Love it but one problem... 5/5
Gospel Library is great, and I use it everyday in seminary. But I am having a problem. It was updating or something, and it wouldn’t finish loading, so I deleted it and re-downloaded it. The only problem was it didn’t show up on my home screen. It did, however, work if I looked for it in my application search. So if you can, please fix this “bug.”
Color themes not hard on eyes 1/5
The links are still blue and do not go well with the color themes other than default.
Love the app...but printing too light 4/5
I like having access to all the talks right on my iPad. However, I also like being able to print them. When I do, it's so light it's almost unreadable. Please fix this.
Videos don’t play 4/5
I’m trying to watch conference videos, Mormon messages, children’s Book of Mormon stories and they stop working, pause, rewind/playback. Is this just happening to me? Is there something I’m doing wrong? It’s worked before.. i didn’t have to be connected to a WiFi or anything.
Use it 5/5
I judge an app by how much I use it. This is the most used app on my phone next to iMessage. It is life improving.
Consider adding author names to links 5/5
When linking to a Conference talk, the title and date of the talk are included but not the author. I would like the author added so that the pop up window would include who said it without having to follow the link.
Changed my life 5/5
This book has changed my life. I am happier now. Mine eyes have seen the glory this book and it’s doctrine have distilled on my life. I recommend it for anyone searching for truth or trying to make sense of the word. Ask and Ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Wonderful content, but the “narrators” need to be fixed 5/5
First off, I love the content and quick access. I only have one issue, and it’s with the computer generated narrators, they need to be changed. I listen to the Book of Mormon while commuting, and when I cannot sit down and read. I am not sure why the narrators were changed to synthesized speech but the synthesis is not fluid and lacks proper inflections.
Synthesized speech has been shown to reduce a persons ability to recall what was said (Ive noticed this with the new narration), this is due to people being used to normal human speech patterns and inflections, which a computer does not do. Synthesized speech is great for very short messages, not books.
Luckily I still have a copy of the original narration from several years ago.
Skipped Chapters in Scriptures 3/5
Is anyone else having a problem with the app skipping chapters while listening to the scriptures??? I can’t believe how fast I am getting through the Book of Mormon this time!
It stated when I installed iOS 11.
Could be FIVE OR SIX.... 4/5
The font in conference talks stinks....
The edit window in editing notes is too small...should allow us to use more of the window.
When can we use a pencil?
The list goes on....
Good and bad at the same time 3/5
By Fearless Phooie
Overall the app is very helpful. However there are some thing that drive me crazy. When I reopen the app it takes me to where I was. That's fine if I want to continue where I left off. But, If I don't want to go where I was, I have to back out all the way and then go to where I want to go. This wastes time.
When up dates are done, all the scriptures that I have highlighted are no longer highlighted. I'm tired of having to re highlight. please fix this or I'll have to return to the printed page.
Love it but 2/5
I love the Gospel library app. It makes searching and studying so much more productive. What I do not love and find increasingly maddening is that my notes and annotations are constantly lost with updates! I have done the whole delete the app and reinstall, sign out and sign in attempts- but notes that should be there are no longer. This makes the app totally unreliable. I am right now trying to prepare a talk. I went to my notes to look up an experience I had recorded- and it is gone! I feel robbed. This has happened to me a number of times. As much as technology has added to my studying and learning- it has taken away reliability and peace of mind. I will never trust electronic records again.
By Fo'i Lole
This needs to be updated. It’s not working on my iPhone
Absolute garbage Don't DOWNLOAD!! 2/5
This app needs improvement I swear to my nig nig Jesus Christ this app stanky
Won't let me into the app 2/5
It won't let me get into the app it just says that it is updating, and when it is done it simply goes to a blank screen. Normally love the app but I can't use it when it doesn't work.
Beautiful and much needed improvement 4/5
The new design of the app is much cleaner and in line with the Church’s overall “design brand”. Very clean and modern with beautiful images and illustrations and good navigation.
I think that it would be greatly improved by adding support for the different styluses such as the Google Pixelbook Pen or the Apple Pencil to be able to write notes in the margins like you can on paper scriptures. Overall a much needed and well loved improvement.
Sad that I can’t study. 1/5
Latest update just gives me a black screen on my iPhone se. really sad.
So the app is glitching and I can’t get to my scriptures at all. I thought it was my device but it is the app. Could you please fix this soon??? I would rally like to be able to use this when I can!!
Having issues downloading new material 3/5
I am trying to download the most recent conference and it’s not showing up as an option for download. Some days it shows that option but then it doesn’t download it. Not sure if I am the only experiencing this or if there is a new way to make it show up as an option to download! Everything else I love very much!
Hymns won't open 1/5
By Napa dude
Ap won't open the hymn book ... can anyone tell me how to fix this ?
Only one thing missing 4/5
I use this app every day, and the only change I would like to see is a rotation lock added in app. The previous app had this, and I have missed it since the new version came out.
Great App, not any more. 2/5
Great app and very complete with all manuals. Two things I wish it had was all the hymns with the sheet music and be able to change the background of the pages to beige or light tan for easier reading. Concerning the hymns and copyright, I would be willing to pay for the app to be fair.
If you want to use the audio portion of the app you must leave the app open and manually move from chapter to chapter. I was told by app support that you should not listen to scriptures while in your car. Go figure.
Needs to be updated for iOS 11 5/5
I can’t open the app after downloading iOS 11 on my iPhone. It needs to updated!
Make the video stop 1/5
I use the app on my iPhone to listen to general conference talk while commuting. I always start audio only. About 50% of the time, 30 seconds into the audio, the video will just start playing. I will stop the video, and it will start itself. I’ll stop; it will restart. I’ll stop the video, restart the audio, and the video will auto-start itself. This is very annoying and DANGEROUS when I am trying to drive the car. Sometimes killing the app and restarting will make it work. I’ve had this problem for 6 months or longer. Please fix this bug, and you’ll be back to a 5 star rating.
I love this app. But Is it possible to creat a hyperlink for a topic in your notes?
I love it 5/5
I love the app, but right now I don't see anything on my screen when I open it.
Annotations within content are more complicated 3/5
In some ways a good and needed upgrade (e.g. being able to highlight all content - well, except for personal annotations, but I'm okay with that) but as far as studying goes, it has gotten too complicated. Now I can only scroll through content or have the annotation sidebar open, not both. On iPad you don't have that problem with the sidebar blocking the content, and I like being able to adjust the size of the sidebar. On iPhone, however, it's not good at all, not being able to see what you're reading and have the footnotes/annotations up at the same time. To me, it seriously hinders effective study.
One other note: I do like how it's easier to use different languages interchangeably now, for example in bookmarks, without having to manually switch languages.
Very good, but the scripture narrator of late is not too good 3/5
It’s good, but could be improved further in a number of areas. The most recent narrator mispronounces words, misses words or they are cut for some reason, has odd voice inflections, so this is the worst narration, in my opinion. It would be nice to have a choice of whose voice we could listen to and download it.
Suggestion/ request 4/5
I'm not sure if any of the developers read this, but if you do, could you please add "listen" to the manuals? I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one that would like to listen to a lesson or institute or seminar while I'm at work, for personal knowledge or to start thinking on next Sunday lesson. If you know how to forward this to the correct department to see if it could happen it would be awesome!!! Thanks for all your great work!!!! If you would like to contact me my cell is 971-244-3158
GREAT content - TERRIBLE search 2/5
SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY IS ALMOST USELESS.
Looking for a specific article in the Ensign, so I put the exact title in quotes expecting to see the article immediately. Nope. over 1,200 results.
Looked all over to force it to search the exact phrase. Finally found that that AFTER clicking Magazines, then clicking Ensign i am presented a list of years months and years.
Selecting one of these years and month combo, those results are presented in sections of Exact Phrase and Keyword. Who designed this!?
So, even when I Know the EXACT words or title I’m looking for, if I also don’t already know what year and month it was published the search doesn’t help.
Same with a phrase you know is in the scriptures, but not sure where. Without phrase searching from the get go, you have to randomly select books and chapters until you come across it.
The other problem that is just maddening is that when scrolling along while reading triggers the top and bottom tool bars to appear and disappear with each scroll.
Too Large on My Old iPad 1/5
I Love the idea of having everything available. But it makes it too slow and unwieldy. I only have a 16 gig fourth-generation iPad. To have just one program using to 2full gig of my limited storage space is too much! Plus my processor is too slow and to handle the updated version. I hate it.
Deceiving app 1/5
deceiving contents , will never use it again
Perfect for my needs.
Please fix 5/5
It doesn’t run smooth watching videos on conference with iOS 11 please!! Fix help the lords work grow
Playback issues 2/5
The app is great but for one glaring issue. I use the app regularly to listen to conference talks, but if my phone is locked and I use my headphones or the playback controls on the lock screen or from the control center to pause it and then unpause it, it will start playing the video instead of I pausing the audio.
Glitch! Please fix 4/5
Theres a major glitch. The apps keeps crashing every time i open it. Other times it loads then says "gospel library updating" (or something along those lines) and then it never loads. I tried restarting my device, but it didnt work. Please fix the glitch.
Too many unwelcome changes 2/5
Only searches downloaded content, I often have to google question + lds.org to find what I am looking for, especially if multiple words are involved. Then I can download the missing content and read it.
Too much drilling down to content, seems busy and confusing being presented with every manual possible.
New formatting of Gospel Doctrine manuals is a problem 5/5
By Early a.m. Singers
The new formatting of the Gospel Doctrine manual makes it much more difficult to use when teaching from an iPad. The special fonts and abundance of white space are beautiful but greatly decrease the percentage of the lesson that is visible at one time. Because teaching only permits an occasional glance at the device, it is essential that a person be able to see as much as possible at a time. Decreasing font size to allow seeing as much of the page as with the previous format makes the words themselves difficult to read.
Since the biggest challenge in teaching from a tablet is having only a tiny part of the lesson visible at a time, having that portion made even smaller is not a good trade-off for eye appeal.
By F0rz@ bo$$
Happy with it
The Beauty of the Words of God 5/5
So very thankful for an app that allows me to read and study the scriptures. Well make and very easy to use. Thank you!
Woo hoo! 5/5
A literal library all in my pocket! What more could any aspiring scripture and LDS scholar want??
What is wrong? 3/5
What is wrong with the app?! It won't let me into it! It keeps saying that it's updating when I open it, but once it loads it is a blank page. I updated it and it worked for a little bit. Then it did the same thing as before! How can it be fixed so that I can use it?
By Abyssal Kraken
I love how you can flip through pages.
Love the ability to read and listen depending on which works for me at the time and take notes, highlight and tag. Thank you!
I love all the things I can do in this app. My husband and I use it all the time on our mission. We teach lots of different classes to members. Is it possible for there to be file folders in the bookmarks. I would love to organize by the lessons we are teaching. We divide up each lesson by highlighting it according to the part we each do. I would like to bookmark them in order by topic.
Very informative and helpful 5/5
I love the content and the updates.
Unless I am doing something wrong almost each time I update this app to this iPad I have to reinstall everything.
unless there are major problems it would be good if it was LEFT ALL for sometime now.
If it isn't broken please leave it alone.
Yes all the bells and whistles are all fluff but are really not needed.
Can you add Dyslexia Font to the scriptures? 5/5
I love this app and use it every day, I really love all the new updates, they are amazing! I have a son with dyslexia and both he and I would love it if you could add a dyslexia font to help him read the scriptures better.