Developing new technology is very expensive and Pencil Bible is self-funded. We are privileged to have a company that is doing the development at a very reasonable rate, but even in saying that the current revenue is not enough to do more than 1 week of development a month. If you feel like donating to the project to speed up development please email the founder at firstname.lastname@example.org - we happily accept donations now.
As soon as we get new translations from publishers we ad them. This is an ongoing process. We are busy adding the NIV for the world (excluding the USA). We have just added the CSB.
What people may not know is that licensing can be involved and is an expensive process. Most translations have different publishers with different royalty and licensing requirements in place. We are extremely dedicated to bringing you as many translations as possible, in as timely a fashion as we can.
Yes please send your requests to email@example.com and we will look into it.
Developing new technology is very expensive and Pencil Bible is self-funded. We are privileged to have a company that is doing the development at a very reasonable rate, but even in saying that the current revenue is not enough to do more than 1 week of development a month. If you feel like donating to the project to speed up development please email the founder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Definitely - but we don’t have any dates yet.
- Cut & Paste
- More Shapes
- Importing pictures
- Managing layers
- Saving verses in folders
- Pixel eraser
- Auto line straitening
- Android version
- Sticky Notes
- Split Screen
Is it expensive? Our pricing is very much in line with other similar apps, but we constantly amend pricing as we try to find product market fit. Running an app like PB which is technologically very complicated is actually a miracle on the current budget. Developers are very expensive and every translation added costs between $4000 - $7000! In the future when the app is more mature prices should go down even more.
Very good question! Pencil Bible works on the principle of layers. Imagine you take your physical Bible and place a transparent tracing paper over it. When you make notes and highlights on this tracing paper it looks great. Now take that tracing paper with the notes and highlights and place it on another Bible with the same chapter. You will see the highlights and notes don’t align correctly now.
This is the reason you can’t change the Bible after creation. Your highlights and notes won't align anymore.
Adding to the previous question about the font, width and spacing. Using an iPad that’s not the same size as the original page you made your annotation will also cause misalignment. If you go from the iPad Air to the iPad Pro 12.1 inch you have a bigger CANVAS and that means a row of text will stretch out longer and thus uses less space. Highlights and Lines below the text will especially not align properly.
Hopefully before June 2024. Want to sponsor an Android release? Please contact us.
Currently, PB is set up so that only one device can be logged in at a time (you can use as many devices as you want though).
If you auto logout so that you can use PB on another device please remember that any unsaved annotations will be lost. How do you know if it was saved?
If the other device was online after your last annotation then it would be synced to the cloud.
If it wasn’t online (had an internet connection) then your annotations haven’t synced to the cloud just yet. This means if you auto log out all annotations made after the last time the device was online will be lost.
If you are unsure please go back to the original device, open the app, make sure you have an internet connection and then log out. When you log out the app syncs to the cloud. For more questions please email email@example.com