1. gapost's Avatar
    The only decent Bible app available is YouVersion, which does not allow downloaded bibles and requires a data/wifi connection. If Laridian or Olive Tree would do one, they could corner the market, at least for now. Links to suggest this for Laridian and Olive Tree are below:

    http://blog.laridian.com/?p=766&cpage=1#comment-7528

    Select a Device -- Olive Tree Support
    04-26-2012 11:35 AM
  2. rbrunner's Avatar
    Well, cornering a market could be something. Do you happen to know how big that market might be - how many people use the Bible on their smartphone (any OS)? Did you see any download numbers of such apps?

    What do you mean by "downloading Bibles"? Where would those come from, in which format?
    04-26-2012 12:14 PM
  3. scottcraft's Avatar
    I have Bible 7 and it doesn't require a data connection.

    Sent from my Windows 7 phone using Board Express
    04-26-2012 12:30 PM
  4. shehjadi's Avatar
    I use KJV Bible (Lite) and YouVersion on my Lumia 800.

    afaik YouVersion is going to introduce the option of downloading Bibles in the near future..
    04-26-2012 01:24 PM
  5. gapost's Avatar
    Yeah, the KJV or RSV is available, but if you want a more modern version like full NIV (yes, NT is in marketplace) or NLT or others, is is only available online.

    Yeah, numbers is certainly a consideration for a developer. Don't know the numbers, but Laridian has a app for WebOS, so.....

    I downloaded Bible7+ and it only gives you two English translations, but one is NIV. But maybe I'm missing something, but how do you return to a page to select a different book??? The only way I found was to exit the program and then open it back up again. Then it starts back at the beginning.
    04-26-2012 02:40 PM
  6. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I've been through like 15 updates of youversion, each promising "downloadable versions for offline reading coming soon"... Somebody should remind them "thou shall not bear false testimony". :P
    04-26-2012 08:15 PM
  7. shehjadi's Avatar
    lolz.. well I mailed them few days back and the developer says that the feature is under works..

    downloaded Bible7 last night.. haven't tried it yet though..
    04-26-2012 10:47 PM
  8. wpward291's Avatar
    youversion is the only app that im glad was on windows i will say that when i was on android it let you download for off line reading
    04-30-2012 05:51 PM
  9. ejb222's Avatar
    I use YouVersion...but it doesn't appear to allow you to download a translation like it did on my iPhone...maybe that's coming?
    05-01-2012 10:45 AM
  10. Kredrian's Avatar
    I have liked using Bible to Go, I don't know if you can get anything other than KJV, but I like it, and it has a good search ability.
    05-06-2012 07:50 PM
  11. J4rrod's Avatar
    Bible NASB is the best. Offers multiple translations, including KJV. Go to, search, offline mode, cross-references, etc.

    Sent from my Titan II using Board Express
    05-06-2012 08:14 PM
  12. shehjadi's Avatar
    tweeted Olive Tree regarding a WP7 app and got this reply..
    05-07-2012 11:03 PM
  13. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    I used Bible Surfer on WM6.5 and loved it! I wish they would make an app for WP7.
    05-07-2012 11:19 PM
  14. ni_ck85's Avatar
    I always use the the youversion bible app.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    05-08-2012 03:26 AM
  15. gapost's Avatar
    tweeted Olive Tree regarding a WP7 app and got this reply..
    Sounds good.

    YouVersion is good, but for WP, you can only access bibles while connected to a network. Other versions of YouVersion allow at least some downloadable bibles. OliveTree and Laridian both have many, many bibles and reference books, some which are free and some cost money and all are downloadable. Yes, as others have mentioned, there are some bible apps with downloads for WP, but they are limited to a couple of free versions. Hopefully some big company will step up and jump into WP.
    05-08-2012 06:02 AM
  16. binojdaniel's Avatar
    So far Bible Pronto is the best offline bible app on windows phone 8 Bible Pronto | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    More versions and more features including bible plans and parallel reading. So far its the most feature packed bible app on both Win 8/RT and Windows Phone 8. Feedback and suggestions are welcome.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-23-2012 09:27 PM
  17. George Chauvet's Avatar
    There is a NetBible version of "Bible to Go" available at Net Go Bible JAVA Mobile Application
    This is a 1.5MB Java app. I used to run it on an old Nokia S40 phone - slow and cumbersome, but it worked.
    01-12-2013 03:35 PM
  18. coollc's Avatar
    The best bible app for Windows 8, RT, and Windows Phone 8 is by far Cross Connect.
    1) Uses offline bibles and so many languages.
    2) You can create your own bible modules.
    3) It reads the bible to you.
    4) It translates your bible to any language.
    5) Compare bible versions in as many windows as your device can support.
    6) Great customer support even though the app is free.

    I made my own modules such as NIV, NKJV, and many in Spanish.
    01-18-2013 10:32 PM
  19. moza1961's Avatar
    +1 for cross connect. Love sending verses via text or email right from the app.
    01-18-2013 10:49 PM
  20. linne's Avatar
    What kind of features do you guys think would work really well with a Windows Phone Bible app..?
    01-18-2013 11:00 PM
  21. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    The only decent Bible app available is YouVersion, which does not allow downloaded bibles and requires a data/wifi connection. If Laridian or Olive Tree would do one, they could corner the market, at least for now. Links to suggest this for Laridian and Olive Tree are below:

    http://blog.laridian.com/?p=766&cpage=1#comment-7528

    Select a Device -- Olive Tree Support
    Try LDS Gospel Library, it can even read the scriptures to you.

    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=d0d42f75-e171-e011-81d2-78e7d1fa76f8
    01-19-2013 01:04 AM
  22. donkiluminate's Avatar
    Try LDS Gospel Library, it can even read the scriptures to you.

    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=d0d42f75-e171-e011-81d2-78e7d1fa76f8
    Agreed, even if you aren't interested in the LDS Church it has a pretty app for offline reading.
    01-21-2013 04:09 PM
  23. NewSteve's Avatar
    I recently put KBible out there. It comes with five versions, and I'm working on getting some of the paid ones out there. I need to add some features, such as highlighting, but it has a good search, tracks reading if you want, and I'd like to get some feedback on the user-friendliness. Completely free, no ads, no $ for me, just wanted to write my own. I can't seem to find it in search, though, unless I try "KBible" exactly.
    10-14-2015 05:45 PM
  24. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I have been very disappointed in YouVersion's lack of interest in fixing the deficiencies in their app. I will check these others out!
    10-14-2015 07:20 PM
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