Wednesday 16 January 2019
Wednesday of week 1 in Ordinary Time 
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Latest update: 8-Aug-2011. Database version: 1257 8-Aug-2011.

Universalis on Windows Mobile (and Pocket PC)

Universalis is no longer supported on Windows Mobile / Pocket PC. The final version is dated 8 August 2011 and it is available for download free of charge. No registration code is required.

New features will not be added, no bugs will be corrected, and any remaining misprints will not be corrected. No bugs have been reported for years.


No Internet connection needed.

No time limits: view any date.

Formatted for best appearance on your device.

Type size easily changed to suit your needs.

Full liturgical calendar including many local calendars.

"About Today" pages for every saint and feast.

Liturgy of the Hours: Psalms, prayers and readings from 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. For the psalms, you have a choice between our own translation (as seen in Catholic Calendar and on the Web) and the Grail version, which is used in most of the English-speaking world.

Readings at Mass: First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Second Reading, and Gospel.

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).

System requirements

You need a device running Windows Mobile 5 or later, or Pocket PC 3.0 or later (including Pocket PC 2002).  Smartphones are not usually suitable: see the next paragraph. All handhelds manufactured after 2002 are suitable, as well as many that were manufactured before then. If you have an old device then you can check the version of the operating system with Start > Settings > System > About.

Not all Windows Mobile devices are suitable for Universalis. In general, any device that uses a touchscreen and stylus should work, and devices (typically smartphones) that use just a keypad or a touchscreen will probably not work. The only way to be certain is to try downloading and installing the program. If a device is not suitable, it will refuse to load or install the program.

You need 6MB of free memory on your device.

Downloading and installation

Using a PC running Windows

(This is the preferred method).

Download the following file to your PC: UnivPPC.exe.

Your browser may let you choose between opening the file and saving it. We usually prefer to save our downloaded files and open them separately later: if you do this, remember which folder (directory) your browser has saved the file into so that you can find it afterwards!

Once the download has completed:

  1. Connect your device to your PC.
  2. Double-click on the UnivPPC.exe file that you downloaded (depending on how your computer is set up, the icon may simply say "UnivPPC" rather than "UnivPPC.exe"), and follow the instructions.
  3. Once the installation has been completed, you can delete UnivPPC.exe.

Installing Universalis on a storage card

If you want to install Universalis on a storage card rather than in main memory, you can do this by saying "No" when ActiveSync asks you whether to install it to the default location. ActiveSync will then offer you a choice of locations including the storage card.

If you install Universalis on a storage card then it will not appear on the Today screen when you reset your device. This behaviour has been designed into Windows Mobile / Pocket PC and is outside our control. See The Today Screen for a description of how to get round the problem.

Accessing the Internet directly from your Windows Mobile device

We do not officially support this method, but it has been tried on one or two mobile devices and it has worked.

Download the following file to your mobile device: UnivPPC.cab.

Note that this is file is a lot larger than UnivPPC.exe. It is about 5.5MB in size.

Your device will ask you whether to save and open the file. Tell it to do so. Once the download has completed, the software will be installed automatically.

Note that in this case you will not see the licence agreement. Our licence agreement is very simple. It tells you that although we have tried to ensure that there are no bugs in the software, we accept no liability for the consequences of any bugs or incompatibilities that may remain.


See the separate instructions.