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Five Free iPhone Apps for Seventh-Day Adventists

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If you own an iPhone or iPod touch, there are some apps you may want to have in your device. Although not all of these apps are created by SDA, but three of them are. It sort of surprise me because this time the church seems to adopt the hype of mobile application quickly. These apps also get updated quite often so far (and I hope they always will).

I only put three apps of the church that I used most, although there are more apps avaiable in the iTunes store.

1. Bible


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I believe this app (or other version of it) is a must for everyone who profess that they are Seventh Day Adventist. There are a handful number of Bible apps in the iTunes store, but I believe this one by YouVersion is the best of all.

It has a lot of downloadable versions and low light mode that I like very much.

2. Sabbath School

by: Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department


There was a time when I need to download the SS lesson in PDF and open it using a Document viewer app of my iPod touch. Thanks to this Sabbath School app from the SS Dept, I don’t need to do the hassle anymore. I only need to download the lessons every quarter from the app so I can view them offline.

It has all the links to all Sabbath School Study Guides, from Beginner, Primary, to the Adult class. Very nice!

3. EGW Writings

by: Ellen G White Estate, Inc.


What if you can carry the whole Ellen G White writings library around? With the EGW Writings app, you can. It makes everyone’s access to the priceless writings of EGW even easier. I should admit I never finish many of her book other than ‘Education’ and ‘Steps to Christ’ (because those two were required reading in my two college subjects). However, this app makes her writing easily accessible to me anytime, and made me more realize how good her writings are.

It comes with a KJV Bible included. I believe this app can be a favorite app of pastors and evangelist who like to quote the inspired writings.

4. Beliefs

by: Hye Multimedia Ministries LLC


Whenever some people ask you what are the doctrines SDA believes in, you can open this app and read everyting about the 28 SDA fundamental beliefs to them. It is not the full version of the book we all know, but rather a brief description of each doctrine and Bible verses that support it. It is very handy and simple app that can refresh our faith anytime we need it.

5. Sunrise Sunset

by: Brett Cato


Whenever you’re not sure what time the Sabbath starts? Just set your location in this app and it will show you the sunset in where you are at that particular date. It is not 100% accurate but it really get close to it.

The app is really useful if you are living in a place where the sunset time can change quite dramatically due to the seasonal change or daylight savings time.


As more and more people get mobile device, we will see more and more mobile apps. Other than iPhone, the next big name in mobile device now is Android, and I believe some of these apps have their Android version available as well. I’m happy that the church sees the opportunity of spreading the Bible through this media.

If you know other apps that can be useful for the Christian life, please let me know and write on the comments below. 😀

18 thoughts on “Five Free iPhone Apps for Seventh-Day Adventists”

  1. Barry says:

    Thank for the article this was a very good site to find these apps. I am new to the iphone and it has been a good purchase because I can listen to podcasts on the way to work.

    1. djitz says:

      Hi Barry,

      You’re welcome! 😀 Glad you enjoy your iPhone and these apps.
      God bless.. 🙂

  2. Rich DuBose says:

    Hi. This is a great page. I wanted to let you know about SpiritRenew. It provides devotional and family resources and is produced by the Pacific Union Conference. It is available as an iPhone and DROID app (also an iPad version).

    1. djitz says:

      Hi Rich, thanks for the info about SpiritRenew, I’ve downloaded the app and I’ll write the review soon. 😀

  3. Beth says:

    Thanks for the info! I really like the Sabbath school app.
    Amazing facts has a nice app to called AF mobile.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Joshua de Gracia says:

    Thanks for the apps. ‘twil help me much.
    Long lives programmer’s of God.

  5. Emmanuel says:

    Is there any free Adventist Hymnal out there? Thanks for your list.

    1. djitz says:

      @ Emmanuel, I don’t think there is one yet now.

  6. Brenton says:

    there is a hymnal app but it’s not free.. I assume for copyright reasons.

    however it does have downlaodable midi versions of the hymns, some mp3 verisons of the hymns and even sheet music (useless unless you have an ipad).

    the same app is also available for android but has not had favorable reviews.

    android app versions of those apps mentioned above are.. EGW writings (available now in a number of different languages), the hymn book, Sabbath school (available in English and Spanish), the bible (I prefer olive tree as it lets me put two translations side-by-side). Also “the record” is available for Adventists in Australia, there are also other android apps for Adventist Media.

  7. Garfield Morrison says:

    You missed one app: The SDA Hymnal

    1. Trijito Santoso says:

      @Garfield, it’s not free. 🙂

  8. Jacqueline says:

    the voice of porpoecy app

  9. Juliet says:

    This is great. I have EGW on CD, now it’s on my iPad. Thanks!!!

  10. Gerson says:

    I am so sad the beliefs app is not available for my country Angola

  11. bashee says:

    How do I download the lesson study for every quarter, with the Sabbath School app?

    1. Trijito Santoso says:

      I haven’t use the SS app for quite a long time, so there could be changes. But I remember when the lesson is loaded when there is internet connection, I then checked the check box on the top right. This will download the lesson and makes it available even if I’m not online.

      In other case, you can always download the PDF files from

  12. SIMONS PATRICK says:

    as a Adventist,this is the best I ever discovered,keep up the good and Holy work,I pray that G-d will help and bless you abundantly by doing so

  13. Fountainview Academy says:

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