11 Apps I use

Update October 2016: I have updated this list to reflect my current most-used apps.

Here are some of the apps that I use on a daily or near-daily basis.  I’ve found a number of them life changing, and most are free.


The Five Minute Journal - A great app to start you with writing a journal daily.  Also helps to improve the mental attitude.

Duolingo – The best language-learning app I have ever used.  Helps me with learning Spanish to better interact with my girlfriend and family.

WhatsApp – I use this to keep in touch with friends and family whilst overseas.  My friends also use this to keep tabs on various competitions we run with each other.

C25K Free – A running app to help you go from the couch to running 5Ks at a time.  I tend to be injury-prone, but I use this when my knees and ankles aren't giving me grief.

Laudate – The best free app on the market for all things Catholic.  Includes two bible translations (Douay-Rheims, NABRE), daily readings for Mass and Saints of the day, the Liturgy of the Hours, Daily Prayers, Rosary prayers, the Stations of the Cross, a Confession app, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and much more!  I use this for easy access to Bibles.

Universalis – an app containing the Catholic daily Mass Readings and the Liturgy of the Hours.  Very easy and enjoyable to use.  It does come at a small cost, but is much cheaper than the circa $400 AUD required to purchase the book versions.  I use this when on the road and doing the liturgy of the hours.

Ref Guide 4 EO - A reference guide on essential oils and how to use them.  Recommended by my sister.  I use it mainly for sleep oils, frankincense and myrrh, which I have easily accessible.  Also good for some foods like ginger.

CommBank App - The banking app I currently use.

Pages - the word processing app I'm currently using for my fiction stories.

Learn Italian - I used this while in Italy to help me with ordering and few other things.

Star Wars commander - For those times when you want to kill time with a game on your phone, I found this one to be the most fun.  Note: I often have to delete this to focus on other tasks, it's that addictive!

The Symbol or Profession of Faith (aka the Nicene Creed)

I believe in one God,
The Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.  God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of theVirgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.  He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God,
the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.