Between App & Online Version 5/5
Always Biblegateway; easy navigation, and many languages, versions. Only missing version syncing; when looking at 2 or 3 different versions it would be awesome if they would sync and not interrupt the flow of the study. Also, it’s much easier to use Google to search for scriptures by keyword or partial phrase and the search engine points here or bible hub. If gateway could partner with Google...BOMB!👊🏽
Crashes and jumps around in chapters 1/5
Went from awesome to annoying in one update. Frequent crashes on my iPhone 6+ running iOS 10.3.3. Also, as it loads a chapter, or just randomly, it will jump to the beginning of the chapter or to another chapter and I lose my place.
Switching to my iBooks Bible until issues are worked out.
I’m sick of the glitch 2/5
I know many people not just myself who have had problems with this app. It will glitch and turn off in the middle of using it. It deletes all my notes and I have to shut off my phone completely just to get it back on. I used to love this app but it really irritating me.
Keeps changing chapter 2/5
Welcome are the new features, especially split screen, but every time you select a chapter, it takes you to the previous one instead. Also the new interface is so ugly and unappealing, like a website from the 90s, and paragraphs are so wide making it harder to read; but I’ll let that pass. Fix the bug, get more stars.
Used to be good...:( 3/5
This app used to be the most amazing app on my phone! I like to begin my day by reading the verse of the day and doing a notes reflection. It was so handy because if I had already made notes on a particular verse I could see the reflection from years before. But now whenever scripture that I have made a note on comes up I can’t read my previous reflection on the note. I can’t track my spiritual growth. This makes me sad. Please change it back to where we can see our original notes and make notes under those original notes please This has come to be my daily routine. I know that change is constant but it seriously affects how I start my day now.
Very helpful in various languages; many versions in English which I have never seen in print. Thank you!
Can't find notes 3/5
My greatest frustration with this app is that I read commentaries as I do Bible study and enter notes that I want to come back to later. But when I see that icon by a verse, it is difficult to get back to the note. I wish I could just click on the icon and it would take me to the note on that verse. Or at the very least would list the notes in order according to the books of the Bible and not the date I wrote them. I have lots of notes, so it's impossible to find the one I need sometimes.
Accessibility issues 1/5
This app used to be the most accessible one I've seen, but the recent updates have major voiceover issues. I sent one email and was told my request would be forwarded on to the developers for review. It still hasn't been fixed and a second email got no response. The issues I have is switching between books, chapters, and verses is a real nightmare. I really hope this gets resolved soon.
Footnotes Fix 4/5
I’ve been using this app for a while. A little while a go the footnotes stopped working for the ESV Bible. There have been many updates since then and they still don’t work. I just ask that it gets patched because I like to understand the context a little better by referring to the footnotes.
Love the extra resources, wish the search was not scroll 4/5
I have always used Bible gateway when I didn't want the NIV translation I love the fact there are so many different translations available to me as I prefer the NLT or the NIVUK. I love the resources like the devotionals, reading plans and reminders all set in one place in the app that way I don't have to set an alarm in my calendar or I have separate notes on my phone and it's all there in the Bible app. I absolutely love how I can search for a verse by knowing the key words and it pops up in the search.
I only wish when I search directly for a chapter and verse that I could input the numbers instead of scrolling because it is time consuming. Granted sometimes it's good to know the context of the verse especially in the Old testament but not always necessary in the New Testament.
Old version wonderful, new version not. 1/5
By W C Case
It was a great app. The new one is garbage. Now I have to find a new bible app. It's been great for years. They finally updated it to death.
Missing one essential 4/5
By PA in Tulsa
BOOKMARKS!! This would make it my preferred Bible app. Scrolling is cumbersome, and I would rather follow my own reading plan, just like in a print Bible. Need bookmarks.
Problem with app suddenly closing 4/5
I usually have two versions up at the same time while reading; the NIV and CJB. At times, as I am scrolling down in either version, it will suddenly close. It's not consistent but is happening often enough that it is annoying. This is since the last update. Hopefully it will be fixed. Also, it will not load in my church, whereas it did in the past. I have to use a different bible app now.
App keeps crashing 1/5
Don't like the recent update. If you're in a chapter it keeps jumping randomly to another location from where you're reading. Please revert back.
Great App 5/5
This app is great. One improvement needed is when changing translations, the correct book and chapter is saved but not the verse. Book, chapter and verse needs to be kept when switching translations. It's easy to use and move among scriptures. I love the number of translations offered. Good study notes available.
Notes Difficulties 1/5
By Photo Bug 2013
It continues to crash and the copy and paste feature within the app is not like it used to be. I have so many years of notes in this app. Please fix - see below.
It crashed repeatedly on me this morning. I have been using this app for years and have so many notes in it. Please fix the notes issue (see below) and bug that caused it to crash.
After last update - my complaint remains. Please bring this back. I make the notes so I can refer to them later. I don't remember when they were created, so if I can't access them when I am reading, they are of no use. This would absolutely be 5 stars
If you bring this back.
I use the notes feature heavily. Until the last update, I was able to highlight a verse, click on the notes icon, and see my previous notes. Now I am only prompted to create a new note. I don't know when I wrote my previous note(s), so searching for them is not easy. When I am following along in a sermon or discussion, I need to access the notes immediately. Also, I used to be able to copy to the clipboard and insert verses into notes. That feature is gone, too. PLEASE bring these things back!
Crashing After Subscribing Nov 5, 2017 1/5
By MAN OF GOD.
I love this app but currently it keeps crashing. I subscribed to the study bible for $3.99 per month. Immediately after I subscribed the app started to crash continuously. Will an up date come out soon to fix this problem?
Nothing special 2/5
By Pretty stone face
There was a major revision of this app made recently, and I like it even less than the previous version. In short, I see no advantage in using the app. I prefer using my tablets’ web browser to access Bible Gateway.com
Why are there ads in a bible? That seems very unbiblical.
Needs Improvement 2/5
Have the developers actually tried using the app and searching in various languages/translations and switching between them? It's very cumbersome and somewhat of a pain to do. There are so many steps involved, and the process is glitchy, especially with the search feature. The language/translation doesn't change in the search feature, and then sometimes if you click on a result, expecting it to take you to the verse, it doesn't do anything. Navigating is a pain, and the chapters always scroll back up to the top after you go to a passage and try to scroll down. It's difficult to get to the verse you want to navigate to without having to go through extra, unnecessary steps and repeating steps because of glitches. Please test the app and stomp the bugs! Thanks!
Still needs a "Favorites" option for Bible versions!!! I am constantly switching between Hebrew, Greek, and English versions in my studies. It would be so much more convenient to use the app if I could save these Bibles to my "Favorites." It is really a pain having to go through the process of selecting the same Bibles over and over—and over—again. This should have been fixed several iterations ago...
New version is bad 1/5
I don't like the new version. Hard to navigate and on reading plans no way to switch versions. Can't see which version you are reading and colors are hard on eyes. Will be switching to something else.
By USMC Pop
Out of many of the Bible apps I really enjoy this the most! It's Easy to use, so many variables to choose from, and the always choose a great verse of the day to start mine!!
Keeps crashing 1/5
I’ve had this app for years. But the latest update not good. The app crashes upon opening it. Before that started happening, the app search feature stopped working. I usually enter The name of one of the books of the Bible, and it would pull it right up. Even if I gave a specific verse, it would pull it right up. But now, if I can get it to stay open and not crash in the beginning, the search feature just responds with the statement that I need to refine my search and that topic cannot be found. Even if I enter “Jesus“. So I finally decided to delete the app and reinstall it, and now it will not re-install. Incredibly disappointed. It worked so well in the past in conjunction with the app “Our Daily Bread”, which would give Bible verses to read every day. I would just click on the link in our daily bread, and it would take me right to Bible Gateway.
By Heart tech 2
I enjoy using this app when I don't have my Bible handy. Well laid out, plus I can use my preferred translation as well.
Best Bible App 5/5
I use this app every day to read the Bible. It’s a really great resource to learn God’s word and hear more about resources.
The audio part of the Bible is really nice too.
Scroll Option Changed 4/5
Thanks for fixing the scroll option! I love the new one.
I love this app and use it daily. I particular loved the scroll option; however, Your recent change to the scroll option leaves something to be desired. The print is so small and so light in color that I can barely read it. The older version of the scroll option was much easier to see and use. Please go back to it or fix this one.
Please fix! 4/5
Audio Bible keeps stopping between chapters! Please fix!
Don't try to tweet Scripture, app exceeds limits 2/5
By Blanca V
If you choose "share," you'll find that the app exceeds Twitter's character limit. I love sharing Scriptures, but this makes it impossible. Also, I enjoyed copying and pasting Scriptures without using the Biblegateway logo. Now the logo auto- populates, which isn't necessary for all postings. I get that you want to advertise your app, but it's Scripture you're advertising, not your brand.
Also, the scrolling to choose verses is clunky. If you change versions, you lose the specific verse and you have to scroll again.
Overall, I'm writing this because you've significantly hindered my ability to share Scripture. I don't like the other apps out there, so it's disappointing.
Hope this is helpful info for developers. Really think through the updates you make. This isn't an insignificant app.
Blind user 2/5
I can no longer copy scriptures that option is not available to me anymore... now when you highlight certain scriptures in the passage the only thing that appears at the bottom of the page is Done! to add to a note. This is discouraging because I used to be able to share certain groups of scriptures to my Facebook friends now I can no longer do that. This was important to me because it helped me to share what I was studying for my quiet times with my friends and family since currently I’m not able to attend church services on Sunday😔
I did 4 stars instead of 5 because..... 4/5
Well first off this is a great way to read the bible because it will give you alerts that it is time for your daily bible reading. the only problem is that when i am reading it crashes on me :( . please fix this app so i can enjoy reading without it crashing, please. ❤️👍🏼👌🏼😊
New format 1/5
Do not like the new format. Keeps jumping around the page. Perfect the way it was...
By FSU Grad
I love Bible Gateway but it freezes constantly since the last update. Almost unusable. Hopefully, there’ll be another update soon.
Wait, what?? 1/5
I just restarted this app. I've been wanting to do a chronological study. Why won't this darn thing let me start at the beginning? Just because SOME people started this in January doesn't mean everyone did. Am I going to have to change the date every day??
Before this last app update ... it is now a 1 star 1/5
By Simple voice
This app made sense before this last update now... they force you to upgrade to their paid app for it to be worth your while
I deleted this app off multiple devices 1/5
I would like the support developer team to have better communication in place with their sales and advertising team so that your marketing team stops taking ads for sexually explicit TV shows, Satanic movies, and other entertainment related ads that contain four and five letter words besides offensive images.
You could offer Bible Gateway users the option of what types of ads they find acceptable to give your audience some feeling of control over what they see after opening up your app.
They could be category options similar to the American movie rating system or some other common standard in place. Even if the average American Christian can talk or curse like a sailor or even worse than a sailor does not mean that your audience is made up of average Americans.
I am now only using the JW Library app when looking at verses from the King James version and so forth. Whatever your negative feelings about Jehovah's Witnesses may be, at least they do not sell ad space in any of their apps. Furthermore, these app developers are volunteers and are supported by voluntary donations/contributions NOT a collections plate that is passed around from pew to pew.
I would also like your update to indicate if a Bible is a paraphrase, interlinear, translation, or transliteration so that I save my time and bandwidth in the future by not downloading paraphrases that shock me. I live on disability income. I AM sure I can't be the only disabled person using the Internet, HUH?!
Poor upgrade 2/5
I like to cut and paste Bible scriptures on Facebook and the newest changes does not work. The cut will not save but instead paste something saved from days ago.
No to new look 1/5
I find the new look harder to read on the dashboard, I wish that you would go back to the old style, it was much more user friendly. Font is too small plus brown background and light letters are mor difficult to follow.
Parallel Bible problem 🙁 2/5
I use this app every day (literally) and I used to love it. I would do my daily devotional using the parallel Bible to study. I would use the New King James Version along with the Living Bible as my second reading, this way if I didn’t understand something, I could see an easier translation. Before they “fixed” the app, you would look up one verse in your first translation and the parallel translation would automatically pull up the same verse for you. Now, you look up the verse in the first translation and then have to look it up again for your second one, too. I know it sounds petty, but I’d been using this app for years and then to suddenly have it changed for the worse, it just bugs me, especially when you use the app every day!!! Please, please , please fix it!!!
Crashes and Where are my notes? 2/5
This latest update has the app crashing so very often.
Also, I can't read my old notes by clicking on the verse anymore. I can tell there's a note on a particular verse but it only gives me a blank page for new notes as opposed to showing my old notes.
The old was much more user friendly 2/5
By Biblle gal
New changes are not good. It’s much more difficult to use.
Love Previous version 3/5
I really love the previous version of the app. This new version has drastically affected my reading plan. Please please fix it. It doesn't open the chapters sometimes. It freezes sometimes. Crashes sometimes and and takes forever to do anything. The previous version was sooo much better. Thank you
Great bible study tool! 1/5
By Jannie Rose
Resent major changes make our review drop. Even though My husband and I use Gateway daily to study Gods word and resources help us when our understanding fails now your asking me to buy resources. The search mode is messed up now and words can't be found because they are misspelled. Subtle is subtil? The other problem is the note tab. I take sermon notes and could view verses then add a note then return to see verses. The change messed that all up. Frustrating.
Parallel view 4/5
Please bring parallel to the app!!!!
Thanks for the update! 5/5
Great update! Thanks so much for adding ability to save notes/ create an account. It allowed me to ensure my notes would follow me when I moved to a new device. Thanks!
But frustrating 3/5
In the older version I could listen with my screen having to stay lit up, which allowed me to write and not have to hold my phone in my hand. Now the app shuts down looking at anything different or if the screen goes into a dim view to save battery.
Bible gateway 5/5
Thanks for information regarding upgrade. Hope to keep my notes
By Ruth Mangalwadi
I do not like the new format - miss looking up the easy references.
Latest update 4/5
I really enjoyed using this app before the last update. But now the part I liked and used the most is gone. If I can only access notes I have written by the date it makes no sense to tell me I wrote a note about a verse previously because unless it was fairly recent there’s no way to remember when it was written. I like seeing what I wrote and insights I had.
Keeps Crashing 2/5
By CT Customer
Before the major makeover, this app rarely crashed. Now it crashes every 5 minutes with the latest bug fix. It needs to be fixed again.
Like it - don't love it. 3/5
have been using Bible Gateway for some time both the app and website. The feature I like best and use most is the Reading Plan which has helped me to read completely through the Bible 5 years in a row, assuming I finish this year.
Don't particularly like the app changes, appearance, etc. but I'm sure I'll get used to them. Would love it if there's a way to change the color scheme.
Also I would suggest 2 minor changes.
1. Being able to mark a verse as a favorite from the Reading Plan. I've often wanted to do this while I'm reading but can't (unless I'm missing something) and have to go back later. I would really like the convenience of being able to do it at the time.
2. Also in Reading Plan, next to the date also listing the section of the Bible that you're reading for that day.