The former first counselor of our ward is a coding/programming guy and he created a database with all of our ward’s information on it. Legion are the uses and possibilities. Sadly, the two current counselors and the two clerks are all graphic designers (total coincidence by the way) who are still trying to figure out why the Church doesn’t use Macs, let alone how to utilize the database. There are, however, a couple other technologies we’re putting to work for us.
1) Google Documents: I’ve set up the Sacrament Speaker schedule for the year with the date, topic, space for a name, and space for contact info. This is great for us because both me and the other counselor can access it whenever we find someone to speak without having to contact each other or keep two separate lists. It also serves as a quick reference and record.
2) Google Earth: The Elder’s Quorum presidency united our ward list with Google Earth to allow us to open a map of our ward and have little pins showing where everyone lives. Bugs are still being worked out. I’d like it to have some better indicators for the bishopric’s use such as YM/YW/YSA/EQ/RS or active/semi-active/non-active or democrat/republican/independant (j/k on that last one).
What gadgets are your bishoprics/RS/EQ/youth/primary/SS presidencies using to streamline responsiblities?