Many 1.5 million Gospel Library App users will be excited to see the new 3.0 version of the LDS Gospel Library for iPhone/iPad. The new version is ONLY available for iOS6 devices (not Android or previous iOS versions) as of this date.
Here’s what Elder Christoffel Golden Jr. of the Seventy had to say about the the new upgrade:
“The Church has dedicated significant effort to improve this app in order to support church members as they seek to increase their gospel learning and inspiration using mobile devices. We encourage members to use it to enhance their study and draw near to the Lord and His holy prophets.”
The new version includes a simplified and more intuitive interface, improved content and study features.
Visually improved new content includes many new videos and artwork for the content you’re used to seeing in black and white text only. Much of the content in the app has been redesigned.
“This new version will help members improve their study by inclusion of additional materials, images and videos to the content as well as improved personal study and sharing tools,” said Elder Golden.
Many will love the new ability to download video content directly to your device for playback in Church lessons and other places. Previously most apps make you stream, which can be a problem with spotty Internet access.
Also included in the new update are more features around highlighting in multiple colors and underlining, creating notes, linking pages/passages and TAGGING verses. Tagging is a HUGE benefit that many will really enjoy.
You can now also share your findings in the scriptures via integrated Facebook, email or texting.
With this release the LDS Church is catching up with the 3rd party apps that do all of these things. The front-runner apps are running out of things to differentiate themselves from the official Church app.
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve said, “Who could have imagined not very many years ago that the full standard works and years of general conference messages would fit into your pocket? Just having them in your pocket will not protect you, but studying, pondering and listening to them during quiet moments of each day will enhance communication through the Spirit.”