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    Red face BibleWorks and Ipad 3

    Does anyone know if Bibleworks will work on Ipad 3? Or is there a mobile version?

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    I'm in no position to give you an official answer, but based on everything I've heard, it sounds like the answer is clearly no.

    You can see this previous thread, and there's another rabbit trail or two in there to run down, should you so desire.
    καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν ἵνα οἱ ζῶντες μηκέτι ἑαυτοῖς ζῶσιν, ἀλλὰ τῷ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἀποθανόντι καὶ ἐγερθέντι.

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    Bw is windows-only, though they have said they want it to work with crossover and parallels for the Mac crowd. That being said, running Bw on an iOS or android device is a completely different beast altogether.
    -- Richard

    "Contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 3 (ESV)

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    The salient point from the thread to which Lee provided the link is Michael Hanel's: an iOS or Android app version of BW simply couldn't function like the Windows version because mobile devices don't have the power yet. There are good tools for working on the iPad and other mobile devices from OliveTree, but they can't do anywhere near what BW can do.

    The most interesting thing from the thread Lee linked to is Mark Hoffman's very clever blog post describing how he uses a remote desktop app on his Android phone to access BibleWorks on his home computer. Snazzy, Mark, even though it does require keeping your desktop running while you're away.
    David Rensberger
    Atlanta, Georgia

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    The short answer is no. The iPad really isn't a suitable platform for a program like Bibleworks. We could produce a drastically pruned down version, basically a reader, but it doesn't seem like a good use of our time given the state of flux that the market is in right now. iOs may be short-lived. We do however look forward to the release of Windows 9 on intel pad platforms. These will have the same footprint as the iPad but will run pre-Windows 9 desktop apps, including BibleWorks. We may have to do some tweaking but it should work. Apple will need to go to a more capable pad OS to compete with this. The future, as Yoda says, is very difficult to see. But it will be interesting.

    Mike

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