The following is an annotated list of great mobile apps for Christians. This is not an exhaustive list off all “Christian apps” rather the selected apps are the best apps currently available.

Do you think there are other apps that should be on this list? Let us know about your favorite apps for Christians in the comments section. This list will be periodically updated here, so please comment at the end of this post and you may see your favorite app added to the list!

 


Bible Apps


The Bible App

This app, also known as YouVersion is the most popular Bible app of all time. The app offers all of the basic functions you would expect in a general purpose Bible app: numerous Bible versions, reading plans, bookmarking, highlighting, social media integration, etc.
Price: Free
Developer: LifeChurch.tv
Links: Android, Apple, Web

Bible

Bible by Faithlife is the mobile app of Logos Bible Software. Logos is considered by many to be the Cadillac of Bible software, with their PC software offering some of the most advanced features for in depth study. The app can be installed and used free of charge, however the more powerful resources must be purchased.
Price: Free. In app purchases.
Developer: Faithlife
Links: Android, Apple, Web

Olive Tree

Although Logos is more powerful and offers more resources than Olive Tree, Olive Tree is less expensive and offers all of the features most Bible students will ever need. Olive Tree’s iPad app is excellent for those who would like to preach using a tablet instead of a traditional print Bible and written notes.
Price: Free. In app purchases.
Developer: Harper Collins Christian Publishing
Links: Android, Apple, Web

Blue Letter Bible

Blue Letter Bible is an solid app for general reading and for deeper study. Unfortunately Apple iOS is the only mobile platform the app is available on.
Price: 100% Free
Developer: Blue Letter Bible
Links: Apple, Web

 


Devotional and Artistic Apps


Bible Screen

Bible Screen transforms your mobile device into a digital showcase of Scripture art. The app continuously streams beautiful artwork and music to help you fill your day with God’s Word. Artwork can be saved to your device as wallpaper or easily shared on several social networking sites.
Price: 100% Free
Developer: Faithlife
Links: Android, Apple, Web

 


Educational Apps


Bible Study

This app offers over 90 Bible courses covering a broad range of topics. Most courses consist of 10 lessons followed by a quiz. The quizzes are corrected and graded by human educators. Students may also submit questions that will be personally answered by an educator. The first course is fee; all others are available for a nominal fee.
Price: Free. In app purchases.
Developer:ECS Ministries
Links: Android, Apple, Web

Bible For Kids

The Bible For Kids is an engaging app that presents children’s all time favorite Bible stories with cutting edge technology. Your kids or grandkids will love this app– and it’s time better spent than with Clash of Clans!
Price: 100% Free
Developer: LifeChurch.tv
Links: Android, Apple, Web

Bible Memory: Remember Me

Fantastic little app to help you memorize scripture passages. Memorize the verses of your choice using several memorization techniques, including flashcards, fill in the blanks, audio, and many more. The app supports many different English translations and other languages.
Price: Free for Android & Blackberry 10, $2.99 for Apple
Developer: Memorize with System
Links: Android, Blackberry 10, Apple, Web

 


Gospel Apps


Gospel Message

Excellent tool for sharing the Gospel message with everyone in your life! Easily and clearly present the gospel with three different age groups: kids, teens, and adults.
Price: Free
Developer: Awana
Links: Android, Apple, Web

Wordless Book

Quickly share the gospel message with your Android device using the classic Wordless Book. As you swipe through the colors (gold, black, red, white, green) your screen is entirely filled with that color. If you need some help along the way you can access an explanation for each of the colors.
Price: Free
Developer: Timie
Links: Android, Web

 


Purity and Accountability Apps


X3 Watch Accountability

Accountability software that will alert an accountability partner is the device is used to visit an inappropriate website. Paid upgrade adds filtering software to block inappropriate sites.
Price: Free. In app purchases.
Developer: XXXChurch.com
Links: Android, Apple, Web

Covenant Eyes

Monitors and filters websites visited. Also provides the ability to “lock down” (prevent access) to apps of your choosing.
Price: Free to download, paid monthly subscription to use.
Developer: Covenant Eyes
Links: Android, Apple, Web

 

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