Deseret Bookshelf (LDS e-reader)

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  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Version: 4.1.2
  • Size: 101 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Deseret Book Company
  • Content rating: Rated 4+
  • Languages: English, Portuguese
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Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books: Be Always Inspired by a Large Collection of Ebooks Review

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Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books is a huge database of ebooks and audiobooks just in your pocket. The app has a smooth design and full of useful features. The users can download Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books on their smartphones, tablets, or iPads.

Functionality 5/5

The developers update the app regularly and always add new features to improve your reading experience. For now, you can make notes, bookmarks, and highlights, and even share the most liked passages with anyone through email, Facebook, and Twitter. Also, the Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books app has good options to Filter, Sort, or Search the book across the collections. To track the progress of your reading, you can use a progress bar on the bottom. It shows what the percentage of the book you have completed. The app focuses the most on the Church literature.

Design 5/5

The developers have recently redesigned the app based on the many feedbacks from users. And after the new Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books review, we can say that the new appearance is much better. The main browsing page has a dark background, and the highlighted menu items use turquoise color. At the same time, once you select the book, a background is switched to the light color. All buttons have rounded corners. Overall, the app has a decent and pleasant design.

Usability 5/5

The developers made all their best to create Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books latest version with the highest level of usability. Firstly, a user can adjust the space between lines. It makes it easier to view and read the material. Secondly, you can switch among the Normal, Night, and Sepia reading modes. It is possible to customize fonts and font size. Thirdly, it is simple to access the notes, highlights, and bookmarks across all your eBooks.

The app has a really good search. And you can find the desired book just in seconds. You can filter the search through your personal library, the standard works, a conference session, or a single book. The search icon is placed on the top of the screen so you can find it quickly. Moreover, the page mode can calculate much faster so you can start reading sooner. In general, the UX and UI are intuitive, and it is straightforward to read, browse, and save the notes even if you just installed the app.

Cross-platform use 4/5

The users can read eBooks using Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books android or Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books ios version. The first one you can download via the Google Play, and to find the ios version just type 'Deseret Bookshelf' in an Apple Store. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and uses automotive sync and backup of notes, highlights, and bookmarks between all your iOS devices with the same Bookshelf account.

In-app purchases

Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books download is free of cost. And it comes with 8 free classic LDS titles, plus a free audiobook, the total price of which is $165. Official Church publications are also free, including curriculum materials and reference books. The user can buy new books in the in-app store. It contains over 3,000 LDS eBook titles and other world classics from the different authors, and over 500 audiobooks.

The Bottom Line

Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books app has decent functionality and design. It is free to download but has many additional purchases. It is a fast and easy to search, study, and listen across huge books base. Once you sign up, you get plenty of materials, that is free of charge. The app has customization tools like font adjusting, and you can switch between three reading modes: Normal, Night, and Sepia.

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The app is recommended to install if you are interested in Church literature. It has a large base, several content formats, and simple in usage. Everyone can download Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books on their mobile phone, tablet or iPad.

Pros : Free to install;
Good UX;
Decent searching.

Cons : A lot of inapp purchasing;
Some bugs occur.

Functionality 5

Design 5

Usability 5

Cross-platform use 4

Average : 4.8


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