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March 31, 2010 — Welcome to the 21st century, where phones have become the new pocket Bible! Whether you’re on frequent business trips, chauffeuring kids, in church, or on the mission field – we want you to have access to God’s Word anywhere at anytime on your mobile device.  ESV Mobile is currently available as an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch and will soon be available for other phones and mobile devices!  Download the free app now or watch AppVee’s video review.


Jason Park, Digital Media Manager at Crossway, shares more on the ESV iPhone app development and vision:  "After spending a considerable amount of time evaluating other Bible apps, we thought it was important to develop an application that was simple and intuitive. We contacted Subsplash to create a truly groundbreaking mobile Bible experience. We are pleased to launch the ESV Bible app for the iPhone. After installing the app, users will not need an Internet connection (be it 3G, Edge or WiFi) to access the Bible. This will serve iPod Touch users, commuters, business travelers, and those with limited coverage or Internet access."

Tim Turner, founder and Principal Designer at Subsplash said, "Together with Crossway, we have explored a ton of options and innovated every detail to make The ESV iPhone App the most elegant and powerful app possible."


Crossway is pleased to offer an app with unique features, including:

  • Download for free
  • Native to your iPhone (no internet connection required)
  • "Infinite scrolling" through the entire Bible
  • Landscape or full screen reading
  • My Notes
  • Cross References
  • Highlighting
  • Sharing via email + Twitter
  • Special formatting/typography
  • Add to Favorites/Deleting/Recording
  • Search
  • Font Sizes

Download your free app today! More information available at


The iPhone app is just the beginning! The iPhone is Crossway’s first ESV Mobile platform as its features allow us to showcase all that the ESV Bible and Study Bible have to offer. Crossway is working hard to make the ESV available for other mobile platforms as well in the coming weeks and months.

If you don’t have an iPhone or an iPod touch, check out the Crossway Blog to learn how you can win an iPod touch this week!


We haven’t overlooked this! We’re working to incorporate the ESV Study Bible notes as well as other new features and modules in the months ahead.

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