Noah Bible Study Viewer v. 4.5
for BlackBerry smart phones
We hear this is the best Bible
application for BlackBerry. Try it and tell us what you think.
BEIKS is proud to present the latest
and greatest fourth major release of Noah Bible Viewer for
Developed in response to popular
Noah Bible Study Viewer was the first application to address the needs of the
Christian community on the BlackBerry mobile platform in a high-quality, professional manner.
Thanks to all registered users Noah
continues to lead the forefront of innovations, being the first of its kind to
support media cards, hierarchical bookmarks and more!
As of version 4 Noah Bible Study offers the
following main features:
- Access multiple Bible
translations with simple, intuitive interface
- Jump the desired book, chapter
and verse within seconds
- Quick verse navigator
implemented in response to user demand (new to version 4)
- Add, list and jump to
bookmarks in hierarchical view (new to version 4)
- Install Bibles to media card (new
to version 4; see OTA installation notes below)
- All modern popular
copyrighted Bible translations including NIV, NLT, NKJV, ESV, The Message
and many more now available through Laridian (new to version 4)
- Highlight and copy text
- Add custom notes to verses
- Slow full text search or very
fast indexed token search
- Select the output font size
- Normal / bold font type modified
- Auto scrolling with adjustable speed and direction
- Install separate Old and New testament modules or complete mixed books
- Access Spanish and Greek translations of the Bible
- Read editor underline notes
- No extra charges for accessing any public domain Bible translations: free is free!
This fully offline solution lets you
install and carry any combination of the available Bible translations into your BlackBerry, making them
accessible anywhere you go, coverage or not. Get public
domain Bible translations like KJV, ASV, the Spanish Reina-Valera translation and more for free!
All that for just a single, one-time
registration fee of $19.95. We try to make it worth!
Get the Bible in your BlackBerry today and enjoy
its wisdom any time you want, anywhere you go!
Best of all, you do not have to just take our
word for it! Download and preview Noah on your BlackBerry now - trial
version downloads are free and let you evaluate the application for full 10
from previous Noah Bible Viewer versions
- please read carefully!
The upgrade to version 4 is a
commercial upgrade. Exception is made for BEIKS customers who have bought Noah
Bible Viewer after January 1st 2008, i.e. within two months preceding the
current release; their account records are automatically
upgraded to the latest version at no additional cost. To take advantage of that,
customers need to install the upgrade following the below instructions and
log-in to their accounts at BEIKS' MyStuff section to obtain the new activation
No additional payment is required on their end!
Note: since Noah 4 requires BlackBerry OS
4.2 while Noah 3 requires only BlackBerry OS 4.0 in some cases it may be
practically impossible to upgrade and the automatic upgrade would serve no
good purpose; let us know if your order was automatically upgraded, but your
device can not take advantage of Noah 4.0!
Customers who have ordered Noah Bible Viewer
3 prior to January 1st 2008 are offered a discount to upgrade to the latest
To take advantage of it, they should log-in at the
MYSTUFF area of the website and
then follow the upgrade link under their original order.
Owners of Noah 1 and Noah 2 are NOT offered
incentives to upgrade to Noah 4 and can either pass on it or purchase it for its
Noah Bible Viewer
4 is significantly
different internally from its predecessor.
It will not co-exist with Noah 3 nor will it open Bibles created for Noah 3.
Unfortunately, it will also not recognize preferences, bookmarks and notes
created within Noah 3; all such data will have to be entered again with the new
We realize the loss of possibly valuable
user data caused from this last condition, apologize about it and work very
hard to avoid getting in the same situation ever again. Noah 4 has some
built-in features to that extent, but it is also possible that it gets a
free additional upgrade aimed particularly at protecting the user-entered
Also note that because version 4 was
particularly aimed at supporting media cards it requires BlackBerry OS 4.2
whereas Noah 3 requires BlackBerry OS 4.0; if your BlackBerry can not be
upgraded to OS 4.2 or higher then you will not be able to take advantage of Noah
Bible Viewer 4.
We highly recommend that you
completely uninstall Noah 3 from your BlackBerry (and eventually desktop) prior
to installing version 4.
Here is a quick un-install
First, connect your BlackBerry to the host desktop or laptop and launch
BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
Second, open the Application Loader and click the "Next" button; you should see
the list of BlackBerry application modules.
Third, uncheck all titles related to the Noah Bible Viewer: the viewer
itself and all KJV or ASV modules.
When all Noah titles are unchecked, click "Next" again. Then once more.
At this point the Desktop Manager should take the long procedure of uninstalling
the modules followed by the often longer procedure of the BlackBerry unit
re-organizing its memory.
Fourth, as soon as the Desktop Manager reports it is ready, close it and go to
the Windows Control Panel from the Start button.
Fifth, in Control Panel open the "Add/Remove Programs" and locate the Noah
installation(s); look for titles starting with "BEIKS".
Click the "Remove" button for each one of them.
Bible Viewer and Bible translations for it
To get a working Noah Bible Viewer installation
you need two things: Noah Bible Viewer itself and one or more Bible translations
(e-books) for it.
There are two major alternate ways to install
Noah and the Bibles for it - through a desktop or over-the-air directly to the
device. Each is explained shortly below.
Desktop installations are made through
Desktop Manager / Application Loader on Microsoft Windows or their
substitutes on other platforms, like PocketMac or The Missing Sync for
The below table lists the currently available Bibles for the latest Noah Bible
Viewer. Unless otherwise noted, all BEIKS distributives include the latest Noah
Bible Viewer itself, the Bible files needed for installing in the main device
memory (RAM), another set for installing to a media card, and a short
There are two download formats - EXE
EXE distributives are self-extracting, guided application installations for
Microsoft Windows powered computers only; click on the EXE link and Windows
should ask if you want to save or run the file; choose to save on your computer,
e.g. on the desktop.
Once the download is complete,
Windows will ask again what to do and this time you can choose "Open"
on just follow the installation instructions.
Windows installations let you choose whether you want to install the Bible in the main memory or on the media card. Both options will be selected by default and if your BlackBerry does not have a media card you will need to de-select the media card option.
ZIP distributives contain basically the same set of files, but without
the guided installation wizard. They too can be used on Windows powered
computers, but are mostly needed by Mac OS X users.
Installation to the media card is likely to be more complex in this case as
neither PocketMac nor The Missing Sync for BlackBerry can target the card as of
the date of this writing; you will have to manually copy the necessary files to
the card. Instructions how to do that are included in the distributive's ReadMe file.
EXE download for Microsoft Windows *
ZIP download for Windows, OS X **
|Noah Bible Viewer (NBV), standalone distributive
distributive is not currently available. Please use one of the below
downloads or download Noah from
Free, public domain Bible
translations for Noah Bible Viewer converted by BEIKS or donated by users
|Noah Bible Viewer with King James Version Bible, separate
OT & NT
|Noah Bible Viewer with King James Version Bible, OT & NT in
|Noah Bible Viewer with
American Standard Version Bible, separate OT & NT
|Noah Bible Viewer with American Standard Version Bible, OT & NT in one volume
|Noah Bible Viewer with World English Bible (WEB), OT and NT in one volume
|Noah Bible Viewer and La Biblia Reina-Valera
|Noah Bible Viewer and Westcott-Hort New
|Noah Bible Viewer and Russian Bible, OT and NT in one
volume - Русская Библия для Блекбери
|Noah Bible Viewer and Bulgarian Bible, OT+NT -
Четете Библията на Блекбери
|Noah Bible Viewer and Chinese Union Version Bible (CUV
Bible for BlackBerry)
Copyrighted (commercial) Bible releases
for Noah Bible Viewer available through BEIKS partners
|New International Version (NIV) Bible
New Living Translation (second edition) Bible
New King James Version (NKJV) Bible
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
English Standard Version Bible (ESV)
The Amplified Bible
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Revised Standard Version Bible (RSV)
Today's New International Version (TNIV)
download and order see Laridian's web site
installations to your
BlackBerry are also possible through version of BEIKS' website
optimized for mobile devices and available at http://mobile.beiks.com.
Open your BlackBerry web browser and point it there now!
Downloading over-the-air is generally easier
(even if sometimes a bit slower), with two notable exceptions:
First, some carriers do not allow downloading
large applications directly to the main memory. If you are with AT&T in US, for
example, chances are great that when you try to download a Bible you will get
error 907: Invalid COD file even though the Noah Bible Viewer itself will
Alas, there is nothing we can do about this limitation. Talk to your carrier to
remove it, use desktop installations or install to the media card (see below).
Second, installing files to the media card is
unfortunately more complex than just clicking a link on the browser and telling
it where to save the file. This is a browser-imposed limitation which will
hopefully be fixed in future BlackBerry OS releases, but presently one needs the
help of a specialized file transfer (FTP) application in order to download a
file to the media card.
For an illustrated guide on how to use BeFTP to download Bibles to the media
card, click here.
BlackBerry Storm user notes
You will need a special version of Noah Bible Viewer created
especially for BlackBerry Storm.
All desktop distributives on this site already include
both builds of Noah Bible Study Viewer and automatically install the
proper files on your BlackBerry , be it a Storm or another type.
The over-the-air installations available at
http://mobile.beiks.com/ have two
different links - one is for Storm users only and the other is for all other
BlackBerries currently on the market.
If you have a Storm device and by chance have installed Noah
build that was not made especially for the Storm, you will need to
delete it first and then install the BlackBerry Storm specific version; once you
do that, you will also need to turn off the infamous compatibility mode
of the BlackBerry Storm for this particular application: go to the global device
Settings, then Options, then Advanced Options, then Applications and locate the
Noah Bible Viewer there.
Highlight it, then hit the menu button and choose the command for
disabling Compatibility Mode.
Noah Bible Viewer's goal is to allow
individuals to access public domain and personally owned Bible translations on a
BlackBerry device at no extra cost other than the cost of the reader we are
By "registering" we actually mean supporting our efforts by purchasing the
application for a one-time $19.95 fee and obtaining the right to use the
application for unlimited period of time on your BlackBerry.
We also reserve the right to charge for
upgrades we make in the future. As a general rule, BEIKS avoids charging fees
for program upgrades made within a 12 month period of the initial product
release. Often we do not charge for upgrade for years, but there is no strict
rule as there are many and different factors that determine the internal and
then the user cost of an upgrade.
We are also working on releasing a public form
of a Bible e-book builder for Noah so that users and organizations can create
their own e-books for use with the program.
We will gladly review and, if doable with reasonable effort on our side, convert
Bible translations you submit to us; HTML, XML and plain text formats are the
preferred format and you are solely responsible for the right to use the
Note we are careful with the use of "public
domain" versus "copyrighted" works. Most popular Bible translations in the
western world are NIV, NKJV, The Message and others, which are not in
the public domain (amazing, isn't it!).
Obtaining such Bible translations for use with Noah will likely cost
additionally, if at all possible. Surprisingly enough, copyright owners are not
overly enthusiastic about spreading the good words through others and often
flatly refuse even commercial licensing to other companies.
If all of the above seems about right, then
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