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  1. Brandon Staggs

    What's your favorite Bible text font?

    I recently switched to using a font called Candara for Bible text in SwordSearcher. I like how the text "feels" in this typeface so much that I am considering making it the default font for new installations of SwordSearcher. Up to now, the default on new installations has been Calibri. So, I...
  2. Brandon Staggs

    Narrowing and clarifying the scope of the User Forums

    After a good deal of consideration, I have made the decision to narrow the scope of the forums so that they are devoted exclusively to SwordSearcher support and discussion. In order to continue providing a high standard of customer support and to devote more time to developing SwordSearcher, the...
  3. Brandon Staggs

    SwordSearcher 8.4 Released with new Quick Concordance Tool and more

    SwordSearcher version 8.4 is now available. We’ve got two new commentaries (34 volumes worth of content) and lots of great enhancements in SwordSearcher 8.4. A new search tool has been developed, called the Quick Concordance. The Quick Concordance is a fast way to do “on the side” searches that...
  4. Brandon Staggs

    SwordSearcher 8.3 Hotfix available (

    A small bugfix release of SwordSearcher 8.3 is available. If you're using SwordSearcher 8.3, you can go to the help menu and choose check for updates to download the update. Or, you can download it directly here: SwordSearcher- (19.5 MB) This is only for SwordSearcher 8.3...
  5. Brandon Staggs

    Audio Bible support information (Update July 2021)

    With SwordSearcher 8.3, audio Bible support has been significantly expanded, with verse-level synchronization available for multiple mp3 audio Bibles, and the ability to link an unlimited number of audio Bibles at the same time. Note that SwordSearcher does not come with an audio Bible. You may...
  6. Brandon Staggs

    SwordSearcher 8.3 Released, 25th Anniversary!

    SwordSearcher 8.3 is now available. In addition to some great new library content, the big update in this release is enhanced Audio Bible support. There are now several narrations supported by SwordSearcher's audio Bible integration and you may link in as many audio Bibles as you have on your...
  7. Brandon Staggs

    His Mercy Endureth For Ever (concordance display)

    I think this looks interesting. That's a phrase search (type "his mercy endureth for ever" in the search box, with the quotes), displayed in concordance mode in the verse list panel. (You can do concordance mode by clicking the first button in the verse list toolbar.) With the number of...
  8. Brandon Staggs

    Forum upgrade

    Frequent visitors will notice that the forum looks a bit different. The forum software has been upgraded to its latest major release. If you notice anything not working correctly, please let me know. Hopefully things won't take too much getting used to.
  9. Brandon Staggs

    Video Creating Your Own Books and Commentaries

    I have updated this video (made with SwordSearcher 8.2). This is a tutorial on creating your own books and commentaries.
  10. Brandon Staggs

    Video Bible Word Trees

    Here's a demonstration of the new Bible Word Trees tool (version 8.2):
  11. Brandon Staggs

    SwordSearcher 8.2 Released

    SwordSearcher 8.2 is now available. Be sure to try out the new Word Trees tool -- a fun, unique way to see word and phrase connections in the Bible. If you're a SwordSearcher user already, go here for your upgrade. What's New in SwordSearcher 8.2 Q2 2018 If you are using a version older than...
  12. Brandon Staggs

    User-submitted Korean Revised Version [KRV]

    Brandon Staggs submitted a new module: Korean Revised Version [KRV] - Translated by the Korean Bible Society 1961 Read more about this module...
  13. Brandon Staggs

    SwordSearcher 8.1 Released

    Blogged this here. This is always one of my favorite things to do every new year: announce a new SwordSearcher release! Version 8.1 is now available and brings several enhancements and some new library content. Be sure to read the Upgrade FAQ if you are already a SwordSearcher user. What’s...
  14. Brandon Staggs

    Forge Released

    Forge, the external module-building tool for SwordSearcher, has been updated to version Forge is a free external module build tool for SwordSearcher. It is designed for advanced users and publishers who need to be able to import a large amount of text into a SwordSearcher module...
  15. Brandon Staggs

    Fixed! Fix for "Bible search results panel not loading" layout issue

    A handful of users have reported a problem with search result panels, where doing a search does not open the results as expected. UPDATE: This issue was fixed in SwordSearcher 8.1. You can get the program file update downloaded from here if you need it. Thanks to some patient users who sent me...
  16. Brandon Staggs

    Video Cross-referencing with the KJV-TSK

    Here's a closer look at the integrated KJV-TSK cross-referencing Bible tab: This can also be viewed here. The KJV-TSK was added in version 8.
  17. Brandon Staggs

    Video New features in SwordSearcher 8

    Here is a demonstration of some of the new features in SwordSearcher 8. Can also be viewed here.
  18. Brandon Staggs

    SwordSearcher 8 Released

    Blogged here. I am very happy to be able to announce a major new release. SwordSearcher 8 is the result of a significant effort and it’s great to finally be able to present it to you. Please see below for a summary of the new features and be sure to watch the short video demonstrating a few of...
  19. Brandon Staggs

    Forge Released

    Forge, the external module-building tool for SwordSearcher, has been updated to version, in conjunction with the release of SwordSearcher 8. Forge is a free external module build tool for SwordSearcher. It is designed for advanced users and publishers who need to be able to import a...
  20. Brandon Staggs

    Copyright Status of Works

    If you are working on building a module for SwordSearcher that you might want to share, please be mindful of copyright. You should only share modules that contain public domain material, or material for which you have obtained permission to share. Here is a helpful chart that you can use to...