Olive Tree Bible Software – Review

A while ago I did an article about different Bible software. I skipped one that used to be, in my opinion, “not so great.” I have re-examined this software and have changed my mind.


My last experience with this company was back in the PALM OS days (for those of us that remember). Since that time they have definitely made great strides.

Their apps are available for MAC/Windows/iPad/iPhone/Android 

They have sync ability between devices and backups of your books. You can tag and have annotations in your material, Search features and highlighting.

From Their Website

Helping over 2 million people connect with God

“Olive Tree BibleReader is my default mobile Bible. I use it for devotions every day, usually from my iPad… The split window lets me keep a Greek and Hebrew window open as I read, and the pop-up lexicons fill in the gaps in my memory. The copy-and-paste features let me copy and paste easily to Twitter if I want to create a tweet out of something moving from my devotions.”

“Never before has the Bible been so easily accessible. Go there over and over again through the day. It is the voice of God.”

John Piper
“I’ve just been in a warm cafe looking out over the Mediterranean, reading BibleReader 5. Actually, marveling more than reading.”

“While there, I emailed friends saying that the world had just changed. Bible-study-wise, there was the world before BibleReader 5 and the world after BibleReader 5. This software is the stuff we dream of, on a phone, in my pocket.”

Jools, Malta
“I have appreciated OliveTree daily as I read my devotions in the thru the Bible in a year program. I have used it for the McCheyne reading program and the simple thru the bible program. I also use it when I am sitting in church taking notes listening to a Bible Study. Being able to add notes through the Bible having the Bible commentaries right along side the Bible is great for study.”

“Using BibleReader 5 with iPad for sermon prep has allowed me to spend far less time tied to my PC, and more time with my family. Thank you. 9 years using @OliveTreeBible and its always improving. Now w/ BR5 and iPad, its my primary Bible software.”


A Video Review on Olive Tree Bible Software

This was not done by me, but give a good feel for the app on iPad. The Android version is very similar, just with an Android style.

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