Compare JW Scheduler with KHS Majestic

JW Scheduler and KHS Majestic (Kingdom Hall Scheduler) are JW apps or theocratic software programs designed to help elders schedule the Christian Life and Ministry Meeting, Public Talks, Duties, Kingdom Hall Cleaning, Lawn and Garden Care and even more.

Both JW apps have similarities, and do a great job of scheduling and they both produce beautiful schedules.

Of course, there are some important differences between JW Scheduler and KHS Majestic. We invite you to explore these. Our intention is not to criticize other software programs, but rather show they key differences between the software. We also would like to highlight how JW Scheduler is easy, simple and quick to setup and 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 quickly and easily Import Majestic KHS data directly into JW Scheduler! Simply open JW Scheduler > click Import from Majestic KHS.

Congregation Sharing

JW Scheduler allows you to automatically and instantly Share and Synchronize data with all appointed member of the congregation! You are always using the “live” version! All data is always encrypted and is secure.

In Majestic KHS, you must manually Export the data, then send this in an email or USB. The data is not encrypted when exported and can be easily lost of intercepted. Each time someone makes any changes, you must manually send the data back and forth to all brothers, otherwise risk data inconsistencies.

JW Scheduler Summary
  • Automatic and Instant Sharing
  • All Brothers can work on Live data all the time
  • Sharing data is encrypted, secure and safe

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 data is every exposed to the File System, Internet or anywhere.

In Majestic KHS, congregation and member data is 100% not secure. Data is plainly stored in a basic database file, which could be easily accessed by even the most amture hacker or government. This includes phone numbers, email addresses, emergency contacts, spiritual history, etc.

Honestly, we are living deep in the last days. If you use Majestic KHS you should absolutely enable BitLocker on your system, or download and install TrueCrypt.

JW Scheduler Summary
  • All data is always 100% encrypted
  • Backups and Sharing are also automatically and permanently encrypted

User Interface

JW Scheduler uses the latest MVVM Windows 10 programming techniques to create a modern and responsive User Interface, which is very similar in design to the JW Library app. The fonts are large and easy to read, regardless of language. Colors are used to make the program more appealing and provide direct feedback, e.g. when a Life and Ministry part has been scheduled. Buttons are large, easy to click and change colour on hover.

In Majestic KHS, you must click on Congregation to edit Members, click on Personal to edit the Congregation, and click on Settings to edit the Meeting Times. In JW Scheduler, you simply click on Congregation to edit the Congregation, and Members to edit the Members. Logical, simple and easy!

Where possible, all information is displayed on a single screen, rather than having to click through multiple tabs.

JW Scheduler Summary
  • Modern Windows 10 User Interface
  • Writing and fonts are clear and distinct
  • Colorful and appealing
  • All information shown on a Single screen

Adding Members

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

When adding members with JW Scheduler, you simply click Members > 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.

Unfortunately, Majestic KHS duplicates some Members. For example, local Public Speakers and Congregation Members are not linked, which means all Public Speakers must be entered twice, and updated twice.

JW Scheduler Summary
  • Add a new member with one click
  • Enter as much or little member information as you like
  • All member information is displayed on one easy-to-read screen

Scheduling

The most important part of any JW app that Schedules the actual scheduling! Whether Life and Ministry Scheduling, or Public Talk Scheduling, this has to be quick and easy.

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.

JW Scheduler Summary
  • Schedule a CLM part with a few clicks, in a few seconds.
  • Schedule all, some or none of the Christian Life and Ministry meeting.
  • No need to "Commit" or "Save", everything saves automatically.

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. You can also choose to backup to a USB or Cloud Drive, or even have JW Scheduler automatically backup to the Cloud.

JW Scheduler Summary
  • There is no need to press Save, since everything saves automatically!
  • There is no need to manually backup every single time, since backups are taken automatically.
  • Can choose to Backup automatically to the Cloud in case of computer crash.

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