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Mantis Bible Study for iOS

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Key Details of Mantis Bible Study

  • Mantis Bible Study is the most advanced Bible Study Tool
  • Last updated on 3/25/2019
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Mantis Bible Study is an iOS app that lets you read, search, and annotate the Bible. It's not the most intuitive app we've ever seen, and some of its features must be purchased, but it's not a bad choice if you're looking for a way to access the Bible on your mobile device.

Mantis Bible Study has a fairly plain interface, though navigating it can be a bit of a pain until you get used to how it works. A button on the upper left side of the interface lets you choose the version of the Bible you want to read. It comes with the King James Version, but you can purchase others from within the app. It's easy to navigate to a particular book and chapter, and the app also lets you search for particular words. Users can add notes, highlight passages, and save texts to folders for later use. There's also a daily reading schedule, an automatic scroll feature, and the option to purchase voices that can read text aloud. A history feature lets you quickly return to passages you've recently visited, and you can also easily e-mail passages from within the app. A built-in Help screen explains the app features. Overall, Mantis Bible Study is a fairly basic app, but it contains useful tools, and users who feel like investing in additional versions of the Bible, will end up with a pretty powerful Bible study app.

Mantis Bible study installs and uninstalls without issues.

What's new in version 4.9.21

iOS 9.0 and later

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Full Specifications

October 6, 2013
Latest update
March 25, 2019
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Additional Requirements
Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.
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Developer's Description

Mantis Bible Study is the most advanced Bible Study Tool
Requires iPhone OS 4.3 or above.Note: We offer over 200 add-on resources for Mantis Bible Study. These resources can be purchased from our web site https://MantisBible.com. In addition, most of these resources can be purchased via "In App Purchase" from the Apple App Store.UPGRADE NOTICE: Before upgrading, be sure to backup your bookmarks, notes, and highlights using the "Backup" button from either the bookmark or notes list screen.Mantis Bible Study is the most advanced Bible Study Tool available for any mobile platform. A long list of unique features make Mantis Bible Study stand out as the premier tool for accessing the Bible on the iPhone:Flexible content:Comes with the full King James textWorks offline -- no network connection is necessary for reading and studying [Note: A network connection is required in order to load new resources purchased from our web site or to optionally backup and restore your data.]Additional Bible translations, commentaries, dictionaries, devotionals and other books can be purchased and installed immediately. Check https://MantisBible.com for available titlesGreat navigation options:Quick HistoryQuick-reference chapter and section headersGrid ModeTap the book name to navigate booksTap the chapter number to navigate chaptersTap-and-drag corners for quick access to volumes, books, chapters, and versesShake to close all open items Auto-scroll the text for easy readingEmail any verse along with your personal notesFantastic study tools:Build Your Own Study Bible (see http://MantisBible.com for details and an instructional video)Easily create bookmarks, notes, and highlightsInline Note EditorLive Scripture References inside personal notesCreate, edit, and move bookmarks and bookmark foldersUnique "Analyze Verse" featureFast and flexible, yet simple search systemSave search results as a named folder full of bookmarksPersonal notes and translation notes appear inline with the text and can be toggled on and offHighlighting Bar allows highlighting of individual words and phrases in 4 colorsInline verse-display toggle links for all cross-reference linksJump directly to Biblical text from cross references inside commentary, dictionary, devotional, or other booksFantastic support for Bibles with integrated Strong's Numbers - tap a number to open a definition, tap it again to close it [Note: Strong's Number Support is only active for Bibles containing Strongs Numbers - which are sold separately]Additional support for Strong's Numbers: drill-down to root word(s), tap to find where a number is used throughout Scripture, then tap and preview verses, integrated support for Brown-Driver-Briggs', Thayer's Greek Definitions, and other Strongs-based resources [Stongs-based resources are sold separately]Plus much, much more!