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VerseByHeart for memorizing Bible verses and poetry

By One Time Software

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Memorizing scripture verses can actually be FUN and FAST! Whether you are waiting in line, on your lunch break, or chilling at the end of the day, this app will help you hide God's word in your heart. It is also effective for memorizing poetry, speeches, quotes, etc. (Please read the fine print before purchasing)

• Memorize any text in virtually any language
• Memorize your favorite verses in your favorite Bible translation*
• 3 progressively difficult drills
• The second drill adapts to how well you know the verse
• You can use the built-in dictation on the third drill (only tested in English, short phrases work best)
• Track your progress and check-off verses you've fully memorized
• Review memorized verses as needed (see the "Recommended for review" category)
• Define your own categories to organize your verses
• Memorize poems, short speeches, movie lines, Bible verses in any version, etc.

* The fine print: This app does not contain Bible verses (except just a few so you can try the app as soon as you open it). To get your fav verses in your fav translation, see 4 methods below.

Four ways to add verses to the app:
• direct entry into the app via iPhone keyboard or bluetooth keyboard (laborious, but a great way to jump-start the process!)
• direct entry on a computer, email it to your phone, copy from email, paste into the app
• lookup the passage via iPhone's Safari (e.g., or YouVersion Bible app, copy verses, paste into the app
• use the batch import/export feature in the Settings to import verses from a text file

This app is not localized, but any language may be used for the text to memorize (however, the third drill doesn't work well with non-alphabetic languages such as Chinese).

What the app doesn't (yet) do:
• sync to the cloud or across devices
• provide a large number of pre-loaded Bible verses

Email your questions, suggestions, tips, and complaints to

Author: Douglas Ivers of One Time Software

What's New in Version 2.7.5

Fixed a scrolling bug with long passages in the third drill.

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Customer Reviews

So robust with the best drill options

We love this app! It is very well-designed, and makes learning material very easy. The drills have a natural progression, and work extremely smoothly. It seems very surprising how fast the material is put to memory. The ability to have it set a drill interval based on how you're doing is a very nice feature, and then having it extend how often you face the material based on how often you get it correct is great for learning lots of material so you don't sort through what you know well looking for those you need to drill on.

Having a connection to several versions of the Bible would be a nice feature for rapidly entering verse material. However, since this is not just restricted to memory verses from Scripture, it would be difficult to have all the different sources a person might want. It is very nice that you can add from any source and learn poems, Scripture, or anything else you want to learn.

Another feature we're waiting for is to have verses and scores port across from one device to another, something we hope will come soon.

This software was initially very pricey, but even at that price level we haven't been disappointed. It is now been reduced in price, and is about spot on.

This app works terrific!

There is a great progression of 3 different drills! The 1st drill has the words get slightly covered up until they disappear. The 2nd drill is kind of like multiple choice & jumbled words combined. The third drill, my favorite & hard to get a photo shot of, is great for memorization. When u type the 1st letter of the word it pops up. Excellent app. Needs categories and bible import feature. For now it is cut & paste to get my verses in from other apps.


It is so easy to cut and paste your own verses. I wish I had found this sooner!

VerseByHeart for memorizing Bible verses and poetry
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.5
  • Size: 1.1 MB
  • Language: English
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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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