would sometimes not Paste into a Note.
  • Improved the placement of inserted cross-references for some verses.
  • Fully translated and localised for Japanese users!
    • If you would like to help translate the app into your language, please register your interest on the Support Forums.

I hope you enjoy these changes in version 3.3.

If you are enjoying the Equipd Bible app please take the time to add a quick review on the App Store. Your review helps others to see the value of the app, and it definitely helps me to keep motivated in supporting and improving it further.

Thanks for your patience over the past months, and your ongoing support.