10 Groovy Ways to Use Bible Apps

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bible reading challenge day 58

If you’ve been reading the current Monday series, Faith Hub: Where God and Technology Connect, you’ve probably guessed by now that I love technology….and I love the Bible. So a Bible app is better than sliced bread to me. 😉

Today I wanted to give you 10 ways to use Bible apps. If you don’t have a Bible app, then here is where you’ll find “4 Fabulous Bible Apps I Recommend.” Obviously each app has individually unique features. The app I like the best is Olive Tree and the ideas below stem from using that particular app. But no matter the Bible app you use, I think you’ll get an idea or two that you will enjoy implementing.

So what can you do with a Bible app? So glad you asked.

groovy ways to use Bible apps

1. Read the Bible. I know, totally floored by that, aren’t you? Let’s keep going.

2. Easily use a Bible reading plan. For folks who like to have a printed Bible reading plan so that you can physically check off the paper- I get it. And I have one right here for you. 🙂 If you are not a paper person, but love to check off the plan as you go, then Bible Reading Plans on the Olive Tree App have accessibility to mark off the assignments as you go. This feature is highly popular on Bible apps in general.

3. Can’t remember all the words in a verse or you just want to know the reference?
Do a word search right there on the spot and find the verse you are trying to remember in a split second.

4. Keep your study notes or notes from sermons in the handy notes section of Bible apps.

5. Highlight your favorite verses as you read. Or highlight words that speak especially to your heart. One very cool feature is that the highlighters come in different colors. You could color code the highlights by topic or by personal meaning.

6. View a history of what you have read. When reading various references throughout a teaching or preaching session, if you need to go back to a previously-referenced section, simply tap the history and tap the appropriate reference on the list. Very cool for students AND teachers.

7. Utilize the various translations, Bible dictionaries, and commentaries that are automatically included in many Bible apps.

8. Go to any verse in the Bible in three taps or less.

9. Change font sizes to accommodate eyes that appreciate large font type.

10. Use the split screen feature to read two different resources at the same time. In the Olive Tree app, this feature allows you to view the Bible and a commentary that are synced to the same verses. By turning off the sync feature, you can also read two totally different selections.

Could you tell us how you use your Bible app? We’d love to know!

See you tomorrow!



  1. I have been using the youversion bible app for the devotions. I am currently doing one on prayer. I also use it to get sermon notes for my church. They update it each week, so all I do is search for a live event and click on the notes for that week and I can follow along and easily look up verses.

  2. I amhighlighting, bookmarking and tagging all the kids memory verses for church so they can be accessed on the go. I also doing the same thing for all the verses in The Child Training Bible (CTB) and am planning on adding private notes with the questions and prayers for each one.

    This should help with consistency even when I do not have a CTB with me and can have the kids practice their memory verses.

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  4. Kim Osburn says:

    downloaded all the different apps, and am about to put them to the test. Just hope that i’m able to figure them out. Thank You Rachel for helping a Grammy like me understand technology.

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