The Ultimate List of Awesome Apps for Christians

Updated for 2020

Our team at Twelve has compiled a list of top-notch apps to help you grow in your knowledge and relationship with God. There are sooo many great apps out there, so it is hard to showcase all of them, but we tried to narrow this list down to apps that are well designed, content rich, super practical, & well rated.

Please note that just because we are featuring an app, does not mean we endorse every aspect of the people, companies, etc. creating the app or content.

Categories

Bibles

  • Top Pick

    Bible by YouVersion

    With over 400 million downloads, this is by far one of the most popular bible apps in the world. It includes all the core reading features (highlight, bookmark, notes, etc.) you could want, plus content plans to help you dive into different topics.

  • Spark Bible

    Spark Bible is not only really well designed, but it also connects readers with additional learning resources that correlate with each chapter of the Bible.

  • Logos

    Logos is jam-packed with all of the expected study tools and features, but also allows you to dive deep into word studies & original manuscripts. We're big fans of their tab browsing functionality which allows you to open as many resources or bibles as you want side by side.

  • Bible App by Olive Tree

    Olive Tree stood out to us because they allow you to access an immense library of curated resources as you read through scripture.

  • Parallel Plus Bible

    The Parallel Bible optimizes itself for Greek & Hebrew word studies, allowing you to do a quick, side-by-side comparison of different bible versions.

  • Bible.is

    This audio-based bible translates scripture into over 1,300 lanuguages & offers many dynamic readings of scripture you don't want to miss. You can also create & share custom playlists of scripture passages.

  • Holy Bible

    This iOS-only app is beautifully designed, simple to use, & easily customized to fit your reading preferences. For example, font sizes, margins, line spacing, etc. are all customizable.

Reading Plans

  • Top Pick

    Read Scripture

    This is an incredible year-long reading plan developed by Crazy Love Ministries (Francis Chan). It integrates the Bible Project's must-watch videos that give context & explain themes for each book of the bible.

  • Bible in One Year

    This is a very simple & well-designed app. Each day, it gives you a Psalm or Proverb, and a New & Old Testament reading, which provides a nice cadence & variety to read through the bible in a year.

  • He Reads Truth

    Choose between their popular "Bible in Year" reading plan or one of their many thoughtfully designed reading plans with new content added daily. They've also created beautiful lock screen and background art featuring scripture that you can download for free.

  • She Reads Truth

    This app provides the same kinds of content & functionality as He Reads Truth, except is written by & for women specifically. Some reading plans also include study books for small groups you can order separately if desired.

  • Through The Word App

    This app offers a unique audio experience & guide for each chapter of the bible. Their daily listening plans are only 10 minutes long, which makes it easy to follow along each day.

Discipleship

  • Top Pick

    Twelve

    Twelve is a super simple app to encourage each other to read the word of God daily. Each day you can snap a photo or screenshot of what you read in scripture to share in a private group with friends.

  • First 5

    This app by Proverbs 31 Ministries is known for their great devotional content, but you can also create a private group to share about what you're reading in an Instagram-like feed.

Listen & Learn

  • Top Pick

    RefNet Christian Radio

    RefNet, an outreach of Ligonier, is a 24-hour Christian radio featuring biblical preaching, bible readings, news, & music. Just click play to start your on-air experience.

  • Grace to You

    With this app, you can access thousands of hours of in-depth bible teaching by John MacArthur. Content is organized by books of the bible & topics, including articles, study guides, & more.

  • FaithPlay

    FaithPlay is a podcast app that gives you access to some of the best sermons & messages from a wide range of speakers & theologians. Chances are, if you're looking for audio content by a specific speaker, you'll find it here.

  • Ask Pastor John

    This simple app by John Piper gives you access to his library of audio clips, where Piper answers tough theological & pastoral questions.

  • Enduring Word Commentary

    This robust, 11,000-page commentary gives a verse-by-verse breakdown of scripture. It's a great free resource to have handy when you're digging into the word. Each bible chapter is oulitined by biblical topic.

  • The Gospel Coalition

    TGC app has amassed a ton of biblically informed essays, interviews, videos, podcasts, & more. It's constantly being updated with new content that responds to current conversations & events happening around the world.

  • Note

    There are so many other wonderful, doctrinally sound teachers, pastors, & commentators who have created apps to access their content. We highlighted a few favorites for this section, but it's definitely not a comprehensive list.

Watch

  • Top Pick

    RightNow Media

    RightNow Media is the world's largest library of bible study video resources. You can search by topic, books of the bible, author, age, etc.

  • The Chosen

    This new, highly produced TV series not only dramatizes the life of Jesus, but also captures the humanity & backstory of the characters surrounding him.

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Education

  • Top Pick

    MasterLectures

    Brought to you by Zondervan Academic, this app is packed with exclusive educational videos designed for accessible academic study. Choose from a wide variety of topics to study, such as biblical history, Greek, & biblical interpretation. You can try it for free, but it does require a subscription.

  • BiblicalTraining

    With this app, you'll get access to over 2,100 hours of biblical education & classes from top academics & lecturers.

Prayer

  • Top Pick

    Echo

    Echo is a simple yet powerful app designed to help you keep a consistent rhythm of prayer. You can use the app to keep track of & organize your prayers. You can also share prayers with friends & send them encouraging notes to follow up on their prayer requests.

  • QuietTime

    This is a well-designed app with an appealing UI that walks you through four main rhythms each day: reading a passage, listening to a devotional, taking time for reflection, & praying. Basically, it's a one-stop shop for a meaningful, focused, personal quiet time.

  • Daily Prayer App

    This prayer app uniquely structures prayer rhythms around four times each day. For each of these prayer times, the app gives you template prayers & scriptures to reference if you would like.

Meditation

  • Top Pick

    Pray.com Prayer & Sleep Bible

    With this app, you can access over 1,500 masterfully produced audio segments, including bible readings, prayer plans, & dynamic story telling.

  • Dwell

    Dwell's Spotify-like experience allows you to browse & play popular passages or curated scripture-based playlists. You can even customize the voice & background music to enhance scripture meditation.

  • Abide

    This is a meditation app to relieve anxiety, & promote sleep & relaxation with a focus on scripture. Choose between 2, 5, 10, & 15 minute guided meditations.

  • Soultime Christian Meditation

    Soultime is unique in that it offers AI-driven meditation plans. They've designed check-ins & personality tests to customize your experience based on your moods & needs.

Scripture Memorization

  • Top Pick

    Verses

    This app helps you memorize scripture with games. These games build recall skills & keep you motivated with streaks. You can also add friends to private groups & share your progress.

  • Verses for Life

    This app organizes verses into flash card packs for easy memorization. Each pack is curated around a topic, such as faith, peace, prayer, etc.

Miscellaneous

  • Top Pick

    New City Catechism

    This is a beautifully designed app to learn the 52 core doctrines of Christian faith via questions and answers. Each Q&A pair includes a short devo commentary written by prominent theologians.

  • Zion

    Zion's mission is to connect Christians within the workplace. It's a great way to meet & encourage fellow brothers & sisters in your industry.

  • Bible App for Kids

    This YouVersion app for kids is designed to cultivate a lifelong love of God's word through engaging animations, interactive activities, & storytelling. It's easy-to-use & features kid-friendly navigation for kids ages 4 & up.

  • What would you add to our list?

    Send your recommendations to hello@twelve.bible!