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.
Backsliding -- again 1/5
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.
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.
Born Again!!! 5/5
I've used several different Bible apps through out the years until I discovered this one, I dumped all the others. I Love this app, it is my Daily-Buddy!!!
Keeps getting better and better 5/5
This is the best Bible app to search and and to study. I have been using this app for over 5 years and it has enhanced my on-the-go inspirations. With the plethora of tools it totes you can go deeper and deeper anytime anywhere. I’m still waiting for the independent split screen.
Best Bible app for iOS 5/5
Been using this app for years. Found it when searching and comparing bible apps with offline capabilities. This one is simple, no bloat or advertising, customizable, quick to navigate in church or bible study setting. UI has been well refined over the years. This app has been and continues to be a blessing!
Excelente aplicación 5/5
Tenía tiempo que no usaba esta app, ahora que la descargue veo que tiene bastantes mejoras. Felicitaciones
Best, but 1 request 5/5
Absolutely, hands down, the best Bible app out. Of the 4 currently on my phone, this is my "daily driver", and always remains so regardless of how many I try out & delete. In app purchases are well worth the content too. Thank you sir.
One request though, could you move the concordance back to the verse tap menu. I see the advantage of the way it works now, with the whole chapter available, but when you hit the "X" after looking at one word, to select another word, the list of verses jumps back to a predetermined spot, and you often have to scroll the list to find the desired verse. If it would just go back to the verse I was just at, I wouldn't want it moved back really. Just something to look at.
* Review Edit *
. . . . THANK YOU PAUL !!!
Very Nice 5/5
Very helpful. Good set up
Wonderful program 5/5
By Carpet Cruncher
A great Bible for studying! Various study helps and notes that helps one deepen their understanding of God’s Word. Many translations to glean understanding and an excellent parallel Bible feature.
Long time user now disappointed 1/5
By U make a pc look good
Among all the issues with this app, the concordance was the redeeming quality; now it no longer works. Created more steps by placing in tools, but doesn't work at all
Great app! 5/5
By Soldier Dad
Best bible app: most customizable with all the tools you could need for the best price!
Great app 5/5
I really like this app and the way they continue to improve it.
STILL my favorite Bible app 5/5
Have used several bible apps; this one stands out. Solid, easy to use, looks "clean and fresh". Top quality, and free!
Great until update 3/5
I really enjoy this Bible because it has side-by-side versions and languages, and because of the variety and comprehensiveness of their Bible Study tools. Recently, however, they updated the app so that some tools are less-ready to access. A great update would be for users to be able to personalize their quick-access tab with the tools of their choice.
Everything was good until the last update 1/5
Lost my concordance and it won't let me down load a new one.
This used to be my favorite... 3/5
Updated to latest (11.1) and cannot find Interlinear anymore... It's downloaded and installed, but won't show up in the Study Tools, as promised. The Interlinear is the most loved and used feature of this app, without it there's no differentiation between this app and other Bible reading apps. Please bring Interlinear back to verse menu as I switch to it and back every so often. Seriously, I can't use the app without Interlinear!
My book of life 5/5
I love having the Bible on my phone. The word is always in your hand.
Great app 5/5
I am a Pastor and I have used this app for about 7 years. I even preach from it when I don’t have an opportunity to settle in. The “search” function is the best part because if I only know two words from a verse it will find it.
I love the 2 bibles next to one another
My fave 5/5
I have a few Bible apps but this one is by far my favorite. It is easy to navigate and has great functionality. Best of all is created and maintained by a full-time missionary, not some corporate entity.
My go to bible app 5/5
By I'm using it now.
I usually work in 2 languages and this app stands alone.
Love It 5/5
Very well written app, I only read the KJV and the study tools are quite useful, I have used this app for a few years now.
Best Bible app! 5/5
By Same elk
Best Bible app I have and it's free! Easy to navigate and much more!
Usage of this bible 5/5
By Brother Ken
It allows me to know the number of times a particular word is used with the scripture passages...
Fix it! 3/5
I loved this app so much, and was getting started with some of the more in-depth paid features after purchasing the app after more than a year of use.
Then they updated it.
They changed the interfaces, got rid of my favorite dark theme, and wasted space with a larger navigation bar at the top of the screen… This would be all great and fine if I were using an iPad or something larger Space is at a premium on my iPhone. I will give them that the app seems to be a little more responsive… But I like the old app better
Still Fantastic and Free! 5/5
Update: this app works as good as its support, and it has very responsive support! It works great on my iPhone 5S and iPad Pro.
Still works great on my iPod Touch! I like the interface, and love how I can split the screen, in my case showing either the WH, BYZ or the LXX on the bottom! Wonderful!!! Would like to see the Hebrew added for the OT. The scroll feature is great too. :-)
Great app 5/5
So handy to have this app! Great features to take notes, highlight scriptures. Great fonts for easy reading!
Update broke it 3/5
By Ron LFP
Whatever update downloaded on 9/25 made the text illegible. At first it looked good. Then I resized text. Then it overplayed text on text. I can't read a word.
Next chapter? Same problem.
Quit app? Same problem.
Great design 5/5
By JU in PA
I love the design and layout, especially the updated version. Very simple and user friendly.
I always have my Bible with me and never more than a tap away from accessing it
Very Good App! 5/5
This is my go to Bible App. The developer is very responsive to updates and this app is reliable.
New upgrade 1/5
The new upgrade is terrible.