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A screen displaying lyrics and Bible texts is more or less replacing printed material at most places of worship. Depending on how it is used, the screen can be a purposeful aid or an unfortunate distraction. Choosing the right software to run the slides is therefore an important decisiontosupporttheworshipenvironment.Ifyoureonatightbudget,heresalistof14free options in no particular order that offer a variety of features to suit your church presentation needs: 1.Exposong Sporting a clean and userfriendly interface, Exposong handles the OpenLyrics data format, thereby providing compatibility with alternative opensource lyrics applications. Supports lyrics, alerts, images, timers, set management, library import/export, compatibility with OpenSong & SongSelect files, songbook printing etc. No video features yet. Runs on Windows and Ubuntu Debian. 2.EasySlides KnownasEasislidesearlier,thisfreewaresupports3monitors,somusiciansonstagecanhave their own screen to follow the lyrics. Supports lyric display in 2 languages for multilingual services, video playback including live camera feed integration, chords storage, alerts, searchable Bible, songbook creation and more. Does not allow onthefly slide edits though. Windowsonly. 2.Datasoul Datasoul is a cross platform (Windows, Linux and Mac) freeware that supports display of text, images and video, nice formatting options, alerts, video backgrounds (file and live feed) and separate output for the main screen and stage. It can handle lyrics, chords, transposition and evenguitartabsapartfromlaunchingPDF,PPTandOpenOfficefiles.Anothercoolfeatureisits abilitytoexportapresentationtoPDF.TherearealsotoolsavailabletoimportPowerPointand OpenOfficepresentationsandsongsfromEasyWorship. 5.SingandRead2 ThisisaWindowsonlyfreewarefordisplayingsongs,hymns,Biblepassages,notices&orders of service and dual monitor output. Its unique feature is using MSNetMeeting to broadcast a presentationovertheInternet. 5.Songview

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Apart from standard features like lyrics, chords, Bible, alerts, handling PowerPoint files, Songview can also track song use history for CCLI reporting and display chords for the musiciansonstageasaseparateoutput.Songviewisalsoportableandcanbeinstalledandrun fromaUSBstick.Windowsonly. Marty 6.Quelea Quelea is a cross platform (Windows and Linux) projection program that can get you started quicklywithyoursonglibraryasitallowsimportingsongsfromvarioussourcesliketheKingsway onlinelibrary,survivorsongbooks and source songbooks. Its also compatible with the Zefania Bible format to import a wide variety of Bibles. Supports lyrics, transposition of chords, PowerPoint,Videoplaybackandmore. 7.Zionworx ZionworxcomeswithintegratedBiblesandasongdatabase,greattextformattingoptions,CCLI compliance, service list creation, PowerPoint integration and more. It does not handle chords though.ItsuniquefeatureistheabilitytoconnecttoBibleGateway.comtodownloadanddisplay Biblepassagesonthefly.Windowsonly. 8.Dreambeam Thisopensourceprogramsupportsduallanguagedisplay,setlistmanagement,video,flash& image file display, Bibles (integrated with the SWORD project) and good media management tools.Nosupportforchords.Windowsonly. 9.OpenSong A simple program that supports storing of lyrics with chords (includes key transposition also), searchable Bible, alerts, dual monitors, creation of printable lead sheets etc. However, two disadvantageswithOpenSongareitsinabilitytoallowslideeditsduringtheslideshowandlack ofvideoplayback.OpenSongisavailableforWindows,MacandLinux. 10.PowerWorship ThisisanaddonforMSPowerPointforthosewhoarestillstucktoPowerPointforsomeweird reason. It provides a library to create and maintain lyric files. A setlist can be created by selecting songs from the library and on the click of a button, Power Worship will create a PowerPointpresentationforthesetlistwithuserdefinedbackgrounds,fontsetc.PowerWorship isavailableforWindowsandMac.ApartfromPowerPoint,thereisanOpenOfficeversionalso available.PowerWorshipisnolongerfree,youcantryChordChartWizardinstead. 11.Openlp Astandardandpopularfreewareopensourceprogramwithloadsoffeaturesformanagingand displaying songs, Bible verses, images, videos (not video backgrounds though), alerts, Bible import from CSV files, CCLI/SongSelect integration, PowerPoint file import and more. It even facilitateslinkingsongstoaudiofilesforuseasbackingtracks.OpenlpisavailableforWindows, Mac,Ubuntu,Fedora,ArchLinuxandFreeBSD. 12.Powersong Powersong is an easy to learn presentation tool that comes with multiple databases with song categorization, extensive text formatting, Bible support, realtime song editing, setlist building, alertsandmore.Doesnotsupportvideothough.Windowsonly. 13.SNAPProjection ThissimpleprogramapartfromregularsongmanagementfeaturesalsoworkswithPowerPoint slides slides created in PowerPoint can be used in SNAP Projection to present them. Allows editing/correctingslidesrealtimeandsetmanagement.Windowsonly. 14.Asaph Asaphisnolongerinactivedevelopmentbutthefreewareisstillavailablefordownloadthrough CNET. It can manage song databases, publish songsheets/booklets and generate presentationsforworship.Windowsonly. Checkout6moreFREEchurchpresentationsoftware! Whichpresentationprogramdoyouuseinyourchurch?Wouldyouliketorecommend anyadditionstothislist? gosh!..sotrue!:D..Ilovethissite! 11SignsofaMessedUpWorship Leader~VOTIVEPRAISE3 weeksago

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Sircaniaskwhichofthesesoftwaresisthebest??wejustrecentlybuyamonitor forourchurch.

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JEK 19daysago

IsuggestustartwithOpenSong,it'sthesimplestofthelot.Onceuget familiarwithusingit,ucantrytheothersandseewhichonesuitsyour specificneeds.

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Jebas amonthago

whichchurchpresentationsoftwareisbestforTamilLanguage?

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Jebas amonthago

IrespondedtouviaFacebook.Onceyouhavethelanguagepackinstalled,I thinkmostoftheseprogramswillsupportTamil. I'vesuccessfullyusedTamilonOpenSongandVideoPsalmsofar.

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Verseview 3monthsago

PleasecheckVerseVIEW(verseview.info).ItisafreeBibleandSonglyrics presentationtool.
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Verseview 3monthsago

Looksgood,willmentionitinapostsoon.

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Verseview GangaiVictor 3monthsago

Thankyou.AlsothesoftwaresuitehasAndroidandiOSapps.

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Verseview 3monthsago

That'sacoolwaytodifferentiatefromthecrowd,willcheckit out!

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Philip 3monthsago

Iwouldliketoknowwhichoneistheeasiesttouse?

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Philip 3monthsago

OpenSongisthesimplestinmyopinion.

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Sam 4monthsago

DearBrotherstrythissoftwaretoo...itsAwsome.. http://verseview.info/versevie...

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Sam 4monthsago

Sure,willcheckitout.

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Rodger 4monthsago

therewebsiteis:www.worshipextreme.com

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Rodger 4monthsago

Iwroteaboutworshipextreme@churchmag,ucancheckitout:

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Iwroteaboutworshipextreme@churchmag,ucancheckitout: http://churchm.ag/worshipextr...

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Rodger 4monthsago

WeuseWorshipExtreme,theyhaveafreeversionandproversionisreallycheap.

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Phill 6monthsago

OpenLPalsosupportstheOpenLyricsformat.

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PeterForrest 7monthsago

HasanyonetriedFreeWorship(http://www.freeworship.org.uk)?It'sfairlyrecently outandsupportsvideos,song,bibles,images.Wehavebeenusingitforages.

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PeterForrest 7monthsago

ThanksPeter,includedinthesequeltothispost:http://goo.gl/qreXw

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XeriaSantos 7monthsago

Thelinkforhttp://www.dreambeam.de/isabrokenlink. AlsoItwouldbenicetoexplainwhichbibleversionsthesesoftwareinclude.

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BenjaminBrightson 10monthsago

easyworship,propresenter,mediascout,easislides

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BenjaminBrightson 10monthsago

ThanksforsharingBenjamin.

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WBCMediaDirector 10monthsago

WeuseLiveWorshipforourpresentationsoftware,andit'squitesimpletouseand setup.

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WBCMediaDirector 10monthsago

Niceone,butthisarticleisforfreetools:)

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RaoulSnyman ayearago

PleasenotethatOpenLPis/opensourcesoftware/not"freeware".

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RaoulSnyman 5monthsago

thanks,updated

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Dan 2yearsago

Ineedsoftwaretorunoffalaptop(Windows)forchildren'schurchthatcanbasically playvideofileswithsound.Whichofthesewoulddothatwhilebeingsimpleand possiblyuselessresources?(Iwillnotbeusingdualscreenseither.)

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Dan ayearago

YoucouldtryEasySlides.

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PhilipIyoboseEki 2yearsago

Anyonelookingforafreeonethatalsohasvideoandmotionbackgroundsupport, tryEpicWorship.Everythingcanbetransitionedslickly,eventhebackgrounds.It's opensourceandactive. http://code.google.com/p/epicw...

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PhilipIyoboseEki 2yearsago

ThanksPhilip,haven'tseenEpicWorshipbefore,includedinpartIIofthis post:http://www.votivepraise.com/20...

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Hooked 2yearsago

Thanks!Thisisveryhelpful!

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Hooked 4monthsago

u'rewelcome!

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Cc 2yearsago

Greatblog....thankyoufortheinfo

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Cc 4monthsago

U'rewelcome!

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MichaelBerry 2yearsago

ThanksforthepositivementionofQueleait'salwaysgoodtostumbleacrossposts likethis!

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MichaelBerry 2yearsago

You'rewelcomeMichael,lovetheapplication!

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YohanPerera 2yearsago

Excellentblogpostbrother...

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YohanPerera 2yearsago

Thankyoubro:)

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