In addition to all features of "Handy Bible"(Search "Handy Bible"), "Handy Bible Pro" also adds:
* Complete bible study app, besides bible translations, also includes commentaries, Strong Number concordance and definition, dictionaries, maps, devotions and books. Can use iOS built-in speech synthesizer to read all bible translations.(optional purchase, includes English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, etc. 37 languages).
* Universal app (support both iPhone and iPad); it also supports both the portrait and the landscape mode; no internet connection needed
* Add Apple Watch Support
* As user's review-"No other Bible app allows you to do so much on one page" - Unlike other bible apps on the market, can only read bible, commentary or dictionary - one at a time, "Handy Bible" provides very unique feature - "floating", "Movable" and "half-transparent" bibe/commentary/Dictionary/Personal Note reading window on top of bible text, so that you can read all these texts at the same time.
* The only app to open up to 4 bible windows(others can only have up to 2) - each bible window can adjust its own size and assign its own bible translation text. And moreover, you can assign "Bible Parallel" to one of these 4 bible windows. These features allow to have all bible translations viewable on the same screen without flipping back and forth. Plus the above "float" commentary, dictionary, personal note and bible search popup window, you can have all kinds of bible study contents shown and viewable on the same screen.
* Powerful note(have both scripture and topical "Tag" notes) editing - the only app to allow "rich text editing" and add links to any bible study content within the app - supports "rich text editing" including "Bold", "Italic", "Underline", "Strike Through", "Font color/highlight/size", "Ordered or unordered list", etc. In addition, you can insert "Tag" shortcut that links any bible study content to your note. Also, you can copy web page link and paste into your note. Video demo: http://facebook.com/handybible
* Powerful and rich SQL db search features: search for any text within seconds inside the Bible or any text in your own personal notes; it can also filter OT and NT books. Can also use "AND" or "OR" (words separated by space, or use begin-end double quotes to search as a whole phrase) to narrow down the search. Also support Regular Expression for more complex and specific search.
* Unlike other apps, can only show search result page by page, Search Result will be presented with all scriptures found in order by a Book with Book Index for easy access and the frequency of that serach strings within each Book.
* Commentaries: MHCC,JFB,Clarke,Barnes,Gill,TSK free domain commentaries included. A icon will be shown if available for that bible verse. Like NOTE window, this Commentary Window is also floating, hafl-transparent and movable so can have it on all the time while reading bible text. Eaily switch to next available Commentary with Next/Previous button.
* Compare Translations: show all available bible translations within one single window
* Dictionary: includes AmTrac,Easton,Fausset,ISBE,Morrish,Nave,SC,Smiths,TCR. Search any exact or partial of keyword.
* Strong Number Concordance: includes Hebrew/Greek Definitions and References. Search and look up each Strong Number.
* Bible with Strong Number: includes KJV with Strong Number text. For each Strong Number, can have a floating window to show its definition.
* Bible Maps/Art.
* Reading Plan: create personal daily bible reading plan based on your choices of bible books and duration. Includes 4 examples of bible reading plans.
* All the above can be exported from Copy/Email.
* Include: ASV,BBE,DARBY,ISV,KJV,NHEB,WEB,YLT bible text. Also can purchase ESV, Message, NASB, NET bible/notes, NKJV, etc.
* Useful Tips/FAQ: http://vincentchiu.com/iphone_apps
* Great user rating/review(4.8/5.0)
* Bible text update
* Minor bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing Features, Low Price
This is the first app that I’ve intentionally risked purchasing—by which I mean buying without it being clearly specified that there would be no ads. (I hope it’s not just a temporary phase!) Out of 2,300 apps, I have only one or two that I tolerate ads in—and only because they’re pretty much necessities. You should mention that in the App Store description, so you don’t potentially lose other customers. I debated buying this because I’ve learned that even paid apps might have ads, if they don’t specify otherwise. It’s not about the money (to a point)—I’ll happily pay a few bucks to have ads removed, when there is an option. When there isn’t, I simply don’t bother and search for other apps. I can’t stand ads and will avoid almost every app out there (even free ones) if there isn’t an option to have them removed. Hopefully this app won’t change. As to the app itself, it has an amazing amount of features and options (for a nice price), and I hope to make it one of my most-used Bible apps. Thanks!
UPDATE: Thanks for the response to my review. I hope I didn’t sound as though I was complaining about ads. I never considered the extra versions or tools with their prices as ads, but rather simply a handy list of what additional features are available. In fact, I was expressing appreciation that there weren’t any ads (and hoping that it would remain true, which it has and, as you’ve assured me, will continue to). Thanks also for the video links!
Developer Response ,
Hi, this app has no ads even for the Free version. Those extra bible study materials that need to be in-app pucrases are royalty-based under the permission and agreement with the publisher. It'll be some learning curve to make the most of this app.
Some useful tips and posts:
This page should give you a quick overview and some gestures to enable some features:
And some video demos:
I DO NOT rate apps. Typically I don’t have time. And never have I received one that warranted one.
But look...I MUST say this. That THIS APP—has got to be the best APP for a Christian like me.
Who must AND loves to study the Preserved Word of the Most High GOD. Everything is at my fingertip and command.
If you need a good Bible app—this ain’t for you.
Go get chu’ one of them ‘so-so’ apps. And yes I have a lot of good ‘free’ and decent Bible Apps.
But if you NEED an EXCELLENT Bible Library!!!!!!!—-This thing here, will meet all your needs for a phone app. Phone App doesn’t even fit what this is.
It is worth every single inexpensive penny. Yes, you have to pay for it and you’ve been let down before.
But I PROMISE you, it will make you happy.
But Mr. Vincent...I need a manual cause this has...yeah....I need a manual. Do you have any tutorials on how to use all these ‘features’?
Sheesh, I hope you read this and reply.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the good words. Please go to youtube.com and search for "Handy Bible Demo Video" which I've posted several videos for most of main features. Also "www.facebook.com/HandyBible" for past articles and videos.
I think this Bible is super awesome and helpful at reading and studying the Word, so many tools at your disposal. It is not the easiest at first to navigate, but once you figure it out it’s the main bible app I use. If I had to put down a negative I would say I wish it had more bible translations available from start, but that’s being really picking with it.
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- Vincent Chiu
- 719.3 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 10.0 or later.
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- In-App Purchases
- ESV Bible $4.99
- NASB Bible Study Bundle $12.99
- Add Text-To-Speech $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.