For example, you can easily access information about The United Methodist Church with the new UMC app, which enables access to daily devotions, news, videos, photos and social media sites.
Here is a look at 10 other leading mobile apps for church leaders, counting down from 10.
10. BC Reader
Are business cards falling out of your wallet or computer bag? Who has time to enter that information into a phone? Use your phone to photograph each card, and BC Reader will save the information and create a contact.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (iOS 3.1 or later): $5.99
For preaching, the Lectionary app is essential. Spend 99 cents for this app, and you can easily review this week’s texts on your iPhone. Some may argue that this app should be closer to No. 1, but some features, such as a search, are missing.
iPhone and iPod touch (iOS 3.0 or later): 99 cents.
iPad (iOS 3.2 or later): $4.99
With the new Facebook timeline, updating your church or organization’s Facebook page frequently is critical. Use your smartphone or tablet to update your page and even add photographs on the go.
Free for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (iOS 4.0 or later), Android and Blackberry.
7. Evernote & JotNot Pro
If you want to remember something, take a picture with your phone and Evernote will use textrecognition technology to make the text in the image searchable. In a similar fashion, JotNot Pro turns your iPhone into a scanner. If your goal is to go paperless, this app will help you get there.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.0 or later): Free.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (requires iOS 3.1.2 or later): $0.99
5. KeyNote and KeyNote Remote
Create a presentation in MS PowerPoint or Apple’s Keynote and control it from the pulpit. With Keynote, you can build presentations and import PowerPoint presentations without any virtual jumbling to fix. Keynote Remote allows you to control another computer on the same network that also has Keynote.
iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) and iPad (iOS 5.1 or later): $9.99
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (iOS 4.2.1 or later): 99 cents
If you’re not using cloud-based storage and file sharing at least on an elementary level, you should be. Dropbox is an easy-to-use app that adds a folder icon to your desktop. It automatically syncs any file that you put in that folder to other computers that share your Dropbox.
Free for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (iOS 3.1 or later), Android and Blackberry.
Flannel and Rob Bell have teamed up to make all 24 Nooma videos available for smartphones and tablets. The app is free. The first video is free; the rest are $2.99 each. With this app, you have all of the 10- to 15-minute videos available wherever you go.
Free for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (iOS 4.0 or later) and Android.
Toodledo will simplify your to-do lists. This powerful task and note manager will help you organize lists and notes. Use Toodledo as a stand-alone application or use it to synchronize your lists on Toodledo.com. While Toodledo is designed for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Ultimate To-Do List (Android) and TaskJot (Black- Berry) offer the same functionality.
iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (iOS 3.1.3 or later): $2.99
Compatible Android – Ultimate To-Do List: $5 after a free 14-day trial
Compatible BlackBerry – Task-Jot: $14.95 standard/$24.95 Pro
This app includes several Bible translations. The BibleXpress intuitive search feature rivals Google. It allows you to choose how to organize your bookmarks and includes Easton’s Bible Dictionary.
BibleXpress (full-featured): iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (iOS 3.1.2 or later): $29.99.
BibleXpress Lite: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (iOS 3.1.3 or later): $2.99.