This third article about LDS mobile technology rounds out an even dozen of the most-used LDS Church mobile apps. All are free and many are packed with features you won’t want to be without.
9) LDS Music (Apple)
This app contains all the music found in Hymns (the LDS hymnbook) and the Children’s Songbook and other selected songs. Depending upon the language, a song may have sheet music, text, vocals, and instrumental accompaniment. The songs can be searched by title, hymn or page number, topic, author, or composer. Unlike other apps for LDS hymns, selections can be organized into playlists. If you find yourself without a pianist for a meeting, the app is a good back-up for music accompaniment, and is even better when connected to a bluetooth speaker or portable sound system.
10) Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Apple, Android pending)
The app brings all things related to the Choir to one place. In addition to the 24/7 live stream from the Mormon Channel, download audio from the Sacred Music Library or selected videos. You can take the Choir’s music with you everywhere you go. Shop for albums and books, and check out performance and rehearsal schedules. Use with Airplay and an AppleTV to stream from your iOS device directly to your HDTV.
11) LDS Youth (Android, Apple)
This is the official app for LDS youth. Follow links to feature articles at youth.lds.org, download music and videos from a large media library, and share links to inspirational content with friends and family on social media. The app features a wide variety of contemporary Mormon artists. Downloaded video and audio content are neatly packaged for mobile use, and printed content is fresh and relevant. If you’ve been looking for a short music video for the 2015 Young Men and Young Women theme (We Will Stand Up…), you will find it here. Take your media with you wherever you go.
12) Scripture Mastery (Android, Apple)
The app is not just for seminary students. The 100 passages provide an important scriptural foundation for understanding and sharing the gospel and for strengthening faith. Use the app to locate the scripture references, apply gospel principles and doctrines taught in the scripture passages, and to memorize scriptures. A companion web app will fit different screen sizes and track activity. An Internet connection is needed for the web app, but the mobile app is a good place to study fundamentals of gospel teaching in a portable format.
Look for additional help and support for LDS mobile apps at tech.lds.org/forum/. There is an entire sub-category devoted to discussions on LDS mobile technology with observations and experiences of mobile users. Take time to ask a question or share your experiences with LDS mobile apps.
See also LDS Mobile Apps - Part 1 and LDS Mobile Apps - Part 2