Audio book now limited. Bookmarks messed up 3/5
By Game librarian
Please restore the ability to listen to lessons. I teach primary and this function makes my calling easier. I put a great deal of time into preparation and listening to my lesson a couple of times really helps. I am mildly dyslexic so after reading then listening I'm able to really prepare for teaching my class. I wish you would do the audio book function for all manuals. It would my my scripture study easier and listening to the words make meaning much clearer.
Yikes what did you do? I really don’t like the new format for the scriptures. I liked it when it looked like my printed scriptures. The print size is too small and when I adjust it it doesn’t stay consistent throughout the app I have to adjust the size for each chapter and article. Please correct this so the print size will stay consistent throughout the app. This update should never have been done.
Newest update is a real downgrade 1/5
By Jose Canusee
Font size won’t stick. It defaults to the smallest, unreadable font. Doesn’t display bookmarks in the text anymore, and it doesn’t highlight references like it used to.
Night view is messed up with new update 3/5
I typically read in night view because it’s easier on my eyes but something happened to it with the new update. It is almost unreadable now. Instead of white lettering on a black/dark background it is black lettering on a dark background. Is there a way to please fix this? It was so much easier on my eyes and now I can’t hardly read in night mode.
Was good until this version 1/5
By Ry Gamache
Was great until the latest version, where the scriptures look like a word document and not actual scriptures that we’re all used to by now. Please bring back the previous version or update the preview app pictures to reflect how horrible it looks now.
Color Themes 4/5
I used to really enjoy the night color theme, since my eyes are a bit light sensitive from having PRK eye surgery. But with this last update it became black lettering on a black background making it extremely hard to read, so now I have to use a different theme which isn’t as easy on my eyes.
Why did you make the new font so ugly? 2/5
The thing I liked best about using this app to study over my hard copy of the scriptures was the experience I had when scrolling through the text. The last font, spacing and layout was very well done from an aesthetic point of view. It was pleasing to the eyes and made for not only a great tool but also a pleasing experience. Now the text is small and harsh and goes to the far extreme of both sides of the screen (where are the margins?). Yes it provides more content on one page but that content is too small and difficult to use. Yes you can manually change the size of the text in tools but that only works for that one chapter. You have to repeat the process every time you advance a chapter. The irony is when you pull up the footnotes they are in the old font and size while the main text is in the new aesthetically challenged font. It makes me want to read only the footnotes. Why can’t we have the best of all worlds, more info, pleasing aesthetics, pleasing font and for heavens sake some margins. All I know is that my study was more rewarding and spiritually focused in the last version. Isn’t that what we are striving for?
I look forward to an improvement in the next version. That or let those who want revert back to the old way or at least have that option.
Love the app...but 3/5
I love this app. I'm glad that it doesn't take as much space on my phone anymore. However, i cannot read my scriptures or anything for that matter in night mode anymore. The text is too dark.
I love it for the gospel values but the new update is stupid. 2/5
You made the words tiny and the night theme all black instead of black and white impossible to read.
Bad update 1/5
I regret updating. It’s so glitchy. Yesterday all the pictures in the Ensign were huge and there was no way to exit out of it. Today all the content looks like a web page that tried to have a mobile version but failed. I can’t keep the night theme, because the color scheme has changed and it’s unreadable. I hope it’s all fixed soon. I miss using this app
The newest update makes it hard to read and doesn’t work with the night theme.
Bad update or bug 1/5
I loved the app and welcomed new changes. The only thing I wish it had was the old voice back, but that’s not the end of the world.
Well something went wrong and it’s not just my phone that this happened to. So this latest version took out all italicized chapter headings, no links to anything, no bold numbered verses, and bookmarks appear on the previous page but in the position of the right page. If you change the text size it only changes for that chapter so you have to do each chapter individually. And I’m sure there is more, but I’ll stop there. The app is ruined. I’m hoping it’s a bug because if it’s not I’m going back to the physical scriptures or maybe find some other app. I can’t tell you how bad it is. Don’t update if you like the way it is. You’ll regret it if you do. I’m sad. It ruins something that I enjoyed.
Do not update to 5.0 1/5
I DO NOT RECOMMEND updating to 5.0 if you use the forward and back buttons, or if you use links.
The latest update:
1) Lost “go forward arrow” after hitting the “go back arrow”
2) Lost some of the “linking” ability, not being able to do it from current article or already open tab.
Also, it would be really great if the developers returned the app to a “reader format” on tablets by allowing footnotes to be on the bottom of the screen to allow wider columns like most other table reading apps. The app places the footnotes in a side column which significantly reduces the reading row for both the library source material and the footnote.
Love the app but problems with update 1/5
I love this app. The latest update is causing major problems for me. The app won’t open. It looks like its downloading files then goes to notes. I tried turning my
Phone off then on. No luck. Tried deleting and reinstalling. No luck there. I’m just getting frustrated. I read about how wonderful the new update is and I can’t even open it on my iPhone 7 Plus.
Version 5.0 3/5
By BDM WJUT
The new 5.0 version has some nice new features. In particular, I like the enhancements for Conference content.
However, the release also removed a feature that I use frequently- the forward arrow button. Once you go back, you can’t use the forward button to return to the page you were just on. It is now a lot more difficult to switch back and forth between different chapters. I do this during lessons at church, or when comparing content, etc.
The work around is to use the history on the bookmark menu. However, the history there does not keep your position on the page. So you have to remember where you were and scroll down to where you were. What you used to be able to do with one tap now requires 2-3 taps and scrolling.
Another small bug is when linking content the add button doesn’t show up when you highlight content. You have to first tap the page you are on to get the add button to appear, and then select the content. (Don’t be confused by the fact that when you tap the page the verse that you tap changes to a light blue background. If you tap the add button before selecting content, the link will be to the entire chapter instead of the just the verse you tapped.) The add button should appear when you select content without having to tap the page first.
Disappointing Search Issues 3/5
By Sparky McMuffin
I’ll leave my original review as it stands. I fixed the search results. When you type a search keyword, the results that pop up are as I stated: hymns, topical guide, and dictionary. However, if you tap on return, the true search completes. This pop up info is what has been introduced with this version. Changing app behavior like this is incredibly confusing. The release notes don’t even address this change in behavior. I find this change in search behavior more complicated and less intuitive than before because the new contextual shortcuts appear to be search results. I can’t be the only person confused by this change.
I don’t care about the GUI update. Search has either been severely hampered, or it’s broken. I have come to rely on the power of this app to find all references to a keyword in every downloaded document on my device. Now search only shows results for hymns, topical guide, and bible dictionary, or it shows results for articles not downloaded yet, but it shows NO RESULTS for scriptures. This is stepping us back over ten years, which is how long it’s been since I used the Topical Guide to find a scripture. Surely, search isn’t meant to be this useless now?
Great updates to a great app 5/5
By Nilsy Nils
I’m impressed with the 5.0 features and with the rate at which new features and fixes are coming out. Well done!
I love this app! 4/5
I had problems with this app when The new update downloaded to one of my iPads. I finally solved the problem by deleting it then reinstalling again. The problem was that the blue screen wouldn’t go away. After 24 hours of playing with the blue screen is when I removed it and reinstalled, works fine now. One thing I really miss is the clever Mormonads, that were in the New Era years ago, haven’t been added yet. If nothing else they could be used as screen savers for both children and adults on their devices as a reminder of consequences of getting off the path or used during lesson time with the youth or even the adults. Another suggestion would be to develop an app just for the Mormonads themselves. I would also like to see these offered for sale in the LDS bookstores in both 8x11 and 5x7 sizes for people to purchase that can be used in bedrooms or FHE lessons. A postcard size could also be sold individually to send to people as well.
Slew of Bugs 1/5
By Ann's Husband, Glen
Since the feedback option itself is also full of bugs, including a grayed-out Submit button, I’ll just publish the problems here.
My plea said “please don’t respond to me; I’m tired of being told this issue doesn’t exist.”
STILL unable to create a PDF of an article in the app. I use the iBooks method—no go. Tried a reliable third-part PDF app—no go.
Now it’s become worse. When we try to use Google to access General Conference talks on LDS.org, it auto-transfers us to this faulty app! Why force-transfer a user to the app when we simply want to use LDS.org to get to a General Conference talk? Instead of ‘fixing’ something that isn’t broken adding additional bugs and destroying functionality, why don’t you guys fix the app’s bugs? Frustrating!
Getting rid of the forward button is a huge step back 2/5
Several improvements, I think all content can be downloaded at once in larger categories, I really like conference by speaker. Seems to download much faster. Content updates are absolutely excellent. I’m finding more and more great stuff added. In that respect, several forward button presses forward.
The navigation design has been majorly downgraded (again).
Why get rid of the forward button???? Now there’s just a blank spot. Instead of easily going back and forth I can only go backward. Oh the irony of this update...
Whoever is determined to make the app look pretty at the expense of functionality needs to talk to people who actually use the app for studying to see how cumbersome the changes are.
Honestly, this program is amazing. Really I would rate this 3.5 stars, but it’s frustrating when changes are made for the sake of change and end up being a step back. It's almost as good as it was before version 4 update.
-New scripture narrators. Particularly the Old Testament, the old version was lively and excellent, the new style is so robotic it’s unlistenable for many. Why not have the choice of narrator 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. since I’m sure some people prefer the robots too.
-I miss where if you clicked on one of your links it takes you to the link’s location instead of a side panel. The side bar is cumbersome and a weaker way of doing things.
-the sidebar was better on the iPhone where it was on the bottom of the screen and adjustable. Now, when I read my scriptures I simply don’t look at any links or footnotes. It makes no difference for casual scripture reading, but it is a HUGE step back for scripture study.
-when I try and share to Facebook, it only shares a link to the talk and not what I highlighted. I have to copy, share, paste, post. It used to put a link and the highlighted quote. (This is probably a problem with iOS 11.)
-Option to all content. Yeah I ain’t in relief society etc., but I want their manuals downloaded to improve search results. Hidden gems are buried everywhere. Right now, you have to do some digging to make sure everything is downloaded, you can click “download all” but it misses subcategories (ex. Clicking download all on “magazines” does nothing). I’m sure it’s to protect people with small phone capacity, but really, making “download all” button work for real or a small button in settings to “download all content” would solve this for everyone.
Pronunciation guide 5/5
I really like the new update so you don’t have to scroll super far to get to the next chapter. I think it’d be nice to link pronunciation of names as a footnote, because we’re reading 2 chronicles 32 in class and nobody reading really knows how to pronounce Sennacherib, so you could just tap on the name and have a phonetic pronunciation.
I updated the gospel library and I lost all my downloads
Missing 2 Nephi... 1/5
By I so wanted this to work...
I know the Isaiah chapters are rough, but we didn’t need to get rid of them! When I click on 2 Nephi, I get Jacob. When I click on Jacob, I get Mosiah...
Almost there. 4/5
It would be a 5 Star app for me except for one glaring missing feature in the new version. There is no way to move FORWARD through my navigation history. This feature used to be there.
Best App in the Existence of Humankind 5/5
By Megan Bench
I can read words of wisdom for years and years all for free because of this app! I love the Life Challenges section, thank you for adding that :,)
Getting better all the time. 1/5
But WHY do I have to re-download my entire library after a big update. Every single time. At the very least add a download all option under the different categories.
One star for having to spend an hour to get my library back.
All Conference Talks By Topic, NICE! 5/5
By One who prefers to listen
I really like the ability to see which conference talks have been curated to be about a particular topic in lesson and talk preparation. Thanks.
Latest update wiped out my library. Now have to download items I want again.
Great app 4/5
By Scott Lanham
I love this app. This is definitely my go to app for scripture study. My only suggestion would be to place a ‘change theme’ button in the multi-screens section or maybe allow for a long press on the ‘related materials’ to flip to the settings gear. I don’t like going all the way back to the library just to switch to night mode. I’d gladly use an auto night mode if that were an option too.
An amazing resource with one navigation problem 3/5
The back navigation should follow your own link path like a regular browser, not the file navigation. If I’m teaching a lesson and click a link to read the quote, the back button should take me back to where I clicked the link, not the parent for the new link.
By Was a garden friend
I have relied on this app for several to read my current Ensign, as well as the abundance of past magazines. It would open like a charm and I could touch the screen and have each article at my fingertips. Not anymore! It takes 10-15 times just touching the app to try and get it to open. There are times I give up because it is terribly frustrating. And opening the Ensign? It doesn't. I have had to resort to buying the magazines and reading them the old fashioned way. Needless to say, I am not happy about this. I would encourage you to do an update and make this a more accessible app. There really is no reason that it shouldn't work each time I try to open it.
Language audio options 4/5
I was hoping there would be more audio options other than English and Spanish- something to think about (: Over all its amazing!
Feature Suggestion 5/5
Love the app, just a suggestion for a feature. It would be great for families with younger readers if there was a way to underline a line, and then move the line. Pointing at the words to keep kids on track often moves the text around (or we accidentally change chapters).
Love the content, not the bugs 2/5
For as many glitches and pop ups (like for General Conference) I get whenever I try to use it, 99% of the time it's easier to just use my iPad's web browser to access lds.org.
Which makes me more than a little apprehensive about the quality of teaching we'll be getting as all lessons transition away from paper manuals that don't freeze on the loading screen, force update or force close for no reason.
Best Scripture App 5/5
If you’re LDS or not this is the best app for any Christian who wants to easily search and study the Bible. Highly recommend to everyone. Makes studying electronically, not taking, marking, saving favorite verses much, much easier.
Small thing that drives me crazy 3/5
Is there anyway we can get the manual “teaching no greater call” on the app? It is very frustrating that this manual is referenced various times in other manuals like “come follow me” but only available on LDS.org!
I love this app however I am having such horrid issues. It keeps freezing up even if I have not been on it, I tried to download the audio to listen to the scriptures and it just freezes and when not frozen it just does not play at all. Please fix these bugs.
Still having frozen issues. I haven’t been able to use app for months! I have deleted and re-downloaded it three times now!
Scripture reading 5/5
By Ellie Vashaw
Listening to scriptures is so much easier!
Very smooth app 5/5
I’m so impressed with the detail and user face intuition.
So powerful 5/5
I wanted to watch one of the videos so much that I turned the volume all the way up and it almost broke my phone#awsome
This app is fantastic 5/5
So many fantastic resources, essential for scripture study.
One suggestion, when I study the scriptures I often read them in English and Spanish. Reading the same passage in a different language often provides insights into the meaning. It would be great if I could download content on the app in both English and Spanish. Right now you have to chose a single language and it’s difficult to switch from English to Spanish. With so many bilingual RMs out there a multilingual option where you could have a English and a Spanish set of scriptures in the same library would be awesome.
I love this app. Thanks for all you do,
great! but needs a history log like browser history 4/5
sometimes i cant remember what article i was reading. an optional history of opened documents/pages/chapters/articles would be nice!
Love the gospel library app. I especially like having all content (scriptures, general conference, church history topics and books etc.) in one place with highlighting/notes. My only suggestion would be to add your own patriarchal blessing once logged in so you can highlight and take notes on it too with everything else.
Cross platform/device syncing! 5/5
This would make it so much easier to pick up from where you left off.
Needs some updates! 4/5
When I log onto this app with my computer, every single time it takes the app 5-10 minutes to "snyc" notations and upload the new catalog..... this is very frustrating when I just want to open the app to share a video for my lesson.... if my computer is shut and I reopen it, again it wants to go through all this nonsense! Need to create a setting where it simply asks if you would like to update or sync to not..... or for me to go into it on some down time and do all of this! Otherwise it is one of the most useful apps I have!
Only Scripture App Produced By The Church 5/5
By Hayden Carroll
The Church does it right!
Needs separate icon “President Nelson” 4/5
By Dorcas the Artisan
Great app, but I can never find talks from the prophet, President Nelson. I wish there was a separate icon labeled President Nelson and inside it is all his recent talks. When I go on LDS.org I can’t find a talk he gave just a couple months ago. I just wish it was all listed on this app and easy to find. Especially when we are teaching converts to listen to the profit, it shouldn’t be so hard to find the words he is saying. Thanks.
Great App! 5/5
They should merge the LDS media app with this one.
Great App, Some Bugs 3/5
Okay, I am generally very pleased with this app, but within the last year, it has stopped working completely. The little "angel of Mormon" will pop up as usual momentarily, but then the app will crash completely. Please fix it.
Great app but..... 4/5
I love this app! It makes the Gospel so simple to study, find and teach from this app. However, if there was a way to highlight scriptures, talks and lessons just like you could with a highlighter in a manual or book. I still take my paper scriptures, magazines and manuals to church with me so I can highlight and go back to and reference. This little adjustment would be fantastic!
Need upgrade 4/5
By City of aurora
Excellent upgrade but you missed the "go to" button....some features don’t work with iOS 11.4