Compare JW Scheduler with CLM Explorer

JW Scheduler and CLM Explorer are JW apps or theocratic software programs designed to help elders schedule the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting. JW Scheduler can also schedule Public Talks, Duties, Cleaning and manage Secretary functions, such as Publisher Reports.

Both JW apps have similarities, and do a great job of scheduling the Life and Ministry meeting.

We invite you to see JW Scheduler and CLM Explorer side-by-side and explore the differences for yourself. That way you can determine which one better suits your needs and the needs of the brothers in your congregation.

Our intention is not to criticize other software programs, since we are all “standing firm in one spirit, with one soul, striving side by side for the faith of the good news” – Philippians 1:27.

We hope you find JW Scheduler quick & easy to use, which hopefully saves you time for the more important things: spending time with your family, preaching and shepherding.

Note: It is now possible to Import CLM Explorer data directly into JW Scheduler. So if you are currently using CLM Explorer and would like to try JW Scheduler, simply open JW Scheduler > click Import from CLM Explorer.

Congregation Sharing

JW Scheduler allows you to automatically and instantly Share and Synchronize data with all appointed member of the congregation! Everyone is always using the “live” version. All data is also always encrypted and secure, both before, during and after synchronization.

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Data Security

JW Scheduler data is always encrypted. It is encrypted when saved on your local computer, when Backed up to USB and when sent for Congregation Sharing. No plain text is ever exposed to the File System, Internet or anywhere.

CLM Explorer stores data as plain text inside a database (DAT) file. If you use CLM Explorer you should consider enabling Microsoft BitLocker or using TrueCrypt on your computer.

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User Interface

JW Scheduler uses the latest MVVM Windows 10 programming techniques to create a modern User Interface. This is very similar to the design and layout of the JW Library app. The fonts are large and easy to read. Colors are used to make the program more appealing and provide direct feedback, for example when a CLM part has been scheduled. The buttons are large, easy to click and change colour on hover.

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Adding Members

Adding members is an important part of any CLM Scheduler program, since most congregations have a lot of members!

When adding members with JW Scheduler, you can simply click New and then enter as little or much information as you want. You don’t even need to add a last name! This is very helpful for congregations in restricted territories. All Member information is displayed on one easy-to-read screen, and can be edited in seconds. There is no need to add a Family first, or click on various tabs to access Member information.

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The most important part of any JW app that Schedules the CLM is the actual scheduling!

JW  Scheduler can schedule any meeting part with just a few clicks, in a few seconds! Visual feedback is immediately provided when a part has been scheduled. You can also schedule every part, a few parts, or no parts! It is easy to see which are the Assistant, prayers and reader parts. There is no need to “Commit” or “Save” a schedule, everything saves automatically.

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Printing Reports and Slips

Printing and saving appealing Reports and assignment slips is another key aspect of scheduling the CLM meeting.

JW Scheduler has a wide-range of visually appealing schedules, and allows all schedules to be saved as either Word documents, PDF’s or directly printed to your printer. By saving as a Word document, you are able to easily make any last-minute changes or adjustments. On the other hand, saving to PDF is quick, easy and a great way to distribute the reports. Assignment slips printed or saved with JW Scheduler also display extra information to help the student know which part they are giving, e.g. Initial Call 1.

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Saving and Backups

There are no Save buttons anywhere in JW Scheduler. This is because everything saves automatically! There is never any need to press “Save”. Backups are also automatically created every time the program is closed, with the last 15 backups kept.

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