Bible Software for Microsoft Windows, Linux, MAC, PDA

Last Update: Jan 2017:  Removed Ellis Enterprises Bible Library website; Deleted (no longer active); Removed Received Bible Society's (gone); Various updates to version numbers, descriptions, etc.

(Older history moved to the bottom of the page)

Note 1: This list will NOT cover Bible programs developed exclusively for the iPad/iPhone, Android, or Windows Mobile platforms. There are just too many to list, and they can easily be found by searching your devices corresponding App Stores.

There are lots of great resources on the Internet for obtaining Bible Study Software. The following is a list of many of the Bible Study programs available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, MAC, and PDAs (Android, iPhone/iPad, PalmOS, PocketPC, Symbian, etc.).

The table below provides access to the web-pages of many of the software programs available. The idea is to provide the reader with a quick overview of available programs, and to provide a brief explanation of the program offerings.

Please note that any survey such as this one is only a snapshot in time. The day I post a version and a description could be the day a new update comes out. The best suggestion is to check with the author's website for latest version information.

Related Articles:

1. A General Overview of Bible Software

2. Evaluation Criteria Used (Detail of features considered during these software reviews)

3. Christian Links to other resources

4. History of the No-Longer Available Bible Companion software (for historical purposes and the curious!)

Note 2: Many programs that work under Microsoft Windows® may also be used on a modern Apple Macintosh® system using software such as Parallels, VMware Fusion, VirtualBox, or Apple's Boot Camp.

Older History of Changes to this page:

April 2015. Deleted Kevin Wonus' rtbible website, which is gone;  removed Broadman & Holdman site as they now publish HCSB Bibles under the WordSearch brand; The Hill/Archer "Helps Bible" is now The Discovery Bible (with associated website change); removed the e-sword Pocket-PC site, which seems to be gone (not e-Sword, just the old Pocket-PC version!); other minor updates.

7 Aug 2013 Added Gary Hill's, the Discovery Bible. Deleted Ages Software Christian Library Series. While you can still buy this product, the manufacturer does not seem to be online anymore. Deleted V. Rydant's Unbound Bible Tools (no longer online). Quickverse is now owned by WordSearch. Heavenword's Lightning Study Bible no longer available, but they now have apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Deleted Hiddenfield's BibleReader (no longer online); Deleted Lockette Family's Bible Seeker (site offline); Scripture Direct seems to have eliminated their desktop program and now offers Mobile Apps; Deleted Thomas Nelson's e-Bible - see Logos software for Nelson titles; Deleted Tyndale House's Ilumina which is no longer supported; Deleted Bible-Explorer as a separate item, it is now the basic version of WordSearch.