Have You Discovered Autostudy?

Posted on: February 11th, 2015 by Michelle Stramel 14 Comments

Sometimes a verse hits you right between the eyes and you want to know everything there is to know about it. That is what Autostudy does for you. It tells you everything there is to know about a verse (or word) in your PocketBible library…in just a few seconds.

What do you need to accomplish an Autostudy?

This feature is available exclusively for those using PocketBible on an iDevice (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Android smartphone or tablet or a Mac. It also requires that you own Advanced Features for the specific operating system as well (Advanced Features are sold separately for each OS).

How do you produce an Autostudy?

AutoStudy makes studying simpler. Choose a verse and choose Autostudy from the menu. Select which books or type of information you want to see on your AutoStudy report and choose to view.

What does Autostudy give you?

Autostudy tells you everything there is to know about a verse or word based on your personal PocketBible library. When you pick a verse to Autostudy, PocketBible will provide information regarding that verse from Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, etc. that you have installed. You can choose to see everything in your library or just items of a specific category (i.e. Other Translations, Exhaustive Concordances, Commentary). You can choose to exclude specific Bibles or books from results.

For example, if you chose to Autostudy John 3:16 and chose Other Translations in the options, you would see how John 3:16 reads in all your Bible translations.

The differences between the two types of Autostudy options – word or verse – is based on the type of information you are requesting. If you are doing a verse Autostudy, you will get information from books that are indexed by verse. This includes commentaries, cross-references, Exhaustive Concordances and other translations. It can also include definitions for every word in the verse. A word Autostudy will provide information from word-based books, primarily dictionaries.

You can keep your Autostudy results by copying them to another program, saving for later or printing (requires compatible printer).

One additional Autostudy option, available on Android and Mac, is a Today Autostudy. This is especially handy if you are reading multiple devotionals or a Bible reading plan that includes verses from different places in the Bible (i.e. OT/NT). Choose to Autostudy today, choose your reading plans or devotionals and PocketBible will present you with all your readings for that day on one page.

See an AutoStudy in action! Choose your platform below to see a short video of an AutoStudy (links to video on youtube):

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14 Responses

  1. Paul Marsh says:

    how do I get advanced features and autostudy?
    iphone 6plus

    • Michelle Stramel says:

      Paul, you can purchase the Advanced Features inside the app on your iPhone. If you see an option on the menu that says “Buy/Apply Upgrade” you can use that to purchase and they will be applied automatically. If that option is not on the menu, you may already own the Advanced Features. Check under About PocketBible on the menu and it will tell you if you have the Advanced Features installed.

      You can also hold your finger down on any verse to get a pop-up menu. If you see Autostudy on the menu, then you have Advanced features and can just tap on that to use it.

      If you have further questions, email us at support@laridian.com. We’ll be glad to help you sort through it.


  2. Bill Zimmerly says:

    Autostudy is a *GREAT* add-on tool for the Laradian Pocketbible. It amplifies my Bible Study Time a great deal. I wish I had this capability 30 years ago. Oh well, better late than never! 🙂

  3. Bob says:

    Great tip thanks!

  4. Scott says:

    As the others have mentioned, this is a great tool. Any chance that it will be added to the Microsoft Surface tablet version?

  5. Dwight says:

    Love the Autostudy feature. Thank you for helping me refine it a bit. You guys are outstanding!

  6. Bill Seitz says:

    Thank you for letting me know about it. I had it and didn’t know it or what it could do. Can’t wait to start using it.

  7. Paul Hoyle says:

    Bought the Advanced set for Android the other day. And finding this feature fantastic. It’s helping me with my prep. Blows my mind! Thanks to you all at Laridian.

  8. Grahame says:

    Wow! Thank you for this reminder about Autostudy and the very helpful video. I already have this on my iPhone and iPad but have never used it; even though I use PB every day, so thank you again for bringing this brilliant feature to my attention. And 365DYDVC is excellent too!

  9. Paul Gee says:

    I am really enjoying Autostudy on Android. Would love to see the Autostudy and Journal parts of the Advanced Feature Set on Windows PC, which is still my main platform for serious usage.


  10. Kelby says:

    Will this feature be available for the Windows Phone version?

    • Craig Rairdin says:

      Our Windows Phone version was developed and is maintained by an outside developer. Autostudy is on the suggestion list for him to look at in a future release.

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