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Most Helpful Favorable Review

259 out of 278 people found this review helpful.

Best Bible Reader I have Ever Used

I have purchased Bible reading applications for PCs and laptops, and Palm Pilots. When I purchased my NOOK 1st Edition, I immediately began looking for Bibles that I could read on the NOOK. I found some, but they were very difficult to navigate. As you all know, the ...
I have purchased Bible reading applications for PCs and laptops, and Palm Pilots. When I purchased my NOOK 1st Edition, I immediately began looking for Bibles that I could read on the NOOK. I found some, but they were very difficult to navigate. As you all know, the Bible is a special book. Except for versions like The Message, you don't usually read it from beginning to end. You want to be able to navigate to a specific book, chapter, and verse. The best NOOK Book versions allow you to link directly to version from the table of contents, but you have to keep returning to the table of contents to navigate to a new book, chapter, and verse. This Bible reader is an application, not a book. It does everything you would expect a Bible reader to do and does it extremely well. Navigating is intuitive and fast. You can add bookmarks, highlights, and notes. This application has some additional features that are very powerful and very uncommon. If you have an WiFi connection, you can stream every version that Tecarta sells without paying extra. Not only do they have all the most popular English language versions including NIV and NKJV, they also have Chinese, Korean, and Spanish language bibles. They also have some commentaries available. If you stream or purchase another translation, you can have two versions opened and synchronized side-by-side in landscape mode. This is an extremely useful feature for me. I was looking for an application that would allow me to easily switch between the Spanish NVI and the English NIV translations. This lets me read both of them side-by-side! The other mobile versions (which are harder to read on a smaller screen) allow you to download other translations as plug-ins. You can't do that with the NOOK Color version of this application. However, if you purchase the other translations as applications (which I did), you can access any translation from any other translation, so you still only need one icon on your home page. This is only a minor inconvenience. In practice, it works the way you would want it to. Tecarta gives you the ability to synchronize all of your Tecarta Bible readers on all of your mobile devices through their web site. I don't have this app installed on any other mobile devices, so I can't review this functionality. This is the funnest, easiest, most productive way to read the Bible that I have ever tried, and it supports all of the most popular versions of the Bible available. I cannot recommend it more highly.

posted by Gimel_Vav on August 28, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

12 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

Don't rate it one star just because you're atheist...

Seriously. If you don't subscribe to it, find something more productive to do with your free time.

posted by jhoyer on June 18, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Good version, poor navigation

    I like this app okay for quickly finding verses. However, it won't let you scroll anywhere outside (up or down) the selected chapter; you have to go back through the selection process and choose the next chapter and verse 1 to get to it. In otherwords, it's not usegul for general reading purposes.
    I recommend the Olivetree NIV over this app, it doesn't have this limitation.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    NIV?

    I have a paper version of NIV Bible and this version does not match. Adam "made love" to Eve? C'mon, what translation is this?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Carla

    Unable to determine with the update version how to highlight. I wish i knew how to go back to the previous version. I prefer the previous version.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2011

    Ok

    It is a good bible but it is kjv...it may be free but for a reason...the nkjv is much beter...it cost more but it is totaly worth it...get the nkjv...not kjv

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    Great...

    This app isn't so bad, except for the fact that you can't look up the verse, but you have to look up the words from the verse. I never knew that and wasted my poor money. That is the only reason that I don't like this app, but I bought this app all because I thought you can look up the verse. Everything else is pretty great...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    How do I UPDATE?!?!

    Clicked on the arrow and updated and still am not able to stream other versions as before. Is this feature no longer available?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Its OK, but not great.

    This app is good when it works right. Its easier for me in church to follow in one of my other bible appa as this sometimes will not allow me to GO during a change in scripture sites so I fall behind. If it worked the way it should all the time it would be great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Reading Voice

    The person reading this has a very heavy accent! I'm having a hard time understanding him! I'm sad because I really like listing to the bible as well as reading it! I have to rate the voice a 2 star!!!!!

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  • Posted May 5, 2013

    Interesting Read

    Not Sure. Still trying to figure out if I like the commentary or the secular notations pertaining to Biblical events. I think I can understand the reasoning behind the comments but the few that I read made me feel uncomfortable. Nevertheless, I do plan to read more to give the comments a chance as I am hoping that the comments are meant to be helpful and give the reader a better understanding of the Word of GOD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Disappointing

    I really like the NIV version and was looking forward to have it as an app on my NOOK Tablet. I must say, however, that I am disappointed that navigating around is not very easy. Yes, there is an index but ....

    I wish I had not spent the money of this app.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 2, 2012

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    Posted September 23, 2011

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