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#21 jonathon

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

however Android is a Linux Distro, and considering that is the case


Android uses the Linux kernel, but software for it requires the Dalvik VM to run.

As such, it is a Linux distro, in the same way that Mac OS X is a BSD distro.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:35 AM

Android uses the Linux kernel, but software for it requires the Dalvik VM to run.

As such, it is a Linux distro, in the same way that Mac OS X is a BSD distro.

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Hi Jonathon,
Thanks for making that distinction.

I also gathered that as much, and thought if that actually were the case, then there would have had to be a tool (program) to be used in order to make it work.

Perhaps one of the things I really appreciate about you, is that when it comes to Operating Systems, your technical nous really does come handy and helpful.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:22 AM

I use esword on my windows tablet, and along with Journal/Evernote, it becomes a dream to use, and retention is stronger. If you notice a big slowdown, it could be due to the amount of modules you have installed, afterall, esword has to crunch through as many modules installed to find the requested cross refeferences.. Otherwise I have found using the tablet to be my favourite method for studying my Bible.

I've cut down the amount of modules to the essentials when just using the tablet alone, this is why I am searching for modules that are as comprehensive as possible - to save on the amount of modules used. However, if you have wifi at home you can remote access your PC/Laptop and access the esword installation you have there. This now means you can access everything you need with the power of your PC, comfortably. Being comfortable makes studying the Bible even more enjoyable than usual.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:47 AM


Can I run a basic version of e-sword on my Samsung Galaxy tablet? (android os)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:28 AM

Can I run a basic version of e-sword on my Samsung Galaxy tablet? (android os)

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e-Sword is not available for any platform other than the PC, unless you run an emulator which gives you access to Mac and Linux.

MySword is an android application that resembles how e-Sword would look if e-Sword were an android app. www.MySword.info for more information...

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:17 PM

e-Sword is not available for any platform other than the PC, unless you run an emulator which gives you access to Mac and Linux.

MySword is an android application that resembles how e-Sword would look if e-Sword were an android app. www.MySword.info for more information...

Sigh.. :) Mysword is a great tool. I have it on my tablet. Unlike Esword though it requires paid registration to unlock certain functionality.

I find that working without a mouse or a real keyboard, really slows things down and changes the way that you would normally use a bible study tool though.
to me the tablet makes a really good reading tool but is not so efficient if you have a lot of note taking to do. Having said that, I am sure there are those that are quite proficient at using Mysword.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:00 PM

Sigh.. :) Mysword is a great tool. I have it on my tablet. Unlike Esword though it requires paid registration to unlock certain functionality.

I find that working without a mouse or a real keyboard, really slows things down and changes the way that you would normally use a bible study tool though.
to me the tablet makes a really good reading tool but is not so efficient if you have a lot of note taking to do. Having said that, I am sure there are those that are quite proficient at using Mysword.


Well, that is what MySword is, a really good Bible study reading tool. Some people do use tablets (like Asus transformer) that have a key board. MySword is good for note taking that way or for jotting down quick notes when you are reading on the go or in bed. I also take short notes with it in church.

When I come across something I really want to remember when reading in MySword, I often select the text in MySword and email it too myself so I can put it in my notes in my PC Bible software when I get back to my computer.

MySword complements your PC Bible study software, but it does not replace it.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:26 PM

MySword is good for note taking that way or for jotting down quick notes when you are reading on the go or in bed. I also take short notes with it in church.


Hi Pete,
There I gotta really agree with you on that. I find it a very handy little tool on my Samsung Galaxy Gio Phone. I use it quite a fair bit, like on the bus having a read of the Bible, in Church jotting down notes from a verse of Scripture. Just don't have the hang of jotting down notes while riding on a bus. That one's a bit more awkward.





MySword complements your PC Bible study software, but it does not replace it.


And that is where it really is at. With that in mind I don't think one could expect a fully blown Bible study program for a Desktop and/or a Notepad computer to be able to run on what is essentially a mobile device.



For those of you who wish to have a really good Bible program for your Android mobile device, MySword is a very good tool to have. It is very similar to Pocket e-Sword in design. And for wishing to change over to MySword, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at just how similar things are in this program. The only real downside for you Pocket e-Sword users is that your modules will not run on this program. And that is the only downside to it that I can actually think of.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

If you get something like a TC1100 Tablet, which is pen driven rather than capacitive, (finger) you can do everything you did with your mouse in front of your PC. There is the bonus of using your own handwriting in a particular application such as Journal, (which is available free for XP, and is packaged with Windows 7) and that same software will convert your written word to text, or it will convert the words you write as you write.

Don't rush into buying one until you know what you are getting and that you're happy that you can adjust to working with one.

Edited by BigPaw, 06 August 2012 - 03:41 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

If you get something like a TC1100 Tablet, which is pen driven rather than capacitive, (finger) you can do everything you did with your mouse in front of your PC. There is the bonus of using your own handwriting in a particular application such as Journal, (which is available free for XP, and is packaged with Windows 7) and that same software will convert your written word to text, or it will convert the words you write as you write.

Don't rush into buying one until you know what you are getting and that you're happy that you can adjust to working with one.


Just on that note, Stylus pens are available for Android Mobile devices (Cellphones and/or Tables, and it doesn't take much to change the keyboard settings from QWERTY to Handwriting if one wishes to go down that road, and I don't think one would have any issues with using it in MySword for his/her notes and etc.

To change your Keyboard settings to Handwriting (using my Cellphone settings as an example, your mobile device Android settings will differ depending of Android version and Mobile device brand)
  • In Settings select Locale and Text
  • Under Text Settings tap on Select input method
  • Tap on Samsung (or whatever brand of mobile device you have) keypad
  • Tap on Portrait keypad types
  • Then finally select either Handwriting box 1 or Handwriting box 2.
Please remember, the above instructions may or will differ depending on Android version and the brand of the Mobile device. The above instructions are for the Samsung Galaxy Gio Smartphones using Android Gingerbread (version 2.3.6).

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Edited by APsit190, 07 August 2012 - 05:45 PM.




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