Introducing The Bible App by YouVersion (Free)

I installed the Bible App little more than a year ago, right after purchasing my first Smart Phone. Today it’s a vital part of my personal spiritual growth strategy. It has many useful features worth mentioning here. However, in this intro, I want to share with you only the features I use on a daily basis.

1. 1000+ Reading Plans to Use

The Reading Plans is the main feature of the Bible App. These are categorized by the topic, gender, and even age. All the Reading Plans come with a daily devotional and a scripture portion. The majority of the Reading Plans are contributions from well known Christian Leaders such as Joyce Meyer, John Piper, Rick Warren, and many others.

2. One Account Many Devices

I have not limited to a single device thanks to the built-in synchronization feature. Everything you do with the App in your iPhone will be synced to your iPad the minute you connect the iPad to the Internet.

3. Never Miss a Single Day

A few months ago my mobile device malfunctioned and I had to return it to the service center, which remained there for more than two weeks. I don’t like reading my Bible in the PC much and couldn’t follow my Reading Plans. Thankfully, after I got my device back, I could use the “Catch me up” function to shift start and end dates forward. It made the last fully completed day become yesterday and I could continue from where I left.

4. Single App Many Platforms

The Bible app sports multiple editions compatible with iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, HP/Palm, Java, Symbian, Kindle Fire and even Windows 8. If none of the above you can still access them on the web using your favorite web browser.

5. Use the App in Your Language

The generous partners of YouVersion make it possible for them to offer 1,890 Bible versions in 1,299 languages for free and without advertising. The Bible App itself is available in more than 50 languages at the time of this writing.

6. Read, Listen or even Watch

With the Bible App by YouVersion, you are not limited to just reading the Bible. You listen to it and even watch the supplementary films that bring scripture to life to understand scripture much better. The App offers some popular titles such as Jesus Film and Son of God.

7. Post the Bible on Social Media

The App supports posting your favorite Bible Verses, portions of devotionals to Social Media by its design. This means no copying and pasting. You can post to all the major Social Media Networks including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

8. Share the Bible with Friends

The “Share” feature enables you to share your favorite bible verses, notes, and highlights with friends and discuss them via almost any communication and cloud storage app installed in your Smart Device. In my device, it supports sharing through Messaging (SMS), Bluetooth, Email, Facebook Messenger, Google Drive, and Dropbox or even add to Evernote.

9. Go live with YouVersion Live

YouVersion live gives me a way to interact with church services and other live events. I can follow along with message outlines and take notes, read related Bible verses, vote on a poll and see the results live, ask questions anonymously and submit prayer requests.

10. Time Travelling with History

The “History” feature gives you a quick view of all the Reading Plans you have completed so far. Unfortunately, however, at the time of this writing, you cannot reopen those plans in case you wanted to reread something. This will change in the upcoming versions.

Final Thoughts

Already installed on over 375 million unique devices all over the world “The Bible” is an app every Christian should have in their smart devices. It has something for everyone that is serious about their personal spiritual growth. You can visit the official web site for the download links or check the screenshots below for a sneak peek view of the app.

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