Universalis

Latest update: 21-Oct-2014. Database version: 1736 1-Oct-2014.

Mac

How much it costs

£19.99 for a Universalis registration code, if you haven't already got one. Read about registration codes here. There are discounts if you have previously bought a Universalis app for Android or iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch. (£19.99 is about $32 or €25).

£6.99 or $9.99 or €8.99 from the Mac App Store. There are two limitations: you do not receive a registration code or a discount on future registration codes, and you can't create e-books.

Free if you already have a Universalis registration code.

Free trialinstructions are here.

Content & features

Supports all recent versions of Mac OS:

You do not need an Internet connection to use the program.

Full liturgical calendar including many national and local calendars.

About Today pages for every saint and feast.

Liturgy of the Hours – Psalms, prayers and readings from every Hour: Morning Prayer, the three daytime Hours (Terce, Sext and None), Evening Prayer, Night Prayer and the Office of Readings. Translations: The readings are from the Jerusalem Bible and the psalms are the Grail version, which is used across the English-speaking world.

The Order of Mass – The new English translation of the Order of Mass, which came into use in 2011. You can optionally view the text in Latin and some other languages side by side with the English.

Readings at Mass – First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Second Reading, Gospel Acclamation and Gospel, plus the antiphons and prayers for the Mass of the day. Translations: You have a choice between the Jerusalem Bible readings with the Grail psalms (used in most of the English-speaking world) and the New American Bible readings and psalms (used in the USA).

Mass Today A single page that gives you the whole of the Mass of the day: the Order of Mass with all the readings, antiphons and prayers filled in.

There are no time limits: you can view any date, past, present or future.

The Hours are formatted for best appearance on your computer.

You can easily change the type size to suit your needs.

You can use VoiceOver (part of Mac OS) to read the Universalis text out loud for you.

You can copy and paste text into Pages or Word or another word processor.

You can create e-books for your personal use, for use with Sony Reader, Nook, Amazon Kindle, etc. (Not available in the Mac App Store version).

The Universalis program lets you arrange for emails of chosen hours to be sent to you automatically every day.

How to get it

From our web site

1. Download the program.

2. Use it for up to a month, to make sure it is what you want.

3. Buy a registration code if you haven't already got one.

4. Enter the registration code into the program.

From the Mac App Store

Click on the link below.

Download on the Mac App Store

WARNING: When you buy from the Mac App Store, there is no trial period: the purchase is instant. If you want to try before you buy, download the program from our web site. This won't stop you buying from the Mac App Store later on.

How to use it

Here are the operating instructions.