10 Useful (Free) Apps for Missionaries

While technology has the potential to be a distraction, it can also serve as a useful tool for your ministry. Here are a few apps to help you while you are on the mission field.


Google Maps


The cool thing about Google Maps is you can download maps to use offline!

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app .
  2. Make sure you’re connected to the internet and signed in to Google Maps.
  3. Search for a place, like San Francisco.
  4. At the bottom, tap the name or address of the place  Download  Download. If you search for a place like a restaurant, tap More Download offline map Download.


Google Translate


The nice thing about this app is you can download the languages of the country you plan to visit before you leave and it will be able to translate those languages for you even if you don’t have an internet connection!


XE Currency

This app is a great tool for quickly converting prices to US dollars. According to their website, you can access live exchange rates, view historical charts, and calculate prices on your smartphone or tablet.



Need free, secure messaging and calling? WhatsApp has you covered! The only downside to this app is internet is required for it to work. Your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them. You can also use video calls with this.


The Bible App by YouVersion


The Bible app offers 1,810 Bible versions in 1,255 languages for free. It also offers audio Bible support, reading plans, sharing capabilities, and offline usability. They even offer a kids version!




For online money transferring, WorldRemit is an easy-to-use, low-cost option compared to traditional money transferring services. They allow users to send money to 140 different countries from fifty countries.




One of the most popular online language-learning platforms currently available is DuoLingo. It has several languages to choose from and appeals to different learning styles. 




Looking for a simple, yet effective method to organize tasks? Consider the Trello app! You can set deadlines, reminders, and even attach files to tasks! You can still work with the app offline and it will sync once you have an internet connection.


Currency Converter – Units Conversion Calculator


Available for both Android and IOS, this app provides:

– Conversions for 15 categories of 198 units
– Conversions for over 170 currencies with hourly updates
– Calculator with history
– Short notes writing option
– Save option for favorite units conversion
– Quick units searching




This app is a nifty way to track where you’ve been and you can even share the places you’ve been with friends and family. It includes a check-in map as well as fun stickers to unlock!


Know of any other useful apps? We would love to hear from you!

4 thoughts on “10 Useful (Free) Apps for Missionaries”

  1. I like Converter+. It has every possible conversion measurement– everything from tablespoons and cubic feet to Fahrenheit/Celsius, kilometers, inches, kilograms (and many other things I don’t use)…. It has a variety of options you can convert all at the same time.
    I use it a lot for cooking, since my oven is in Celsius, and for converting recipes as well… distance is helpful and so is weight!

  2. Don’t forget the Jesus Film App! (“Jesus Film App” in the App Store)
    Featuring the Jesus film (based on Luke’s Gospel and originally distributed by Warner Bros.), the app includes over 200 videos (feature length, shorts, anime and mini-series) purposed for evangelism and discipleship in a multitude of languages. As of Jan. 2019 the Jesus film itself is available in over 1,700 languages, including some for the deaf!
    The app boasts several robust features. It allows videos to be watched in their entirety or in brief clips, with low or high quality viewing, and the opportunity to show clips of Jesus’ ministry (in any of the languages), then immediately texting or emailing a link to the person for the entire film.
    The map shows every country with the number of translated languages for each country, further broken down into the videos available for each language. It then links to those films in the requested language.
    The Jesus Film App makes every smartphone user a missionary to every nation. And yes, it’s all free.

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