Access to Insight Launches New, Free iPhone Application

Via on Feb 3, 2010

Our pal Justin Whitaker at American Buddhist Perspective brings exciting news for those of us using the Apple iPhone: Appmagination has produced a brand new application for Access to Insight that launched this week. Here’s the description from iTunes:

The best “eBook” about Buddhism on the app store!

This application contains the entire offline version of Access to Insight (, a compilation of material about Theravada Buddhism, the predominant form of Buddhism in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka. Much of the material is also applicable to all forms of Buddhism.

Herein are contained over 1,000 translations of suttas (sutras), the canonical texts of Theravada and other forms of Buddhism. Many essays from famous monks and scholars on Buddhist philiosophy, meditation, and practice are also included.

This is high quality material that is suitable reading for personal interest or academic study. Much of the material is also available in printed form. Many of the sutta translations also link to iPhone accessible online audio readings on

Double tap on the screen to hide or show the toolbar and status bar. Landscape and portrait modes are supported, as are bookmarks which save the current scroll position of the current page.

Except for the search and audio features, network access is not required as the full text is stored locally on your iPhone OS device.

Feedback and bug reports are always appreciated! Please send them to [email protected].

The app is free and can be downloaded from iTunes now.


About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 


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