iOS Update – Live Streaming

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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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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?

Progress Update on WORDsearch iPad App

IPadPhoneDear WORDsearch Friend,

About a week ago I wrote you about the troubles we discovered within the new WORDsearchiPad app. I promised to keep you updated on our progress and that is why I’m writing you today.

Our technical team is carefully addressing one issue at a time, strengthening the app and eliminating the issues that sometimes cause problems.The items currently being repaired are:

  • The app crashes upon trying to launch and load books
  • The bug related to the default Bible setting
  • The bug related to syncing panes

We are not yet at the point where we can deliver a new update with all the fixes that need to be in place, but we are making good progress. We are also working on additional fixes and new options to make your experience better in the days ahead, including the ability to copy content from your WORDsearch titles.

Within the next 10 days, I will contact you again by email with more detailed specifics regarding our solutions and when those solutions can be expected.

In the mean time, you can get the most up-to-date information on the WORDsearch app by visiting the WORDsearch blog, or subscribing to the blog and receiving it instantly by email. You can do this by entering your email address at the bottom of our blog page.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding. I will be updating you again soon.

Your friend in Christ,

David Seibert
WORDsearch
1-800-888-9898
dseibert@lifeway.com
3006 Longhorn Blvd #110
Austin, TX 78758

Technology Advances Coming Soon

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As you might have noticed, we have a few changes going on at WORDsearch. Here are some updates on the technology advances that are coming soon.

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NEW: WORDsearch Bible 10

Enhancements to WORDsearch 10 desktop software are coming soon. Features such as automatic book updates, account synchronization and My Library Report will be introduced. We will have further details about enhancements when it is released.

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NEW: iPad/iPhone App

In the new release coming soon, bug issues will be addressed, copy/paste feature will be added and more books will be available for your library. We are currently working on restoring notes and annotations. Thank you so much for your patience with this app.

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NEW: Android App

Phase I of the Android App is coming soon. This app will be primarily an e-reader with the capability to work on phones and tablets. Access to your digital library on your Android device is finally coming. More features are being developed.

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MyStudyBible.com

WORDsearch and MyStudyBible.com, LifeWay’s premiere online service to read and study the Bible, are fully compatible! This means MyStudyBible can serve you as WORDsearch in the cloud.

We will be giving you more information as we move forward with each of these developments. Thanks for hanging in there with us!