GIA Hymnals app now available on Android

I received this email blast today from GIA. GIA just released the Hymnals app for Android. The iPad app had been previously available. Not available for iPhone. The per-hymnal cost is much more for keyboard and guitar editions than for pew editions. You only get 3 songs free when you download the "free" app. Nice idea but can be quite expensive if your church works from 2 or more hymnals. The digital editions should be half the cost of the print editions, in my opinion. I am sad that GIA does not have RitualSong available –that is our primary hymnal at the Church of Saint Mary in Saint Paul, MN. – RS 

GIA's popular Hymnals app is now available on Android devices

Get it on Google Play    Available on the App Store (Apple iOS)

Hymnals is a remarkable app that brings all the elements of your favorite hymnal—and more—right to your Android device. The app is free—through it you can in–app purchase the hymnals you need.

Through the app, you have access to the best-selling Roman Catholic hymnals from GIA Publications, Inc.

– Gather Third Edition (Pew, Choir, Keyboard, Guitar, C Instrument, and B-flat Instrument)
– Worship Fourth Edition (Pew, Choir, Keyboard, Guitar, C Instrument, and B-flat Instrument)
– Gather Comprehensive Second Edition (Pew and Choir)
– Lead Me Guide Me (Pew and Keyboard)
– Oramos Cantando (Pew and Guitar)
– Guimont Lectionary Psalms

Also available is Faith Alive Christian Resources' - Psalms for All Seasons

Hymnals offers the complete contents of your hymnal in a compact, lightweight form–no more dragging around multiple hymnals and service binders! The app is perfect for choir members or churchgoers. Swipe or tap to easily page through hymns, or create and manage your own Service Lists! The music and words are crystal clear. With Hymnals, you can:

– Download your hymnal via in-app purchase
– Quickly search for hymns by title or hymn number
– Create your own service lists
– Arrange your service list and display it in song order
– Listen to audio samples if available (requires an Internet connection)
– Zoom in or out without blurring
– Annotate the hymns, text and drawing tool
– Easily toggle to full-screen mode to see the entire hymn page
– Turn pages with AirTurn and PageFlip Bluetooth pedals

The free app includes three sample hymns.