The Online Bible was developed as a Windows program several decades ago and now has users in a large number and countries. At the time it was first started the name Online Bible was chosen, when internet was not used as it is today. The name is therefore somewhat misleading as it is specifically intended to also use off-line. This Windows version is still available, and updated fairly regularly.

With the move to mobile devices it became apparent that the Online Bible would also have to be available on other devices, and in 2014 Cross Link Services developed apps for Android, iOS (iPad/iPhone) and the Mac. Since then the app has been enhanced considerably, and new features are added at regular intervals. With the introduction of Chrome OS, the Android version also became available for this OS.

This Chrome OS version can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

For more technical users: Some Chromebooks work on ARM processors (as do Android phones/tablets), but some also use Intel processors. These two work slightly differently which is the reason some Android apps do not work on a Chromebook. In the Playstore there are two versions of the Online Bible app (not visible to users). When you download (or update) the app, the correct version is automatically selected.

The app installs with a number of standard translations, some commentaries, a Greek and Hebrew lexicon (to use with Strong numbers) and more. Within the app there is a store to purchase more titles.

Before you can visit the store the app requires you to create an account. This has the advantage that any purchases you make can be exchanged with other Online Bible apps (iOS and Mac). To exchange purchases with Windows you have to be a Premium User. Refer the following article: An Online Bible Account   

Further information about the use of the software is available under the relevant subjects in the rest of this Knowledge Base. If you are fairly new to the app, you could read this first: Getting started in Android and iOS

Should you miss specific functionality in the app, please let us know. We cannot guarantee that it will be added, but we track which features are favourite.

Installation issues

We are not aware of any installation issues with the Android app. But should you encounter any problems, please raise a ticket, top right of this screen.