October 11, 2006 Version 1.3 released
Drag and Drop list joining
Improved OLB Module support
Misc. bug fixes
July 24, 2006 Version 1.2.2 Build 1159.4 released
Win98-Win2000 crash fixed
Misc. bug fixes.
June 19, 2006 Version 1.2 Build 1159.1 released.
OLB Deluxe locked module codes now supported.
June 17, 2006 Version 1.2 released!
Many bug fixes.
Bible Browser feature.
Multiple language command line.
Consolidated Titles menu.
(Sentence and Phrase).
Precision wildcards: (g?ve).
February 6, 2006 Version 1.1 released!
Many bug fixes.
Sync Scroll crash fixed
Hover navigation system vastly improved
Verse Statistics improved
November 12, 2005 Updated Spanish language interface file
November 12, 2005 Build 1126.4 released -
Interface change crash fixed
Alternate on mouse-wheel fixed
Other misc fixes.
November 9, 2005 Coming soon: Theophilos module support. (A Beta version
will be available shortly.)
November 9, 2005
Build 1126.3.1 released -
Hover crash fix
Hover window misc fixes
October 28, 2005 Build 1126.2 released -
Added OLB 2.0 support
Fixed Title Wizard hanging bug
Fixed a few minor bugs
Minor interface changes
October 6, 2005
Support for OLB 2.0 modules coming soon.
October 4, 2005
The English Starter Package download link has been fixed. Sorry
for the trouble.
October 4, 2005
- Ver 1.0 - Build 1125.3
released. (Misc. fixes)
October 3, 2005
- Ver 1.0 - Build 1125.2
released. (Misc. fixes)
September 29, 2005
- Version 1.0 Released
We apologize, but our Workman
development is on hold pending Windows 7.
The Workman's Study Bible is a Bible study software application designed
to afford the user a simple, intuitive interface to an extremely powerful
search and display engine. It can read, search, and display Workman
Titles as well as most proprietary Online Bible modules.
A few of the more notable features are:
Easy one-step installation procedure
for all types of Workman Titles and Online Bible modules (including
ZIP, Self-Extracting EXE's, and DAT folders). The sheer number of available
Bibles and Commentaries makes ease of installation a must.
A non-structured interface
Often software is built on the premise that it will be the main focus
of the user. With that in mind it maintains everything inside of one
window, with only one real display option, to make the window bigger
so more can fit into it. A non-structured interface allows unlimited
arrangement of precision windows, allowing even the most powerful software
tools to be both on-hand and unintrusive.
Simple, unified Command Line
Sometimes software seems like an obstacle course. To display a passage
in the Bible, for example, programs routinely force you to drop down
a menu, select a side menu, navigate a dialog box, scroll down to select
book, chapter, or verse with the mouse, or type in a reference perfectly,
lest you omit a space, or abbreviate wrong, and have to start over.
Workman's command line is always available, and refreshingly flexible.
It will process what you type, whether a word to search, or a reference
to display, even if it is misspelled. Now, it won't answer the phone
for you, but it does what it does without a fuss. No menus, no scroll
bars, no OK or Cancel buttons and no error messages.
Unique multiple selection menus
Menus are for convenience. It's nice when options are only a couple
of clicks away. So we've put selection panels for program options and
preferences, even available Titles (Bibles, Commentaries and more) right
in the menus, two clicks away.
The Advanced Hover Navigation System
It would be nice to have an expert on every subject available at all
times, as long as they don't give constant, unsolicited advice. That
is the premise behind Workman's Hover windows. Every passage of the
Bible has powerful helps available, but we don't want them on screen
all the time. You wonder about a word in the scripture, so you click
on it, open a temporary window with a Lexicon definition, switch over
to a list of other occurrences of the word, or toggle to a list of cross-references,
or select from an array of commentators opinions. Over-estimated your
curiosity? Move the mouse and the window disappears. Convenience and
Simple, powerful favorites lists
for storing and organizing verses and comments you don't want to forget.
Concordance display of search results
making a smaller window provide more information at a glance.
Powerful search options
multiple words, complex phrases, multiple versions, Strongs attached,
all punctuation, variable and precision wildcards, multiple verse and
chapter proximities, word proximity, even sentence and phrase proximities.
Workman features a complete set of logic operators (AND, OR, NOT and
XOR) for precision searches, and even permits further searches within
the latest results.
Powerful character substitution system
Different versions in the same language spell some words differently
(Galilean or Galilaean). Many foreign languages use diacritical marks
on letters, such as accents in Spanish, but rules are inconsistent.
Most search engines cannot find these common alternate spellings, but
Non-contiguous range capability
The books of the Bible are interconnected in many ways, and not always
consecutively. Genesis and Revelation can be focused on profitably,
or Daniel and Revelation as well. It's nice to be able to specify a
portion of the Bible to search within, especially when there is no limit
to the specific perimeters. An example of a non-contiguous range are
scattered scriptures detailing the post-captivity period, which include
geneologies in 1 Chronicles, the narrations of Ezra and Nehemiah, a
number of the Psalms, and various minor prophets. In Workman, these
can be formed into a range for specific searches and focused study.
Unlimited user definable synchronization
permitting multiple Workman windows to be associated with each other
cooperatively, even though separated on the desktop. Allows side by
side comparison of an unlimited number of versions, with synchronized
scrolling, or allows windows to be assigned as context, commentary or
cross-references, with automatic updating of contents determined by
activity in a master window, as well as other options.
All of this at a low price makes The Workman's Study Bible an unbeatable
deal. But, we also guarantee that all bug fixes, patches, and minor
updates will be free. So you can buy with confidence, knowing that we
at Due Diligence Software are not only diligent to improve and maintain
our software, but we are also committed to providing quality products
and customer support at reasonable prices. Unlike other software marketing
schemes, Workman is not "Buy once, pay forever."
We also guarantee that our software is completely free of spyware,
addware, and malicious code.