Bible Buddy

Bible Buddy for Mac is compatible with Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks.

Bible Buddy for Windows is compatible with Win XP, Win 7 and Win 8.

Brief Description:

Bible Buddy provides a way to study the built-in King James Version of the Bible with focus on two powerful features - easy navigation and using bookmarks with comments.

Mac Version 2.2.0 is compatible with Mountain Lion's default security, is Intel, and uses a new icon. Windows Version 2.1.3 has minor improvements, uses an installer and is compatible with Win XP, Win 7 and Win 8.

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Above you see a screenshot of Bible Buddy displaying John 3:16, one of the bookmarks. Notice that the name of the Book is displayed at the bottom of the window under the "Current Pointer" label.

Navigation: The Bible is displayed in the large box on the left, eleven lines at a time. The entire Bible has 126,846 lines with this display.

  • You can navigate using the scrollbar. With the scrollbar at the top you can see the first line of the Bible. With the scrollbar at the bottom you can see the last line of the Bible. Clicking on arrows at the top or bottom of the scrollbar moves the display up or down by 32 lines. When you use the scrollbar to navigate through the Bible, you can click on the "UD" (Update) button to see the Book being displayed under the "Current Pointer" label. All other ways of navigating automatically update this information.

  • You can use the "Page Up" and "Page Down" buttons to scroll ten lines at a time.

  • You can use the "Fine Scroll Up" and "Fine Scroll Down" buttons to scroll one line at a time.

  • You can use the "Jump to:" drop-down menu to select a Book, optionally enter the chapter and verse numbers and click on the "Jump" button to jump immediately to that line. If you do not enter the chapter and verse numbers, you will jump to the title line of the selected Book.

  • You can use the "Back One Book" and "Next Book" buttons to jump backwards and forewards, one Book at a time.

  • You can use the Search feature. Type any word or phrase (the search is case sensitive; "Book" is different from "book") into the "Find Text" field and click on the "Find" button to search through the entire Bible and see how many times that word or phrase was found. The Bible will scroll to and highlight the first occurrence. Use the "Find Next" and "Find Previous" buttons to jump between occurrences.

  • Bookmarks: You can add as many bookmarks as you like; each bookmark can include a comment of any size.

  • A Bookmark may be set to a View, with or without comments. Enter a comment in the box at the right of the View, then click on the "Add Bookmark" button. Enter a Bookmark name and click on the "OK" button.

  • To jump to a bookmark, select the bookmark from the drop-down "Bookmarks" menu. If the bookmark has a comment, this will be displayed automatically.

  • To delete a bookmark, select the bookmark from the "Bookmarks" drop-down menu and click on the "Delete Bookmark" button. You will be asked to confirm that you really want to delete that bookmark.

  • When you close Bible Buddy, bookmarks and comments are saved for use in future sessions.


  • Notes for Window XP users:

  • The window view is slightly different from the Mac view displayed above but all features are included.

  • It is vital that settings for the display font be set correctly for jump pointers to work.
  • Start/Control Panel/Display/Appearances: Font Size must be set for "Normal".
  • Start/Control Panel/Display/Settings: Display Font must be set for "Normal (96 DPI)". If you change either setting, you should restart the computer.

  • Notes for Window Win 7 and Win 8 users:

  • The window view is slightly different from the Mac view displayed above but all features are included.
  • It is vital that settings for the display font be set correctly for jump pointers to work.
  • Start/Control Panel/Display/Settings: Set font size for "default". If you change this setting, you should restart the computer.



  • Downloads:

    Click here to download Intel Version (3.2 MB) for Macintosh (OS 10.4 or later)

    Click here to download the version (2.1 MB) for Windows XP, Win 7 and Win 8.

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