Surgeworks launches “Bible App” for Mac OS X on Mac App Store (press release)

Bible App on the Mac App StoreSALT LAKE CITY, Utah, (May 31, 2011)—The Divine Office Catholic Ministry in partnership with Surgeworks, a Salt Lake City-based application developer and graphical interaction design firm, has announced a new app for the Apple Mac App Store based on 20 versions of the Bible in six different languages.

The Bible App features scriptures in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Croatian. Users can access twenty English, Latin and Greek versions of the Bible:

  • American Standard Version (ASV)
  • American King James Version (AKJV)
  • Darby Bible (DBY)
  • Douay-Rheims Bible, Challoner Revision (DRB)
  • King James Version (KJV)
  • World English Bible (WEB)
  • Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)
  • (Latin) Biblia Sacra Vulgata (Latin Vulgate)
  • (Greek) New Testament 1550
  • (Greek) New Testament 1894

In addition, the Bible App allows users to compare multiple translations in different windows. An internal search engine searches for a specific keyword, an exact phrase or a passage using a standard notation (such as John 1:1-18). Users can highlight verses and access all selections from convenient, dedicated screens where searches and highlights are organized by bible version and date.

“We are extremely pleased to bring the Bible app to our devoted community of Catholics and Christians around the world. It is the perfect complement to the Divine Office Catholic Ministry’s suite of prayer apps for Mac computers and Apple iOS mobile devices,” Dane Falkner of Divine Office commented.

The Divine Office Catholic Ministry currently offers several apps:

  • Bible App for Mac —20 searchable versions of the Holy Bible in 6 languages
  • Divine Office—complete resource for praying the Liturgy of the Hours, available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and Mac
  • Prayers for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch—reference of Catholic prayers in several languages
  • Divine Office: Morning Prayer (Lauds), Evening Prayer (Vespers) and Night Prayer (Compline) for iPhone and iPod Touch—audio Liturgy of the Hours

The Bible App is scheduled for release in the Mac App Store on June 1st, 2011.

Attention Media: Free coupon codes are available upon request for review of the Bible app.

About The Divine Office Catholic Ministry:

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