February 4, 2010

Access to Insight Launches New, Free iPhone Application

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 (www.accesstoinsight.org), 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 suttareadings.net.

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.

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