ProPresenter

Live presentation and worship solution for churches

About ProPresenter

ProPresenter is a live presentation and worship application designed to help churches and schools manage and display lyrics and other media in real time, in order to improve engagement with audiences. It allows users to control and handle scripture presentations from a centralized screen and present content using one or more output methods.

Key features of ProPresenter include a media library, playlist management, projection tools, a scripture database, worship panning, layout management, record and playback ability and chord chart management. It comes with a multi-layered architecture, which enables user to control and configure backgrounds, video layers, props, masks and slides independently. Churches can use the import functionality to fetch and play videos from other platforms while adjusting the videos effect, color, volume, or brightness, and cropping or zooming from within the solution.

ProPresenter comes with customizable templates and a text reflow editor, which lets users create and predefine templates, edit slides, and add elements such as shapes, graphics, text, live video inputs, videos, and HTML5 web pages to presentations. Users can also curate, display and moderate social media feeds based on multiple keyword searches.


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4.6 /5
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4.4/5
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Ease of Use
4.3/5
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Timothy
Timothy
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great Product, challenging conversion

Reviewed on 18/07/2019

We like the look on the screen and believe that for an experienced MAC user that this would be an...

We like the look on the screen and believe that for an experienced MAC user that this would be an easy product to adapt to. It has great multi screen ability.

Pros

It is great for handling video and multi video output and presenting for worship services.

Cons

This has been a real challenge when leaving Easy Worship on a PC. It may be intuitive for a MAC user. However, being historically a PC user, this transition has been difficult. We really miss the ability to directly use PowerPoint presentations with this software. It has also been a challenge melding Youtube files in with it. We will continue to press through and get this conquered.

Alternatives Considered

MediaShout

Reasons for Choosing ProPresenter

My media staff wanted to switch to MAC products.

Switched From

EasyWorship

Reasons for Switching to ProPresenter

ProPersenter's reputation with the church media community. I felt that we would have better peer support. Also, my team was real strong on the desire to move to MAC.
Albert
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The Next Level of Presentation

Reviewed on 05/05/2022

My overall experience has been nothing but positive. For the price point you get an amazing product...

My overall experience has been nothing but positive. For the price point you get an amazing product that will meet most if not all of your presentation needs. The video tutorials are excellent and I have been able to get support via chat and talking to a live person as well, which is fantastic it today's world. I am still discovering new capabilities and how to implement them and the constant improvements and updates are well received.

Pros

ProPresenter 7 enables our relatively small church to present professional looking graphics to our online and in house worshipers. Even though the initial learning curve is relatively steep, there are plenty of tutorials and videos available to make the learning detailed and easy. Once I learned the basics, I was astounded at the simplicity and complexity of the program. You can do basic presentation with ease and quickly master more complicated ways of utilizing the capabilities of ProPresenter more fully. One of the best and most helpful features is the ability to create different themes that can be applied to text. This saves you so much time. Separating media, slides, announcements, video input etc. into different layers that can be selected or cleared gives you many different options and features in using the product. Being able to send the same text to a display in house on a full screen and at the same time as a lower third on a live stream is a very useful feature. Another great feature is that your work is immediately saved as you work on a presentation. No need to worry that you will lose your work if you forget to save. This is also not a stagnant one time buy, but a product which evolves and improves all the time with new features and the latest ideas for application.

Cons

For whatever reason the program takes a while to load on a computer. More so than most other software programs. Even though there is an app available that can serve as a remote to control the program from a phone or tablet, as apposed to a computer, the design is poor and the functionality is limited. Propresenter recently released a plug in for stream deck, which is also available as an app, which will probably make up for the lack of a good remote. As far as I am aware of, there is no physical remote that will work well with ProPresenter.

Randy
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Very glitchy software

Reviewed on 03/06/2019

There are many problems which, when combined, create a really bad user experience. Here are two...

There are many problems which, when combined, create a really bad user experience. Here are two scenarios, both of which are fails:

1. When using the software on Windows, I get the feeling that ProPresenter was built for Mac, then ported over to Windows, but not very well... many loose ends didn't get ported over properly, and as a result, ProPresenter has lots of problems with crash/lag/user interface.

2. Renewedvision support told me that the Windows version was built from the ground up for Windows. If that's the case, why is the software full of Mac dialog boxes, Mac functionality, and no double-click functionality? If it's built for Windows, why doesn't it work like other Windows software?

Whatever the case may be, the software is very disappointing, and I'm in the process of switching over to something else. I would not recommend this to anyone using Windows.

Pros

It integrates with Planning Center Online.
It has stage display

Cons

It's designed for Mac, and the Windows version is not built very well.
Some dialog boxes are non-standard, they've injected Mac dialog boxes into the Windows version, so buttons and functionality are different than other Windows software.
Preferences menu has been built to look/act like Mac. Why??
Double-click functionality works in some parts of the software, but not others.
Doesn't import PowerPoint presentations very well. The only way to reliably import PowerPoint is to remove all transitions and animations, then import PPT as JPG.
And forget about Google Slides! It takes a lot of work to convert Google Slides to PowerPoint, fix all the formatting, then import to ProPresenter.
Frequent crashes - well maybe not actually frequent, but often enough that I'm searching for some other solution that is more stable. Whenever there's a glitch or hiccup in the software (ProPresenter) I have to restart the whole computer. If I don't, I know that it won't be long before ProPresenter crashes entirely, and then I'll have to restart computer anyway.
Integration between ProPresenter Display Settings and Windows Display Settings is not good. So what happens is, many times when I start up ProPresenter, it has mixed up the order of my screens, so it puts the Stage Display on my main monitor. I frequently have to disable the stage display, go into Preferences, change the stage display, then re-enable it again.

Levi
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Overall Presentation Software for Churches

Reviewed on 17/01/2024

Pros

It is super versatile and the best presentation software for church use, download the free version to see the versatility

Cons

Though PP is stable a majority of the time, it does have a tendency to pause or shutdown on you occasionally

The new Pro7 is more difficult to navigate initially

Brian
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Happy Customer

Reviewed on 08/07/2019

Over all our experience has been good.
Support has been great.

Over all our experience has been good.
Support has been great.

Pros

Simple to use. Communication actions. I use MIDI to unmute my soundboard channels for video clips. I also use different stage displays for different sections of the worship service. Hope to trigger some lights in the near future.
Site licence option

Cons

It seems to have some bugs. When editing a playlist it always jumps to the bottom. Or converting to lower thirds with a graphic the software will crash. Occasionally Master control on the slave computer will freeze the primary. Ipad issues with seeing the preview.
Probably the biggest complaint from Pastors is they can't see the next slide on stage display when going from the end of one item to the next. Example the end of a song in stage display show next blank slide. They would like to see the next item coming.
Sync shows that it is syncing regardless of it it is connected to the network drive or now.
Sync seems to be a little buggy. We started to export only. Delete everything from the media bin and playlist and then import fresh on the other computers.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft PowerPoint

Reasons for Choosing ProPresenter

Function. Seemed like more churches we talked to were using Propresenter. Found we could integrate with models such as master control, MIDI / Communication control . Direct import bibles, link Song Select, layers.

Reasons for Switching to ProPresenter

Churches we talked to & most visiting groups we had were all using propresenter so we felt like that would be the industry standard. I feel it was a great switch. Also the site licence seemed like a affordable option.
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ProPresenter offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$399.00/one-time
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

ProPresenter starts at $399 for an indefinitely single-seat license and includes 1 year of ProPresenter+ (maintenance plan for feature and improvement updates as well as access to customer support).

ProPresenter has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

ProPresenter supports the following languages:

Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

ProPresenter supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

ProPresenter integrates with the following applications:

Companion, Planning Center

ProPresenter offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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