Ever wanted to read the New World Translation (NWT) in multiple languages side-by-side? Or to compare verses across multiple Bible translations? The Equipd Bible makes it so easy to look up scriptures quickly, allowing you to easily copy the selected verses into your notes, bookmark scriptures, listen to audio readings and more.
The Equipd Library is the central location for complete books and publications. Including the Examining the Scriptures Daily, Insight Volumes, Reasoning Book, Song Book, Bible Concordance, Ministry School book and more. Easily switch between languages by swiping left/right. You can even view maps and listen to piano and vocal audio.
Ever wanted to save the article you were reading on the Watchtower Online Library (WOL) and have it saved so it was always available … offline? ANY article on WOL? Now you can and it's so easy. You can organise the articles by topic, order them in lists, and group them under headings. You can even share your collections of articles with others.
Do you like to stay on top of the latest updates on JW.org? Or to see when the latest magazines are released in EPUB, PDF or audio formats? The News module aggregates RSS and Podcast feeds from JW.org to keep you informed.
Equipd is like a beautifully crafted - but empty - bookcase. Once it is installed you can start filling it up with source material from www.jw.org. Equipd is tightly integrated with the Watchtower Online Library (WOL), allowing you to cache content on demand and read the Bible and publications offline, where-ever you are. You can quickly jump from anywhere in Equipd to the WOL website to view the original source material.
The only exception to this are the alternate Bible Translations such as the King James Version, American Standard Version, World English Bible, and 23 other alternate Bible versions. The files for these versions are stored on the Equipd servers.
Read the NWT Bible over 75 different languages - from Arabic to Japanese, Spanish, French and more. View a complete list of currently supported languages here.
Equipd includes 27 different Bible translations. Compare renderings of the same verses across several Bible versions - side-by-side. See the list of supported Bible translations here.
Look up a scripture and view verses in multiple languages side-by-side. Share your iPad with another person - let them read the Bible in their language, while you read it in yours.
Equipd is also optimised for reading a single language. View the whole chapter at once - swipe left/right to move between chapters, and select verses to highlight them onscreen.
Equipd keeps a record of the scriptures you have looked up in the past. From the History tab you can quickly review and return to recently viewed scriptures with a single tap.
Bookmark your favourite scriptures to quickly locate and return to them at any time. You can re-order your bookmarks, or delete them, to keep them organised how you like them.
Listen to the Bible being read in 20 of the supported languages. The audio files are streamed over the Internet from jw.org, so an Internet connection is required.
See the context of verses by opening the full Chapter. The selected verses are highlighted. Pinch to make text larger/smaller, and swipe to move to the next/previous chapter.
We are not all made equal. You can customise the size of the Bible Navigation buttons, and make the Bible text as large or small as you like. Each language can have different size text.
Copy the current scripture to your notes at the click of a button. Want to lookup a scripture in your clipboard? Equipd can auto-detect a scripture in your clipboard and open it.
Like a browser, Equipd requires an Internet connection to download chapters as requested. They are then cached for offline viewing. Or you can pre-cache the entire Bible and hit the road.
Chinese Simplified characters are transliterated with the Pinyin placed above the Characters in a 2-Line format. This works for the NWT Bible and all publications in the library and your Briefcase.
Currently English only, read fully formatted Rbi8 Footnotes with the click of a button in a popup window, so you don't lose your place. Simply click scripture refs to open them in Equipd.
All languages that have the Rbi8 Bible on WOL can now see the cross-references in a popup window. The verses are extracted and shown immediately for quick study.
Welcome to the Library. Come in, sit down and do some Personal Study, use common Reference Publications or browse the Watchtower Online Library and JW.org websites.
All publications in this module can be used offline, and support multiple languages. If you enable multiple languages for a publication, you can swipe left/right to switch between them.
Read the Daily Text in 33 different languages. The EPUB files are downloaded from jw.org and installed by Equipd. Download as many languages as you require.
Equipd offers super-quick selection of the month and day using a navigation bar similar to the Bible Navigator - or just click the "Today" button to jump straight to today's text. Use the Languages button to download or switch to other Languages - or just swipe left/right to switch the language when you are reading the Comments or the Watchtower Citation.
The Concordance includes every occurrence of all the principle words in the New World Translation - with over 14,700 word headings and 333,200 scripture entries.
Use the Concordance to search out scriptures that contain occurrences of Bible words. Scriptures are listed in the order they appear in the Bible, grouped by Bible book name. The scripture is shown, followed by a brief excerpt showing the immediate context of the word. Simply click the scripture to open it in the Equipd Bible.
The Watchtower Online Library is tightly integrated throughout Equipd. If you open the WOL Browser for the first time in a given day it will automatically open the page with the ESD and weekly TMS schedule. You can customise which language to default to in Admin > Websites.
Quickly access the JW.org website from within Equipd to catch up on the latest news or publications, watch videos, listen to audio, or to read articles online. Click on a PDF or EPUB link and download the files to your device and open them in the app of your choice.
In addition to the Daily Text and the Bible Concordance, the Library includes all of these books that can be cached directly from WOL for offline use. You can even highlight and underline content, and for some publications you can listen to streaming audio as the publication is read to you:
And here is a list of the brochures that can be cached directly from WOL for offline use:
TIP Read more about the Library and how to use it on the Support Forums.
This is your Briefcase. Find articles on the WOL Website, save them to your Briefcase and have them with you ... filed by topic ... offline ... always.
You can customise the default language used by the Watchtower Online Library browser in Admin > Websites. There is no multi-language mode for the Briefcase - just save articles in the languages you require.
Ever wanted to save the article you were reading on WOL and have it saved so it was always available … offline? ANY article on WOL? Now you can and it's so easy. All you need to do is:
Equipd will automatically detect the article Title and the article Reference, but you can change them if you like. The article is now permanently stored in Equipd, available offline whenever you need it.
Your Briefcase comes with some default Topics already setup - but you can add new ones, rename or delete existing ones, and re-order Topics how you like! Ideal for creating lists of articles on specific subjects - Pioneering, Shepherding, Experiences - you name it!
You can also change the lists of articles inside a Topic. You can reorder the articles, rename or delete articles - or even to add a heading above an article to group articles in the list.
To edit the Topics or Articles in a list click the "pencil" icons shown in the top/left of each section. From here you can re-order items, delete items, or click the icon with the pencil to edit the existing topic or article. Just try it, you will see how easy it is.
Once you have collated a list of articles on a specific topic, you may want to share the list with friends or family. Click the action (arrow) button top/right and "Share List". This will generate an email that contains links to each article in your list. It also has a link at the bottom of the email that another user of Equipd can use to import the list into Equipd in one step.
After all that work creating collections of articles you won't want to lose them! Go into Admin > Briefcase and email a backup of your entire Briefcase to yourself. This will only backup your lists of Topics and references inside them, not the article content which you can easily redownload in the future if you ever need to restore your Briefcase.
TIP Read more about the Briefcase and how to use it on the Support Forums.
Grab a coffee and catch up on the Latest News and Magazines from JW.org.
Supporting RSS Feeds and Podcasts from JW.org - customise the feeds to support one or multiple languages.
Keep in touch with the Latest News from JW.org:
Generic features for both RSS and Podcasts:
TIP Read more about the News Feeds on the Support Forums.
Download or listen to the latest mags directly from JW.org:
The first place to go to look for assistance is the Equipd Support Forums. From here you can learn how to use Equipd, get answers to common questions, and get help from both myself and other users of Equipd.
Of course if you need to you can still contact me directly using firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of ways to stay informed about Equipd - latest news, what's currently being worked on etc:
The table below outlines specific requirements that must be met for Equipd to run on your device.
|iPad BEST||All||iOS 4.3+||The best overall experience is on the iPad 2 or newer|
|iPhone||3GS / 4 / 4S / 5||iOS 4.3+||Can be slow on 3GS, recommend 4S+|
|iPod Touch||Generation 3 / 4 / 5||iOS 4.3+||Recommend 4th Gen+|