Verbum 10 Platform Comparison

The chart below compares the available features across platforms.

 

Features
Verbum Bible Software
(Desktop)
Verbum Bible
(Mobile)
Verbum Web App
(Online)
Access to a range of document types (Bibliography, Morph Query, Sentence Diagram, Syntax Search, Visual Filter, Word Find Puzzle, and Word List)
 
Access to your books*
Addressee Speaker Search
Advanced Timeline   ⬤1
All Search
Atlas
 ◑2
Auto Translation
Bible Outline Browser
 
 
Bible Search
Bible Word Study Guide
Bibliography
 
 
Books Search
Bookstore Search
 
 
Canvas
 ⬤1
Catholic Daily Readings
Catholic Topical Index
Charts Tool
 
Church History Themes
Clippings 
Collections 
 ◑3
 
Community Tags
 
 
Confessional Documents
 
 
Copy Bible Verses
 
 
Counseling Guide    
Courses
Deuterocanon Addressee Dataset    
Docs Search
 
 
Draw on Screen     ⬤1  
Exegetical Guide
Factbook
Factbook Search
Factbook Tags
 
 
Factbook Tags Search
 
 
Favorites
 
Favorites Panel    
Functional without internet connection
 ⬤4
 
Greek Pronunciation
 
 
Guide Editor
 
 
Hebrew Pronunciation
 
 
Highlighting
 ◑5
 ◑5
Home Page
Information Tool
 
Inline Search
Layouts
Library
Link Sets
 ⬤6
Maps Search
 
 
Media
Media Search
 
 
Media Tool with Visual Copy
Morph Search
 
Multiple Book Display
 
 
Notebooks
Notes
 ◑7
 ◑7
Offline resources
 
Open multiple resources
Passage Guide
Passage Lists
Personal Books
 
 
Popular Quotes
Power Lookup
 
 
Prayer Lists
Preaching Mode
 ◑8
Print / Export    
Print Library Catalog  
Prioritized Resources
 ◑9
 ◑9
Questions and Answers    
Reader's Edition Interlinear    
Reading Plans
  ◑10
  ◑10
Read Aloud  
Reference Scanner
 
 
Reverse Interlinears
  ◑11
  ◑11
Search Templates
 
 
Homily Documents
Homily Import  
Sermon Manager   ⬤1  ⬤ 
Sermon Starter Guide
 
Sharing Documents
 
 
Syntax Search
 
 
Text Comparison
Text Selection Cards    
Topic Guide
 
Theology Guide
 
 
Visual Filters
 
Word Lists
 
 
Workflows
 
Workflow Editor
 
 

Denotes full functionality

Denotes partial functionality

*A small number of resources are not currently available in the Verbum mobile app.

1 Advanced Timeline, Canvas, Draw on Screen, and Sermon Manager for mobile are supported on iPad only.

2 The Atlas Tool is clickable in the mobile app menu but opens the web app to make use of it.

3 The mobile apps can't create Collections but can make use of them.

4 A few features, such as the Concordance Tool, require a functioning Internet connection.

5 Corresponding Highlights and the use of Labels in Highlighting are currently only supported on desktop.

6 The ability to set a Linkset to Follow is currently only supported on mobile.

7 Corresponding Notes are currently only supported on desktop.

8 Preaching mode on desktop open a web browser to display the homily in preaching mode.

9 Prioritization of books can currently only be done on desktop but it is used on mobile and the web app.

10 All platforms can make use of reading plans. All types of reading plans can be created on desktop and a few can be created on tablets, but the web app and smartphone platforms can make use of them but not create them.

11 The web app exposes the inline reverse interlinears but not the ribbon; the reverse interlinear is not visible on the mobile app, but the mobile app utilizes some of the tagging.

 

What Devices are Supported?

As the mobile device marketplace moves forward, we are striving to keep all Faithlife mobile apps up to current standards. This may mean that certain older devices become unsupported over time. To ensure your device is supported, please verify that it has the most current possible operating system updates.

If your device is up to date, the most recent, supported version of the app, will be available in the App Store or Google Play Store (also the Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire HD users).

 

Regarding Internet and Device Storage:

Verbum mobile apps are highly dependent on your internet connection. Mobile devices often have much less storage space and processing power than traditional computers, so our app “streams” your library resources and search results to your device from our servers. Resources are not stored on the device by default, but you can download resources for offline reading; even so, you must have an internet connection for searching the entire library, Passage Guide, and Bible Word Study.

This makes the Verbum Bible app a great choice for taking your study on the go; however, if you plan to be offline for an extended period (like on vacation, or going into the mission field in a developing country), or if you need the most powerful study tools, Verbum Bible Software on a laptop would be a better option.

 

How do I choose what device to get?

The Verbum app will work on almost any iOS or Android device (including Amazon’s Kindle Fire series), so it’s really up to you what you want in a tablet. Consider these factors:

  • Screen size and resolution
  • Processing power and hard drive storage
  • Your budget

For more help choosing the right device for you, we recommend searching the web for “tablet buying guide.”

Can I use Verbum on an e-reader?

E-readers are popular with book lovers because the black-and-white “e-ink” screen simulates paper, which is easier on eye fatigue, readable in sunlight, and gets excellent battery life.
For various licensing and technical reasons, we can not export Verbum resources to other formats. However, there are a number of Android e-ink devices coming to market that will run our Android app. For help finding the best device for your needs, search or post about e-ink in the Android app forum.

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