Reloaded in iPhone X 3/5
By Salk on
Reloaded in iPhone X & only King Kames version works, instruction to delete & download NET do not work.
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I can’t locate my notes. The update is not user friendly.
Best bible app!! 5/5
Try’d the other apps and this is the easiest and best !!
Backsliding -- is there a bottom? Apparently not. 1/5
Unreliable verb conjugations / noun declensions. Unreliable identification of roots / stems. White screen of death app crashes. Search still pathetic (try searching for the words [one lord is] and see results). Words sometimes missing from the interlinear. Hebrew font too small to be useful. Return from word lookup forces back to v.1
2 Timothy 2:15 -- Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Paul Avery fails this test, at least in regard to the work product of this app. He ought to be ashamed. The latest update: same old bugs, and yet more shifting GUI glitter and bling. It's just shameful. It's pathetic. He evidently prefers the app to be dressed in soft clothing, though void of integrity. As soon as the coin in the coffer does ring, Avery just codes more bling.
11/12/17 -- DO NOT UPDATE TO THE LATEST VERSION. Not only do the old bugs persist, but the search function has now been entirely broken with the last release: A search for "God" (or any word), for instance, says "no results found" and the app freezes and so you have to shut it down and restart it. This app is just going from great to good to bad to worse. But, as long as we have a fancy GUI and pretty colors and menus, who really cares, right? It's about appearance, not substance, after all.
11/10/17 -- New release: new features, but same old bugs (search, Hebrew font, etc.).
11/1/17 -- The same bugs and broken/horrible/disparate "search" feature persist. So much potential so poorly executed.
10/22/17 -- The Hebrew tiny font problem (when viewed in parallel with English text, etc., see below) still persists after the latest app updates. Apparently the font changed with an iOS update and the app has never corrected it. Makes using the Hebrew text almost useless: too small to read (pointing, especially) without magnification.
Header at top of app takes up too much screen space that could be used for biblical text.
Overall thankful for the app and vision of Mr. Avery, but wish it was like it was 3 years ago.
8/11/17 -- The Hebrew font problem persists. No response to the bug report.
For a Hebrew substitute I have been using an app from thebible.org.
See below for latest update to this review.
6/8/17 -- The Hebrew text has (recently) become almost useless because its font size is now so small relative to any other language in a parallel view. Not sure what happened. If you adjust the font size to make the Hebrew font a readable size, the fonts of other languages become ridiculously gargantuan (there is only one "lever" that controls the font size of all languages together).
It is just so sad to see the slow and gradual demise of this once wonderfully useful application.
For this latest update I reiterate my review below with a few comments added:
This used to be a nice little app, but not so much now.
Every time there has been a revision it seems like functions get taken away, hidden, broken, or moved around. It's like someone, as a cruel joke, going into a mechanics tool box at night and rearranging all his tools, hiding others, breaking some, and throwing others away. [Or: like someone frequently coming into your house while your'e gone and changing or moving all of your furnishings around without your approval. Can you imagine someone getting a hold of your personal, physical bible and removing or changing its help tools, or your notes, all around, and doing this at random periods -- only to be discovered the next time you go to use it? What you deeply relied on you sadly and frustratingly find cannot be relied on anymore because of someone randomly meddling with it.]
After every revision it seems that more and more time has to be spent re-learning the app itself and figuring out what happened to the functions (and how to use them again -- if they're even still available) than getting work done with a reliable, dependable tool. The app cannot now even properly do text or phrase searches accurately, as it fails to parse out punctuation (if a search term is immediately bounded by punctuation, it won't find it), and it finds search terms within fractions of words spread out in a whole verse, and presents such a verse as a "result" -- even when using "exact". Seamless transitioning between original Old and New Testament text versions is also now broken. Multiverse copying has now become a hacking procedure or weirdly grouped texts, and is different depending on whether copying from a search result or a main text (copying from a search result is the way it used to be to copy multiple verses from the main text, where you could just tell it to add to or to replace what has already been copied; now to copy multiple verses from the main text you have to use some bizarre, new and different "feature", or copy and past a verse, and repeat).
The app has grown from a help into an impedance that is in the way: it is frustrating. This was a great and simple concept early on, but it has now gone awry by the adding of bling and bells and whistles that are but mostly vain distractions, while functionality suffers as a result. Form over substance. What a loss!
If you want to spend your time studying an app after every update, get this tool. If you want to study the scriptures, the app is possibly still useful if you can endure its hindrances and accept the loss or moving around of features.
I still have hope that the app can return to its original intent evident in its early instances: great functionality with simplicity.
The app really does have great potential -- if the developer would just stop monkeying with it, and just stick to fixing bugs rather than moving or removing features, or changing how the app in works or looks. Predictability and reliability trump gimmickry.
Best Study Bible App 5/5
This is the best bible study app I have ever used. It is easy to use and has many great features such as cross references, various commentaries, ability to have multiple bible versions showing at the same time, interliner etc. If you are looking for a great bible study app or just an app to read the Bible on your electronic device, this app is for you. ENJOY
The best Bible 5/5
No need to go anywhere else.
Support for iPhone X 3/5
Support for iPhone X ,and also more Spanish versions of the Bible like TLA, NTV
AND RV 1960
I use it everyday! 5/5
I am an Apostolic Pentecostal and love, love, love this app!! 👍👍🙌🙌
Mrs reader 5/5
By Me Queen1
Awesome Bible, one of my favorites, I recommended; it is easy to manage, I just love it!!!
My favorite 5/5
I've tried alot of Bibles on the appstore and the others are filled with ads, garbage and hard to use. This one is clean, organized and absolutely what you need. King James by default, this is a must have.
Absolutely Unbelievable 5/5
When I check through my purchased apps, this shows up as one of the first three apps downloaded on my first iPhone...
This developer has been doing excellent work optimising and polishing this one app for the past decade.
The features are amazing, the options are numerous and the developer attention consistent. I have tried other bible apps over the years but I still return to this one. Highly recommended.
Highly recommend. 5/5
The design is clean, the UI is intuitive, the Bible selection, while not comprehensive, is sufficient for most.
It’s highly customizable and the menus are all very easy to navigate.
Overall, as a Bible app for reading, it’s clean, not distracting, and has a great interface.
Get this app!
Incomplete search, additional info that isn’t requested 3/5
By Fur north
The latest upgrade that I have does not provide all the references to the word selected, I looked up “rest” and was only given the verses in the OT, nothing in the NT.
The search engine includes words that have the selected word as part of the whole word, (example- “rememberest”). Awkward.
Please do more research on how an app should before updating 3/5
It was okay when I first downloaded and started using the app but this last update really frizted it. It is no longer intuitive and it can no longer search via ‘keywords’. You really botched it this time by taking several steps backward.
Read Bible Verse 5/5
What an uplifting way to start and end each day. I’m so Blessed to have the word at my fingertips.
Long Term Update 5/5
By Mr. Church 8/12
I’ve had this app for a few years now, and just wanted to say how truly great it is. This app just recently added the ESV translation after it being only available online for a number of years. I’ve truly learned a lot from studying this app and all it has to offer. If you are a Bible student, this is one of the finest study tools you can purchase on the App Store. I’d recommend this app to anyone interested in learning the Word of God. The in app purchases are totally worth the money as well.
The holy Bible 5/5
Simply the best!
It’s a pretty great app. 4/5
But the cross reference text doesn’t appear on the iPad or iPhone app. Help, please!
Pros and Cons 5/5
Side by side view with NOTES (NO other bible app has this!)
Extremely clean look
SUPER customizable, text is the perfect size and margins
SLOW. I have a 2017 iPad I got two weeks ago, and it takes a solid 3 seconds to pull down the menu or chapter scroll... It can’t be my device.. I guess that’s the downside to so much customizability?
Accessing my highlights is a little weird. I don’t use the “bookmarks” I use the highlights, because most often I am reading by the verses not chapters, and I don’t think I can get it to bookmark verses. Personally, I’d love to have a button always viewable to access either my highlights, or better yet, verse bookmarks. That would make them 1 click away rather than 5 or 6. Maybe a symbol by the verse to indicate that it is the bookmarked verse?
Overall... It’s the best bible app in my opinion.
The latest update 5/5
This was my favorite and only app for bible reading but the last update really messed it up for me. It was easy to use before the update. Now, it isn’t very user friendly and I can’t even get back to the main menu to see my bookmark. I’m not happy with it. I think I might have to go old school and get my actual Bible out.
Great app.. Lil twist on update 4/5
I have been using this bible app for about 5yrs and it has always been great. This particular update is a little below the standard.
After updating, the search and cross referencing tool is not functioning well.. The black header is not so cool.. the previous header design and color is far better than what is in the new update..
please review and make necessary changes.. Aside these things, app is 1 in a million.
Wonderful App...issues with recent updates 4/5
I updated this wonderful app on the 22nd of September and it changed from what was easily my best bible app to something significantly unattractive...overtime, several fixes came in that solved the aesthetic issues the app had on my iPad...but now, sometimes this December, another update has tarnished this app even further after several restorative aesthetic fixes have been coming in. The Bible names tools displays the meanings of names in a way that’s difficult to read. The same thing applies for cross-references. Please fix!!!
By The Janitor (Joe)
This is one of, if not the best bible app so far. Thank you. However, since a recent update, the app has a problem. The search feature does not show the characters typed in the search bar. Meaning, I can select search, to search for a particular passage and everything I type does not show. I can click find and it will find what I typed. It just will not show.
Edit: Search issue fixed! The most recent update seems to have corrected the issue. Upgrading my rating to five stars!
Update 12/7 for iPhone X!!! 1/5
Now my Bible app won’t work at all since update! Sorry I still have a 5S! Worked fine every morning for me until update!!!😫🙏🏼
The best ever!!!
Fix problems. 4/5
By Jean wow
I love this app and have been using it a lot. However since the update. Some of the chapters is missing from the books of the Bible. You can't see the cross reference you only could see the scriptures. Please fix.
I switched to this app from another one, and I find that the simplicity and ease of use of this app is fantastic. The other app that I switched from was bloated with features that distracted from being able to read the Scripture content itself, as well as annoying by bypassing App Store guidelines to constantly ask for reviews. Keep up the great work!
I love this bible 5/5
I have been using this bible app for a long time, it’s very good for studying the word.
I like the way if you highlight a scripture in version of the Bible it applies to all the other versions. I wish there were more bible versions though but all the same great study tool. God bless
Undoubtedly the Best 5/5
Beautiful layout, extensive resources; simply the best !
A Complete Resource ... 5/5
This app has been my primary tool for His Word for over three years. It has everything needed.... the in app purchases are very reasonable for what you gain access to. From commentaries to devotionals and without all of the overtly suggested plans that make other apps distracting...there is access to those types of plans and suggestions in this app but only when you search the menu ..
It allows me to my Sword at all times.
A real reason to justify paying the cost of today’s cell phone bills!
Trouble navigating 3/5
Just finding it hard to navigate through books. Still trying to figure out how to retrieve highlighted material quicker
By American Spartacus
Yahshua is coming, repent of your sins
Good stuff 5/5
By Andiba 2
This bible app is good
By WZ Flash
Great program. Use it almost everyday.
Favorite Bible App 5/5
I absolutely love this bible app above all the others! I would highly recommend it to all. It's very clean and easy to navigate. Great developer!
I am amazed by this Bible 5/5
This Bible is easy to read and have the tools to search for what you need
To understand scripture and passages
It also has good reference information and daily readings in different terms.
Pretty solid bible app without the flashy stuff that sometimes distracts.
Great for reading 2/5
Researching not so much. When using the search function it crashes.
What happened? 1/5
First, no ESV then I lost all my highlights and notes and now it only displays half of the verse. Thanks a lot.
This app is well done, easy to use, and the tools are very practical and in the right places. The app performs quickly and well, and the layout is simple and unobtrusive.
I’m loving to read the Bible and use the provided tools right alongside with it.
I look forward to seeing more translations in the future, even in other languages.
Can’t have enough of the Holy Bible app!
This Particular Bible App 5/5
By V.Joseph Azar
This is one of the finest Apps of any king that I have ever seen! Easy to access & use!
Stop working 1/5
This app just stop working and all the different versions of the bible is not working.
I really enjoy reading this Bible the only thing is it needs to be auto so I can listen to it as well
Best bible app 5/5
This app has been my go to app each time I get a new phone tried others and they do not beat this one.
Best bible App 5/5
This app is the best so far. Just try it. I give it five star. Thanks guys for the gift to the body.
Dependable & Fast 5/5
By Tornado Todd
No wait time and no glitches, so far!
Luv it 5/5
User friendly format with great tools
Holy bible app 4/5
By rev 17:14
This is an AWESOME app! Easy to navigate! Excellent helps and commentaries! If you try it I doubt you will be disappointed! Would be awesome if it had red letter when it is Jesus speaking
I can't imagine a better app
Great App!!!!! 5/5
Outstanding!! LOVE it.