Great Bible App! 5/5
I love this app! Quick and easy to use. Can even use while worshipping on Sunday.
Good but still needs improvement 1/5
I have used this app forever and it is the one I go back to but it needs some work. It frustrates me when I click on the link under the daily bible verse since it usually takes me to the whole verse in the Bible but it glitches. It takes me to whatever spot I left off on rather than to the verse I clicked on. Please fix! When it's fixed I'll give 5 stars.
A very functional and useful app 4/5
By RC in SC
I've had this app for sometime now for a number of different things related to ministry. I like using the audio feature for listening while on the go. However, one of my frustrations homepage I still have to go through a few clicks. It would be nice to be able to just click on listen begins to pick up. Nonetheless, I have enjoy using it for study as well as personal reading.
The best bible app! 5/5
I have used many different bible apps and this one is by far the best. It has all the features in one app from audio bible to notes and more. I highly recommend.
Absolute lately amazing! 5/5
This is by far the best app I have ever had in my entire life. I have had many Bibles in my life, but this Bible along with the audio is by far the best. I love being able to listen to Max McLean as I read along. Having someone who knows the correct pronunciation of all of the names and places is the bomb! :-) Thank you and may God bless you richly. Beverly
My go to Bible app however.... 4/5
The ads are very distracting when concentrating on the daily scripture. Being in the word and blocking out the world is difficult when it is flashing on the page as the ads change. HarperCollins does not need to have ads on this app. Let me guess, there is a paid ad free version? Please offer the Bible in a non worldly manner. Not a money hungry worldly way.
Great, with 1 huge exception 4/5
I like this app a lot- but every time the screen powers off, I have to reopen it - and it opens to the home screen, not the Bible passage I was reading. Seems almost impossible to accurately save my place. Very frustrating. But I do love the search and sharing features.
My favorite Bible App 5/5
By Garet Van Zumiez
Love it...It's simple to use. It has devotionals & an audio Bible which is really great!
Not bad, but... 3/5
...Apparently it doesn't work offline...
Not Quite There 2/5
By ET II
Should show where we end the day in our reading history, NOT where we start the day.
Should be able to go back to the exact spot where we leave off..not open at Gen 1:1 ..
Should be able to easily go between audio and Scripture, you make it impossible to do so...must essentially back out or shut down or open on another device. Keep working on it. Ask users for their complaints...not just reviews..
Great but needs better "bookmarking" 4/5
Great but needs better "bookmarking". Bookmarking is not quite the right term, since that would be intentional by the reader. When I start reading or listening on a chapter, Bible Gateway doesn't remember where I left off, and I have to figure it out. That's tedious and slows down my progress through the Bible. Otherwise, great app.
Ok for free... 2/5
Good for a bible to read or listen to but almost useless as a bible study program. No word select to reference; scroll to select book, chapter, verse; too slow.
NO NRSV 3/5
No New Revised standard version .....
I AM impressed so far! 5/5
Please allow future updates to have the choice available of how app users can scroll contrast/compare verse by verse and/or chapter by chapter. I like the way my version (36) displays the 3 Bibles I pick for current viewing for me. THANK YOU!
(At first I agreed with Magistra414's complaint in her August 9, 2016 review but now I see the benefit aka silver lining in the way version 36 scroll displays the 3 different versions/translations that I choose to contrast/compare. Thank you, again!)
You could throw in a selection of different number ranges, say for example, no more/less than 3 verse groupings, or equal to (=), less than (<), or greater than (>) as well as "and/or" statements
not to mention
I AM using an older iPad that my "Papa" and I bought for my "Mommy Dearest" around Black Friday of 2014 (correct year?) but which a young, slender, blond, female wearing an Apple store uniform setup with my Apple ID account (how many Apple ID's were setup in My Name?) and so forth.
I downloaded this FREE Bible app late in December 2016 and am running iOS 10.2 on an iPad that feels about 3 or 4 years old.
I have not even given any JW related app a 4 star review ANYWHERE! I gave the JW apps a 3 star review at best because I knew they were better than the LDS Mormon related apps.
I look forward to more pleasant surprises because I AM not finished fully exploring this wonderful FREE app.
Mrs. Joo-Mi E-Borns
Should be ad-free for subscribers! 3/5
The notes and highlights are a bit wonky in this version of the app,but you biggest issue is the fact that there are ads popping up even though I am a subscriber at BibleGateway.com.
Another great Bible study tool 5/5
I need all the help I can get with the Word of God. This is just one of the tools I use to read and study God's word. Each tool is different in some ways but His word endures forever.
I love using Bible Gateway and this app!! But lately the audio feature is not functioning.
Better, but Still Needs Improvement 3/5
• When copying a verse that contains parentheses, it doesn't copy the parentheses.
• Needs a "Favorites" option for Bible versions. I use this app all the time, but rarely do I ever consult more than the Hebrew and Greek versions, and several English versions. And I switch back and forth between these all the time in my studies. It would be much more convenient to use the app if I could save these Bibles to my "Favorites."
PLEASE NOTE: The existing "Recently Used" feature does not work for this because these versions constantly disappear. And it is a pain having to go through the process of selecting the same Bibles over and over—and over—again.
• It would be nice to have more robust search capabilities. As it is, searching with the app is very limited.
• The native cut/copy feature of iOS would be a welcome addition to the app. It is a lot easier to use than having to "share" a whole verse to the clipboard. Sometimes, too, I don't want a whole verse, just a particular word or phrase.
Like it - However... 3/5
I like Bible Gateway very much, however I like to highlight and I am not given any option except to highlight or underline ENTIRE verse. Wish I could choose words or phrases! This would make it a 5 for me but for now just a 3.
Also, it would be nice if the verses I highlight would carry over when I switch translations.
Wonderful bible app 5/5
I love this bible app. The one question I have is... after I download the offline version how do I know if I'm using the offline version? I'm trying not to use up all my data as I listen to the Bible daily.
Word of God 5/5
Love to be able to read anytime needed the words my Heavenly Father wrote for myself and my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. Amen
Leave well enough alone!!!!! 2/5
I'm not a fan of newest upgrade. It's frustrating when you have to stroll to look up the scriptures when on the old version it was much easier....It's not broke do fix it.
Has everything i need!!!!
Thank you Bible Gateway! 5/5
By Praying Penny
Absolutely adore this app! Especially listening to God's awesome Word! It sometimes is difficult to read His Word, the old eyes aren't what they use to be, but, my ears are still holding their own! Thanks again!
Didn't like it 3/5
Could not find the Books of the Bible listed to choose what Book I wanted to read. Very frustrating app. I will continue to use the You Version Holy Bible app as it has The Books of the Bible listed in Traditional or Alphabetical order also choosing the chapters and verses are so much easier. The Gateway app cannot measure up
Good app. 3/5
It's just missing the ability to copy a vers. Also, it would be nice to have a verse pasted on a selection of background.
Love it. 5/5
Favorite bible app, hands down!
Missing NRSV 4/5
Overall this is a fine app. But it's missing a translation, the New Revised Standard Version, which is very common. I enjoy seeing Wycliffe and other obscure translations, but how about adding one that's fairly common? (After all, it's ON the BibleGateway website so I know you already have it!)
Best Bible resource 5/5
I have enjoyed Biblegateway for the past several years. The App is always conviene for me when studying on the spot at work or last minute church service. The resources are priceless and I truly thank you guys for providing this material
Great but could be better. 3/5
By Extremely unique
I personally think it would be a huge improvement if there was a read along feature and if it would save you spot within the chapter for the audiobook.
Good, but has areas that Need improvement 4/5
I really enjoy the App, having the versions readily available and the Audio allows me to listen to the Word while I work.
There are some annoyances though.
1) The App resets constantly even with background refresh on. It's annoying to be listening to the audio, pause for 5 mins and come back to unpause and the App restarts and thus I have to remember what chapter and verse I last was hearing.
2) Updates to the App often times remove ALL my Highlights! Even with synced notes it doesn't maintain highlighted scriptures.
3) Clicking History or Notes or even word of the day, it often drops me a full chapter before the actual scripture I was clicking the link for... thus looking for John 3:16 it takes me to the beginning of John 2.
4) Older Notes to scriptures get bugged out and clicking the link gives me a "Null" cannot find.
5) would be really nice to have a side by side reader for comparing or referencing scriptures.
6) A favorites Version List would be nice that stays at the top of the version list.
Good App - needs one change 3/5
This is a great app for bible reading, with plans. The navigation is generally good, although the scroll method to locate chapter and verse is time-consuming. The one change I would make is to stop the propensity of the program to reset to the home screen. This is incredibly annoying and there is simply no good reason for this behavior. I was asked to read a passage in church one day and just as I was about to, the app reset to the home screen, forcing me to go to the history to retrieve it. PLEASE CHANGE THIS BEHAVIOR!
Top Notch 5/5
I have used for a long time and really appreciate the options available! It is such a blessing to be able to access all of these translations from this one app.
Please add a couple features... 4/5
On Bible Gateway.com you can deselect the "Headers" which is why I searched for this app. In the words of BibleGateway's communications coordinator headers can "disrupt the continuity of the text" and I agree, plus Headers are not scripture. What are we doing putting them in the Bible? I'm astonished they did not include this precious feature in the app.
The second feature that would be great, is a Parallel Bible Option.
Other than that I think this is one the best Bible apps.
I love that I can hear God's scripture as well as read it!! Thank you Gateway:)
Thank you 5/5
I have downloaded and tried every other "bible app" and this is the only one that doesnt ask you for an email or other information to actually use it. THANK YOU Bible Gateway. You have tons of versions and translations that a person can easily compare side by side without having to spend 100s of dollars on physical bibles! Your interface is next to none. EASY to figure out the symbols and menus. EASY to switch between bible translations. I love the fact that you have a grey background with white letters when selecting night mode. Every other app has black on white, which is just too much contrast for me. I appreciate the fact that you made a very easy to use, non intrusive app.
Love it, but... 4/5
There are cases when I select a scripture then either change to a different translation or a different scripture - when I return to the original passage (using history), it goes to the chapter previous. This is a consistent issue for me. Perhaps it is my iPhone 6, but I thought I should share. God Bless!
Not enough translations! 1/5
By Br. MD
I thoroughly enjoy Bible Gateway online because it contains my favorite translation, the NRSV Catholic Edition. This app does not contain any of the modern Catholic editions and is thus useless to me, a Catholic religious brother. Please please please add this option!
Advertisement inappropriate for Bible 1/5
Devotional Options Lacking 3/5
App works fine, but the devotional options are disappointing. I'd like to see the ones available on their website available here, too (especially the Lewis and Bonhoeffer ones).
Truly Wonderful 5/5
Absolutely wonderful. This is the greatest App ever, we are so Blessed to live in a time and country were reading and enjoying the Word of God at anytime can be done through this App. Put it on your.phone, desk top, IPad, it's just the greatest. Thank you for this wonderful free Gift. God Bless You All who aided in putting this together. I just wanted to a new footnote to my previous review, I am still more and more amazed at how wonderful this app is because of the many Bibles that are available in this app that I get the chance to study two versions of the Word of God at the same time that allows me to have an ever greater understanding of Gods Word and how to apply the word to my life. Again Thank you and God Bless you all for giving this truly Great Gift.
Advertising ruined this app ! 1/5
The ads are preventing the use of this app. I'm deleting it now, after YEARS
Not many options or user friendly 2/5
This app is not as user friendly as others that offer similar things.
So Grateful For This App 5/5
I used to be intimidated by the Bible but this app makes it so much easier! Wow! I am amazed!
By BMP 1
The voice of Max makes this app outstanding!
No red text! 4/5
What happened to red text for Jesus's speaking?
Bible Gateway 5/5
This is an amazing bible application! With all kinds of bible versions, daily devotions, footnotes and much much more.
Great Overall 3/5
This is one of my most used apps. It works great and is consistent in functionality. However, it gets only 3 stars because of its use of a gray font against white background, which makes it extremely difficult for the many people with astigmatism to read. With so much available research confirming black lettering against white background provides the most clarity, I'm surprised at this choice of font color. Based on many apps, however, it seems that IT designers generally ignore the design engineering rule that "form must FOLLOW function." Even Apple's latest iOS update ignored visual functionality.
Doesn't have RVR1960 2/5
By Kevin Euceda
The RVR1960 is perhaps the number 1 revision that Spanish churches read and it's not available in the mobile app. Please work on adding it or I don't know if you don't have it available only for people to actually purchase it from the app.
I give it 2 stars because of all the features and revisions it has but when then most-read revision is not available it tells me that there's something fishy going on.
Requires wifi. Says if you want to be able to read without wifi you need to download the books. But how do you even do it if there's not even a way to download them?? Like if you're going to say that we need to do something, make sure we're able to do it in the first place!!