app

12) What’s the best Task Management App? (Todoist? Asana? Any.Do?)

Why does this happen. Every once-in-a-while, my task list grows to be about a mile long and I start blaming the APP rather than blaming mySELF. I think… if I could only find the right task management app, I would be able to accomplish all the things on my list. Why do I DO this? I need to rewrite Romans 7:15-25. I think the first verse sums it up for me: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” But — don’t they say that awareness is the first step of healing? So — please make me aware. What’s the best task management app? And — how can I make sure that it helps me accomplish all the tasks on my to do list?

 

I’m confused.

 

Please guide me. : )

10) Can Someone Tell us Why We Shouldn’t Use "OnlyOffice?"

After looking at the comparison at…

 

www.onlyoffice.com/best-microsoft-office-alternative.aspx

 

We’re trying to figure out why we wouldn’t use this app as our main way to create and view documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Their desktop version seems solid (and, in some ways, a lot clearer?). And their cloud version can be free for qualifying nonprofits. And it’s open source, right? So we can see the security holes (if there are any), right? And wow — the price is great (free for the desktop version; free for the cloud version for qualifying nonprofits). Can someone click “comment” below this item and tell us why we shouldn’t invest in this rather than corporate alternatives?

11) Taskade (Outliner app) Offers Pro Plan via Referrals

Beginning this past week, the outliner app called TaskAid began marketing a “Pro Plan” with lots of key new features, all for free — if you can find just 12 people per year to love the app as much as you do. (One free month for every person you refer.) Learn more about Taskade by visiting…

 

www.taskade.com

 

We love it that Taskade is quick, fun, and easy, yet amazingly powerful. Use it across all your devices, upload an unlimited number of file attachments (unlimited!), invite others to collaborate with you and edit the same task list or outline simultaneously. Use tags to keep things super-organized and search for a “needle in a haystack” to find anything you want. And unlike Google docs, Taskade doesn’t get trolled for advertising revenue. There are NO ads. Use templates, multiple workspaces, and a whole lot more. Try it today.

 

And sure, if you plan to register, feel free to tell them we sent you, but we’re already good for 12 months out in the future. The important thing is to use the app if it looks helpful.

 

www.taskade.com/u/dlucas/recommend

14) The Last Bit: Taskade is a Quick Way to Gather Thoughts/Collaborate

We’ve mentioned Taskade before. You can use this app as an outliner, list-maker, thought-organizer, and collaboration base. The free version gives you unlimited lists, all of which can be organized in bullets and “folded up” so you can make sense of “both the forest and the trees.” The free version also allows you to include an unlimited number of collaborators, plus you can include due dates, reminders, use templates, conduct team chats, and even do voice and video calls (all for free!). The product syncs in real-time across platforms, meaning you can start your list on your laptop in your office and continue it on your phone in the park while walking the dog (as long as your dog doesn’t mind). It will send push notifications (that actually work) to your phone and laptop as well. And there are custom mobile and desktop apps for everything you can imagine. What’s more, it’s encrypted end to end and the vendor pledges that there are regular backups going on constantly. By pitching in $84/year, you can pick up a crucial feature: global search (which works instantly, by the way) AND unlimited attachments. (The free version is limited to 100 Meg of storage.) Think about it — unlimited means 5 gigs or 5 terabytes (in 50 meg chunks, mind you) – it doesn’t matter. Pretty cool.

 

For some reason, we’re liking Taskade better than any of the other outliners out there right now. The sharing aspect seems somehow easier to grasp than Workflowy and we love the “startup” mentality of Taskade. (The staff is incredibly responsive and has even participated in ‘live’ brainstorming sessions with us.)

 

Try Taskade for free at…

 

www.taskade.com

6) Seek God for the City, March 6 – Apr. 14 via this App on Your Phone

Waymakers have developed a great campaign called, “Seek God for the City,” designed to mobilize many to pray with united, sustained vision for people of your community. You can invite your small group, your Sunday School class, your mission org, all the missionaries you support, and/or your entire church to take part. We mentioned the Spanish version above (Item 3), but in this item, we’re highlighting the app version in particular. It’s just 99 cents and you can download it to your phone or smart device wherever you normally get your apps. Just search “Seek God 2019” and you can find it for iOS, Android, and even the Kindle Fire. Learn more at…

 

waymakers.org/pray/seek-god/app/

 

(Thanks again, Betty!)

3) What About an App for Real-time, Simultaneous Worship Times?

What’s your favorite Android or iOS app for assisting with a foreign language real-time translation, say, when an English-speaking pastor is visiting your church and you need the sermon to be understood by Zarma (Zerma) listeners? …or Somalis? …or you fill in the blank. Are there apps that, for example, allow a listener to use his own earbuds on his smartphone, while logged on to the wi-fi of the event or church? For example, could someone use a service like…

 

beonair.com/

 

One would simply be broadcasting “live” at the back of the church, right? So people in the audience would log on to that live broadcast and it would be their current church service, except, someone would be contextualizing the message for the hearing crowd — in the language you need. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Are there apps to aid in such a thing?

 

8) The Brigada App is Dead. Long Live the Brigada App (via the web)

After multiple exchanges with a ton of users, we did indeed decide to set the Brigada app free. It was a great experiment. But what we found, most of all, is that most people seem just as satisfied receiving Brigada via email. And since the Brigada webpage is “responsive” (meaning it’s “made for mobile”), it seemed that most users thought of the webpage as being “enough.”

14) The Last Bit: Try Following Brigada and/or Doug on Twitter

The whole Twitter
thing pretty much came AFTER Brigada Today was well on its way. So we’ve never
done much with it. But, we’ll try — if you’ll help us. If you’ll follow
@brigadatoday and/or @douglasklucas, we’ll immediately follow you too. What’s
more, we’ll start releasing items via Twitter instead of using the Brigada app.
If that works for you, we’ll [quite literally] save nearly $1000/year
maintaining the app. Deal? : ) OK. Maybe Twitter will beat the app anyway. : )
Let’s at least try it for a year. Maybe we can generate all the more
“community” there.

Thanks. You Brigada Today participant friends are the best!

3) What if There Were an App to Help You Make Disciples in Arabic?

Guess what: There already is. If you speak Levantine Arabic (the Arabic of the Levant, which is spoken in parts of Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey, there is a website and an Android app for you.

https://darb.thedmmplatform.com/

This website and the accompanying Android app exist to support leaders at every stage of their discipleship and leadership journey with a system of easy to use resources in Levantine Arabic. They do this so that generations of whole and healthy disciples of Jesus can be developed and the glory of God more fully expressed. Now if you don’t speak Levantine Arabic, the cool part is — they at least show enough of the site in English so you can admire it. There are 351 lessons — and all of them are amazing. You can read the Arabic online or in the app, or LISTEN to it as an audio presentation. It’s really quite remarkable — and it raises the bar high for all the other languages of the world. Well done, DMMPlatformers!

14) The Last Bit: New Brigada App (iOS and Android): Clean & Quick

Finally, after months of development and testing, Brigada has released apps for both iOS and Android. In keeping with its ad-free web page, the Brigada app is clean, quick, and uncluttered. There are no banners, no flashing images, and no ads whatsoever. Headed overseas for a long flight? No problem. Open the app in the gate area just before departure, then catch up on items while you fly, even with your device in airplane mode (once accessed, all items are available offline). The user experience is just smooth and easy. Searching is blindingly fast. And as with everything Brigada, the app is completely free. Download it today from your regular app store. (Note that because the iOS app is literally brand new, you’ll find it more quickly by searching for “Brigada News” rather than simply “Brigada.” The Android app, which has been available for some time now, pops up first when searching simply “Brigada”.) Learn more about the Android app at…

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Brigada.android&hl=en

Those with iOS devices can visit…

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brigada/id1276448456?mt=8

11) Affinity Designer: A Fantastic Photo Editing App

affinityThanks tons to Ed for pointing us to Affinity Designer. Yes, it’s currently available only for Mac, but for all the Windows users out there, the writers say a Windows beta is just weeks away. (You can sign up to be notified.) The great part is — it’s not a ‘subscription-based’ deal. Pay $50. Own it. For good. Love it. Looks like one of the most powerful photo-editing tools we’ve seen, but, then, we don’t use Mac — so you’ll have to verify in the comments following this post in the web version – please.

https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/

8) First 5 app: Start Your Morning Well!

First5Giveaway3The First 5 app was brought to reality by the team at Proverbs 31 Ministries and some really smart tech folks — and it’s completely FREE! Basically, you use the app as your morning alarm, then … the first five minutes of the morning, it provides you with a free 5-minute teaching from the Bible. The first study through the book of John starts NEXT MONDAY, July 27th. Download it today at

http://www.First5.org

Available for iphone, ipad, or android.

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