The Rev. Michael Pipkin recommended 10 must have apps for iPhone on Episcopal Life Online. He didn't know about the most important one: our friend David Walker has a new Cartoon Church app for the iPhone, so you can never be too far away from a church-related cartoon.
Here is David Walker's description:
The Dave Walker / CartoonChurch app, enabling you to look at my cartoons on the iPhone and iPod Touch, is now available. If that link doesn’t work type ‘CartoonChurch’ or ‘Dave Walker’ into the search box on iTunes and you’ll find it. The app is free, and there are no advertisements. It was originally going to be called ‘CartoonChurch’, but that word is too long to fit under an iPhone icon so it shows up on the screen as ‘DaveWalker’. it is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch (2nd generation) and requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later if that means anything to you.
Frequently asked questions
What is on this app?
Essentially it is the latest updates from five of my various projects, namely:1. The 10 latest posts from this blog 2. The 10 latest CartoonChurch.com cartoons 3. The 10 latest We Blog Cartoons cartoons 4. The 10 latest Dullest blog in the world entries 5. And, just to fill up the space, my latest Twitter posts (I’d say about 10). How interesting.
We also like Pipkin's Top 10 Anglican apps for iPhone on Episcopal Life Online. Here are his recommendations:
1. Facebook -- Yes, Facebook. If you're not using this tool for ministry yet, then we need to talk. My Facebook app allows me to keep up with the roughly 75 percent of my parishioners who also use Facebook. Even more, if you've got a Facebook page for your church, you can update your church's page through the app.
2. iBCP -- It's not free, but it's worth the $5 you'll pay never to be without a prayer book again.
3. NAB Bible Reader -- It's not cheap, either, but it's a great translation of the Bible, and it's searchable. Better still, you can highlight and make comments.
4. Things -- Things is a productivity manager, aka a To Do list, based on the GTD (Get Things Done) format. It will sync with "Things for Mac." Everything that I am supposed to do is organized and prioritized in Things.
5. WordPress -- I can edit my church's webpage from my iPhone. Can you? Seriously, if your church's website is based on Wordpress formats, you can use the WordPress app to control nearly everything on your website: create new pages, add news and information, upload pictures, etc.
6. MileBug -- Current IRS mileage rate is .50c/mile. MileBug will help you track your miles and then export a report for your taxes or expense reporting.
7. iXpenseIt -- Keeps track of budget line items, tracks spending, creates expense reports, etc. iXpenseIt also allows you to take pictures of receipts so that you never lose one again.
8. Maps -- The Google Maps function on the iPhone is good enough to get me to every parishioner's house because I've got all of my parishioners' names and addresses in my address book, which is No. 9.
9. Contacts -- Seriously. Download your parish directory into the iPhone and you'll never be without the name, address, or phone number of that pastoral contact that must be made today.
10. Pocket God -- Stay sane by laughing. It's probably bad form to name the [characters] after parishioners, though.
What are your favorite apps?