05/11/2016 in: App Tipson
If you’re new to using our Bible App you may be wondering where to start or what features are available. Here are 10 tips to get you started with the Bible App for Android!
Go here for tips for iOS.
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 Phone and then access the book ribbon on your Tablet or laptop thanks to our great sync feature. (Note: sync only works if you have a free Olive Tree account.)
Tip #4: History
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 #5: Quick Settings: Reading Options
At the top of the menu bar you’ll the letter A with a gear. Tap this for some great quick settings such as font size, options or a theme selection that allows for easier reading in lowlight or daylight.
Tap to increase or decrease the font size for easier reading.
Tip #6: Advanced Settings
Looking for further customization? From the Quick Settings pop up tap the Adanced Settings icon. Here you’ll find things like scrolling options, color options, and much more!
Looking for more features? Keep reading.
Tip #7: My Stuff
The briefcase is also known as My Stuff and it’s where you can find your saved highlights, tags, book ribbons and tips 6 and 7.
Tip #8: 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 #9: 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.
Last but not least the most powerful and beneficial feature of the Bible App is the Resource Guide!
Tip #10: Resource Guide
<–In the main window tap this to open the split window and then tap the small arrow a the top of the window to access the Resource Guide.
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.