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I haven't really tested many of the Bible applications, but I've heard others that say they have tested them indicate that they liked this one the best and it happened to be the free one I had already downloaded.
I find myself using it more and more on my iPhone.
They now have an online version too, although I must say I'm having difficulty staying logged in, as well as having my phone work in conjunction with the website, but I am hoping that over time it will get better as the programers are still working to keep up with the demand of the site. I have tried tagging and other things, but the site seems to just churn and never respond to my requests. At least I can read okay.
You can find the online version at http://www.youversion.com/ and you can find and become my friend there at http://www.youversion.com/users/Hummie . It's a little like any place --useless unless you have friends to make the site come alive for you. So come and be my friend!
There are even groups that can be made and joined.
When I open the application, it goes immediately to the last place where I was reading.
Note the blue arrow in the upper right side. I love that option! Click on it and . . .
. . . you get a screen to scroll through with many various transaltions, including every language you can think of! I like studying a verse and quickly seeing the various translations of that verse.
I find myself turning to my phone during Bible studies, rather than my own Bible because it is so quick to find all those verses that are being looked up. Just click on the second tab at the bottom for "search," type in the verse, and it immediately goes straight to that verse.
The third tab at the bottom is "reading plans" and there are many choices for reading plans to choose from to encourage yourself to read regularly.
The fourth tab is for "live" and I've occassional seen some show up there, but often there is nothing there. I still have to learn more about that, but I do believe that there are churches that utilize this application during worship through that feature.
The last tab is "more." This is where you can find any verses that you've bookmarked; go directly to a verse by first choosing the book, then the chapter, etc.; read information and find websites for the contributors; change settings, and share.
This is a shot of the settings page. I LOVE that I can make the text so large! This is another reason I continue to read on my phone as my eyes are getting worse and I can actually see this itty bitty phone text better than my real Bible. Go figure that!
If you tap down on a verse in the reading pane to highlight the verse, this page pops up. You can tweet the verse by entering your ID and password, e-mail it, or bookmark the verse. However, I like to click on "view contribs" as you can read commentaries about the verse.
This is a screen shot of the many commentaries for available for the verse (John 2) that I happened to be on when grabbing these screen shots.
On the settings page, there is hidden an option to download offline versions. When reading, you are always accessing the internet, so having the ability to read when not online may be important and speed up the page loading.