FireBible 1.1 Released

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The most significant update in this release is the ability to download and manage your content from within FireBible. You can also set custom fonts per module or per language. No longer do you need to use a browser to download a module and unzip it manually, simply go to Tools > FireBible and click Manage Books to bring up the new manager, select a Bible (or any other module) you wish to read and click Install to download and install it, the downloaded module will be available for viewing in FireBible immediately.

FireBible Install Manager
FireBible Install Manager

This release also adds support for Strong’s words and word morphology. Simply enable them from the View > FireBible menu and load a module which contains this metadata, like the KJV to see the links inline with the text. Note: Please make sure you have theĀ  Strong’s / Morphology modules installed and then select the modules you wish to use on the Display tab of the FireBible preference page.

Viewing Strong's Links in FireBible
Viewing Strong's Words in FireBible
Viewing Greek Word Morphology using FireBible
Viewing Greek Word Morphology using FireBible

This version of FireBible was submitted as an entry to the Extend Firefox 3.5 contest and I had to create a few screencasts describing how it worked – you can check those out here: FireBible Screencasts I hope you like them, they took way too much time!

As always, if you have FireBible installed, please check for updates to install version 1.1, or head on to FireBible to get it!

15 COMMENTS

  1. This is an absolutely phenomenal Firefox Extension. I’m running it won Ubuntu Linux 9.10 and I’m really impressed. To date, I thought FireFTP was the best extension out there, but then I came across this little gem, and now with version 1.1! The addon modules all from within the interface is EXCELLENT!

    • I’m a big FireFTP fan myself and your comment just made my day! If you haven’t already tried the Ubiquity support, do checkout the Ubiquity video. I’m really happy to hear you like the new book manager, I should have put it in some time ago, thank you!

  2. It would be really nice if FireBible could be made to work with the Firefox addon called Session Manager.

    The FireBible toolbar state is not remembered when you save a session, so when you reload a session, it doesn’t know what to load for the FireBible tabs or windows.

  3. I am a church planter working with tribal villages in the Amazon Jungles of Peru. I believe this software will help me develop teaching for the pastors our ministry supports. God bless

  4. This really is a great software tool! It can be helpfull in many ways, and it really works well. Haven’t’ had any problems with it so far, which is quit unique… Thanks!

  5. I’m absolutely in LOVE with the download feature, I don’t know why they didn’t think of it to begin with! Typically with new releases in software, new bugs appear or things have disappeared, I haven’t really noticed that yet, has anyone else?

  6. What an excellent tool for studying the Bible. I will definitely introduce it to my Bible study group. They are all clued up with the internet and dedicated christians. We could use Firebible for our next project.

  7. Wow, this is a great software. Is there a plugin for custom topics or sermons and commentaries? Is there a built-in page or link for the list of parables, miracles, etc.? Is there an iPhone app for this? I’m sorry, I have too many questions. I’m just excited, that’s all. =)

  8. The best software I’ve ever seen. I just love it because of its uniqueness. A truly food for the soul that uplifts us spiritually. Its continually touching anybody’s life..superb!

  9. That is genius. Now we just have to convince every hotel room to switch from the bible in a drawer to firebible on a screen.

    Can you imagine the amount of trees that would be saved? (yeah I’m a green person)

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