PocketBible 1.4.2 – New Navigation, History and more!

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Michelle Stramel 8 Comments

PocketBible for Android version 1.4.2 has been released to the Google Play Store. If you downloaded the app from Google Play, you should be automatically updated. If you are using a Kindle Fire (or other non-Google Play device), you can download the latest version by browsing to http://lpb.cc/android while on your device.

The new version 1.4.2 update adds a Book Navigation Assistant (bottom toolbar) to the app. This new toolbar includes the following new and previously-released options:

  • Backward/Forward – the separate left and right pointing arrows will take you backward and forward respectively through your movements in the app.
  • NEW! Recent Verses – the list/clock icon will give you a list of recently visited verses and allow you to return there by choosing the verse reference.
  • NEW! Bible/Commentary Sync – the stacked arrows icon will immediately sync your verse-indexed books, such as Bibles and commentaries, to the same verse.
  • NEW! Strong’s Numbers On/Off – the Omega icon will toggle Strong’s numbers on/off in your open Bibles that contain them.

The new bottom navigation bar can be hidden along with other toolbars by double-tapping the screen. Your toolbars can be set to optionally show/hide this way via Settings | Control Settings in the PocketBible app.

Additionally, cross-references will now be reported in search results (where applicable) as “Referenced Here.”

New to Advanced Features! For those who own the Advanced Feature Set, a new library search option is now available on the overflow menu that lets you search all your downloaded books at once for a word or phrase. We have also added the option to turn off My Special Offers notifications in the Control Settings.

The PocketBible Bible Study App for Android is free. The optional Advanced Feature Set can be purchased at the Laridian web site or inside the app for $9.99.

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8 Responses

  1. Bob Spooner says:

    I tried downloading Android version 1.4.2 from your site, but my HTC M1(8) phone blocked installation. How do I get it to install the new version?

    • Michelle Stramel says:

      Bob, if you have an HTC, the easiest thing to do is go the Google Play Store and download it from there. Or you can wait for Google to update you automatically which it will do if you originally downloaded PocketBible from their store.


      • David says:

        Open settings. Under security you will find an entry for unknown sources. Selecting this may help. I am using Android 5 on a Moto G so this option may be in different place. Play store is easier and will notify updates

  2. Don says:

    Great additions to PocketBible, Michelle! I would like to add a suggestion for the “results” of the new library search option, and that would be to not show those books which have a result of 0. Again, great additions! Thanks!

    • Craig Rairdin says:

      We thought about removing the zero-result entries, but it is actually valuable information — it is telling you that your search specification didn’t match anything in that book. If we remove the book from the list it could lead one to believe that the book isn’t installed.

      We do sort the zero’s to the bottom of the list so they’re pretty easily ignored.

  3. Apostle Mighty Sheps says:

    I enjoy the update.It is really awesome

  4. Aaron says:

    Been a pocket bible guy for a long time included good old pocket pc days. Love that all my books translate…would love it if there were a better tracking system for reading plans, especially in the plans with multiple readings across books. Get to the end of psalm 119 and you hit next and it takes you to matthew 6 etc… just a thought. I own several different options for my android tablet, after the other guys offered their update that broke more than it fixed for me I began using pocket bible more. Reading plan tracking and side scrolling as opposed to vertical would be great, oh and multi column text. But for speed and solid operation you guys are 8 thumbs up.

    • EdH says:

      “would love it if there were a better tracking system for reading plans, especially in the plans with multiple readings across books. Get to the end of psalm 119 and you hit next and it takes you to matthew 6 etc… just a thought.”

      I could actually get on board with this. Sometimes when reading the Chronological reading plan, I think I spend more time clicking than reading as some of those days can have 5, 6, 7, or more small readings.

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