Olive Tree Bible App 5/5
I'm not a technically inclined person but I have found this app to be intuitive and easy to use and understand. I love this bible with the notes from the translators! Also the many integrated commentaries, verse links, maps, and Hebrew and Greek translation. Thank you Olive Tree and God bless you!
I have found the app/software to be absolutely wonderful, really enjoy it!
Easy to use 5/5
I love this app. Very intuitive and easy to use. Thanks for developing it. May God bless you all.
On my Mac I was like being in heaven on my phone then its like me in paradise on earth... Years back was neglected this APP but more than years back now this APP shows me that the best can exist out of mediocrity
Bravo to all developers. I'm also a developer but you guys wow may God bless you abundantly in Jesus's name
....copy verse in Mac app is not taking account of verses it’s copying word without verses number #fix that please
VIP (Very Impressive Program) 5/5
Owning a number of very good Bible software programs, I must say that Olive Tree is definitely the one I use the most. I love the resource guide and the ease of accessing the reference material for all areas of study. Great for devotions or in-depth study. Thanks, Olive Tree!
Apple Pencil 3/5
When will be able to use the apple pencil with this app?
I have requested for ten years that you restore auto-scrolling to Olive Tree that I loved on my flip phone before the advent of the iPhone. There are other Bible apps in the App Store that have auto-scrolling. I am tempted to switch to one of those but Olive Tree is the best Bible app out there. Why have you failed to restore auto scrolling that was in Olive Tree prior to the iPhone? Please restore auto-scrolling. Do you even read these reviews at all? Can you give me a response?
What I have learned 5/5
By Daws of life
When I read the Bible I did not know how to relate it to my life. Once I heard that you could start a reading scheduled I was happy because it helped me know what I knew what might be hard for me to know then what I should know.
By Trent G
I’m a Missionary and use OT as my main study and sermon preparation tool on my 12.9 iPad Pro and my MacBook. I’m not one of those casual users that only use the free version of OT. I’ve spent several hundred dollars on this app.
First, OT was very slow to update their app to use side by side on the iPads. Now, even after several bug fix updates, have yet to update their app to take advantage of one of iOS11 greatest features, drag and drop.
I’m blown away that many FREE bible apps have updated to support drag and drop. If free apps can do it then I should at least have to option in an app that I’m continually investing in.
I contacted support and was told that they “might” had this in the future. Might? Well, I “might” not keep spending money on this app.
Other than that the app works on iOS. Mac OS needs a lot of work though. There’s still no way to move a search from the resource window to the main window without retyping it.
Best in Class 5/5
By Mad Monk 11
This is absolutely a best in class app. For those interested in the app, nothing else compares for mobile. Not even Accordance or Logos.
Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5
A great app and works very well with iOS 11 and other apps! Indispensable!
My church is climbing on board for this Bible reading plan! Thank you!
Good work 5/5
This is top notch Bible app
Profound & easy ❤️ 5/5
By Tanya Lynn 55
Easy to navigate & true to God’s word
Giving it 3 stars because of content.....taking two away because displaying that content is really getting frustrating.... Copy inconsistent, search drops you NEAR the verse...
Revised: definitely cleaned up the app a ton, really useful and my go to for Biblical studies.
Great study resource 5/5
Great study resource, lots of options and information. Only issue I have is reading interface is a bit crowded. Would love the option to have a "reading mode" or Olive Tree should just purchase NeuBible!
In addition, it would be nice if when you begin scrolling, all the additional menu items would disappear similar to how they do when you tap the screen. Using the strong Bible makes tapping a little difficult at times.
ZERO STARS!!!! 1/5
This stupid app has messed up my phone and I CANT DELETE IT!!!! IM GOING TO CONTINUE TO POST REVIEWS UNTIL ONE OF YOU SIMPLE MINDED PEOPLE THAT MADE THIS MESS FIXES IT!!!
Excellent app, but...! 4/5
By Dr. Dx
...! Store needs some tweaks. I've made some suggestions as to include “Add to Favorites” in the store section of the app, and now I've found that we also need to have “Preview Book” as well, in case we don’t like a book there would be no need to buy it.
I've would have give this app not Five stars but Ten, if it only would have included these features, for now only “FOUR” stars. Will review again, and post any progress or updates to it.
..., and may GOD richly bless all of you!
Love this study 5/5
Easy breakout of John.
My favorite bible app 5/5
God has worked through the developers to be a blessing to anyone who finds this gem. This is my favorite way to read Gods word.
This has so much more that my other bible app. I have the hard back bible also!!!!
Truly a great app for Bible reading 5/5
By William Gurnell
The text is super clear and the Bible reading programs help keep you on track.
Where this really shines is in integrating bible study & commentary works into your bible reading. You can have a split screen if you are on an iPad with a bible on one side and a commentary on the other. Alternatively you can have two versions side by side for better understanding.
Some of the commentary are not cheap but given the scholarship and weight of learning at your fingertip I'd say dig deep and buy some.
Wonderful Bible Resource, Great Functionality 5/5
By Gene the writer
I’m a longtime user of the free ESV Bible app by Crossway which has suffered many challenges over the years. I recently decided to try Olive Tree again out of curiosity and because I was hoping to switch back to the NASB. When the NASB went on sale this week I picked it up via in-app purchase for only $5. For this review, I am using Olive Tree on an iPad Air 2 with an attached keyboard.
Here is why I’m so happy about Olive Tree. It’s an altogether smoother experience than the ESV app. You can switch to night mode quicker than you can with ESV. Instead of being able to only highlight the entire verse, Olive Tree lets you highlight individual words—great for keyword study. Choose from several highlight colors or make your own! You can also place a note on any verse as well as on section headers (if you wanted to make a general chapter or section note) and even change individual note icons.
I did enjoy vertical scrolling on the ESV so I wouldn’t have to crank my neck down while reading in bed, but going left to right in Olive Tree is no big deal. It’s really a beautiful app. The Olive Tree Store has a nice layout and offers a ton of selections. There are a variety of subjects from Spurgeon to Wesley—so you aren’t limited to one branch of theology. Plus there are some good looking free resources. I’m looking forward to using Olive Tree as my main Bible study and reading app!
A Must Have 5/5
I absolutely love my Bible Study app!!!I love being able to categorize, go back to notes, having Strong's at my fingertip. The staff is great and are quick to help out. Looking forward to having the ability to print out my notes. Thanks Olive Tree staff!!
One thing I would love to be able to do is to print all of my notes. I could put them with my bible. That would be awesome!
Olive Tree Bible app 5/5
A full featured Bible study resource. Easy to use, very powerful. I highly recommend it.
The note taking and highlighting functions along with the split screen study helps are f
This app has kept me consistent in reading and learning the word of God. I am truly blessed for this.
Great Reference and Tool 5/5
I bought NASB with Strong's numbers and couldn't be happier. Bringing up word definitions is intuitive and very fast. Easy to place Bookmarks, notes and highlights. Highly recommend. I also use one of many reading programs with which it integrates very well. Enables me to read and compare across translations from my phone. Love it!
Recent changes rough, but returned to excellence 5/5
By Dwarf Dwarfson
Been a user since the first versions on US Robotics Palm Pilot.
Have always been impressed with the software designed for study and the user, God’s people.
Recent acquisition had portended a trend toward poorer quality, emphasis on marketing vis a vis advertisements and notifications, which, by the way have exactly THE OPPOSITE effect to what is intended. This annoying trend seems to have been reversed for now!
The team was quick to make changes and bug fixes, for which I am very grateful. I would recommend that as a challenge, they make their purchased available in an open ebook format and continue to make the app so good that no one wants to switch!
Please continue to be mindful of your existing customer base, who are in the Word daily using your software. This is a special relationship you have with your customers. I think that we are willing to partner with you to perpetuate an excellent app and keep it financially viable without resorting to modern marketing tactics.
Very Nice App 5/5
By Star 10-5
This Bible App is very nice. I am glad I was able to choose which translation I wanted. It is very easy to read and I love the various Bible plans!
Bible App 5/5
By Beloved Angel
I've invested a lot into this app. Every cent has been worth it except for R. C. Sproul on the book of John. He DOES NOT write right about Father God! But other than that, this is the BEST Bible app ever. Thank you, for making this a delightful experience in searching the Scriptures and the easiness of all the functions.
Three solid stars 3/5
One of the things I don’t like and has never been fixed is the ability to sync in the background. All other apps I have on my phone are capable of this. However, if you leave the app, because syncing takes so very long when you’re setting up for the first time, you have to turn the Auto Lock setting to off so your screen doesn’t go off so you don’t have to babysit your phone every minute tapping the screen to keep it awake, which is truly tedious, so make sure you have a good charge or that your phone is still plugged in. I really like this app but they are really behind on updating the syncing in the background. Not to mention syncing sometimes fails or hangs when it gets to a certain percentage, like for me at 66%. Battery life is already horrible on iOS 11.0.1, even on a clean install so make sure you have your phone plugged in or have a 100% charge before syncing for the first time on iOS 11. I guarantee you this app will consume your battery really quickly. My battery drained 3% (it was never this bad on iOS 10.3.3) in a matter of a few minutes syncing on this app alone. I might just stick with my physical Bible and drop this app. I don’t have time to wait for this to sync as I stare at the screen.
Great app 5/5
By Miss Rayna
10/3/2017 ❤️ Thank you
Thank you you so much for the response and the fix I appreciate it so much.
❤️ For Olive tree, still the BEST.
9-18-2017 Update, App crashes/closes when clicking on hyper links to scriptures (The names of Jesus). ☹️
Still love the app
I love this app, this is a great bible study tool.
Thank you Olive Tree 📖
Blessing From the Lord 5/5
By Kobe Walker
I use the Strong's Concordance and Vines dictionary regularly found in the Resource Guide when reading. So convenient! I have also appreciated the Night Reading screen (black with white letters) which makes reading in the night watches pleasant. Memorized lots of verses even whole books using highlights to separate and delineate sections.
I love this app! Daily verse is awesome reminder to get in the Word!! Thanks!
Overall Very Good 4/5
I have invested hundreds of dollars in my huge study library so I hope I can always continue to give a good review. This app has changed my life: Using research notes, daily reading plans, maps, with the many features of the resource guide. Better than doing just online searches because I can save my work!
Be careful using this bible 1/5
Many verses have been eliminated.
A Best Bible App 5/5
Started with Olive Tree on my Palm handheld a century ago. They know how to do this. Available customer support wherever you are in the world. Active updates. A prodigious library, reasonably priced. The app mechanics and features are second to none. They have a laptop version if you need it, so this is a single solution that works across multiple devices.
My 5-Star Reviews are Getting DELETED once a month. What gives, Apple?? 5/5
By GTD Meister
This is happening for lots of apps.
Not fair to users who take the time to word a thoughtful review.
Not fair to developers who depend on reviews for input and marketing.
Bible Study 5/5
I have a PC, MAC, and iPhone so can use any of them with the app. I have purchased several Bibles as well as downloaded free ones.
I like the ability to read 2 at the same time on my phone. I have even stopped carrying my paper Bible and use the electronic ones with ease, changing from version to version, using the parallel, and moving to different verses quickly.
Taking notes on my computer is a breeze now using the copy and paste features to insert scriptures into the text.
It has become my app of choice even though I have 3 others.
Olive App 5/5
The app is resourceful and clear
Just better! 5/5
By Mr. Mixed Feelings
I have found that the software format and modular resource purchase options are a match for my "on-the-go" study applications.
Review of this reading plan 1/5
I would Like a reading plan that takes some from the Old Testament, the New Testament, psalms, and proverbs and makes that the reading plan for the day
By Laugh Audio
The most amazing bible app I have ever had.
Generally outstanding app 4/5
Would be a full 5, if the highlighting feature would work properly. Am presently unable to highlight more than a single word at a time. At one time could highlight entire phrases, sentences, paragraphs, etc. simply by selecting the first word, then dragging over the entire section to be highlighted. I use this feature a lot. Unable to do so at present.
Otherwise, a fantastic app. One of the best Bible study apps around. Please fix the highlighting feature.
The best! 5/5
There are so many Bible apps out there but this one is in my opinion the absolute best! Very easy to navigate and includes every tool you could possibly want (plus some you didn't even know you wanted)!
Great for Greek, but something changed 5/5
I've loved this app for the Greek NT, which is hard to find on an iPad app. However, it seems something has changed and reduced the simplicity of touching a word and getting the parsing and definition. Now the screen sometimes darkens or parts of two words are highlighted and it takes more steps to get the information. What happened?
Update 9/27: the lates software update fixed this problem and we are back to the benefits of one touch access to parsing and definitions. Thank you.
Ol Faithful 5/5
Love this app! Always have. It’s simple when you need it to be and complex when you desire.
One problem: my Apple Pencil is inaccurate only on this app. When using the search feature, I try to select a book to skip to on the right and it goes to the book that’s 3 or 4 spaces above where I touched. Not a big issue, just wanted to point it out.
Issues on iPad Pro 10.5” 5/5
Thank you for the fix!!! I am back to being in love with the app again!!!
Old review: I have used Olive Tree for years, I love it and it works great. However, I just went from an iPad Mini to an iPad Pro 10.5” and Olive Tree isn’t work worth anything on it. Footnotes won’t open, the whole screen just dims instead, same thing happens when trying to save verses, and a bunch of other features I rely on are doing the same thing... Please fix these bugs!!!
The Best Bible App I've Used 5/5
I've been a Christian for some time, and I've read the Bible a few times. I've owned quite a few paper Bibles. And I've used quite a few Bible apps, including YouVersion and Bible.is and Logos Bible.
This app has the best interface, navigatability of any of the apps. It's easy to bookmark, hilight, copy, and share.
I would strongly recommend.
Some sources are a bit expensive, but truly valuable. The app comes with a few translations, and you can buy others. You can buy numerous dictionaries and commentaries as well. Wait for FREE deals on the store, and you can get all the wonderful translations.
Thank you, Olive Tree.
My goto Bible app 5/5
By CEPRO 6653
I have used the Olive Tree bible app for numerous years now, and have come to rely on it when I need to cross reference versions, or look up something in the text, or simply when when I don't have a hardcopy with me. The many features and settings make it perfect fit on the go or a nearby study reference. The reading plans keep me engaged (as much as anyone can) in daily reading.
Sometimes, the editing and highlighting features are a little hard to control but overall world week.