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.

 

WhatsApp

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!

 

WorldRemit

 

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.

 

DuoLingo

 

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. 

 

Trello

 

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

 

Swarm

 

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!

2 Comments 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!

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