It's a winner! 5/5
By Multi-lingual app reviewer
Fantastic update! I love that I can now have an electronic study Bible where I can take notes. I also love being able to tag/search the notes. Tag/search makes it much more functionally beneficial. The ability to back it up is essential and I'm glad it was incorporated into the update. Additionally, the ability to back up and restore is exceptionally easy and well designed. It just keeps getting better!
WONDERFUL! So happy to have not just the highlighting, but different colors of highlighting with quick and easy use! Having the extra feature of seeing the bookmarks along with the text is wonderful! This update makes using the app, instead of a printed publication, my preferred choice at meetings now.
I hope we get the audio versions of the magazines next.
Glad that some of the bugs were worked out. I'm hoping that this update will let me open the Publications section without difficulty now. I had been wondering if the styling that was changed was going to be dramatically different, but was happy to see it was not. In fact, I'm not sure what was changed because it looks so similar to previous one. So if anyone is concerned that they would have to relearn the whole app, be assured that you will not.
Kind warning about ios6 and grateful for much needed fixes though not sure what they were.
After first using this update significantly slow speeds were noticed. However, after using it a couple times, it seems to be faster than even the previous version. Sort of an odd experience but glad the speed has improved!
Really happy to see that there was an update to correct the slow speed issue I had been having ever since I had done the update for the convention releases. After testing it just a few times the speed is much quicker for these sections: Bible, Daily Text, Online. However, Publications is still very slow. I would imagine others who are not using the antiquated iPhone 4 that I'm using may notice a difference in that section.
Another note about the app in general - I appreciate the purpose-driven design. The app is designed to benefit the user not the maker. What a refreshing difference between this and nearly every other app - unselfishness! No ads, no hoops, no privacy violations ...just a desire to deliver a useful product. It's daily use proves my appreciation.
The more languages the better! I use this so much in languages I don't speak. It's wonderful to have even more languages at my fingertips so I can show people offline.
I can't wait to use it at the convention!
Regarding the app:
I cannot praise it enough!
I love having it in Vietnamese! Having it in multiple languages for use with others who do not speak my language is great too!
Much time and consideration went into these updates and it's very well done. The ability for the app to notify you when there are updates to specific publications and when there are new publications available is so handy and thoughtful.
Being able to delete publications that I seldom use is a great new feature, especially with limited space on my phone.
Being able to use so many more videos and publications offline is an absolute necessity for me. I have poor internet service at home, cannot afford to pay for large amounts of data from cell phone providers, and seldom have wifi when showing the app to others. Expanding the ability to use these other publications offline is so practical and greatly appreciated!
I love having the shortcuts to jw.org, tv.jw, and wol. And regularly use them.
I would love to see videos in Vietnamese. One of the best features of this app is no ads or pop-ups! I'm currently using another video app for Vietnamese videos which causes a lot of unnecessary opening and closing while showing someone a video. It definitely detracts from the message.
A few things I would still like to see are:
1. Saving my place when I'm watching a video and have to leave the app
2. Underlining and highlighting (underling is preferred by me for English since it's more subtle; but, highlighting is also valuable in languages that have small diacritic marks, like Vietnamese)
3. The ability to make notes (like inserting a comment in Excel)
4. When playing a song, it would be nice if the app continued to the next song and played. (Of lesser importance since I can easily download via jw.org and accomplish this with a different app)
Overall this is a great app that I use many times a day and seem to use more and more!
The best app period.
Hundreds of languages. Videos, music and the ability to take notes and highlight.
This is the ultimate Bible Study app.
Makes Bible Study a Pleasure 5/5
My desire to read and study the Bible has greatly increased due to the functional design of this app.
Update is Amazing! 5/5
I love the new update!!!! Thanks! Keep up the GREAT work! Jehovah is clearly blessing your efforts in the development of this app! May he continue to do so! (I really wish we had the ability to move the reading pane from one side to the other though.)
Wonderful app! But... 5/5
...anyway you could a way to hear the pronunciations of things? It's the one thing we use the CD-Rom for. That would be a great feature to have! Thank you!!!
Thank you Jehovah 5/5
By KO on the go
Dear friends thank you for all your hard work on the app. I love the new notes feature. I noticed a small issue when I was using personal study and had filtered on a tag, then opened the note and deleted the tag the app restarted. Let me know if you need more info and I'll try to reproduce it. Agape
The best App in the world! 5/5
This app has allowed me to develop a closer relationship with my creator. After being inactive for over 15 years this app has allowed me to carry a vast library healing spiritual food on my mobile device. My relationship with my God hasn't been better. Thank you for all the hard work!
Thank you this is so helpful with my ministry !
Notes and tags 5/5
By Princess Zuri
Thank you so much for making notes! I only have one suggestion. Can you make it possible to search multiple tags? The way that I have it I have more than one tag in the note so that way I can search by book, by chapter, or by subject. I would like to be able to look up multiple tags at one time so that way it will be easier to find things. Thank you so much for everything that you've been doing and I can't wait for the new bible update.
Best app ever 5/5
There will never be a better app than this one to learn about Jehovah. thank you for all you do to make this app available. It definitely shows that Jehovah is guiding your organization.
Great app! 4/5
By EuniBear and my Cub
I loved it before and now with the personal study aid it's even better!! But is there a way to have the Kingdom melodies play one after the other? We use them to put my son to sleep at night but I find myself having to hit play or having to select the next song to continue to play on to the next song. Perhaps the option to have repeat or a playlist that would allow the next song to play without having to manually do so would be a great implementation. Other than this point, I absolutely love this app and appreciate the great effort that our brothers and sisters have put into providing our daily dose of vitamin Jehovah and all things to help us grow in our relationship with him.
App won't open 1/5
The app will show the main menu and then immediately quit. I've tried many different fixes but no solution. I have ios9.2...please fix ASAP
Is there anyway to zoom in on photos?
Great for studies and learning more. It's also great for meetings cuz all the books are in the palm of your hands. Thank you Jehova and brothers and sisters for this convenience.
Fantastic tool 5/5
If we can add an underline function that would be great!
What A BLESSING 5/5
Thank you government body, for Jehovah is guiding you.
Wow to Personal Study Feature! 5/5
By Kim Getz
I'm loving the way I can tag and add notes to anything for quick reference in the future. I've never been one for notes because writing hurts my wrist. Typing electronic notes and tagging them to put them into categories has opened a whole new world!
Thank you, Brothers and Sisters for your hard work at programming these wonderful tools!
App does not open 2/5
Since the update the app does not open on my iPhone. It is installed but it drops. I have deleted other apps it does not work. I have reinstalled. Going on two weeks with this problem.
Notes: bugs 4/5
Love the new updates and simplicity. Just one comment, the personal notes has some weird bugs. Try to paste and the selections disappear or it scrolls to the bottom. Just my 2 cents. Thanks for all the hard work.
Another Great Update 5/5
The app continues to make great strides in the right direction. Along with my requests mentioned in my last review, please bring back AirPlay mirroring functionality. It was greatly used during family worship sessions in my household.
I hope to see the following for this app in the future:
1. Notes (I know coming soon...)
2. The ability to sync notes and highlights across devices similar to the way this is done in iBooks. These could be saved in iCloud or a cloud provider of your choice to have cross platform syncing happen if needed.
3. The ability to name bookmarks. This would allow me to name them based on my student's names to make it easier to figure out where we left off.
4. The ability to download other ePub books into the app if needed.
I love the new features.
The tagging feature fixes all of my issues.
I patiently and excitingly await the next updates and features.
LOVE the new Notes feature! 5/5
The new Personal Study tab and Notes feature has been an absolute game-changer for me! I can't express my appreciation enough to the hardworking JW Library team for this incredible update! This has really improved the quality of my study and has been a great incentive to do MORE study, because I'm having just way too much fun creating notes. The ability to organize by tabs is brilliant. Another stroke of genius is now having the ability to back up to my iCloud Drive. I don't have to worry about losing all my (many) notes and highlights, plus I can restore my iPad backup to my iPhone and thus have my 2 devices synced, something I've always wanted to be able to do. Thank you Jehovah for this awesome gift!
What a blessing!!! 5/5
This app just keeps getting better and better! I've been waiting for this feature and I'm so happy to know it's now available!
Thank you so much brothers and sisters for all of your hard work and dedication to help forward Jehovah's will in all the earth!!!
So Awesome!! 4/5
I am in love with the new update. I use the app on my phone everyday, and i get the best out of our app. Unfortunately the day I updated it on my iPad, since then I have not been able to keep it open for over a minute. It continually crashes. I have tried all the options I know of. Hope one day it'll work again.
So thankful! 5/5
By J. Cousins
I am so thankful for the hard work you do to help us all continue serving Jehovah with joy. I have really enjoyed learning how to use the "notes" feature. It is helping me do deeper bible research.
I just have one small fix, one I'm sure your working on. Some videos will not save to my favorites bar, like the introduction to family life brochure.
Thank you for all your hard work. I know Jehovah will continue to bless you in your service to him and his organization
Makes study time a joy 5/5
I love, love, love this app! It has made my personal study time so much more enjoyable, and it has been a huge time saver as well. And now that there are notes, I'm even more thrilled. The wait was worth it. It is very helpful that a note can be tagged or even have multiple tags, and I like that they can be color coded as well. I used notes recently during a part on the Life and Ministry meeting from the God's Will brochure, and it helped to have the brochure to read from on the left side of the screen with my notes on the same screen to the right. I look forward to studying my Watchtower for the first time with notes for tomorrow's meeting. I made a tag called Daily Text where I sum up in one sentence how I can personally apply the text each day. I look forward to more opportunities to use it in the ministry, at meetings, and during personal study projects. I could go on, but I will just finish up with a great big THANK YOU to you precious friends in the department developing the app, to our dear Governing Body for directing the work, and to our incomparable God Jehovah who gives all good gifts. :)
Thank you!!!! 5/5
We live such busy lives the new update makes study and meditation so convenient. Now if only I could sync devices, for my project type reading.
Great app 5/5
This app keeps getting better and with great refinements! Please add underlining to continue the great updates. Thanks
Love it! Made some suggestions. 5/5
I love this app so much! I would love it even more if it saved our highlights and bookmarks in case anything happens to my phone or if I switch devices. Also think it'll be great if everyone could have their own personal login into the app. Maybe this will salvage the highlights and bookmarks. I don't know but I inquired about it hopefully some great changes are in the near future. I love and appreciate this app a lot. It's practical and I thank Jehovah and the watchtower society for creating it.
Thank you! 5/5
Thank you so much for this wonderful tool! It really helps with studying Jehovahs word. I never would have thought this app would develop this far from its debut of just being a bible.
I'm really loving the latest update with taking notes. Only one thing could make this perfect and that would be being able to zoom in on pictures.
May Jehovah bless you brothers for this app and keep up the good work!
A gift from the master of languages, Jehovah God 5/5
"For then I will change the language of the peoples to a pure language, So that all of them may call on the name of Jehovah, To serve him shoulder to shoulder." Zephaniah 3:9
Fabulously simplistic! 5/5
Superb tool for bible study. And now with notes! I can finally stop writing my answers in notes! :D
The best app on the Internet!!! 5/5
So grateful for this spiritual provision.
10 second rewind button? 5/5
After watching the broadcast, I know we ask for a lot. Might even say we are a little spoiled lol! This app just keeps getting better and better, so thank you for all your hard work!!!
Something I thought would be handy is a 10 second rewind button for videos? That way if you miss what was said or got distracted for some reason, you could hit the button instead of trying to scroll back and sometimes go too far back lol.
Best Bible Study App 5/5
Best bible study App! No doctrines of men. No church traditions. Beautifully designed to help anyone understand God's word and apply it in their daily lives. Easy to navigate. Take and save notes. Uplifting videos for all age groups.
Thanks! But some suggestions! 5/5
First of all, I am very grateful for this great app. All of us are.
Finally, I have some options as to what I can put on the very launch page. Thank you so much!!!!
Many media players support "30 second backward/forward" features. Videos are an important source of news and info for all of us, and quite often I need to take notes. Backward/forward features will be very useful.
2. Background Color
Most reading apps provide a sepia-toned background as an option. This is not a trivial matter. Such features make a real difference for the comfort of eyes.
3. Font Size
The font size on video catalogs (that show video titles) is quite on the tiny side. Considering that videos are a particularly useful tool for children, wouldn't it be great if the titles are bigger? And we have many elderly sisters/brothers who thoroughly enjoy watching the videos (including my mom).
We really love this terrific app. Please make it a better tool for every one of us.
Thank you for everything you brothers and sister! ❤️ 5/5
Thank you for everything you brothers and sister! ❤️
What a gift! 5/5
By Trixie z
Wonderful spiritual food!
❤️KEEPS GETTING BETTER!!❤️ 5/5
Another new update and added features, this app just keeps getting better and better. And why wouldn't it? It's from Jehovah. 😊 The new notes feature is AWESOME! Thank you for this! So much hard work, and so much love put into this. Now we have no more excuses, Jehovah has made personal Bible reading, study, and research so easy and convenient. Accessible anytime, anywhere. Now it's up to us to take advantage of this wonderful provision. As social media and the entertainment industry keep declining, Jehovah gives us more and more positive things to fill our minds with. Thank you, Jehovah!
By Let's be reasonable
Thank you for everything!
Thanks brothers for your hard work!!! I love to be able to make notes. :]
Thank you 5/5
Love all the hard work you put into this fantastic tool.
My kind respectful feedback,
For the book studies when you click on a text, the verse shows up in really tiny font compared to the Bible translation name. Shouldn't it be bigger font or equal to the text font?
Also for the Bible tab only the old sidebar looked nicer. The pictures and the tiny font of the Bible text is too small and distracting. This is my personal opinion. The design is almost there. My king thought is that the old design was more straightforward and cleaner
Thank you so much for making everything even more wonderful and for all your hard work brothers.
Best study tool ever! 5/5
5 stars hands down! Would give it 6 but five is the limit. Would it be possible to restore the Shuffle feature for those of us who connect our devices to radio/speaker via Bluetooth? Would be nice for when playing the songs. Thank you for your tremendously great work!!!
Spiritually uplifting, especially the original music videos 5/5
By by bonnynancy
A precious blessing from Jehovah.
Could you please add an underlining feature along with highlighting? Also, I wish you can indicate language on my various Downloaded Bibles and other literature. May Jehovah bless you for all your hard work and the love that you show for his name.
Great tool to study the bible 5/5
By Los guapos
The best app to help someone better understand the bible.
True Insight 5/5
Before, I had little respect for the Jehovah's Witnesses (JW's) and never had let them in my door. However, after reading works by theologians, professors of reputable universities and scholarly literature about the meaning of words used in the biblical Hebrew and Greek text, for example : Hell, Soul and Spirit and how JW's consistently translate these words in the New World Translation and teach doctrine from the original concepts of biblical thought, I changed my attitude towards them! In JW Library App you can download the green face - Insight books with very authoritative, and informative material you can look up and see there perspective of the meaning of words like those mentioned above.
The notes feature makes me so happy! I find myself brainstorming all day of all the ways it can be used. It makes me excited to do personal study. Fantastic.
THANK YOU FOR NOTES! 5/5
Thank you so much for your hard work and talent. I know all credit goes to Jehovah and thank you for allowing Him to use you. I've been waiting for NOTES for my studying on JW Library (like everyone else) and I cried and shouted for joy when I heard on the broadcast it was coming this month. Thank you Thank you Thank you! I'm so excited to study my Watchtower this morning. May Jehovah continue to bless your efforts to His glory.
Sis from California
Best study tool for the best life ever! 5/5
I am so thankful for this update. My personal study will never be the same. I love that I can move from one device to the other seamlessly and have all of my notes in one place. Thank you Jehovah. Thank you Brothers.
Update is great but 4/5
It's glitchery than ever. Please fix! I have the newest phone and the newest JWLibrary update so I know it's not my phone or the fact that I need to update. Driving me a little crazy but still love how I can finally add my own notes without having to write them down or type them separately in my notes.
By Michael Claudio
Amazing app, just wished we could have more bookmarks or unlimited bookmarks.