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#1 StandingFirm

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:49 PM

I have esword on my desktop and laptop. I hear a lot of talk about tablet computers. Would a tablet be suitable for esword and other bible software programs? Does anyone have esword on a tablet? If so, how is it working for you? I am thinking that a tablet would be better for taking to church services and workshops etc. Even my laptop is a bit cumbersome to take to church, I don't want just a reader. I want to be able to record notes, search etc. I also want to use it much in the same way that I use my print bible. I was looking at a Toshiba tablet online and it looks interesting, but can I use it the way I want to, and can it do what I want it to do? Any info on tablet computers will be appreciated.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

e-Sword doesn't work on the tablets. But MySword does and it's similar to how an e-Sword tablet app might look, if an e-Sword tablet app was available.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:04 PM

Currently e-Sword is only available for Windows PCs. There is an online version of e-Sword available called e-Sword Live which you can use, but you need to create an account there in order to use its full features.

Beyond that, there is nothing else available.

An Opinion.
I think Rick not developing e-Sword for other platforms, such as Android Linux is a mistake. I think with the call for a refurbishment and reintroduction of Pocket e-Sword has been a very loud call, and I think it should be listened to.

But that is just my opinion, but one which many share.

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Stephen (Php 1:21).

#4 Peter Pellerin

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

Hello,

With MySword you can take sermon notes in the journal and you can also attach notes to Bible verses.

You can search the bible and all other add on modules, but only one module at a time. There is no extended search at this time.

I bring my tablet to church and even teach from it from time to time.

Your tablet has to have at least android 2.1 for MySword to run on it.

If you go to www.mysword.info, you can get more information and look at some screen shots.

MySword now has more features than pocket e sword did. I use it all the time and love it. Most of the e sword modules at this site can be migrated to MySword. Many already have and are available in the MySword downlaods area at www.biblesupport.com.

One thing to keep in mind with MySword is there are no premium modules available. Only public domain modules and copyrighted modules which either myself or MySword have gotten permission for are available.

Let me know if you have any more questions about MySword.

Blessings,
Peter

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:36 PM

There are some tablets that use windows 7 that would run esword nicely, though if you load up a lot of resources you will find it slow starting as the tablets are slower processors. There are some other netbooks that swivel into a tablet.

Your input is by finger or stylus so you might want to go to best buy and try one and see if you are going to be satisfied with that limitation.

An older unit like this you could look at on ebay and or lenovo's site is the S10-3t. If it catches your interest do some searchng to find newer offerings. Google for netvertibles.

There is also a rig (don't know model) that is an android as a tablet ,or you can slip the tablet into a frame on a keyboard unit and it will run windows 7.

Figure what you really want/need and snoop, you will probably find it.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:46 PM

This one is an android tablet with attachable keyboard. http://www.asus.com/...nsformer_TF101/

You can also use usb or bluetooth keyboards if the tablet you buy has one or the other.

This is a tablet that boots android or windows 7 http://www.google.co...ved=0CGYQ8wIwAA

You might want to wait if you aren't in a hurry as there are going to be a new bunch of rigs that run windows 8 popping up someday.

Amazon has a tablet that is fairly awesome for 200 called the Le Pan. There is a Le Pan II due out in Febr. Amazon lists it as coming as does Best Buy. Just got one and of the tablets I've dealt with it is a dream but there may not be any upgrades to later android.

Edited by exscentric, 12 December 2011 - 08:50 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:39 PM

Hello,

Let me know if you have any more questions about MySword.


Pete,
About May next year I'll be getting an Android smart phone, probably a Samsung Galaxy (of which Samsung have a tablet device by the same name out also). So, with regard to which (Android) devices are compatible for MySword, is there a list of compatible devices you can access and put up here?

Blessings,
Stephen (Php 1:21).

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:48 PM

I'd guess the list would be shorter if you could list those that will not run mysword. I have higher end, mid and low end tablets in the house and it works on all three. The low end one is known for being very picky one.

I would think most anything that has the specs (if mysword has an requirments) would run it.

Have been reading of the kindle fire not being well accepted thus far so don't know about it.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

Pete,
About May next year I'll be getting an Android smart phone, probably a Samsung Galaxy (of which Samsung have a tablet device by the same name out also). So, with regard to which (Android) devices are compatible for MySword, is there a list of compatible devices you can access and put up here?

Blessings,
Stephen (Php 1:21).


Stephen,
I checked with MySword and they said that MySword should run on any android device with android OS 2.1 and up. There has been an exception with 2 users that have ZTE phones (not sure what those are) and for some android OS that are not official android releases but that have been "tweaked".

I have personally used MySword on 4 different android phones and one tablet and have not had any issues.

Blessings,
Peter

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:20 PM

Thanks everyone for your advice. It is very helpful.



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