Introduction to PowerSong

This website hosts a long term personal research project with practical applications.

By utilising the state of the art in software usability research, we have developed a church presentation software package that we think is very easy to use, due to its focus on the user experience. We believe that other offerings (such as Presenter, SongPro, ZionWorx and OpenLP) are not as user friendly as they should be, and therefore we believe that there considerable potential for a new package whose primary focus is on the user experience, whilst not forgetting other important features.

The result of all of this research is PowerSong. We don't think it takes very long at all for new people to learn how to use it, and to use it effectively. This is good news for anyone wishing to train new people to fulfill the role of a projectionist.

As well as concentrating on the user experience, we have made sure to implement a large number of features as well, making PowerSong useful as well as usable. The more complicated features are a little hidden, making them slightly less accessible, so that professional users can take advantage of the wealth of features that the software offers without those features being blatantly obvious to the novice users.

News - December 2014

Hey all, for various reasons PowerSong.org will be closing down some time this month. We hope you've enjoyed playing with the software over the past five years. It will of course continue to function, but it will no longer be maintained or supported.

PowerSong is completely free, unlike most other church presentation software. The software can be downloaded directly from this website and experimented with within a few minutes. Go to the download page to download the software. We don't even ask for your email address.

Additionally, PowerSong is open source, allowing software development experts equipped with Visual Studio alone to further enhance the software. There aren't many song projection packages that are also open source.

The software is currently being developed by Nicholas Hill in England (Welsh at heart though). Additional members of the team are welcome! We are constantly on the look out for expert software developers, document writers, testers and interface usability experts. We've recently moved over to an online source code repository, which should significantly simplify distributed development.

We would greatly appreciate any feedback. At the least, it lets us know that people are actually using our software!

CodePlex

PowerSong 2.0 is currently under active development on Microsoft's CodePlex website at http://powersong.codeplex.com/. If you're a technical person and would like to browse or take part in the project, then visit us there!

Bitcoin

If you would like to support this project, then feel free to donate any amount in Bitcoin! The wallet address for donation purposes is 1Py7yruKHWCwMsgvJr2vXjsgqT1pSL37qg