Have you seen the app called, simply, “Line” ? David wrote this past week, “One of the most useful and simple apps we use to communicate with text, pics, voice messaging, calling and video calling is LINE. It is completely free and very popular in Asia. It also lets you make groups.” You can learn more about Line here…
If you haven’t visited YouVersion for a while, it’s worth the time.
Thanks to the organizers, you finally have a free bible on your phone, tablet, and computer. It’s simple, clean and ad-free, with 150 million installs (and counting). With it, you can read, study, subscribe to Bible-reading plans, and use it across all your devices, with your notes, bookmarks, highlights, and plans syncing perfectly. And by visiting their “Now” page at…
You can get an idea of how much use the product is getting. (A lot, by the way.) So far, they’ve incorporated 982 versions in 679 languages. YouVersion is a ministry of LifeChurch.tv, which, in and of itself, is worth a visit. Wow.
They began in Oklahoma City with 40 people meeting in a two-car garage in 1996. They have multiple locations in five states, along with 20 tv campuses. ChurchReport.com considers them the 5th most influential church in the USA. If you have kids, see the next item. :-)
Here’s a new travel app that is free on Android and iPhone from the U.S. Center For Disease Control. The app is “Can I Eat This?” and it helps travelers and those living overseas to minimize cases of getting sick by eating the wrong foods. Good Neighbor Insurance did a review of the app and reportedly found it helpful for short-term teams, volunteers, and new overseas residents. Read the review at
There is now a free app called Travel Secure by Morton Security Solutions, that gives travelers up to date information on areas of travel, travel alerts and security resources that can be very helpful in avoiding and responding to all types of crises while trekking and working around the world. The app is available on Google Play for Android users and will be available on the Apple Store for iPhones, within the next few weeks. The app pulls feeds from local and global news, government travel alerts and intelligence collected by Morton Security Solutions, providing you with multiple sources of information, critical to operating effectively in a foreign country. Download it here
Are you the type who prefers bitesized chunks? Try DailyLit. It’s a bit different from the typical book site in that it delivers a small excerpt from the book of your choice to your email on a daily basis. You’ll receive one excerpt per day until the book is finished. You can always click to read more, of course. Give it a try, if you don’t have much time to read. :-)
Ever have someone ask you to pray… and you wanted to make note of it on your smartphone but just didn’t know where? If you put it in your Evernote app, it gets lost with 1000 other notes. So … why not use a special app like…
Or maybe you have your own favorite? If so, please click comment after the web version of this item and tell us about your find! Thanks in advance.
Do you dare? :-) If so, try …
Why am I liking this app this week? :-)
First, it will allow you to forward it an email and, because of your “From:” address, it will add it into your correct task list, securely.
Second, you can set up recurring task items.
Third, it allows for multiple contexts, multiple items (tasks).
Fourth, it has a quick and attractive user interface.
Fifth, it will easily sync across the members of your team, regardless of the size. And it’s more affordable than nearly every other event handler. Check it out at the site above. There’s a strong discount for non-profits.
What would you say is the best Bible study app for the money? We asked our new web publicist (Tina) and she immediately responded with BLB.
Her reasoning? First, it’s free. Always has been, always will be. Second, she says it’s easy, fast, and thorough when looking up original meanings of words. She says it breaks down the whole verse one word at a time. If that’s the case, it’s probably every bit as good at that as some of the “big guns” that charge a lot. So basically, BLB just might be a great “poor man’s Bible study app.” Sounds like it’s worth giving it a whirl! Unfortunately, it’s only available for iPhone. But there’s a mobile site for those with other versions:
Have you tried iDisciple yet?
We’re just curious to learn whether you thought it was worth the $5/month or not. If you have feedback, please click comment. If you haven’t tried it, it might be worth a whirl. You can listen to new Christian music, sample sermons, pick up new devotionals, and much much more. And it works anywhere in the world… so maybe you could use it for new believers where you live?
Here’s a fun app that might get you the best little encouraging scriptures ever.
No matter what might be wrong, the app will deliver. Just set your category or mood, then “shake well” and, bam, out comes the perfect scriptural solution. :-)
Any Muslim from any part of the world, he can hear about Jesus. Just tell your Muslim friend, from any smart phone just go to Apps and type Asdikaa Al Maghribe. Asdikaa Al Maghribe is a radio by internet and most speakers are former Muslims speaking to their own people to explain to them who is Jesus and why we need him as Savior.
Finally — a site designed for those who love to read. Just tell them what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and they’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations for the future. What’s more, now you can find out what your friends are reading (or NOT reading). Plus, you can search by category or topic. And see their “best” lists. Learn more at…
So you work in a sensitive land and you’ve secured your laptop with encryption, a VPN, and secure email. But what about your phone? Because now you’ve got apps, pictures, and lots of SMS messages. Well here’s an option:
NQ Vault comes highly recommended by the folks at MobileAdvance.org (part of the Christian computing group that assists cross-cultural workers). Using this app, you should be able to keep most anything from prying eyes. Give us your feedback here after installing please. Android users can try the same app at…
(Thanks for pointing me to the mobileadvance.org resources, Greg!)
Then (thanks Belinda) there’s the YWAM group right here in Louisville…
Maps of all sizes and current info. Charles recommended the CIA sites…
(Thanks Charles!) And Jon, who happens to lead Global Mapping, wrote, “If you go to our site
the links at the bottom provide many free maps. You can also generate your own maps on
and then print them out. Another amazing tool is
all of Patrick Johnstone’s graphics, power points and maps available if you purchase the digital collection. If you contact us at
infogmiorg we can also help you brainstorm some of the best tools for mapping.” (Thanks Jon!) Like always, we appreciate the Brigada family getting involved — synergy at its best!
If a simplified interface helps you execute, then maybe this is precisely the best option for you. The secret is — finding something that works for you and your context then using it. (Thanks to Phil and others for mentioning it.)
My teammates love to poke fun at me for the number of software products that I’ve tried over the years. I seem to have been especially prolific (another way of saying that I’ve been fickle? :-) ) when it comes to collaboration and task management products (maybe more than CRM’s). I guess I’ve tried Remember the Milk, Todoist, Springpad, Wunderlist, Outlook, Producteev, TeuxDeux, Nozbi, and scores of others. In fact, the list is so long, I’m pretty sure if I would have just DONE the tasks (instead of tracking them), maybe the Great Commission would have been finished by now and we could all just go to Heaven. (OK – I’m joking there.) But I SERIOUSLY have a new app that I’m really liking, and the price is right. Find it at…
They have a free version, but if you like it, I highly suggest you pony up the $3.99 or so to try the paid version. It’s quick and easy to learn. There are lots of tagging options. They’ve already rolled out apps for your digital devices and those apps even work offline. The Google Chrome offline web version works great too, but they have another offline version in the works as well, apparently. They’re soon going to add due dates and links to calendars, as well. It seems really flexible and, if you pony up the $3.99/month, you can even interact real-time simultaneously (though it seems there are not yet any notifications of your teammates’ changes; bummer). I’ll request that and maybe they’ll add it soon. Either way, we suggest you give it a try.