Hi, it would be nice if you could enable that when I listen to the audio with read along, that I would be able to tap on a verse to jump the audio (back) to that vers or replay the vers if tap on it. So also I guess, replaying the current vers again by tapping on it. If not: At least making the jump one vers audio arrows available without having to open the audio contorols (which then covers half the screen). Now it has a show controls/hide controls option, however I don't see what it does?
The tools available on the app allow multiple Bible versions to be selected for comparison and study. Special verses can be highlighted for future review and numerous prayer and study plans with video are available to help you learn and live as Christ desires. It's a great app that gets better as you explore each available option on the Bible verse page you're reading.
Plz add feature of comparing 2-3 translations together on same screen. One English one Greek, like interlinear. Right now we can only compare versions on the selected verses. There should be dictionaries come in the app, so that we can find the meaning of words in the Bible versions of other languages like Greek versions. English, Greek, Spanish etc are a must.
The app was not working one day, I had read my scripture for the day, but it didn't register and restarted my streaks! I was never able to contact anyone concerning this issue! I was enjoying it until that happened. I was attempting my first goal of 365 streaks 😔. 😔. That hurt, when the app did that to me.
When I started using the app, the bible plans were really helpful. But these days, I have difficulty starting a plan because the app is always stopping or an errors occurs and this hinders me from starting a plan. I advise that the developer work on this so as to enable people have access to the plan feature.
If you like to study and search what the Bible has to say about specific words, then don't use this app. One example (out of many) is a simple search for the word "science". YouVersion results are complete garbage. You will become overwhelmed with hundreds of irrelevant results which don’t even contain the word you are searching. Putting words in quotes makes no difference. Reality - Only KJV mentions science in 2 passages of scripture. Don't take my word for it, test for yourself.
Been very glitchy lately with loading. Constantly says error some days and have to have a backup Bible from a different app just to be able to read. Even offline versions I downloaded from here won't work. It keeps saying retry. Please fix
I love the Bible app. But I give only 2 stars because it is slow abnormally lately when it accesses the server to update your highlights, notes, etc. Many times I thought it crashed and had to restart the app often. It's annoying and distracting.
While I have enjoyed this app for many years, being able to compare different translations for study, along with the devotions. I must say this lastest update to version 9 has a bug, the drop down menus are invisible when you are in a particular translation the book & Bible translation. You can no longer see what book or translation you're in and have to guess their location while tapping around the proximity of where the buttons should be.
waittt when did you add NNRV AUDIOOOO??!!! I JUST FOUND OUT TODAYYYY. I like this app but my grandpa and mum who has bad eyesights, can't look at the screen for a long period nor can they see the text properly in the physical Bible 😞. So tmr morning I'm planning to share this function with them. hopefully they'll be able to use this audio feature.
It looks like a cloned version. None of the plans are filled in with color.... It's all blank! I don't know what the proper words are for the app is still in the construction stages but it looks like a beginner started it and didn't take it anywhere much like Christians who sit on the church judge's benches and have no intention of taking to heart what the one who died or His Father in heaven wanted for them and in return for the many free gifts you will sink your "life's savings" into!
One of the best Bible apps available.Not only has MSG version,you can compare various versions like NKJV,NIV,in your local language,etc.Also,has a daily prayer schedule,with reminder.You can create a list of prayers,which you can use to pray daily.Very happy with the app.It is helping me to grow as a Christian.Thanks for creating such a wonderful and easy to use app.Thank you.
I like being able to have a daily devotion on my cellphone. I have it set so the verse of the day picture shows up on my home screen. Sometimes it shows the verse of the day, sometimes it shows a different verse, sometimes it just blank. Have gone to settings and tried different things, nothing works. I have contacted before, tried what was said..still nothing. Did not have any problems until an update.
I am able to view the scriptures in any version as it simplifies the KJV and makes it easier to read.and comprehend. I also appreciate the various daily word readings, prayers and scriptures. Pleased.with the notion that we have a wide variety of topic readings to choose from. The only thing I see missing is a study guide from the bible itself.
What a great app if I could give it more stars then I would, so easy to use with great features this app is ideal for cross referencing and quickness with the search function and....... its GOD'S word what more could you ask for, 10 out of 10 this bad boy. Amen and GOD bless you richly 🙏🙏🙏🙏 just to add, I've tried other Bible apps over the years but this one is my number 1 and I can speak up for many of my Christian brothers and sisters they all also use the you version.
I love this app and all the opportunities it gives us. I would love if we could make notes and highlight in our plans, though. This app gives different specific paths, many different bibles, daily verses, podcast, and more!
There is absolutely no comparison for Me. Having been a student and Teacher of the WORD for over 50 years, I get excired to compare the various versions of scrioture as I pursue the fullness available to Me there. My only problem is that there are several versions which I would like to see the developers add to the App!!!
It's so helpful to me, to be able read the word of God and to listen at the same time. I read the word out loud for myself and I know it does work in me. I enjoy the inspiration of the speakers. What encouragement for the early morning and inspiring as we go to sleep at night.
30/05/22, still loving the app. Have been using the app for 4 years. Update 02/06/22 having trouble opening the app. now for days on end. It seemed to be working yesterday for a couple of hours after deleting and reinstalling the app. But I just had to do the same again. I trust it has something to do with maintenance on the app. or something. I have informed the developers and got response quickly.
This app is soo smooth, ver minimalistic design and very well optimized. And it also contains most of the renowned translations and plus...NO ADS🤩!!!!!!!! The only imporvement I feel the app really requires to make all the bible verses continues rather than keep on changing them as we complete the chapters.
This is an incredible tool for any Christian wanting to read the Bible or connect on a different level. Extremely easy to use and understand. It offers a great variety of devotionals on any subject. I have come to love the daily verse of the day story.
Fantastic. Praise the Lord but today I found the you version is not working properly in my new phone vivo v 19. When I am clicking on the READ button, the app is closing. Neither I see YOU VERSION written on too after opening the app. Please fix this issue soon. God bless you. Thanks for fixing the issue. THIS IS THE BEST BIBLE APP EVER THAN ALL.
I love this app but lately I have not been able to use the create verse and image. The app keeps crashing. I uninstalled and reinstalled thinking that might fix. and it did not. I love this feature so I can share encouragement. I still love this app but wish this would get fixed. I want to update my review. bugs must have been fixed because I haven't had any issues. I LOVE THIS APP!!!!
Wonderful experience like how I an share my reading and prayers with friends and family. Like that this Bible app has built-in support and tools to help and aid me in my understanding of the passages I am working through. I would recommend this Bible study app to anyone who is looking for a quick read of word God when you are on the go.
Latest updates took away the visible menu at the top of the Bible scripture page. I can no longer see Version, Book, etc when reading any passage. I have to tap (sometimes more than once) the blank space af the top of the page to open the selection menu.
I love this app and it's free. 2022 edit I was wrong it wasn't this Bible app that had the screaming ads on it that was one of the KJV with audio. This app is amazing and so is the other one they just charge a dollar a month for it so the ads aren't screaming out loud for no reason. ( THIS ONE HAS NO ADS ) thank you for making such a great app God bless...
I absolutely hate the new update. I use the verse of the day widget and loved the transparency settings it had (I could capture the verse with my wallpaper instead of plain black and white). But now the edges have been curved, the transparency setting is gone, and the font too has changed... All which I hate. I love the app, but because I see the verse of the day everyday I'm beginning to hate that I can't adjust anything and really want to delete it. I wish I'd never updated the app
Great App. Would really appreciate if you could the add more options to add friends from, not just our contacts or people from facebook. But people on this App itself who are studying the same books/ devotional and are going though a somewhat same phase.
I have been a user of this App for years already and am even promoting it to friends and colleagues. However, recently, installing it to a new device is no longer possible because of the very strict logon requirement where one cannot use email address more than once. I am so sad with it that I will be compelled to find another app just for the new device I acquired.
I love my Bible app! Between the daily devotional reading on the verse of the day, which has helped me understand so many things, and having so many options for plans on anything you are going through, looking for, seeking to learn or understand, along with podcasts and videos and so much more there's really nothing else I need. The only thing I would like to have is the ability to make notes that pop up when I'm in that area. Like if you make notes in your Bible.
I love the many choices of devotionals to choose from. And i like to read these with friends. I especially find useful that I can write my thoughts down and share them with those I am reading with. And I also like the option to create images from scripture. A great app. 👍
This app has so much to offer along with my Daily scriptures! I enjoy the Devontional Plans. They are supposed to be 3 to 5 day plans, I cannot stop after one day and wait to read next days! So most plans I finish up on first day. The audio is great to have on speaker while doing housework. I like that I can choose my KJV of God's word also. I have tried other apps but don't measure up to thus one. And it's Free! Thank you for this one !
The streak feature is discouraging. I know I'm supposed to rely on my faith to maintain my relationship with God, but when I forget to use this app for my devotion and my streak resets to zero, it really discourages me to continue. It's kinda frustrating that I feel like I'm relying on a streak itself to keep me from opening this app. I'm hoping there will be an option to DISABLE this feature because this app is excellent and I don't want to be discouraged just because I forgot to open it.
Love this app. I can listen to my Bible while waking with my lab. There are so many different resources available to help you understand, study, and a section devoted to Bible verses that relate to individual problems, addictions, and making choices that please God.
Please read Edit I truly thank my Almighty LORD God for this app, it has done more for me than I can say in this short review. I pray that God's blessings are with everyone who was lead by God to develop the app. 🙏🙏 Thank you Life. Church Edit...I still love YouVersion, but since the "new look" there's a few bugs in the settings the Kids setting won't stay off & my preferred bible version won't stay on, I have to reset them both many, many many... times during the day. Please fix the bugs.
I love the Bible App. It is a Bible at my disposal. Even when I'm in a rush, wherever I am I can access the word of God. Daily scriptures give us a structure. I love the search engine. Where I just type a word and I get list of scriptures to select from when I need scripture references.
It's a great app and I enjoy using it. It's really been a blessing to me. However, I'll love some things to be added: 1. Actual dates should be added to saved notes and saved Bible passages. For me, I see it as keeping a journal and having a date like "44w, 2w" ago might not really help with remembering what happened that day or why that particular scripture stood out. 2. I think it will be cool if provision can be made to search for notes instead of scrolling down to 1million weeks ago.
Having the Lord's words for daily guidance right in my hands is the best thing since sliced bread. Looking up verses, following along during church and Sunday school is easier with the Bible app. I also love the variety of translations that allows me find a chapter and verse within seconds depending on which Pastor and the Bible he or she is using for the day.
Update: I'm beginning to see signs of the Bible app becoming woke, Taking a knee to social pressures. suggestion: daily readings-allow subscribers to submit daily reading videos, provide guidelines, select, keep fresh I use this app daily. It has excellent daily reads, and some with video narrative. I really enjoy the video clips offering deeper Bible insight. And of course different versions of the bible are available to read, with bookmarking, highlighting, and footnotes.
This app is great!!! I have been using it as part of my devotions. I like the audio bible portion, paired with a reading plan. The nice thing is the audio follows the written passages so you can follow along as you go. This app has multiple different versions. You can use it for devotion, or even in church to consult the verses at hand or to see how different versions such as NASB vs. KJV vs. NIV vs. ESV translate the same passage. Thank you! I would like a NKJV audio sometime if possible.
So much biblical content it would take years to experience it all! I love all the options of translations, especially the ones that have clickable footnotes. It's like having many study Bibles in your hand. I especially like that YouVersion has added the Open Story videos from previous days that you can rewatch.
It has a lovely interface, the daily verses, plans and lot more. The most aspect of this app is the daily verses. I wake up with God's prompting on my phone and it gives me the zeal to pray and read more about the Bible the words of God . A big thank you the developers of this app remain blessed and continue the good work.
There are so many things you can do with this app. I do experience glitches quite often, and I am frustrated that I can't use it when I'm offline. It lags very much when I use a hotspot, the pictures don't load, and the videos are slow like crazy. Other than lag, I love this app. There are so many features! Bible plans, kids' experiences, games, and more!
This is a really nice Bible app, however I'm very disappointed that there is no audio version for the NKJV. I like to listen to the audio when I'm driving in the car so I get stuck listening to other versions that I don't usually like to read. This app has been around for a long time there's no reason why there shouldn't be an audio for version that's so common.
The latest update screwed up the Verse of the Day widget! It changes size based on the length of the verse which screws up the layout of my homepage. It is also no longer transparent like it was before so it completely blocks out the background wallpaper. The only positive change was the larger font. Keep the font the same, and change back everything else the way it was please!
I love the Bible app and have been grateful for it and its ability to save stuff and read plans. I find the email notifications annoying because I have too many emails too many notification. In fact I detested email marketing all together it's a waste of time that screws me out of seeing emails that are actually important. Like commercials it is pointless.
I really love the access to different versions and the audio is so lovely plus some vedio contents, they are very inspiring. I would like more study materials to be added mostly for Christians who wants to grow more in the word..
Love the YouVersion Bible app, the reading plans are wonderful and I have the choice to read any version of the Bible I choose. Very easy to use. Love that the Bible is with me everywhere I go.
I love using this app and have been for at least a few years. It has been an answer to prayer. I've recently noticed the app will start reading the daily devotional or scripture as soon as my phone links with anything bluetooth, even if I'm talking on messenger the bible will start reading and interrupt conversations. I've tried every update and setting I could think about but the app still automatically starts. Looking for anyone with a solution to this issue. God bless you guys
Easy to navigate, amazing resources available. The ability to check out the scriptures in different versions is so quick and easy. Love it. Thank you
the app doesn't show notifications for anything- Verse of the day, Bible plans etc. it only shows them when I get on the app. Also, when you press a verse to highlight, the verse shrinks or sometimes disappears.
This is a great Bible app. It has many Bible translations and languages to cater towards many people. It has the ability to highlight passages and to take notes which I'm glad it has. This app also provides many plans to help study the bible with audio to listen along with the plan. My only complaint is that the audio with the plan I'm doing sometimes skips words and sentences of the devotions. I also noticed a while ago that the audio would sometimes cut to audio of Bible passages.
It was awesome, very convenient, easy access anytime, everywhere when ever you feel like commune with your creator it's just a matter of bringing out your phone and through. Really appreciate 🙏 technology and the teams.
This app is incredible! you are able to access so many amazing bible plans, read and compare many versions, add freinds for motivation, no ads, and more! This app has helped me grow closer to Jesus. Thank you youversion!
This app has helped and is still helping me in any ways. I'm truly grateful to have been told about this app and have had great experiences. I do wish. We could save highlights or notes on the Devotional sections on the plans like you can with the verses within the plans. I also wish there was a private and group chat feature within the app. Maybe one day these features will be available. Thank you so much for making this app. Bless you!
I used to think this was the best bible app, I still do but YouVersion is slowly becoming anti-offline. You can't access 90% of the features without having a data connection Before there were lots of features you could access offline & those accessed online needed a data connection only once after which you could access it offline But now, you need to be offline to access everything except the bible itself You can't even access your own notes and highlights offline 💔💔Stories don't even load
I have longed for this and have had this app for 7 years and the choices in versions is awesome and ui is easy but there is no dictionary! When I click on a word on Android there are very old words that I need the definition for. Instead it just highlights the whole sentence and wants me to make a Facebook post and not get deeper with the bible. Awesome job guys but am I the only one whose thought of this?
Have been using this app for many years now and this Bible app is amazing! This app not only LET'S you carry God's word around with you everywhere you go but it also gives you free devotionals for everything you can think of, whether it's anger or finding your way back to God. This app has helped me focus on God's word when I don't have a Bible with me wherever I am. Would definitely highly recommend this app for every Christian and everyone else who is wanting to read God's on your phone.
I don't like the new change. There used to be a check mark on every devotional that I've finished. Now I have to click on each one to see if I rated it, to see if I've done that one. It makes searching for a new devotional difficult.
The app is great! It helps me connect with God's Word and draw nearer to Him. If you ever have app issues and plans stop working or something along those lines, delete then re-download the app. It worked for me. 😁
Best Bible app. Have been using it for several year. Quickly look up verses. I will start the audio while driving and listen to God's word instead music. Thanks for the best app.
Has a free-translated Bible. The digital Bible is faster in looking up passages on this app compared to a physical book. I also like being able to quickly switch to other translations for difficult passages. For improvement, the app could include a full Biblical Commentary and it also could have more on Christian meditation. (Ex: the book "Spiritual Exercises" by St. Ignatius I hear is a good resource for Christian meditation). Most if not all of the app is completely free.
Lately, for about 1 month now that the video is not playing properly, not downloading. Missed this good teaching. I'd already updated this apps in my phone. Would appreciate if you could look into this technical problem. Thanks. 2 days later ... Thanks. The video is playing good now. Thanks for your prompt response and action . God bless! Sent from Yahoo Mail on
All these years I've been a brilliant experience for me with this app, until recently when it keeps disappearing from my phone. Maybe freezing it, I cant say...I keep update but all proved abortive.
Great app. I have loved it over and over again. The plans, the new updates, notes, highlights. I would love one more things from you. I love to have reminders about Bible verses I need in a particular season as contents for meditation. I want to be able to pin a Bible verse, as I open my Bible, it's the first thing I see. Just to pin for as long as I need to. You are doing a great job bringing people closer to God this way. May God bless you!
i love this app. but some stuff is difficult to find. it is easy reading once i find what i am looking for. there is nothing wrong with this app. there are no adds which is awesome and allows me to become even closer to God because there are no interruptions with learning. love the fact that there are multiple plans for each thing searched. there is a childrens learning area for families to study together. great app! if i could give it a 10-star rating i would! A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!! thank you!
I've had this app for years now and never had issues. Lately, it's glitching non stop. It closes, freeze, and skips when it's reading the scripture. I came here to see if I needed to update it or something but I see I'm not the only one. What is going on???? Please fix this issue.
The fact that I can have access to many other versions is lovely. Except that you have to be online to access those other versions. I would prefer if you can make them accessible offline. Also, function like word search is not available. If you can work on these, the Application would be a top notch. Thanks. Keep it up.
Love all the effort in developing this app. For your next update can you make it available so we can have more tabs at the top for Bible versions so we can quickly switch between different versions? Currently it requires too many steps to switch between versions. A little frustrating. Thanks!
Recently I am unable to switch versions and listen to a different version. It defaults back to the first one I listened to. Closing out the app and going back in doesn't fix the problem. Now I'm stuck listening to only one version. Big bummer!
*Im only giving it 3 stars until it's fixed* I've been using this app for a few years and I love it, but lately it's been having too many technical issues. 1) the app doesn't send a reminder anymore for my devotionals nor the verse of the day. It will only send right after I open the app and it's way past the time that I have scheduled. 2) my devotional plans will either disappear or duplicates. 3) the audio still plays after I'm done reading and exit the app. Please fix these issues.
The Bible app has helped me grow so much closer to God. I've learnt so much. And the guided prayers and Bible plans are so nice and helpful. You can share the Word of God with friends, family and anyone around the world. It's great! It's so easy to use. You can read and understand, your Bible easier, because there's many language options to pick from. There's no irritating ads. I'm truely happy and thankful for this app.
Very nice! Haven't used it for very long, but just being able to easily sync the bibles I'm using between devices is very nice. I can compare passages of the KJ bible against the NIV, Catholic bible, and the Latin Vulgate. KJ gives the classic English read, but sometime the NIV/Catholic gives a better, more understandable read. VERY nice!
I find this app to be easy to use & very resourceful to continuing my relationship with God. Options to remind you to pray at the time you set daily, endless choices of plans, ability to connect with others, a variety of individuals to reflect on the daily verse almost a mini sermon & different versions of the Bible to choose from.. THANK YOU YouVersion
VERY good overall great options! BIBLE VERSE SELECT: Issue lately I select a Book, Chapter & Verse but it goes back to current Bk Ch Vs I'm reading not the new one entered. Finding Bk, Ch Vs can be very slow. IDEAS: 1) Transition to Book List animation wastes time, better if static. 2) Autosave Recent Bk, Ch Vs Selections. Avoids repeating Search when toggling between texts. Wastes time finding the prior verse by repeating all steps. 3) Much faster to scroll Book List if 2 items per line!
This app is just great. I can bookmark, copy and check out Bible verses on the run. The daily Bible verses pictures are beautiful and I can easily compare Bible versions. Plus the availability of Audio Bible, different materials and reading plans makes it more convenient. I deleted all the numerous Bible apps I had to keep just this. Over 4 years of use now and no regrets!
This is the best Bible App ever. Best social media substitute. The "Discover" option has all one needs and it caters for everyone. The "Streaks" are the best they have helped me improve my daily reading habit especially when I get too busy. The audio, a great feature for extremely busy days. I have loved reading my Bible even before the internet, but the badges add a bit of fun to it, I wish they would go beyond the 1000 though.😊 Then y'all added podcasts🤩 The content here is just amazing.😍
Easy to find books/verses. The study plans encourage me to stay on track. My most used feature is listening to the Bible because I do study plans that have me read entire chapters. I listen when I am getting ready each morning. I also use the app when I'm at church. I don't carry a Bible anymore. The app is my Bible. I take notes at church. I copy/paste the Bible verses being taught instead of just listing them by book and verse.
Comments previously written stand true today. Easy to choose translation of your choice; always available when your cell phone/tablet/computer are working; choices for devotionals and the ability to share/comment with friends are excellent. Only uncertainty is when inviting friends--are they only if you are on Facebook? My "picture" is same as FB and I didn't select it. Would prefer NO Facebook connection whatsoever.
I had to update to the newest version in order to use the app but now it just keeps closing won't sign me in properly and now it looks like I lost all my stats from reading every day for weeks and weeks. please some one help. Okay the app is finally working properly and I didn't loose all my settings and badges , saved plans and streaks. Thank you to whom ever. 4 stars again !
5/6/22 For some reason, the player has stopped working. It worked earlier this morning, I finished one plan and added the next one chronologically, and now neither of the 2 different plans I use will play. Update: yes, I lost my account with all the previous plans I had done for 2-3 yrs, that I did refer to. It's just not that hard to send a link to reset a password, every other app & site does it.
I've had this app for many years. For the past few months, this app's pictures won't load- even if you make your own, certain parts of the app won't even show, and my app font and made up colors for highlights work on and off. I have brand new internet, and it does this with data and other people's wifi as well. I uninstalled and reinstalled, and now the app won't even let me sign in. It keeps saying, "error 503". They keep updating for "bug fixes", but nothing is fixed- and I'm not the only 1.
Love the app and have used it for years. But lately it's glitches have become an issue. From creating images with verses to just logging in, I often have to restart my phone or "force stop" the app to get it responding. Hope it's just a fluke. I will continue to use it because it's GREAT!
Dropped down to 1 star! It is very frustrating when you try to spend time with God in the mornings with devotions, but the app and website doesn't work. I have cleared the cache, deleted and reinstalled the app; now I can't sign in. I've emailed support and they keep telling me the same thing without fixing the issue. Fix it or I'm gone!
Really enjoy the app, the bible plans, devotionals, etc. Just a side note: I noticed that Luke 22 will not play audio while in the Read Through the Bible plan. Didn't play last year either and Luke 22 is split up between three days. Makes it difficult when trying to listen to that section more than once. Thanks! Hope you can get that fixed for next year! 😊
Everything was working great, now I can't even open the verse of the day, my bookmarks, plans, or really anything else. I updated the app this morning thinking maybe that was the problem, it still won't load anything. Please resolve this issue. Normally it is a fantabulous app. It also wiped out my streak.
The app is literally bugged several comments showing its bugged or not working as intended. Book mark resets all the time. I used this app for 2 years without a problem and now it doesn't work correctly at all. The audio is nice to help keep track of my place when reading ive finished it twice now with daily reading. I would hope it would get resolved soon.
I was going to install this app again but after reading reviews about so many glitches and problems after the new update, I am choosing not to install. I just want a good Bible app to listen to and listen through the Bible in order to go through the Bible in 4-6 months while driving, cooking, cleaning, and even sitting and reading some chapters while listening. But there are too many reviews that tell me not to install this app. I uninstalled before because I had problems with the app with it.
The STREAKS are not helpful... I try to really read my Bible everyday. I love this app and recommend it to many of my friends. I love the new "discover" videos, the daily stories and everything. But, there are times that I forget... I'm trying very hard, but when I lose my streaks it makes me feel awful. Admittedly there are times, when I have a busy day, I just open it for my streak and close it. At least have an option to just hide this "feature"... :'<
I have used the app for years and have enjoyed it for the most part. However, I don't know if it's because you're trying to continually enhance it, but there is just one bug after another and too many changes happening. I've actually considered uninstalling it. Also, there are some things that are just unnecessary, like badges. Am I desiring to draw closer to God or ticking off a box because I've put in my time for the day.
God's Holy Word at your fingertips, and so much more. You can share with friends, complete life-changing devotionals, set reminders to keep going further into His word with consistency. It's simply(in a complex way)amazing! I know it was God breathed into the creator of YouVersion. For me the ONLY Bible app.
It has being an awesome journey with this app making my daily encounter with God absolutely exceptional. I love the vast nature of the app, having to choose any version that suits ones needs or religious setting. I still believe there are still rooms for improvement but for now Youversion Bible is the best there is.
I love using this app! Being able to read so many different versions of the Bible, daily devotions, and find church services near me is great. I like that I can set reminders as well and track my time spent connecting with the Word. Earning badges and being able to add friends and do devotions with them are fun ways to stay motivated.
This app provides the perfect pace and there is something for EVERYONE! When I'm thinking of something that I want to focus on or change, I can specifically search for a Bible message (reading plan) tailored to my needs. If the daily message strikes an interest, they offer plans to go with the message to expand your studies. I am so pleased and happy. Definitely some changes since I started the app years ago and a great change! I look forward to reading daily. You can even read with friends!
Great app, no ads, looks very clean and organized, everything is easy to reach. Has many versions in many languages. Has multiple read-aloud versions as well. The only thing I'd love to see them add is an interlinear version of the Bible because I use it for studying.
Finding a friend on the app is near impossible because names are completely randomized and not in alphabetical order. Also, if you type in someone's full name that is not the first thing that comes up. Totally inefficient. Other than that it's an OK app.
When I started using the updated version of this app at first it looks fine but then I noticed that it is lagging, I can't find my new highlighted verses and new bookmarks, my streak also is gone although I am reading everyday. They gave me instructions on how to fix the lagging and it works, thank you for the attention that you gave in me and to my concerns, but my lose streak didn't come back I hope this won't happen again.
I love the ease of accessing multiple translations in this app and the capacities to engage the text through highlights and notes alongside of selected texts. I have also appreciated the translations with audio also. I also make use of creating images around selected bible verses to share on social media.
There are good features but could use Strong's concordance and Interlinear word by word translation. We could use a better word search feature because its not as useful as Bible Hub's word search when we need to find a verse we have a hard time recounting. Just a random idea. Having a speech button to say what chapter and verse we are going to study in. That way its faster aswell. Also we could use donation buttons to ministires like Hope Worldwide or Granted Ministries or Youth Camps.
What in the world is going on!? I've used this app forever and never have I had so many force closures or skipping audio. Not only is it incredibly frustrating to have constant interruptions to my bible study, it's disappointing when you consider that other apps on Google Play pale in comparison to the functionality and content offered by this platform. Must fix ASAP.
I've had YouVersion for quite some time and really like using it for Bible reading, especially during our Bible study group when it is ready to look up referenced verses. Just recently I started using the Plan features. Wow, I didn't realize I have been missing out on so many topics and many options for each topic. I'm glad I dug deeper into this wonderful app.
This app has taught me a lot in the Bible of what is required of us from God through its plans, daily Bible verses etc. It has an easy to use user interface and more. It has different Bible versions you can select based on your preference and can be used in comparison with other versions. Love it very much. It's God-sent
Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God. Since I've been listening to the audio Bible NLT version, from Genesis to Revelation, my life has never been the same. I am a lazy reader and the Bible itself is an intimidating book to read just looking at the size of it. I then decided to listen to it instead, whilst I'm washing dishes, whilst I'm driving, whilst I'm showerin, .... I don't read any other books.. the Bible is enough... God has really tried to squeeze Him into those pages...
Great app but a bit fickle with the daily plans, particularly with the last part of the scheduel with the plan, I couldn't get mine to play the last part, instead marked it as complete. Also the ads are kinda bad timing when they appear. Other than that, still great and would still recommend this. It actually reads to you.
The best! Encouraging, a helpful reminder to stay in God's Word which is the most encouraging thing we can do for ourselves!! His Word is living and active!! It also has a lot of great study tools and reading plans. I LOVE that I can compare multiple translations at once, highlight everything, share, and take it anywhere! Also create verse images! As a companion for deeper study I also use the Blue Letter Bible biblical concordance app. I highly recommend that one too. BE BLESSED!!!
Solid app. Compare versions, highlight text, make notes, daily verse, you can make an image from the daily verse, you have "plans" which is basically a set of verses read over the course of a few days, based on a certain category or scenario. For example, if you're getting married, or about to have a child, or just whatever, look up plans regarding marriage, parenthood, etc... Again, solid app. I use this app along with Blue Letter Bible and 1 or 2 physical bibles whenever doing a serious study.
I enjoy using this app. There are so many devotionals & studies to choose from. They are well written & easy to understand. And the length of them ranges, some are 3 days others are 14 days & even have a few that are year long as well! I like using the tracker as well, it helps motivate me (I like making to do list & checking things off so this feature is very satisfying to me). I love the option to do them alone or with a group of friends. Group discussion in the app is really nice!
It's been a very wonderful journey of faith with this version. The highlight and comment icon has made it very easy for me to save Bible verses that speak to me directly and then the streaks keeps me motivated to always read my Bible everyday. A very very great Bible app. I recommend for everyone who desires to study more and pray with the word. God bless You version team. Amen
I really like this app. But sometimes it crashes and have errors along the way. Like if I have a plan reading with someone it doesn't appear anymore and sometimes I cannot accept it via app not unless I log in on the chrome or firefox. I also cannot accept friend request as there is always an error each time. I have reported this and someone sent me basic troubleshooting steps but it did not really work. It's a bit sad. overall the app is great if only they will fix the errors.
For over three months now, nothing's been loading. VOTD images don't load, Plan covers, VOTD stories, badges, nothing. It's like the entire app is on hold and it's very annoying. I dont see friends' activities and I dont get any reminders from the app anymore. When I do get some notifications (which I stopped getting a point), when I tap to see them in the app it no load. I once gave this app 5 stars but it's been so long & this issue hasn't been fixed. I've uninstalled & reinstalled MANY times.
YouVersion is absolutely what it is. It brings God's word to your own understanding with the unique translation that you will ever love. I see the app as a great teacher of God's word because it eliminates the problem of language you are absolutely going to find the translation that best suites your understanding. YouVersion makes it look like a mirror of yourself, it's an app turned companion, it's handy, everything you may need in just one App.
Such an amazing blessing to have several versions all at the touch of a finger. The reminders and devotionals are perfect for busy people who need to be reminded to make time for the Lord. For Comparing versions, it's an invaluable resource. I can't imagine anything I'd change about this app
This App is great because I have any version of the Bible to access at any time I personally like the ESV the best because it is a word for word literal translation from the Greek Septuiagnt script. I like to read large portions of the Bible at one time and sometimes it's hard on my eyes so Its great that this app includes a feature where it will read to you. So that's nice if you don't like to read or if you don't feel like it.
It used to be so wonderful and simple to use both online and offline but lately it's difficult to use the app without internet connection. And it closes right In the middle of being used. And it takes a really long time to load. I can't even read versions without Internet connection.
I love having God's Word always at my fingertips. The app is so easy to use; my kids, husband, and I all use it in various forms to keep His Word active in our hearts. I appreciate all the translations available and being about to do audio versions. Having so many plans to choose from is super helpful in keeping me consistent. Thank you!
UPDATE Love this app! But... it's been super glitchy lately. Please put out an update. The navigation between screens is awful!!! Please fix the video player. I downgraded my review only because of functionality issues. Love the daily discussion/short sermon! Wonderful way to draw closer to God. Only problem is with navigation between screens.
The App has become suddenly very glitchy. It keeps freezing and I have to either wait or close the app and re-open it again. In offline mode it's even worse! I've had to install another Bible App and use it in stead, which sucks coz I really like this one. Please fix this quickly... as someone else has also mentioned on their review, it suddenly has too many "Bells and Whistles" we can't just read our Bible and Bible Reading Plans any more, which is the basic function of the App.
The app allows you to choose which version of the Bible you want to read from and has an array of plans to go through on various topics. Although if using the narrator option it often cuts off. Sometimes the devotionals are not written clearly.
It's an exceptional Bible app. Easy to use. I just wish the Amplified version can have an audio option too. Also, it would be nice if the audio parts of the bible can be used offline incase of people who live in countries that can't afford internet service but need to read the Bible on the go. Overall, it's a great app.
Nice with several features. It's a real blessing. However, notes have always had a big issue, if I forget to save my notes after a sermon they all disappear when I close the app. Kindly make a way for notes to save automatically. God bless
It was really good except for the fact that just recently the videos wouldn't load until that night and then the next day the video wouldn't work at all so I reinstalled the app and then it wouldn't let me sign in and my history was gone. However, it may have just needed some time because it just started working again🙏🤞🏻
After using this for years, it has stopped working. I reached out for assistance and they said that there were updates in the last two months. I've had nothing but issues since the updates. I did everything tech support asked me to do but it never resolved the issues. It's the only app not working properly on my phone. It was amazing when it worked. I'm so disappointed and discouraged. Looking for something else now that I've uninstalled it
I love this app because I can always have a Bible at my fingertips. I particularly appreciate having several versions available to compare when studying. I have it on all my electronic devices, and use it daily. The only possible enhancements I can think of is improving the ease of finding the cross-reverence given without losing your place, and a Bible dictionary connected, so I could know what various terms and items meant, however, it is easy enough to find that info on Google.
I love that this app provides daily reminders to get into The Word and I've been enjoying the courses in it! The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars on ease of use was- when I first opened the first course I didn't see how to do it, & thought the devotionals could only be accessed by buying the resource books! I finally had my sister share one with me and asked about it, learning I just needed to click the word "devotional" next to the check mark. I feel silly, but guidance could help
I love the reading/study plans and features on this app. Very helpful and easy to use. All versions of the Bible available. The highlighting, saving, sharing prayer reminder, and image/verse creator tools are all excellent. So many tools and ways to share and practice your faith offered on this app. LOVE IT!
I love using this app. It's easy to navigate and is a great reading tool. Reading the scriptures in different versions help me to understand some passages better. I love that no matter where I am the Bible app is with me. I've completed several reading plans. This is just a great tool for anyone who wants to grow in the word of God.
I love having access to multiple versions of the Bible. I did not have any issues until changes were made. In the past couple of days, I had to uninstall the app from my phone because the app would start the audio reading scriptures without me initiating it. I reinstalled it and I still had an instance where it started on its own.
I am deaf and have been fitted with a cochlear implant. One of the ways to train the brain to 'hear' is by following along in the Bible while someone is narrating the scriptures. YouVersion has presented this amazing technology and I am delighted to know that it is available and, being a Christian, I couldn't think of a better way to learn God's words. Several of the my devices are very small and mobile so it is possible to read at anytime and anywhere. I have a request that You Version may consider. We are given daily some scriptures and a mentor will give his interpretation. There does not seem to be closed captioning to match the words of the speaker. Also, there doesn't seem to be a way to look up what the Bible has to say about specific topics. It is amazing that God can reach everyone in their own elements. YouVersion certainly has touched my heart!
😇 This app has consistently kept me on track w/being in The Word daily. I ❤🤍💙 having the option of setting my NIV bible chapters to alphabetical order which helps find passages w/ease. 🙏 A real lifesaver 4 new #JesusFollowers❗ 👀 Seeing my daily & weekly count helps w/holding me accountable. To me, there's nothing worse than missing a day & losing my progress--- it's a personal challenge I probably take on more seriously than most, who may not be quite as competitive as me! 😆
I started not to update and wish I had not. Please fix the glitch on the daily lesson. Will not let me proceed to next step. If I exit out and come back its stuck. The bars at top do not navigate like they used to. If it's timed, it's too long. The screen is extra sensitive and will move to next activity if scrolling on daily devotion plan excerpt. Yet when trying to advance to next part of daily story it will not. In other words it moves when unwanted and sticks when moving needed. FRUSTRATING!
It is so quick and convenient for me to pull it up and go right into the word. Without having a fumble through finding the page that I'm looking for. It is always great to have something so powerful right in the convenience of your hands. And sometimes if I don't feel like reading I can always have the app read out loud to me. It is such a blessing to have.
Great Bible app. I would move a couple parts around to make things more user friendly for the "extras" like bookmarked verses, but apart from that it's got great choices and easy access to the scripture. I do feel like they use the same verses for verse of the day a lot but I didn't download it for the verse of the day. Oh and I do LOVE that they have the service notes available from all the churches in your area that will let them. Best feature for sure!!!
I like how this app allows you to delve into your spiritual life with the many plans it has set for whatever you want help in (might I add it's for FREE!! Which is honestly amazing), I also like how it keeps urging you to read the bible everyday, by sending notifications. I honestly love the app so far!! I highly recommend this app if you want to delve deeper into your relationship with God (I'm just starting) or if you just want to read it with its many different versions and languages!!
Choosing to read the plans daily has changed my walk. It's important to start and finish each day with comentaries and the words of our creator. YouVersion brings the tools to me. Favorite feature is the "catch me up" which keeps me on track if the busyness of life prevents a reading. It eliminates the frustration of missing a day. I just pick up from where I left off. Simple.
What used to be a wonderful, convenient, easy to work with app, now has major issues, even after this new update. I cannot join or lead a group devotion on youversion. It will not show up in my list of devotions I've started. Plans will randomly show up or disappear in the devotions section and may or may not get badges.. Everything has been glitchy...especially in plans activity, but also lots of buffering and does not scroll smoothly. It jumps from one section to another.
I gave this app a second chance after a while. The first impression is, that the app is more intuitive now. You can navigate through it quite easily without the need of going through excessive features, videos and promotions to find what you're looking for. I also like that you've created a separate section for community, as well. Overall, I'm enjoying the app and the new design.
Lovely app to have because of all the Bible translations at my fingertips. However, could you please check this: the audio versions ( ESV in my case) tend to abruptly stop and then can't pick up from where one left off listening. So one loses their place in the text. Uninstalling and reinstalling didn't change anything. Thanks.
This is a very good app for christians to dive into. The plan are strategic for many needs. I love this app because there is always a topical plan to read and get encouragement. The app encourages you to read the bible every day. The good thing about the plans, it break things down in meaningful ways to help the reader. There is always a word for the day, either to encourage, to challenge or to reflect. There is so much on the app, something for everybody.
I've been using this app to read the Bible on my mobile devices for years. It's been a wonderful tool to access scripture when on the go, especially during my morning commute. It even helped me "read" through the whole Bible (ESV/KJV/NIV audio). I also love how many Bible versions you can access. That said, I'm not a fan of the new design and the videos that are pushed in your face now at the top. I find them distracting to my daily devotional time and wish there was an option to remove them.
This is the main Bible app that I use. The search functions are easy to use, and I've enjoyed a number of the devotional studies available, especially when there is audio for them so I can use them while on the commute for work. It does not replace my physical Bible or regular Bible study, but is an excellent companion.
It's good, one of the best available and totally free. Would highly appreciate correction after the latest update; when reading offline, "No Connection" warning keeps appearing at the bottom of the screen, which is taking up space for reading. Update: Thank you for your help. April 08,2022: I most appreciate the many languages available from YouVersion that can be read off-line. I am an Indonesian. Thank you for the several versions of the Indonesian Bible.
I really like all of the various features, they make the app so fun. Not only does it have a variety of bibles in different languages. It also has daily reflection, DBV, and plans! The only thing that makes it hard for me is that we can't select specific words. Only verses can be selected and this makes it hard if I want to highlight only some words or find the definition of a word.
Great App and has helped in more ways than can express!! If its not too much trouble however: is it possible to when you press on the play audio (in daily devotions/plans) to have different speeds? For example; x.5, x.75, x1.0, x1.25...because sometimes the audio goes faster than the spirit would like to mull some words?! Thank you in advance for your time.
This app is exactly what I was looking for; contains the whole Bible, will read aloud. You get to select different narration options, where exactly in the Bible you would like to listen to, and you may set a time as to how long you would like to listen, the app will automatically stop reading once time is up. Another pro is when you are listening to the audio you can exit the app without the frustration of the app automatic pausing, the audio doesn't pause unless you pause it yourself.
It has really been very helpful. Sometimes I'm led to take a particular plan and boom! It is just what I needed. I also love the access to many different bible versions. If there's something I would love them to improve on it is giving more chance to your streaks, it shouldn't be all wiped away when one miss a day because it might not be intentional, chances should be given like after 3 times or more. The wiping of all the streaks can be discouraging sometimes 😁
Great app. So many versions of The Bible to choose from, I personally live the New Living Translation version as it makes it easier to read. You can even have a narrator read it to you and you can choose a male or female voice. Homepage is really cool, verse of the day, stories, (similar to Instagram) where someone talks for a few muns elaborating on the verse of the day and many multi day reading plans based on specific topics. Overall, a really great app.
Great App. I'd like to see the option to choose more variety and colors to highlight scripture and I would love to see the passion translation in full words and audio. Perhaps you could incorporate some sort of zoom option video chat for Bible study and or integrate like a Bible gateway where you can look up the Hebrew the Greek and do it in-depth Bible study on words and stuff like that. But overall I really enjoy this app and doing devotionals with Friends.
It is really easy to use. There are a lot of great features. I love how you can pick from tons of daily devotionals that last a week or up to a year. Also you can read them with people on your friends list. I use the highlighters and the verse image maker a lot. I have tried other Bible apps and they did not really have anything extra.
I've been using this app for years now and I've enjoyed every bit of it. But with the updates lately, my experience hasn't been so good. Whenever I try to add a version to compare verses with, the app closes. Whenever I try to change versions, whether online or offline, the app closes. This is very frustrating. Please fix it.
I love that there is an endless supply of reading plans to keep me interested in daily study. The only maddening thing which I've contacted help about twice now is my reading streak will randomly reset itself. Very frustrating when I make an effort to rise early to read a lesson before starting my day just to have the app dismiss that day. Clearing the local cache doesn't give me my streak of days in the app back.
It's convenient to have the Word of the true living God on your smartphone or any electronic device. Plus it has, I'm sure, most if not all the translations and versions available. Also comes with audio available for most versions and languages so you can listen on the go. I'd rate it a thousand stars if I could.
Tried many bible apps in the store. But this one is a stunning app. The true black view, the bookmarking features, option to check multiple versions of the same verses, create images from verses, the features that fill your daily bible activities are more and more that you won't search for any other app once you have this. This gave me the chance to stay close to my Lord's teachings at every step of my life. God bless you all 🙏
I have always found this as a go-to for my Bible reading for many years now. I love that it has so many different versions in which to choose to read from. However, I wish that they all were provided with the voice/reader option. My other gripe is from something I found out today... that there is no Lutheran Bible in this app. I would greatly appreciate if that would be one that you can consider getting added to your collection. Thank you. ❤️🙏🏽
Great app! I love being able to read the bible anywhere. Getting scripture verses in the morning is a great way to focus the day on Jesus. As with everything, be discerning when picking a study plan, but this app is by far the best. Also love that it has auditory reading, so I can listen to scripture while getting ready!
I'm glad I chose this Bible app. For me, it's the best. It offers A LOT of resources; countless amounts of Bible versions one can download for free. Bible reading plans, Daily stories and verses of the day, teaching videos, devotionals, guided prayer,prayer reminder. Though I wish that one could set more than one prayer reminders. Could you do that please?
Easy to use and navigate, layout is simple with no fuss. Range of functions could be more extensive or intuitive but for what it is it's an excellent app. Particularly appreciate the selection of Bible translations and the ability to compare these, make notes, use Bible reading plans etc. Thank you very much for making this available.
I love the App! The format keeps you interested because the app combines different types of media like video prayers, short reading materials, and narration to convey the messages from the Bible. It is a fun app to start my day with and I just want to thank the creators for designing and sharing this awesome product with me and others--- and all for free! You are inspiring me to go out and spread the message!
scroll still not working, very annoying bug, lets say you have a tablet with a bluetooth mouse or a chromebook, or x86 project computer like me, the mouse wheel does not work on this app like it does every other android app. Please fix. Thankyou for finally fixing the multiverse selection problem, i can now select multiple verses with a mouse, but still have to click and drag to scroll. So i can uninstall the clone of an older bible app version that i had to install for my work.
Arguably the best bible app out there. Lots of Bible versions in many languages - totally free. I have been using it across many devices and my highlights etc sync across them seamlessly. Creating an image with a verse on it is also a favorite of mine for sharing with friend or on social media. Also there are lots of Bible reading plans to choose from with a nifty screen widget to keep you on track. And all these for free or without annoying apps. 💯
Faster than finding a page # at church, able to study the Bible with others virtually / asynchronously, comparing versions feature is great. Things I'd love to see. 1. Highlight partial verses! 2. Remove highlighting colors, too many for me 3. Filter plans based on depth, some are very basic 4. Filter plans by length, most are very short and over promise (reach sainthood in this 2 day Bibles study) 4. Add commentaries when highlighting verses 5. Is there a published feature roadmap?
I find I spend much more time reading my Bible daily when using this app. Besides the quiet reminders that it is time to read God's word, the word definitions are so easy to access making my understanding of the message easier without interrupting the flow of my thoughts while reading. (i.e. I don't have to flip back thru pages to the glossary each time I don't know the word meaning). I just tap on the word & the explanation appears!
Overall one of the best apps I've used. The constant improvement to the UX/UI is admirable. I would like the developers to add a feature that allows users to click and cycle through reference passages and the main text, instead of manually going through all the passages.
Trying to start a plan causes loop around the privacy questions. Tried clearing cache, didn't work; uninstalled, reinstalled, still didn't work. So fed up with this app. After years of using it, now it also sticks in a loop at the end of a plan. Too many bells & whistles, can't do its basic function of highlighting the Word. Android 12 Google Pixel 3
This is my most favorite app of all... I especially like the Compare feature to obtain a better understanding of the Word, and enjoy making images of special verses to share with family and friends. I like to play the audio feature to fall asleep with. This app makes me feel 😊 happy, I highly recommend it to everyone!
I absolutely love this Bible app. It's been a huge part of my life. I like keeping track of my streak in app. The devotionals are an awesome feature and are totally free to use. They have the complete first seasons of The Chosen and have an audio reader for the Bible/Plans. They recently incorporated a prayer creator, where you can create prayers at your hearts content, then you can set it to remind you. Completely free with no ads!
Please add an option to download the audios. The current one that needs wifi stops every time a chapter finishes; it doesn't continue to the next one even if the connection is good. So it would really be good to have an offline copy of the audios not only to prevent this bug but also to be able to listen to them when wifi is unavailable.
When listening to the audio version of the bible, versions cannot be switched on command. I can be listening to one version and switch to another... the text will change, but audio from previous version will continue. I have to reboot the app after switching versions. That's unfortunate. It only happens within a plan, though. Also, sometimes the audio will just stop, without warning. It happens quite often, actually. Listening to 90 Day Whole bible plan from NLT.
The Best Bible App to download hands down 🙇♂️. It's super easy to find the book, chapter & vrs your looking for within 30 seconds. You can choose what Bible to read too, NKJ Version ECT & there is about 25+ other options to choose from. It's also super easy to highlight a specific vrs in any color. You can also write specific notes on the side. Anything you do in this app saves right away & sharing vrs to other people is easy as sending a txt message. Just highlight the vrs & hit share.
Very helpful, the daily verse is often what I need for that day. Like the devotion plans and the translation options and being able to listen to the chapters. Really love being able to make my own verse images. Also love the list of verses I've highlighted. Often encouraging to go back and just read down the list. The kids devotion they've added is really neat. And having the prayer list and seeing friends highlighted verses and images.
I like this app except for 2 things; once I download a version that is not the end. I usually have to download it multiple times which for me defeats the purpose. Secondly it has been hanging so much that I failed to even use it. Had to reinstall it instead of there being an option to update. I, however love the plans, versions, voice, highlights, notes and other features.
Love the content...but every time I close the app, even after I force close it, it opens again and again when I attach my phone to Bluetooth. When I turn on my car, even though I forced it closed, it will start playing again. I really need this to stop. EDIT: It won't stop, its been a month now and I can't get it to stop running!!! Please, Fix this issue!!!
I have asked youversion support consistently because I cannot use the "read full chapter" option it won't read the one that I choose instead it goes back to the beginning of the daily reading and reads the full chapter of it instead. I have reset the phone, uninstalled then reinstalled the app,cleared all the caches,history,tried different bible versions,double checked the permissions I had for the app But still I am unable to use the "read full chapter" option. I need help for this issue.
I love the app and I've had it since Dec. 2017. I've learned a lot because of its ease of use. Lately I've noticed a change while perusing through the Books and chapters - it's like the app can't keep up and there's this spinning circle that seems to show a disconnected network (there's nothing wrong with my network & nothing has changed with it). This forces me to close out the app and restart - it's very annoying, and I hope that the developers will look into it and fix any bugs. Thank you.
I've been using this app for several years now and I love it! It's easier for me in reading God's Word! There are also a very wide variety of Bible studies/ devotionals to choose from! It also has an "open story" which I think is wonderful and read it/watch the video, every day! I've chosen to share the "verse of the day" on Facebook, for God's glory! With all the negative things that bombard us, my desire is to share something positive! I very highly recommend this app!
I do not like reminders every 30 minutes to look at something. Therefore most of my apps I have to turn off all notifications, as I had to do this one. I wish this app wouldn't spam me to look at it so much. It's one reason I un-installed it right away. My husband talked me into re-installing it because the good features. So, even though I turned OFF every push notifications in the app I'm STILL being notified. Un-installed!
The app been messing up for over a month now. Every plan I start messes up it either have my reading different passages not apart of the plan, the pages are always loading with a spinning circle that most of the time don't go away, some of the plans I start don't get saved to my page. Other then that I like it convenient, many tools that is useful in learning about God. Just don't know how long I'll be able to use it since it keeps messing up which is a shame.
Re-reviewing now that the problems within the app seem to have been resolved. Customer service did respond timely and the problems were fixed pretty quickly. I got the impression there were global issues and the team was already working on them by the time I sought help. If that's true it would've been helpful for youversion to let users know that in some way, to avoid all the frustration. If it was just me, then the response was amazing. Either way it's fixed now and the app I love is back!
I really like this app. It provides different versions of the Bible with a "compare" button which is helpful for a better understanding of a verse. It offers the Bible and some options that I've had in Bible study programs on my computer (ie notes, highlighting, compare, and aids that help you dig deeper.) Thanks.
This has been a great app and my goto for years! Unfortunately, recently the app has had many glitches, particularly with the video on the verse if the day. The video may open but it stops running, the video teaching will not open at all, or the video will audio will start and then stop. Hopefully this can be fixed. This feature has been such a blessing over the years.
Something's wrong. For some reason I can't get this to save my notification settings. I've checked my phone's settings as well, but when I set a time to receive Verse of the Day notifications, it keeps reverting. At this point I'm thinking something needs to be fixed with the app as it doesn't seem to be a phone issue.
YouVersion is a Lifeline. I so appreciate the many different versions of the Bible that are available to read and compare. There are prayers, scriptures of the day, devotionals, the ability to read through plans with friends and scripture images that you can download and share. It makes studying God's word very easy and convenient.
Excellent. Wide choice of translations in English and an impressive number of other languages too. Some ability to include personal notes. The guided prayer feature is also helpful and was thought through well by people of prayer. I'd actually rate this app at least as a 4.7 in a 1-5 scale.
This App is amazing! However, the update that happened to the audio was not good AT ALL! The new voices were great, but the music attached to it was frustratingly distracting. I felt like I was in an MRI machine and my head was going to explode. If I could suggest...the new voices are a good change.. but if you can't change the music maybe give an option to turn the music off or an option to select which voice to hear. For people who are audio learners like me your audio is my fav part.
I really like almost everything about this app. I love the daily devotionals and stories from mentors around the world. I also really love that there are so many bible versions to choose from. There is even a separate kids version of the app where the verses are turned into stories and made easily digestible for young minds. The only thing that would make this app better, is if more of the versions were audible. Other than that. It's great!
I use this app every single day. It used to be a solid app, but recently it's loaded with glitches. I use the compare versions and I will choose a version but yet it will not switch to that one to read the Bible. It gets stuck on one and absolutely will not switch. I share the word of the day on my Facebook story, so with this problem I'm not able to do it anymore. Don't know what they need to do to fix this problem, but they need to do it soon or they're going to lose all their customers.
This Bible app has been so awesome, there are many different plans you can choose from and they have audio options as well! You can also have the app read to you in different voices and speeds depending on which translation you use! This has also increased my prayer life with the reminders and separate section to keep various prayers so I can keep track of share specific prayers. I love this app!
I love this app it is wonderfully layed out, extremely easy to use, there are wonderful lessons that you can do on your own or with friends and a great Bible study as there are so many versions available. I still love this app. The only thing I don't like about it is that when it updated the KJV, NKJV, and I am sure more it took some very important Scriptures out. I still enjoy the lessons that the app offers, and will continue to study.
I normally LOVE this app but it has been really glitchy for a while. Anytime my phone connects to the car, it starts playing an old devotion. I have to open the app, click on the devotion, click on play, and then click on pause to get it to stop. Fyi the app is not open when I get in the car. Content wise it is excellent. I love The Bible in a year devotion. It's an excellent, well written, bible based devotion. Highly recommend.
I actually love this app, but lately it's been extremely problematic. It takes forever to load, I can't access my completed plans, I don't receive notifications, etc. I tried uninstalling the app and upon installing it again and attempting to log in, it won't allow me to log in either. It's shameful really.
App stops working and continues to load when internet service is excellent. The app use to work great but in recent days the app has been working horribly. Clicking on the app at times would be blank or the not responding warning would pop up. I see people have been having issues with the app as well. If something could be done, I would appreciate a solution.
This bible app is the perfect way to establish, enhance, or extend your knowledge/faith. It is the best gift I have ever received. I am thankful to all that created and support this app. No technical issues on my end. I could be wrong but technical issues I have read may be end-user device or network related. Hope it works out for them. Will pray 🙏!
App used to be great, I listened almost every morning. Recently it has stopped having audio playback, like it will not load. Most of the time chapters won't load either. My morning devotionals have become less and less consistent, since I can no longer listen to it on my drive to work.
I love the different version you can read, you can highlight text add notes, although it's really picky when it comes to wi-fi I like to listen when I walk my dogs but it always seems to have a connection problem even though I can still use the Browser, youtube and any wi-fi needed apps. It's my only downside to it.
I've been using this for several years and it's great Never have any problems Several of the devotionals offer audio now as well and I really enjoy this feature There's hundreds or more to choose from and they stay current with the times As long as I have my phone I have my Bible I love it..!! 😊 I continue to use this Bible app & no problems There's a vast selection of devotional studies to choose from you won't be disappointed I highly recommend YouVersion for all ages ☺
The newest update has all kinds of issues that need addressed. I am a daily consistent user and it is does not allow me to go back n relisten to anything once I tap on it . It also moves to next page on it's on in the story portion n does not allow to be replaced . I want the previous version back it had more options n was a much better n eat to use n could restudy many times in it's intirety through my day
App used to be very good, but the last few weeks it has become horrible with the verse of the day. I no longer get notifications and I have to reset my options daily, but still no help. I've done resets, cleared settings, etc and still not working. Even when I click on verse of the day, there is basically a blank screen. Not sure what happened, but app is no longer user friendly.
The most complete and comprehensive app on my phone. It literally offers an insane amount of detail on a mobile app that can only be matched by apps thar cost 14.99 or have tons of ads, or have the backing of a billion-dollar corporation or country. This doesn't have any of that, but it's also free. Absolute insanity 10/10.
I love this app, but since the last update was done, it's been sketchy. I've had to uninstall and reinstall it once. Now I haven't been able to get the main page with the plans to load for 2 days. I am trying to read the Bible in a year so it's frustrating. And in trying to fix it, I may have restarted the Bible in a Year plan. If it helps, I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+. Please fix the app! (Feb 26 update- I was able to load and catch up, now it's been 3 days again, so behind again. NOT enjoyable)
Amazing app to start your day. At our home we listen, read, and study His Holy Word using this app every morning! I listen to it when driving too! It's wonderful to hear the different perspectives on each scripture! It won't shut off completely. It randomly starts playing the videos throughout the day after I close the app, interrupting me at work and while attempting to use other apps, etc. Please make a correction to the prgramming.
It is wonderful that wherever you are, you have the bible in the palm of your hands. I love the fact that it has the different versions of the Bible. I was raised reading the King James version, but my Church uses NIV, and so I can switch from version to version easily. I also love that fact that there many different devotionals on the app. You don't have to worry about going to the book store or searching online for a devotional.
This used to be a really good bible app, but has become very problematic. I no longer get the verse of the day for instance. I have tried clearing the cache, deleting and reinstalling, turning on the notifications and still nothing. Plus when I turn on the notifications the settings don't stay, the turn off again by themselves. I think it may be time to find a different app.
I enjoy the app but sometimes you are unable to view the video. If you touch the screen by accident, it may go straight to the prayer and you can't retrieve your message, the questions or the devotion for the day. It's very annoying especially when you look forward to it daily. Also, when you are able to go to the questions and the devotion after you've viewed the video and you hit the saved for later selection, you still may not be able to view it later. Again this is very frustrating.
I use this app EVERYDAY. I'm not going to give this 5 stars because it's the Bible, I want something to change in this app. To many glitches and updates that don't fix them. It lags sometimes and stops unexpectedly when I have the narrator reading to me . This is probably the best Bible app but I wish they would make it simpler without compromising features. It needs to be made easier to get to books and faster. It's ok but it needs a few more things.
I love the app except there is one issue sometimes every now and then when I highlight it dosent save and what I type doesn't save either I have to delete the app get it back and then log back in for it to even have a chance of working again. When it is working I love it but, if that problem could be fixed that would be great. Thank you and God Bless!
I love the many different versions of the bible it has to offer. I love the fact most of them are audible. So I can listen while I drive or clean! I enjoy the saving verses settings. So I never lose my places or favorite's!! Also the many different functions and add on's attached to the app are fantastic as well!!
I like the app. I like the addition of stories. They are wonderful. I wish I could save the stories I liked and view them later. Some of those explanations of the verses by the pastors...etc, really speak to me. I write them down but I wish I could watch them again instead of having them disappearing after 24 hours. I also don't like how I bookmark and label verses but when it comes to opening a label to find a book mark, it doesn't load. It has not my Internet, it's the app
One of the best out there. I had it before But now I enjoy it much more because it reads to me. What a sweet blessing to be able to listen to it at any time As much as I want. It would be helpful if when I highlight a passage it would show the highlight next time I go back. Instead I have a list of things I've written and highlighted. My thoughts are disconnected from the text this way Making it harder to find my spot.love plan and version choices. Videos are nice. Connect music suggestions
I love this app! It makes it so easy to connect with God and understand his word. Aside from the daily bible versus that include videos I love how easy it makes it to READ the Bible. Not only do they have videos explaining each section and book of the Bible but it also has audio that reads the Bible. Absolutely recommend! It's almost like going to church for a few minutes
Loved this app. Especially able to set up daily push of Bible verses for daily reading. Additionally, thought provoking mini sermonets by many pastors, and religious leaders from all walks of life and over the country that reads the daily verse with us and shares their interpretation. However! App has been acting up the past 3 months malfunctioning, not working, closing itself, not opening. I have uninstalled and reinstalled more times then I care to mention. Guess it's time to find another app.
I like the options it makes available for setting goals and keeping track of my Bible reading progress. I also like being able to highlight with differing colors. I only wish there was a way to highlight portions of a verse because sometimes I only want to underscore a key point of emphasis, not the entire verse. Another benefit I enjoy is being able to compare renderings from different versions. I have downloaded, in order of personal preference: KJV, NASB, Amplified, Young's Literal, and ESV.
I absolutely LOVE this app! I use it every day. It's easy to navigate& is a convenient way to stay connected with God throughout the day. Lately though, I've been having issues with my home page. I'm unable to see the verse of the day,& can't watch the daily stories. I've uninstalled&reinstalled,cleared my cache&update the app regularly but it still only shows the gray loading circle. It'd work for like a day or two then it'd stop again. Hopefully there's a remedy to this.
Absolutely amazing! You can read, listen, highlight, bookmark, add notes, quote, make an imagine, you name it this app has it. They offer all sorts of study tools and you can add friends to share everything with. This app helped me and my husband get through the entire Bible in less than 6 months. This is the best bible app I've ever tried and I was so glad I found it.
Like many, I've been frustrated lately with the constant buffering. The app crashes a lot. I used to enjoy listening to the Word in the mornings when it's more difficult for me to read. It's hard to enjoy when it keeps stopping or repeating the same chapter or skipping. I know tech can be difficult to deal with, but these problems are new and you should know.
No complaints. One added feature that would be nice, though: an option to search across multiple translations. Google is much better at recognizing what verse I'm looking for when I can't recall the exact phrasing within a given translation; it would be nice to have a more robust search feature within the app itself. Thanks!
I like the multiple options for versions, the reminders to pray/read, plans, being able to read with friends. The only thing I'm having trouble with is the verse of the day, sometimes they do not load at all and I am unable to see where my streak keeps being restarted. So for this 4 stars.
Still a 5 star review, but there is a problem that this app will not let me load the home page (where it has the verse of the day, etc.). Restart of phone gets it to work for a couple of days, but then back to the "loading". everything else is fine. I'm hooked. Seriously, if I don't read a scripture or two plus a word from a plan, my day cannot start correctly.
This is an amazing app...when it loads. I noticed since the last update my homepage does not load. I have left it open for hours and still nothing. I have uninstalled a reinstalled and it works fine for a few days, then back to not always opening. I hope this gets fixed soon because I used this app multiple times throughout my day.
Update: I was so excited when I found this app. However, very sadly, the app is full of bugs to the point where it is barely usable. Video barely ever loads; Home page doesn't load consistently; Does not switch Bible versions sucessfully; more than 1 error occurs per 1 minute in this app. Please fix the app! I know my tablet is fully capable. I am using a Galaxy Tab S7+ , with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB storage, the most resources possible on Android. You Version is the problem.
I'm a longtime user and have recommended this app to many in my family. The recent changes have been very disappointing. The new focus appears to b be targeted towards self centered focusand praise rather than focusing on Scripture. There have been multiple technical issues since last Fall,including not being able to acess the downloaded copy while offline.This issue has occurred during weekend services and during Bible study class. I'm physically disabled.Digital format is my goto.
Exceptionally. A great way to connect to the food of God on the go.. all the time.. wherever you are at. The tools such as prayer journal, testimonies, and prayer groups with random individuals across the world is a delight! You can also read in the translation that you choose. I love this app!
This app has a leg up on most with having every translation out there available in the app plus the other content like plans, videos, verse wallpapers and stuff but please for the love of pizza, add the ability to swipe the screen to get to the next page! 😀 I feel like that's a basic thing that other bible apps have. 😅
This app has been exceptional. I love it's many faceted features, and that it is free, including from ads. It's ease of navigation is wonderful. Most important is it's use, it is a gateway to the Word of God. Update: I am so disappointed. All of a sudden it's become glitchy. Won't load and/or open properly, not always responsive, and I've noticed that often the plans are not loading or updating. I do hope it gets better.
I WAS really enjoying this app for a few years. Then, the technical issues showed up (not loading or launching). Everyday I have to wonder if it's going to work. I've uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times. User support had me to clear the cache, but that was only a temporary fix. Based on recent comments of persons providing low ratings, the problem seems to be a YouVersion issue. Please fix it so your users can recapture the great experience we've enjoyed in the past. Thank you.
I enjoy this app daily and am almost done with my second Bible in a Year plan. I like saving and sharing images of verses that stand out to me on my social media. I wish that there were more background images to choose from and also that you had the ability to add a drop shadow to the text so it is more easily read. If you would add these features, it would be 5 stars from me!
Update: as I have used YouVersion more I am more comfortable with the search engine. I'm not sure if they made a change. And being able to share by sending is really convenient Admittedly I use Tecarta Bible and BibleGateway more. YouVersion is good at, and what I really like is, the interactive aspect with fellow Christians and the readings that can be shared. It is great encouragement and reinforcement for studying God's teachings and for sharpening each other. I have to make time to use that
I Love doing my daily devotions, starting plans that encourage and inspire me! I also love being able to read the Bible anywhere I am. Not to mention I love how easy it is to use and all the fun things they added in. Such as highlighting verses or creating images from verses that speak to you. It's also great for kids and has devos geared towards their style of learning. All around it is a great app. I've been using it for years!
I've been using the Bible app for many years but I've used it almost daily for 3 years now. I really believe consistently spending time with God and in His Word almost every day has changed my life! What I love most are the plans. Whenever I'm facing a challenge, I can find a scripture based plan to help me through. Ive encouraged others to use the app as well. Thank you for creating a platform to conveniently connect with God and study The Bible both efficiently and effectively. ❤
The app is slow. I can't seem to pull up a plan when I go to search it. It didn't needed to be updated and my internet connection was working fine. Also I notice that the app usually have the list of topics for the plans and you can just scroll through to find which one you like but now I have to search for it like I mention earlier in the message. I did notice on the home tab it does have the feature plans listed but on the find plans tab you can just scroll through and be able to a plan.
Great app, I enjoy it everyday, several times a day. The only complaints I have is that once in a while my daily streak count will auto erase and I have to start from scratch. Although it is a relatively minor glitch, it's still annoying. The other is that on occasion It will have two verses of the day. One past midnight and the other later that afternoon.
I really like the app and use it a lot. But ive started having issues: 1) a few months ago, it stopped displaying the VOTD at the set time, then did so periodically; 2) after this last update, it still does not display the verse, and now the setting for text display resets to the OFF position when i use the back arrow, or close the display. I sign off, then Log In to clear it, but it doesnt help.
It's the best Bible app I've found so far, but they keep changing the layout and added guest speakers, but being it would be helpful to improve the scripture part of the app for those that focus on serious study of scripture. For instance, make bookmarks fit the audible or at least a way to compare various versions simultaneously without loosing the place of the verse being studied. Side by side version comparisons would be nice. A concordance and dictionary would be great.
This is the best Bible app. There are so so many features on this app. You have access to various versions of the Bible as well as options to read or listen thru audio. It includes numerous devotionals, reading plans, prayers and so much more. You can keep track of your progress, join with friends, share with others, get rewarded for meeting set goals, etc. Even has devotionals and plans for children.
Love this app, and I use it everyday and anywhere I go! My only issues I have with this app, is 1) When looking for a specific it does not give me the results I'm looking for, and that I usually go to Google, for example I was looking for the verse, 'Yes and amen' and the search results couldn't be found. And #2) my only other complaints would be when I sometimes start a new plan, but the app doesn't register the plan I just started. Other than that, it's a great app with tons of exploring!
Been trying to read the Bible for years but it's always been difficult or gets too dry in some parts so I lose interest but this has made it so much better. This is do much more than just the bible. I love the 21 day series because they teach, provide context and that makes it so much easier to digest, understand, meditate on and retain! Now I'm in it all the time! Truly great app!!
I love this Bible app. I've used it for years, but recently, I noticed that when word searching, you can't organize the order in which the results are given. For studying purposes (like the law of first mention), I really like finding when something was first brought up. Right now, if you search for something, it just goes to any book in no particular order. Please fix
The only thing that I think would make this better is if it had the Apocrypha/Enoch included. Other than that, this is hands-down the easiest to use, most comprehensive, customizeable Bible app I've been able to find. Y The amount of paper it would take to print what's in this app... loads... And you can fit it in your pocket! Then there's the fact that you can sign up for free automated studies and all the other reminders and such that you can get via email. God is awesome!
This app is life changing, if you really use it. In addition to the Holy Word, it contains devotionals, videos, prayer guides & much more. It also allows for creativity with scripture pictures. You can take notes, highlight, bookmark & sign in to earn badges to encourage continued use & growth. It's a great way to connect with people & you can invite friends, so they learn too! 100% great!
It used to be that when I opened the Bible app, that the app opened the Bible. Now when I open the app, I get a verse and a video from a mega-church pastor. I just want it to open to whatever passage of scripture I had open last time I used the app. At the very least, give us a setting for "default app tab upon opening" where we can choose to always see the news-feed-style "home" tab, or we can choose the "Bible" tab. You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain
I have downloaded this app to my android phone but it doesn't show up. To get into it I need to go the to playstore every time and update it. I have chosen one of the 21 day plans but when I click on "devotional" nothing shows up but the verses of the lesson , which I have already read. The same thing happens when I try to use my PC to do the plan, so all in all, from my experience, this app appears to be garbage and I am thoroughly frustrated with it. I don't see what other people that give it glowing reviews are seeing.
This app is amazing and easy to use, and has every type of translation for everyone, not just KJV there is NIV etc.. you can have the verse of the day sent to your phone and you can set it at the time you choose, and add friends and there is many more things, you also can download it offline. I love it and highly recommend it . 😇