OpenLP

Open source worship presentation software

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OpenLP Overview

What is OpenLP?

OpenLP is an open source worship presentation software that is designed to support the playback of multiple video files through VLC integration. Users can create service presentations with text, images, songs, Bible verses, and more, and control playback through native apps for Android and iOS.

With OpenLP, users can create and display custom worship presentations for any type of service. Bible's can be imported in multiple formats, with the ability to search by phrase or scripture reference. VLC integration enables the playing of almost any audio and video file format. Images can be imported into OpenLP, organized into folders, and turned into slideshows through the drag-and-drop interface. Integrations with PowerPoint and LibreOffice Impress also allow users to import and display external presentations.

OpenLP's remote apps for iOS and Android, and responsive interface for mobile browsers, allow users to access services from any touch-screen device to change slides or current presentations, and search for Bible verses, songs, images, and more. The stage view also provides users with a built-in stage monitor accessible through any web-enabled device.

OpenLP Overview

Cost

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Pricing options

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Value for money

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OpenLP Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

OpenLP screenshot: OpenLP worship service planning
OpenLP screenshot: OpenLP worship service planning OpenLP screenshot: OpenLP song import OpenLP screenshot: OpenLP song lyrics

OpenLP Reviews

OpenLP Reviews

Overall rating
3.9
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5
Excellent
6

Very good
5

Average
2

Poor
3

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.8
Features
3.6
Ease of Use
3.4
Customer Support
3.3
69% recommended this app
Daniel G.

Since a found out this software I was very happy because it fills all my espectations. It easy...

I am in a small church so it has not much budget for this kind of stuff. It is easy and fun to use.


Verified Reviewer

OpenLP is a fantastic free presentation software for churches

A free presentation software that was stable and kept pace with many of its much more expensive competitors.


Paul C.

Program IS NOT for nontechnical persons.


Mario P.

If you want something to get up and going fast then this is it. Handles very basic functions...

Easy setup. Fast editing to get screens displayed. I can train people in 1 hour how to create a service, how to download new content and how to put music on the screen. Very Very easy to use and I have got a lot of churches looking at it to save money.


Verified Reviewer

It's a FREE WORSHIP SOFTWARE

This software is an essential tool for our fellowship. If your church cannot (or does not want to spend money) afford ProPresenter or EasyWorship, this is the software for you!


Daniel G.

Since a found out this software I was very happy because it fills all my espectations. It easy to us

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/05/2018
Review Source: Capterra

I am in a small church so it has not much budget for this kind of stuff. It is easy and fun to use.

Pros

Firstly, it is free (open source), I am a linux user, so i prefered open source software.
Secondly, it has a lot of Bible versions in Spanish (my local language). It can work with a lot of formats (audio, video, Power Point presentations, images, etc.). Its support is very good, it is easy to find answers in the forums.

Cons

I could not find how to show a video behind lyrics. It has a few of backgrounds. I have not try the remote control app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer

OpenLP is a fantastic free presentation software for churches

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/05/2018
Review Source: Capterra

A free presentation software that was stable and kept pace with many of its much more expensive competitors.

Pros

Our small church couldn't afford the high costs of the big competitors in the presentation software world, so we started looking into free options. It didn't take long to discover OpenLP, which has been a great solution for a number of years.

This free software offers most of the basic functionality you find in a paid presentation software, only they have done it for free! Import songs from CCLI SongSelect, keep a library, add in videos and Powerpoints, and you have everything you need.

One of our favorite features has been the way Stage Display is handled. Simply type in the given IP address in a web browser on a phone, tablet, or secondary computer, and voila! You have a stage display. This allowed us to take an old laptop and set it up without having to invest in an expensive additional video card for our primary computer.

The free remote features work well, allowing our pastor to advance his slides from his phone if he wanted additional control.

But free software has to be buggy, right? Not at all! We used OpenLP for years without having it crash during a service.

Our needs have outgrown what this software could do, but I still highly recommend it to anyone interested in a low-cost solution for their church.

Cons

At the time we stopped using the software, it still could not support video backgrounds behind songs. The SongSelect import was more cumbersome than with other software, but it still worked.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Paul C.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Program IS NOT for nontechnical persons.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 14/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It works for a small fellowship that does not have funds for a better updated modern program. Works well with CCLI - Song Select. I was using LibreOffice PowerPoint - this is a great upgrade with ease of use when preparing for a service.

Cons

One needs to be tech-savvy to get everything to work, Not novices! There is NO tech support, The interface is not up to modern standards ease of use. I would like to be able to hand off to others when I am not available or have other duties I would like if others like my worship leader to make changes with ease. It takes a lot of effort to get format the slides to look good. Then once you get set up - changing locations/equipment it will not display the same.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Mario P.
Industry: Warehousing

If you want something to get up and going fast then this is it. Handles very basic functions well.

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 29/04/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Easy setup. Fast editing to get screens displayed. I can train people in 1 hour how to create a service, how to download new content and how to put music on the screen. Very Very easy to use and I have got a lot of churches looking at it to save money.

Pros

It is easy to use for almost anybody with basic computer skills. If you have a limited staff, then I would highly recommed this. I download media from youtube and content is on the screen in less than five minutes. I can create an entire service and easily edit what I want to put on the screen. there is some lag time between what you add to the service and getting it on the screen. but overall, it does a decent job for small churches. I am a computer consultant for small churches and they all like it because the bible is easy to pull up. You click the projector and it goes right to screen. I have two TV's and one project on a hp computer and we are happy.

Cons

The content sometimes laggs behind when you put it on the screen. Also the songs dont keep up with my musicians. I have to constantly move the needle. Needs more backgrounds so you dont have to do much creating.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 201-500 Employees

It's a FREE WORSHIP SOFTWARE

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

This software is an essential tool for our fellowship. If your church cannot (or does not want to spend money) afford ProPresenter or EasyWorship, this is the software for you!

Pros

What's to go wrong with this free software? It's completely FREE! We are able to do most features of Easyworship and Propresenter using this software. Essential tool of our church youth group.

Cons

There are a few missing feature. First of all, the multilingual bible support is not that effective. The formatting could also need some work as the slides are sometimes not aesthetically pleasing and need further editting. But what's to go wrong with FREE software?

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 16 user ratings
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OpenLP Pricing

OpenLP Pricing

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Free Trial
Free
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Value for Money
4.8/5
Based on 16 user ratings
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OpenLP Features

OpenLP Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Management
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customisable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Volunteer Management
Features
3.6/5
Based on 16 user ratings
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for OpenLP

Additional information for OpenLP

Key features of OpenLP

  • Presentation Streaming

OpenLP FAQs

OpenLP FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for OpenLP.

Q. What type of pricing plans does OpenLP offer?

OpenLP offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

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Q. What are the main features of OpenLP?

OpenLP offers the following features:

  • Presentation Streaming

Q. Who are the typical users of OpenLP?

OpenLP has the following typical customers:

Non Profit

Q. What languages does OpenLP support?

OpenLP supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does OpenLP offer?

OpenLP has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does OpenLP support mobile devices?

OpenLP supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does OpenLP integrate with?

OpenLP integrates with the following applications:

PowerPoint

Q. What level of support does OpenLP offer?

OpenLP offers the following support options:

Online Support