There are more than 560 Catholic iPhone apps and over 270 Catholic iPad apps on the iTunes Store, but you probably don't want to carry that many around on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. No worries—the readers of the About.com Catholicism GuideSite are here to help! Read a brief description of each of the five finalists that they have chosen for Best Catholic iOS App, then scroll down to vote for your favorite!
Best Catholic iOS App Finalists:
- Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholicpedia (iTunes Store)
"The Catholicpedia App makes The Catholic Encyclopedia available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch through an easy-to-use interface." Catholicpedia bills itself as "the most convenient way to access and carry in your pocket the full 15 Volumes of the Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917)."
- Divine Office - Audio Prayer - Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (iTunes Store)
The Divine Office app "is an audio and text version of the official set of daily prayers from the Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church (Breviary). It wirelessly downloads several days of prayers at a time, without the need for iTunes synchronization or access to a computer."
- iMissal Catholic (Mass Reading, Calendar, Lectionary) (iTunes Store)
iMissal offers a full liturgical calendar, daily Mass readings, the Order of the Mass, Mass videos from CatholicTV.com, unique Bible verses for every day of the year (in three different Bible translations), and over 80 of the most popular Catholic prayers.
- iPieta (Catholic Teaching, Calendar, and Prayer) (iTunes Store)
iPieta is "for all those who want to gain access to a vast library of Catholic documents, teachings, writings,prayers, and calendars. With the iPieta App, these Catholic Treasures are readily available, at home or on the go, for teaching, on the spot apologetics, and for the benefit of your own soul and those around you."
- Prayer 2000+ Catholic Prayers by DivineOffice.org (iTunes Store)
Featuring prayers in "English, Latin, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French," Prayer 2000+ bills itself as an "Easy-to-use, multi-language Christian Prayers database" and "The ultimate reference to Catholic Prayers for your iPhone and iPod Touch!"
From the wireless world of iOS apps, we move to the original wireless medium. It's time to check out the finalists for Best Catholic Radio Show.