The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu is among the wisest books ever written and one of the greatest gifts ever given to humankind. In the handful of pages that make up the Tao te Ching, there is an answer to each of life’s questions, a solution to every predicament, a balm for any wound. It is less a book than a living, breathing angel.

This lite version contains the complete odd-numbered passages. Additional content and emailing feature is available through an In App Purchase.

Brian Browne Walker’s contemporary translations of Taoist classics have received high marks for their simplicity, clarity, and accessibility. This beautiful and functional app, which you can read in a linear fashion like a book or receive random readings from, and which allows you to email any selection to a friend with the click of a button, will be a beloved friend for years.

What’s New

Version 2.6.2

• New option to automatically open the book cover
• Interface enhancements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Way of Cats ,

Keep the Tao to hand

Having this lovely translation on my iPad is a great way of dipping into the Tao for inspiration and encouragement. This is beautifully done to convey a classic feel and yet make the material easy to navigate.

Logan.D.Leatherman25 ,

Lao Tzu's timeless wisdom

I have the physical copy of the Tao Te Ching by the same author, and it's not word-for-word the same, but that really doesn't matter. I use this daily to meditate and for when I need some insight. I've read several translation and this is one of my favorite ones!

Thomas promises ,

Up to date and perceptive translation for small pit reading

Up to date and perceptive translation Great for pondering in small bits


Brian Walker
59.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Brian Browne Walker
In-App Purchases
  1. Tao Te Ching $5.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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