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PocketBible Bible Study

PocketBible Bible Study

Laridian, Inc.

Fast and easy access to your favorite Bibles and related books--all offline!

4.4 Ratings 3K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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Ratings & Reviews

4.4
2.7K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    73%
  2. 4
    11%
  3. 3
    4%
  4. 2
    3%
  5. 1
    9%
  • Version 4 Feedback Apr 10, 2018

    By Detroit 1999
    My first Pocket Bible was on a Palm Pilot. I’ve had this app on ever platform available since. I’m currently on Apple/Mac systems. It remains my preferred app for studying and doing devotions. However, version 4 is not as user friendly. And now has lag (slower response time) when opening the app on a iPad and iPhone. -Can’t cut and paste a word, making it much harder to get a definition. (Has been corrected!) -Grid Bible Navigation Setting changed with new version (I still prefer the previous color scheme). I love this app (it’s an excellent tool but has bugs). My preference is for the previous version. Previous version was five stars.
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  • This is why I’m a loyal user of PocketBible Jan 22, 2018

    By Gary Cantwell
    I have used various versions of this app since the Palm Pilot days of the 1990s. I have had continual access to the NIV bible translation that I bought then through all of the different platforms and upgrades, along with dozens of other translations and commentaries. This is a tool that I have used weekly, usually daily, for about 20 years. I can’t say that about too many other apps. The original developer is still leading the charge. He is creative, innovative, and knows his stuff. He thinks carefully about how people use the software, and is regularly making helpful improvements that accelerate our study of the Word. One of my favorite features of PocketBible is the personal notes, bookmarks and highlights. Notes that I added to a verse while in seminary in the 1990s are still there today, helping me to see how God has continually been working in my life. Now I have literally 5000 of these personal notations that give this app the feel of my very own well-worn print Bible with lots of underlining, highlighting and notes scribbled in the margins. Plus, it’s all always available on all my devices! With this latest update, I can easily (and quickly) search through these notes (e.g. search “barnacles” to find that C.H. Sturgeon illustration I added many years ago). This is why I’m a loyal user of PocketBible.
    more
  • Aug 18, 2020

    By Nancy Walker
    I've been using this bible program for years and love it! It has a listen feature. I listen as I read along and it improves my reading speed. That way I have an audio as well as a visual reading experience.
    more
  • The Best Bible app! Feb 3, 2018

    By Joefl57
    I have been using this program since I had my PalmPilot back in the 90s. I’ve tried some of the other apps however I have not found them to be as useful and versatile as this program. I love the ability to bookmark and highlight verses, add notes to verses, and autostudy verses. One of the most useful features is the ability to sync my Bible to my devotional reading plan and my commentaries. This causes the commentaries to follow along with me and match whatever portion of the Bible I happen to be reading at the time. Then, there’s the tabbed panes, which allowed me to have many books open at the same time. Some of these features are available in the Advanced Feature set which is a very minimal cost. However the basic program comes with many free books, and many of my friends have started using it as well. It seems anytime I use it in a class people start asking me which program I’m using. Also, this developer has a buy once/own it policy. Once you buy a book or devotional through this app you own it. The books I bought when I was using a palm pilot 17 years ago........I still own! I was able to download them free when I upgraded to my iPhone and then my iPad several years later. By far the best Bible app.
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  • Aug 9, 2020

    By Joseph Cusumano
    I've been using this Bible for years, it constantly gets improved, it's a great addition to your phone, and has a very extensive library available.
    more
  • Jan 1, 2019

    By David Mugg
    I have been using pocket Bible for over 15 years. It has had declined severely in it's usability and user friendliness. Compared to what it used to be, it's sad. You used to be able to do many things that are no longer available, such as embedded notes within a verse, partial hi-lites of certain words within a verse, partial underlines of certain words. I miss what it used to be.
    more
  • Jan 1, 2020

    By Daniel Moore
    Years ago, I bought the Advanced Feature Set which was a one time lifetime purchase on all my devices. Paid $7.99 for my Windows device, $7.99 for my Android device. They have revoked all Advanced Features, and now require $17.99 per year subscription to get it on all my devices. Sorry, but bait and switch makes me upset. I enjoyed those features, but I will NOT use software that has me pay up front for a lifetime of use, then later says I need to keep paying in perpetuity. I will never purchase anything from Laridian again. I'm uninstalling and off to find new software.
    more
  • Set up confusing Nov 18, 2018

    By VonHawk1960
    So I’ve had PocketBible for many years and just last week I was forced to update to the yearly subscription. I’ve always loved having the different tabbed sections and this was the only way to achieve this again. Well I read the instructions and on my iPhone now, I have five huge square blocks that are not tabbed across the top of the page like in the past. And when I select one, I can’t see what’s included. I love the auto study feature and from what I read? There’s no way this feature will work if all of my various readings aren’t selected. Is there no simple way to fix this? If so? I’ll give it 5 stars again.
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  1. Fast, easy access to 40+ Bibles, reference books, devotionals and more that can be shared and synced across devices
  2. Just download and then access anytime, no 'net required! Grow your study library with titles from publishers like Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, & Tyndale
  3. Note-taking tools like highlights, bookmarks, double-pane view and more available to assist in your study sessions

Reviewed by Kaylin on August 23, 2018

  • This is why I’m a loyal user of PocketBible Jan 22, 2018

    By Gary Cantwell
    I have used various versions of this app since the Palm Pilot days of the 1990s. I have had continual access to the NIV bible translation that I bought then through all of the different platforms and upgrades, along with dozens of other translations and commentaries. This is a tool that I have used weekly, usually daily, for about 20 years. I can’t say that about too many other apps. The original developer is still leading the charge. He is creative, innovative, and knows his stuff. He thinks carefully about how people use the software, and is regularly making helpful improvements that accelerate our study of the Word. One of my favorite features of PocketBible is the personal notes, bookmarks and highlights. Notes that I added to a verse while in seminary in the 1990s are still there today, helping me to see how God has continually been working in my life. Now I have literally 5000 of these personal notations that give this app the feel of my very own well-worn print Bible with lots of underlining, highlighting and notes scribbled in the margins. Plus, it’s all always available on all my devices! With this latest update, I can easily (and quickly) search through these notes (e.g. search “barnacles” to find that C.H. Sturgeon illustration I added many years ago). This is why I’m a loyal user of PocketBible.
    more
  • Aug 18, 2020

    By Nancy Walker
    I've been using this bible program for years and love it! It has a listen feature. I listen as I read along and it improves my reading speed. That way I have an audio as well as a visual reading experience.
    more
  • The Best Bible app! Feb 3, 2018

    By Joefl57
    I have been using this program since I had my PalmPilot back in the 90s. I’ve tried some of the other apps however I have not found them to be as useful and versatile as this program. I love the ability to bookmark and highlight verses, add notes to verses, and autostudy verses. One of the most useful features is the ability to sync my Bible to my devotional reading plan and my commentaries. This causes the commentaries to follow along with me and match whatever portion of the Bible I happen to be reading at the time. Then, there’s the tabbed panes, which allowed me to have many books open at the same time. Some of these features are available in the Advanced Feature set which is a very minimal cost. However the basic program comes with many free books, and many of my friends have started using it as well. It seems anytime I use it in a class people start asking me which program I’m using. Also, this developer has a buy once/own it policy. Once you buy a book or devotional through this app you own it. The books I bought when I was using a palm pilot 17 years ago........I still own! I was able to download them free when I upgraded to my iPhone and then my iPad several years later. By far the best Bible app.
    more
  • Aug 9, 2020

    By Joseph Cusumano
    I've been using this Bible for years, it constantly gets improved, it's a great addition to your phone, and has a very extensive library available.
    more
  • Love it Apr 10, 2019

    By Shard2012
    I love it, it’s my favorite Bible app to use. I love how many colors there are for highlighting and how you can custom label the highlights. The only thing I wish is that I could highlight individual words instead of the whole verse. I know you guys have said that it would be too hard to do that because the highlights aren’t tied to an individual translation so they have to be in a way that allows to highlight for all translations. I may be alone, but I use one main translation and all of my highlights are done in one translation anyways. Could you make it an option to highlight for just one translation so I can highlight individual word? I would even be willing to pay more for this (I already paid to for the extra features like renaming the highlights).
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  • Version 4 Feedback Apr 10, 2018

    By Detroit 1999
    My first Pocket Bible was on a Palm Pilot. I’ve had this app on ever platform available since. I’m currently on Apple/Mac systems. It remains my preferred app for studying and doing devotions. However, version 4 is not as user friendly. And now has lag (slower response time) when opening the app on a iPad and iPhone. -Can’t cut and paste a word, making it much harder to get a definition. (Has been corrected!) -Grid Bible Navigation Setting changed with new version (I still prefer the previous color scheme). I love this app (it’s an excellent tool but has bugs). My preference is for the previous version. Previous version was five stars.
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  • Still love this app Mar 30, 2018

    By kiz2015
    You need to bring back the touch zones. The two and three-finger swipe gestures are not very user friendly for people with arthritis. If I want to work with my iPad propped up and using external keyboard, which I often do, I either have to contort my wrist or rotate my device at an angle. And the device is having a hard time distinguishing between an up/down scroll and a left/right swipe — again because of the angle of my device in relation to the angle of my hand. Apart from that, I contacted their app support about something else and they were great about replying promptly and professionally.
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  • Just one more Thing! Jan 13, 2020

    By R4endres
    It would be really nice if you could assign a COLOR to a Category. The way you have to do it now is two operations. You have to hold down on the verse, then choose highlight color, then repeat the process to assign a a category, then start a list somewhere of what color is assigned to what category, a difficult “work around”. I have about a dozen categories, such as Salvation, admonishments, prayers, Romanisms, Pre-destination, etc. It would be nice to find them and recognize them by both color and category!
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  • New upgraded - Not sure I’m a fan anymore Jan 16, 2018

    By Joyful519
    I have been a pocket Bible user since the PalmPilot days. It has always been my go to app for my iPhone. I’m struggling getting used to the new version. I miss that I can no longer automatically log into the website from within the app. Now I have to look up my user ID and password somewhere. Hope I have it in an old email. But this morning I was really getting into my study and the Lord was speaking to me and I wanted to look up the Greek/Hebrew for the word study I was doing. I got distracted with the disappointment that my NASB with Strongs numbers no longer works. I no longer have the ability to click on the word and see the Greek and Hebrew. I’m so disappointed and distracted this morning. I’m having to revert to the Bible hub app. Frustrated.
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  • Dec 23, 2019

    By InkCreature
    The contents in the Bible are excellent, especially the Bible devotions, they are so deep and brimming with life, they are like morsels to the soul. Poetic and beautiful with powerful messages. However the app itself is so basic, it's really difficult to find the place you are or anything. Like you just have to scroll for an eternity to get anywhere, there's no table of contents or anything, not even page numbers. It's a real pain in the butt.
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  • Aug 11, 2019

    By D Schafnitz
    my app works great, but after some time, always a different space of time, my app stops working correctly, and there is nothing left to do but install it. It doesn't matter that I have registered before, all of my notes, bookmarks, and library is gone, and I have to start over. Very frustrating.
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  • Apr 6, 2020

    By A Google user
    The windows version is much better. why can't this be similar Needs another font size, 12!!!! I'm finding 10 a bit small but 14 larger than necessary
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  • Apr 29, 2019

    By Bob McCoy
    They don't seem to care about making corrections. For instance the "red letters" in the NASB aren't always correct, block quotes in the CSV don't terminate correctly, LORD has and extra space after it in the CSV throwing off punctuation. All of these have been pointed out long ago with no response or correction. It's a shame because otherwise it's a nice cross platform solution.
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  • Set up confusing Nov 18, 2018

    By VonHawk1960
    So I’ve had PocketBible for many years and just last week I was forced to update to the yearly subscription. I’ve always loved having the different tabbed sections and this was the only way to achieve this again. Well I read the instructions and on my iPhone now, I have five huge square blocks that are not tabbed across the top of the page like in the past. And when I select one, I can’t see what’s included. I love the auto study feature and from what I read? There’s no way this feature will work if all of my various readings aren’t selected. Is there no simple way to fix this? If so? I’ll give it 5 stars again.
    more
  • Jan 1, 2019

    By David Mugg
    I have been using pocket Bible for over 15 years. It has had declined severely in it's usability and user friendliness. Compared to what it used to be, it's sad. You used to be able to do many things that are no longer available, such as embedded notes within a verse, partial hi-lites of certain words within a verse, partial underlines of certain words. I miss what it used to be.
    more
  • Jan 1, 2020

    By Daniel Moore
    Years ago, I bought the Advanced Feature Set which was a one time lifetime purchase on all my devices. Paid $7.99 for my Windows device, $7.99 for my Android device. They have revoked all Advanced Features, and now require $17.99 per year subscription to get it on all my devices. Sorry, but bait and switch makes me upset. I enjoyed those features, but I will NOT use software that has me pay up front for a lifetime of use, then later says I need to keep paying in perpetuity. I will never purchase anything from Laridian again. I'm uninstalling and off to find new software.
    more

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