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Is There A Mac Version of BibleWorks?
Author: KB Admin Reference Number: AA-02705 Views: 7738 Created: 2012-08-05 19:00 Last Updated: 2016-04-18 13:41 0 Rating/ Voters
For some years, our advice to Mac users was to consider implementing on their machines a Windows virtual machine (VM).  Especially as the quality of VMs has increased and their cost has come down, this solution (described here) has been found by many Mac users both cost-effective and quite capable.


Recently, we have been able to offer a native, non-VM auxiliary program for BibleWorks that allows BibleWorks 9 and 10 to be run on a Mac (see the Mac system requirements here) without a Windows license or VM software.  This mechanism is therefore an even more cost-effective means of using BibleWorks on Mac computers, making a total BibleWorks solution available to Mac users at a price comparable to the already low price of BibleWorks for Windows.  The mechanism requires for BibleWorks 9 a separate inexpensive piece of code called the BibleWorks 9 Mac Installer.  The mechanism is included by default in BibleWorks 10 and thus doesn't require this separate code.

Because of the availability and good reception of this mechanism, BibleWorks continues not to anticipate fielding a totally separate BibleWorks Mac version.  A significant advantage of having a single BibleWorks code set operating on both platforms is the single user interface that allows, for example, teachers to give the same instructions to both PC and Mac students, both via notes and classroom display.

Last update - RG/June 10, 2015