If you’re new to using the Olive Tree Bible App you may be wondering where to start or what features are available. Here are 9 tips to get you started!
Tip #1: Library
The Library button is where you’ll find your favorite Bible translations, commentaries, eBooks or whatever else you’ve added to your library. Don’t have much in there? Tap Store to download more free resources or purchase additional ones and build your own study library.
Tip #2: Search
Want to quickly find a word or passage? Tap the Search button and quickly find exactly what you’re looking for. Search works on any type of book that you have open in the main window whether it’s a Bible or eBook.
Tip #3: Book Ribbon
If you want to save the spot where you’re reading then tap the Book Ribbon. Similar to a physical Bible this will drop a digital version of a book ribbon so you can pick back up where you left off earlier. This particularly useful if you use the app on multiple devices as you can start reading on your iPhone and then access the book ribbon on your iPad or laptop thanks to our great sync feature. (Note: sync only works if you have a free Olive Tree account.)
Looking for more features?
Tap the three bars in the upper left to access the menu –>
In the menu you can access all of your saved annotations like highlights, book ribbons, notes and the deeper features of the app. Here are a few of the top ones.
Tip #4: Saved Passage
Saved Passages are similar to Book Ribbons in that you can mark specific place in the text but they are created differently. To save a passage tap on the verse number or tap and hold to select as much as you want. Then tap ‘Save’. You can now navigate back to that passage later by tapping the Saved Passages section.
Tip #5: History
What if you’re jumping around in different passages of scripture and want to go back to a previously read passage? This is where the Reading History feature comes in handy. Tap this icon to see previously read passages or even sections of eBooks. Just tap to go back.
Tip #6: Reading Plans
Bible Reading Plans in the App are a fantastic way to read through the Bible. With plans as short at 5 days or as long as two years you can select the right one for you in the season you’re in. The app comes installed with some great ones or you can tap ‘Get More Reading Plans’ to download more.
Tip #7: Font Size
At the top of the menu you’ll see a theme selection that allows for easier reading in lowlight or daylight. In addition to this you’ll notice the letter A with a + & -. Tap these to increase or decrease font size to further customize your reading experience.
Tip #8: Custom Settings
Looking for further customization? Scroll down in the menu and tap the App Settings icon. Here you’ll find things like scrolling options, gestures, background colors, and much more! Don’t worry, if you change something and want to go back just select ‘Reset Fonts and Colors’ at the bottom of the App Settings menu.
Last but not least the most powerful and beneficial feature of Bible+ is the Resource Guide!
Tip #9: Resource Guide
<–In the main window tap this to open the split window and then tap the Resource Guide icon.
The Resource Guide is your personal research assistant, pulling in any content that is relevant to the passage you are reading in the main window. The bigger your library is the more content you will have to help you unpack the passage you’re reading. Go HERE to see a preview of how the Resource Guide works.
If you are looking for more tips and information about the app check out our Help Site.