Bible Apps are the best thing since sliced bread. Ok, better than sliced bread. Seriously, I love Bible apps and for the last five years, I’ve used them almost every day. Today I’m recommending 4 Bible apps that I think you will find helpful. These are the best Bible apps of which I am aware. In light of the Bible Reading Challenge, my hope is to continue to provide tools and resources that you will find beneficial, regardless of which version of the Bible you are reading or whether you like the feel of a Bible in your hand or you find an app the most accessible.
1. Olive Tree: This is my favorite of all the Bible apps. The main reason I love it is because you can download the entire Bible and you don’t have to be connected to WIFI or the internet in order to read. This app is available for Mac, PC, Iwhatever, Android, Kindle and Nook. They’ve got their bases covered and then some.
2. YouVersion is available in over 100 languages. When it comes to taking the gospel to the world, YouVersion means business and I love that. However, for a
tightwad frugal mom to 7 like me who uses an ipod touch and WIFI to save money, you have to be connected to the internet to have full access to reading. If I’m visiting a church or event stadium that doesn’t have WIFI, I have no access. So I love YouVersion…just not as much as Olive Tree, for said reasons. They do have a tad more versions of the app: Blackberry, Java, Windows Phone, and more. So if you have a smartphone and no worries about the amount of time you connect, this could very well be the app for you. (Additional note: Apparently there are more download options now than when I last checked it out, but not all versions are downloadable. See comments from readers.)
3. Blue Letter Bible: I am on this website via the laptop every.single.day. I just love the way their versions are on the dropdown menu and I can read any verse in all versions with one click. The app is free and available for Iwhatever use, BUT some versions are available locally (on the device) and some require internet connection. The NIV is not available on this app at all. Because I love their site, I’m confident this app will grow in flexibility and user friendliness.
4. Bible Gateway: Another fabulous site that I frequently use for reading and studying the Bible. This app is great AND as of the writing of this post, the NIV is available on the app for download! Can I get a woohoo?! Available for IWhatever and Android, you won’t be disappointed in the way this app performs.
What Bible apps do you like to use? I’d love to hear your experiences and opinions in the comments below!
Oh and PS: All the above apps are FREE!