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ESV Bible Widget

After receiving the suggestion from one of our blog readers a few weeks ago (send your ideas to blog[at]esv.org), we created an ESV widget for the OS X Dashboard.

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This widget, once installed, will allow you to search by verse, keyword, or phrase from your dashboard, directing you to the ESV text within the ESV Online Study Bible. This widget works even if you don’t have a registered Online Study Bible account. You just won’t have access to the Online Study Bible features once there (though you can purchase the ESV Online Study Bible or test drive it for free through March 31st).

View this example of where the ESV Widget takes you after searching John 3:1-21, or this broader search for the word “holiness”.

How to install the ESV widget:

Mac OS X 10.4 is required.

If you’re using Safari:
  1. Click the download link.
  2. When the widget download is complete, Show Dashboard
  3. Click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar
  4. Click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.
If you’re using a browser other than Safari:
  1. Click the download link.
  2. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder.
  3. Show Dashboard
  4. Click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar
  5. Click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it

How to use the ESV widget:

  1. Show Dashboard
  2. Type “john 3:16″ (or whatever verse or words you want) into the widget.
  3. Hit Enter. The widget will send you to the search page on the ESV website.
March 26, 2009 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: James Kinnard @ 9:33 pm | (9) Comments »

9 Comments »

  1. AWESOME…

    Good job guys.

    Comment by Mike Anderson — March 26, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

  2. “Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required.”

    Tweak that – Mac OS X 10.4 or above. Appears to work fine on Leopard.

    Comment by Chris Roberts — March 26, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

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  4. How about something like this for us Windows users? Something for the Vista Sidebar or a Yahoo widget.

    Comment by Robert Johnson — March 27, 2009 @ 9:14 am

  5. Very good, great job!

    Comment by CasinoCaribbean — April 1, 2009 @ 10:49 am

  6. Very nice! Thank you so much… and thanks for the ESV Study Bible on line… great tool! Martin

    Comment by Martin Stanley — April 3, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

  7. This is great. Now what about a widget for PC users or a widget I can add to my blog or website?

    Comment by Randolph Koch — April 17, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

  8. Now, if only I could get the precise functionality of ESV study bible online, without being online. Google gears, please? Pretty please?

    Comment by David — May 6, 2009 @ 9:22 am

  9. Can you make a widget for the Windows Sidebar?

    Comment by dohardthings — November 17, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

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