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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 15 2013 7:27 PM

I'm getting a new iPad Air for Christmas (as soon as it arrives). I can't wait to use the Logos app for reading and Bible study, plus all the other uses I'll get out of my iPad.

I'm also wondering about this. Currently at church I carry a leather Bible, note taking journal, and music book to play the prelude with. Could I replace all of this using an iPad Air? I know I could use the Logos app for Bible study, either take notes in Logos or another app, and scan my sheet music into the iPad, as well as download our church hymnal app.

Who else uses their iPad in church, and what other good apps could I use to accomplish all of this?

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 15 2013 7:34 PM

I stopped carrying a paper Bible about 2 years ago. I use Logos for my Bible, Notability for recording sermon notes, and Goodreader for preaching notes when I preach.  I must admit every once and a while I miss the paper Bible but over all the benefits have outweighed the negatives.

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 15 2013 7:42 PM

Halo Hound:

I stopped carrying a paper Bible about 2 years ago. I use Logos for my Bible, Notability for recording sermon notes, and Goodreader for preaching notes when I preach.  I must admit every once and a while I miss the paper Bible but over all the benefits have outweighed the negatives.

True. While I love my leather Bible, having everything in one device would be handy and a lot less to carry! :-)

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 15 2013 7:45 PM

Nathan Parker:

Currently at church I carry ... note taking journal, ...

The iPad isn't the best for taking notes because you need a capacitive stylus and they are harder to write with.

My Samsung Note 8.0 on the other hand has an active Wacom digitizer and is great for taking notes.

You'll love the iPad for everything else.

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 15 2013 7:56 PM

Bill Anderson:

Nathan Parker:

Currently at church I carry ... note taking journal, ...

The iPad isn't the best for taking notes because you need a capacitive stylus and they are harder to write with.

My Samsung Note 8.0 on the other hand has an active Wacom digitizer and is great for taking notes.

You'll love the iPad for everything else.

Yeah, I had the Note II and it was a fun phone. Went back to iPhone since I went back to being a Mac/iOS guy. :-)

For taking notes, I was thinking of just typing them out. I'm a fast typist. Probably looks better than scribbling them out anyway. :-)

I'm just curious how many people are taking tablets to church over printed Bibles, journals, etc. It's another use case I'm wondering if I should jump on.

Nathan Parker

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 15 2013 8:00 PM

Bill Anderson:
The iPad isn't the best for taking notes because you need a capacitive stylus and they are harder to write with.

I type much faster than I write, hands down... but... I certainly can't type as fast on my iPad as I can on my MacBook Pro (or regular Mac keyboard). In most cases I would be OK. Thinking back to a couple of profs... I could imagine some situations where I would have difficulties keeping up.

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 15 2013 8:09 PM

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dukepen-handwriting-note-taking/id426901095

might be a solution for old fashioned note taking...

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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 15 2013 10:53 PM

With notability I find writing with my finger to be very acceptable. I can also tke a screen shot of a passage and mark it up with arrows and lines connecting thoughts, then export it to pdf. My pastor usually has a sermon note page in the bulletin. I take a picture of it in notability and write on the note page so I don't have to write as much. It also comes with the benefit of being able to easily erase a mistake and adding color for distinction.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 3:01 AM

Nathan Parker:
I'm just curious how many people are taking tablets to church over printed Bibles, journals, etc

I have replaced my printed Bible with an iPad, but then I don't take notes during the sermon—would be too distracting for me. Fortunately, God blessed me with very good short-term and long-term memory.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 6:46 AM

I use the iPad in Church all the time.

Admittedly most of the time I am preaching and it would look odd if I started taking notes.

When I am not preaching I try to concentrate on the sermon by giving it my full attention.

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Jamie Page | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 7:54 AM

There are a number of great handwriting apps for the iPad.

Notes Plus and GoodNotes both have zoom features that make handwriting look just as good as on real paper.

Note Moka is GORGEOUS. I hope that eventually they'll bring back the zoom feature. They have a zoom feature now but it's not even close to as useful as the previous two apps.

You could also create your notes right in the Logos app as the documents/notes features have developed really well.

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Dave Dunkin (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 8:24 AM

I use a Logitech keyboard case for typing notes in church. It's a lot faster for me than the on-screen keyboard. I used to use a lower quality keyboard, but the keys were mushy, resulting in errors that made it no faster than the on-screen keyboard.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 11:56 AM

Mike Binks:
When I am not preaching I try to concentrate on the sermon by giving it my full attention.

What a novel concept. Is this a Scottish thing? Geeked

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 3:12 PM

alabama24:

Bill Anderson:
The iPad isn't the best for taking notes because you need a capacitive stylus and they are harder to write with.

I type much faster than I write, hands down... but... I certainly can't type as fast on my iPad as I can on my MacBook Pro (or regular Mac keyboard). In most cases I would be OK. Thinking back to a couple of profs... I could imagine some situations where I would have difficulties keeping up.

Yeah, I'll be curious to see how fast I can type on the iPad. With my pastor, it'll be OK. Since my college work is online with pre-recorded lectures, I can always hit rewind. :-)

Nathan Parker

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 3:13 PM

Halo Hound:

With notability I find writing with my finger to be very acceptable. I can also tke a screen shot of a passage and mark it up with arrows and lines connecting thoughts, then export it to pdf. My pastor usually has a sermon note page in the bulletin. I take a picture of it in notability and write on the note page so I don't have to write as much. It also comes with the benefit of being able to easily erase a mistake and adding color for distinction.

Sounds interesting. What's the iTunes Store link to that? It is true that the basic outline is already in my bulletin each week, so this sounds like a fun concept to try.

Nathan Parker

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 3:14 PM

Jack Caviness:

Nathan Parker:
I'm just curious how many people are taking tablets to church over printed Bibles, journals, etc

I have replaced my printed Bible with an iPad, but then I don't take notes during the sermon—would be too distracting for me. Fortunately, God blessed me with very good short-term and long-term memory.

That helps! :-) The basic outline is in the bulletin, but sometimes I like to include more details, and there's not a lot of room to write on the bulletin. Problem is then I have to re-copy the ensure outline into my note taking journal. Very tedious. :-)

Nathan Parker

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 3:15 PM

Mike Binks:

I use the iPad in Church all the time.

Admittedly most of the time I am preaching and it would look odd if I started taking notes.

When I am not preaching I try to concentrate on the sermon by giving it my full attention.

That would look odd. :-)

I do concentrate on the sermon as well and give it my full attention, but I like to take notes to remember what the preacher is saying long term. Always great to look over my notes throughout the week and really remember the applications.

Nathan Parker

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 3:16 PM

Jamie Page:

There are a number of great handwriting apps for the iPad.

Notes Plus and GoodNotes both have zoom features that make handwriting look just as good as on real paper.

Note Moka is GORGEOUS. I hope that eventually they'll bring back the zoom feature. They have a zoom feature now but it's not even close to as useful as the previous two apps.

You could also create your notes right in the Logos app as the documents/notes features have developed really well.

Sounds like interesting apps. Of the three, which do you prefer? I was thinking of using Logos Notes as well, but is it as good as using a dedicated note taking app, or should I take my notes elsewhere then compile them into a Logos Personal Book of all my pastor's sermons?

Nathan Parker

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 3:17 PM

Dave Dunkin:

I use a Logitech keyboard case for typing notes in church. It's a lot faster for me than the on-screen keyboard. I used to use a lower quality keyboard, but the keys were mushy, resulting in errors that made it no faster than the on-screen keyboard.

I've thought about those as well. Side question: Why use a keyboard case+tablet over say a MacBook Air? That's a concept I've been wondering about what the benefits are.

Nathan Parker

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Dave Dunkin (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 16 2013 3:54 PM

Nathan Parker:
Why use a keyboard case+tablet over say a MacBook Air? That's a concept I've been wondering about what the benefits are.

The tablet+keyboard combo works well if you want a tablet most of the time. Sunday morning is really the only time I use my iPad with a keyboard. The rest of the time I have the smart cover on it. The iPad is still smaller and lighter than a MBA, plus it has built in LTE.

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