My 12 Favorite Apps from 2014

My 12 Favorite Apps from 2014

There are so many useful apps on the market, but when it comes to the best of the best, these are absolutely my favorite apps from 2014.

Asana: My new favorite task management system for teams. Take a look at my previous review to learn more about its many great features.

Buffer: This is a handy app for when I want to quickly schedule and share a great link through my social media. I actually use the Firefox plug-in to quickly create a tweet to be sent out through Buffer. Very user-friendly.

ChurchSnaps: This is one of the apps that I did consulting for this year, and it’s going to be a great app for children’s ministry leaders. ChurchSnaps provides a great way to collect pictures privately and safely from your ministry events. You get to choose who can add pictures to an album and who can view those pictures, so it’s a safe and easy way to let your team upload their pictures and only let specific people see the pics.

Evernote: One of the most popular apps out there. I use it to write blog posts, but more importantly I keep important contact information there. That way, the next time I need to visit my dentist, I know just where to find his phone number! Michael Hyatt has written some great posts about how to use Evernote.

Expensify: A great app for keeping track of receipts, recording mileage, logging work time, and more. Take a picture, then either save the receipt or send it on to get reimbursed. Add tags or place it into folders to access it again easily.

GroupMe: Send group text messages, regardless of phone or service provider. Just create a group and send out a text when needed.

Hangouts: The mobile app for Google Plus Hangouts. Have video chats with your team from your phone.

Hootsuite: I use this for the majority of my social media posts. It’s great because I can schedule out social media posts for free. Take a look at the Beginner’s Guide to Hootsuite from Mashable.

Logos Bible software: This is my favorite Bible app. If you have a Logos account, you can access your commentaries and other resources on-the-go. Love it!

MyFitnessPal: This has been my favorite system for keeping track of my food and exercise. If you want to maintain weight or lose weight, this app allows you to set your goals then shows you how to accomplish those goals.

Over: Select a picture, then add cool text to it. It’s as simple as that!

Reminders: Still my favorite way to keep track of important to-do’s. I just set a reminder for a specific time whenever I need to make sure I do something at that time. If you don’t have any Apple products, I’ve heard Google Now is good as well.

What are your favorite apps from 2014? Share one in the comments below!

Take a look at another helpful post: 50 Great Apps for Ministry