Using my iPad as a pastor for the last three years has sent me on a journey. I've spent countless hours roaming the iTunes App Store looking for the next app that will make my iPad better than ever. After trying many different apps, I have compiled a list of my favorite iPad apps for ministry. These are the ones I believe every iPad-packing pastor needs. By Brandon Hilgemann
Day One Journal - Day One has won various app awards for a reason. It is the best app for journaling. If you are not into journaling, consider using Day One for recording prayer requests. Another great use: recording your reflections and insights, so you can pull those thoughts for sermon preparation later.
Evernote - Never forget anything again. This is the best note-taking app hands down. I use Evernote for keeping a database of every sermon I have ever preached. I also use it to capture random ideas for sermons, illustrations, and blog posts. Evernote helps you capture great ideas before you forget them.
Penultimate - Penultimate is a hand-written note taking app created by the folks at Evernote. Because it is owned by Evernote, as soon as you are done taking your notes, it automatically saves them into a designated Evernote folder. I love using this app for taking notes in meetings. Call me old school, but I find that typing on an iPad during a meeting seems obnoxious. People don't know if you are sending email, surfing the web, or actually paying attention. So I use Penultimate along with a good stylus to write meeting notes by hand, that are later searchable in Evernote.
DropBox - Dropbox is an amazing hard drive in the cloud. Dropbox syncs with your computer so you can easily drag and drop any file into it. Then, you can pull these files up ...