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Features Bibledit

PlatformsAny device: web, computer, Chromebook, tablet and mobile phone.
Target userBible translators, managers and consultants; beginners as well as professionals.
Licensefree, open source
Resourcesopen-licensed resources, ancient as well as modern resources.
File format USFM3
PreviewsOptional live preview beside the text editor
Find/Replace functionYes, basic search and replace, and advanced search and replace.
Style-sheetsExtra style sheets can be created besides the default style sheet.
Bible text editorsThree main options: chapter editor, verse editor and USFM editor.
Workspace Layout
Adjustable workspaces, with up to 15 panes in one window.

On the web one can open multiple tabs in the browser.
Compare Bibles and Resources
Yes, via a ‘Comparative Resource’, and via the function ‘Compare Bibles’
Displays illustrations in-line
Yes
Internationalised menus/interface
Yes: see this link for options
Fully internationalised editing
Yes, incl. right-to-left support
Conflict Resolutions with team work
Yes (merges differences, and auto-resolves conflicts, sends email if not sure about merge)
Live collaboration of multiple users
Yes, in Bibledit Cloud.
Able to show changes made by other users
Yes, live, and through the Change Notifications
Real-time spell check
Uses spell checker of browser, so dependent on browser.
Autosave
Yes
Backup of the device to Bibledit Cloud
Yes, through device by ‘send/receive’.
Backup of Bibledit CloudCan be done by the administrator, depends on web hosting VPS provider.
Other backups
Manual backup depending on operating system.
Sharing options
RSS feed.
Send/receive to Git repository.
Original language Bible resources
Yes
Bible and commentary resources
Yes, in various languages, especially in English
Lexicon resources
Yes
Other downloadable resources
Yes, like images and pdf documents.
Import of local/on-disk resources
Yes, USFM
Open-licensed resources
Yes
Resources updated automatically
Yes, but offline resources which have been downloaded have to be updated manually.
Old Testament support
Yes
New Testament support
Yes
Deuterocanon support
Yes
Customizable order of Bible books.
Yes
Front- and back-matter support
Yes
Book introductions support
Yes
Chapter introductions support
Yes
Section headings support
Yes
Section references support
Yes
Cross-references support
Yes
Footnotes support
Yes
Specialised glossary support
Yes
Translator/Consultant notes support
Yes
Bridged verses
Yes
Omitted verses
Yes
Reordered verses
Yes
Non-numeric verse “numbers”
Yes
Non-numeric chapter “numbers”
Yes
Alternate versification schemes (incl. mapping)
Yes
Consistency of translated terms
Manual
Search functions
For similar verses,
for similar Strong’s numbers,
for exact strong’s numbers,
for similar Hebrew and Greek words,
for Consultation Notes.
Other toolsCommunity Feedback, Work Planner (called Sprint Planner), Sprint Burndown Chart, e-mail notifications.
Export Bible Text
Yes, to website, to html, to USFM, to basic USFM, to painb text, to OpenDocument, to e-Sword, to online Bible, to Bible Drop Box.
Printing
Yes, it can print Bibles and Resources, as well as text per verse.
Typesetting support
Yes, via OpenDocument and Help menu.
Status
Mature, with regular updates.
Distribution
Freely available via website or app stores.
Installer available
Yes
Availability
Yes, on Linux, Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, Android and iOS.
Automatic program updates
Partial, depending on operating system, on Ubuntu, macOS, ChromeOS, iOS, and Android.
Openly documented and accessible verse synchronisation scheme
Via source code or interface.
Programming language
C++/HTML/JS/CSS
Planned new features
See issues tracker on GitHub.
Source code available
Yes
Hackable
Yes
Licence
GPL3+
Home page
bibledit.org

Download
bibledit.org
Forumgroups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bibledit-general
Training
YouTube videos, plus embedded on website
Source code
github.com/bibledit

Owner or creator
Open source community