I’ve never written a review for a phone or tablet app. I really don’t think you need to know what I think of the Facebook or Twitter apps. But beside those, the app on my phone that I have used the most in the last 6 months is called ScriptureTyper.
My heavy use of this app (I probably average an hour a day) has led me to share with you why I use this app and why I would recommend it. This review is unsolicited, uncompensated and unexpected by the ScriptureTyper team.
I bought the ScriptureTyper app with an iTunes gift card for $5.99 at the recommendation of the director of my college ministry. Because of the giftcard, I was willing to try it out…this was my first paid app. They also have an app for Android devices (I haven’t tried it as I don’t think Google will accept an iTunes giftcard in payment), and a free online application on their website.
In college, I really got into memorizing Bible verses using a verse pack (like mini index cards), walking around campus. That worked great for me then, but since then I had struggled with keeping consistent in memorizing and review.
I’ve always found the intimacy with God’s Word that Bible memorization provides encouraging, so I tried out this app to see if it might help me become more consistent.
You can guess when I say that I spend an hour or more a day using this app, that it has. This is because my phone is always with me, and it gives me a better use of those few minutes of downtime than scrolling through my Facebook feed. Because it can take me less than a minute to review a verse, it’s as easy as the verse pack was…but less cumbersome.
While I would recommend supplementing the ScriptureTyper system as far as initial memory of a verse (I usually go through a verse initially an additional 10 times, but may add to that), it’s absolutely the best thing for reviewing verses. It will queue up the verses to review based on how many times you’ve reviewed it previously and how long it has been since that last review. Basically, it handles the system, so you get to focus on going down the line, reviewing as many or few verses as you have time to.
At first I thought it might take me some time to get all my old verse pack verses in the ScriptureTyper system, but that is really easy. The app will import the verse if you tell it the reference and the version.
Whether or not you’ve ever made a plan to memorize Bible verses before, I would recommend this app if you do not currently have an app or system that works for you. If you want to try it out, you can use the free online version to get a hang for how it behaves before you make the small investment.
If you have any questions (about this app, or just Bible memorization in general), I’m happy to answer them!