BibleReader for Mac

By Olive Tree Bible Software Free Editors' Rating
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 8, 2012

BibleReader for Mac is, as the name implies, a utility for displaying the Bible. Included in the application are the King James Version and the American Standard Version Bibles, as well as two commentaries, a Bible dictionary, and a resource guide for quick cross referencing. There's also a set of add-ins (some at additional cost) with additional resources available. Installation is quick.

The BibleReader interface is clean and easy to use, and a library of free add-in books enhances the appeal of the basic package. This isn't just a way to read the different versions. You can see the same passage in multiple translations, or view commentary on specific passages. The ability to add commentary or notes, highlight any text, and create bookmarks for quick jump points will also be appealing to many. There's also a search option that lets you find words or phrases in English, Greek or Hebrew.

For Bible studies, casual reading, or intellectual pursuits, BibleReader is a well-designed and complete package. It is easily among the best Bible applications we've seen for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone (there is a Windows version as well).

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0.4

- Windows can now be resized to smaller sizes
- Fix for windows that were not restoring on app startup
- Fix for windows that would not group.
- Search results are no longer restored on app startup
- Fixed startup crashes
- Fixed false Book Ribbon display


Date Added October 6, 2012
Version 5.0.4

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Developer's Description

Looking for a way to enhance your Bible study? With Olive Tree's BibleReader you can compare multiple translations, read Scripture and commentary side-by-side, or open the Bible in full-screen to immerse yourself in the Word without any distractions.

Easily take notes, highlight verses and bookmark your favorite passages across multiple Bible translations. Effortlessly manage all of your content on your Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch using Olive Tree's FREE cloud service. Open the Resource Guide to dive deeper into your study with the many commentaries, dictionaries and other resources that Olive Tree has to offer. Simply install BibleReader and you will have access to over 100 free books and thousands of other popular publications to get the most out of your Bible study. BibleReader is a great organizational tool for study, personal devotions, small groups, or sermon preparation.
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