Technology offers Catholics many tools for praying, communicating, and learning about their faith. One such tool comes in the form of apps. Apps, short for applications, are software programs used on a smartphone and other mobile device such as the Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, or iPad.
While members of the younger generation used to be the primary users of apps, driving sales and popularity, all age groups are using them today. Figures, as reported in a March 2010 survey released by The Nielsen Company, attributed the growth projection to falling prices, increasing capabilities, and the explosion of apps available for the devices.
Hallow - https://hallow.app/
Hallow is a mobile subscription app that aims to help you grow spiritually through different forms of prayer and Christian meditation. The hope is that it acts as a resource for you to re-energize your relationship with God and find a place of peace and joy within the busyness of our lives.
Word on Fire - www.wofdigital.org
This app helps you explore the richness of Catholicism with premium video series from Bishop Robert Barron.
iPieta - http://www.ipieta.com
"Great one-stop shop" for Catholics who want to grow in their faith. It includes the Bible, feast days, daily readings, devotions, prayers, writings of saints, popes and Church fathers, and Catholic commentaries.
New Mass - http://www.thefaithexplained.com
This app equips Catholics with the tools they need to explain and defend their faith, using the Scriptures as their guide.
iBreviaryTS - http://www.ibreviary.com
Site requires translation: Handy for anyone who prays the Liturgy of the Hours.
Divine Office - http://www.divineoffice.org
Comparable to iBreviaryTS.
Other apps on the list of favorites are: Confession, iMissal, Catholic Mass Times, Catholic News Live, iRosary, and Compendium of the Catechism.
Some apps are free, many are as low as $.99-$3.99; and premiums apps can run up to $20.