iBreviary iPhone app… free?

I received an SMS saying that the iPhone app "iBreviary" is free right now.

I have mixed views of iBreviary, frankly. 

At first, it was quite promising. 

Many languages were promised including Latin.

But most of the time the Latin was never updated.

I think it is updated right now, during Lent.

I don’t pay attention to the English.

So, if it is free, the adage caveat emptor is less urgent.

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10 Responses to iBreviary iPhone app… free?

  1. Frank H says:

    Hmmm. I just downloaded it and can only see Italian, which unfortunately I do not speak.

  2. Corvus says:

    Frank,
    You have to go into iPhone settings, then to iBreviary settings and change the language there.

  3. dtb says:

    If it’s free, go ahead and download it. It’s not an ideal solution, but it does have its uses from time to time.

    Problem is that it is not updated consistently and sometimes the wrong Mass readings are included, or else they are not there at all. Sometimes you’ll get Lauds to load, but not Vespers, etc.

  4. Maggie says:

    Is there a similar app for the Palm Pre? Anyone know? There’s a Protestant-based “daily verses” app but it’s definitely NOT liturgical.

  5. Roland de Chanson says:

    Si gratis venum it, tanti valet. ;-)

  6. Stephen Anthony Gregory says:

    The Latin Compline has seemed to be updated every day (maybe not Sunday, oddly enough) since I got my iPhone. I think I’d rather have the breviary downloaded as a whole in Latin than the app but whatever.

  7. timelord says:

    When travelling, I use the iBreviary on my iPhone since I had the unpleasant and expensive habit of frequently losing my hardcopy Liturgy of the Hours volume. Since the Univerdsalis does not have the approved biblical text nor the entire necessary text of the Breviary, then the iPhone app. known as iBreviary was the only choice for travelers. While not perfect, I have found the iBreviary adequate for at least 85-90% of the time. I have alternated between the Engish, Italian and Latin, especially when one of them is down, the other two are usually still working.

    Fr John Trigilio

  8. Vincent says:

    It seems to me like the Latin isn’t updated on Sundays, feasts, and solemnities.

  9. Maltese says:

    There is also a free Stations of the Cross for iphone. I have enough books on mine to fill a small library!

  10. kallman says:

    I have found this app very inconsistent.
    There are some others out there also
    There also exists a need for a downloadable 1962 Ordo