ZionWorx

by Jubilate Software

4.5 / 5 52 reviews
ZionWorx

Who Uses This Software?

This powerful multimedia presentation software serves the specific needs of churches worldwide. It's also used in schools and anywhere that media presentation is required.

Average Ratings

52 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 5 / 5
  • Customer Service 5 / 5
  • Features 4.5 / 5
  • Value for Money 5 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price $249/one-time
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Windows
  • Training Documentation
  • Support Online

Vendor Details

  • Jubilate Software
  • http://www.zionworx.com
  • Founded 2012

About ZionWorx

ZionWorx 2014 is high-quality, affordable church presentation software that does its job with no fuss. Feature-rich yet incredibly easy-to-use, it offers hassle-free video playback with integrated video codecs, plus support for motion backgrounds and live video inputs. It provides a unique integration with BibleGateway.com for instant access to popular Bible translations, as well as seamless integration with Microsoft PowerPoint. Basic training takes minutes, even for non-technical operators!

ZionWorx Features

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  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Layout Management
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Screen Support
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Scripture Database
  • Text Editor
  • Automatic Player Updates
  • Content Scheduling
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Screen Support
  • Remote Display Management
  • Visual Editor
  • Chord Chart Management
  • Media Library
  • Playlist Management
  • Presentation Management
  • Projection Tools
  • Scripture Database
  • Worship Planning

ZionWorx Most Helpful Reviews

A powerful, easy-to-use piece of Church Presentation software

Reviewed on 25/10/2014
Phil E.
Deacon & music group leader
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: ZionWorx is a very powerful and flexible tool that does everything we need from it. Indeed, it provides more than we need - I haven't used all of the features. The song interface is simple to use, and the concept of "arrangements" is particularly useful - for each song you can define (multiple) arrangements, i.e. what order the verses and chorus are in - so if you know that you're only singing verses 1,3 and 5, or that you will be starting with the chorus, you can set this in the order of service. The presentation interface also makes it easy, of course, to skip around within the song (or order) "live", so when the music group suddenly decide to deviate from the plan, you can keep pace easily. There is a PowerPoint plug in as well, and it also works fine with remote controls: so if the preacher wants to control their slides in the sermon, they can. The theme editor is very good and flexible; this lets you define how you songs/Bible verses etc. should appear. e.g. it was trivial for me to add song numbers to the titles of the songs in ZionWorx, and present it clearly but discretely on the screen. The only real drawback I've come across is that ZionWorx does not ship with a comprehensive song database. But adding songs is very easy, and there are various import controls available too.
This does mean that, when you first start using ZionWorx, it will take you a little longer to create a service because you have to enter the songs, but once your most commonly-used songs are in the database, you'll be well away. Also, and very helpfully, ZionWorx lets you choose a custom directory for where all its data files are stored. This means that you can install it at home and on the church computer, and have the data files all saved on Dropbox. When you add a song at home, it gets added at church. If you put your PPT files and orders of service on Dropbox too, there is no need to use USB sticks at all.
The "Name your own price" strategy is of course open to abuse, but is also great for churches like mine, who want a good quality piece of code, and can't afford to buy things like EasyWorship. And even if you can afford EasyWorship - wait. Get the trial of ZW2014 instead and try it. And I think you'll conclude you'd actually rather have ZW anyway, and you can buy the Platinum Version and help subsidise poorer churches (there's something early on in Acts about that isn't there....)

Vendor Response

by Jubilate Software on 28/10/2014

Many thanks for your review! To anyone reading this we just need to clarify that the 'Name-Your-Own-Price' arrangement was only available between 20th February and 15th May 2014. This offered Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum purchase options, but unfortunately proved to be a financially unsustainable model.

Powerful and Easy to Use

Reviewed on 7/2/2015
Adrian W.
Pastor and Worship Leader
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: Excellent software covering all the bases - powerful and flexible, and yet easy and quick to use. Frequently updated, support requests answered quickly, requested improvements and bug fixes introduced frequently. Great value. Reliable - our church use this every week. Highly recommended. Pros - for example: Comprehensive Import facility for song lyrics (eg Songs of Fellowship, EasyWorship etc)
Backup and Restore
Display of song lyrics
Display of bible verses
Bible verse selection (or even part of verses) is completely flexible
Any font can be chosen separately for choruses and verses and bible readings
Display of PowerPoints
Inbuilt Quick Slides feature - I often use this instead of powerpoints
Can play videos and audio media, and choose a start and end point within a longer video
All above items (and more) can be added to playlist
Playlist can easily be edited and re-ordered
Themes can be freely created, edited and applied to items in the playlist
Songs can each have their own default theme.
Each item in playlist can have a different theme or background
Choose from plain backgrounds, images, motion backgrounds, videos, live videos
Song Lyrics database includes license, songbook, key, tempo and theme (eg "Adoration")
Song database is searchable by keyword and phrase
Database, themes etc can be stored on Dropbox, to enable sharing across multiple computers
Various song arrangements can be created and saved
Loop option so lyrics display can loop back to the beginning of the song
Loop option can have a default setting per song, but can be over-ridden
Can be controlled via keyboard, mouse or both - keyboard shortcuts can be changed
Using keyboard shortcuts it can be controlled using a presentation remote
Supports a massive range of media in many formats - all displayed without problems
Ability to display live video and on-screen alerts
Export of playlist data including song lyrics
Can create lists of songs for CCLI licensing returns
Adaptable to easily and quickly make on the fly changes during live presentation:
For example, background, fix typos, fix order of lyrics, increase or decrease font size
Cons: Not able to individual edit fonts within a verse or chorus
No options for chord charts etc
No instruction manual - however, online and e-mail support is available, along with some online instructions and Tutorial videos, as well as in-built tips and help within the application.

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