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13 of Our Favorite Apps for Worship Leading



Author: Jeremy Armstrong
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Posted January 25, 2017 by

This article was originally published in Worship Leader magazine’s Best of the Best issue (Nov/Dec 2016). For more great articles like this one, subscribe today.

Pulled from this year’s Best of the Best issue, here are the apps that will make your worship-leading life a little easier.

Use: Flexible backing tracks and lyric projection for small groups or congregational worship.
Free with in-app purchases
Find in iTune

Loop Community PRIME & PRIME Cloud
Use: App for running tracks in your worship service. Change the key/tempo and customize song arrangements. Plus upload and store all of your own tracks for free with PRIME Cloud.
Find in iTunes

Manage huge collections of chord charts and lyrics sheets for your band or worship team on your iPad or iPhone. Plus create set lists and transpose easily.
Find in iTunes


Planning Center Music Stand
Use: Digital music reader so your team can finally go paperless. Freedom to use a tap of the foot to change pages, easily send messages to team members, take notes, and more. Plus it’s a Planning Center app, so your account is connected.
Upgrade to your subscription to Planning Center Online
Find in iTunes

Planning Center Projector
Use: Lyric projection software for your phone or tablet—perfect for the streamlined church/worship leader. Plus this one is also a Planning Center app, so of course, your account is connected.
Upgrade to your subscription to Planning Center Online
Find in iTunes

Planning Center Services
Use: Here is how you access your Planning Center scheduling and worship planning to keep yourself organized and your staff and volunteers connected. A no-brainer for worship leaders.
Free but you need a Planning Center Online account to use it
Find in iTunes

by Multitracks
Use: Multitrack player that uses original song masters from well-known worship CDs. Choose which instruments to use and let the player support your live musicians. Plus Playback got a major update that includes MultiOuts with Buses and Smart Routing.
Basic is free with in-app purchases
Find in iTunes

ProPresenter Stage 2 by Renewed Vision
Use: View ProPresenter Stage Display’s features including lyric slides, timers, chord charts and more. For iPads, Apple TV, or iPhones without the hassle of running cables.
Find in iTunes

Shift Media Creator

Use: It’s a portable graphic designer on your phone. This app helps you easily create worship visuals that look like they came from a professional.
Find in iTunes

Use: Find the song you need by filtering this collection of worship songs using Themes, Key, or Tempo. It’s beautifully designed. It’s easy.
Find in iTunes

Wee Presenter
Use: Presentation software for Android that lets you display song lyrics and send presentations directly to any remote screen via Wi-Fi or Hotspot. Powerful mobile presentation option.
Find in Google Play 

Worship Band in Hand
Use: Simple app to add instrument/band tracks to your service or rehearsal. Control the volume of each instrument on worship songs—even a solo leader can have the musical support of an entire team.
Free with in-app purchases
Find in iTunes

Worship Team Director
Use:Create song lists of audio or video files and play them back for live worship with artistic control moving from song to song, skipping songs, or ending early, all with smooth faded transitions that keep a great flow.
Find in iTunes



    On the iPad, I love Notability (FREE!). You can import PDF’s from CCLI or anywhere and write in your own notes. It saves the file automatically. And you can sync to Box or Dropbox. I have them saved in folders by Chord Charts, Lead Sheets, Piano Parts & Lyrics (for a capella only songs).

    If you use the downloading function, you can download the PDF’s all to one presentation in set order. Then for me, I export the file to Evernote because it allows you to swipe left and right and snaps to the page. I then give my guitarist an old iPad running Evernote and we are reading from the same charts with the exact same notes!

    David Gassman

    Most of these apps are for Apple computers. Do have any suggestions for Windows users?

      Dan DeLuna

      I use MusicReader. I have been using it for years. Nothing special but it does the basics storing all of my songs, organized set lists and making notations on my music. I also use OnSong which I would rate as a 9. MusicReader is a 5.


      Suggestion… get a mac 🙂

      But, even without one, you can find some android apps to help.

      Evernote – for notes (keep ideas, scripture, announcements…)

      Planning Center – Service Flows

      Dropbox – Data Storage

      Tempo – Click tracks (If you use them)

      Song Book – (Alternative to my FAVORITE OnSong)


      I have the same question as yours. Have you found any solution? I would like to find an app like Isingworship that works with android devices

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