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.

Pricing starting from:

US$399,00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

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

Pricing starting from:

US$399,00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of ProPresenter: 50

  • API
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Chord Chart Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Signage
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dual Monitor
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • File Management
  • Filtering
  • For Religious Organizations
  • Full Text Search
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Layout & Design
  • Media Library
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Screen Support
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Projects
  • Offline Access
  • Playlist Management
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Project Management
  • Projection Tools
  • Recording
  • Resource Management
  • Scripture Database
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timer
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Worship Planning

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(1 855)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Simon M.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Whether you're a gathering of 6 or 60,000 people, ProPresenter scales very well!

Reviewed on 2022/04/30

From the time we decided to take the plunge to having used it for years now, working on ProPresenter...

From the time we decided to take the plunge to having used it for years now, working on ProPresenter has been such a great delight. Given that most services depend on volunteers, it was becoming increasingly difficult to have the manpower required to run these different systems. Using ProPresenter to integrate into our current production rig, saves us both time and resources.

Pros

The biggest advantage of using ProPresenter for us was the ability to have multiple outputs to multiple displays. Having the ability to add and subtract layers on the fly is another great advantage of using this great software.
The ability to integrate it with our present music production software (Ableton Live) is what made it possible to automate our audio and lighting scenes. This is far ahead of what the competition offers at the moment.

Cons

The barrier to entry is probably the price and yearly subscription. While it may not be a lot, the possibility of a very small congregation or international audiences not being able to afford it, is a likelihood.

Alternatives Considered

OpenLP and EasyWorship

Reasons for Choosing ProPresenter

Though OpenLP provided great flexibility, we are not developers by profession, which made creating custom display out a little too tedious. ProPresenter comes built with great customization options that are ready to use.

Switched From

OpenLP

Reasons for Switching to ProPresenter

ProPresenter provided the most features that we were looking for. Multiple display options with custom display layers is something that we needed that most others have not been able to do well.
Albert P.
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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 2022/05/05

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.

Steve S.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Good, but not as good as it could be.

Reviewed on 2019/06/27

We use ProPresenter 6 weekly to sequence our worship lyrics and other service visuals except for...

We use ProPresenter 6 weekly to sequence our worship lyrics and other service visuals except for the weekly teaching portions. Our teachers prefer Proclaim due to its integration with Logos bible software. We also use Proclaim to record our teachings - audio with synced visuals - for uploading to our website. For general worship visuals I prefer ProPresenter 6 by far. While our two graphic-op volunteers are fairly new to worship graphics software, I have been creating presentations using computer graphics software professionally since 1983.

Pros

ProPresenter 6 is good at sequencing images, allowing videos to be used as backgrounds, and the database of user created material works well. The weekly task of creating the worship flow for our services is easy and works relatively well. I like that you can click on graphics and text images to make visuals on the fly. We have used ProPresenter with PowerPoint, Keynote and Proclaim software concurrently and switch between them with almost no difficulties.

Cons

In our particular setup - iMac with a Kramer VGA video splitter, in 4:3 - 1024x768 res. - ProPresenter 6 does not correctly initialize the screen buffers causing us to quit and restart the program almost every time we use it. We don't have this problem with PowerPoint, Keynote or Proclaim. Also, for the price, the image (slide) editing functions are clunky - usable, but not good. Apple's Keynote software (free with every Mac) is a great model for easily creating high quality visuals.

Alternatives Considered

MediaShout and EasyWorship

Reasons for Choosing ProPresenter

I used ProPresenter at another church in our area for special events and liked the ease of setting up sequences.

Reasons for Switching to ProPresenter

Works on Mac, familiarity with product, ease of switch from PowerPoint.
Erik B.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Next Level Presentations

Reviewed on 2022/05/02

We use this software at our church to structure our service. What I love about this entire thing is...

We use this software at our church to structure our service. What I love about this entire thing is that its relatively pretty easy to use and also to load any type of media into the presentation. The features on this program are well worth it, and enable our church to communicate visually in a professional and powerful way.

Pros

This software can do just about anything you need it to do for small and big presentations. I love how easy it is to drag and drop whatever I need into how I want to structure our services. I enjoy how even the little things like "go to logo" are able to be displayed at the click of a button. The ability for it to link up with ccli is also amazing. Song lyrics just pop right into the program at ease.

Cons

There are times when the program can seem rather overwhelming. I forget at times where certain things are located or which buttons do what even though I use the software quite often. I wish the layout was a bit simpler. At times certain functionalities can be a bit buggy, however its usually solved by restarting the program.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft PowerPoint

Reasons for Switching to ProPresenter

This software is better for projection and makes preparation for slides quick and easy. It's also very easy to teach others how to use it.
Cornell J.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great, But Pricy

Reviewed on 2022/05/06

Proprsenter is great, but the cost is a bit concerning for me. When it is properly set up and...

Proprsenter is great, but the cost is a bit concerning for me. When it is properly set up and functioning well, you will be pleased by its performance. So be sure to compare its features and nuances before you fully commit to purchasing it.

Pros

ProPresenter is the industry standard for churches when it comes to church presentation software solutions. There are many features to learn and make use of. There are also many Bible translations to select from as well. And lastly, there are solutions for online and live presentations as well.

Cons

Though Propresenter is the industry standard, I can be cost prohibitive for smaller churches. In addition, there is a learning curve to learning this software, especially as it pertains to conducting live broadcasts. Therefore it is critical that you (1) know what you want from this software, (2) have the necessary funds for the additional equipment that may be needed and (3) have capable individuals operating the software.

Reasons for Switching to ProPresenter

I had already owned older versions of Propresenter. So it was a familiarity and comfort level with it.
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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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