Thanks 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.
Check out the Mobile Ministry Forum at…
They are quite active there… and they seem ready to help. (Thanks Brian!)
The 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
Available for iphone, ipad, or android.
If you’ve got an Android phone or digital device, now there’s an unreached people app specifically for you. See it at…
Once again, hats off to Joshua Project for helping us ‘see’ this info, regardless of the platform.
The Pray for the Mien (PFTM) Network is interested in developing an app to take care of distributing the daily prayer update. If you know of someone who might be able to help them, please ask them to write to
In fact, you can even use this app to read Brigada (along with Mission Network News and Missions Catalyst). It all gets pushed directly into your ipad or phone via the STM Toolbox mobile app. It’s free and can be downloaded for IOS or Android platforms at
Whether you are a go-er or a sender, you would probably like to stay informed of the latest news and trends about your field(s) and outreach(es). I have a good friend and strong partner named Wade who supervises his megachurch’s missions ministry on virtually every continent in dozens of countries and locations. He uses Flipboard to prep his news….
By creating a profile in Flipboard, he can maximize the relevance while minimizing his time and leveraging his potential impact as an overseer. Flipboard can send his news to his phone or his ipad — and it’s always there, sleuthing out the stories and resources he’d like to see, all for free. Wade advises, “Give Flipboard a try. You won’t regret it.”
*** Continuing our “Best of the Best” series, this is another category with no clear winner, though Fantastical 2 is giving everybody else a run for the money. You want a calendar that will let you show multiple accounts, and that will parse your clear language (if you say “lead worship at 9am Sunday,” the app should create an appointment “lead worship” and place it in your calendar at 9am this coming Sunday), and show you the month view in a style that you like. What’s your favorite?
*** Again, no clear winner here for me. I use iXpenseIt, but your app might be better. You want something that lets you take a picture of your receipt (so you can then file or throw away the receipt), record where you spent the money and why, and interface with your bookkeeping software or make some kind of acceptable report. What’s in YOUR wallet?
We ask because, well, we wonder if there ARE any. Does your organization or church have a successful ministry using social networking? Is there a favorite app or approach that has helped you? If you’re unselfish enough to share, please slick “Comment” after the web version of this item. Thanks for your willingness to pass the news.
*** Right now, I’m using Flow but I have to admit, I don’t like that it’s “online” only. (It won’t work when your phone or laptop goes out of connectivity.) But the collaborative portion is great. This has to be one of the biggest markets in the entire app world. There are probably more task management apps than all the tasks on my task list! (And that’s currently quite a few.) What’s your favorite?
It has to be Skype. It’s the defacto way to instant message, call, and even video conference with your co-workers, family members and friends, no matter what continent. VSee might be a smaller footprint, and perhaps even more secure. But Skype is the one to which everybody compares. I’m not hearing as much from ooVoo these days?
Was there any question? Gotta be Kindle. Can anything challenge Amazon’s Kindle app for playability, ease of use, and price? (free!) Whatever you download onto your Kindle is also available in your Kindle app on Windows, Mac, iPhone, android and/or all of the above. It’s genius.
We’ve already been asking about this one in past editions of Brigada. Logos Bible is great, but if you just need something quick, do you end up opening e-Sword LT, BLB, Olive Tree Bible+ Maps, or what? What’s your favorite currently and why? So far, there’s been no clear winner.
Wait no more. :-)
(Thanks for the heads-up, Greg!)
With this app — Daily Devotion, by Woodfield Labs — you get a free daily devotional wherever you are in the world. Stay on task. Keep your heart and mind focused. From your phone! Look for the app in your appstore or marketplace.