iOS 8 App Update Fix

ios_updateIf you recently updated your iOS device to iOS 8, you might have noticed an issue with the WORDsearch app crashing when you try to log-in to sync your library.
We are currently working on a fix so that this won’t happen in the future, but if you have already updated and are experiencing this issue, there is a one time fix. To fix this, log out of your account and then log back in prior to doing an initial sync after upgrading to iOS 8.
This should stop the freezing/crashing and get the app working and synced again. Thanks so much for your patience!

iOS Update – Stream the HCSB & More


Don’t miss the newest updates on the WORDsearch iOS app. We’ve added two updates, fixed an issue, and rolled out an updated store design. Here are the details:

  • Stream the HCSB instead of downloading
  • Multiple translations are now available in the Scripture pop-up window
  • Panes not syncing by default issue resolved
  • Updated Store design.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your mobile experience with WORDsearch.

iOS Update – Live Streaming


Great news for iPhone and iPad users! The WORDsearch iOS app has been improved in ways you’ll find more useful than ever.

The most exciting part of this update is that your iOS app now has live streaming of books. This means that any time you have an internet connection, you can open your library and use your books without downloading them to your mobile device. Just tap on any book and it will automatically open without downloading. This will save space on your device.  The live streaming is fast, just like you have the books loaded on your device. You’ll find that even large files now stream quickly, making it easier to access language tools, dictionaries, and large commentaries on your iPad or iPhone.

You can still download books by tapping the Book Information button and selecting Download for use when you will be offline.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your mobile experience with WORDsearch.

 Let us know what you think about the live streaming! Leave a comment.

Learn More About New Features in iOS App


If you have updated your app from the Apple store, you’ll notice that it has a new look, including a re-designed home screen with better views of your personal library. You can learn more about each book, organize your books into different collections, and have your app open to the last book you were reading. It also includes improved cross-reference tools and searching within text, so that each search is saved after you look at the results.


Check out some of the new features available in the update.

Collections NEW

You can now limit your home screen to see different collections of books for easier referral. You can choose to either see All Books, Recently Read, Archived, Downloaded and Not Downloaded. To do this, tap All Books at the top of your home screen, and select the option of which books you would like to see.


Book Information NEW

To easily read a book’s description in your library, simply tap the Book Information icon, and you will be able to read the details about the book. If the book is not downloaded, you will also see the option to Download, and if you have already downloaded the book, you see the options of Read Now or Archive (to add to your Archive collection).


Back to Reading – NEW

Anytime you are on the home screen or in settings, you will see a bar at the bottom of the screen that says Back to Reading, with your most recent previously read book listed underneath. To open your book, simply tap the bar and it will take you right back to where you last left off.


More Options in Settings – NEW

Instead of having to search through your library every time you open the app, you can turn on the app’s new option of defaulting to open the app in the last book you had opened. This saves time and gets you back into your book with no distractions.


Download or upgrade the free app at the iTunes store now. Or, click here to see all that the WORDsearch Bible app can do.

What do you think of the new update?

Mac OS Mavericks Issue – Good News!

news_mac_usersIf you’ve recently upgraded your Mac to the new Mavericks operating system, you may have run into some incompatibilities with WORDsearch. Our team has repaired the problem, but in order to apply the repair to your WORDsearch, you will need a new program update link. You can request your upload by contacting us via email at or by calling 1-800-888-9898. You will receive a link along with instructions on how to download the program update.

If you use dual-monitors on your computer please be aware that at the moment the new Mac WS10 on Mavericks is not compatible with being run on a second monitor. If you drag the program over to your second monitor, it will disappear. If you try to restart your program after it disappears, it will start the program up on the second monitor, so you will still not be able to see it. For now, try not to use your second monitor until we can get this fixed. If you do accidentally drag it over, you can fix it b disconnecting the second monitor, running WORDsearch again, and the Mac will force it to run on the visible monitor so you will be able to see it again. Once that’s done, you can reconnect the second monitor.

There is a workaround – If you understand that it is not compatible with dual monitors, but really want to run it on your second monitor under Mavericks, there is a workaround. You can disable “Displays have separate spaces” on the Mission Control pane of System Preferences. When you do this, the behavior of multiple displays goes back to how it was in previous versions of the Mac OS.  That eliminates the problem.

Thank you for your patience with us in getting this problem corrected!

iOS App Update: Your Notes, Highlights, Bookmarks & Annotations Have Been Restored

ios_updateHere is some great news: all your notes & annotations have been restored to the new WORDsearch iOS app! This means all the highlights, bookmarks and notes you made in the original green Classic app have been copied to the newer, more robust blue app.

Give the new app a try
All the major issues with the new app have been addressed and resolved with the restoration of your notes & annotations. Your books now load very quickly, default Bible settings have been resolved, your study windows sync as they should and many other bugs have been resolved.

I’d like to encourage you to begin using the new blue app as the older, green app will no longer be supported in the near future.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your mobile experience with WORDsearch.

In His Service,

Jim Baird
3006 Longhorn Blvd #110
Austin, TX 78758