There are more than 350 Catholic iPhone apps on the iTunes Store, but you probably don't want to carry that many around on your iPhone 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 iPhone App!
Best Catholic iPhone App Finalists:
- 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."
- iBreviaryPro (iTunes Store)
"iBreviary transforms your iPhone and iPod touch into a complete Breviary in 5 languages (Italian - French - Spanish - English - Latin); a mobile multimedia aid for all Catholics; an aid to hearing and reading the words of the Holy Father daily and on which you can read the official documents of the Catholic Church."
- 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."
- The New Mass (iTunes Store)
In preparation for the release this fall of the new English translation of the Mass, The New Mass "will help you to learn the new Mass, and realize it's the same Mass as ever - only better. . . . The New Mass app can be used even now, with the current Mass."
Since we just voted for iPhone apps, you knew their younger siblings couldn't be far behind: Best Catholic iPad App.