For once in my life I'm an early adopter, having recently purchased a 32G iPad with 3G capability. Well, twice -- I was an early blogger. Okay, three times -- I mastered RPN on HP handhelds when classmates were still struggling with TI klunkiness. Anyway, here's the lowdown on LDS iPads and their apps.
First, download the Gospel Library (free and correlated app) for LDS scriptures, manuals, conference talks, and magazines, and you'll never have to carry around the oversized LDS Bible in church again. It's like losing ten pounds on Sunday. The only item I don't seem to be able to find at Gospel Library is the new Duty to God booklet recently distributed through the Young Men's organization.
Second, download LDS Tools, another free and correlated app. It allows you to bring up your online ward directory, stake directory, and a comprehensive list of callings. Access to the ward and stake calendars is still under construction. Just another tweak or two and maybe we'll have the capability for ... online meetings! Please devote your personal and family prayers to this important technological breakthrough and its rapid adoption by the tech arm of Correlation.
For Sacrament Meeting reading, there's the
New York Times app Harper Collins Study Bible, available through iBooks (I couldn't find it for the Kindle app, but who really cares about Kindle anymore?). Think of this as a not-free and not-correlated LDS app. It is a great tool for reading through Old Testament books with enlightening commentary. You can mark passages with color highlighting as well as add notes. The downside: you have to buy the OT and NT in separate volumes at about $25 a pop, but I think it is worth it. The NRSV text is used.
So, any other good LDS iPad apps out there?
Bonus points to anyone who can identify the post title alllusion and the acronym RPN without doing a web search.