Integrated features of the e-Sword Bible study application include a text editor, a graphics and mapping function, a Bible version comparison tool, a Bible search engine and reference library, audio sermons and an interactive user guide. The application is available for Microsoft Windows and Apple iOS.
E-Sword's interface features a number of panels that can be hidden, resized, anchored as sidebars or used from the application's menu bar and tool bar at its top. This enables the application to perform multiple functions, sometimes simultaneously. For searching, users can anchor the books of the Bible as an index at the left or right of the interface, have a search engine open for looking up specific names or phrases, and have the corresponding scripture in multiple Bible versions and interpretations by Bible scholars all in view at the same time.
The graphics viewer features a visual factbook, historical images from the Bible, famous buildings, an extensive collection of maps by Rand McNally and more. Most items in the graphics editor include a verbal description of the image, its history and characteristics. The reference library is a comprehensive resource of Biblical history, geography and chronology. An interactive user guide helps users familiarize themselves with all of these elements.