How to Install the WORDsearch App on Kindle Fire

NOTE: The WORDsearch app will not work on any 1st Generation Kindle Fire devices that operate on the Android 2.3.3 platform, but should load on 2nd and 3rd Generation Kindle Fire models with the following instructions.

Open your Kindle Fire to the home screen.

KF1Scroll your finger down from the top of the screen (where it shows time and battery life) to Options. Select More…

KF2On the menu that opens up, you should see Settings. Underneath Settings, choose Device.

KF3From the Device page, make sure that option Allow Installation of Application From unknown sources is ON.  If it’s currently OFF, please change it to ON.

KF4After you have completed the above steps, click on the following link from your Kindle Fire to download the app. http://s3.amazonaws.com/ebook_content/code/android/WS_Prod_1131.apk

You may see a pop-up screen that says Download File? To access this linked file, it must first be downloaded to your device. The file can be found in Downloads. Select the OK on this screen.

From here, you will need to access your Downloads folder. The easiest way to do so is to first make sure your web browser is open. Then, in the top left, click on the three horizontal lines.

KF5From this menu, select Downloads.

KF6From here, you should see the download titled WS_Prod_1131-1.apk or something very similar. You can click on that line to begin the installation of the app by accepting the terms and tapping Install.

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The application should download. You will then be given the option to open the app. You should also be able to find the app when you click on Apps on your homepage and are on the Device selection within the Apps page.

Once the app has launched, please see the sign-in instructions below.

  • If you are already a registered WORDsearch customer, enter your email address and password in the section called “Already a Member?” to get access to all the books in your account.
  • If you are a WORDsearch customer, BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT, tap or click here to setup an online account.
  • If you are a WORDsearch customer and you have an online account, but you have forgotten your online account password, or if you are receiving an error such as “Could not log-in, check your user name and password.” when trying to log-in, tap or click here to go to our log-in page, then click on “Forgot your password? Click here.” to have a replacement password emailed to you.
    NOTE: If you are not receiving the replacement password email, check your Spam folder, your Junk Mail folder and even the Trash folder in your email program. The replacement password email could be there.

To learn more on how to use this app, click here.

Quick Tips – Android Library and Book Discovery

In this blog post, we’ll learn how to navigate and arrange your WORDsearch Android Library and how to download & open books.

How to Navigate Your Library
When you first enter the app, you will see your library in list view.

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You can also view your library in shelf view by tapping on the Shelf View icon on the upper, right-hand side of the Library page.

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To go back to list view, tap the List View icon.

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You can also view your books in their categories. To do so, tap the category arrow button at the top of the screen. You will see a drop-down menu where you can select which category of titles you would like to view.

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Search
Finally, you can find books by searching your library. Tap the Search icon, and you will be given the options to Search by Title/Author or Search within text. Select Search Title/Author and type in your book’s information to find your book and open it.

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How to Download and Open a Book
The books in your library that have not been downloaded are more transparent than books that have been downloaded. To download a book, tap the cover, and the download process will begin. To open a book, tap on the downloaded book cover.

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You now know how to navigate your library, download, and open books.

Quick Tips – Android Book Functionality

In this blog, we’ll learn more about the WORDsearch Android app functionality. Specifically, we’ll look at how to view your table of contents, notes, bookmarks and highlights, how to use the table of content slider, how to change your text options, how to create notes, bookmarks and highlights, and how to search within text.

Reading a Book
Here are some basics:

  • To turn the page, slide from right to left
  • Go back to your Library by tapping on the WORDsearch icon in the top left corner of the Reading Pane
  •  Touch a Bible reference in any book and instantly read the verse or jump into the full Bible text

View Your Table of Contents, Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes
While in the Reading Pane, you’ll find a number of helpful features. To view these options, tap the Content Navigation button on the top right of the Reading Pane. This will show you the Table of Contents of the book you’re currently reading and also any bookmarks, highlights or notes that you may have created in your book.

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Additionally, the Content Navigation button is where you can jump to a different verse by tapping the Verse Selector button, then tapping on the Bible book, chapter and verse you wish to view.

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Table of Contents Slider
To quickly move to a different part of the book you are in, hold down the circle on the slider located at the bottom of the Reading Pane. Slide the circle and you will see the various chapters of the books above the bar. Stop where you would like to read. This bar also keeps track of your progress in the book by showing you how far along you are.

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Text Options
To change the size and style of the font, paragraph settings or brightness, tap on the Text Settings icon in the bottom left corner of the Reading Pane, right next to the Table of Contents Slider. This will bring up the available options for your text. When you are finished making your changes, tap anywhere on the screen and the Text Options box will close with your changes saved.

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Create a Note, Highlight or Bookmark
To create a note, highlight, or bookmark, long press on the beginning section of the text you would like to select, then drag your text selector tool to highlight the entire section of text you desire. Tap on the Note, Highlight or Bookmark icon from the bar that will pop up in the top right-hand corner of the screen.  You can then type your note, choose your highlight color, or create a bookmark for that spot and tap save. From then on, you will see a little note icon, highlight icon or bookmark icon in that location.

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Search Within Text
A great feature in the new Android app is the ability to search within text. Simply tap on the Search icon, tap on Search Within Text, then type in a term and tap Search on your onscreen keyboard. Choose a category, and you’ll see the specific books in that category that mention your search term.

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Tap on the book you would like to see results from.

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You will now see specifically where the book mentions your term. Tap on the reference and the app will take you to that place in your Reading Pane.

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You now know how to view your table of contents, notes, bookmarks, and highlights, how to use the table of content slider, how to change your text options, how to create notes, bookmarks, and highlights, and how to search within text. 

Have you figured out any tips that would help other users in the app?

Quick Tips – Getting Started with the Android App

WORDsearch Bible on the Android
We’re happy to announce that WORDsearch is now available on Android devices 4.0 OS or higher. We want to say thank you for your persistence in requesting this app and for your patience in waiting for our development team to produce it. With the release of this app, you will now be able to read content you purchased from WORDsearch on your Android device whether you are on or offline. Please remember that this is a Phase 1 app, and we are working to add new and enhance existing features.

Getting Started
From the new home screen, you’ll easily be able to: find, download & open books, search and manage your account settings. Simply scroll through your book shelf and tap on any cover to download a particular title. Note: If a book cover appears dim, you haven’t yet downloaded it. If you prefer to view your titles in a vertical list view, simply click the list view button. In either the book shelf or list view mode, you can easily tap the category arrow to display only titles in a particular category. At any point, you can tap the search icon, select Search Title/Author, and type a title or author name to locate a specific volume. Or, choose search, then Search Within Text to search for a particular term in a particular book.  Click the settings icon to log-in or to re-sync your library.

How to Install the WORDsearch Bible Android App

Step 1
Go to the Google Play store. Search for WORDsearch Bible then tap the download button.

Step 2
Tap the WORDsearch icon to open the app.

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Step 3
Upon opening the app, you’ll be prompted to sign in. If you’ve previously logged into our website, you can use those same log-in credentials here. Simply enter your email address/password and press the Submit button to sign in and register your app. Please note: If you do not have a WORDsearch account, you will be given the option to create one.

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Step 4
After signing in with your WORDsearch account information, you will be given the option to sign into the app with your LifeWay account information. This will allow you to access any electronic books you may have purchased for MyStudyBible or the LifeWay Reader. If you don’t currently have a LifeWay account, you’ll be given the option to create one or to skip this step. Of course, you can always create a LifeWay account, or log in with your LifeWay account at another time by visiting your Account Settings under the Profile icon.

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That’s it! You now have WORDsearch Bible for the Android. Be on the look out for some more quick tips in the next few days here on the blog. You can also find more information on how to use the app on www.wordsearchbible.com/android.