We’re moving!

We’re still committed to serving you with information about new digital resources, mobile apps, ESVBible.org updates, and product tutorials, we’re just shifting this communiation over to Crossway’s blog. You can still subscribe to digital-related posts via http://www.crossway.org/blog/category/digital/feed/.

This move will make it easier for us to keep you up-to-date with the breadth of ESV digital resources and news.

For digital questions or feedback visit our online forum at community.crossway.org.


Crossway’s Digital Team

Partner Spotlight: Olive Tree | eBook Sale


Many Crossway readers are already familiar with Olive Tree and are loyal customer of the Bible Study App. If you haven’t yet explored Olive Tree, though, you‘ll want to check them out. As one of our valued partners, Olive Tree is offering great deals on Crossway Bible resources and ebooks this week.

Olive Tree’s well-known Bible Study App is brimming with resources: from Bible translations and Greek and Hebrew language tools, to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries and more, as well as Christian ebooks. This digital resource sale is exclusive to Olive Tree and purchased titles may only be read from within Olive Tree’s Bible Study App. But not to worry! The app is free and compatible with iOS, Android, Windows 7, and Kindle and Nook tablets. It offers many features including highlighting, note taking, and more, which can be synced between any devices that have The Bible Study App installed.

Sale ends on February 11th, 2014. Check it out now!

How do you study the Bible?
If you’re an Olive Tree user, leave us a comment and let us know!

Update on iOS ESV Bible App

Last month we released a major update to our free iOS ESV Bible app. The update brought several changes to the iPhone app, including a new interface and account syncing.

The big goal of this update was to make “cloud syncing” available between the mobile app and ESVBible.org––our most requested feature. For a variety of reasons, this was an enormously complex project.

While most users haven’t had any trouble with the updates, some have experienced crashing and a few have reported losing personal notes and highlights. If you were one of these people, we sincerely apologize.

We want you to know that we’re working with our developers to fix the bugs as quickly as possible. Because of the complexity, we can’t promise a quick fix, but we’re committed to getting this right.

If Your Data is Missing

Many crashing issues stem from problems related to integrating old user data into the new app. To sync the app with ESVBible.org, we had to rework the way user data was stored in the mobile app. This reworked architecture seems to be what’s causing problems for some.

If you have a backup of the old app on iCloud or on your computer, you should be able to recover your user data. If you do not have a backup, deleting the app from your phone and re-downloading it from the iTunes store will make the app work, but you’ll lose your notes (you’re essentially just downloading the brand new app file).

If you created highlights and notes in the old app, do not delete the app from your phone. We’re working on an update right now that should soon give you access to your notes and highlights. For more instructions on recovering user data from a backup, go here.

Once again, we sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused many of you. We are working hard to fix the app as quickly as possible. For specific questions or concerns, please visit our online forum.

Accessing ESVBible.org Web Apps

Need some help getting new web apps for ESVBible.org? We’ve got you covered:

  1. Check out the Web Apps section of Crossway.org.
  2. Click the Add to Cart button for the app you’d like.
  3. Click the Checkout button when you’re done with your selection.
  4. Once submitted, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to your ESVBible.org account.
  5. On ESVBible.org, click the Apps button at the top of the page.
  6. Click on the app you recently purchased to activate it.

chris-werms-deactivated20140115 asked:

Will the Kindle study apps "talk" to my online account? I don't want to buy a kindle version (even tho the Gospel Transformation Bible is on great sale) if it won't talk to the versions I own on the ESVStudy Wesbite honestly. Thanks!

No, those can’t talk to each other, mainly with limitations on the Kindle platform. Notes you make are there stay in the Kindle system, and we can’t get access to them to sync them back to our site.

chiselcollection asked:

I've noticed a number of cross references on the new ESV Bible site have not survived the conversion from the old format (e.g. 1 Cor. 1:19). What is the best way to report these broken references when I find them?

You can post them here, if that’s easiest. Otherwise, you can post them as support tickets on our community site.

Introducing Greek Preview

We’re releasing a new feature on esvbible.org today, and it’s free for all of our users.

Have you ever wanted to know the Greek behind the words you’re reading in the main column of esvbible.org? It’s now available with Greek Preview.

This feature is opt-in, so you’ll have to enable it in the settings panel:

Now when you click on a word in the main column, you’ll get a tooltip containing basic Greek morphological data.

We hope Greek Preview will enhance your study and deepen your time in the Word.