Português from Portugal 5/5
Why am I no longer able to listen in português from Portugal? Only Brazilian Portuguese is available.
Great app, rough update 4/5
I have used this app daily for YEARS and love the quality and content. My only complaint right now is this most recent update isn't saving my place. I have no idea where I left off because it jumps back to verse 1 every time I leave the app for a time. Even still, it's a phenomenal resource. Thanks!
Terrible Update 5/5
Terrible since the latest update. Major step backwards. It is buggy and crashes constantly, mostly on startup. The new interface is a huge step backwards and makes it seem more like the first version of a new app rather than a developed, well-designed app. All-in-all, it would be nicer if they went back to the last major release.
Was the best scripture app out there... 1/5
This app was very reliable and simple until it got updated with the new design. Now when text is highlighted to highlight, add a link, add a note, etc it is very difficult to unhighlight the text. Another problem is that if you accidentally swipe to go to the next chapter in the scriptures and were reading far down in the chapter you were reading when you swipe back to the chapter you were reading it goes back to the top instead of saving where you were. Please fix these problems and this app will deserve 5 stars. Neither of these problems existed before the most recent large update. Thanks!
Does not play consecutively. 3/5
Skips randomly. Unable to play unless I rewind to 0:00.
Failed to update 1/5
I am unable to use this app on my tablet after attempting to update it no less than 5 times. The app itself is locked in "install" mode, will not open, and refuses to update without an error message. Please revise this.
Losing spots 1/5
Whenever I go back and forth between two pages it loses my spot so that I have to scroll down over and over again just to keep reading.
It's broken right now 2/5
When I listen to the scriptures, complete chapters are being skipped because I've listened to them previously. I am used to a chapter starting in the middle of I hadn't listened to the whole chapter, but it's not resetting to the beginning if I complete the chapter. It's quite frustrating to listen right now.
By Berry k hill
I miss having the footnotes at the bottom while I read on my phone. Bring them back, please. Then if someone clicks the footnote, have the window come in on the side like it does now. I hate having to go in and out of the side screen to see if it's a reference or clarification.
Also, please make the audio accessible at all times. Having the option pop up only at the beginning of the chapter makes it so much harder to pick up where you leave off. Maybe let it have it's own button when you're not in full screen.
It also frequently freezes when I'm trying to make notes and especially when I try to highlight.
Even Better! 5/5
The ability to read referenced scriptures in the sidebar is my favorite part of this app. That, and the content. :)
Fantastic resource 5/5
By S. Hurley
I love it!
Duty to God 4/5
I don't know when, but since the latest few updates, the ability to fill out the Duty to God on a smart phone has been changed to where this is no longer possible. There used to be a box where notes were added.
Please add this back into the app notes.
Excellent resource 5/5
Love this app. Comes in handy all the time and keeps my annotations that I can bring up. The new update is excellent and continues to get better. I love the ability to search anything I have questions about.
Was fine until 4.0.4 4/5
By Wyoming Goldprospector
I've been using this app since it's first release. Although this app has gone thru so many changes, some that I've noticed and hated, some that I've not noticed and didn't think much of it.
I have had no issue using this app until 4.0.4. I can no longer view the hymns in landscape mode which I loved using because it was easier to read.
While using the landscape mode in the hymnal section, the hymns are the same as it was in regular viewing mode which makes it harder to read. The other parts such as the gospel or study books can still be viewed using landscape mode. Idk why the hymns changed but I'm not to impressed with it.
Love it 5/5
Love this app. It's dependable and allows me to listen to the scriptures along with reading and that helps me understand it better.
This app is great. 5/5
By Ry Master R
If you are enjoy teaching at church and you also like to read to yourself at home! THIS APP IS GREAT. You can find a lesson to teach about and you can go straight to scriptures to read when your feeling down or you just feel like reading! I REALLY ENJOY THIS APP! Get it!!💗
Big Mistake 1/5
As a teacher, as I go through my lesson, I read the linked scriptures and I mark them. That option is gone, now that they show up on the right margin. Nice idea, but I want to highlight the verses, and read more. Also, it strictly brings up the specified verses. Before, I could read the rest of the chapter, verses above and below, which very often led to pondering and better insight to the doctrine/principle. Please bring that option back. Just because things get tweaked doesn't mean you've built a better mousetrap.
Latest update 2/5
By CAR 66
Not fond of this latest update. Trying to prepare my lesson for tomorrow and it keeps locking up.
Unmarking text. Canceling links. 4/5
It is a chore to unlink articles and scriptures on an iPhone touch screen. Also, the tiny user guide is too short. It would save a lot of time if I could read how to unselect several layers of shading on scripture verses, Church manuals, and magazine articles.
Touch screen freezes on iPhone 7 Plus when attempting to highlight excerpts of text in Church Presidents' priesthood manuals.
New 4.04 Buggy 1/5
Continues to Freeze on highlight. Can't use on iPad effectively for study or personal references and notations. Previous versions of this app were less troublesome.
Good, but needs pictures 5/5
So I really like this app but the people who make it need to have an option in notes where you can add a picture of the hand out you got in church. I have so many times wanted to just snap a photo and add it to the scripture but it won't let me do that. PLEASE!! Add an option with that.
Bum update 2/5
I used to be able to read a little in the morning, close the app, and then re-open the app later in the day and be in the same place in the chapter I left off. Now it goes back to the beginning of the chapter which is actually super irritating. Also I used to be able to listen to chapters straight through and now it stops after every chapter. Not impressed.
Great App 5/5
Love this app. Superb.
Of course there are always things that individual people wish they could highly customize to suit their own ideas but that should be no reason to give a one star rating.
I really like the new side pop-up for footnotes and notes.
Also love that the highlight is now straight and not squiggly.
Very nice looking app.
BUG - skips previously played tracks 2/5
Big bug where it skips tracks I've already listened to. So, once I've listened to a conference talk, for example, I can never listen to it again. It thinks I am in the last second of the talk so it skips right past it.
I hate the update 1/5
By memory bear
My wonderful usable gospel app has become awkward and ungainly. I am being driven back to paper. I do not like anything I have seen in it so far. When I update a bookmark to my current reading position it does not open to that location, when I click on a reference link it no longer takes me to the actual scriptures so I can read the context if I so desire, and the split screen or does bring up is awkward at best on my mini tablet. I hate to think what it would be like on a phone!
I WANT MY OLD APP BACK!
Great, just Great 5/5
By Jaggity Joe
This is a 1st class app.
Gospel Library 3/5
By Postcard fan
In audio mode app skips chapters making it almost unusable. Otherwise great app.
Love it! 5/5
Best app on the store
It's getting better, but... 3/5
By Jb sherwood
The footnotes are sorted backwards for many verses. For instance, instead of being 41a, 41b, 41c, 41d, and so on, it will sort them 41d, 41c, 41b, 41a. It's very frustrating to not have them in descending order! I'm am so not a fan of having the sidebar show footnotes and and annotations; I liked pulling it up from the bottom better.
Please fix! 1/5
By Blacktail Pass
Since the update, marking has become almost impossible. When highlighting what you want to mark, it highlights things you don't want. When you tap outside of the shaded area, it won't cancel the selected section. Please fix. Wasn't perfect before, but at least the marking worked relatively well.
Huge Problems! 2/5
My biggest problem with the app is that it is slow as molasses on my iPhone 7 Plus. Every time I open it after not using it a while it takes a long time to show my annotations while it syncs. And every time I add an annotation it takes a long time to sync again. The only way I can study and annotate an entire D&C section is on my Mac. It would take me forever with the app the way it behaves today. Maddening! There are other problems too such as none of my numerous annotations in 2 Nephi 2 show up at all. They're all on lds.org but not the app. Finally, the app often freezes.
Thank you for listening 5/5
I appreciate all the hard work put into this app but especially for testing before updates are put out. There is nothing worse than breaking something that worked great. Update fixed a lot!!
Constantly improving 5/5
Keeps getting better and better with each new release. Don't know how I ever studied the scriptures without it.
Great, but still buggy 3/5
As a seminary teacher, it's one of my most used and favorite apps. This latest version fixed some important bugs, but there are still two big ones:
First, footnotes are still backwards in many instances (e.g. 19c, 19b, 19a). You can see examples in Acts 26 with some correct and some not.
Second, when reading a lesson, if you click on a scripture link, the side bar opens and you lose your place because it jumps to another part of the lesson. If you find you find your place and then close the side bar, the same thing happens.
I'm using an iPad mini with current iOS.
Love this app. Have suggestion 5/5
By Forrest H
I am preparing to be a seminary teacher. I love this app so much and am using it for my daily scripture study. I no longer use my hard copy seeing how everything is advancing to this app.
My suggestion for improvement is this: after tapping on the footnotes, they slide over, it would be so nice to be able to see the foot notes already marked from previous study. For example, when you tap on the word "pillar" in 1 Nephi1:6 four cross references slide over. Even though I have already marked these cross references in the past, it does not show them highlighted.
I'm sure it will become that way soon. Thank you.
Beautiful app for exploration & study of the Bible & other LDS material 5/5
This app provides an incredible number of features for reading, researching, and study of the Bible, the other standard works of the Church, and literally hundreds of other works and source material. I love that the new iPad version supports Split View. I love the new sidebar in both the iPad and iPhone versions. The notes features allow you to easily create and organize scriptures and thoughts for talks, lessons, and research. It's great to be able to listen to the audio of the Book of Mormon, Bible, and other material. The other content is also rich in photographs, video, and audio.
Very buggy 2/5
App crashes frequently.
The screen flips from one chapter to the next because they've already been heard once. I want to hear it again, but can't because it just keeps flipping pages.
Please go back to the old version. This one is crappy.
Great update... BUT... 1/5
By Adam Ashbaker
The update is great but still missing is an Apple TV app and an Apple Watch app. And Apple Watch app would be great to put your favorite scriptures verses on so you can share them or memorize them by keeping them on the Watch app. An Apple TV app would be super useful for family scripture reading! Also there are other smalls things that should be added. For example notifications for personal scripture study or for family scripture study. When you get the notification and tap on it it could take you straight into where you left off for you personal reading or family reading. Also please add 3D Touch to the home screen so you can jump right in to certain things. For example you could make the option be: search, new tab, personal study, family study. You should also add iCloud sync and the ability to make certain scriptures as certain things. So you could tag this chapter as your current chapter for person scripture study and that would sync across all devices. Or you could tag one as where you are at in your family study, or for seminary. And then everything could be synced. You would also be able to log in online and view where you are at in your personal, family, seminary reading. That way you never lose your place and it's always up to date. So many small features like these would be so helpful. Please add!
****A lot of my leaders at church who give lessons have been downloading videos to share with us but when they go to play them they don't play. Fix this please 🙁
iPad Mini 2/iPhone 6, both on iOS 9. Tapping links from Sunday School lessons does not work. Markings in my priesthood lesson are super glitchy, randomly disappearing and reappearing. I really don't like the new footnote system because I can't see it and the scriptures at the same time.
So I wasn't logged into my LDS account before the update and now with the new update a lot of my notes, tags, and highlights have been deleted. I had so much on this app I am so upset it's all gone.
Good Until Latest Update 2/5
I liked the old footnotes way better. New ones don't show which footnote you are actually on & I don't like the way it does not allow you to view the scripture's while viewing the footnotes, which is not like studying the scriptures. Keeping it at bottom was much better, like in the scriptures. The new book mark function is not as intuitive & often does not work.
New Update 3/5
The app was great and worked just fine for me before the newest update. I could scroll really fast if I wanted to look up verses at the end of long chapters and it was easier to understand the symbols for selected texts. Now, when I scroll, it only goes down a couple verses at a time which gets pretty frustrating. On top of that, the app freezes even with the update that was supposed to fix it. Also, it takes longer to load. When I want to scroll to the left to go to the next chapter, it pulls out the footnotes instead which bugs me. I liked the older version where if I wanted to view them, I could press the button at the top right corner. Overall, this app isn't the easiest for me to use anymore. Recently found a new problem: when I try to highlight a verse, it either wont let me select the whole verse or it won't even show the options for the selected text! Even worse, I can't take the select marker off of the text! All in all, this new update makes me want to delete this app. I won't be using digital scriptures any longer until they fix these problems.
Bookmarks don't work 2/5
When I try to update a bookmark it will put a different bookmark there. It also deletes other bookmarks.
Twice today in church I have outlined a group of scriptures. The page will suddenly freeze. I can only get out by deleting the app and reloading in the App Store. Please fix
What Happened?... 1/5
I have loved using this app... After the last update, the audio failed and I can't listen while I commute to work. Hugely disappointed.
Nice design, poor functionality 3/5
The design of the gospel library app is wonderful! It's layout and organization make finding things a breezy, nice experience! It's just a shame that the app only works properly 50% of the time you use it. Constant freezing, crashing, glitching, etc.. standard works also won't play over Bluetooth audio no matter what I try to do. To be frank, quality programming, and engineering is needed to make the app reliable and usable.
LOVE IT 5/5
By Fun I recommend
It's the best app out there for scripture reading. I recommend this to anyone and everyone!
Used to be awesome 2/5
This was an amazing app. There are some problems. The highlighted portion of lessons has a grey background with grey font color that makes it difficult to read. Black text with white background is best.
In a lesson when clicking on a scripture reference you only get those specific scriptures. The app used to pull up the chapter and highlighted the verse but gave you the ability to read more than just the specific verses quoted. Much learning is lost by not being able to read more of the chapter.
Audio of many items was deleted such as the Ensign. Listening to the material on the library during my commute is how I study lessons.
This app needs a lot of work to be as good as it once was.
Updates make app nearly unusable! 1/5
First, I'm rating the app, the content is 5 stars. The new 2017 updates are causing my app to freeze and the only way to un freeze it is to zap it and reload. Last week during a lesson I went to the scriptures and when I tried to go a back to the lesson, the lesson was there after a long pause, but my notes and highlights were gone! Also why is the content pre shaded? That really is disruptive to the highlights the teacher wants to add.
I have loved this app. Until now. I'm trying to prepare a lesson, and every time I try to highlight it freezes. There's no way to unfreeze, I have to delete the app, losing all my old highlights, notes and downloaded items, and reload. Then, when I highlight, it freezes again! Now I'm afraid to highlight, or make a notation, and I'm afraid it'll freeze in the middle of my lesson. This will be the third time today I've had to re-download. FRUSTRATING.