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    I came from the BB world and used a Bible app called youversion. It was a great app w many translations and daily readings. Just curious if there's anything like that in Android. Thanks.:)
     

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    lol Yeah, I figured you would be. Might as well stick to what you know and love, right?
     
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    Yep! I'm glad it's there. That really was a concern of mine....now on to waiting for the Eris!!:D Thanks again.
     
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    The Best Bible program I feel is CrossConnect ESV .
    There is also an option for a listen of every chapter in the Bible.
    None can compare.
    Tell me what you think - goto the Android Market
    - JCru
     
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    I will check it; this is very interesting.
     
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    Thanx, JCrusader. I'll def check it out once I get my Eris...shouldn't be too long now. That sounds good to have the option to listen to the Bible. :)
     
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    OliveTree has just started their public beta for there BibleReader. The beta supports Android verisons 1.5, 1.6, and 2.0.

    The BibleReader has an option to import all Bibles you have purchased from them. You can also import free Bibles.

    Go the following website to load the BibleReader. BibleReader for Mobile Devices

    Before going to this site, you must have the "Unknown Sources" option checked in settings>Applications.
     
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    I like the bible apps from Tecarta. They have a free, full featured version: search, highlight, notes, bookmarks, and it even reads aloud. KJV is included but other translations can be streamed or purchased.
     
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    YouVersion looks great. Thanks for that link - even works with my wife's Palm Pixi.
     
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    I had the blessing to do a review of YV way back when. Since then, the UI has undergone some great updates, and they have expanded the platforms that they offer.

    The experience is even richer if you have a YV account online.

    The biggest drawback for Android users is the data requirement. I have done messages from a smartphone with it, and losing a data connection during can be discomfiting.

    Hopefully, they implement a type of non-data access like they have on the iPhone port.

    For another option, Olive Tree has an app that stores the programs on the device. IIRC, the app is free, but you do need to buy the more popular translations.
     
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    I have the KJV Bible. It is rather a simple, but it fits what I need.
     
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    I'm getting an EVO, so between 3G, 4G and wifi I should be pretty well covered.

    How much space does an entire translation take up anyway?
     
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    Another endorsement for Olive Tree. I have used it over a year (beta yea right).

    steve

     
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    NIV for Android comes in at 13.7 MB. ($22).

    The Message is only 4.9 MB. ($16).

    NLT is 91.6 MB ($35).

    So, a couple of books could run you a bit of cash. Still like OT though.

    YouVersion does offer these for free, but in some churches, it can be tough to get a signal. On my BlackBerry, I had YV, Olive Tree and Beiks Laridian (which was another bible software title that had the data on the device. They are not making an Android port as of the last time I checked).
     
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    I use CadreBible, and couldn't be happier. The app is free, then you plug in free or paid versions of the Bible, or commentators/devotionals/concordances. And unlike some of the other recommendations, it's completely offline. Check it out.

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    Big ups for the Cadrebible. never heard of it prior, and it looks decent. Works just like OT in that the reader is free.
     
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    How large is it, if I may ask?
     
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    The bible app that I have used for a decent amount of time is: AcroBible. It is offline, which is helpful when there is a lack of internet service.
     
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    Cadrebible is less than 2.5 megs, and I believe everything you read on it is stored on the SD card.

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    What else that's nice is that it'll let you make notes, underline, hilight, bookmark, read two different passages on the same screen, copy multiple verses into the clipboard at once, and customize the viewing (eg-white text on black background)

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    I agree. This bible is the cheapest NIV one I have found and it works quite well. The UI isn't really amazing, but its still very functional. You can even set it to read the bible text back to you. Which is pretty cool. At $5.99 its a steal.
     
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