@Imapatrio2 Could it be that Apple might have had a hand in the slow release of
MS Excel etc. I strongly suspect the problem may have been the Apple
unwillingness to understand why their customers want those things. I go back to
the Novell resistance to making an interface for Microsoft files to be used on
their network programs. In fact, it was so blatant that Microsoft developed NT
to satisfy their customer needs.Today we are seeing the same situation
with Google. It finally got resolved with some changes by Google.
cdsn, were you syncing your notations/highlighting using your lds.org login? If
so, I would think your notations/highlighting would sync on the new version. Is
that not the case? I have Android, so I will have to wait a bit it seems.
When will Android get it?
There is a reason why Android gets Apps later than iOS by almost every
organization creating Apps. iOS is much simpler to develop applications for
because the market is much less fractured. With iOS almost everyone is running
the latest OS, and there are very few screen sizes to support. Android has
hundreds of screen sizes, and very few people running the latest version of
Android. There are Pros and Cons to iOS vs Android. iOS gets apps
faster because it is easier to develop for, that is the choice you made by
choosing an Android phone. Not saying that is a bad choice, just reality.My biggest complaint so far is that there is some content that was in
version 2.5 that is no longer in version 3.0. Hopefully it gets added.
@cdsn You can adjust the text size. Go to options (the gear) and Appearance.
Also with your highlights not syncing over, this is version 3.01 and not yet
connected as an update to version 2.x. (It will be soon.) Did you sync your
highlights with your online account with the old version first? You should. Then
you can sync your highlights, etc. with this new version.@Filo
Doughboy This version of scriptures is the newly edited 2013 version (coming out
next month) of the printed version. Same as online scriptures.I've used LDS Scriptures since it's inception. Was a great app, the
best out there. Emphasis on "was." For the last year or more, support
and development for this app has been scant. Since January, nil. No conference
updates, no bug fixes, still typos in the scriptures, no response from support,
broken and non-functioning features, not honoring his stated 100% money back
guarantee. I've been waiting for the church's app to catch up with a
more robust feature set to switch. I just switched. I love this new version and
it will continue to improve.
Windows phone has 5.6% market share in the US, and less worldwide. You are
likely to be in for a long wait. As for iOS and Android, the church's apps
have been leap-frogging each other. Sometimes the iOS version of an app will
jump ahead and sometimes the Android version will. If one is finished before
the other, why should they wait to release it?
UtahVET1: I believe Windows should not take greater precedence than Mac OS. They
should come out with both at the same time.All companies/entities
have limited resources. What do you suggest? Develop for one before the other
and then not release it until both are done?
I like endless pages of black and white. No seriously. I'm much, much
more interested in the text than any background images. When I update my
Android tab and download the latest Ensign or say Teachings of the Presidents of
the Church Wilford Woodruff, it uses very little space. Images take up much
more space to download. I'd rather have more text using very little space
than pictures of smiling posed models.
To Arizona Border Dude: Now you know what it felt like when Microsoft delayed
developing a Word and Excel application for the Macintosh platform. The Mac
application is still years behind the Windows platform application. There is no
justice in technology development, it is all about maximum profits and maximum
I wish that the new app had a home page that it would open up to.Even if it was
a picture of the Savior or a temple. It drives me crazy that it opens up to the
last thing that I had open. That is usually is not what a person wants anyway.
I love LDS Library. And I lie what I see for the Apple Dumpling gang. But, there
is Android and Windows that comprise the other sets of phones. I do expect
the Windows phones will be left out for a long time. Many Utah folks have
'thing' with Microsoft and they take it out on those of us who have
them. They won't develop things for the items we use. Many of the
members in my ward have Windows 8 tablets because they were inexpensive. I
bought my Windows phone because I have some issues with Apple; and,
they built in Utah.I'll patiently wait for it to catch up to the
better things that are out there.
When will this be ready for Android?
I believe iPad should not take greater precedence than Android. They should come
out with both at the same time.
cdsn - You can change the text size on the new app by choosing the settings
button (looks like a mechanical gear) and then choose the appearance menu option
which will bring up several appearance options with sliders. Choose the slider
that has a small A on the left and a large A on the right. That will change
your text size. Cheers and happy reading.
When will an Android version be released?
The app updated on my Ipad this week. I am excited about the new features, but
disappointed that the things I had already marked in the old version didn't
transfer across in the update, so I have to highlight again everything that I
already had marked.I also don't appreciate how the text is
smaller - I don't see a way to increase the text size, but the size on the
old version was nice and readable, this one (since it has columns on either side
to accomodate the new features) is smaller.
I would think that Gen. Conference should be of prime importance for this app.
If that's where your prophetic inspiration is delivered from, and
former/original scriptures and revelations are fluid and/or out-dated, why not
keep everyone current?
Are these topics and scriptures editted, redacted or in any way compromised from
the originals? If they are in their pure, originally-given forms, this will
truly be helpful and expedite research and dialogue.If the older
historical versions are "editted" or removed, then white-washing serves
no one. Since no church history references were made, I assume there's no
Journal of Discourses, personal diary entries or 19th-century Conference talks
stored. For instance, the Prophet Joseph's funerary "King
Follette" discourse, etc. could be studied and discussed. Or Brigham's
firey SLC Tab sermons...I am not LDS, but my family is. This will
be a valuable tool in our evangelistic discussions, if we have a commonly
accepted "official church" reference as foundation. Looking forward to
checking it out.
My ensign shows up every month, but general conference doesn't update.
@Stuff,I agree. LDSScriptures app is great. I do have problems with
syncing between devices, it takes longer than I like, but it eventually gets
there. Good app and I can work offline.
I love and appreciate this app on my Android phone, and can't wait for this
new version to come out in Android. If I could offer a suggestion, I'd sure
like it if there was a feature that would give me a daily reading assignment --
like a "read the book of mormon in a year" or "read the book of
mormon in a month" or "read the standard works in two years." The
YouVersion Bible app has some wonderful reading plans that take you through the
Bible. I use that, and sure wish there was a similar LDS product. I think it
would be good for individual or family scripture study. Again, really appreciate
Gospel Library. Thank you.
It's still not as intuitive as the iOS app ldsscriptures (.com). It takes
too many taps to switch books, it's difficult to highlight, tag and
bookmark. And, it doesn't sync as well across multiple devices. And, there
isn't a desktop app, just a web interface to lds.org. My only association
with ldsscriptures is as a customer. Yes, it costs like $15 but it's worth
it, imho. My own study has been greatly enhanced.
What are the people who have wrong type of iPad (I just tried to download it).
It will only work with the IOS of 6.0 or hgher.
I would like to see this work offline, still giving me access to all my personal
Hopefully now when searching all relevant scriptures will come up up not just
the ones that are chosen by some individual or committee.
"As you subscribe to select content, when new issues of the Ensign or other
content comes out, it will appear automatically in your library."I hadn't thought of it since my family purchases the subscription, but if
you don't subscribe, can you not download the latest Ensign articles?Just curiosity.