I have previously reviewed the WordPress plugin PrayerEngine and SeriesEngine here on the site. GroupsEngine is from the same developers. This is a great solution for any church wanting to share their available small groups on their WordPress-based website. At Cornerstone, we use ChurchTeams to do this, but Churchteams is a full-blown church management system. GroupsEngine is much cheaper, costing a
There are several free stock photo sites available now, but I’ve always had trouble keeping track of all the different sites. I ran across the Zoommy app for Windows and Mac computers, and it is a great bargain at $3.99. It lets you search and sort through hundreds of photos that are available for free use. If you need photos
Mailbox has been my main email app on my phone for a long time now. On my Mac, I typically use AirMail 2. Occasionally, I see a new email app that gets me interested. I’ve been playing around with two new apps that both look great. Spark Spark is a new free app by Readdle that is customizable and powerful. I used
Last year, the Cornerstone Worship team and several of our friends recorded a live night of worship at Cornerstone. It was an experiment to see if we could record a live Worship CD, and it turned out great. We were able to utilize our Presonus Studiolive digital sound board to record each instrument and microphone separately to our iMac computer
During the Apple Keynote address in October, I saw a preview of a cool new video app for the iPhone. For church this week, I needed to make videos for our recent Nicaragua Mission Trip and for our Youth Camp, so I had my chance to try it out. If you use your phone for photos and videos, this is
Back in January, I shared about PictureLife, a new service we started using to backup and collect all our family photos and videos. So far, we have really liked it and enjoyed it, despite the $15 per month fee we are paying for the storage we need. However, I think that’s about to change. Just a few days ago, Google came out
Every week I read about new security vulnerabilities for websites. In this past week, there have been several reported for WordPress. Since I highly recommend WordPress for churches, how can you keep your website safe from attack? Here are a few basics (most of these are especially important for WordPress) Choose strong passwords – In today’s age, every password you
The Apple Watch is definitely interesting, but how does it really work in everyday life? I like this review by The Verge because it brings up interesting points. Do we really need to be more connected? Does a smartwatch make you treat others rudely? I like my Pebble watch, but I have learned to turn off most of the notifications.
Does your church provide internet access? That’s a question every church needs to think through. We encourage people to use the Bible app to follow along our sermon notes, so we really want people to stay connected. We also have a mobile app that we encourage people to download, so Internet access is a tool we use to help reach
All my friends who work with bands or in churches with live audio will appreciate this. Check out the GaffGun. It tapes down audio, video, and electrical cords in seconds. Gaffing tape is durable and it doesn’t leave a residue, so it works great to tape down cords. I can think of a lot of times where this would have worked great.
Every now and then, you come across an app that really works and fills a need. This is one of those apps. If you ever need to email or send a document, forget the scanner and just use this app. It’s quick, it’s easy to use, and it does a great job capturing multi-page pdf files, receipts, and business cards.