ZionWorx

ZionWorx

Worship presentation software

4.7/5 (54 reviews)

ZionWorx Overview

What is ZionWorx?

ZionWorx is a worship presentation software for Windows, which allows churches to create, schedule, and present services with songs, Bible passages, images, videos, PowerPoint slides, and more. The system supports song import from external sources, popup alerts, and drag-and-drop song arrangements.

With ZionWorx, churches can insert any image, audio or video file into their service without requiring any additional installations. Songs can be imported from other presentation software or CCLI files, and users can create and customize named song arrangements through the drag-and-drop interface. Integration with BibleGateway provides users with access to a range of Bibles, allowing users to select passages to be added to their service playlist.

ZionWorx includes adaptive text layout, which is designed to optimize text display across any screen resolution. Alongside playlist packaging, which transports full presentations including media between computers, this feature supports users preparing presentations outside of the church. ZionWorx also allows users to export all song usage information in a specified date range, streamlining the preparation of annual CCLI reports.

ZionWorx Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$249.00

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

A 30-day free evaluation period is available, after which the software can be uninstalled or a license purchased.
Team licenses - covering installation on up to 10 computers - cost $249 (£169).


ZionWorx Features

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

Screenshots

ZionWorx screenshot: ZionWorx songs playlist
ZionWorx screenshot: ZionWorx songs playlist ZionWorx screenshot: ZionWorx song lyrics display ZionWorx screenshot: ZionWorx Bible verse selection ZionWorx screenshot: ZionWorx song editing

ZionWorx Reviews

ZionWorx Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
39

Very good
14

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.8
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Support
4.9
98% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

Zionworx is worth every penny of the license. We trust it capabilites and seldom experience...

Stopped having technical issues during services of worship and other church meetings


Phil E.

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

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....)


Leonard M.

ZionWorx 2014 Review

Using ZionWorx 2014 for preparing and presenting:
Church Service playlist very quick to prepare or modify.
Database easy to add or edit songs.
Using ZionWorx has given us a flexible and reliable presentation software package.


Jonny F.

ZionWorx

Great simple solution for getting words onto a screen. Easy to use.


Adrian W.

Powerful and Easy to Use

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.


Verified Reviewer

Zionworx is worth every penny of the license. We trust it capabilites and seldom experience issues.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/9/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Stopped having technical issues during services of worship and other church meetings

Pros

Easy to use. It seamlessly provides all the functionality required in our worship serivce - songs, videos, presentations etc. It used to be that when the service leader wanted to show a video, it was always prefixed with "If the technology works . . .!". We have not heard this in three years since moving to ZionWorx 2014as the technology always works.

Cons

Occassionally new releases have minor bugs.
This is more of a feature request, but it would be good if the database could become multi-user

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Phil E.

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

Reviewed on 10/25/2014
Review Source: Capterra

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....)

Response from Jubilate Software

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Leonard M.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: Self Employed

ZionWorx 2014 Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/25/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Using ZionWorx 2014 for preparing and presenting:
Church Service playlist very quick to prepare or modify.
Database easy to add or edit songs.
Using ZionWorx has given us a flexible and reliable presentation software package.

Pros

ZionWorx 2014 is very easy to setup and comes with a 10 user license.
Video and audio files work every time without any issues.
Powerpoint files integrate perfectly.
Backgrounds easily changed.
Themes can be modified and customised.
Video tutorials are easy to understand.

Cons

ZionWorx 2014 I have found no issues to report so far.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jonny F.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 13-50 Employees

ZionWorx

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2/14/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Great simple solution for getting words onto a screen. Easy to use.

Pros

Simple features and easy to setup. Gets the job done.

Cons

Probably a bit too simplistic for larger venues and heavy multimedia usage.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Adrian W.

Powerful and Easy to Use

Reviewed on 2/7/2015
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

User recommendation
9.1/10
Based on 54 user ratings

ZionWorx Pricing

ZionWorx Pricing

Starting from
$249.00
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

A 30-day free evaluation period is available, after which the software can be uninstalled or a license purchased.
Team licenses - covering installation on up to 10 computers - cost $249 (£169).

A 30-day free evaluation period is available, after which the software can be uninstalled or a license purchased.
Team licenses - covering installation on up to 10 computers - cost $249 (£169).

Value for Money
4.8/5
Based on 54 user ratings

ZionWorx Features

ZionWorx Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Event Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Features
4.5/5
Based on 54 user ratings

Categories

Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for ZionWorx

Additional information for ZionWorx

Key features of ZionWorx

  • Customizable Templates
  • Presentation Streaming

ZionWorx FAQs

ZionWorx FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ZionWorx.

Q. What type of pricing plans does ZionWorx offer?

ZionWorx offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $249.00

Pricing model: One Time License

Free Trial: Available

A 30-day free evaluation period is available, after which the software can be uninstalled or a license purchased. Team licenses - covering installation on up to 10 computers - cost $249 (£169).

Q. What are the main features of ZionWorx?

ZionWorx offers the following features:

  • Customizable Templates
  • Presentation Streaming

Q. Who are the typical users of ZionWorx?

ZionWorx has the following typical customers:

Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does ZionWorx support?

ZionWorx supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does ZionWorx offer?

ZionWorx has the following pricing plans:

One Time License

Q. Does ZionWorx support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices ZionWorx supports

Q. What other apps does ZionWorx integrate with?

ZionWorx integrates with the following applications:

Powerpoint

Q. What level of support does ZionWorx offer?

ZionWorx offers the following support options:

Online Support