NeuBible Review: A Bible App With An Emphasis On Design

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In some way or another, every Bible app available for the iPhone seems to be on an amateurish level when it comes to design and usability. Features, however difficult to make use of and ugly to look at, take priority over something that looks and works great. NeuBible is different. It’s the first Bible app (Christian app, really) that I’ve run into that seems to take a design-first approach.

NeuBible isn’t a “study” Bible. It’s for reading—like a book. There aren’t any links within verses to other links or definitions or resources. There’s just the text looking about as good as it could for a person to absorb and enjoy.

Like a handful of startups (Medium and Svbtle come to time), NeuBible places an emphasis on readability. This is probably THE main feature of this app (and it’s a much needed one). Unlike other Bible apps, NeuBible gives you control over the font size/type and line height. The default settings, however, do look the best in my mind.

At the moment, these are the Bible translations available in NeuBible: The World English Bible, American Standard Version, King James Version and New American Standard Bible. To be honest, I’m not sure why developers/designers who are obsessed with current design trends would want to include the KJV—probably just to beef up their offering, but I can’t imagine ...

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