For this week’s Android Christian App of the Week I went in search of a prayer journal. When you search for prayer journal in the Android Market, you will get several results, however, most of them are paid applications and most do not have the greatest reviews. Not finding anything that suited my needs I kept searching. This is when I stumbled across Prayer List.
Sometimes developers try to make their applications do so many different things that they tend to lose focus and become too complicated. This will generally result in an application that is not intuitive and not user-friendly. This is not what you want when it comes to a prayer journal. This is one area in which simpler is better. A prayer journal needs to be easy to use and intuitive. This is the description of Prayer Time. One look at this application and you can immediately tell that the author of this application developed this to fill a need in his own life. Unlike prayer journal applications that are developed to make money, this one just works.
When you open Prayer List you are immediately struck by its simplicity. You know exactly what you need to do to record a prayer. Click the button, fill in a title or category, type the prayer and post. That’s it. This app is so simple there is not a settings menu to be found. You really don’t need it.
I really like the way you can expand and contract the individual prayer requests on the home screen without having to go to the edit screen. (if you didn’t figure this out already, just click on the little arrow next to each prayer.) Another great addition is the ability to mark a prayer as unanswered by clicking on the check box while on the answered screen. This is handy for reverting an accidentally tagged request.
If you are looking for an application that allows you to sort your prayer needs, or one that allows you multiple follow-ups using different dates, then you may want to look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a simple, easy to use application that allows you to keep track of your prayer list, along with marking individual items as they are answered, then look no further. Prayer List is the application you are looking for.
There is certainly some room for this application to grow, but I would hesitate to add too many features. This is one case where the KISS method works really well. At least for my simple mind, the simple application does everything that I need it to do.
- Prayer List
- Author: Blake Smith
- Android Market
- Description:A simple, no frills prayer list app to keep track of active prayers and answered prayers.* Add prayers and update existing ones
* Mark prayers as answered
* See how long it took for a prayer to be answered* This was a personal project that I decided to share with others. Hope you like it!