By 36Pixels LLC
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LDS plan is for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) to help manage their home teaching and visiting teaching. It will do just about everything for you except teach the lesson and drive the car. LDS plan will schedule your appointments for you, no phone calls needed. It will report for you, no phone calls needed. It also sends reminders to you, your companion, and your families before each appointment.
LDS plan is free service found at www.LDSplan.com. Your companion and families do not need this app for it to work for you. They can use any device with internet access and interact with you via LDSplan.com. The app is used for scheduling on a mobile device, but is not required for responding.
LDS plan uses email to contact your families and companion. Each month you submit the days and times when you are available to go home or visiting teaching. When you click “submit,” LDS plan sends emails to everyone asking them to select dates and times within the days you have submitted. After everyone has responded, including your companion, LDS plan compiles that information to determine dates and times which are convenient for everyone. The goal is to get all of your appointments on the same day and at times when your companion is also available. Once it determines the best dates and times you receive an email asking you to confirm these times. And that is it! Your appointments are set.
A couple days before each appointment, LDS plan automatically sends emails out to you, your companion, and your families. This will happen without any effort on your part.
Reporting could not be any easier. After each appointment you get an email requesting a report. You can say you did or did not see them and add a note if you would like. LDS plan uses email addresses to identify people. All you need is the email address of the person you report to. When you submit his or her email address, that person is automatically given access to your reports from then on.
LDS plan can make life much easier and reporting more effective for those in a leadership position. When your companionships are using LDS plan to schedule and report on their appointments, you can log in at any time and see their progress. This means real time reporting. You don’t have to wait until next month before you know how this month is going. Effective leaders keep an eye on the reports to see mid-month who is likely not to be seen and then schedule their visits to those people rather than making duplicate visits. If someone in your stewardship does not want to use the scheduling feature, it isn’t required. They can still use it to report and keep things all in one place for you!
What's New in Version 2.4
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Good idea, poor execution
I first became aware of LDS Plan as a website. Using it online was a cinch, and it helped me overcome a personal hurdle to getting my home teaching started, namely making contact to schedule times. The first iteration of the app was okay, but there has been no improvement in the functionality since then, and in fact it has become worse with time. Additionally, I paid for this app before it was a free app; now I am accosted by advertising, with no option of getting rid of ads. I WAS happy to have paid and see the developers improve their product over time. Now I want to seek another solution from someone else.
Organizing appt is a cinch.
After I got to know my VT, I sent them the appt requests thru this app. I got answers back within 2 days from both my VT's. I wish I can enter a time range for my availability rather than start time. I asked them if they felt impersonal, but they thought it was okay.
Reporting was easy, too, except my supervisor never got them. I'll ask her to check the junk folder next time.
When adding the info, it'd be nice to access the contacts - phone or Lds tools.
It does get buggy quite occasionally.
It would be nice to have it pull my contact information from my current contacts list so all that information doesn't have to be re-entered. Other than that the concept seems good if you accept it for what it is - a scheduling tool, not a personal contact replacement tool. Why do you think the church is using multimedia for missionary work instead knocking on doors so much.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Oct 03, 2013
- Version: 2.4
- Size: 2.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: 36Pixels LLC
- © LDS plan
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.