Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Apps, Programs and Books

While at the House of Bishops a few of us met for an hour. Here are some of the apps, programs, and books that were listed. Enjoy.

Abc notes - checklist app; sticky notes

Prese - presentation app

keynote - presentation app with iphone remote app

Tripit - organizational app for trips (tripcase is a competing app)
evernote - file management system - using for visitations

notibility - for editing pdfs simple format and simple interface

omni focus - tasks, multiple platforms, designed with David Allen's getting things done, very good for project management

goodreader - management and reader for documents

day one - journaling program, can also add notes and tasks

tweetbot - helps with twitter organization and tagging, lists and people management - multiple platform

1password - stores passwords, via dropbox, master password, will put onto the navigation bar

redit (alien blue for ipad) puts the news stream in order of popularity; try redit first

instapaper - long form article, strips out formatting and advertising, and puts onto the server for you. Also has the ability to tweet out the article.

fuzebox -is a much better video conferencing with multiple platform use; and is much better than adobe type platforms; hd video; one device

hootsuite - multiple platform update program for social media

google hang out - very simple to use, free, same positive aspects as fuzebox except it is google and not hd

daily office: mission st claire is very good; forward movement app is out but only works with web connection; also the lectionary app

BCP - 20 dollar version from church publishing

Biblestudy apps: logos and accordance (best one for in-depth study); like the anchor bible study program

scrivner - a great program for apple longform writing; allows the creation of files

For Fun

Living earth - real time pictures of the earth with weather patterns

topo maps - topographic maps which can be exported

observatory - very pretty

organlive.com - 24/7 organ music; biography; music

nightstand - app for the traveling bishop; weather, time and alarms

paper 53 - journal type drawing program

Books - Things that Challenge

Margaret Wheatley has a new short book - So Far From Home - lost and found in our brave new world

Borg - Speaking Christian

George Martin - Door to Door Ministry

Henry Dorman - Letters from Leaders

Taking People with You

Guy Kawasaki - Enchantment

Gregg Hawkins - Move (1000 churches surveyed re spiritual growth)

Simon Sinek - Start with Why

Andrew Zoli - Resiliance

William Willimon - Bishop

Geoffrey Sacks - Price of Civilization

Randalf Farabe - Cultivating the Missional Church

Bob Johannsen - Leaders make the future

Leonard Sweet - What matters most - how we got the point but missed the person

Kieth Ward - 21st Century Christianity

Travis Smiley - The Rich and the Rest of Us

Donna Hicks - Dignity

Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Antifragile, Things that Gain from Disorder

Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, D.D.
IX Bishop of Texas
Sent while out of office.

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