JW Library

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  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Size: 27.53M
  • Compatibility: Varies with device
  • Author: Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Content rating: Rated for 3+
  • Package name: org.jw.jwlibrary.mobile
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JW Library: A Great App for Bible Study Review

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JW Library is an official app for Jehovah’s Witnesses where users can learn Bible quotes, compare translations, and read related publications. You can download JW Library on the App Store, Microsoft Store or Google Play.

Functionality 4/5

This application allows you to select a translation of your choice from a list of options, read and compare it to others, and make references during your Bible study time. The app has footnote markers which you tap to view other publications associated with materials you are using. For your convenience, you can add bookmarks for places of interest or where you left off. Moreover, the app has a Media section where you can view audio, video and other types of content related to Jehova’s Witnesses.

Design 3/5

JW Library has a neatly organized interface, but it does not offer anything out of the ordinary. You will be met with a color palette of dark purple (or pale if you are on iOS) and white that gives off a pleasant sensation. However, that’s about it for the aesthetics. The way the app is organized and presented is quite standard, and a rehaul may be necessary. That said, the navigational components and other elements are quite effective in conveying information.

Usability 4/5

Many users would certainly find JW Library easy to use owing to its simple navigation. The home page contains all the primary features the app was designed to offer. There is a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen which has five navigational icons to these features. To access any of those tabs, you tap on them, and the app takes you to the page containing relevant content. 

It is easy to compare Bible versions by merely pressing on a portion, and all other translations available pop-up. One crucial detail in this JW Library review is that you can access publications related to the Bible with just a single tap. The home page helps you monitor and organize content you have been using and reading by showing you Favorite books and publications, your frequently used books, a teaching toolbox and the newest releases available. Overall, the app offers convenient access to the wealth of content it has.

Cross-Platform Use 3/5

JW Library is available for download on the App Store, Microsoft Store, and Google Play. To run the app, your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch) must have OS version 8.0 or later. The minimum OS version requirement is not specified for Android devices and depends on the device you are using. Windows mobile devices need to be running on Windows 10 14393.0 and upwards or Windows 8 Mobile.

In-App Purchases

JW Library is available to download and use for free, and there are no in-app purchases that you can make. It makes sense to offer such content for free to spread information to as wide an audience as possible. If you appreciate the efforts made by the developers and want to see further improvements, you can use the donate button to contribute. However, that remains at your sole discretion.

The Bottom Line

Downloading JW Library will bring efficiency in your Bible study time by placing at your fingertips several Bible translations that you can compare for a better understanding. You also get to read associated publications such as books for in-depth comprehensions of various subjects. The application will give you notifications of the latest publication releases or other related content that would be of interest to you. The app also has great usability, making it convenient for you to use while studying.

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Conclusion

JW Library enables you to enjoy your Bible study time by providing you with resourceful materials.


Pros : Offers a plethora of Bible translations;
Access to Bible-related publications;
Effective user interface.

Cons : Some more publications would be welcome.


Functionality 4.0

Design 3.0

Usability 4.0

Cross-platform use 3.0


Average : 3.5

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FAQ


  • Are there publications in my language in the JW Library app?

    To check out the list of available languages, tap the Language button. New languages are added from time to time.

  • Is there a back up for my bookmarks and highlights in the JW Library app?

    No. You'll lose them if you reinstall JW Library app.

  • Is it possible to synchronize my bookmarks and highlights across several devices?

    No. You can access bookmarks and highlights only on the device where you created them.


JW Library Version History


  • JW Library v.8.0 for Android 4.0+ Nov. 05, 2016
  • JW Library v.8.0 for Android 4.0+ Oct. 13, 2016
  • JW Library v.1.7.2 for Android 4.0+ Sep. 08, 2016
  • JW Library v.1.7.1 for Android 4.0+ Jun. 20, 2016
  • JW Library v.1.7.1 for Android 4.0+ Jun. 02, 2016
  • JW Library v.1.7.1 for Android 4.0+ May. 23, 2016
  • JW Library v.1.7.0 for Android 4.0+ May. 01, 2016
  • JW Library v.1.6.2 for Android 4.0+ Apr. 05, 2016
  • JW Library v.1.6.1 for Android 4.0+ Mar. 29, 2016
  • JW Library v.1.6.0 for Android 4.0+ Jan. 13, 2016
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