Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the cost of inWORD? Is it free?
A: inWORD uses a subscription model at $9.95 per year for the Windows (desktop) version. For the mobile versions, the cost is $6.99 per year. Updates are free while a subscription is active.
Q: Do you have a demo/evaluation version that I can use before I make the decision to purchase?
A: From the menu bar at the top of our home page you will find a “Download” menu item. This will allow you to download inWORD for Windows. (Or you may click here.) Once downloaded and installed, you may use the software until you are at the point where you decide to purchase a subscription. Until a subscription has been purchased and activated, you will not be able to print from within the app, or copy text to the Clipboard. These limitations will be removed after you purchase an annual subscription. As far as the mobile versions are concerned, you may freely install inWORD to your phone/tablet and use it without cost. Eventually, however, the mobile versions will begin to reduce certain features if a subscription isn’t purchased after a liberal evaluation period expires.
Q: Does your software (commentaries, articles, etc.) support any specific doctrinal opinion or biblical understanding?
A: inWORD provides a wide array of commentaries, essays, notes and other resources from commentators from various religious backgrounds. These include Bible scholars and content providers who come from both mainstream and minority Christian faiths. But they would also include those who have no religious faith at all. Whether they be Jewish (non-Christian), Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, un-orthodox, or those who fall into none of the above categories, we are open to including any material if the content is Bible-centric. If there is any bias found within the software it would be that inWORD favors content that is true to a first-century, Judeo-centric Christian perspective.
Q: Is there a particular religious group or Christian denomination that funds inWORD or that is behind this project? I ask because I see that your software includes videos from the Church of Latter Day Saints and your software is one of the few Bible programs that offers the New World Translation (the Bible preferred by the Jehovah’s Witnesses).
A: inWORD is not funded by any religious denomination or backed by any similar organized group. As to the videos referred to, “yes” they are indeed produced by the Mormon Church, but those videos are nothing more than dramatic reenactments of the lives of various Bible figures, such as Jesus, and their scripts follow to the letter the King James translation. Moreover, the LDS-produced Bible reenactment videos make up less than a twentieth of one percent of all the video content available. Keeping true to the Bible-centric position of inWORD, these videos do not introduce any LDS doctrine. (Don’t believe us? Here’s one such video which is featured within inWORD. And for the record, no one employed at inWORD is associated with the LDS.) inWORD also features videos from Jewish sources and other non-Christians. In short, as long as the content (be it audio, video, or written article) promotes a first-century, Bible-centric point of view and understanding of the Bible, inWORD will not bar such content, regardless of its source. This is the same reason why inWORD offers over 4 dozen Bible translations, one of which, “yes,” includes the NWT, even though no one employed at inWORD is affiliated with the JWs. It is with the same openness that we include the Vulgate and Douay Rheims translations and the Jewish Publication Society translation, even though no one associated with this software project belongs to the Roman Catholic or Jewish faith traditions.
If you have any further questions, please contact us.