OliveTree Bible Study VS YouVersion

olivetree bible study vs youversion

With so many bible apps out there, there are 2 that stand out above the rest.  The Olivetree Bible Study app is the most functional, but the YouVersion app has a lot of free stuff.  Here’s what they both offer:


OliveTree Bible Study


+ Bibles, Study Bibles, maps, atlases, devotionals, and other Christian related material

+ Computer software that syncs what’s been downloaded on the app


+ Split screen for parallel bible or study notes

+ Flip page left/right or up/down, show strong’s numbers (with purchase)

If you’re looking for deep bible study, OliveTree Bible Study (previously known as OliveTree Bible Reader) is the way to go.  The synced split screen makes study comparison very convenient.  Study Bibles, which must be purchased, are convenient to use since the study notes are synced to the split screen and the references open at the touch of a finger.  There’s a large library full of free books and books that can be purchased.  Anything that is downloaded to the tablet app can be synced with the computer app.  OliveTree Bible study is the most versatile of the bible study apps, since most Christian material can be accessed through it.




+ Free Bible versions in many different languages

+ Free wi-fi  streamed audio Bibles


+ Personal notes, plans, videos, and social media syncing

+ Words of Christ in red, control font size, control background colors (all which OliveTree can do)

If you’re looking for a free and simple way to read or listen to the bible, YouVersion is for you.  It isn’t quite as customizable as OliveTree; The screen can only scroll from top to bottom & verses can’t start on a new line.  It doesn’t offer as many features as OliveTree either.  However, the functions that you’ll love is that it only offers free bible versions (some of which OliveTree charges money for) AND there are audio versions available to stream.

Kent Owen

Author: Kent Owen

After college I lived in China for 5 years, working as an English teacher and foreign marketing manager. Now i'm an insurance salesman, but my real passion is Christ and learning the bible.

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