EGW Writings application enables you to read and search the complete published
writings of Ellen G. White, the King James Version of the Bible and Noah
Webster’s American Dictionary. EGW Writings is the newest version of our
successful EGW Free iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch application deve...
Great, but could use a couple improvements.
Overall it’s a pretty good App! But after only a few minutes if use I thought of some things that would make it so much better! First, would be continuous scrolling. I’m sure that this may not suite everyone, but at least having the option to choose between continuous scrolling and page-by-page scrolling would keep everyone happy. Second, would be the ability to speed up the playback of the audio books. The reading is quite slow, which is good for some people, however, I think the reading is slow enough that speeding up to at least 2x speed would would still be easy to keep up with. If an option to speed up playback were added, having a few different speed options (1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, maybe even 3x for the brave) would be ideal. Third, would be some kind of predictive search function. Kind of like how google will say, “did you mean...” This would be useful for times when you can’t quite remember the exact wording of a quote, but know the general idea. I realize that this idea would likely be quite difficult to implement, but it would be an amazing feature. Maybe some of these options are already somewhere in settings, but I have not been able to find them yet. So, if they are there, maybe make them easier to find. Thanks for the good work so far! This app definitely beats the old CDs. Having the entire searchable library in my pocket is very handy!
Bugs/The missing feature list
Bugs/The missing feature list: - [important!!!] search should not automatically navigate to the first result until a search result is selected as it does still in app version 5.0.1. Just by doing a search you can lose the spot you were reading for a search result that may not even be relevant to what you were searching for. If Google used this behavior it would be like doing a google search and having Google automatically open the the website in the number one position for every search even if you accidentally typed something that was a completely accidental and embarrassing, etc. Not a good idea. - in the old way back version, there used to be tabs so you could have more than one reference open at once. Without tabs like this it’s very cumbersome to do comparisons between two locations! - when scrolling vertically down the page the scrolling is not smooth but laggy and jerky. - the original old app had publisher info for each book at the beginning but is not here now so there’s no way to tell what year a book was published. Very useful if you want to know if it was published while EGW was still alive and capable of reviewing it. - when I migrated to version 5.0.0 the word titles to all my bookmarks got erased (don’t know if the migration tool was fixed in 5.0.1 but those title are still not restored.)
Comprehensive, cloud sync could use work
What I like best is the immense library of resources you can access. Layout even works well for reading. However, i had to reinstall the app once because it kept logging me out of cloud sync, then I would loose access to my entire library until i logged in again, even though all my books had been downloaded to my device for offline reading. After re-install, now I can read offline, but thats seldom necessary, because I am not routinely logged off like before. Now its been replaced by glitches when downloading new items beyond what I downloaded originally. The fact that i was essentially forced to use the new, less reliable cloud sync function makes the glitches worse.
Great App. I give it five stars for everything today contains in the execution which is well done. In terms of improvement, one thing I would love to see is better controls for the audio player. It would be nice to be able to skip backward or forward in 15 seconds or 30 second increments. Another improvement, I would love to be able to listen to the audiobook of Messiah. Then there are a few other books that sound like they are read by a computer generated voice instead of buying a real human being. If it would be possible to get audio book quality recordings of those books, that would be excellent!
Writings terrific! Interface needs rethinking.
This app is powerful, and it’s scope is amazing. I use the app primarily for daily devotional time, and I am so thankful for it. That said, I find the interface cumbersome and very dry. I read from the same book morning after morning, and it would be nice to jump right back to where I was at app launch without tapping through reading history every day. Consider a warmer, simpler “devotional/reading” mode and “search/research” mode with more tools. The sparse gray lists don’t encourage exploration or provide much of a friendly introduction to those new to her writings. I would like to see a section that provides an organized overview (consider some graphics and color!) of all her catalogued writings, with brief explanations for each work, or group of works, with links after each summary to learn more detail about that work. The list of audio books isn’t organized in a way that’s easy to navigate. Hats off to the team. Obviously, you can’t please everyone, but I think you have an opportunity to retain more users (especially those new to EGW) with some tweaks. May you continue to be used by God to bring people closer to Jesus.
Awesome library at fingertips
It is awesome to have this entire library of works at my fingertip. I can read and reference no matter where I am and there is no need to carry bulky books especially when traveling since weight is so crucial when flying. The only improvement I would like to see is to make it easier to undo highlighting. I have mistakenly highlighted text and have not figured out how to un-highlight it. I can change it to other colors, but cannot undo it. But for me, it still rates a 5.
More works by EGW.....
I happen to know that there are more works of our dear prophet that were published long ago. One particular had to do with the storehouse. Why not publish every work? You know nothing is hidden from our Father in heaven. He will bless those that bless you and curse those who curse you. I not sure of the exact name,,,,God’s storehouse or maybe, where is the storehouse or fleecing of the storehouse... I real would appreciate you putting them on here so we can hear the whole matter. God bless you for the work you have done. Jcraig72
Highlights, reading history
As a mom, I’ve been so busy taking care of little one’s needs. I love this app as I can save highlights and categorize them based on topics, and that I can return to the highlights later for review or sharing with others. I also like that it keeps your reading history logged so you don’t lose your spot where you were reading a book, even though that may have been completed weeks prior. Thank you the app developing team! May God bless your work!
I especially like the audio books and the Spanish and Portugués language books! And I love having these integrated in the same app. This is priceless. I do hope in future enhancements you will offer upgraded features such as 10-30 seconds fast forward or rewind and skipping to chapters in the audio books. Also features similar to iBooks or Kindle apps. I’m okay with charging for these features as it takes time, skill and money to produce a top knotch application. Thanks so much for this ministry. God’s blessings to you and the entire staff!
Difficulty with search...
Thank you so much for this app! And thank you that it is free! I especially love the audio books. I gave it a 4 because after only a short time I’ve had 2 difficulties: when I start an audio book and leave, it starts over when I return. I haven’t found the “fast forward button.” Secondly I find the search function fairly primitive, even when I start in the book I want to search. I plan to use it frequently and expect it to become more intuitive to use with experience.
I love having access to all these books as well and audio for many of them and all for free!! There is room for improvement, especially with regards to navigation with the audio. It would also be nice to be able to save or bookmark where you stopped listening. I would also love it if I could see which audio books I have already downloaded, if there could be a separate list for that it would be awesome. But for a free app this is amazing!!!!
For the last 46 years her writings have been a light to my understanding of God’s love, wisdom and mercy. I have read the Great controversy in 3 different languages 5 times and each time I found a new revelation that I failed to understand previously perhaps wisdom comes with stronger faith and age. What I find heart breaking is that the 7th SDA church as well as the Florida hospitals presidents/ directors and people in higher places at these Adventist Health Institutions don’t have the slightest idea WHO or WHAT E.G.White wrote about food/ diet and health- it is a disgrace and embarrassment!!!!
I like this app. Thank you for making all these publications accessible. I bought all the writings on cd awhile back when it was discounted to $20. The only thing that I have a difficult time with with this app is when I want to do a search with the publication paragraph and page. Sometimes I have a hard time finding things. Other than that I am thankful to have all this information at my fingertips on my phone. Thank you so much and God bless you.
The desire of ages/great controversy
My wife and I are in charge of Wednesday night prayer meeting, so each week we have a chapter read to us on a mobile speaker from the audio part of your app, from our phones. At the end of the reading we discuss what has been read, it is so beautiful that bring us to tears. Thank you so much for having this available, to bring the words of Sister White to us at no cost. Your crowns will be so heavy in heaven, you will not be able to wear them
Full Gospel To The World!!
This App is amazing, it truly is the full gospel and spirit of prophecy going to the world. Please take advantage of this to absorb as much information as possible while time permits! I love the reading history and the listening history sections which allow you to stop and come back right where you left off hours or days later after going out of the app. This app has and is still transforming my life just in the nick of time, Praise The Lord! Thank You So Much
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