I remember thinking to myself that a bible app could never replace a Bible in my hands. But a particular app seems to be proving me frighteningly close to wrong.

Tecarta bible app

I stumbled on this app by Tecarta some time back which had many features that I really wanted, but not to the extent of having me write a post on it. It was surely underdeveloped…until last week!

Last week I had an excited friend, whom I introduced this app to, call me in to check an update of this app. It was so mind-blowing different!

I now have an already-favourite-bible-app in my irreplaceable apps list!

Without talking much about it, I’d like to walk you through the app with these images.

It comes with a locally downloaded NIV Bible (I got mine with a KJV on it, though I’m not sure if they still give both away for free.) Rest of the versions can be affordably bought through in-app purchases.

This is how the normal interface looks like:

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My favourite part of the app is that you can highlight parts of the verse as you like instead of the entire verse, a feature that got me sold out to this app! Notice vs 14 also has an underline. And I love how the highlighting looks so natural.

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Here’s a screenshot of the same chapter, for those who like to read their Bible with a natural book-like feel to it.

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It also gives a ‘page-flipping’ effect!

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It features low light, or night reading for better rest to the eyes.

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Have a word you want to look up on the dictionary? All you need to do is double tap to look up the word on your iOs dictionary.

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iPad view screenshots:

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Parallel Bible View (different versions on same page with synchronised scrolling).

Taking down notes was never this easy!

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As much as it is thrilling, these could be the possible areas of development:

– More colours to highlight verses
– A better icon and website.

I wish they work on their icon too. A new interface needs a new icon! (And I hope that will also come with a better looking website too. 🙂 )

Well you see that’s all to complain about for the sake of complaining. Otherwise, go download it here.

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What do you look for most in a Bible app? P.S – I am looking for someone to develop an app for Revive Nations. If interested, do send in your ideas and cost info to [email protected]