Which Bible app is right for you? Google Play and iTunes both offer a plethora of great Bible apps, and choosing the right one can be a little overwhelming. While an exhaustive list of Bible apps might get a little exhausting due to the many great options, this list narrows it down to the very best. To make the cut, each app had to be available for free for both Android and iOS and offer basic options such as searching, highlighting, daily Bible reading plans, device syncing, etc. Here are the top Bible apps to consider:
Bible by Life.Church – This is the most popular Bible app. It offers many different English translations as well as translations in many different languages, all for free. Each translation can either be downloaded or accessed online.
Bible.is (Bible: Dramatized Audio Bibles) by Faith Comes By Hearing – If you prefer to listen to the Bible, perhaps while you drive or workout, this is the best audio Bible app out there.
Bible by Olive Tree by HarperCollins Christian Publishing – This is an aesthetic user-friendly app that offers four different translations for free (NIV, ESV, NKJV, KJV). In addition, you can purchase other translations and/or a wide variety of additional Bible study resources. It also supports a split-screen view.
Faithlife Study Bible / Logos Bible by Faithlife – These are two different apps by the same company; if you create an account in one, it will also work for the other. Faithlife Study Bible is simpler and offers some basic features, while Logos Bible offers an extensive range of tools and features to enhance Bible study. They both offer a split-screen view that allows you to have your favorite translation in one part and a commentary in the other, linked so that as you scroll through one, the other scrolls with it. While some translations are available for free, along with the Faithlife Study Bible itself, Logos Bible has a massive library of additional translations, study Bibles, commentaries, and other Bible resources available for purchase. Each resource can either be downloaded or accessed online. Both apps also have a computer version that will sync with your account, offering additional features and viewing options.
In summary, if you simply want the convenience of a free Bible in any translation, go with Bible by Life.Church. If you want to listen to the Bible, go with Bible.is. If you want the most aesthetic layout that looks most similar to a printed Bible, go with Bible by Olive Tree. If you want to study the Bible with the best tools and resources, go with Logos Bible (or Faithlife Study Bible).