JW Library

JW Library

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 9.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Compatibility: Android
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JW Library App

JW LIBRARY is an official app produced by Jehovah’s Witnesses. It includes multiple Bible translations, as well as books and brochures for Bible study. BIBLE • Choose from various Bible translations. • Compare all available Bible versions by tapping a verse number. • View the associated material by tapping a footnote marker or reference letter. NAVIGATION • Swipe left or right to quickly navigate your current publication. • Place bookmarks at any verse or chapter to quickly resume your reading. • Use the history feature to quickly access recently read content. • Find words or expressions in your current publication with the search feature. Coming Soon • Ability to highlight text in the study pane • Support for The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures–Study Edition

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JW Library app reviews

  • Only gets better with every update... 5/5

    By Purse-evil
    From it's first roll out, this app only gets better with new features. Can't wait to see what is next!
  • Excelente! 5/5

    By Humble Megamind
    No tiene comparación a ninguna otra aplicación con la cantidad de información que contiene para el bienestar personal como para el prójimo, se les agradece la gran cantidad de trabajo que han puesto para llevar esto acabó. Gracias a ustedes y a aquel que lo hace todo posible!
  • Amazing! 5/5

    By ZHX1138
    The best app period. Hundreds of languages. Videos, music and the ability to take notes and highlight. This is the ultimate Bible Study app. Now it works for Kingdom Halls and when you use a lightning hdmi adapter you can play videos, music and pictures on secondary tv systems. While at the same time using your device to control what is presented. The recommended app is JW Library for Kingdom Hall media system use.
  • Excelente!! 5/5

    By ej-Budding
    La app es excelente, solo hay algo que he notado, el botón de play que esta en la parte superior al tocarlo comienza de inmediato el audio, en la parte de abajo se le puede poner pausa pero se escucha muchas veces en las reuniones que por error lo tocan, y tal vez no puedan poner pausa, pero una opción podría ser que al seleccionar el botón play pusieran una pantallita que dijera play o cancelar? Así todos podríamos tener la opción de cancelar antes de que se escuche el audio y no distraer a nadie durante la reunion, ya en nuestro estudio personal pondríamos el audio y los videos que son de gran ayuda. :)
  • Excellent! 5/5

    By Daimary
    Every day gets better!
  • Gems section is fabulous 5/5

    By ChrisBell453
    Do you think we'll ever be able to add tags to videos?
  • Excelente aplicación 5/5

    By Kevin Polanco
    Tiene todo lo que necesitamos para la reunión.
  • Great update! 5/5

    By Runs seamless.
    Can enlarge the pictures now? Nice! Notes!!! And backup!!! I can study on my iPad and restore on my iPhone!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • Jehovah is working in wonderful ways!!! 5/5

    By Italia Karl
    Thank you brothers!!! Version 9.2 is wonderful. You can now look much closer at the beautiful photos!!! Thank you Jehovah!!!
  • The Best!! 5/5

    By Beanie jean
    Thank you for the recent updates!! They have greatly enhanced my personal study, and prepping for meetings and Bible students. No excuses for not being prepared, you've made it easy and a delight! Thanks for making yourselves available to be trained and used by Jehovah.
  • Thank so much!!! 5/5

    By Madame Lu
    Thank you for all your hard work! It's a wonderful tool for the ministry, study and meetings. I love that we can now enlarge the pictures! I have been hoping for that.
  • Thank you. Excellent excellent app. 5/5

    By Adrenalfly
    Thank you for providing us this excellent teaching tool. The new feature to highlight or zoom the pictures will benefit us and all our Bible students. To be able to share the good news in languages that even just a few people speak convinces us that Jehovah wants everyone to learn the truth.
  • Pictures 5/5

    By $3 Wasted
    Thank you so much for providing improved picture viewing!
  • Such a great study gift from Jehovah 5/5

    By maelstrom1392
    Thanks a lot dear brothers for such a great study tool for our meetings and personal study. Really love the highlight and personal study feature!
  • Amazed! 5/5

    By Nic??
    Adding this to show appreciation for new feature. Being able to tap for full screen pictures is excellent for commenting on them at meetings but also for teaching on Bible studies. Never dreamed this would happen but thought how nice it would be! Thank you! Thank you! Being able to stream audio for Bible reading and publications (grateful for how extensive it is) right in the app, means not leaving the convenience of highlighting and bookmarking right on the spot! Also great for family worship when us old folks are too tired to read aloud ourselves! Thanks again!
  • In love 💖 5/5

    By Phillygurlknits
    I'm in love with this app. It makes studying easier and my bag lighter. I'm always on it. With Jehovahs guidance keep up the awesome work.
  • It's a winner! 5/5

    By Multi-lingual app reviewer
    Current update: My favorite app is even better! I am so glad to be able to zoom in on the pictures. That's so helpful for analyzing the details and then commenting on them. Also, this app has been perfectly formatted for being able to write answers to questions found in research material. When you highlight a question first and then add a note, the title of the note automatically becomes whatever you highlighted. You don't have to type out the question or other information you want to reference! And you can color code the notes you make too! This is very helpful when juggling multiple languages. It can remind you of the question and not just your answer without having to toggle back and forth. This is great for faster paced question and answer sessions such as an abbreviated Watchtower lesson or more especially pioneer school. Using the app for pioneer school with a blue tooth keyboard to type the answers was fantastic and I recommend it thoroughly. Just remember to do back ups and keep your battery charged. I did notice that copying and pasting more than one thing into one note is very glitchy. I recommend doing one copy and paste only per note until it's solved. Previous update: 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! Previous update: 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. Previous updates: 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. Wonderful update... 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!
  • ❤️ 5/5

    By Sum sum 😀😀
    Love Jehovah Love this app
  • Wow! Full of surprises and awesome! 5/5

    By scottuck08
    The new note taking feature is incredible. You can easily find all your notes by using tags and opening the Personal Study tab. Honestly, I don't need any other apps for the meetings and ministry. I'm sure you will be just as delighted as I have been. Also, the new update lets you tap on a picture to go full screen. I didn't realize I had been wanting this feature until I just updated it today. Finally, when looking at the meeting for the week, when you select the media button, it shows the songs, videos, and pictures. Another feature I had not imagined. Thank you for your hard work. Jehovah continues to give us the best. This review was unsolicited. I just had to tell you how happy I am with this outstanding tool!!
  • Great 5/5

    By StevieHall77
    Terrific
  • Jw app's 5/5

    By Cynthia Gonzale
    Thank you brothers for the great love you show us in letting Jehovah guide you creating these great applications to simply oir service, benefit and help others! All glory to Jehovah and all these wonderful new things coming out! Thank you from your brothers in El Paso, TX! 💙
  • Very well done 5/5

    By Screaminbeens
    Thank you for taking the time to make this app!
  • Best app ever! 5/5

    By Sdrawckab
    I do have a few requests, though. I think you should add the Bearing Thorough Witness book (we studied it from 2011-2012) because you have every book we've studied in recent years except for that book. Also, I think you should add the ability to create collections of publications. And finally, (I know this'll take several years) can you add audio recordings of the Bible? I remember back in the days of the 1984 bible we had audio recordings of it we could download online. Other than that, I love it!
  • Great 5/5

    By JskalKnzbzvshKamanslssvsjakan
    My favorite app ever. But can I suggest a cool feature? When you make notes, you should make it so the scriptures can be links to the Bible! That would be sooo cool!! But even without it. This app is amazing.
  • Great App For JW's 5/5

    By avoidkilltino
    This is an awesome app it just needs one small detail which is being able to make a playlist on the music section, and also I would it if it had !3D Touch is a big feature please add!. Don't get me wrong I love Jehovah's songs but I need a playlist so I can enjoy the songs better thanks brothers and sisters. May Jehovah keep blessing you! I would love a Night Feature! Just saying brothers.
  • Great! 5/5

    By jbturner3022
    Absolute amazing.
  • Superb 5/5

    By nancyrox
    Most amazing app. So useful
  • Love it! 5/5

    By ~HonestD~
    Great app thank you for all the hard work put into this app. Would be great if this could be updated for earlier iOS 😊 as I let my child use our older iPhone (3GS) and i can't update the phone or other apps won't be able to work. I don't know if there is a reason it won't but wanted to put that out there. Thank you
  • Various Bugs.... 5/5

    By TheBronzeMoon
    I am a Jehovah's Witness, and using this app is a blessing from Jehovah. It does have one problem. When we type notes, it shows the marker (that is blue and used to type) then the marker disappears. I do not know where it goes and I can't type. Thx.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Nikster_84
    The best App downloaded! The bible and research tools in hand 😍
  • Perfect Bible and Publication App 5/5

    By sometechyguy
    Perfect for having many bible translations!
  • Convention 5/5

    By Anderson Russell
    I speak Portuguese so I will write this opinion in Portuguese. Eu acho o aplicativo muito bom e para melhorar mais o aplicativo eu tenho uma sugestão. Quando o Congresso estiver perto o aplicativo poderia atualizar e ter uma aba do Congresso e quando o Congresso já tiver passado a aba desaparece.
  • Very good 5/5

    By Hdjcgh
    I just have a suggestion, I think it would be nice if there was a field service section with videos and a service tracker
  • Soooo Cool now....!!!!! 😃❤️😃❤️😃 4/5

    By Teryl Hollins
    7-11-17. I love the new changes in this app. Thank you so much, for all of your hard work!
  • Keeps getting better 5/5

    By Lilkeychain
    Soon won't have to use any other apps for theocratic organization and study. Still waiting on ability to take notes. Glad to see multitasking feature now available. Would be nice to get to all bookmarks from homescreen. I appreciate all the hard work. Update: Still keeps getting better! So happy to be able to take notes, but it would be nice to be able to change fonts or make bold, underline, etc. One thing I would like to see come back is being able to click back to paragraph after a box or a footnote that's not in the side panel. Thanks again for this wonderful app.
  • Love it! But... 5/5

    By Real101
    This app is so useful, I would gladly delete any other apps to make room for it (it's very big!)! My favorite feature is the notes which was something that for a long time made me switch between iBooks and the Library app. However, there are a few issues that I have when making notes. For example, the copy and paste features are difficult to use, they don't stay on the screen to do a copy/paste within the note which can be frustrating during a meeting or convention when you have to move quickly to keep up sometimes. I also noticed that to tap in between letters or sentences sometimes the cursor won't stay where I need it to. Also, I'd like maybe one or two more colors for highlights or even an underlining feature, if possible. It really helps to color code different notes. Finally, I'd like to just tap on the note to start up again instead of having to scroll to the top to tap edit. During an assembly, sometimes you may be keeping a running note which can be lengthy or even switching between screens (like from the Bible back to the publication) and having to scroll to the top to continue notes is challenging. Overall, I love this app and I grow in appreciation each time I use it for all the hardworking brothers and sisters who made this possible. With Jehovah's help, I know you all work diligently to give us the best tools for our ministry and to receive spiritual food. Thank you for all that you do!
  • Amazing 🤗 5/5

    By Lufuss93
    I wish there was a way we could have an account to log in to so that our personal study notes are save and we can study on multiple devices. That way if I forget my tablet I can still follow along with my phone and have all my notes saved. Just an idea...thanks!
  • Glorious 5/5

    By Alex_P101
    It would be awesome if more bookmarks would be added!!
  • Thank you! :) 5/5

    By Chloyas Mom
    Thank you so much for making this app! I love JW library. My family uses it for our meetings and ministry. I am also on this app all the time watching encouraging videos and music videos. We also love the new notes feature as well!!
  • Song in Italian in Spanish settings 5/5

    By Twiga86
    The recording of song 007 Dedicación cristiana (sing to Jehovah-chorus) in the Spanish version of the app is in Italian 😅
  • Bug 5/5

    By Thekernel
    Queridos hermanos. Cuando tengo la tableta horizontal, y estoy escribiendo alguna nota en la parte derecha, despues de escribir y pausar el cursor se mueve hacia abajo (2 o 3 renglones hacia abajo) como si no siguiera en el renglon adecuado, pero una vez que empiezo a escribir el cursor se regresa a su lugar. Entre mas escribo y pauso, mas se baja el cursor. Saludos
  • Google 'Beth Sarim House of the Princes' 1/5

    By HannahAbolitionistSD
    Beth Sarim is a house located in San Diego, California. In the 1920's the Watchtower Org said Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David we're going to be resurrected in 1925 and live there in 1929. Deuteronomy 18:21-22 is clear that those who speak things in Jehovah's name is a false prophet and you shouldn't listen to them. The Watchtower has spoken and continues to speak lies in Jehovah's name. This proves the Watchtower is not God's organization. 4jehovah.org
  • Good update, has bugs 4/5

    By ilovepoison
    Some bugs: Can't reach the search box on the personal study area on iPad. Can you aggregate all bookmarks into a single screen or area? Feedback button!
  • Spencer Pratt 5/5

    By Spencer10166
    I love this app it's amazing for studying and meetings!
  • Love this app but... 2/5

    By AprilMayeJune
    This app has been the best possible gift. Unfortunately, lately, neither the IPHONE app or the iPad app seems to be working anymore. When I attempt to open it on my phone it just spins and spins and eventually freezes my phone. And it's always freezing my iPad. Any thoughts or feed back would be so useful. Thanks!
  • Audio 4/5

    By pinoytim
    The app should not override the mute/ volume settings of the device. Volume should not be on by default, this anomaly causes many disruptions at meetings.
  • Copying Daily Text 4/5

    By BellaNegrita
    Hi, Copying the daily text is difficult for the new version. I like to be able to copy it to send to my non-JW's relatives. Please update. Thanks, Arlie
  • FABULOUS 5/5

    By Nativefloridian54
    From beginning till now you all have made a wonderful product. It is so easy to learn and use. I'm still learning how to use the gems part. I will conquer with you & Jh's help. Thanks a million times over.
  • Excellent App!! 5/5

    By Right in
    Thank you for your excellent work!! Getting better every update!
  • Love this app, but having an issue. 5/5

    By bunkdiane
    Am I the only one experiencing that, can't access the Broadcast since the last update? Still not able to access broadcast it tries to open but just the round circle keeps pulsating nothing ever happens.

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