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Catholic smartphone apps
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:04:23 AM »
Are you aware of any good Catholic smartphone apps? 

I know for iPhone/iPad there is the Breviarium Meum application written by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (FFI) and uses laszlo's Divinum Officium website.
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I also semi-regularly use the Android application "Laudate." 
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There was also this, Consecration to Mary.  It was pretty straightforward and not really ported too well to Android.  But, it gets the job done and provides the daily prayers for consecration to Mary.
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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 12:09:46 PM »
When I first got my iPhone, I downloaded iPieta:http://www.ipieta.com/

Can't say if it's good or bad, really, I'm not much of an app person. It's got the daily readings from the Douay-Rheims, the trad calender, and lots of traditional catholic ebooks, so it can't be all bad. :)
 

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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 06:53:15 PM »
I have iPieta as well.  It's pretty much a one stop shop. 
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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 10:17:59 PM »
Consecration to Mary.  It was pretty straightforward and not really ported too well to Android.  But, it gets the job done and provides the daily prayers for consecration to Mary.
Consecration to Mary

Great, thanks for this!  My Consecration starts up in a couple weeks, and I didn't even think to look for an app (and I'm always losing the books).  I noticed the prayers are worded a little differently than in the books, but I've got most of them memorized by now anyway.
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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 08:29:26 AM »
I love iPieta. It has everything a Catholic could need, even the Summa and the Haydock commentary.
 

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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 01:05:17 PM »
I have CathSermons and CathHistory I purchased both full versions, I listen in  the mornings and with my children.  I enjoy RC Buddy, the Year of Faith app, Magnificat, AMR Radio,Martyrologium Romanum, Saint of the Day, and a Rosary App.
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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 08:28:07 PM »
I've got a Fulton Sheen App and it contains a lot of his sermons.  The free version only has about 30 or so, but the full version has hundreds.

Edited to add:  Forgot to mention my Confession app.  I don't use it often, but it can come in handy (especially if you have trouble remembering the date of your last Confession).
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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 04:29:08 PM »
A Fulton Sheen app?
I'm getting it!
 

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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 04:42:44 PM »
iPieta and Laudate are the ones I have.
 

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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 07:28:23 PM »
I have:

RC Calendar (NO)
Laudate
Catholic TV&Radio
iCatholicFM
RadioVaticana
saltandlight
ThePopeApp

all free

Would love to have iPieta, but I am restricted to the free stuff.
 

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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 07:44:32 AM »
I just got discerning hearts...its liberal but has good mp3 rosarys and prayers available. Laudate is ok im looking into pieta.
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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 07:27:55 PM »
I've got a Fulton Sheen App and it contains a lot of his sermons.  The free version only has about 30 or so, but the full version has hundreds.

Wow, I had no idea! I love listening to Fulton Sheen! Can you download the talks, as well as stream them? I'd love to put them on my ipod.  :)
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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 07:32:34 PM »
The iMass app is very good. For 99 cents, you get a full missal and breviary, audio of sermons said by FSSP priests, and a live stream of daily low and  Sunday high masses said by the same FSSP priests all on your iPhone.
 

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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2013, 07:44:25 AM »
I've got a Fulton Sheen App and it contains a lot of his sermons.  The free version only has about 30 or so, but the full version has hundreds.

Wow, I had no idea! I love listening to Fulton Sheen! Can you download the talks, as well as stream them? I'd love to put them on my ipod.  :)

I'm not sure if you can do this or not.  I have the app for Android so I'm not sure if they even have this for the iPhone, but if you can figure out how to download or stream these, let me know!  That would come in quite handy.
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Re: Catholic smartphone apps
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2013, 07:45:38 PM »
I just got discerning hearts...its liberal but has good mp3 rosarys and prayers available. Laudate is ok im looking into pieta.

iPieta is definitely worth it, with a few exceptions it's almost completely Traditional.  I don't think you'll be disappointed Voxx.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ipieta-catholic-teaching-calendar/id311106959?mt=8
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• Both the Ordinary (Novus Ordo) and Extraordinary (Tridentine) Calendars with access to the day's Gospel and Reading(s) from the Douay-Rheims & Vulgate.

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