Zondervan NIV Study Bible Book App Review (iOS, $19.99)

  • Category: Book
  • Publisher: Tecarta, Inc.
  • Updated: Dec, 10 2011
  • Version: 3.07
  • Size: 136.63 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Tecarta, Inc.

- iOS7 bug fixes
- improved sync
- added devotional content in library

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
2 Ratings
All Versions:
463 Ratings


Welcome to the all new, full-color Zondervan New International Version Study Bible! The world's bestselling, most comprehensive Study Bible is now available for iPhone and iPad.

Featuring stunning full-color video, photographs, maps, charts, illustrations, and panoramic interactives, this digital study Bible app is like placing an entire resource library for Bible study in the palm of your hand. An all new fresh, clean, and powerful design will allow you to easily read the Bible, navigate, search, highlight verses, bookmark, copy/paste notes, and so much more. (See features below)

What people are saying:

"Wow - the NIV Study Bible app for iOS is unrivaled" - Herb Halstead, GeekRev.com

"In one word? AWESOME!" - Mark Stevens, TheParsonsPatch.com

"This is two giants of the world bought together, Apple and NIV. It is stunning. Highly recommended. And for the price, is the best value for money study bible period." - Lewis Doyle on Facebook

This app comes complete with the full New International Version (NIV) Bible.

The New International Version (NIV) is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible. Its goal is to reproduce, as closely as possible, the reading experience of the original audience, providing the optimum combination of transparency to the original documents and clear communication of their original meaning.

• Full text of the world's most popular modern English Bible—the New International Version (NIV) 2011 edition.
• Over 20,000 study notes, with icons to make important information easy to spot.
• Elegant drop-down navigation drawer slides into view when you need it helping you stay focused on Bible text.
• Find Scripture references quickly and easily with predictive search or by quick-touch book, chapter, verse.
• Convenient Content and Note drawers stay out of the way yet are close at hand when needed.
• Book introductions and outlines provide valuable background information for each book.
• In-text maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations visually clarify the stories in the Bible.
• Over 100 stunning full-color photos of archaeological artifacts and Biblical locations.
• Over 60 Full-color maps showcasing Mesopotamia, The Exodus, Paul's first missionary journey, and more.
• Over 60 full-color charts taking you deeper into the major Covenants of the Old Testament, Tabernacle furnishings, Parables of Jesus, and more.
• Interactive panoramic images of Herod's temple, Solomon's temple, and the Tabernacle.
• Full color videos visually navigate the path of Jesus' ministry, the Journeys of Abraham, and more.
• Searchable index of topics, charts, maps, images, study notes, and complete Old and New Testaments allows you to find words or study content quickly and easily.
• Synchronized view of Bible text and study notes.
• Notes allow you to capture thoughts for specific passages.
• Highlighting allows you to easily emphasize passages.
• Copy-and-paste multiple verses quickly and easily.
• Bookmark your favorite passages for future reference or make your own personal studies.
• Powerful folder system allows you to organize notes and bookmarks.
• Cross references by tapping and holding on underlined words in the NIV text.
• Convenient back button (iPad) let's you navigate back. Tap-and-hold bottom navigation button to go back using iPhone and iPod Touch.
• Easily email notes to yourself, family and friends.
• Share on Twitter and Facebook.
• Optional red letter Words of Christ.
• Adjustable font sizing.
• Optimized for iPad and iPhone. Buy once and use on both devices.

Plus, leverage the Mode Switcher to get deep into the Bible with Study Mode, or focus on the text in Reading Mode. It's your choice. Page turns are animated in Reading Mode with icons appearing where additional content is available.

Like no other Bible app for iOS the all new NIV Study Bible immerse you more deeply into the Word. See for yourself!

Customer Reviews

  • Great

    by PresbyKen

    Love it.

  • Couldn't ask for more

    by Bjur23

    It tools very long time to finally find a bible all that I really liked. I wanted to highlight, bookmark in categories, margin "notes" etc and this was the only app that could do that. It also allows for two bibles parallel although I would like to be able to have two different books of the bible in one screen (when looking up references etc) but over all this is the app I use now daily for my bible reading and hope that the next upgrade/update has more cool features ( like different highlighter colors) but over all it's an awesome app.

  • Great!

    by JM3731


  • Appreciate app, but not intuitive

    by Snowflakesmom

    I have appreciated studying the word with this app. It's really helpful to be able to read the word and glance over at the study notes without having to hunt for the related note. The app has made Bible study more pleasurable for me, specially since my vision is not that great, so reading a print Bible can be uncomfortable. However, I recently bought one of the commentaries. Ever since, I have had a lot of difficulty figuring out how to display the Bible, the notes, or the commentary when I want them. I think I may have figured it out now, but it literally took a couple of weeks. At first I could just see the commentary, then I was able to get the commentary and the Bible next to each other, but I couldn't get back the study notes. I guess once I figure it out, I will enjoy, but right now, it's annoying.

  • My favorite bible app

    by TeeeBro

    I've used quite a few bible apps and this is my favorite for sure. I read almost every day and find myself always using this one.

  • Glory be to Him!

    by Hlgvvm

    What a fantastic application! THIS is what I call a study bible!

  • Excellent app

    by Brabbitt04

    A great bible app that gives me all the features I want. Notes, study, niv extra versions etc

  • Very complete and easy to use!

    by MarkMagill

    This is an absolutely wonderful Bible study application. From the very first moment I started to use it, I had no difficulty at all navigating from within the various functions. I'm using it on an iPhone, which I am fairly new to, and think this will be a wonderful addition to my study of the Bible. Probably the best part of this is that I will have a Bible with me everywhere I go. I think this is about the best study Bible person could hope to get for the money.

  • Great Bible App!

    by vmbar

    The layout and design are unsurpassed in a tablet Bible app. Tools are wonderful. What it lacks to make is a true study Bible is Strongs numbering and a Greek and Hebrew lexicon. That would be a 5 star app!

  • Will not open!

    by Trooper Dude

    You need to fix this issue immediately. Running IOS 5.1.1 on IPad.

  • Easy to use

    by Reara

    I've only been using this app for about 24 hours and found it simple and easy to use in no time. Having the references right there with the text makes it very easy to study.

  • One of the best!

    by WebPastorTim

    Love this on the iPad as well as the iPhone!

  • Awesome bible app

    by Aijanique

    I have many study bibles on my iPad but Zondervan NIV study bible top them all. I love this bible. It's just awesome!!!

  • Good stuff

    by Bouy444576

    This is a great study aid I use it on my iPad and iPod and can reds it we'll on either device

  • Simple English

    by Mimi from The Bronx

    First Bible every to understand, because of it's simple English. Love the idea I can highlight, write notes on the margin and view notes easily.

  • Very Good

    by JSL1497

    From the time I first used this app it has worked very well. No issues at all. It interfaces with study guides and is an excellent resource.

  • My Go-to Bible

    by mshendr

    The NIB Study Bible app that has become my most prized Bible and it is my go-to Bible for all occasions. Once you purchase this app, it has within it the option to purchase different Bible versions and keep them side-by-side for easy comparisons. The highlighting and note taking works great - much better than trying to write in a book style Bible. I purchased within this app three separate Bible versions to cross reference - The Message, New American Standard, and the New Living Translation. The app syncs all of your notes and highlights so you can put the app on an iPhone and iPad - once purchased one time - and then have all changes stay up to date between the two devices. I keep the NIV and NLT translations up the most - along with the NIV study notes.

  • Great app

    by Tblair2112

    Great bible app for bible study!

  • Best Study Bible App Ever!!!!

    by Jloluvshoes

    This is an amazing tool! Why isn't everyone talking about this. Cross references, tons of commentaries, maps. Notes right there while reading. Additional texts avail to click through. It's like a chain index, study bible, and historical bible all in one. Also many other bibles such as women's daily available. I would highly recommend this bible!!!!!!

  • Excellent ap, has led me to retire all other Bible aps

    by J Rachels

    Except for the Blue Letter Bible. Please add the features of the Blue Letter Bible and then I can have it all in one ap. Particular features to add are Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, interlinear and lexicon for every word. Also, the back button is great, but we majorly need a forward button to get back to where we were at. Normally in church the pastor starts at one place takes you to a couple other places but then takes you back to the main teaching. Also, please make it so that when you click on cross references you can read the entire verse. It's great to be able to just put your finger on cross references and then have them show up, but to only be able to read the first two little lines of the verse is very annoying.

  • Lack of directions to use

    by Ladyb3g

    Downloaded today and Cannot figure how to look up different passages with out scrolling thru entire Bible, have already gone back to my CVS version!

  • Folders & Notes need to be revamped

    by Snookie Gooch

    I cannot figure out how to use the folders and notes together. It is very confusing, even after hours spent trying to figure it out. I also cannot figure out how to delete a folder. The design is non-intuitive.

  • Search feature DOES NOT WORK!

    by Punditbywords

    I have owned this app for over a year. From the very beginning until now, the search feature HAS NEVER WORKED! I can search for words and phrases in the included "Resources"; but, no matter what I search for in the Bible, I get "no search results". To me this is a fatal flaw. Every digital version of the Bible simply MUST have the ability to search for words and phrases. This is ridiculous! I have called Tecarta. I have written frequent emails. I have never received a response. Their 'customer support' is nonexistent. In spite of all the updates I have loaded, the search feature still doesn't work. If being able to search for text in the Bible is important to you, DO NOT BUY THIS APP!

  • Don't get

    by Jay Port

    I like the study Bible, but my issue is with the part of the app where you can purchase other Bibles and commentaries. I purchased several but NONE of them would download. So, if all you want is this one Bible, okay. The rest of this app will simply steal your money. The App support only takes you to a dead link.

  • One disappointment...

    by Porepa

    I'm sorry the NIV Life Application Study version is not available. Otherwise this e Bible is easy to use.

  • One of the Best Bible Apps I've Ever Used.

    by g2l8tnow

    This NIV App is one of the best Bible Apps out there.

  • Great Application

    by dan13

    This application is simply great. It is easy to understand and the help desk is very good , answering any questions that you might have. It is also reasonably priced.

  • wcso404

    by WCSO404

    Does everything and more that I was looking for.

  • Best App for note taking, hands-down!!

    by Follower de Yahshua

    As a Pastor, this app has helped me prepare sermons on the go! The secret is that it is so easy to select multiple verses with a simple tap and then the pop-up options are elegant and intuitive. I've had this app since its inception and have found it to be invaluable!! Huge blessing from God!

  • Wonderful!!

    by Old RN

    Truly a great app/resource. Use it weekly in lesson prep. Thanks!!

  • niv review and rating

    by uyfukg

    When I saw this app for sale I was immediately interested. I have a few niv bibles in my closet. Today I have it on my I-pad mini. I think it's so cool. I am looking forward to typing out some notes like journaling. So far no problems. Well time to go read my bible. Bye.

  • Awesome

    by Cmercedez

    A little pricey, but worth the money.

  • Great tool!

    by Mit262

    Can not beat the price! A lot value for the money. I find it to be the best bible app for me. Study bible and notes for 19.99 is a deal!! Get it!

  • Good Bible App

    by JakeyL

    Although I'm still learning my way around the APP, I am really enjoying the features of this Bible. I find it easy to go between chapters and make notes. The only negative I have is that it would be nice if you could highlight only certain words or portions of verses instead of highlighting an entire verse.


    by tomisasap p

    Awesome awesome and more awesome. I like.


    by tomisasap p

    Awesome awesome and more awesome. I like.

  • Very good digital version of the original study bible.

    by Tytrdxedfvhtfd

    This app works very well after some bug fixes and it really is attractive on the ipad. I do wish it had a better notes app or some way to save notes online, otherwise I highly recommend it.

  • Very good

    by dtaylor85

    I never thought I could put down my paper bible in favor of a digital one... Then I got this app... I picked this up on the recommendation of a friend of mine who told me he now uses this app to prepare his sermons for the youth group he pastors. He showed me a few of the features, and I thought it was pretty cool. So, when I didn't have my Bible with me the other day, and I wanted to do some reading, I thought I would just get one for my iPad, and this one came to mind. Now that I have used the app for a week or two, I can honestly say I am a huge fan. The reading function makes it really easy to just read through long passages without being distracted by all the extra information you get from a study Bible like the Zondervan. (I have ADD and it is very easy for me to get distracted by all the great information that's at hand.) I digress (see, ADD, I told you). As good as the reading mode is, the study mode is what makes this so worth it! The information rivals any study bible I have seen. The full-color maps and diagrams are amazing--any illustration that you would see in a study Bible in black-and-white is here in bright, beautiful color. I love it! One of the most amazing features of this app, though, is the parallel reading feature. In this mode you can read the same passage of scripture in two different translations (which are available for purchase from within the app). I only have the NIV right now, but I will be getting the NASB and NKJ shortly. Overall, I am really enjoying this app so far, and I am looking forward to really digging in and doing some serious digging soon!

  • NIV Study Bible

    by wayretired

    Very elegant and powerful. I tried it on a "hard" passage ( Ps 110:1) and got the clearest account I've seen, including a very lucid set of cross-references. This is a fine companion to the NIV Bible app, which I have been using with pleasure for a year. The NIV has become my "default" Bible, and now the NIV Study Bible is becoming my default study Bible, though the Orthodox Study Bible and The Jerusalem Bible remain indispensable. Like everyone else, I am grateful for the quick and successful fix to the glitch with iPad 1.

  • Bible app

    by sweetcobbler

    Still learning how to use but so far enjoying the experience

  • Zondervan NIV Study Bible

    by Glenn936

    It's working! Thank you! Glenn

  • Zondervan NIV Study Bible App

    by Estebaan

    My Zondervan NIV Study Bible App doesn't work on my Original iPad (iOS 5.1.1) since your last update. It works fine on my iPod Touch (iOS 6.1.3) and my New iPad (iOS 7.0). The app starts up for less then 1 second then disappears. Please fix this as it seems your app has a flaw for iOS 5.1.1. Five Stars Rating when this problem is fixed. Thanks for the Oct. 1 update! The App now opens on my, Original iPad (iOS 5.1.1), and I synced it, but when I select the margin notes tab, my notes aren't there. The notes are still on my iPod and new iPad. If i go to a specific verse, the margin note is on the verse, but it indicates "Null". Maybe this " Null" indication by the verse is why the margin notes aren't listed under the margin notes tab. Also, none of my highlights transferred over. The folders and notes under folders tab did transfer and sync OK. Five Stars Rating when this problem is fixed.

  • One of the Best IOS apps

    by Jmeinel

    The best app for studying the Bible. With all the features and capabilities that this app has it takes a little while to be able to use the app to its full potential. Give it time, it's well with the investment and time.

  • Now works again with IOS 5.1

    by BoricuaPR11

    This bible is now working again on my iPad with IOS 5.1.1 Thank you, this is a great bible and highly recommended.

  • Wow

    by ttrevan

    As much as I'm sorry to see that others are experiencing the same problems am with ios 5.1.1, it's good to know it's not just my iPad. Please Tecarta. Get this fixed quickly.

  • Why is this app not working with IOS 5.1?

    by WChannell

    Are you planning on coming out with a fix? This a pretty expensive app. I am confident that support is on its way.

  • Doesn't work with 5.0.1

    by Baylor88

    I even sent a note to Tecarta through their website. I've been using this app happily for a couple years and would gladly return to a previous version....but nothing in the way of help has been provided.

  • Niv study bible

    by Theonewhoreads

    I love this App please fix so I can open. It will not open after latest update. I hope all my notes are not lost. Please help

  • Perfect

    by Robert T

    Works great with ios7. The only bible app I've found that is easier than an actual bible. Expensive, but you get what you pay for.

  • Love this app

    by Capo 9

    This is my most used bible app for reading. You can define any word by downloading dictionaries and is very easy to use. I recommend it.

  • 3.02 is a big zero

    by Mize23

    Distraught that the compatibility that this upgrade promised has rendered my app useless and unable to be opened..hard to study indeed!

  • Wont open on 5.1.1

    by Juraraw

    This used to be my favorite app and I had given it a 5 star rating but now it won't open at all. This needs to be resolved for users with older versions of iOS.

  • Don't download 3.2 yet

    by Upset 2day

    I love this app, but DO NOT download new version (3.2) until more reviews say it's up & working. Running iOS 5.1.1 & new update will not even open up the app. I expect that a new software update would be thoroughly tested prior to release.

  • Geat bible

    by Ghutgnk,

    One of the best bible apps, but after the last update will not open on iOS 5.1 and now can't use, please fix so I don't loose my notes and more!!!

  • Please refund

    by Temp 35427

    Just downloaded this app and it won't open with IOS 5.1. Please refund my money.

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