Mac News Review

Apple's Growing Market Share, iMac Color Lawsuit, Updated Mac Bible Software, and More

This Week's Apple and Desktop Mac News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2008.04.04

PowerBook, iBook, MacBook, and other portable computing is covered in The 'Book Review. iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV news is covered in The iNews Review.

All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

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News & Opinion

Apple's US Consumer Market Share Now 21%

Apple 2.0's Philip Elmer-DeWitt says:

"The iPhone gets the most press and the iPod sells in the largest quantities, but it's the Macintosh that really drives Apple's growth, says Gene Munster.

"In the second installment of a multipart report on Apple's '3 Cylinder Engine,' Piper Jaffray's chief Apple analyst looks at the Mac business over the next couple of years and likes what he sees. In particular:

"...After Apple introduced the Intel Macs, Mac sales grew 37% in 2007, more than double the industry-wide rate of 15%....

"In the consumer market . . . he estimates the Mac's share is now 10% worldwide and an impressive 21% in the US...."

Apple 'Most Successful World Brand'

The Register's Richard Thurston reports:

"Apple is the most successful brand in the world, according to an international online poll of marketers....

"The 2,000 respondents to the survey by Interbrand-owned brandchannel.com said the brand they were most inspired by was Apple, followed by Nike, Coca-Cola and Google.

"Asked which brand they could not live without, the highest number of respondents answered Apple, with Google again taking fourth place."

Apple Brand Has Maximum Impact

Reuters' Rachel Sanderson reports:

"The Apple brand has the biggest impact on the world's consumers, while Microsoft and the United States nation brand are those considered most in need of a remake, a survey showed.

"The poll by online magazine brandchannel.com asked its readers to identify the brands with the greatest impact on their lives, and say how they affected readers' behaviour and their view of the world.

"The nearly 2,000 professionals and students who voted named Apple overwhelming winner. The creator of the iPod and Mac computer triumphed in six categories including most inspiring brand and the one readers cannot live without."

Macs Held 7.5% Online Market Share in March

Hitslink have posted their monthly roundup of operating system market share.

March OS market share

Windows (all sorts) has a 91.57% share, while the Mac OS has climbed to 7.48% - if you include the iPhone, 7.63%. No other OS comes even close to having a single full percentage point of market share.

Apple Market Share Gains

Mac market share growth

Hitslink has also posted figures for Operating System Market Share Trend for Mac - May, 2007 to March, 2008, and notes:

"Apple's market share gains in December for the Mac and iPhone are impressive. However, for the last days of December, the numbers are nothing short of spectacular.

"In short, Apple has gained a full percentage point of market share over the interval of the survey, from 6.48% in May, 2007, to 7.48% in March, 2008."

Safari, Firefox Dominate in Mac Browsers

Hitslink reports that:

"The browser battle on the Mac is between Safari and Firefox. Safari dominates, but Firefox has a much larger share on the Mac than Windows. However, Firefox share has been relatively stable, gaining .56% of total market share since November, 2007.

Browser share on the Mac

"Show Share of All Users Using Any Combination of Operating System

"Search Engine

"On Mac OS computers, Safari enjoys a 73.33% share, with Firefox in second place at 24.16% and now-discontinued Netscape at 1.67%. No other browser has more than half a percentage point of share."

Editor's note: Here at Low End Mac, Safari users account for 62% of our visitors who use Macs (assuming none are using Safari on Windows, as our logs don't break down the browser/OS combinations). Firefox accounts for 36% overall, and probably 30% among Mac users, and Camino has about 4% among Mac users visiting LEM. dk

What Is the Rate of Mac OS X Leopard Adoption?

The Apple Core's David Morgenstern reports:

"Back at the Macworld Expo in January, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that some 20 percent of the installed base was running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. But do we have any sense of the current adoption rate for Leopard?

"Of course, Apple has the best statistics but it's unlikely that we will receive much word on adoption rates until the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Still, aside from the semi-educated guesstimates available for a fee from analyst companies, there are several developers that provide a unique view of the installed base.

"Mac developer The Omni Group, a Seattle-based maker of a number of Mac OS X business applications, collects OS version information from its customers and provides it for free on the Web. The company's software includes the notable OmniPlan project management software and OmniGraffle diagramming and drawing application.

"According to the company, Leopard has a 32.5 percent share and Tiger, 67 percent. While the figures sound right, Omni splashes some cold water on its own data."

Apple Sued over 'Inflated' iMac Color Claims

The Register's Drew Cullen reports:

"Apple, the world's most successful brand, is being sued by a Los Angeles law firm for 'deceptively' marketing the new 20-inch iMac

"Kabateck Brown Kellner says the monitor is 'vastly inferior to the previous generation it replaced', not that you would know it from Apple's 'grossly inflated' claims.

"According to the law firm, Apple told consumers both the 20-inch and 24-inch iMacs displayed 'millions of colors at all resolutions':

"Indeed, the new 24-inch iMacs display 16,777,216 colors on 8-bit, in-plane switching (IPS) screens, as did the previous generation of 20-inch iMacs. But the new 20-inch iMac monitors do not even come close, displaying 98% fewer colors (262,144)."

Apple Sued for 'iMac Deception'

PRNewswire reports:

"Apple deceptively marketed its new 20-inch iMac in a way that grossly inflated the capabilities of its monitor, which is vastly inferior to the previous generation it replaced, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed today by Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP.

"According to the suit, filed in the US District Court, Northern District of California in San Jose, Apple is deceiving consumers by concealing that the new 20-inch iMac monitors are inferior to the previous generation's and those of the new 24-inch iMac. In addition, the monitors are incapable of displaying 'millions of colors,' despite Apple's marketing claims.

"Apple's newest iMac - an 'all-in-one' desktop computer that combines the monitor into the same case as the CPU - was unveiled in August 2007.

"'Apple is duping its customers into thinking they're buying 'new and improved' when in fact they're getting stuck with 'new and inferior,'' said Brian Kabateck, Managing Partner of Kabateck Brown Kellner. 'Beneath Apple's 'good guy' image is a corporation that takes advantage of its customers. Our goal is to help those customers who were deceived and make sure Apple tells the truth in the future.'"

Adobe Launches Free Online Photoshop Express Public Beta

PR: SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 27, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced Adobe Photoshop Express public beta, a free Rich Internet Application (RIA) available to anyone who wants to store, sort and show off digital photos with eye-catching effects. During the public beta period, Adobe will solicit Photoshop Express user feedback on product features and functionality, which will continue to evolve over time. As the newest addition to the Photoshop family line, Photoshop Express has taken much of Adobe's best image editing technology and made it simple and accessible to a new online audience. Photoshop Express allows users to store up to 2 gigabytes of images online for free, make edits to their photos, and share them online in creative ways, including downloading and uploading photos from popular social networking sites like Facebook.

"Photoshop is trusted technology that has changed the visual landscape of our world. Now, Photoshop Express allows anyone who snaps a digital photo to easily achieve the high-impact results for which Adobe is known," said Doug Mack, vice president of Consumer and Hosted Solutions at Adobe. "Photoshop Express is a convenient, single destination where you can store, edit and share photos whether you're at home, school or on the road."

Simple, Fun and Accessible

With Photoshop Express, digital photos can be uploaded and sorted anytime, edited nondestructively to always preserve the original image, and shared from anywhere, on any Web browser. In a few easy clicks, Photoshop Express empowers anyone to make standard edits, such as removing blemishes and redeye, converting to black and white, cropping and resizing, and much more.

No experience is required to add special effects that will impress friends and family. In keeping with its one-click approach, Photoshop Express offers tricks like Pop Color which selects an object in an image, mutes the background color of the photo and allows the user to swap the object's color so it jumps off the page. Sketch effects help photos look like drawings and the Distort feature allows you to distort facial features or objects within the images for a comical or artistic effect. Even users with limited photo editing knowledge can simply select what looks best from a lineup of sample photos with visual hints showing different variations of the added effect.

Photoshop Express offers a variety of creative sharing options, including uploading and showing off photos and slideshows in your own online "Gallery" hosted by Adobe, or conveniently embedding or linking photos to social networking sites and personal blogs without having to leave the application. Slideshows never looked better with animation that makes photos float and fly across the screen, allowing for viewer interactivity and unique presentation styles.

Adobe Photoshop Family

Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended are at the heart of the Photoshop family, joined by solutions for users at every level who want to bring out the best in their digital images. Photoshop Lightroom addresses the workflow needs of professional and serious amateur photographers. Photoshop Elements provides exciting tools and sharing options for photo hobbyists.

Photoshop Express is the latest step Adobe is taking to leverage the advanced technology that underpins its award-winning creative products and deliver it to new online communities. In early 2007, Adobe also announced the availability of Adobe Premiere Express, an online video editing and mash-up tool on partner sites such as MTV and Photobucket. Adobe Premiere Express leverages the functionality found in Premiere Elements, a fully featured desktop video editing program.

Free and Available Now

Photoshop Express was created with Flex, Adobe's free, open source framework for building RIAs. Flex applications provide a consistent, rich user experience across operating systems and all major browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and others. An Internet connection and an up-to-date Flash Player 9 are all that are required to experience Adobe Photoshop Express. In its early phases, Photoshop Express is available to US residents-only in English. Users may experience slow performance if accessed outside of the US. Future plans include availability in other languages and countries.

Mac mini Media Center

Hicks Design has posted a tutorial on making the Mac mini a media centre:

"Apple TV or Mac Mini?

"No getting away from it - I still yearned for a Mac based media centre. I'd hoped Wii Transfer would fit the bill, but the quality of the video streaming isn't good enough (yet?).

"That meant either a Mac mini or an Apple TV, but that's a hard decision. Apple TV has the ease of use that makes it ideal for the home. No fiddling about, but no PVR functionality either. In the end, I went for the Mac mini's potential over the Apple TV 'just works'.

"But, I'd dabbled with a Mac mini media Centre a couple of years ago, with a G4 Mini hacked to use FrontRow. I gave up on it a few months after, but recently decided that the time was now right. So what's different this time around?

"Front Row built into Leopard - rather than tied to particular machines and requiring a hack to make it work. Front Row 2 also adopts the plugin 'appliance' architecture of Apple TV, as well as supporting sharing from other Macs. As far as I can see it only lacks the YouTube feature of the Apple TV."

Mac OS X 10.5.3 Reaches Developers

ITWire's Stephen Withers reports:

"Apple has seeded Mac OS X 10.5.3 9d10 to developers, embodying over 70 fixes from the current version.

"It appears the update is wide ranging. AppleInsider reports changes have been made to Core Animation (memory leaks), Dashboard, Dock, iCal (memory leaks, alarms and syncing) Installer, Mail (alarms), Preview (PDF handling), Spaces, Spotlight (indexing) and Stacks."

Products

My New Mac: 52 Simple Projects to Get You Started

PR: More and more people are ditching Windows and buying new Macs, whether it's because of the compelling design or the easy-to-use operating system. But switching to a new operating system can be confusing, even for the geeks among us. No Starch Press's geeky publisher, William Pollock, confesses: "I admit that I've had trouble turning a Mac on and off. When you've spent years with a PC, a Mac can be an entirely different animal."

My New Mac (April 2008, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-59327-164-0) was written to meet the needs of new Mac users. "This is a project-oriented book that will have newbies doing useful things with their Macs right away," said author Wallace Wang. "I know I've never enjoyed wading through menu after menu to become an expert on software I'll hardly use, and I figure I'm not the only one."

My New Mac focuses on the sorts of entertaining and practical things people want to do with their new Macs, like surf the Internet, send email, listen to CDs, take notes, or play with digital photos. It's fun stuff, if you know how to do it.

Among the book's 52 simple projects are ones that show new users how to:

View stocks, flights, and the weather

Organize files and folders by color and keyword Set up and manage parental controls to control computer and Internet access Play and burn CDs and DVDs Transfer photos from a digital camera to a Mac and organize them with iPhoto Share songs, images, and documents wirelessly between Macs Track birthdays with iCal Clip and save information from the Internet Keep themselves and their computers safe online

From the smiling origami iMac on the cover (instructions included) through each of the projects.

My New Mac encourages readers to treat their new computer as an opportunity for fun and exploration, not something serious and overwhelming. By diving in and learning as they go, readers will find that their Macs are as user friendly as promised - it just takes a helping hand.

Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books including Steal This Computer Book, Steal This File Sharing Book, and The Book of Nero (all No Starch Press). He is also a successful standup comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

My New Mac
Wallace Wang
ISBN 9781593271640,
480 pages,
$29.95 USD
order@oreilly.com
1-800-998-9938
1-707-827-7000

Available in fine bookstores everywhere, from, www.oreilly.com/nostarch, or directly from No Starch Press (1-800-420-7240).

Software

CPU Speed Menu Switch for CPU Performance Settings

PR: CPU Speed Menu allows you to switch between the different performance settings of your computer by a single mouse click. It is no longer necessary to open System Preferences, navigating to the Energy Saver pane and selecting the Options item. This is helpful for users who must switch between different speed settings very often, for example when temporarily performing processor-intensive tasks. Switching manually to a speed which meets your current needs best can improve battery load on portable computers, or avoid noise problems with cooling fans and power supply units on desktop computers.

CPU Speed Menu can be used on all Macintosh computers which support manual switching of processor performance. This includes all portable computers with PPC processors, as well as most G5 systems.

CPU Speed Menu is electronically distributed software. You can download the product and test it before you decide to purchase an unrestricted usage license.

You can download the application CPU Speed Menu for free. This allows you to evaluate the software to see if it suits your needs. The only restrictions are:

  • The application will quit after running five (5) minutes.
  • A demo mode panel will appear each time you launch the application.

CPU Speed Menu allows you to switch between the different performance settings of your computer by a single mouse click. It is no longer necessary to open System Preferences, navigating to the Energy Saver pane and selecting the Options item. This is helpful for users who must switch between different speed settings very often, for example when temporarily performing processor-intensive tasks. Switching manually to a speed which meets your current needs best can improve battery load on portable computers, or avoid noise problems with cooling fans and power supply units on desktop computers. This tool does not need any space in the Dock and does not consume processing power while it is running in the background.

New in version 1.3 (Build 080320)

  • Added user preference to restrict the application to toggle between the speed settings Highest and Reduced only.
  • Added support for future power management features which will be available in Mac OS X Leopard or later.
  • Added support for new technologies available in Mac OS X Leopard.

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later

System support: PPC/Intel

Dictate 1.0.1 Speech Recognition Software

PR: First maintenance release enhances documentation and AppleScript support to the future of speech recognition on the intel Mac

MacSpeech, Inc. today released MacSpeech Dictate 1.0.1, the first minor update to the revolutionary new speech recognition solution for the Macintosh.

The MacSpeech Dictate 1.0.1 update significantly improves documentation, adds easier license key handling, and provides enhanced AppleScript support including the ability to create commands. Version 1.0.1 is also a maintenance update that includes fixes for reported issues and is now available for registered customers, using the "Check for Updates" feature.

"MacSpeech Dictate provides Mac users with unprecedented accuracy," said Andrew Taylor, founder and CEO, MacSpeech, Inc. "The included tips and tricks helps people use it in a way that optimizes accuracy, but this update includes a full User Manual that can help even further. Plus the AppleScript enhancements let people further leverage powerful automation, like with the new Aperture Caption Palette for the latest Aperture 2.1, released last Friday."

MacSpeech Dictate is a new speech recognition product for the Macintosh, with underlying speech recognition powered by the dictation technology used in Dragon NaturallySpeaking from Nuance Communications, Inc. MacSpeech Dictate delivers a truly Mac user experience, and conforms to behaviors already familiar to Macintosh fans worldwide. Beyond dictation, MacSpeech Dictate lets people perform basic navigation of their Mac and control it with their voice to launch applications, open new windows, execute menu commands, etc.

Dictate features:

Amazing Accuracy

MacSpeech Dictate will astonish you with its accuracy. You simply talk and leave the recognition to MacSpeech Dictate.

Minimal Training Required

MacSpeech Dictate provides astounding accuracy and productivity. With just five minutes or less of training, you'll be using MacSpeech Dictate's superior capabilities.

Essential Command Capabilities

Instead of using your mouse to select menu commands or your keyboard to type shortcuts, just speak a command. MacSpeech Dictate executes it for you. What could be easier?

Uses the Legendary Dragon Speech Recognition Engine by Nuance At the core of MacSpeech Dictate is the world-renowned Dragon speech recognition engine by Nuance. It's the brains and brawn behind MacSpeech Dictate's phenomenal accuracy capabilities.

Works With the Apps You Already Have

Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, and more. And MacSpeech Dictate works great with Apple's applications as well, including iChat, Mail, iPhoto, Keynote, and more.

Comes With Everything You Need, Including Headphones There are no hidden costs. MacSpeech Dictate includes everything you need to be instantly productive as soon as start using it, including a high quality USB headset.

Built Especially for the Mac

Mac users expect only the best from the applications they use on their Macs. MacSpeech Dictate was built from the ground up to ensure the ultimate experience for Mac users.

System requirements:

  • Intel-based Mac.
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or greater ("Tiger").
  • Max OS X 10.5.1 or greater ("Leopard").
  • 2 GB of free hard drive space.
  • Internet connection required for product registration.
  • A MacSpeech-certified USB noise-canceling microphone is strongly recommended.

System support: Intel

Price: $199

Mom's Mail 0.5b Simple Email App

PR: Mom's Mail is a mind-numbingly simple email program . . . so simple, even your mom (or dad) can use it.

Yeah, you have to set it up for them (after all, we do need the email account information) but once that's done, you can just send her the program, and all she has to do is run it.

There are two windows: get mail and send mail. She can get mail and photos from you, or send them to you.

That's it. No addressing; no BCC; no sorting; no CC; no groups; no mailboxes... no nuttin! In fact, she doesn't even need to know your email address (because you already set it up for her, remember?) Doesn't even need spam filtering because she can only get email from you!

OK: you get it.

This is Mom's Mail BETA. There are three things being added in the final release: 1) a way to read old email; 2) better photo sending/receiving (it doesn't automatically show photos in folders in the beta) and a "Family List" of people she can get mail from besides just you.

Yes, that means she will have to choose "Billy" or "Suzie" from a list (if she's not sending to you) before pressing the "Send" button, but we don't want the other kids to feel left out, do we?

I know, I know: mom always liked you best: you don't have to use the list!

Oh . . . one more thing in the final version: an installer for PC users so you won't have to fly half way around the world just to install it.

If you know someone who just can't figure out how it all works, Mom's Mail is perfect!

Mom's Mail will cost $14.95 when released (that includes one copy for you, and one copy for Mom) BUT if you buy during the beta period, which ends June 1, 2008, then you pay only $9.95!

Wow! Less than ten bucks to get all those "support calls" from Mom off your back! Whadda deal!

System requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, or Windows XP or later.
  • An email account would be helpful ... and, of course, mom.

System requirements: active internet connection (not dialup) and email account

System support: PPC/Intel

$9.95 shareware

Online Bible OS X Beta Coming Along

PR: Now you can explore and experience the power of God's Word and a comprehensive library all on one CD-ROM. Runs on any Macintosh computer with a CD-ROM drive that will emulate OS 9 and allow classic Macintosh programming to run (Mac OS 10.4.11 and earlier).

Although our CD only includes OS 9 programming, we are still working on our OS X programming. For The Online Bible

Macintosh OS X beta release 3.9.10y36 see note below.

If you would like to try the Online Bible you will need, at a minimum, the programming and a full scripture module. If you wish to update your existing Online Bible, these files will upgrade the programming that runs the Online Bible. You may need to configure your web browser to recognize a file with these extensions in order to save it to disk. You may also have to hold the left shift key or option key down while clicking on the link. To install them, you will need to run the install program first (by double clicking) then load the text modules.

Macintosh Program Version 3.5.1 File Size 1.6 meg - This is the latest release of our Macintosh Online Bible programming.

There is also a file with both the Program and King James Text for free download - File Size 1.6 meg

The version 3.5.1 programming is now here and you can download a copy at no charge. This is an updated version of the program that runs well with OS X in Classic Mode.

Changes for the Version 3.5 programming:

This update incorporates a significant number of enhancements

along with new features.

  • New icons and splash screen.
  • New Copy Verses to clipboard with formatting.
  • New 3-click (book, chapter, verse) Bible lookup.
  • Single-click (instead of double) hypertext links.
  • New [First] item for note, topic, and lexicon display.
  • New [Next] item for Bible, note, topic, and lexicon switch.
  • New Show/Hide Notemarks command.
  • New group selections for Add Version command.
  • New window tiling options.
  • Dynamic allocation of memory to load Bible texts.
  • Popup history menus for all search and display dialogs.
  • New Match type specification for Bible searches.
  • Ambiguous character operator (?) supported.
  • Enhanced proximity operator.
  • Highlight matching words for Strong's number search.
  • Switch by name between topic modules.
  • Flag presence of material in dialog and context menus.
  • New Go To commands for verse lists.
  • Edit commands added to context menu.
  • User configurable commands added to context menu.
  • Staggered synchronization of notes with grouped comments.
  • Improved view by paragraph display.
  • Context verse number coloring.
  • Scroll by paragraph.
  • Automatic creation of new entries in user topic index.
  • Optional version specification in note cross-references.
  • Optional destination marker for verse note links.
  • Print range specification for user note.
  • Display NAS95 cross-references directly from Bible text.
  • Additional command key equivalents for menus and dialogs.

Special Internet Pricing

Version 3.0 Online Bible for Macintosh is ready for shipping and could be at your house in 3 to 4 days.

Macintosh Classic CD-ROM - $39.95 ($49.95 Canadian) Including the Manual.

Macintosh Deluxe CD-ROM - $89.95 ($129.95 Canadian) With NIV, NASB, NKJB, NLT and NRSV royalties prepaid, including the Manual.

Unconditional 90 day money back guarantee.

Free Downloads

English Bible Texts

  • 1769 King James Version with Strong's numbers & footnotes download
  • KJV Apocrypha, Oxford Edition download
  • Murdock's 1851 translation of the Peshito version of the Syriac N. T. download
  • 1899 Douay Rheims Version Both CDs
  • 1899 Douay Rheims Apocrypha Both CDs
  • 1912 Weymouth New Testament download
  • Living Oracles New Testament Both CDs
  • 1924 Montgomery New Testament Both CDs
  • 1904 Twentieth Century New Testament download
  • 1790 Wesley New Testament Both CDs
  • 1864 Emphatic Diaglott Both CDs
  • World English Bible with footnotes Both CDs
  • 1917 Jewish Publication Society Bible with footnotes Both CDs
  • 1890 J. N. Darby Translation download
  • 1964 Bible in Basic English download
  • 1972 New Testament in Modern English by J. B. Phillips Both CDs
  • Revised Webster Bible with Strong's numbers Both CDs
  • 1994 21st Century King James Version Both CDs
  • 1901 American Standard Version with footnotes download
  • 1993 Modern King James Version Both CDs
  • 1851 Brenton's Septuagint with footnotes Both CDs
  • 1898 Young's Literal Translation Both CDs
  • 1902 Rotherham Emphasized Bible Both CDs
  • 1973 Revised Standard Version Both CDs
  • RSV Apocrypha Both CDs
  • Hebrew Names Version with footnotes Both CDs
  • 1993 Green's Literal Translation Both CDs
  • 1984 New International Version with footnotes Deluxe CD
  • 1995 New American Standard Bible with Strong's numbers and footnotes Deluxe CD
  • 1989 New Revised Standard Version with footnotes Deluxe CD
  • 1988 New American Standard Bible Deluxe CD
  • 1982 New King James Version with footnotes Deluxe CD
  • 1996 New Living Translation with footnotes Deluxe CD

Also many Ancient Texts, Notes and Commentaries, Lexicons and Dictionaries, and other language versions available - see Website.

The Online Bible Macintosh OS X beta release 3.9.10y36

Keep in mind that this is a test version of the program those who wish to try out the OS X programming with their Online Bible CD. We will not be able to answer any questions and will probably not even acknowledge the problems you find on an individual basis.

There is no documentation at this stage and there are no help files.

See link on Web page to download .

MacSword Bible Research/Study Tool

PR: MacSword is a free & open-source application for research and study of God and His Word. It is developed specifically for Macintosh computers running Mac OS X.

MacSword allows you to read and browse many different bibles translations in different languages from Hebrew to Albanian. As well as reading devotionals, commentaries, dictionaries and lexicons, it also supports searching and advanced features such as services so that you can access the Bible in any program.

And because MacSword is based on the Sword project, it is compatible with a growing collection of over 200 texts available in over 50 languages.

New in version 1.3.3:

  • Fixed bug which showed second language book names where English is the primary language

New in version 1.3.2:

  • Fixed locale problems. This version should now show and accept the correct locales to each country for book names and such.
  • Fixed UTF8 string manager string conversation.
  • Added "(", ")" characters to exclude from search highlighting.

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2.7 or later.

System Support: PPC/Intel

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