I’ve been looking long and hard for a Bible app to take notes offline with. I have several devices that I am constantly switching between, my iPad (wireless only), Android, and several laptops.
Knowing how much I like to take notes in the sermon or when I do my devotions my wife bought me for my birthday several years ago (more than 5 know) a wide margin Bible to allow me to take notes, jot things down, etc.
I’ve been looking for the same thing electronically. I’ve been a big fan of Youversion, but there is no way to take notes offline. My church doesn’t provide wireless and there are also many other places I might not have web connection. Youversion seems to provide the most version of the Bible include my primary version, the English Standard Version. Youversion allows me to download a local copy of the Bible but no offline sync. Great that it is on Android, Web and iOS.
I thought Olive Tree+ would be a pretty cool thing as it labels itself as “an amazing way to read & study" the Bible.” It allows one to take notes and then sync w/ my phone/iPAD, etc and doesn’t require a constant internet connection. Great idea, however the ESV from Olive Tree+ is about $40 which seems a bit crazy. Olive++ is also not cross platform enough for me, need on Android
The other app I’ve tried is Bible.is, which is a site and app I’ve never heard of. An interesting point here is there is an “app” for it on the Chrome store. However the additional versions cost money. The app itself is very slow to load, but has the benefit of allowing offline note taking.
To sum things up, if Youversion had the ability to make notes offline I would love it and use it all the time. As it stands I will continue making notes in my Bible. But please oh please can you add offline note taking?