What is Olive Tree Bible Software?

The Study Bible apps are created and maintained by Olive Tree Bible Software. You can create an Olive Tree Account or log into an existing Olive Tree Account within your Study Bible app. With an Olive Tree account, you can sync annotations created in your app to the Olive Tree Study Sync servers. 

Olive Tree Company History

Olive Tree Bible Software traces its beginnings to a 1984 student project to produce a searchable Greek New Testament on a monochrome PC. Drew Haninger built some of the earliest Bible programs for the Palm Pilot and the Pocket PC. In 2000, he created Olive Tree Bible Software.

In 2014, HarperCollins Christian Publishing acquired Olive Tree Bible Software from Drew Haninger. The name Olive Tree comes from Romans 11:17: “But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree.”

Mission Statement

Olive Tree’s mission is to inspire people to connect with God and the Bible via technology using iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC.


At Olive Tree, we passionately believe that lives are changed by the love of God as we study and engage with His Word. We are committed to providing excellent Bible software and resources that enrich and encourage the study of the Bible. We are proud to offer the Bible Study app for daily Bible reading and study.


Olive Tree’s Bible Study software is available across all major platforms and was formerly called BibleReader. You can download the full app for free on Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android phones and tablets. We create and design all of our software with beautiful craftsmanship in mind. We want our users to be so proud of our software that they would recommend it to their friends and family.


We are committed to providing excellent Bible resources through our partnerships with publishers, authors and ministries. Our library of available resources is always growing as we acquire more resources that will deepen our customers’ study of God's Word. Find the resources that are right for you in the in-app store or online at OliveTree.com.

We offer thousands of resources including commentaries, dictionaries, devotionals, eBooks, Strong’s numbered Bibles, Greek and Hebrew texts, and over 100 Bible translations. The Bible is offered in various languages, including German, French, Spanish, Chinese and many others.

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