The Siddur and Zmanim app is one example. It does everything short of praying for you. Choose your nusach (the version of the prayers), and you’re on your way with prayers customized for the day.
Plus, it comes with all sorts of extras, like:
a mizrach compass
local zmanim (mandatory times) for davening
It even includes the Minyan Now app, which helps you put together a minyan dynamically wherever you are: park, airport, event, etc.
International and cross-country flights wreak havoc on davening times. And on a fast day, you can actually fly in and out of the fast.
Enter your flight info into this super-cool app, and it will calculate your in-flight zmanim and send you a pdf with the times.
Tehilim for iPhone & Android
Abraham’s Legacy Tehillim app is a unique Social Network for Prayers. Now you can easily and efficiently complete Tehillim - Psalms - תהילים in real-time with people from around the world thousands of times a day with a click of a button.
Shabbat Shalom for iPhone & Android
The Shabbat Shalom app will allow you to quickly check the candle lighting times, havdalah times, and Parsha for the week in any location in the world. This comes in handy when you quickly want to know when Shabbos is or if you want to know if it is too late to call your in-laws in Israel. Just flip through the different cities and countries, to see what the local time is and what time they start or finish Shabbos.
CalJ is an all-in-one Jewish calendar app. Aside from the all-important integrated Jewish-Gregorian calendar and scheduler, it includes zmanim, Shabbos and holiday times, and event reminders. This app does it all.
Then there’s Shabbat.com. Shabbat.com is a Jewish social network that connects members worldwide for Shabbos hosting, plus events, jobs, dating, and more. Never spend Shabbos alone again! Whether you join as a guest or a host, you’ll make connections with Jews from all over. Maybe you’ll find a long lost relative. It’s Jewish geography on steroids.
Kosher Food Apps
You can find kosher food wherever you are with Kosher Near Me. The app searches your area for all the kosher restaurants, grocery stores, and takeout. Plus, it includes reviews and online ordering.
Kosher GPS can also find kosher restaurants, in addition to minyanim and a mikvah. According to their tagline, it’s a one-stop service.
Kosher GPS is only available in the US, England, France, Amsterdam, Australia, and Canada so far.
And, kosher shoppers, here’s one for you:
Have you ever stared longingly at a product on the shelf, but not recognized the kosher symbol? Now you can take a picture, and
The Kosher App will give you all the info you need about the kosher certification. So far, there’s only an iOS version, but it’s fairly new, so Android users stay tuned!
Jewish Learning Apps
We’re not just the people of the Book, we’re the people of many, many books, some very large and heavy.
But they all fit into your phone now with Sefaria. Sefaria’s library of Jewish texts includes Tanach, Talmud, commentaries, and more, with many translated. It’s super useful to students and teachers. And you can seriously impress your friends by finding obscure sources with the search feature.
TorahAnytime delivers exactly that. It gives audio or video access to an incredible array of speakers on countless topics, many streamed live.
Apps for Jewish Kids
Jewish kids need Jewish apps too!
The Bedtime Shema app for kids can smooth out the wrinkles in your bedtime routine with fun, interactive reminders, customizable for boys or girls.
And you probably already know about PJ Library, which sends Jewish books to Jewish children around the world.
The PJ Library App streams interactive Jewish music videos, on-demand music, and featured kid musicians to your children.
Well, how could you possibly live without its Jewish emojis, animated stickers, and GIFS? You’ll have the perfect emoji for mazel tov messages, WhatsApp conversations, and holiday emails.
And if you haven’t found an app on our list that speaks to you, no worries! The world of apps is constantly evolving and updating, revolutionizing our lives 24/6.
Jewish Music Apps