Everything looks a little different on the new iPad and iPhone WORDsearch App, so here are some basic tips about the home screen and what you can do.
Entering Your Library
To enter your library, tap on the WORDsearch App’s icon.
The app will open to the home page, and your books will look transparent. NOTE: This is not the store like in the old app, this is the books you own. It will show All Books by default.
The book that is selected will appear a little bigger than the others, and scrolling down will show you a short description of the book.
Downloading a Book
To download a book, tap on the book cover. You can scroll through the books by by swiping through them , either from left-to-right or right-to-left.
When it starts downloading you will see a little blue bar appear on the cover.
When the book is finished downloading, the cover will become more solid looking.
Finding a Book in the Library
To see your books in different categories, hold your finger on All Books and swipe left. You can swipe through all the categories. To go back, swipe right, and you can go back to an earlier category. The categories are listed in alphabetical order.
Another way to see the categories is to touch the arrow shown in the red box below.
The categories will come up in a list view that you can easily tap to view books in that category.
Another way to find a book in your library is to use the Search bar at the top of the home screen.
The Search bar will filter your books by title, author or short name so that you don’t have to look through all of your books.
To see your books in list view, tap on the left icon that looks like three lines in the left of the home screen.
You books will appear in a list view, with the ones you have downloaded in bolder font. You can download books from this view as well by just touching the title of the book. In this example, I own all volumes of 52 New Testament Sermon Starters, but have only downloaded Volume One.
To go back to shelf view, tap on the first icon.
You can access the store by touching the shopping cart icon at the top of the screen.
To go back to the library from the store, touch Library.
To change settings, log-in to other accounts and sync your library, touch the little head icon in the left-hand corner of the home screen.
This is also where you can set your Default Bible (the bible that will pop-up when you touch a Bible reference in a commentary or book in the reading pane).
Touch Settings, then Default Translation to choose which one you want. It must be a downloaded Bible.
From the home screen you can also do a Search within text. This is where you can search your library’s contents for a term.
Type the term in the pop-up pop and touch Search. It will show you how many times that term appears per category.
Tap the category to see what specific books include your term.
Tap the book you would like to see results from to see where in the book it mentions your search term.
Tap the result, and it will take you to that part of the book in your reading pane.