Bible – Completely Free

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The Bible App from YouVersion is the best App for complete integration between online and mobile, and also offers a plethora of interactive capabilities including collaboration, sharing and even ‘live’ event options. The best way to maximise this is to register online with www.bible.com and create an account (no cost involved).

Functionality which is useful includes:

  • Downloads full versions of Bibles for offline use
  • Multiple Free Versions from ASV to YLT98
  • Free Reading Plans, Devotionals and Video’s
  • A fully interactive ‘Live’ event area (although I’ve never seen this in use)
  • Join with Friends and Groups to Share Plan and Verses – Excellent for Life Groups
  • Quick navigation with three clicks to Book, Chapter and Verse
  • Integration with the YouVersion Cloud account (keeps you notes and bookmarks synced across devices)
  • Built-in Audio of the Bible version you are reading, with a ‘real’ voice – much better than Text to Speech
  • Note taking – copy text and add notes which are then uploaded to your YouVersion Cloud account
  • Bookmarks integrated into YouVersion Cloud and can be shared across platforms or printed out
  • A ‘real-time’ social feed of all collaborative activity on the platform
  • Search for any phrase or text

Negatives

  • I can’t think of any, maybe it relies on having a connection sometimes, but that hasn’t bothered me

This is definitely the first Bible App you should download, and indeed many would not bother with having another one, it is clean and simple to use, looks great and has a great many useful features to really enhance your Quiet Time, your Church time and your Life Group study.

I love the ‘friends’ and collaboration features and it does motivate you to complete plans and devotionals through reminders and prompts.

I give the Bible App by YouVersion a top 10/10 mark, I can’t fault it, and I love it.

Iain Murray
Head of Communications
East Mains Baptist Church