Outstanding Bible study app 4/5
I have had Olive Tree for several years. I like the updates. However I am disappointed that you can no longer use it in landscape mode on the iPhone. I wish you would reconsider that change and put the option for landscape back in.
Always loading 1/5
This used to be a good app, but now it never finishes loading, so I can no longer use it.
New Start 3/5
I just recently downloaded this app, I am learning to navigate the site itself. That is the reason for my 3 star rating. Once I am more
proficient then I will be able to rate on its content.
Love it! 5/5
I love this Bible app. You can highlight, save scripture, learn and study. Thank you thank you thank you!!
Why won’t it open? 1/5
By chess esq
For some strange reason, whenever I try to open this app, it seems to get stuck! I get the spinning wheel telling me it’s trying to load but nothing happens. Is there something I can do? I love this app, but it has stopped working!
I ❤️Olive Tree! 5/5
Absolutely a great App for my needs.
It always works wonderfully and has everything I need for daily reading and looking up additional study information and questions and answers. Love it! Thank You for a GREAT app!
This App is a life line in mobile device 5/5
By Professionals on the run
I love the printed Bible. However, no one can deny the convenience offered by mobile technology. The ability to search the meaning of words in the original language and to change from one book to another, having your entire book collection and a book store conveniently placed on a mobile device is extraordinary. I have both my French and English versions open on the same screen, and one has to be grateful for that. This app is a blessing. Thank you.
I’m a note taker. I LOVE having my notes so handy, so compact! I seldom use the other features but I’m all over the notes.
My Olive Tree continues to display loading..... for hours on my iPad running iOS 11.2.5.
What Happened to the UI ?!&(.?!?? 5 Stars down to 4 4/5
By GTD Meister
What makes developers decide to scramble their app?!?
Functions shuffled all around for little apparent benefit. I’ll probably get used to it but for now it’s just “friction” in the system.
Also, there needs to be a way to shut off the “messages”. I have notifications shut off in iOS settings but still get the annoying red badge on the menu saying how many unread messages I have. Only way to get rid of it is to open each message … which probably is Olive Tree’s intent!
Either provide a way to shut-off the messages or I’m unsubscribing from Olive Tree’s emails because the information/advertisements are redundant.
I’m a 20-year Olive Tree Bible user, going back to days of my Palm Pilot.
I've used your apps for years now, thankful for a solid and fast Bible on the phone. Enjoying the daily reading plan. Wish there was a way to adjust the start date though in case I lose the info and want to start part way through.
Olive Tree 5/5
Love this app. It has so many resources to study the Word.
Thank you! 5/5
I am so glad that I downloaded this app. It is my preferred method of Bible study. Thank you for developing this app and continuing to work to improve it!
Must pay for most versions 1/5
Must pay for Bibles that others (youversion) offers completely free.?
Good, but... 4/5
I really like this Bible reading app. One thing I would like it to have is an audio option where the app reads to you.
My favorite Bible 5/5
Being a Bible student for 16 years, I have filled up 3 bibles with notes & highlights. This App allows me to add notes & highlights without restrictions. All my notes are with me ALL the time. I have lead many Bible study groups & I use this App exclusively! Best value EVER!
Olive Tree and Bible by Life church are Perfect Partners 5/5
I intend to start my day with God, the Christ and the grace of his Spirit. Don't always do it - but that's my goal! I do better staying on path if its easy and accessible. The Bible app and the Olive Tree Study App are perfect for me. They enable better habits and enhance my faith life.
Over a few years, I developed a closer deeper different grace life with the help of these apps. Gone is my former scary-awesome dread of bible study. I used to view the bible as hard slogging. I believed more than a little dip would bring on more guilt than sitting front row center the last night of a hell/fire/brimstone fundamentalist revival. Now I know I was dead wrong.
These two apps enable me to finally get a tiny growing "knowing" that God's great love, mercy and grace extends to ALL of us collectively and individually. God and the Bible is not about punishment although it can be about discipline. He is about companionship and grace and man's part given our free choice in dealing with each other and natural laws He instituted when our world was born.
With Bible and its plans and Olive Tree with its versions and study helps - I've read and enjoyed the Bible more the last few years than all the prior fifty put together.
An aside: Spiritual texts in App form can be read anywhere, shared at will yet scare no one away at the coffee shop or train station. An unabashed Jesus freak I am. Yet I'd rather draw folk to me and point them to God by friendly relationship building rather than carry a placard which may create a wide berth around me. Its not being ashamed of y faith or the Bible. Its not about "witness" numbers to me. Its just about sharing what I've learned of redeeming grace. Speaking my truth is my part; the rest is up to Him.
The one thing Olive Tree lacks is audio. This is a substantial point going forward as many of us appreciate wisdom spoken as we drive, labor, relax. As Echo's and other sound bot helpers made by Google, Apple and others begin to proliferate - I see this as increasingly disappointing. Bible app by Life.church is stronger by far in this. Harper Collins should move faster in this regard in my estimation.
Daily reading plans 5/5
I love how this app offers so many interesting learning traits such as cross referencing scriptures, word vocabulary in case you have never seen that particular word used that way before, would like to have some kind of a narrator playback function to help listen to the word if you are ever stuck in a situation where you can just press play and hear the word of God, anywhere...
Always available 5/5
By On the go with God
I love this app because I always have a Bible with me. It has study guides that keep me going. Ivan bookmark my favorite verses to go back and read again. Thanks for making it easy to access where ever I am.
Mostly good but cluttery 5/5
Good app that allows you to do most of what you want.
- There are many icons and buttons that are unnecessary on the main screen. It would be nice to allow users to add or remove icons as they desire and keep the rest in the main menu.
- The split screen for study/reference is excellent.
- The store is well built and intuitive.
- Reading history is very useful - I use it to allow my custom reading plans.
- Custom gesture shortcuts are useful in moving around quickly
- App needs a way to build or import custom reading plans. Even if they could be built externally and imported it would be good.
- Change or add subscriptions to the pricing plans. $1 per month would make getting into new references and material far easier and less sticker shock. This would also provide continuous revenue for business purposes.
Very Satisfied 5/5
I would like to say, how much I appreciate this translation. It makes my bible study more interesting, opening up a different perspective.
Thank you Olive Tree
Bible study app 5/5
I’ve had this app for a while and love it but a feature on it doesn’t work since the last update. My vocabulary isn’t very big so I use a dictionary a lot. This app had that before and still has the feature but it transfers you to the internet now and it’s kinda annoying. It used to have its on dictionary and it was great so please put it back on thanks.
I really enjoy this app! I love how each reading is broken down. It takes me just a few minutes a day to read! Thanks so much
Best bible app I have found. 5/5
This app truly is the best I've used. It has the ability to have several bibles and many commentaries and study tools at your fingers. And they work together, so that you can have a bible up and a study guide or other tool up at same time. I just added a bible today with study notes. I have recommend this to my friends when they are looking to add a bible to there phone or table. And later heard them recommending it to another friend.
Great app but... 5/5
I live this app and have used it for years. I’ve been digging deeper and deeper into God’s Word, even starting one of their Year long Bible Study that are built in.
Two tiny things one, the app takes up a lot of storage, so if the developers could find a way to make all the data smaller, that would be great! But it’s not that big of a deal my main issue is when you hold on a word to “lookup,” you have to buy a dictionary to use from the app, but anywhere else( as in another app, website etc.) , Apple would let us look it up on the web in a tiny window box thing, so that’s really annoying too because sometimes I want to see the word’s definition or whatever, but it doesn’t work unless a, Bible Tree has defined the word, which has happened to me 2 after all these years, or if I was to buy the dictionary, so yeah.
So I Liek the app but those bugs do bug me
Problem fixed 5/5
I had a problem with the Bible not loading but they promptly helped me find a solution. Great app!
Love this app 5/5
I’ve always used The Bible app as my preferred study app. However, the Olive Bible app has amplified my desire to study God’s Word. Love the opportunity to read a passage & reference other supporting passages in the same window. I also love the map integration. I’ve been using this app every morning with no plans to stop anytime soon.
So Awesome ! 5/5
I thank God for the people involved in making this app ! The fact that I have the whole Bible on my phone has dramatically changed my Bible reading and studying. I am able to get in the word at anytime. Im able to share scriptures, read multiple versions of the Bible, and use the resource to help my walk. So awesome !
I love Olive Tree again 5/5
By iPhone News Junkie
The latest revision of your app needed some love on my part.
Thank you Olive Tree support for responding back to my initial review and rating and for following up. Your support addressed my issues on my iPhoneX and the app is performing as expected - thank you
Great App 5/5
By stuck in the suburbs
Wonderful app and responsive customer support
Longtime user 5/5
By Texan Dan from ZmD
Love this App. Notes and highlight options. Great value!
Seeking the kingdom 5/5
This app is just what I needed to help me in my pursuit of God thanks so much for making it available
My Favorite Bible App 5/5
Update (Jan 21, 2018):
This app and this company has come a long ways from the days of the disastrous 5.9.7 which I had given a one star rating (read below). I totally love what Olive Tree has done with the application with these last few updates. I was skeptical at first but when 6.1.x but after a while I got used to it. They are only getting better with each update. The amount of resources and the performance of the application as a whole is why I started using this application in the days of iOS 3 and I am glad the "beta testing" days of 5.9.x are behind us.
5.9.7 is total trash. It lost my ribbons and bookmarks giving me some idiotic “Oops!” message. They just updated to version 5.9.8 and I am not willing to go through the frustration again. I really love my Olive Tree App and cannot believe how bad this update is. I reverted to version 5.2.1 which I had on my backup drive and will spend the next, heaven knows how, long downloading everything.
Update (Aug 09, 2014):
I am glad I looked into it. I almost upgraded to 5.9.9 thinking that the disaster created by 5.9 was fixed. Never mind, I’ll stay in 5.5.4, it works. This is reminiscent of Windows Vista. The worse part is that Olive Tree is i denial.
So it took two years to go from a functional app to this trash? Let me know when you have your act together before you bother me with your updates.
Amazing tool to grow deeper in God’s word 5/5
This app has made me accountable in my daily reading and it makes it easier to have it accessible 24/7 so there is no excuse to grow in God’s word and to have a deeper connection with and relationship with him.. be blessed
It ‘s The Best! 5/5
Amazing Bible app with the best features out there.
I miss the watch extension 4/5
I love this app. It has been my favorite mobile Bible app since the Palm OS days. My only current complaint is that the developers took away the watch extension I used to use almost daily.
By Close Reader
Thanks for having a diversity of reading plans to add interest to bible reading.
The Best 5/5
By dgb (:-}>
I've tried many Bible software programs over the years but none of them are as good as Olive Tree.
Olive Tree Bible App is My Best PC, iPhone and iPad Bible Study Software Library 5/5
By Kinge George
Thanks so much for the ease to open Strong’s, verse links, other translations as well as frequent discount offers - Stay belles in our Lord Yeshua Ha Maschiach name Amen.
Bible in a Year!!! 5/5
Just what I needed
This app is great, very thankful for it. I've never been able to read the Bible on my own but they have different reading plans so it's super easy to read the Bible. It also has a walk through glossary which helps a lot.
By Way togo
Very good bible I love the design and how you have improved it. I'm fairly new using it so it's
Going smooth for me Thank you so much.
Good iOS app 3/5
Good iOS app for my iPhone and iPad. But, if you’re like me and switch between phone and Windows Be wary of the Window desktop app ver 6.1.1. After updating to that version the program crashes upon startup...despite repeated uninstalls/re-installs. No response yet from customer support.
Wonderful Bible 5/5
By Cat lover 69
What I love most about the Olive Tree Bible is the wide variety of reading plans. It is easy to maneuver, I just love it!
Great resource! 5/5
Such a great way to advance understanding of the Text. Really like how different devices sync all your information. Great content in store. Small theological library in your pocket!!!
Hope you can help 4/5
Requesting the Highlight feature be “one-touch” for verse, easier to use, and have brighter color schemes please. Thats the only thing holding me back from using the app, sadly. I’ve invested enough in purchases in the app but, don’t have enough tolerance for the current highlight feature to keep me using the app.
My favorite Bible App! 5/5
I love this Bible app more than any other! Easy to use and love all the free versions that are offered. The only issue I’m finding right now is the highlighting on my new iPad. When I highlight verses, they turn too dark to see. If I move a couple of pages over and come back to the page, the highlighting is normal again. If I close the app and reopen it, the highlighting is too dark almost black again. Then I have to move off the page again to get the highlight right again. Please look into this minor glitch. Other than that, this app is perfect!
I love the reading of Gods word in chronological order. I miss not having they Rabbi’s midrash easily available.
Favorite app 5/5
If I could have just one app this would be it. The study guides & reading plans are great. Easy access to the study guides & reference materials help to answer questions & clarify scripture as you read. I’ve learned so much about scripture with this app, it took an initial curiosity about a book I had a lot of options on, but had never read into a full blown Love affair with the Bible.
Good app- crashes on search 4/5
Love this app - but recently its crashing on any search. Loses effectiveness for me.