BibleScope

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Description of App: 

BibleScope is a Bible study application designed exclusively for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.Other version of BibleScope available in the App Store:

  • BibleScope with the NIV, The Message, and ERV
  • BibleScope with the MSG and ERV

iPad - All versions of BibleScope have a new built in user interface that is shown automatically that is specifically written for the iPad.BibleScope includes these translations:

  • King James Version (KJV)
  • New Simplified Bible (NSB)
  • World English Bible (WEB)
  • Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary,
  • Spanish Reina Valera Antigua
  • Easton's Bible Dictionary

Also available for free download from within BibleScope are the following translations and commentaries:

  • NET Bible
  • KJV with Strongs
  • ASV
  • Young's Literal Translation
  • Darby Translation
  • Darby's Commentary
  • Spanish Sagradas Escrituras
  • Portuguese Translation
  • German Luther Translation
  • Russian Translation
  • Chinese Union Simplified and Traditional
  • Latin Vulgate
  • Turkish Translation
  • Korean Revised Version
  • Byzantine Greek New Testament with accents
  • Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
  • Adam Clarke Commentary
  • Italian La Nuova Diodati
  • Japanese Colloquial Bible
  • John Gill Commentary
  • and more...

NOTE: I have some translations available for purchase from within BibleScope:

  • New International Version (NIV, NIrV, and TNIV) available in the U.S. and Canada
  • English Standard Version (ESV)
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • La Palabra de Dios Para Todos (PDT)
  • Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

NOTES:

  • Notes can be entered for any verse by selecting the verse # as you are reading, or in the main Notes screen
  • General notes can be used for capturing sermon or teachings that are not directly related to a single verse reference
  • Add folders to your general notes to keep them organized
  • Email the notes to a friend or somewhere else to share
  • Sync your notes with my server so you always have a backup in case of a reinstall
  • Edit your notes from a browser so you can add notes from other Bible sources and sync them back to your iPhone or iPod Touch

BOOKMARKS:

  • Bookmarks can be entered for any verse by selecting the verse # as you are reading
  • Organize your bookmarks by folders if you prefer to group some together
  • Assign a name to each bookmark
  • Sync your bookmarks with the server so you always have a backup in case of a reinstall

HIGHLIGHTING:

  • Add highlights to any verse by pressing the verse # and selecting highlighting mode.
  • Choose from many different colors to highlight verses

SEARCH

  • Keyword or phrase search to find key passages in the Bible
  • Options to search in current book, OT, or NT
  • Search the Easton's dictionary for many common Bible definitions

MORE FEATURES:

  • Landscape mode for viewing the text widescreen including a split-screen view.
  • Navigate all books and chapters of the Bible using either a "wheel dial" selector, a table selection with a shortcut bar to the right side, or single page with buttons for the book,chapter, and verse.
  • Settings screen inside BibleScope includes background, font, font size, colors and many more options to customize your experience.
  • No Internet connection needed. All Bible content is locally within the app
  • Bars at the top and bottom slide in/away with a press of the screen
  • Split-screen display that shows two Bible versions simultaneously
  • Words of Christ in red for the KJV, WEB, NIV, ESV, and NASB translations
  • Verse history that keeps track of all navigated verses, and can easily navigate between them
  • Daily devotional texts include Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, Daily Path devotional, and a Daily Bible Reading selection. An additional screen is available for a daily reading plan to read through the Bible in a year.

More screenshots and information available at http://www.biblescopeapp.com

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

5.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

The actual content of this app seems to be fully accessible, but the interface and controls do have some issues.Each verse number is announced as a link, and when you double-tap on this a menu containing a number of options is displayed on screen. Unfortunately you need to tap directly on this for VoiceOver to switch its focus away from the verse. Thankfully, the menu takes up a large part of the screen, so this is fairly easy. Once you have focus on the menu you are able to navigate by flicking.At the top of most pages is a button labelled 'arrow down'. When you double-tap on this it slides a row of buttons into view near the top of the page. The button label now changes to arrow up, and double-tapping will now slide the menu bar back out of sight.The main navigation controls are in a bar at the bottom of most pages. Once you start reading a verse, these slide out of view. To bring them back, you need to double-tap when VoiceOver focus in on a non-active page element (such as a block of text). You will need to physically locate the bottom menu bar with your finger for VoiceOver to switch focus onto it.If you can tolerate these quirks (and probably a few others that I haven't yet found) you might find this a usable Bible study resource.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.