King James Bible (KJV) - free
The King James Version (KJV) Google Play app lets you access the official KJV Bible and also provides you with an audio translation of the same.
The app does more than just give you the text and audio of the KJV Bible. You can use it as a comprehensive study guide and motivational tool. You can read the Bible in progression and view your reading progress, marking chapters as complete as you go along. The Home view shows all the information you need to know, from bookmarked chapters, your reading progress and verses of the day.
You can customize the reader to different views depending on your preferences, and you may also select themes that support your eyesight and device size. The app gives you over 6 colors to choose from and dozens of HD images that are useful for customizing your app and messages that you share with friends and family.
If you like reading at night, you can enable night-time view or optimize your view using the different themes. For your motivation, random verses and captioned quotes of the day are displayed with brilliant HD pictures in the background.
It is possible to create bookmarks from chapters and verses, and customize or sort them either by name or color. The app also provides an inbuilt search function for quick lookups. Create and customize your own notes, highlight sections and create tags for these in case you want to save and access your reading lists for later.
The app requires at least Android 4.1. The app isn’t compatible with iOS devices.
Ease of Use
The app is simple to use and has very few bugs other than the occasional freeze. One user complained that some of the ads shown are inappropriate and should not even show up on an app of such nature. With the latest updates, you can get new themes and images, and there are some bug fixes.
This excellent rating is because the Android app is simply beautiful to look at and easy to navigate. The HD color photos on the UI, a large collection of customizable themes, and the neat tile and panel arrangements all make this app stand out. You can also choose different colors to highlight your readings. The app is optimized for both portrait and landscape modes which means you’ll enjoy it even on smaller devices.
The app is free to install but offers in-app purchases from $2-$5. These include the ads-free feature and new themes and pictures.
- Usable offline;
- Excellent design;
- Useful as a study tool.
- Syncing between various devices is not provided;
- Limited background pictures and themes;
- Ads are somewhat intrusive sometimes;
- Only available for Android mobile.
This is straight up the leading app for KJV study which couples awesome study tools with a brilliant design. Given that the app allows you to view how much progress with your reading, you can also adopt it as a study tool. I’d definitely recommend this app if you have a Google Android device.