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Mathew Voth | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 1 2011 12:41 PM

As I await the arrival of my Ipad2 I am wondering what apps you all feel are must haves. Obviously the Logos App is the first one I will be downloading, but I was wondering if there are others that would complement it well.

Of course any other apps that you feel are must haves for someone interested in theology, history, geography, etc. would also be appreciated!

Thanks for the help...I cannot wait to experience Logos on Ipad!

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Ryan Boyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 1 2011 12:52 PM

You will definitely need Dropbox.  This will allow you to pick up files on your iPad from your desktop.  There are limitations.  You can't edit.  You will experience some formatting trouble.  But, at the end of the day when the preacher shows up on Sunday morning and doesn't have a voice, you can simply open your favorite sermon from you desktop and get busy.

I really like GoodReader.  It will cost you about $5, but it is more than worth the money.  You can open pdf's and mark them up with highlighting, underlining, insert notes, etc.  I use this exclusively when I have several articles from the ATLA database to read (which, by the way, has an app).  I have started using GoodReader for my notes in Bible class.  I open Logos and then GoodReader and four-finger-swipe between the two.  Easy peasy.  I have also cancelled print subscriptions to JBL and JETS and read them on my iPad, and store them on my computer.

Some other must-have's that don't have much to do with Bible study are Kindle app (although, you could use it for Bible study I suppose), Skype, Facebook, Pages, Keynote, The Weather Channel, Google Earth, Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo Sortacular, and the game Metal Storm.

Enjoy.

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 1 2011 12:53 PM

If you're big on RSS feeds I recommend Reeder

It syncs with the desktop version (or rather my Google Reader account) so what is read on one platform isn't shown to me again on the other.  Very simple to use.  Logos feeds (Twitter, CP, Pre-Pub, Blog) are useful to have; Every theologian seems to have an interesting blog these days...

[EDIT]

I second Ryan's DropBox recommendation! Yes

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 1 2011 1:02 PM

You'll want to stay informed of Logos affairs.  

"For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power"      Wiki Table of Contents

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nicky crane | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 1 2011 1:10 PM

I use vyrso possibly more than the logos app.

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Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 1 2011 7:29 PM

I use MacJournal for taking notes during services and it is also a great journaling/outlining tool

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Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 1 2011 7:32 PM

I also use OmniFocus on iPad/iPhone and Mac. it is a greta task management app. I use it for task and project management. There are some other apps out there but for me having the power of this app helps me out. 

 

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Paul N | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 1 2011 8:02 PM

Has anyone come across an app that uses QR codes to make lists?  I was in Best Buy reading online reviews of products as I scanned their QR codes but was unable to save the products to a list that I wanted to remember...

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 1 2011 8:16 PM

Mathew Voth:
As I await the arrival of my Ipad2 I am wondering what apps you all feel are must haves.

  1. Angry Birds (stress relief)
  2. Pages
  3. Drop Box
  4. There's a Monster at the end of the book. (if you have a preschooler)
  5. Rowmote Pro
  6. Bebot (for fun)
  7. Netflix
  8. Adobe Ideas
  9. Twitter
  10. Facebook (unfortunately)

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Jonathan Sine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 10:21 AM

I recommend SugarSync over Dropbox. It allows you to sync and share multiple folders.

Also recommend Docs to Go which works with SugarSync. I can compose and edit my sermons and have them automatically sync and access across platforms.

Jonathan Sine

Pastor - Squamish Baptist Church

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 10:56 AM

Jonathan Sine:
I recommend SugarSync over Dropbox. It allows you to sync and share multiple folders.

So does dropbox. I don't understand what you are saying.

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 11:12 AM

Some good ones are

Inbox Touch (its a GTD list organizer)

Facebook Premium (it has the notes feature and you can share your friends posts).

Early Edition is a really good RSS reader

Articles is a wikipedia browser

Netflix

CNN

PBS, ABC, 60 Min ect.

Boxee - great way to bookmark videos to watch...I keep a list in Boxee of my favorite Logos 4 videos and find it helpful. I will watch the tutorial on my iPad while practicing on the Desktop version

Bible app by YouVersion (Logos is definitely better, I am not mentioning them as competition but to supplement, they have access to audio Bibles)

Audible very good selection of audiobooks (also www.christianaudio.com is a good source for audiobooks and audio Bibles)

Read it Later or Instapaper

Awesome Note

Evernote

Instacast (its for podcasts)

Blessings,

Philana

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Jonathan Sine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 2:02 PM

alabama24:
So does dropbox. I don't understand what you are saying.

I believe with Dropbox, you are limited to a single folder. With SugarSync you can backup and sync as many of your folders as you like.

https://www.sugarsync.com/sync_comparison.html

 

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 3:13 PM

I have 15 folders in my Dropbox, I believe you can have as many as you want.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 3:37 PM

Jonathan Sine:
I believe with Dropbox, you are limited to a single folder. With SugarSync you can backup and sync as many of your folders as you like.

With DropBox, you have a single folder, but as many folders inside. The advantage over Sugar Sync, is that DropBox comes with a free option (which is what I use.)

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 3:38 PM

Alan Charles Gielczyk:

I have 15 folders in my Dropbox, I believe you can have as many as you want.

This is correct, you can also have private and shared folders. For example I have a couple of folders that are shared between me and my dad. He can add files to that folder and it is syncs, I can also add files to the same folder and he gets them.

Its very useful.

 

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Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 4:03 PM

Paul Newsome:

Has anyone come across an app that uses QR codes to make lists?  I was in Best Buy reading online reviews of products as I scanned their QR codes but was unable to save the products to a list that I wanted to remember...

have you tried instapaper?

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 5:57 PM

Lectionary is based on the Book of Common Prayer and includes the Revised Common Lectionary, making it useful for most denominations that follow a modern liturgical calendar. It also has options for Daily office lectionary too… if you use the RCL it;s a wonderful program.

-dan


You can find Lectionary here

http://iphonelectionary.com/download/

 

Saint of the Day is a good one too.

Hilarious Christianity Hangman is fun and always has a fact about person or term of the puzzle.

Blue Fire is a great secondary book reader for reading some of your non iBook books you might own. 

Kindle is good too.

Piano Cats is always fun too...

 

-Dan

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Ben Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 6:34 PM

I use both Dropbox and Sugarsync.  I use Dropbox for personal stuff and Sugarsync for church stuff (so as to not mistakenly share things I don't want others to have access to).  Sugarsync DOES have a free option, it is just not as publicized as Dropbox's.  Go to https://www.sugarsync.com/products/sync_pricing.html and look for the little box below the paid plans.  They actually give you 5GB free, compared to Dropbox's 2GB.

The advantage of Sugarsync, as mentioned, is that you can designate which files/folders to sync without having to move them all into the Dropbox folder.  There are methods to basically trick Dropbox into syncing folders without having them physically located, but for many this is too much work.  Try them both and see which one you like the best.

As far as other apps are concerned:

 

  • I like Penultimate for hand-written notes.
  • Evernote Peek is cool if you have time to create the notebook for studying and memorizing Scripture (requires the smart cover to function).
  • Wunderlist for a basic task manager that syncs across multiple platforms (there are more robust options, as mentioned above).
  • Only get the iWork apps (Pages, Keynote) if you are an Apple user who regularly uses these.  Otherwise some of the other office suites work better if you are an Office user on a main system.
  • The Amazon app is great for comparing book prices (Yes, some of us do still purchase actual paper books!).
  • Kindle app for digital books Logos does not have and even for exporting and reading some Logos books until we get the notes and highlighting.
  • Redbox for renting movies/games.
  • PDF Reader Pro and some of the free options work well if you are tight on finances.

 

Two other notes about purchasing apps to save some money.  First, remember that iTunes gift cards are redeemable in the App Store.  This time of the year, Best Buy and other stores are putting them on sale.  If you can, buy some of them at a discount, put them on your account and then use them as you need.  I have saved a lot of money doing this.  Second, if you are patient and do some research you can wait for major upgrades to apps as well as major holidays.  During these times the devs often run sales and you can get the apps for a discounted price.

Hope this helps!

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Rev. Kelly Todd | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 2 2011 7:36 PM

Dan, I use the Lutheran Service Book lectionary which is quite similar to the RCL... mine is in my logos books on my ipad and iphone... I know that some of the other lectionaries are as well.

 

Dan Francis:

Lectionary is based on the Book of Common Prayer and includes the Revised Common Lectionary, making it useful for most denominations that follow a modern liturgical calendar. It also has options for Daily office lectionary too… if you use the RCL it;s a wonderful program.

-dan


You can find Lectionary here

http://iphonelectionary.com/download/

 

Saint of the Day is a good one too.

Hilarious Christianity Hangman is fun and always has a fact about person or term of the puzzle.

Blue Fire is a great secondary book reader for reading some of your non iBook books you might own. 

Kindle is good too.

Piano Cats is always fun too...

 

-Dan

 

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