25 Helpful Apps for the Youth Worker
These 25 Apps for the Youth Worker are not youth ministry specific, and there are a lot more than 25 apps that I use on a regular basis, but these apps listed will help the youth worker stay connected, be more productive, and administrate better . What apps do you find most helpful that are not on this list? Be sure to add your favorites in the comments below.
NoteShelf: This is my favorite hand drawn/handwritten notes. If you are looking for a paper replacement this may be it. There are many apps like this; Bamboo, Pen Ultimate, Noteability, etc. You can choose for yourself but NoteShelf is my favorite. iOS • No Android
Google Drive: Why use anything else on your mobile device for word processing and spreadsheets? Plus you get a ton of free online storage for these documents and any other digital files. iOS • Android
Presentime: If you are looking for a countdown clock for your teacher to see, this is great. This app works on both iPhone and iPad. There is also a master/sync mode that lets you control one with the other. For example, if your using this app on your iPad for those on stage to see, you can control the clock with your iPhone. This is great for your band to know how long they have played and to your speaker to know when they have gone too long. iOS • No Android
T-Zero: This is a killer countdown app. What to use it on your podium for you as you teach? Great! What to countdown to Christmas or a youth event? Great! Great! It is simple and you can have several countdowns going at once. iOS • No Android
Google Voice: This has 2 great benefits. First, I use this for my cellphone voicemail, it give you free visual voicemail. Verizon gives me an inbox but their visual voicemail is $3 a month. The second perk is the free phone number they give you. If you register your number with them they will give you a number to do with what you wish. Make a youth hotline, or a parent emergency number…it is a 2nd free phone number, get creative. iOS • Android
Glympse: This GPS app allows people to track your location…just the people you share your link with and Edward Snowden. Sounds a little creepy but it’s actually a fantastic way to let parents know exactly when you’re arriving at your destination. Now they have no excuse to show up 45 minutes late to pick up their student. iOS • Android