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Bible+ by Olive Tree

By HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.

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Over 4 million people on 6 continents use ‘The Bible Study App’ to read and study God’s Word! This Bible app is more than just an e-reader, ‘The Bible Study App’ links your Bible reading with outstanding commentaries, maps, and dictionaries for an in-depth study experience. You can take notes, highlight verses, bookmark passages, and sync all of these things between different devices. Install now to explore over 100 free downloadable resources that make ‘The Bible Study App’ a must have.

"Olive Tree is my default mobile Bible"-John Piper
"I highly recommend you give Bible+ a try." -
"I feel confident investing in Bible+." -
"I love this Bible app! The direct linking to reference material, notes, bookmarks, etc. makes this even better than my favorite printed bible." - iPad user

With this OliveTree Bible app sync your Bible study resources, bookmarks, notes, Scripture verse highlights, and book ribbons between any device with Bible+.

With our one-of-a-kind Resource Guide, you can perform powerful searches through your entire Library of Bibles, Bible commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and more.

Your library, notes, highlights and all of the app features are stored on your device so that you have full functionality when you are offline or in airplane mode.

With our unique 3-touch Verse Chooser, you can navigate quickly and easily to the exact Bible verse you want.

The split-screen view allows you to open two books at once to compare Bible translations, view your study notes while you read, or follow along with a commentary while you study Scripture.

Remove distractions by opening your books and Bibles in full-screen and immerse yourself in the text.

* Bookmark verses
* Highlight words and passages
* Take notes that can be tied to Bible verses (like margin notes in your paper Bible)
* Organize your Library of Bible resources
* Tag anything to find it quickly later
* Leave a book ribbon on a page in order to pick up where you left off
* Select and copy text from any Bible or book in your Library

Instantly share the Bible with your friends from inside the app. Tap on a verse to share it through Twitter, Facebook or via email.

The Olive Tree collection of Bible study resources is constantly growing and offers over a hundred FREE resources and over a thousand titles available for purchase.

ESV English Standard Version
KJV King James Version

* NIV, NKJV, ESV, NASB, The Message, Amplified Bible, New Living Translation, HCSB, NABre, NRSV
* Best-selling study Bibles: ESV Study Bible, NLT Study Bible, NIV Study Notes, NKJV Study Notes Dake’s
Study Notes; MacArthur Study Bible with ESV
* Strong's Dictionaries, and KJV, ESV, NKJV, HCSB and NASB Bibles with Strong's Numbers
* Commentaries and Study Tools: Vine’s Expository Dictionary, Expositor’s Bible Commentary;
Olive Tree Bible Maps, Bible Knowledge Commentary, Zondervan Atlas of the Bible
* Original language Bibles: Greek New Testament: NA28 & UBS-4; Hebrew Old Testament: BHS; Greek
Old Testament: Septuaginta, LXX
* Non-English Bibles including Spanish, Portuguese, German and more: Reina-Valera, Almeida Revista e
Atualizada, Dios Habla Hoy, Luther Bibel 1984, Louis Segond, Indonesian Bible

What's New in Version 5.9.16

-Apple Watch App included! Get Verse of the Day and Verse of the Week notifications on your Apple Watch.
-Added the ability to apply tags and categories when creating highlights!
-Improved performance drawing annotations in certain scenarios
-Improved reliability of navigation when viewing Verse of the Day notifications
-Improved the usability of the Guide option in the verse menu on iPhone
-Fixed an issue where the app may quit on resume
-Fixed an issue where annotations might draw during sync when annotation display is turned off
-Fixed an issue where some old notes with custom icons might not show up in the text
-Fixed an issue where highlights might draw incorrectly in certain resources with unusual verse layouts
-Fixed an issue where products might show up in the Resource Guide after being removed from the device
-Fixed an issue where product download state might not show correctly in the Library when viewing products by category


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Customer Reviews

Can Be Frustrating at Times

The App has awesome features, as I have watched it improve over the past three+ years. I use it practically every Sunday as I capture notes from sermons. I love the linking capability, notes highlights, and Tagging capability. But it is so unstable at times - today, I took a complete set of notes, captured referenced scriptures, only to find that once I closed the App, only two sentences of my notes were captured and saved. I now backup to Evernotes after losing 2 years of notes for some reason. I am sure there are other apps that might ensure better stability - so for now, I am going to buy the $5.99 version in hopes that it has better stability. Great concepts of features, just not stable enough for my use. In fairness, it may not be the app, instead IOS/IPad may also be contributing. Be cautious with your notes if you are going to rely upon your best to back them up elsewhere. If the $5.99 version does not work, I will delete and simply take notes on a word processor and refer to my personal Bible...Frustrating at Times.

Excellent until Update

You can read my previous reviews here if you want but as of today (23 Apr 15) I'm not using this App for Notes or Highlights's too unstable and deletes automatically all the hard work I've done to preserve these things. Looking for another Bible App today. Hopefully one exists that is stable.

19 April 2015 - Today the App is very unstable. I don't trust this App any more. It's a waste of precious time to highlight verses because they will just be lost. Why make Notes that will also be lost. Something is very wrong.

Today (23 Apr 15) it won't even highlight any words at all.

Previous review...I lost all my highlighting in the whole Bible. It makes me afraid to do any more updates. And it won't let me choose a Bible verse...the page is blank.

Two things I'd love to see Olive Tree do for us (actually forget it...I give up....)

1) Let us 'Sort' our books ourselves...I have so many now it takes me forever to find the one I want or the few I use most often because the default uses alphabetical order and I cannot always remember exactly the titles of the books.

2) Lighten up all the darker colors, both in 'Backgrounds' and in 'Highlights'. Some are so dark they're not usable and I wonder why they're offered.

3) When highlight is's very difficult to highlight portions of verses and much of the time there is no Option to delete a highlight. And all but the yellow highlight are too dark.

Easy to use

In my life, the Bible always comes first. This app was the first purchase I made when I bought a Kindle a few years ago. It was the first on my Kindle HDX. Now it's the first on my new iPad. I like that I can find specific Scripture verses easily and switch translations quickly. I probably don't use the app to its fullest measure, but it fits my needs. I took advantage of Olive Tree's gift of a free download for Easter. I have no complaints to share. In Bible study I find that this app is easier to use than the apps on classmates' devices. My husband "inherited" my older Kindle and loves this app with all the translations. He leads Bible study and likes having all those Bibles in one app. Highly recommendable.

Bible+ by Olive Tree
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Works on Apple Watch with an iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.9.16
  • Size: 62.5 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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