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Deseret Bookshelf (LDS e-reader)

By Deseret Book Company

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Deseret Bookshelf is the incredibly simple way to read, search, and study your entire LDS library. This powerful app is the perfect companion for gospel learning, and a satisfying source of inspiration and doctrine that will last a lifetime.

Bookshelf from Deseret Book has been completely redesigned, making it simply the best LDS eBook reader available. When you get started you’ll receive eight free eBooks and find:

● Perfect for when you have a spiritual thought or to help you begin your day right.
● Thousands pre-loaded which you can find by Author, Topic, or Source
● Mark quotes as a favorite. Any quote you mark as a favorite will synchronize across all of your devices.
● Jump to the original source of the quote, if the book it is from is in your library; or if you don’t own the source you can learn more about it.
● Daily quote updates - Each day a new quote delivered to your device. You can set a reminder to let you know about the new quote either on a daily or weekly basis.

Better reading
● Normal, Night, and Sepia reading modes
● Customizable view (fonts, font size, line spacing)
● Page-view and scroll-view options
● Elegant, modern interface optimized for iOS 7

Enhanced study
● Tabbed reading allows you to easily switch between several open eBooks
● Easy access to your notes, highlights, and bookmarks
● All annotations backed up and accessible across your iOS devices

Search (faster and more powerful)
● Search your entire library or a single book
● Find exact phrases, any, or all search terms
● More accurate than ever before
● Easily switch between your library and search results

Social sharing
● Ability to share favorite passages with anyone through email, Facebook, and Twitter
● Option to tell your networks what books and authors you’re reading

Download the app and create an account to receive eight free classic LDS titles:

1) Jesus the Christ
2) Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith
3) Discourses of Brigham Young
4) Lectures on Faith
5) History of Joseph Smith by His Mother
6) The Miracle of Forgiveness
7) Gospel Doctrine
8) Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt

Plus the entire Standard Works: the Old and New Testaments, The Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. LDS scripture references within eBooks are linked to the entire standard works, allowing you to easily explore scriptural connections within your library.

Shop our eBook store for nearly 3,000 LDS eBook titles and other world classics from your favorite authors. Download many official Church publications for free, including curriculum materials and reference books.

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What's New in Version 3.3

New Features

● Now you can share content to Pinterest. (You must also have the Pinterest app installed on your device in order to share.)
● Searching the entire Deseret Book catalog of eBooks has been made powerful. There are also improvements to searching the eBooks on your device.
● Quotes are also now searched as part of the global search study tool.

● When in the quotes study tool and you are searching for quotes, it will narrow down search results as you type.

Bug Fixes
● Fixed various bugs in Bookmarks.
● Fixed a problem where the position you were reading was lost when you switched between page mode and scroll mode in a book.
● Fixed a few “logout / login” issues. If you logged out and then launched the app at a later time, it would try to use the old login information and would fail.
● Fixed a problem where if you open a bookmark from the study tools, the Table Of Contents study tool was not updating properly.
● Fixed a problem where bookmarks occasionally took you to the wrong location in the book.
● Fixed problems in “Study Sessions” where sometimes they would not open or restore properly.
● Many other bug fixes and crashes.


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Customer Reviews

Not a happy camper!

When this app is working, it is great. When it doesn't, it is so frustrating I want to quit using it completely! With the last update, I can't purchase ebooks and have to call to do so. I followed all the steps by deleting, powering down and reinstalling, and it still didn't work. Also, it charged my credit card four times and I still didn't receive the download. A suggestion: if this is truly a "bookshelf " then, let me store my books according to genre in their own files i.e. Church, mystery, romance etc. It irritates me when I can't think of a title or an author and I have to look through all my books to find it. Hopefully, things will begin working again soon or I won't be using this app.

Latest update bug

This is a great app. I love the marking and tag features. I wish it had the option to scroll though, marking a section on multiple pages is a chore, but a scroll feature would fix this problem.

The latest update has a bit of a bug., so downgraded to one star for now. When you switch back and forth from using the app it defaults to a main page and you loose your place. This is a problem. Please fix this. Short term, set book marks every time before you leave the app....but please, fix this bug and add scrolling.

Oh, and I am almost finished with THE MIRACLE OF FORGIVENESS and it is filled with errors. Either a cheap intern ported the text or there was some OCR text recognition going on without any editing afterward...embarrassing.

Love / hate relationship

It still crashes upon startup at times...when it starts crashing like that it requires deleting and reinstall. When on plane or on international data plan this is a nightmare since any books require reloading too...
Also the iOS function to convert text to speech doesn't work. On kindle iOS can read as long as I want it too. The reason for buying from this app rather than kindle is generally lower cost for content. I would provide beta test and feedback if I could see how to do do..

Deseret Bookshelf (LDS e-reader)
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.3
  • Size: 60.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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