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This Week’s Specials!

March 8, 2016 8:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This week get 8 Bible Study Titles at 70% off starting today! These titles will not only save you money, but will also make your Bible study quick and easy. Beat the Clock sale prices and hours are based on Pacific Standard time and are listed in US Dollars. Some deals are available only at OliveTree.com. Browse Entire Sale Discounts End March 14, 11:59PM PST Products and discounts listed above are available at OliveTree.com. Product and Discount availability may vary for in-app purchases. All prices are listed in USD and are exclusive of any applicable taxes. Some items not available for all regions or platforms. Copyright © 2016 Olive Tree Bible Software, All rights reserved. We send special offers to customers who sign up for an Olive Tree account. Our mailing address is: Olive Tree Bible Software P.O. Box 48271 Spokane, WA 99228


Verse Chooser for Bible+

February 22, 2016 8:18 am Published by 2 Comments

The verse chooser for the Bible+ App has functions beyond just navigating to chapter and verse in the Bible. Watch the video below to see more! Checkout our specials on great Bible study titles!


Get the Most out of your Strong’s Tagged Bible

December 26, 2015 5:00 pm Published by 4 Comments

By Olive Tree Employee: David Mikucki The great part about Strong’s Tagged Bibles is that anyone can use them. You don’t need to be seminary trained or have years of experience. You can just tap and read. The tool is powerful and practical enough to be useful even for personal study. As with many powerful tools, these resources can do more if you know how to use them. They can also be somewhat dangerous if you don’t know how to use them. We don’t just want to provide you with the resource; we want to help you get the most out of it and avoid the dangers of misinterpretation. In this post, we’ll talk about the basic features of Strong’s Tagged Bibles and about how to get the most out of each of them. Tap to See Greek/Hebrew Word The first feature is the most obvious. As soon as you tap, you can see what Greek or Hebrew word is behind it. This is the first thing you’ll see when you tap on a word. It’s probably most helpful for people who know Greek or Hebrew. Now, if you tap on a darker word and it doesn’t open to do anything, that means that the word... View Article


Designing Bible+ 6 for iOS: Menus and Navigation

October 30, 2015 12:57 pm Published by 18 Comments

Our goal in designing Bible+ 6 for iOS was to provide you with an experience that delights you, makes studying easier, and stays out of the way so you can focus on God’s Word. Last time, we talked a bit about how we structured text layout so that you can read faster, understand easier, and remember better. In this post, we want to talk about how you move around in the app and access all of the various features. The Menu Smartphones and tablets are rapidly changing. Screens are getting bigger and nicer. While it used to make sense to separate “My Stuff” and “Advanced Settings” into two completely different menus to save space, we find now that the added space for longer menus (among other factors) has made it a better practice to have one longer menu with headers than to have multiple menus. One effect this has is that of simplifying the reading interface. When you tap to see the menu bar, you now see fewer icons and buttons to tap on. This means that you don’t have to think as much about what it is you that want to access. We’ve also discovered that this change—at the... View Article


Designing Bible+ 6 for iOS: Typography and Layout

October 23, 2015 10:40 am Published by 17 Comments

Bible study can be a complex thing. There are a lot of things to keep track of: highlighting words and verses, writing notes, leaving bookmarks, saving passages, creating categories, tagging things, reading commentaries, studying maps and charts, looking up Greek and Hebrew words, and more things I can’t even think of right now. Honestly, I’ve tired myself out just listing all of those things. When you do all these things with paper books, it can be hard to keep track of where you put your highlighters and on which page of which book that helpful definition of agape was written. Bible software is supposed to make all of this easier for you, but sometimes it falls short of that. Sometimes apps can be hard to use: it can be hard to figure out how to view a note you’ve written or it can be tricky to get your settings just right. A lot of this has to do with how the app is designed, which is why our app’s design is something we’re always thinking about. We want Bible+ to be an app that provides easy access to all the tools and resources you need in studying the Bible. We... View Article


Look Inside: Bible+ 6.0 for Android

June 8, 2015 3:00 pm Published by 9 Comments

Take a look at the latest update for Bible+ 6.0 for Android devices. Check out many of New Titles that are 50% off this week to celebrate the launch of Bible+ 6.0 Update for Android. Learn more about the Bible+ 6.0 for Android update here. If you haven’t already done so, you can update to the latest Bible+ 6.0 for Android version by clicking the link Google Play Store graphic below:


Designing Bible+ 6.0 for Android

June 1, 2015 2:00 pm Published by 54 Comments

The most important thing we do at Olive Tree is give people access to Scripture. We want to make it easy for you to read, study, understand, and share Scripture. We believe that a great way to do that is through technology. It gives you the ability to always carry things like multiple translations, study notes, maps, commentaries, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more (phew)! You’d need a truck to carry around all the books that you can keep in your pocket with Olive Tree. Computers and apps can be hard to use, though. More features and tools inherently make apps (and other things) more complicated. A butter knife is easy enough to figure out, but a 50+ function multi-tool has a steeper learning curve. What do I do if I just want to open a box? As we add features and tools to The Bible Study App, we want to make sure that the app is helping you to read and study the Bible, not hindering you. We want to make sure that the features are there when you need them, but also ensure that they don’t get in the way when you don’t need them. This is why design is a very... View Article


How to use a Concordance in the App

April 24, 2015 3:00 pm Published by 6 Comments

A Bible Concordance is an alphabetical list that shows where specific words appear in the Bible. In The Bible Study App you can use a concordance as a standalone resource or access it by looking up a word in the Bible text you’re reading. Watch the video below to see how they work in the App! Browse available Concordances here!


How to Use God’s Commentary on Scripture

April 10, 2015 7:00 am Published by 5 Comments

By Olive Tree Employee: David Mikucki Olive Tree has a lot of commentaries and study Bibles available, and I love using them. I find myself using one almost every day, even if it’s only to get background information on a verse as I read each day. The Resource Guide makes it easy to do just that. I can’t even imagine trying to carry Calvin’s 22-volume commentary set or even the hefty ESV Study Bible with me everywhere. But as I’m sure you’re aware, commentaries and study Bibles can get things wrong. Theologians and scholars make mistakes and misinterpret things, but God is perfect and doesn’t make any mistakes. Wouldn’t it be great if God had written a commentary on Scripture? Well, in a way He did, and His commentary comes free with The Bible Study App. Let me explain what I mean… Interpreting Scripture with Scripture It has been said that Scripture is its own best interpreter, and that’s absolutely true. It has also been said that when we’re having trouble interpreting a text that seems unclear, the best place we can go is to clearer texts that talk about the same subject. So when Jesus speaks in a parable, it... View Article