Softouch Development

EasyWorship

4 / 5 18 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Churches


Average Ratings

18 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Softouch Development
  • www.easyworship.com/
  • Founded 1998
  • United States

About EasyWorship

Church presentation software that provides presentations creation using url scheduling, PowerPoint import, and slide editing features.


EasyWorship Features

  • 3D
  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Collaboration
  • Content Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Search
  • Templates
  • Video
  • Zoom / Pan

EasyWorship Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Okay but there¿s much better out there

Oct 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simplicity of features and screen layout helped volunteers not feel overwhelmed during training. The site license was nice to allow us to install in a couple locations in our building. The CCLI link feature helped save a lot of time in typing lyrics.

Cons: The software is PC only so it limited us as to where we could use it. The look seems like it was created in the early 2000¿s and hasn¿t been updated since. Also, the price is more expensive than other better options.

Vendor Response

by Softouch Development on October 17, 2017

Hi Pastor Chris, Thanks for trying EasyWorship. We appreciate your honest review. The interface for the latest version has changed quite a bit. I encourage you to give it a try. You can download the latest version from https://www.easyworship.com/software/download Thanks for your feedback regarding pricing. While EasyWorship's price seems higher than others, please note that our price for a site license is about $100 more than the cost of competitors single seat or initial three seat license. You'll find our site license about half the cost other software site licenses in our market. We also do not charge for addition software modules. EasyWorship comes with a 90 day refund policy, free telephone, email and forum support. Your feeback is very helpful. Thanks again, please contact us at support@easyworship.com if you have any other questions about EasyWorship. - EasyWorship Customer Support

So easy to use! simple presentation software.

Sep 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Super easy to use and quick seamless transitions. Many generic options for use to make everything look professional.

Cons: can not develop presentations only presents what you have created elsewhere. Would be nice to see more customization options within the software platform.

Overall: Very easy to understand and implement new items on the fly!

Vendor Response

by Softouch Development on November 07, 2017

Hi Matt, thank you for your feedback. EasyWorship 6 actually has this function built into the software. Under the Presentations tab, you can create an EasyWorship Presentation that can be developed very similarly to a PowerPoint Presentation. If you would like more information, please contact me at our phone support line and I would be more than happy to discuss this feature with you. Fred

Used in our youth church services

Sep 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It get's the job done, it's quite capable at producing some high quality output to your screens. It's not complicated to learn either.

Cons: It's not an industry standard so sometimes when volunteers are working on different pieces to bring to use in the service there are some teething issues as we figure what happened in the import.

Vendor Response

by Softouch Development on November 07, 2017

Hi James, thank you for your feedback. EasyWorship 6 can support a broad range of file formats and does support virtually all industry standards. If you would like to contact me at our phone support line, I am sure that I can clear up any issues you may be experiencing. Fred

It's okay but not as good as competitors.

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a competitive price, has most features of other programs, and has been around for a while. Over all it's better then most presentation programs.

Cons: It is about the same price as Propresenter but does not have as much features. I would like to see a program that is better priced.

Overall: An easy to use UI.

Vendor Response

by Softouch Development on November 07, 2017

Hi Mackenly, thank you for your feedback. I just wanted to let you know that our software price is actually for a site license which gives you access to EasyWorship on as many computers as you need for a site. ProPresenter, however, for the same kind of license is an additional $300 more expensive than our software. On top of this, ProPresenter charges additional fees for different software modules to add features to their program; whereas, we do not. Our license is all inclusive and we do not charge users to add additional features to our software. If you have any questions, please contact me at our support phone line. Fred

Great tool we use for projecting during our Sunday worship service

Jul 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How I can pull in Bible verses (by Bible version), images/media, and powerpoint presentations very easily. I like the drag and drop feature.

Cons: When the computer was upgraded this year, we lost 10+ years worth of hymns we had entered over those years. Saw no way to retrieve them.
I also do not like how the software overrides whatever capitalization I am trying to modify. It will force capitalization on words that I do not wish to be capitalized.

Overall: Screen projection during church services

Vendor Response

by Softouch Development on November 07, 2017

Hi Mitzi, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you all were unable to recover some of your information. We actually have any article on our support site, support.easyworship.com, that can help users backup their data on an old computer and restore it to a newer computer. There is also a way to disable the auto-capitalization feature in the EDIT/OPTIONS menu inside the software. If you would like to give us a call, I would be more than happy to work through some of these issues with you to try and clear up any problems. I look forward to hearing from you. Fred

Great for big or small churches

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is easy to use and customizable. You can import backgrounds and slides or use their preset ones. Many people can after a little training/setup. Very useful and doesn't require constant upgrades or yearly fees.

Cons: It would have been ideal to have a tutorial for new users and for newer platforms when you upgrade after several years.

Overall: We use this each well to merge a traditional worship still with a technologically geared congregation.

This software is extremely easy to use...thus it's name. Have been using it for over 10 years.

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is very simple to teach anyone, at any age, to use. I am currently showing a 12 year old how to use it so she can be a part of our worship service. Also, it's very economical for even the smallest of churches to purchase and utilize.

Cons: There have been occasional issues with updates. Also, there have been times during VBS or other programs where we could play older DVD's through the software.

Overall: Makes the flow of our worship service exceptional.

Getting More Buggy

Feb 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Cons: Bugs
Slow
Not intuitive to normal typing shortcuts.

Overall: With the latest upgrade, my thoughts towards our Easy Worship software are going downhill. It seems less intuitive (like... you can no longer use ctrl+U to underline when typing lyrics), harder to edit (editing words within songs is a nightmare and buggy - you have to have everything in proper order now and can't rely on a strict cut and paste), and filled with strange errors.

There are little insider things that I've figured out - I will get strange and annoying errors if any of my graphics are in my dropbox. I have to always move them to the computer itself. This was the greatest discover of all time! Until then, no less than 10 errors would pop up at once at the most random times.

We brought a new high-tech computer to run the software, hoping an upgrade would fix some of the weird system bugs. But no.

There are lots of new internal features to create presentations and what not that I haven't even played with yet. I'm more often than not just happy to get the words in and saved before some new error pops up.

My volunteers do okay with it. In the new version, some of the 'live' and 'go live' buttons are slightly rearranged, so there's been a little learning curve with that. Again... why rearrange them?

Recommendations to other buyers: If we hadn't just invested in it, I would totally scrap it.

Vendor Response

by Softouch Development on October 17, 2017

The EasyWorship Support team has been in contact with this customer to verify that the problems described here have been rectified. A recent update has restored the ctrl+u functionality in the editor.

Decent product. Easy to use but not the most powerful.

Jan 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Good product for the money but there are more powerful options for sure. Works good for what it was intended and it easy to use.

Love Easy Worship

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Not overly complicated. No special skills needed

Cons: Cannot do third screen or multi screen

Overall: I have used Easy Worship for over 10 years. The program is easy to use and affordable. It has taken our worship meeting to another level. I am able to use it on multiple computers at the same location and it is easy to use and teach others to use (even had children running it).

Presentation Software with a Win

Jan 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great User Interface. Easy to use!

Cons: Nothing.

Overall: I used easy worship software during a 9-year stint as a youth pastor. The software is easy to use but does require knowledge of basic hardware set up. It also requires a dual-monitor setup on your desktop or laptop. The interface is user-friendly and worked really well for us. For worship leaders who don't always keep to the song order, there is a great custom search that allows you to look for words in the title or the song lyrics. Great tool at a great price.

Great Presentation Software For Churches

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to search for songs if the team changes the songs at the spare of the moment.

Overall: Our team enjoys using Easy Worship to project songs, scripture and video. I can not imagine using another piece of software. The software is easy to learn how to use and the video and pictures are very clear. We especially like the search feature for songs.

Super easy to use, when it works

Dec 07, 2016
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use
Inexpensive
Meets the needs of most small churches

Cons: Can be buggy, causing frustration until you find all the gotchas
The new version was a big step back
Customer support could use improvements
Lost the "Easy" part of "EasyWorship" in the recent updates

Overall: The price and ease-of-use of EasyWorship are its key selling points. I've been using EasyWorship for over 15 years and it's gone through some major changes in that time. I mostly use EW 2009 and it's pretty stable after you learn the several gotchas that can bring down the program. I tried upgrading to EW 6 when it came out last year, but it was riddled with bugs, lost several key features of the old version, and was more difficult to use, so we ultimately abandoned it and still use 2009.

Vendor Response

by Softouch Development on November 07, 2017

Hi Brian, thank you for your feedback. I have gone over your review and think you would be pleasantly surprised at the recent updates we have done to EasyWorship 6. The software has gone through some updates that I believe would make your experience once again stable and easy. In fact, I would be more than happy to spend some time on the phone or online with you to help you become familiar with the current software. I look forward to hearing from you. Fred

Easy to use

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Very Simple software that basically anyone can run. Does exactly what it needs to do and nothing less.

You Should Buy This

Oct 27, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, nice user interface, easy to learn, saving song lists and quick editing

Cons: Not enough backgrounds, sometimes its copying and pasting creates errors

Overall: Overall, this is an amazing program. It is so easy to use. I was an absolute novice when I first encountered it but it is very simple to teach yourself because all of the necessary features are in plain view. Any creating or editing options for songs are clearly marked and I think that helps with the accessibility and usefulness of this program. Also, you can plan song lists or save the ones that work well. I gave four stars for overall quality because I don't think that its perfect, nothing ever is (the backgrounds could be updated but that'ts just me trying to be critical), but its pretty close. I wish I could give 4.5 stars.
I can't comment much on the value for the money since I was not involved in the purchasing details; however, since I belong to a small church, I believe the price is manageable even on a limited budget. This is why I gave four stars. I also had no reason to contact customer service, which I believe speaks to how great this program is.

Easy to use tool.

Oct 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Previously I used Powerpoint to post songs during our church service. Easyworship allows me to switch between songs and scripture verses without having to exit powerpoint edit then re-post.

Easy worship flagship software for every church

Oct 10, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When the software is working it does have quite a bit of options

Cons: When it crashes in the middle of service its not fun.

Overall: Easy worship is a good software if you are ready to deal with crashes, freezing, confusing setup and a headache. The software works most of the time and when it does work it is great, but when it crashes...your going to have a bad time.

Easy Worship Rocks

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it is easy to learn and use. There are so many bells and whistles that we don't use that once we add to our morning services we are already to go.

Cons: I literally have nothing negative to say about this software.

Overall: Easy worship is the best software for church audio/visual you can buy. It is easy to use and easy to learn. You can have any volunteer on a Sunday morning pick it up even if they don't have any computer skills. It seamlessly works with power point, video files of all types, and even audio files like pad's if you want to add them to your sound system. If you are a small church that want's to have a great presentation this is the software for you.