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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.)

5) Make Any Application a Multi-User One Using ScreenHero!

During a meeting this past week here at Brigada, we demo’d …

http://screenhero.com/

Essentially, it allows you to take any application online as a multi-user web app. From what we could determine, it seems to be limited right now to just two people at a time actively editing, but, bottom line, if you have a need to do joint planning with your spouse or teammate, at least give Screenhero a shot. Sessions are free — and encrypted.

3) In Your Ideal World, What would a “Brigada App” Do?

Suppose we were going to create a Brigada ‘app’ for IOS and Android. What should it ‘do’? Think outside the box, please. If you get a moment, open our normal website in your iPhone, iPad or Android browser. How would you prefer that a specialized app would improve on your Brigada experience. We’re considering building one — and your ideas could help us a LOT in putting together something that really “scratches an itch” that matters. Thanks in advance for any help. Just click on “Comment” following the online version of this item.

3) We’re Going to Send You Packing (There’s an App for that)

quinn_packingOK, here’s the deal: If you haven’t tried Quinn Genzel’s “Packing” app, you’ll want to. With Version 9.0 that was just released this past week, the app added multi-person, multi-bag list support (great for family trips), the ability to filter lists by bag and/or person, and the ability to create pre-trip “to do” lists with your packing checklists. This app will set you back 99 cents, but you’ll pay that off the first time you don’t have to buy something that you would have otherwise forgotten. The easiest way to find it is to search the app store or marketplace for your smartphone for the term, “Quinn packing” — That should get you to the right place. But to confirm, learn more about the app here:

http://quinnscape.com/Packing.asp

If you’re an industrial-strength user, check out Packing Pro at

http://quinnscape.com/PackingPro.asp

(Wade, I really owe you for this one. This is a fantastic find. Thanks from all of us who will feel — and be — more prepared for our next trip, and the one after that, and the one after that. :-) )

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