I have used this very Catholic app for a few years, as well as taken my older kids through their first reconciliations with it. It is customized based on age, that is why I was confident on giving it to my kids as a helpful aid to help them through their first confession (both at the age of 8). This Catholic app continues to get great reviews and has proved itself over and over again for me. By the way, each profile can be password protected, so you can share your device without worrying that your list will be seen by others.
It has helped my to be more thorough, but more than that, it helped me to be prepared for the sacrament, instead of just trying to remember sins of the past. It goes through each of the commandments at a depth appropriate for the user. I really have gotten good use from this app and recommend it completely, it is worth it. The developer has put in updates and continued to keep the app up to date.
UPDATED for 2016 :
With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, this app invites Catholics to prayerfully prepare for and participate in the Rite of Penance. Individuals who have been away from the sacrament for some time will find Confession: A Roman Catholic App to be a useful and inviting tool.
The text of this Catholic app was developed in collaboration with Rev. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Rev. Daniel Scheidt, pastor of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mishawaka, IN. The app received an imprimatur from Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne ‚Äì South Bend. It is the first known imprimatur to be given for an iPhone/iPad app.
– Custom examination of Conscience based upon age, sex, and vocation (single, married, priest, or religious)
– Multiple user support with password protected accounts
– Ability to add sins not listed in standard examination of conscience
– Confession walkthrough including time of last confession in days, weeks, months, and years
– Choose from 7 different acts of contrition
– Custom interface for iPad
– Full retina display support
Nihil Obstat: Reverend Monsignor Michael Heintz, PhD Censor Liborum Imprimatur: + Kevin C. Rhoades Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend December 17, 2010