Manual for the Recovery Version App

An Introduction to the Main Features of the App

Introduction

Quick Start Guide

The Holy Bible Recovery Version mobile application has six main sections that enable users of the app to access all its features:

  1. Table of Contents and Annotations
  2. Reader
  3. Search
  4. Profiles
  5. Settings
  6. Charts and Maps

Table of Contents and Annotations

The table of contents and annotations page has three main views:

TOC list view Annotations view when empty Bookmarks view when empty
  • Table of Contents
  • Annotations
  • Bookmarks

Table of Contents

The table of contents view enables users to navigate to specific books, chapters, or verses in the Recovery Version of the Holy Bible. This view in the table of contents and annotations page provides options of displaying the books of the Bible as a list or as a grid, and users are given the option of turning verse selection on or off.

Table of Contents View

TOC list view TOC grid view

Switching Between the Table of Contents List and Grid Views

TOC selector

Tap on the list view icon or the grid view icon to change the way that the table of contents is displayed.

Turning On and Off Verse Selection

Verse selector

To turn off verse selection when navigating to a location in the app, you can select a book and tap on the "vv." verse selector toggle icon to the top right of the chapter list. When the icon is blue, verse selection is enabled; when it is grayed out, verse selection is disabled.

Annotations

The annotations view of the table of contents and annotations page gives users the ability to view and search through annotations created on verses either from one tab or from all tabs at once.

Annotations View

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  • Searching for annotations
  • Filtering annotations
  • Editing annotations
  • Deleting annotations

Bookmarks

The bookmarks view in the table of contents and annotations page allows users to view bookmarks created in the Reader page.

The Bookmarks View

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Going to a Bookmark from the Bookmarks View

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  • Tap on a bookmark card to go to the bookmarked location in the reader view

Deleting Bookmarks from the Bookmarks View

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  1. Tap on the triple dot icon of a bookmark card to see menu options.
  2. Tap "Delete bookmark."

Reader

The reader page is the heart of the application where users can view the text, footnotes, cross references, and outlines of the Recovery Version. This page allows users to make annotations (tags and notes) on verses, create bookmarks to mark their location, and navigate through their reading history. The reader page houses a host of other features such as the ability to change the appearance of the reader (dark, sepia, and light modes), adjust font sizes and line spacing, change fonts, and turn off footnotes and cross references or display them as plain text.

Reader Page Outline Reader Page Text Reader Page Footnote
Reader header bar

Header bar buttons: table of contents, previous chapter, chapter info, next chapter, search.

Reader footer bar

Footer bar buttons: back, forward, tabs, font and features, settings.

Viewing Footnotes & Cross References

Open Footnote Footnote Opened Expand Crossreference Crossreference Expanded
  • Tap on a word with a footnote or cross reference to view the contents of the footnote.
  • Tap on a list of cross references in the footnote drawer to expand them.
  • Tap on an expanded cross reference to navigate to its location.

Viewing Verses and Footnotes Embedded in a Footnote

Open Embedded Verse Embedded Verse Opened Open Embedded Footnote Embedded Footnote Opened
  • In the footnote drawer, tap on a verse reference or a footnote to see a preview of the verse or footnote.
  • Tap the verse or the footnote in the preview to navigate to it.

Copying a Verse

Long press copy
  1. Long-press on a verse.
  2. Tap the copy button in the menu that pops up.

Sharing a Verse

Long press copy
  1. Long-press on a verse.
  2. Tap the share button in the menu that pops up.
  3. Select the app that you wish to use to share the verse.

Adjusting the Font Size

Font Size Adjustment
  1. Tap the font and features button.
  2. Use the font adjustment buttons in the “Appearance” tab to increase and decrease the font size.

Adjusting the Line Height

Line Height Adjustment
  1. Tap the font and features button.
  2. Use the line spacing adjustment buttons in the “Appearance” tab to increase and decrease the line space.

Changing Fonts

Change Fonts
  1. Tap the font and features button.
  2. Select one of the available fonts in the “Appearance” tab.

Changing Color Themes

Change theme
  1. Tap the font and features button.
  2. Select one of the three available themes (at the bottom) in the “Appearance” tab.

Turning On and Off Footnotes and Cross References

Toggle Notes and Xrefs
  1. Tap the font and features button.
  2. Select the “Features” tab.
  3. Turn on or off the “Show superscripts” switch.

Turning On and Off Display of User Annotations

Toggle User Annotations
  1. Tap the font and features button.
  2. Select the “Features” tab.
  3. Turn on or off the “Show annotations” switch.

Multiple Verse Selection

Multiple verse selection
  • Long-press on a verse.
  • After the menu pops up, you can expand or reduce your selection by tapping on another verse.

Annotating

Create a Note

Longpress Add note Compose note Dismiss
  1. Long-press on a verse.
  2. Tap the add note icon in the menu that pops up.
  3. Compose a note.
  4. Tap the save button to see a preview of the note.
  5. Tap outside of the preview to dismiss the preview and return to the reader.

Create a Tag

Longpress Add tag Create tags Attach tags
  • Long-press on a verse.
  • Tap the add tag icon in the menu that pops up.
  • Type in a tag name.
  • Tap on the tag created or found in the “Suggestions” section to add the tag.
  • Tap the save button to see a preview of the tags added to the verse.
  • Tap outside of the preview to dismiss the preview and return to the reader.

Create a Bookmark

Create Bookmark Bookmark Created
  • Tap on a verse number to create a bookmark at that verse.

Highlight a Verse

Long press Highlight
  1. Long-press on a verse.
  2. Tap on a highlight color in the menu that appears.

Edit a Note

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  • Long-press on an underlined or highlighted verse that contains a user-created note.
  • Tap the note in the preview menu that pops up.
  • Modify the note.
  • Tap the save button to see a preview of the modified note.
  • Tap outside of the preview to dismiss the preview and return to the reader.

Remove a Tag from a Tagged Verse

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  • Long-press on an underlined or highlighted verse that contains a tag.
  • Tap the tag in the preview menu that pops up.
  • Remove associated tags by tapping on them in the selected tag list.
  • Tap the save button to see a preview of the modified tag.
  • Tap delete on the confirmation dialog.

Change a Highlight Color

Change a highlight color
  • Long-press on a highlighted verse.
  • Tap on an alternative highlight color in the menu that appears.

Delete a Bookmark

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  • Tap on a verse number of a bookmarked verse to remove the bookmark.

Delete a Note

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  • Long-press on an underlined or highlighted verse that contains a user-created note.
  • Tap the note in the preview menu that pops up.
  • Tap the delete icon.
  • Tap outside of the preview to dismiss the preview and return to the reader.

Delete a Highlight

Delete a highlight
  • Long-press on a highlighted verse.
  • Tap on the highlight color with the check mark to remove the highlight.

Delete All Annotations on a Verse

Delete all annotations on a verse
  • Long press a verse with annotations.
  • Tap the delete icon in the preview annotation display.

From the search page users are able to search for verse references or words in the Recovery Version text or footnotes. Searches and results can be filtered, and they can be limited to a book or a group of books in the Bible.

Verse search Footnote search

The search page:

  • Searching for verses
  • Searching through footnotes
  • Advanced: using filters and changing search behavior

Profiles

Profiles enable users to have multiple copies, or instances, of the Recovery Version for various purposes, each complete with its own annotations, bookmarks, and navigation history. For instance, a profile can be created for personal daily Bible reading, another can be created for the study of a particular topic through the Bible, and yet another can be created for prayer and fellowship over the Bible. In each case (profile), the user-generated notes, bookmarks, and navigation history are preserved. The profiles page allows users to create and manage (rename, pin, archive, or delete) profiles.

Create a Profile

Profiles page

The profiles page:

  • In the profile page, tap on the plus icon in the top right corner.
  • Enter a name for the profile and tap save.

Rename a Profile

Rename a profile
  • In the profile page, tap on the triple dot icon on the profile that you wish to rename.
  • Select “Rename,” in the menu that comes up, change the profile name, and tap save.

Pin a Profile

Pin a profile

Note: Pinning a profile places the pinned profile at the top of your profile list. The default behavior when pinning a profile is that the latest pinned profile take the first place on the pinned list. However, if you have more than 1 pinned profile, the triple dot menu on each pinned profile will allow you to adjust its position on the list of pinned profiles.

  • In the profile page, tap on the triple dot icon on the profile that you wish to pin.
  • Tap “Pin.”

Delete a Profile

Delete a profile

Note: You can only delete profiles if you have more than 1 profile.

  • In the profile page, tap on the triple dot icon for the profile that you wish to delete.
  • Tap “Delete,” in the menu that comes up and confirm your delete action.

Archive a Profile

Archive a profile

Note: You can archive a profile instead of deleting it. Archiving a profile moves that profile from the main list of profiles into the archived profiles list on the profiles page and stops annotations from that profile appearing on the annotations and bookmarks pages.

  • In the profile page, tap on the triple dot icon for the profile that you wish to archive.
  • Tap “Archive.”

Restore a Profile

Restore a profile
  • Scroll to the bottom of your list of profiles and tap “archived profile(s)” to expand the list of archived profiles.
  • Tap on the triple dot icon for the profile that you wish to restore.
  • Tap “Restore” in the menu that pops up.

Advanced Profile Settings

Customize profile reader behavior from its reader view (features menu):

Advanced features

Settings

The settings page provides one location from which the user can change all the app’s settings. It also houses the “Introduction to the Recovery Version,” various pieces of information about the app, and an import and export function.

Settings screen

The settings page:

  • Export annotations.
  • Import annotations.
  • Manage global settings.
  • Manage all tab settings.

Charts and Maps

The charts and maps page provides a listing of all the charts available in the Recovery Version and allows for easy viewing of them from one location.

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The charts and maps listing page:

  • Open a chart or map.
  • Zoom in and out on a chart or map.
  • Go back from charts and maps view.

Troubleshooting

Some steps to attempt if and when you run into problems with the app not being responsive:

  • Clearing the app cache.
  • Uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the app support synchronization across multiple devices?
No, the app does not support synchronization across multiple devices at this time.
Do I have to purchase the app to get its benefits even though I already own the Recovery Version on other platforms such as Kindle, Google Play Books, Apple Books, Kobo, or iSilo?
Yes, the app is a separate purchase.
TOC list view
Annotations view when empty
Bookmarks view when empty
TOC grid view
TOC selector
Verse selector
Annotations view when empty
Annotations view with annotations
Bookmarks view when empty
Bookmarks view with bookmarks
Visit boomark
Bookmarks view with bookmarks
Visit boomark
Reader Page Outline
Reader Page Text
Reader Page Footnote
Reader header bar
Open Footnote
Footnote Opened
Expand Crossreference
Crossreference Expanded
Open Embedded Verse
Embedded Verse Opened
Open Embedded Footnote
Embedded Footnote Opened
Long press
copy
copy
Font Size Adjustment
Line Height Adjustment
Change Fonts
Change theme
Toggle Notes and Xrefs
Toggle User Annotations
Multiple verse selection
Add note
Compose note
Dismiss
Add tag
Create tags
Attach tags
Create Bookmark
Bookmark Created
Highlight
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Edit a note - 3
Remove a tag - 1
Remove a tag - 2
Remove a tag - 3
Remove a tag - 4
Change a highlight color
Delete a bookmark - 1
Delete a bookmark - 2
Delete a note - 1
Delete all annotations on a verse
Verse search
Footnote search
Profiles page
Rename a profile
Pin a profile
Delete a profile
Archive a profile
Restore a profile
Advanced features
Settings screen
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Deeplinking select