I have a confession to make. It may take some of you by surprise, but that’s okay.
**Taking a deep breath**
I’m a computer and technology geek.
Are you surprised?
I love computers, phones, cameras, video cameras, and any other thing that is electronic. I see it as a personal challenge whenever I can’t figure out how to work a gadget or computer program.
I’m also a fan of Apple products. I never thought that would happen because I was seriously all about PCs. My husband was the one that changed my mind. He bought me an iPhone to replace the Palm Treo that I had. At first, I was a little disappointed because I really liked my Palm Treo and the compatibility it had with Windows. However, it didn’t take me long to adjust to my new phone.
My husband and I recently upgraded our iPhones. It was needed because I had a few broken parts on my phone and my husband’s phone hardly ever rang (he still had the 1st Generation iPhone). When the iPhone 4.0 was announced, we made sure that we were able to get ours on the launch date. I stood in line 3.5 hours to get my husband’s phone (he was working) and waited one hour to get my phone.
Don’t judge me.
But anyway, we are enjoying our new phones. We have yet to experience any issues, despite all of the drama reported about signal problems.
One thing that I really like about iPhones is the variety of apps available. Here are some wonderful FREE apps I found that are great for Christians.
- Bible by LifeChurch.tv. You’ll have 41 translations of the Bible in 22 languages right at your fingertips. It’s one of my favorites. You can search throughout the bible, choose reading plans, and bookmark scripture. Found a scripture that you really like? Share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook easily through this app.
- Concordance by Matthew S. This app is a bible concordance. In the search area, type in what you would like to research and several options are listed for that search topic. For example, if I want to do a search on Abraham, I would type in “Abraham” and several options will show up with the scripture references.
- Pocket Prayer Pro (Lite) by Roland Yau. Track the progress of your prayer requests. You can list 10 prayer requests in this version. If you want to add more prayer requests to track, you can upgrade to the full version for $1.99. Sample prayers are offered and you can even send them to your friends. This app comes with a passcode lock so that you can keep your prayer requests private.
- K-LOVE Positive and Encouraging by Jacobs Media. Listen to commercial free contemporary Christian music. You can send in prayer requests to the Pastors on staff and they will pray for you. Another cool feature is that this app contains an alarm clock option in which you can wake up to streaming contemporary Christian music.
- 365 Devotions by Standard Publising. Read a daily devotion with ease. If the devotion was a blessing to you, email it to a friend or bookmark it easily with this app.
- KJV Bible Audiobook by iTourSoftware.com. This app contains an audio version of the entire King James Version Bible. Let me give you a heads up. This is a huge app, taking almost 10 minutes to completely load, but it’s totally worth it. It also contains maps and geography, other bible translations, and the history of the King James Bible. Options are available for bookmarks, notes, daily reading, and searching.
- Bible Memory Verses by Woody Hays. Bible topics such as forgiveness, prayer, and sin are available with memory verses. You can record yourself saying the memory verse and play it back. A flashcard option is also available in which you can view the scripture (for example John 3:16), practice the verse, and press a button to see if you recited it correctly.
Do you have any apps to add to this list?