What’s in the 500 Million Synced Items?

Posted by on 01/13/2016 in:

If you haven’t already heard, our sync server recently reached the milestone of syncing 500 million items. Today, we wanted to give you an idea of what this data looks like in terms of numbers and types of items that are synced.

With over 6 million users of our software, over one million have created an account so they can sync their annotations. Of those million users, here’s some interesting data based on what they’ve synced.

Highlights

Whether you have a physical or digital Bible, one of the things that people like to do in their Bibles is highlight their favorite passages. This is no different in Bible+ and our users love to highlight. Our users have created and synced over 87 million highlights to our servers!

87-million-highlighters

Of those highlights that have been made, here are their favorite colors: 1) yellow, 2) green, and 3) pink. But, did you know you can also create your own highlighter colors & styles? The highlighting possibilities are endless & you can truly make your Bible+ experience unique.

top-3-highlighter-colors

Although you can highlight more than Bible text in Bible+, the Bible verse that has been highlighted the most is Romans 12:2, which is certainly a verse we should all live by.

Most-Highlighted-Verse

Notes

Another thing Olive Tree users like to do is make notes. These are an excellent way to use our app. When synced you can access them on any device and easily share them with others via email or your favorite social network. You can create notes on a single word, an entire Bible verse or chapter, or anywhere you can highlight & select text. Notes are a versatile way to remember what you’ve learned as you study the Bible or for preparing a lesson. How you use notes is completely up to you.

When it comes to making notes, our users have synced over 13 million notes. If you were to put each note on a single piece of paper, it would create a stack of paper over a mile high!

13-million-notes

Sharing

The beauty of owning a digital Bible is that it makes it easy to share things with others. With Bible+ sharing verses or favorite quotes is only a few taps away. Again, if you can select the text you can probably share it from the app. Of the users that sync their data, over 1.5 million verses & quotes have been shared outside the app, whether it be to a social network or email. That’s a lot of sharing of God’s Word!

Number-of-Social-Shares

Other Interesting Stats

Here are a few other stats that may impress you about the 500 million synced items:

  • Almost 600,000 titles have been marked as a favorite in users’ libraries
  • Over 470,000 reading plans have been started
  • More than 4.3 million user tags have been created

Finally, a few more general stats that may interest you:

  • We’ve received over 38,000 5 Star reviews on iTunes
  • The Book formatting department released over 2,000 new titles in 2015
  • Customer support answered over 47,000 support tickets in 2015
  • Our developers released major updates to 3 platforms in 2015 (Mac is still in the works)

If you haven’t taken advantage of the free sync service in Bible+, register for a free account today!

In celebration of these 500 million synced items and taking a look back at an incredible 2015 we have put last year’s best selling Bible study tools on sale. Add them to your library today!

Note: No user identifiable information was used when gathering these statistics from our servers.

6 Comments

  • Sam says:

    Congratulations on your milestone! A wonderful product indeed!

  • Paul Bork says:

    I wonder how many words in the notes, perhaps also measured in how many times the length of the Bible itself.

  • Roy Buckels says:

    When will the 5.9 for Mac be out? I have seen some comments on the olive tree site dated 10 months ago that it will be out in “a few months” and still no update. It seems most of the purchases I have bought lately (harmony of gospels ESV, Reformation Study Bible 2015) can not run on my Mac.

    • LaRosa Johnson says:

      Roy, we’re committed to getting our Mac update out the door. We still aren’t ready to give an ETA as we’ve run into a number of hurdles that have delayed the project longer than we would like.

  • Bill Zimmerly says:

    I’m still waiting for a Linux version. Are there any plans to release one?

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