Love it love it love it 5/5
There has been few apps that I consider essential, this is at the top of my list. I love love love being able to have so much content at the tip of my fingers!!!!
Storage issues 5/5
I love the app, but it's using up all my storage space. Each time it updates it uses more space, up to 7.6 GB now. I wish there was a smaller version that didn't eat up all my storage.
Can’t print anymore 1/5
I’ve used this for years. The newest version doesn’t allow printing from the app. That is incredibly frustrating. Teachers need this feature! Bring it back!
Please fix 2/5
Please fix the bug when I swipe to a new page it scrolls me down half of the page. Also please fix the bug when I scroll and come to a video it starts playing the video. I feel like it should work when I click the video not when I touch the video to scroll up. Thank you.
Please fix it 5/5
I love this app a lot. However, lately when I try to open it on my iPad it will attempt to open for a few seconds and then it will close, so I’m not able to do anything on it. I hope this can be resolved because I want to be able to use it again.
New update crashing 1/5
I just updated the app, I believe it was 3/2/18 and it crashes on startup.
I’m also glad to see others complain about the narration. I don’t think I heard computer narration, just a man and lady who aren’t pros and don’t speak naturally. I could do a better job (broadcasting was one of my possible career choices). I’m glad to hear that Bruce Newbold is doing most of the narration now (at least that was the case the last time I dared try to listen to the narration to see if I didn’t cringe) but I still miss the previous men who did it.
Needs Apple Pencil support 2/5
Would love to see improved annotations with Apple Pencil.
Please add small fix 3/5
Great tool. However when you complete reading a chapter and go to the next chapter the app leaves the reading on the last verse of that chapter. Can you please add a fix that once you close the app it resets all the read chapters to the beginning of the chapter so when you go back you don’t have to scroll every chapter back to the top? Apple i7 version 4.4.0 10322. Thanks
Simply wonderful! 5/5
By Amanda Hazelnut
This is a fantastic app, and I use it constantly. I love the tags, notebooks, and ability to navigate in between pages. It’s amazing just how much this app has to offer! And I love that the last update added pictures of the General Conference speakers to their talks!
I saw a review that mentioned the computer-synthesized narrators, and that part isn’t my favorite, but I’ve never had a reason to complain.
Five stars for this amazing resource!
Very helpful 5/5
By Lacey Jo Greer
I’m not one to ever enjoy reading the scriptures, BUT being able to listen to them through this app has definitely been great! I’m able to listen while I get ready for the day, cleaning, driving to work, lunch breaks, etc. The feature to switch from scriptures to the hymns and not lose your place is wonderful!
Great App👍😁👌 5/5
I love this app and helps me feel the spirit and be humble.
Will give 5 stars when this is fixed 4/5
Every time I want to highlight something it asks me if I wanna make and LDS account when I click no and close out the app and highlight something again it asks me again even after I’ve said no.
Bugs a plenty 1/5
By Murse Dad
Submitting support requests is painful. I like the app, but there are things that make it hard to use. I’ve contacted the developer multiple times and receive sporadic communication with basic troubleshooting like uninstalling and reinstalling the app.
Great app 4/5
I enjoy using this app for everything church. I only wish it would not fade to black after a few minutes of non-use on my iPhone. When I had the android I didn’t have this problem. I cannot find a setting allowing me to keep it on.
Love the app. Can we get the ability to include pictures into our notes, as well as into the notebook and so we can insert them into the scriptures where they apply. That would be extremely beneficial.
More audio files 5/5
Is there any way to get the Leadership Training Library in text and audio files instead of videos for those trying to listen during their daily commute?
Pretty good.....but 4/5
This app has improved over the years and the updates, but.....why is is still so stinkin' hard to delete things that were highlighted? I mistakenly highlighted something realized I did it; went back to remove/delete it and the delete icon is there, but it is gray and won't let me do anything. Have tried about 30 times with the same results. This to me is very frustrating because I LOVE to highlight words and phrases, but if I mess up it's permanently there.
Needs the ability to print 3/5
In previous versions there was option to print from the app. After a recent update this is no longer available. This greatly impacts the way I study and plan lessons/talks in a negative way.
Love it but has a few bugs 5/5
This makes carrying around scriptures so much easier.
One annoying thing is that with Chinese characters when I want to highlight a word, it highlights a whole phrase, from one punctuation mark to another, rather than just the word I want.
Also, it keeps on crashing on me. I think it’s crashed about 3 times in the last 30 minutes. I have an iPhone S6.
Headed in the right direction again 3/5
Honestly, this program is amazing. I like all the changes in this update, especially picking up where you left off on audio. 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.
Daily user 1/5
By Pillaging my pocket book
While I live by this app daily... it is beyond frustrating to play the scriptures then have them skip whole sections of chapters & into another book after each chapter. In one continuous playing I went from W.o.M. To Alma 15 in 20 min. This needs to get fixed ASAP!
Great App 5/5
I love the scriptures. This is an easy way to get scripture time when you can’t sit and read.
Typing is Bad 4/5
This app is amazing. I use it frequently. My only complaint is that when searching, the keyboard lags soooo much.
I’m using an iPod Touch 6th gen on iOS 11.2.5
Fantastic app; lousy search engine 4/5
I am still amazed that I have such quick and easy access not only to the scriptures but to lessons, magazines, handbooks and more all on my phone. I remember the old days where if you taught a lesson you had to lug your scriptures, a manual, and possibly a magazine to church. The search engine is poor. I can type in key words in the search engine and either nothing will come up or I’ll have to wade through 30 conference talk results only to find what I’m looking for has not been found. Enter the same words in google and the talk I’m looking for is most often the first result or in the first page.
Crashes at startup 4/5
Can’t even open the app up. Crashes while starting up every time.
Voice reading scriptures 4/5
By helpful view😊
I really liked the voice of the original gospel library. The voice of the guy now is too mellow of a tone a could lull a person to sleep. And I’m not a big fan a the female voice either. However the male voice of that reads the headings of each. Scripture I like. A suggestion would be to get more options of readers than just the two they have now. Kind of like the options for Siri or Libra box. Then those who have a hard time reading can listen. The voice of reader makes a huge difference.
Won't open 1/5
Amazing app until the last update when it only opens 1/10th of the time. Please fix.
What Happened to the Marking Feature? 1/5
By It's MHE
I am now unable to change marking styles and colors in the scriptures. In the past I could highlight and underline and change colors easily. Now I am stuck with highlighting and cannot change or eliminate what I have marked. This is frustrating!
Exodus 14 5/5
It seems that exodus 14 has no audio please fix thanks
Cultural Awareness 5/5
I’m Nondenominational and I like this app and it’s a great way to learn about different religions and different things and I like how it’s organized....
Hand written notes 4/5
I love this app, however it could be greatly improved if it were possible to mark the scriptures like paper ones. If that isn't possible then being able to at least hand write notes would be AWESOME!!! Just an idea.
Needs update to fix printing 3/5
By Lauren fan1
I love this app. My only complaint is after the recent update, I no longer have the ability to print articles from my iPhone with one click. Instead I have to select, copy, and paste it into my email to print it. It is a huge waste of time! Please do another update to fix it! Thanks!
Is truth 5/5
The gospel is true and everything in it is true and I just love that and this app is easier than regular Scriptures because then you can just slide it over or go under scriptures and you get to pick out which scripture it is and then pick which prophets story it is in the scriptures and it’s just a great app I recommend it 100%
One suggestion or question 4/5
I recently switched from a windows tablet to iPad. I miss the inspirational messages link that is on the home page and changes every time you go back to the home page. It was a nice, easy, quick way to get a message that is randomly generated. Will this ever be added to Apple?
Great content I wish I could hear better 4/5
Content of course gets five stars. However the function of the app itself could be improved. I’ve downloaded all the audio for the Book of Mormon and it shows that there’s no more I can download, as it no longer gives me the option to download more (only the option to remove audio). Despite this, certain chapters won’t play and I keep getting these notifications popping up and saying that certain chapters were not able to download and that I should try downloading again another time even though it doesn’t give me the option anymore. There’s also some sort of glitch when the audio is playing, sometimes the voice distorts and ends up sounding like a robot and it comes in and out like that which is kind of weird. The robot voice is different from the regular voice that usually reads so something is going wrong with the audio. Edit: I deleted it and re-downloaded it and I don’t know if I’m just noticing it now or if it really wasn’t doing this before but it keeps switching between two different narrators voices. Both are male, one is very monotoned which I love because I listen to the Book of Mormon everyday for 4 hours on two times as fast (My lifelong goal is to memorize it) and with how often I listen and all that I’m trying to do in memorizing I prefer not having expression/inflections/or much variance in how words are said. The other guy is expressive in how he says things and when he’s sped up as fast as I like listening he’s harder to understand and seems like he put more into the dramatics of how he reads than correct pronunciation (like the other guy is perfect at) so sped up (which isn’t going to change with me because My mind is quick) he sounds angrier with all the expression and I hate anger and tend to avoid/ignore angry people so when I’m listening at those times he comes on I get distracted by how he sounds and don’t pay nearly as much attention which doesn’t help with the memorization. I am an audio learner so sound is very important to me! Anyways I wish like they give speed as an option that they would give which narrator you want as an option too and not have it switching between to two different narrators. I also would appreciate if after that change is made that they give additional options in that area like being able to select a female narrator or have more recordings than 2 to choose from. For my memorization purposes it would be very helpful! Thanks
Keeps quitting when I try to open the app 5/5
I love this app but every time I try to open it, it just closes. I have to try a few times ending the app and sometimes it works
App not functioning correctly. 3/5
After the last update, the scripture audio randomly stops in the middle of chapters. Please fix.
Female voice gone?? 4/5
Love the app, however when it just updated I lost the female voice which I prefer. Is there a way to get this back?
Please give us the narrator that is not Bruce Lindsay 1/5
By Higher Laws
Can you please let us choose the narrator for the Book of Mormon? Bruce is too authoritive and it’s difficult to ponder the meaning when things are being narrated so boldly and pounding a fist type voice.
The other guy was perfect.
I love all the additions and improvements except this regression.
All of the sudden the main voice is a guy and I don’t see the dots in the media player that allow you to change them. Up until writing this review I had it set to be a woman reading. What happened? Please fix this issue.
The new update is not allowing me to access anything. It acts like it needs to download and then nothing happens. I should not have updated to new version. Yikes. I can listen to audio at home but it is not working on my Bluetooth in car. It reads it and it shows on my radio screen with speaker I am trying to listen to. But audio is not coming through. Other apps that I use with Bluetooth are working. Just not lds scriptures. I want the old version back.
Bring back the different voices 4/5
Can you explain why you pulled them? There must be a reason, but I enjoyed switching voices each time through.
Mosiah 20 speakers not saying print 5/5
The first 30 seconds the male and female readers aren’t saying the same text as what is written. It’s begins not by saying the chapter but by saying “the Book of Mormon another testament of Jesus Christ”
Not sure what happened when the voices changed this weekend. But so far not liking it.
Latest update removed the woman/man audio options. Now I only have the older version Man voice. Why revert, there should be more options, not less.
Female voice is gone? 5/5
I like to listen to the scriptures with the female voice. For some reason it switched to the male voice yesterday and I don’t have option to change it back. Otherwise, really happy with this app.
Tags not functioning well 5/5
The app overall is working great, but one thing was bugging me. I created a tag and marked a few verses with it, but I later wanted to change the tag’s name to make more sense. It wouldn’t let me save the new name, I tried tapping save but it wouldn’t change anything. If this could be fixed I think the app will be working fantastically.
Improve Navigation and Tweak Display Theme 3/5
Sometimes navigating around the app can be a pain, but it is a minor gripe of mine. The app is overall great and easy to use. I love the convenience of it and couldn’t ask for a better on-the-go resource.
I would give it 5-stars, but there needs to be an auto-display theme option. For example, if it is nighttime or if the room is dark, the display theme would automatically change to “night.” If it was day, it would change to the theme of choice for the user. Tons of other apps do this, so it is possible!
Latest update 5/5
I love the gospel library app, we can listen to the articles in the Ensign while driving or doing other chores. Also we can look up scriptures quickly and reference any of the content we wish to find. However, in the latest update for Apple, (January 17, 2018) all the audio for the January Ensign has been removed except for the conference notebook article. The icon at the top says the audio is downloaded, but the icon for each article does not appear. I have an iPad2 with iOS 9. I have also noticed that some articles in past issues do not have audio for the entire article, there will be some at the beginning and some at the end with the middle of the article not narrated, or some articles that have no audio.
Search is broken! 1/5
I love this app, but since the last update, the search feature is broken! Please fix!