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12 "Must Have" LDS Mobile Apps - Part 2 Twitter Facebook Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015

This is the second of three articles on LDS mobile apps, many of which are supported in multiple languages and on multiple platforms. You will find an abundance of features. They are offered for your use and enjoyment and provide options you may have overlooked or not yet fully explored.

5) Mormon Channel (Android, Apple, BlackBerry)

Use this app to download, share, and create playlists of your favorite audio and video content including Mormon Messages, Bible Videos, and Mormon Channel original radio programs. Listen to 24/7 live audio streams or watch live events such as general conference and Church Education System (CES) devotionals. You have access to a whole library of resources including audio of First Presidency and visiting teaching messages to help you with gospel teaching or to compensate for low vision. Content is refreshed continually, so you will always find something different and new.

6) Bible Videos (Android, Apple)

Watch high quality scripture-based videos, explore scenes from the Bible, and provide your family with new and meaningful ways to learn about Jesus Christ. This mobile app offers an engaging and interactive way to watch and read key accounts from the New Testament. They are faithful to scriptures found in the King James Version, and new videos are added monthly. At first glance you might think videos available for download are limited to the three on the splash page, but many other videos are available from a ribbon menu that pops up on the bottom of your screen. Select a video and use the share icon [a circle with an outward pointing arrow] superimposed on the video on the lower right to download it to your mobile device or link to your Facebook page to share on social media. Videos are available from other media channels sponsored by the Church, but the app is a convenient container to store your favorite videos and it doesn’t depend on an Internet connection.

7) Book of Mormon (Android, Apple, Windows Phone, Other phones)

This app helps members and non-members read and listen to the Book of Mormon on mobile devices. The text is searchable in 32 languages. It also includes a reference guide with key scriptures and gospel topics. There are no footnotes or cross-references. The app is excellent for reading or listening to the audio narration streamed in five languages (English, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish). Font size is adjustable, and quick navigation controls move chapter to chapter, while the navigation slider moves incrementally forward and back. If you are reading the Book of Mormon as you would a book, this is excellent for stopping and picking up easily from where you left off.

8) Ensign (Android, Apple)

This English language magazine published by the Church for adults provides the current issue plus a conference issue at any given time. Once the app is installed, download the magazine and begin reading. It may take a minute to fully download or refresh with a new issue. The graphics and text you will find are beautifully rendered. The app supports copy and paste functionality for copying content into notes for a lesson plan right on your mobile device. You can carry the magazine with you without needing an Internet connection.

Find LDS mobile apps in the app store for your mobile operating system. Once you use any of the mobile apps, take a minute to write a review.

The next article will be the final article on LDS mobile apps.

See also LDS Mobile Apps - Part 1 and LDS Mobile Apps - Part 3



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