app

12) A review of the new Travel App from the CDC, “Can I Eat This?”

can i eat thisHere’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

http://www.healthinsuranceinternational.biz/news-and-helpful-links/news-and-updates/travel-app-from-center-for-disease-control/

1) Critical Information for Travelers

morton secureThere 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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appmachine.p5421JJ

It’s Free!!

8) If you Prefer Short Stories :)

dailylitAre 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. :-)

https://dailylit.com/

11) Prayer Notebook App Might be the Berries For You

prayer appEver 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…

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id522373829?mt=8

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.

12) Would you Try Yet Another Task Management App with me?

droptaskDo you dare? :-) If so, try …

http://www.droptask.com

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.

12) The Most Affordable Bible Study App for your SmartPhone

blbWhat 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.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/

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:

http://m.blb.org

2) iDisciple: Gateway to Grow?

Have you tried iDisciple yet?

https://www.idisciple.org/idisciple

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?

8) Share the Heart if Isa with Your Muslim Friend –

radio of former muslimAny 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.

11) How to Protect your SmartPhone from Prying Eyes –

pryingeyesSo 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:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nq-vault-hide-private-pictures/id513852898?mt=8

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…

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netqin.ps&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5uZXRxaW4ucHMiXQ..

(Thanks for pointing me to the mobileadvance.org resources, Greg!)

12) The Best Mapping Apps –

world_cubeWe received some great feedback on our question about mapping. One user still recommended Encarta. Read about its legacy at…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encarta

Then (thanks Belinda) there’s the YWAM group right here in Louisville…

http://4kworldmap.com

Maps of all sizes and current info. Charles recommended the CIA sites…

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

(Thanks Charles!) And Jon, who happens to lead Global Mapping, wrote, “If you go to our site

http://www.gmi.org

the links at the bottom provide many free maps. You can also generate your own maps on

http://www.missioninfobank.com

and then print them out. Another amazing tool is

http://www.thefutureoftheglobalchurch.org

all of Patrick Johnstone’s graphics, power points and maps available if you purchase the digital collection. If you contact us at
infoatgmidotorg 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!

12) From Brigada Readers: Try Any.Do –

anydo-photo-androidSeems simple enough all right. So simple, we might not have mentioned it. But because our readers liked it, we’ll recommend (on their behalf) that you glance at …

http://www.any.do

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.)

1) Workflowy Has Potential: Outliner, Goals, Tasks, and more –

workflowy_logo_largeMy 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…

http://www.workflowy.com

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.

4) Do you Love Billy Graham? There’s an App for Him –

billygrahamDo you (or did you used to) enjoy the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Grab their free app to get a new Billy Graham Devotion every day in an easy-to-read, mobile-friendly format. Learn more at…

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/billy-graham-evangelistic/id404380652?mt=8

Watch and share some of our most-requested videos including their monthly TV specials and classic Billy Graham sermons. Listen to their latest radio programs including the weekly Hour of Decision featuring inspiring messages from Billy Graham and Franklin Graham – plus classic crusades and a live stream of 106.9 The Light. You’ll get the Bible in mobile-friendly reading and listen-aloud audio formats with a customized reading plan to bring God’s word alive in your daily life. The app also has spiritual help and evangelism tools to help you share Christ with others. (Thanks to Mobile Advance, www.mobileadvance.org, for letting us know about this find.)

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