OpenLP

OpenLP


4 / 5
10 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

On-premise worship presentation solution designed to help users playback video files, import multiple media and run custom slides with remote access from iOS or Android based devices.


Average Ratings

10 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • OpenLP
  • openlp.org
  • United States

About OpenLP

Open source worship presentation solution that supports playback of multiple video files with VLC integration.


OpenLP Features

  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Layout Management
  • Media Library
  • Multi-Screen Support
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Scripture Database
  • Text Editor
  • Chord Chart Management
  • Media Library
  • Playlist Management
  • Presentation Management
  • Projection Tools
  • Scripture Database
  • Worship Planning

OpenLP Reviews Recently Reviewed!


OpenLP is a fantastic free presentation software for churches

May 09, 2018
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: 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.

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

Capterra loader

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

Apr 29, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

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

May 14, 2018
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: 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.

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

Brilliantly simple, effective tool for church meetings

Feb 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: OpenLP has a simple, effective interface for projecting song lyrics, scripture and images during a meeting. It is lightweight (fits on a USB stick) and easy to get the hang of. Considering that OpenLP is free and open source, there is really nothing that beats it for a small to medium sized church.

Cons: Unfortunately it has limitations with regards to video integration, requiring separate software to do so which makes the experience less than seamless.

Capterra loader

OpenLP is great!

Feb 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is set up in a logical way. Once you learn it, it is easy to use.

Cons: When someone new uses it they sometimes save things in a different way and then you have to hunt for what you are looking for. Sometimes it goes through and makes 4 copies of each media title and then you have to delete all of the extras.

Overall: We use OpenLP to display things for our church service. It would be easier if I could use a remote but we can always find someone to click on each item as needed.

Great Open Source Church Presentation Software

Mar 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is free, straightforward and easy to learn

Cons: It does not have motion backgrounds. There a a few glitches that think the developers have to work on but for the most part i think it works well. Most of these issues are already on forums being discussed so i'm pretty sure they will be addressed soon

Overall: Our Church was starting a new service and we needed to get something that was cheap, free and easy to learn. This was the first go to option. It took the whole team just a few hours to get the basics. Setting it up for the service was pretty straight forward. There are a few things the software lacks, like the motion backgrounds, etc. But on the whole i think it does the job!

Lyrics and scriptures display

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is free

Easy to use

Media player

Cons: Bible import feature

no web display feature

Overall: I have been using OpenLP for about 10 years

It is a nice all rounded software that is easy to use and provide a decent level of performance

Free! UI a little awkward...

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that it supports many different platforms. The remote capabilities are cool although I have not used them extensively.

I was able to get Bibles in our local language imported without any difficulty.

You can't go wrong with free!

Cons: The user interface is a bit awkward. I can get it to work for me, but it is really hard to explain it to someone else.

We were gave this a go since it was open source but you get what you pay for.

Mar 20, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: We had high hopes about this because we are big fans of open source software. Unfortunately what we heard didn't match up with the great promotional pitch.

Cons: The lag in the system to the screens, it was difficult to load content in and then get it on the screen looking the same as it was edited. Was hoping for more, but it fell flat.

Capterra loader

It's open source...

Apr 24, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing about this software is that it's open source and therefore it's free. I guess you should not complain too much about free.

Cons: Well, it's open source and it has the potential for improvements in the future, but in the meantime it's buggy, laggy and unrefined.