As we delve into the Digital Age, we can dangerously grow too comfortable with the amount of platforms and applications we allow into our lives on a daily basis. With screen time growing, and our attention spans declining, this warning only becomes more urgent.
With that being said, I believe that the digital space can, and already is being used for good. The question is, will we reduce our stewardship of of this space to meaningless distractions, or use it in a way to add value to our lives?
My hope for sharing this brief list of applications is to give you insight on what I allow into my mind on a daily basis, it might not all be helpful for you, but I quite enjoy the following:
The VSCO app is not only a tool for crafting, editing, and curating photographs, it also is a great resource for connecting with other creatives, sharing ideas, and harnessing inspiration. With the additions of VSCOx and VSCO Messages, VSCO has become a must-have application for those that crave beautiful art and conversation.
2) The New Yorker
If you are a fan of The New Yorker magazine, you really must be using their iOS application. The eloquence, insight, and wit of one of America’s greatest magazines is available in the palm of your hand.
I love Kickstarter because it is a microscope into what the makers, creators, artists, and doers of our world are up to. We can get a look into what they are trying to disrupt, innovate, or create on a daily basis. We learn about what they are passionate about and if we’re passionate about it too, we can support them financially.
4) ESV Bible
The Bible app but better. It’s in the ESV (Extra Spiritual Version). Kidding.
In all seriousness, this app has helped me flourish in my faith. With free Bible reading plans, note taking capabilities, audio readings, and so much more, it is difficult to measure just how much this platform has matured me.
5) Desiring God: Sermon
The Desiring God Sermon application is simple, yet powerful. With daily sermons, lessons, and messages straight from John Piper. This application will do you a great service.
I hope this list has been beneficial. If you have any apps you’d like to share with me, please let me know.