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Old 01-16-2008, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everyone -

I've read an older thread from last year about various options for Bible software on the Blackberry platform. My trusty Palm Treo 650 is just about on it's last leg .. I don't want to part with her, but I did get a good deal on a new RIM Blackberry Curve from Verizon if I renew my contract. ($49).

I've used Laridian's "MyBible" and "Daily Reader" software for years on the Palm platform and neither of these are available on Blackberry. Laridian does have some alternate Bible software, but not the "Daily Reader" application.

I've seen a number of positive reviews on the OliveTree bible software, so that's probably what I'd choose. Does anyone know of a program comparable to Laridian's "Daily Reader" ... this was a program that allowed you to install various books, etc. The most important use for me was the "Bible in a Year" which gives you your daily reading schedule that you checkoff.

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There are two bible programs for the BB that I know of. Olivetree and Laridian

They both work reasonably well. I can't say either wowed me, but they both work. My favourite pda bible app is palmbible+ and I miss it. My complaint with both of them is that neither of them support expansion cards, which makes them both unusable for me at the moment. I don't have enough space internally to sacrifice to large texts. I talked to support for both companies, and they both claim to be working on it.

As for your DailyReader, I'm not entirely sure what it fully does, but Olivetree's software does allow installation of other texts (Practice of the Presence of God is free as a sample).

I wasn't paying enough attention, as I wasn't looking for it, so I can't tell you whether either supports reading schedules.

In the mean time, I'm just referring to online resources for my reading.
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I just found Bible in a Year - Read the Bible in a Year through E-mail Program . With that website, I have emails sent to me for reading the bible through in a year. Now, they are long emails and on my BB 8100 I have to request the complete email with each one. That is not difficult, just annoying. So my only current complaint is if I am out of a service area I might not get the email on the right day. I haven't found a program yet that works like the Daily Reader.

Olivetree's program is free along with certain versions of the bible. Other versions have to be purchased. Laridian has a free trial of their program. I suggest you try them both before buying.

I agree with Talon, I miss PalmBible+. I wish it could be used on the BB. It is wonderful, so much better, imo, than either of the commercially available programs for the BB. That being said, I went with Laridian. It was a better fit for me than Olivetree, but imo they are both decent programs.

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Thanks for the responses ... I actually use Daily Reader even more than the "myBible" ... I tend to get more out of it when I sit down and open the real "leather bound" one, ya know ... for whatever reason. so, I use the daily reader for the schedule, but seldom even click on the scripture links in Daily Reader - I just use it for the schedule and checkoff the box.

I'll certainly miss that ... haven't made the move yet - my Treo 650 still works ... just hate turning down a good deal on what seems like a great phone.

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I just discovered Mobible

It allows you to browse 4 versions of the bible in 16 different languages and includes an annual reading section which you can access daily on your BB browser to read and is totally free.

It allows you to search the bible and read anytext you want. I have found it very easy and quick to use
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BlackBerry Bible viewer - introducing Noah Bible Study for BlackBerry

Drop me a line if interested in beta-testing the upcoming version 4 with support for media cards.

Or if interested in converting public domain Bibles by yourself - we are open to releasing the builder, but it is not plain vanilla task to make use of it.
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Default I'm interested in testing the Beta

I'm in the same situation. I was a Palm T/X user with the Laridian "Daily Reader" program.

I love the BB, but I have been at a loss to find a Bible program with the same capabilities I had on the Palm.

I was addicted to the Daily Reader - which I miss terribly. I have not found anything yet to replace it, but I am interested in testing the Beta version the Noah software.
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im new to bb
ill like to test the beta version
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Smile NCV and NKJV for Berrys

Hi guys and gals,

My company (Skyward Mobile) has just published the NCV and NKJV Bibles for mobiles and BlackBerrys.

It's the whole Bible, so you don't need to download all the books separately.

Daily Readings are a feature we are planning to add in the future. If you would be so kind to check it out and let us know what you think, we would appreciate it.

Enjoy!

Click -> New Century Bible
Click ->New King James Bible
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Hi guys and gals,

My company (Skyward Mobile) has just published the NCV and NKJV Bibles for mobiles and BlackBerrys.

It's the whole Bible, so you don't need to download all the books separately.

Daily Readings are a feature we are planning to add in the future. If you would be so kind to check it out and let us know what you think, we would appreciate it.

Enjoy!

Click -> New Century Bible
Click ->New King James Bible

I have a comment to make: do you have a legal permission to publish NKJV from Thomas Nelson Publishers?

Because it's not mentioned anywhere on your site and they tend to be rather strict about that.

If you do, then please note the appropriate copyright.

If you do not, then please...take it down.

To clarify things, I am not a Thomas Nelson attorney; in fact I may be leaning more towards the opposite side.

However, once shown a yellow card and forced to obey the rules or go to war we did our math and changed our game.

Now we do not see why should others be tapping in a market by ignoring rules that we had to follow.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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This is an issue you need to take up with that user and/or the publisher, not here.
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