Top 10 Android Apps for LDS Families

This post is a wee bit late, and a wee bit ugly. My hard drive is dead-as-a-door-nail-dead. Most of the data is backed up but currently inaccessible. Including Photoshop, family photos, blog info, and virtually everything I’ve ever saved on this computer. Do a girl a favor, pick and image, and pin it with some alluring title like “Top 10 LDS apps for Android! This is sure a handy list!” Will ya? Perhaps my lack of cool post graphic will be save by your quick pinning hands…

Last week I shared the top ten iPad apps for LDS families. I promised the Android version because a) I’m a mom and know that everything must be fair and it better be to the exactly fair to the nth degree or else and b) because I just got a pretty new Android tablet for my birthday!

While I could easily find 10 or more LDS specific Android apps, it was a stretch to call them the top ten. Let’s just say there’s room for improvement.
{You hear me, Android developers?? Improvement. Lots of it.}

10 Top Android Apps for LDS Families

10. eTrail to Eagle – my son’s scout leaders use this to help them (and me!) track his scouting progress. $1.99

See also: Eagle Mountain App. Seriously, Eagle Mountain has an app? Anyone know why??

9. LDS Youth – I mentioned this on my iPad apps list. This is great if you teach youth or have youth in your family, or if you have a youth who has an Android. :) Free.

8. The Coatalso mentioned on my iPad apps list. Cute story, great for family home evening! Free.

7. LDS Plan – not a family app per se, but a darn nifty one. This app schedules your visiting/home teaching appointments, and reports your visits, too! Free.

See also: Mormon Tithing Calculator – does more than the standard 10%! ;) You may also like LDS Temples – a directory of temples and their phone numbers, schedules, and more. Useful when you are lucky enough to have a choice of temples to attend!

6. LDS Scripture of the Day – I’ve blogged about this particular app before. Somehow, the scriptures always seem to line up neatly with exactly what I need to hear that day! It’s a widget that sits on your home screen. We like to read this out loud at breakfast before school! Free.

See also: LDS Quotes Lite, or spring for the paid version to set quotes as your background. I’m not sure if this is optomized for tablets though, so be aware of that!

LDS Gospel Library

5. Gospel Library – an official app of the church, this truly is the app you need. Scriptures, all of the church magazines (print version only), and your manuals, throw this app on your tablet and you’re ready for church. In fact, in Relief Society on Sunday I realized I had forgotten my manual. I quickly downloaded the manual (internet connection required), and shared my tablet with the sister sitting next to me who was without her manual, too! Free.

See also: LDS Tools – have the ward directory on your phone. Great for making playdates with other primary children, too!

4. LDS Children’s Sing Along – I love this app, but here’s what I can’t figure out: it appears to be the same as the iPad version, but by a different developer… and no free version?? 5 bucks is pretty steep on the Android market, especially without a freebie. But the app is darling and my kids love it anyway. $4.99

See also: LDS Hymns Sing Along

3. Bible Videos –   I love these professionally produced videos from the church. They give so much life to the words in the Scriptures! Especially useful if you’ll be doing 24 Days of Mormon Christmas again this year!

See also: The Mormon Channel – excellent resource for streaming conference, music, talks, and more.

2. LDS Hymns with Notes – as the title suggests, this is a hymn book app. You can view the songs with their notes or just with their lyrics. You can have the app play the music for you, or you can sing right along with MoTab. Your call. Great for Family Home Evenings on your tablet! Free.

1. Book of Mormon Stories – if you use FHE Made Easy or the Walk Beside Me preschool curriculum, you know I link to the Book of Mormon Stories videos all the time! This gives you quick and easy access to the videos and you can even download them for offline viewing. How fun would that be for teaching a primary class?

See also: Book of Mormon for Kids, for the digital version of the print version. <– That’s confusing. I know.

Bonus! Other apps I’d like to recommend, but I’m too cheap to purchase: LDS Gazillionaire, LDS Tiles Puzzle, Gospel Art Book, or LDS Hangman. If you try one of these apps, please leave a note and let us know what you thought!

Question: what’s your favorite app for your Android?

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  3. Jennifer HAtch says:

    Here is another really greatlds app for android. It is an interactive pioneer story app. Really fun for the kids in “explore mode” . It’s called “This is Catherine”. It is an interactive pioneer story app.

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    This is the LDS Game Bundle Vol 1 app and is really cool and has a nice mix of games and activities.

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  7. K La says:

    You forgot my favorite LDS children’s app! It’s called Book of Mormon Touch and it turned my 4 year old into a scripture scholar! There is a lite version to check it out and then the paid version has more stories. There is STORY MODE, STICKER STORY MODE and BUILD-A-SCENE MODE. I can’t recommend it enough!

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