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Last winter I posted 4 Fabulous Bible Apps I Recommend and I love how well-received Bible apps have become. I’m sure the kid who found the Dead Sea scrolls never dreamed that Christians today would be carrying the entire Word of God with them in digital form.
A year is a long time in the life of an app and today I wanted to give an update on the best features of the top Bible Apps.
The top 5 Bible apps in my opinion are Logos, Bible Gateway, Olive Tree, YouVersion, and Blue Letter Bible. All five of these apps have received accolades for their quality. But each has its own strong points. All are free, though some have more translations available within the app without cost.
Logos holds the strong suite in platform accessibility. This app is available for Iphone, Ipad, Android, Kindle, Windows, Mac, and Biblia.com. With easy social sharing buttons, you can share verses across social media. The Greek and Hebrew word comparison in the Logos app is really fabulous for in-depth Bible study.
Bible Gateway has an awesome audio delivery feature for listening while reading. Their app received a Christian New Media Award for 2013 for mobile/tablet app of the year. This app boasts an excellent one-click history button. Toggling back and forth between passages is streamlined with the Bible Gateway app.
Olive Tree contains the best reading plans, along with a fabulous way of maintaining the plans. I’m a big fan of their reading plans because you can check off your progress as you go and if needed, skip or go back to fill in the gaps. This feature of the Olive Tree Bible app keeps me a strong fan,in addition to the way you can study offline and sync your notes and study highlights when online again.
YouVersion is a favorite of many, especially with over 100+ languages available. One of the cool features of YouVersion is the ability to enlarge the reading font size. YouVersion also houses several cool in-app videos.
Blue Letter Bible has an excellent concordance and commentary system within the app. Their audio delivery is a fabulous feature as well.
I’d love to hear about the features you enjoy using on your favorite Bible apps! Would you let us know how you use your apps?
Bloggers, it’s Whimsical Wednesday and I’m so glad you’re stopping by with your awesome Christian encouragement. Thanks for linking up each week and I hope you’ll share your favorite Bible apps and usage hints with us. Don’t forget to stop by and say hi to one another so we can keep one another encouraged.
Have a whimsical Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!