Features

PowerSong currently contains the following features:

• Song Projection: Add, remove and edit songs that can then be projected to audience members.

• Multiple Databases: PowerSong can create and load more than one database.

• Dynamic Projection: It is possible to relocate the projection itself with a double-click operation. It is also possible to resize the projection to take up a smaller part of the screen.

• Style System: This allows the definition of multiple styles, each of which can use different fonts, backgrounds, fading types, text alignments and positions, amongst other features.

• Fine-Grained Projection Element Management: You can place specific elements such as a song title and copyright line anywhere on the projection and at any time, on a style-by-style basis.

• Intelligent Searching: The searching interface helps you find a song or bible chapter in the shortest amount of time possible using modern user-friendly search techniques.

• Full Bible Support: As well as bible support, PowerSong allows you to instantly search for chapters based on references or even content! Several translations are available.

• Transitions: High quality alpha-effect fading transitions are available that are used when switching verses or songs.

• Real-time Song Editing: Songs can be edited in almost real time. This means that it is possible to edit a verse in a song while the song is being projected live.

• Song Categories: Songs can be placed into categories, simplifying the process of searching and maintaining them.

• Importing / Exporting Functionality: These facilities allow you to transfer songs and styles easily between databases, and therefore between different machines.

• Play Lists: Play lists can be defined that contain songs, bible chapters and temporary items. These play lists simplify the organisation of a meeting and they can be saved and loaded from disk.

• Scrolling Notices: The scrolling notice functionality contained in PowerSong allows you to display short, slow scrolling notices at the top of the screen which last a defined amount of time.

• Adhoc Notices: It is possible to define “temporary items” that are not saved to the database but instead act as short-lived notices that form part of the play list.

• Simple User Interface: One of the primary principles of PowerSong is that it is extremely easy to pick up and use.

• Plug-Ins: Various plug-ins are available and can be installed. Advanced software developers can also create plug-ins for the software that enhance its features.

• Free: PowerSong does not cost any money. It is a personal adhoc long-term software development research project under the banner “Hill Research”. The author developed this software for academic reasons.

• Open Source: The source code of PowerSong is freely available from the website, and it adheres to high standards for readability and maintainability. PowerSong is currently considered to have a low level of entropy (on a scale from very low to very high).

• Feedback Mechanisms: Features in the software itself and on its website allow you to give any kind of feedback directly to the PowerSong software development team. Errors can also be automatically reported to us.

• Online Content: The latest styles and user-submitted songs can be downloaded directly in the program.

• Documentation: PowerSong is fully documented.

Last edited Nov 16, 2010 at 9:54 PM by nicholashill, version 1

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