Verse3 Help

What is "Add to Verse3"?

"Add to Verse3" is the fastest way to add verses from a web page, or many other apps, into your Verse3 file. It is ideal for going more in depth, comparing translations, adding notes, etc.

You access it via the Share button in your web browser or other app; it will scan your web page and/or your selection to find all the Bible passages mentioned. Then it shows you the list of what it found, so you can confirm them (and perhaps remove some) before tapping "Add".

This also works really nicely when you have Verse3 and the other app open simultaneously, side-by-side, in iOS 9.

How do I enable "Add to Verse3"?

On your iPhone or iPad, open the web page verse3.com/test since the instructions are there. Plus, step 1 in the instructions is to open that page, so you're already ahead!

Does "Add to Verse3" work in every page and app?

"Add to Verse3" will do its best to find verse references in anything you give to it, but not every application is willing to Share, and some apps work in unusual ways. Other apps have Share but don't provide enough information for Verse3 to find the verse references. Here's the situation as we know it for some popular apps:

Status: Great; the app "shares well with others"

  • Safari, on most websites.
    (If you find a website which doesn't work correctly, please tell us!)
  • Accordance
    To add one verse: hold your finger down to select the text of the verse, tap "Share", then tap "Add to Verse3".
    To add multiple verses: long press the first verse's reference (e.g. Gen. 1:1) and the action menu will come up. Tap the left/right arrows on the menu's title bar to specify the range of verses to add, then tap "Share Verses".
  • ESV Bible, by Crossway
    Tap on a verse to select it. A popup will show several icons in circles; tap the one which is a rectangle with an arrow rising out of it, then tap "Add to Verse3".
  • Faithlife Study Bible
    Hold your finger down to select the text of a verse or verses, tap Share, then tap "Add to Verse3".
  • Logos Bible
    Hold your finger down to select the text of a verse or verses, tap Share, then tap "Add to Verse3".
  • NIV 50th Anniversary Bible
    Tap on a verse (or a few verses). Tap the plus-in-a-box-pointing-right; it will open a window where you can do things like highlight, add notes, print, etc. One of the options is three circles. Tap that, then tap "Add to Verse3".
  • PocketBible
    If you have purchased PocketBible's Advanced Feature Set, use the Share menu to access "Add to Verse3". The free version of PocketBible does not have the share menu.
  • Tecarta Bible
    Tap on a verse (or a few verses). Tap the plus-in-a-box-pointing-right; it will open a window where you can do things like highlight, add notes, print, etc. One of the options is three circles. Tap that, then tap "Add to Verse3".
  • Vyrso
    - when reading a bible book: select text in the verse(s), tap Share, tap "Add to Verse3".
    - when reading a non-Bible book: select the text containing the reference, tap Share, tap "Add to Verse3".
  • The YouVersion Bible app
    Tap on a verse; it will get a dotted underline. Colored buttons will appear on the side; press the blue one with the arrow coming up from a square, then tap "Add to Verse3".
    You may also tap on multiple verses before pressing the blue button.

Status: OK, with caveats

  • Google Chrome
    You have to select the text of the references, unless the references are also in the URL (e.g. on BibleGateway). The text of the page isn't available to Verse3. For what it's worth, this is Apple's shortcoming, not Google's.
    Also, Google Chrome sometimes gets confused if you select too much text by dragging the selection "lollipop". Try selecting a word, and then tapping "Select all", then "Share".
  • OliveTree's Bible apps
    Tap on a verse number, tap Share, then tap the big "Share 1 Verse" button. Optionally, before tapping that big button, tap the up-arrow button to share more than 1 verse at a time.
    Currently (December 2015), if you select just the text of verses instead of tapping a verse number, OliveTree doesn't provide the verse references, so the verses cannot be added.
  • BibleOn
    Hold your finger down to select the text of a verse, tap "Share", then tap "Elsewhere", then tap "Add to Verse3".
    Currently (December 2015), if you select multiple verses before tapping "Share", BibleOn only specifies the first verse in the selection.
  • BLB (Blue Letter Bible)
    Tap a verse; the verse popup menu will have a share icon and "Share John 3:16 from KJV" (or whatever verse you chose). Tap that, then tap "Add to Verse3".
    Currently (December 2015), the verse you chose will be listed, but sometimes other incorrect references may also appear in the list. E.g. choosing "John 3:16" might also show "John 3" and "John 16". We will fix this.
    Also, if you tap Cancel, BLB will still say "Successfully Shared!" when the Add to Verse3 window closes, even though it has correctly cancelled.
  • Twitter
    You must select the text of the Bible references; Twitter doesn't let Verse3 see the text of the tweet or web page you're sharing. And be careful, Twitter only lets you use "Share" if you've selected fewer than 200 letters.
    Don't use the "Share via..." popup on a tweet itself, since Twitter doesn't give Verse3 the text of the tweet: just its URL.
    Don't use the full-width "Share" button at the bottom of the web page in Twitter: that only lets you share on Twitter, Facebook and Email. Instead, use the standard Share icon.
    Twitter's "Share via..." on URLs won't work today, but might work in the future on some URLs.

Status: No Sharing possible (or, too limited)

Please encourage the developers of these apps to add a standard iOS Share button - we would be happy to assist if they want!

  • AcroBible
  • BibleGateway
  • eBible
  • Glo bible
  • WordSearch

FYI, your device needs iOS 8 or higher to run Extensions like "Add to Verse3". If you're using an older version of iOS, you'll need to update your device.

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