PocketBible 3.0.26 Now Available on the App Store

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Michelle Stramel 7 Comments

PocketBible 3.0.26 is now available on the App Store. This version adds some minor updates and fixes to earlier releases of PocketBible Version 3.

PocketBible 3 is fully iOS 7 compatible but runs on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices back to version 5.

PocketBible 3 is still free, and for existing PocketBible 2 users it should show up as an available update. If you already own the Advanced Feature Set, it will unlock the Advanced Features of version 3. If you are still using PocketBible 1.4.7, we offer step-by-step instructions to move to PocketBible 3.

PocketBible 3 introduced our new iconography for iOS, which is based on the “Holy Spirit descending like a dove” from the old stained-glass icon from version 2.

What’s New

These features are new to the 3.0.26 update:

  • View and select from a list of most recent searches
  • Close books from the titlebar menu

In case you missed our initial announcement, the following features were added with the release of PocketBible 3:


  • The Journal lets you create notes that aren’t associated with any Bible verse. In all other respects they act like notes in PocketBible, including being sync’ed to the Laridian cloud — though they will not yet be visible in versions of PocketBible running on other platforms.
  • Name your highlight colors to make it easier to remember what your colors mean.
  • All the previous Advanced Feature Set features from version 2 are present in version 3, and your version 2 Advanced Feature Set will enable the version 3 features without an additional purchase.


  • Autosync allows you to automatically sync changes to your notes, highlights, bookmarks, and other user-created data with the Laridian Cloud without pausing to manually sync as you had to do with version 2. You have the option to require WiFi for autosync in order to avoid data charges. Manual sync is still available, and it runs much faster than the older sync protocol.
  • Added underline, dotted underline, and dashed underline highlight styles.
  • Added option to display one verse per paragraph. (Start each verse on a new line.)
  • Now supports book (non-Bible) notes on iPhone. Previously, these were only available on iPad.
  • Added a Night Reading color scheme which puts white text on a black background for reading in the dark.
  • iOS 7 users will have multiple user interface color schemes in addition to “Night Reading”.
  • Optional Book Position Indicator at the bottom of each book pane shows you how far into the book you are.
  • Added Pane Options button to the iPad toolbar. Lets you turn on/off tabbed panes and select the number of panes you’re viewing.
  • Better management of notes, highlights, and bookmarks by being able to delete them from lists using the standard iOS “swipe” gesture. When deleting a category, all the bookmarks in that category are now deleted rather than being moved to “uncategorized” as they were before.
  • Improved the iPad launch speed for users with lots of notes, highlights, or bookmarks.
  • A number of small user interface tweaks, including:
    • Turn off user-created highlights or only highlight verse number rather than entire verse.
    • Rearranged the Main, Context, and Settings menus to move frequently accessed items to the top and collect similar operations together under task-related headings.
    • Got rid of Undo and Redo in the iPhone note editor; added Bold, Italics, and Unordered List buttons to the iPhone note editor toolbar.
    • Made the Toolbox Expand, Next Page, and Previous Page buttons smaller to increase the space available for the contents of the Toolbox panels. On the Note View/Edit panels, rearranged the controls at the top to provide more room to view the note.
    • Added Email Passage and Text Passage to the list of possible “Passage Actions” in the Context menu.

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7 Responses

  1. Victor says:

    Hi Craig, thank you so much for the upgrade. I appreciate the launch speed improvement and the various enhancements. I wish you and the whole Laridian team a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  2. Paige says:

    I love PocketBible. I have used it since my Palm PDA days. I wish there was a way that I could sync my verse notes between my IPAD and my Android Galaxy Note. I would love to have the notes on verses I have kept for years at my fingertips on my phone when I do not have my IPAD with me. Please consider in future revisions. May Christ be glorified in all our actions. Philippians 1:27

  3. Derrick says:

    Love the journal. I wanted this for along time. I was thinking of switching to another program, but not now.

  4. Thank You and God Bless

  5. Ed says:

    I have been using Pocket Bible since the PDA days. I now have it on iPad and iPhone and my PC. I just wanted to say thanks for all the great updates to this system. It just gets better and better. You have always provided more than I could imagine I would need, and once I use it, I wonder how I lived without it before. Thanks again!! May you and your family share a Christ centered Christmas and a ministry filled new year!

  6. Ed says:

    One more thing, just went to the night reading pane and it is great. I will use if often. It was always a little blinding to be reading from my iPad in the dark with all that white, now it will be so much easier on the eyes. Since I often read in bed, my wife thanks you as well!

  7. Paige, Notes are coming to Android! You should follow the Android blog on here. Notes on verses is supposed to be up next. Journal notes is a ways off, regular notes will be great to have.

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