RosaryPlus Takes the Rosary to a New Level

In the course of my search for the perfect rosary app, I have downloaded and tried dozens. So far, only three have made the cut to “Essential” level, and only iRosary remains of the three that were on the list when I wrote that article.

But now, thanks to the new RosaryPlus iOS app from St. Clement ePress, I might just have a real contender for that ever-elusive perfect rosary app. (Well, on second thought, it might be a tie with iRosary.)

What I love about RosaryPlus:

It’s easy to use.

Though I think it should be required, I find that many rosary apps are not intuitively easy to use, even for me, a wannabe techie and an admitted rosary geek. RosaryPlus IS easy to use: you tap the beads to pray. Period. It’s that easy. And when you need help, it’s easy to find.

It’s beautiful.

There’s something about praying a rosary that makes me long for beauty, especially when I’m staring at a glowing screen for my inspiration. This app delivers. Not only is there artwork with each decade, but the whole layout is pleasing and lovely.

There’s scripture included.

It is part of every decade, and you can decide whether you use it or not. You don’t have to click back and forth; it’s just there for you to use.

There’s more than just a rosary.

Not only do you get to pray the rosary, but there’s background material about the rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, as well as options to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the St. Michael Chaplet.

Bonus features with RosaryPlus:

The Divine Mercy Chaplet

And not just a “here, use your rosary for another prayer” tie-in, either: this is its own set of screens, its own color palette, its own section of the app. I’m not sure I have ever seen the DM Chaplet so well done in an app!

The St. Michael Chaplet

I have a tremendous devotion to St. Michael, but I have never prayed this chaplet. I have a whole list of excuses, but they’re no good now. This section of the app is built completely for the St. Michael Chaplet and there’s nothing to figuring out how it works and how to pray it. It’s beautifully done.

Your Turn:

What’s YOUR favorite rosary app? Because, you know, I’m rather addicted to them…

Copyright © 2012, Sarah Reinhard

Sarah Reinhard

Sarah Reinhard

Sarah Reinhard continues to be shocked and delighted that her life as a grown-up involve horses, writing, and sparkly dress shoes. In her work in the New Evangelization as a Catholic wife, mom, writer, parish employee, and catechist, she’s learned a lot of lessons, had a lot of laughs, and consumed mass amounts of coffee. She’s online at and, and is the author of a number of books.

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