Using iPad for Pastors - Writing Apps

iPAD WORD PROCESSORS 

 

Depending on when you bought your iDevice, Pages may be a free app for you to download.

Get a quick start by using one of over 60 Apple-designed templates. Or use a blank document and easily add text, images, shapes, and more with a few taps. Then format using beautiful preset styles and fonts. And use advanced features like change tracking, comments, and highlights to easily review changes in a document.

With iCloud built in, your documents are kept up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a document using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly from www.icloud.com using a Mac or PC browser.

Pages 2.0 is updated with a stunning new design and improved performance. And with a new unified file format across Mac, iOS, and web, your documents are consistently beautiful everywhere you open them.

NOTE: This is a a good choice if you are a faithful user of iCloud for storing documents.

 

** Word for iPad was among the App Store Best of 2014 in twelve countries! View, create and edit Word documents for free. ** 

The real Microsoft Word app designed for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. 
Now Word documents look better than ever on your tablet and phone. When you edit or create documents, you can be confident they will look exactly how you want across PC, Mac, tablet and phone. Word has the familiar Office look and feel along with an intuitive touch experience, so you’ll be up and running in no time. 

The core Word experience is free, including viewing, creating and editing documents. You can unlock the full Word experience with a qualifying Office 365 subscription.

• Create and edit documents for FREE: all you need to do is sign in with a free Microsoft account. 

• Dropbox support: open, edit, and save documents from Dropbox. 

• iCloud support: open, edit, and save your work to iCloud and other online storage services (requires iOS 8).

NOTE: This is a good choice of you are using Onedrive or DropBox for storing documents

 

 

Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Docs app. With Google Docs you can:

* Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another device 
* Share documents and work together with others in the same document at the same time
* Open, edit, and save Microsoft Word documents
* Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection
* Add and respond to comments
* Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type 

* Protect your documents with a 4-digit passcode 

NOTE: This is a good choice if you are already using the Google suites of office apps and their storage. It is not as good a choice if you are using Onedrive or Dropbox.

SERMON TOOLBOX APPS 

 

Sermon Toolbox is an all-in-one resource that combines tools which can be helpful in composing sermons or bible study lessons. 

With over 700 sermon illustrations, a topical index with 4,000+ bible verses, 120 children sermons, and a year's worth of sermon outlines, the Sermon Toolbox app can help you compose a memorable sermon. 

Combine these with an easy to use notepad that allows you to type, copy/paste, save, and email and you have everything you need to communicate what God is laying on your heart to teach your church or bible study group. 

This app is perfect for all Christian teachers including pastors, sunday school teachers, bible study group leaders, and anyone else who wants to have a handy sermon writing resource available anytime at your fingertips. 

Top In-App Purchases

  1. Sermons in John$0.99
  2. Sermons In Matthew$0.99
  3. Sermons in Mark$0.99
  4. Sermons in Luke$0.99
  5. Sermons in Acts$0.99
  6. Sermons in Romans$0.99
  7. Sermons in Galatians$0.99
  8. Sermons in Ephesians$0.99

 

 SermonNotes provides a simple and easy way to use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to input notes during sermons, classes and Bible studies. It’s paperless and includes the following features: 


1. Universal app with native iPad support!

2. Input notes anywhere, anytime. Never need to look for paper or pen again.

3. Supports both portrait and landscape orientation for all screens.

4. You’ll have convenient access to your past sermon notes. Never need to search for misplaced past paper notes again.

Supports iCloud for iOS device backup and restore.

BRAINSTORM/NOTETAKING/OUTLINING APPS 

 

Mindmapping enables you to visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information.

Typical Uses:

      • Task lists.
      • Brainstorming.
      • Project planning.
      • Goal setting.
 • Import and export to and from many of the most popular desktop application formats:

• Export to:
      • Powerpoint/Keynote (PPTX)
      • Word/Pages (DOCX)
      • PDF
      • PNG
      • Markdown
      • Website (HTML + attachments)

• Plays nicely with other services:
      • Cloud synchronisation with Dropbox and WebDAV
      • Send and open email attachements
      • Share (Twitter, Facebook and other apps e.g. GoodReader, Keynote, Pages etc.)
      • Cut/Copy/Paste within and between maps and other apps (e.g. Mail, Safari and Notes etc.)
      • Download community generated maps from Biggerplate

 

 



Notability 

Apple Editors' Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac!

 Notability is the one place to create, share, and manage your notes. It combines handwriting, typing, audio recordings, and photos so you can create notes that fit your needs. And with iCloud support, your notes are always available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Anytime. Anywhere. 

Share your notes
- Create collections of notes to share between study groups and teams with Dropbox or Google Drive.
- Collect and handout assignments between teachers and students.

iCloud
- Turn iCloud on, and your notes will automatically be available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. 
- Create and edit notes on iPhone, iPad, or Mac at anytime.

NOTE: There is also a Mac version of this app

- Selected as Top 100 World's Greatest Apps 2014 - Business Insider's App 100 (bit.ly/np1001)

- Notes Plus is a terrific note taker for iPad - TUAW, 10/2014 (bit.ly/np1000)

 If you have to take notes for many hours a day, if your time is more valuable than a few dollars saved on the App Store, and if responsive support is important to you, then you'll need this high-quality note-taking app. Please read other user reviews to find out why it’s worth it.


After more than 4 years of continuous development, 30 version upgrades, 3 complete overhauls, and more than 8 million downloads, we pride ourselves on being one of the most feature-rich and best quality note-taking apps on the App Store. The best thing about Notes Plus is not just its current quality and features but the future improvements being planned ahead. 

Notes Plus is a powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing, audio recording and document annotation, among other things. Special features include close-up writing mode, beautiful ink effects, shape detection, a complete folder structure, a variety of export options, automatic backup to Dropbox and so forth.

 

Use iAnnotate to read, mark up, and share PDF, DOC, PPT and image files! Join the over 1 million users worldwide who say iAnnotate is “an indispensable tool to have,” and “the reason I bought an iPad.” 

*Winner of the Tabby Awards for Best Productivity App and Best Collaboration App and Moxie Awards winner for Mobile App of the Year.

iAnnotate’s intuitive interface and customizable set of features make it the "go-to app" for taking notes on lecture slides, annotating important business documents, revising screenplays, grading papers, and much more. Read on to learn about the great capabilities of iAnnotate:  

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