JW Scheduler Archive Downloads

This page contains all archive versions of JW Scheduler. However, we recommend you only use the latest version of JW Scheduler. For the latest version of JW Scheduler, please visit JW Scheduler Downloads.

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JW Scheduler 5.0.0

Release Date: 2021-07-30

Download Link: JW Scheduler 5.0.0

Important Information

To help us better manage Registration and Support, your First name and Email address are now required to use JW Scheduler. Please enter this information after you update.

Release Notes


  • Export for Circuit Overseer (CO). This allows you to Export all your data and securely send to your Circuit Overseer. He can then import your data during his visit and delete once he leaves. See Help > Importing / Exporting > Export for Circuit Overseer.

  • Custom Field Service Assignment. You can now schedule a Custom Field Service Assignment, such as Zoom Host, as well as Field Service Conductor. See Member > Assign and Schedule > Field Service.

  • Data Waiting to Send to App. If there is any data waiting to Send to the App, this will be highlighted by a Red Circle next to the App button. Please always send any data before closing JW Scheduler.

  • Check Contact Details Request Date. Check Contact Details will now show when the Request was made, and if the request is still outstanding. This should help ensure all publisher information is up to date. See App > App Members.

  • Scheduling Warning Triangle. When scheduling, a new Warning Triangle will show if a member already has an Assignment or Duty on that date. Hover over to list what specific Assignment or Duty they have.



  • Shared Members will be automatically deleted if they haven’t logged in within 120 days.
  • Shared Members should usually be Appointed Brothers only. A warning is now given if you try to add a sister.
  • Sharing Logs now show First Name + Last Name Initial.


  • Kingdom Hall Operating Committee members can now be added. See Congregation > Congregation Assignments
  • When settings Congregation Field Service Report as Submitted, the secretary will now be shown a list of members whose Active/Inactive, Regular/Irregular status will change.
  • Previous Congregation Events older than 60 days will be automatically deleted.


  • Inactive and Disfellowshipped members can now have their ‘Last Report’ added. This will be kept indefinitely and print on S-21 Publisher Cards (as per sfl directions). See Members > Spiritual.
  • Emergency Contacts now have an extra Mobile (Cell) phone field.
  • Emergency Contacts will now show the date they were last checked or updated.


  • If a member was a Life and Ministry Assistant, their CLM History will now show who the Main member was.
  • Living as Christians parts will now update if the Congregation Language changes.
  • When scheduling Local Public Talks, the two Custom Assignments (e.g. Closing Prayer) can now have Free Text as well as a member. This means you could add either the Public Speakers name, or “Circuit Overseer” and have this display on the schedule.
  • Local Public Talks schedule will now display 18 months in advance.
  • Field Service Scheduling now has a “Hide Group Arrangement” option. Use this if you need to schedule a combined Weekend Field Service meeting when you would normally have Group Arrangements (e.g. once per month, Public Holidays, etc).


  • Additional Filters for many reports. (e.g. All Elders, All Brothers, All Field Service Groups, etc.)
  • Group By Family now supported in many reports. (e.g. Field Service Groups, Contact Lists, Emergency Contact Lists, etc.)
  • NEW Away Periods Report.
  • NEW Congregation Field Service Summary report.
  • NEW Publishers Field Service Detailed report.
  • UPDATED Field Service Summary report.
  • UPDATED Congregation Field Service Summary and Congregation Summary now include 3-month averages.
  • UPDATED Members Detailed Information now includes when their Emergency Contacts were last checked or updated.


  • Can now send Field Service Report directly from the Ministry Assistant app (Android only). We are trying to work with other developers to add more compatibility in the future.
  • Congregation Announcements can now be ordered. They will display on the App in this order.
  • New Announcements, Congregation Events, Assignments and Duties will now show a STAR icon for a full 24 hours.
  • Increased upcoming Midweek and Weekend meetings from 2 weeks to 3 weeks.
  • The current Midweek and Weekend meeting will now still show on the app for 24 hours after the meeting finishes.
  • Congregation Events can now have Reminders. In the app, click Settings > Enable Congregation Event reminders.
  • Shows 2 Auxiliary Schools.
  • Audience for each Auxiliary School is now shown on the App.
  • App Attachments will now open with the phones default viewer, not web browser.
  • Disable App Access moved to the Member Information screen.
  • Long Event Names will now center better.
  • Language Selector size adjusted.


  • All popup Windows and Dialog boxes have been redesigned and modernised.
  • Various Textboxes will now focus automatically, e.g. Password Protect, Member Search, etc.
  • Beta Testers can now submit their Beta Report from directly within JW Scheduler.
  • Password Protect screen updated.
  • Many UI improvements for foreign languages. If you notice any buttons/labels that don’t fit properly, please Contact Us.
  • JW Scheduler Backup files have a new extension: .JWSchedulerBackup
  • Importing instructions and Log files now simpler and easy to use
  • Meeting Attendance Graph now rounds to 0.1


  • JW Scheduler: Finnish and Xhosa. JW Scheduler is now in 65 languages!
  • JWS Publisher App: Greek, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Jamaican Creole. JWS Publisher App is now in 15 languages!


  • Many minor bug fixes and performance improvements. Please note most Bug Fixes were already included in the various Build Updates. Please click Settings > Check for Updates if you have any problems or bugs.

JW Scheduler 4.9.0

Release Date: 2021-05-27

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.9.0

Important Information

We are pleased to announce JWS Publisher App is now available on Amazon devices! This was a huge amount of work and expense, but will help many brothers and sisters living in poorer areas, who mostly own inexpensive amazon tablets.

Reminder: Please help all publishers to update to JWS Publisher App 1.3.0 or greater. Please see Help > JWS Publisher App for more information.

Release Notes


  • One-off Congregation Events. You can now create special “one-off” Congregation Events and send these to a specific group of people. E.G. Elders meeting, Pioneer Meeting, LDC Meeting, Maintenance Day, Reading Class, etc. See Help > Congregation Events.
  • Convention Event. Assembly / Convention event has been split into two separate Event types. ‘Convention’ Events will not override midweek meetings.
  • Other Groups. In addition to Field Service Groups, Other Groups can now be created, e.g. Elders, Regular Pioneers, etc. Other Groups can be used when sending One-off Congregation Events, scheduling Hospitality, Cleaning and Garden Care. See Help > Groups and Families.
  • User Access. 3 new types of Congregation Sharing User Access are available: ‘Locations and Circuits’, ‘Member Spiritual’ and ‘Publisher Records by Group’. For security, new User Access is by default set to None. Congregation Administrators should adjust for all Shared Members. See Help > User Access.
  • Check for Updates. Settings > Check for Updates will now find Build Updates. Build Updates are minor bug-fix updates which can be optionally installed if you have a problem or bug. These will not affect Congregation Sharing. See Help > Updating JW Scheduler.



  • Groups and Families View updated to include Other Groups.
  • Multiple members can now be quickly added or removed from Groups or Families.
  • Field Service Groups can now have multiple Field Service Meetings per week, on any day, and are now automatically shown on the schedule.


  • Locations can now include a Link, which will show in the App under Field Service Schedule.
  • Locations have been moved to Congregation > Locations and Circuits.


  • Life and Ministry schedule now has a Clear All button to clear the whole weeks schedule.
  • Public Talks schedule can now add a Public Talk with no Speaker or Congregation, only an Outline. (Useful for Convention weeks)
  • Public Talks will now schedule correctly on Midweek ‘Weekend Meeting’ dates.
  • Field Service Schedule interface has been improved, giving more space for the Schedule and on smaller screens.
  • Field Service Group Meetings are now automatically shown on the schedule. Therefore ‘Group Arrangements’ has been removed.
  • Cleaning and Gardening can now be scheduled by Field Service Group, Other Group or Neighbor Congregation. Garden Captain role removed.


  • Printing View updated to be clearer and easier to select what you want.
  • NEW Field Service Schedule Template to print 4-weeks per page.
  • UPDATED Congregation Summary Report to include Totals.
  • UPDATED Field Service Summary Report. Can now select which Group and Period, including multiple months. Added Totals and Averages.
  • UPDATED Assignment Slips can now optionally include Phone Numbers.


  • Field Service Schedule can now show Field Service Meeting Location Links.
  • Option to show CLM Timing on the App Schedule.
  • Added App Members – Reset Devices button. Please see Help > JWS – Publisher > App Members.
  • App Members Filter updated and now includes Delegated
  • CO Midweek and Weekend Talk Theme and song numbers now show on App Schedule.
  • Late Reports received from the App will now automatically be marked as Late.
  • Part Titles for Treasure, Living 1 and 2 are now shown on the App Schedule.


  • Congregation Information – Circuit is now a drop-down selection based on Circuits found in Locations and Circuits.
  • Congregation Information – Weekend Meeting can now be set to a midweek date.
  • Congregation Events will no longer clear any schedules. If required, these must be manually cleared.
  • Expired Congregation Announcements will be automatically removed from JW Scheduler one week after the expire, and on the App immediately after they expire.
  • Members > Assign Garden Captain role removed.
    – User Access Load Suggested no longer requires clicking ‘Load’.


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  • Many App related bug fixes.
  • Emergency Contacts can be selected from the Congregation again.
  • Various other bug fixes and performance improvements.

JW Scheduler 4.8.1

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.8.1

Release Date: 2021-04-30

Important Information

This version includes many updates to the JWS – Publisher app, including how to send data to the App. Please see Help > JWS – Publisher App > Send App Data.

‘JW Scheduler – Publisher Edition’ App has been renamed ‘JWS Publisher App’. All publishers using ‘JW Scheduler – Publisher Edition’ will need to please download the new ‘JWS Publisher’ over the next few months. Many Android users should already be using ‘JWS Publisher’ and will not need to do anything, but some Android users, and all Apple users, will need to please download and login to the new ‘JWS – Publisher’. Please see Help > JWS Publisher App for more information.

Release Notes


  • App Notifications control. You can now see and adjust what notifications will be sent before sending data to the App.
  • App ‘Field Service History’. Tick to allow all congregation members to see their own Field Service History for the current service year on their mobile device.
  • App ‘Show Phone Numbers on CLM Assignment Slips’. Tick to show the Publisher and Assistant phone numbers on the App Assignment Slips.


  • Our long-running project to consolidate ‘JW Scheduler – Publisher Edition’ into ‘JWS – Publisher’ has now been completed. This will provide many benefits going forward and allows us to add more features into the App.
  • Publishers JWS App Version is now reported back to JW Scheduler, allowing elders to ensure all publishers are using the latest App version. This is important.
  • Sending Data to the App is now separated by Data Type.
  • Notifications are now also sent when congregation Events, Announcements and Assignments are changed or removed.
  • Notifications are now also sent when member Delegates are changed, or a Contact Information Request is sent.
  • Publishers can now control whether they receive Congregation notifications (e.g. Events, Announcements, CI Request) and/or Schedule notifications (e.g. Assignment, Duties)
  • Notifications Log shows what notifications were sent, when and to whom.
  • App Members List can now be filtered by Group and some other criteria.
  • Congregation Announcements can now last more than 30 days. A new Expiry Date field has been added.
  • All future Assignments are now added to the App, not just 6 months.
  • App Summary showing more statistics.
  • Members Emergency Contact Information can now include a Mobile phone number.
  • Adding or changing an Away Period for a Family Head will now ask if that should be applied to all family members.
  • Member Date of Privilege can now be added. (e.g. Elder, MS, etc)
  • Clearer Error message and instructions when Congregation Sharing has an internet connection problem.
  • Many Help pages on the website have been updated. Please always check Help before Contacting Us.


  • New ‘Members Contact Information’ report.
  • ‘Members Information’ report has been renamed ‘Members Detailed Information’, and some minor fixes.
  • ‘App Members’ report now includes more information, similar to the App Members List screen.
  • Various other minor changes and fixes.


  • Notification sending is now more reliable.
  • Various other bug fixes and performance improvements.


  • Congregation Events can now show Links
  • Weekend and Field Service Schedules UI updated
  • ‘No Midweek or Weekend Meeting’ messages are clearer.
  • Users have more control over Notifications and Reminders. See Settings.
  • Many other minor design and interface improvements.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

JW Scheduler 4.7.5

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.7.5

Release Date: 2021-03-25



  • Congregation Events can now include a Link to be sent to the App.
    • Note: This will require App Version 1.2.8 which will be available in the future.
  • More Import options for Public Speakers and Members.


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  • Various emailing, Weekly Overview, Public Speakers, Printing and App bug fixes and improvements.


  • Various fixes and improvements.

Important Information

We have been working hard to eleminate all bugs from JW Scheduler, especially with Congregation Sharing. When you first open this new update, your data will automatically convert and re-sync, which might take a few minutes.

In the future, apart from critical bug fix releases, new versions will only be released between the 21st and 30th of a month, allowing the congregation Field Service Report to be finalized before updating.

Release Notes


  • Data has been greatly simplified and the size greatly reduced. This should reduce sync times.
  • Lots of stability improvements to reduce bugs and make sharing more stable.
  • Added 2 new Sharing Servers: Europe (South) and Africa, and South America. Please see Help > Congregation Sharing to change server.
  • Congregation Sharing now requires a more secure password. Existing passwords will still work, but please Change the Password as soon as possible.
  • Password Hint now shown inside Congregation Sharing. Note: This only works after you Change the Password.
  • Congregation Sharing Error View has been improved.
  • Removed the ‘Re-Share’ and ‘Allow More Devices’ buttons, as these are no longer needed.
  • Congregation Sharing Help has been updated. Please check Help to learn about the new updates to Congregation Sharing.


  • Can now Import and Export Publisher Reports & Field Service data to/from CSV! Please see Help > Import or Export


  • Added 2nd Filter in Congregation Field Service Report to allow a quick overview of many Publisher Reports
  • Added a Folder for User Templates that won’t be removed on update. This allows you to make minor customizations to certain templates. Please see Help > Printing
  • Moved Publishers will now automatically delete after 6 months.


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  • Several bug fixes with various Reports and Printing, Email, Family Heads, Weekly Overview, etc.

Important Information

JW Scheduler contains major updates to Printing and Emailing, including over 50 new or updated Templates and a completely redesigned Email system, including Email Special Features.

Please see Help for information about these exciting new templates and features!


  • Several bug fixes with App Field Service Schedules (if affected, please click App > Refresh Congregation), Emergency Contacts Printer, Email attachments, Export members, Reports, and a few other minor things. Thanks to everyone who reported bugs and included detailed screenshots.


Life and Ministry Meeting Scheduling

  • Can now Sort by Recent School Part as well as Recent Part
  • Can add Closing Song for week of Circuit Overseer
  • Life and Ministry Meeting Schedule will now highlight in blue weeks with relevant Congregation Events
  • Link now provided to the Meeting information on wol.jw.org
  • Additional field added to select a Group for Auxiliary School Attendance

Public Talk Scheduling

  • Member History now includes a separate Public Talks History, showing the Congregation visited and Outline given.
  • Can add Closing Song for week of Circuit Overseer

Field Service Scheduling

  • Group Field Service Arrangement can now also be on a Weekday.


Congregation Summary Graphs. The Printing View now contains several graphs to quickly see how your congregation is doing.


JW Scheduler Email system has been completely redesigned to be more flexible, easier to use and add many new features. Click Printing > Email.

  • You can now email without sending or generating a report in JW Scheduler.
  • Can Save, Load and Share multiple Email Templates.
  • JW Scheduler has 18 default Email Templates which you can use, customize or remove.
  • Customize the Subject of the email
  • Added many new Email Tags which can create very powerful emails.
  • Added many new Email Filters to send to the right group, including All Members with Parts this Weekend, All CLM Students, etc.
  • Email Everyone with Part now works for many more Reports.
  • Email Special Features. Many Reports and Schedules support Special Email Features, which is a way to automatically create and send very powerful emails. See Help > Email a Report or Schedule


Printing has also been redesigned to be easier to use and more powerful.

  • Added Preview button for all reports and schedules.
  • All Reports and Templates can now be saved as either Document, PDF, Image or XPS.
  • Many new Templates (see below)
  • Updated and improved over 45 existing templates and reports, including adding extra options, colours, multiple page sizes, design changes, name format option, date and language problems, other bug fixes, and much more.
  • an now set a Default Paper Size in Settings
  • Added extra Filters for Members List

New Templates

  • Life and Ministry Non-School Usage History
  • Life and Ministry Schedule 1-week per page
  • S-89 Assignment Slips on 1-page
  • Public Speakers Exchange History
  • Territory Coverage
  • Group Members Spiritual Summary


  • Congregation Events will no longer clear or lock the Life and Ministry or Public Talk Schedules. Due to COVID, there was a need for greater flexibility.
  • New Assignment – Field Service Group Prayer. See Members > Assign.
  • Public Talk Scheduling – Added a Speaker Confirmed button. This will be checked by default.
  • Split Public Speaker Name into First Name and Last Name.
  • Added both Home and Mobile Phone to Public Speakers.
  • Congregation Sharing – User Access – Member Assign is now separate from Members Information / Spiritual.
  • Congregation Sharing – View access now allows members to see Emergency Contacts, History and Away Periods.
  • Added Territory Notes/Description field.
  • Territories can now be filtered by Area or Publisher.
  • If a member is Away, you are shown a Warning when scheduling them for Public Talks.
  • Members can now be Filtered by Deaf or Blind.
  • Members Export to CSV now includes Field Service Name.
  • Meeting Day/Time for this year / next year has been changed from a checkbox to Toggle-box.
  • Added an Icon showing which Shared Members are Congregation Administrators.
  • Kingdom Hall Servant name changed to Maintenance Coordinator.
  • Cleaning Servant changed to Cleaning Coordinator.
  • Better Error Reporting if your JW Scheduler fails to start. The most common cause is still Anti-Virus software affecting the installation.

New Languages

  • Albanian shqip
  • Bislama Bislama
  • Brazilian Sign Language Língua brasileira de sinais
  • Cambodian ខ្មែរ
  • Hiligaynon Hiligaynon
  • Indian Sign Language Indian Sign Language
  • Marshallese Kajin M̦ajel̦
  • Papiamento (Curaçao) Papiamentu (Kòrsou)
  • Pidgin (West Africa) Pidgin (West Africa)
  • Sesotho
  • Sinhala සිංහල
  • Slovak slovenčina

This brings the total languages to 57! This is far more than any other non-official theocratic software program.

App Updates

  • Added a “Less than 1 hour” toggle to the App. This will show as 0.1 hours in JW Scheduler.

Bug Fixes

  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements, such as Living Parts not synchronizing properly, Congregation Sharing errors, Circuit Overseer Event removing from the App after 1 day, extra Away Public Speakers, etc.

JW Scheduler 4.6.4

Release Date: 2020-12-24

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.6.4

Important Information

We are pleased to announce an exciting new feature: Public Speaker Sharing!

We have also added many new features and updates regarding scheduling Public Talks, so if your Public Talk Coordinator is not yet using JW Scheduler, now would be a good time to have a look.

All Google Android App users should please download the new ‘JWS – Publisher’, instead of ‘JW Scheduler – Publisher Edition’. Apple users are not affected at this time.

Release Notes



  • Data from Backup can now be restored by Data Type, rather than always restoring everything. Click Congregation > Restore Data. Reminder: We strongly recommend making regular off-site backups in case your computer crashes, is stolen or damaged.
  • Automatic Backups will now keep the last 40 backup files. (up from 20)
  • Congregation Field Service Report now displays how the figures are calculated, and includes a “late” label next to any late reports from previous months.
  • JW Scheduler will now save your last Screen Size when closed, and re-open to that size next time. (Excluding full-screen)
  • Assignment Slips updated to 2020/12 version.
  • CSV Export can now handle Unicode characters.


  • Multiple bug fixes, e.g. CSV Export, Assignment Slips, Territory Assignments, Public Speaker Import/Export, Printing certain reports, Congregation Sharing Roles, Regular Pioneers, etc.


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Several minor bug fixes.



  • Public Speaker Sharing. You can now share Public Speakers, Send and Receive Public Speaker Requests from within JW Scheduler. Please see Help for more information.
  • Public Speaker Away Frequency. You can now set how often a Public Speaker should give Away talks. This shows in Public Talks – Away.
  • Circuits. Organize your Public Speakers and Neighbor Congregations into Circuits. All existing congregations are moved to Unassigned.
  • Set Next Year’s Meeting Date and Time for your congregation and all Neighbor Congregations.
  • New Public Talks Filters to help select an Outline: ‘Selected Speaker Can Give’, ‘Not Given 5+ Years’, etc.
  • Public Talks Select Speaker can now ‘Filter by Selected Outline’ to show which Public Speakers can give that Outline.
  • Public Talk Schedule now has multiple Custom Assignments.
  • Public Speakers can now be Exported to JW Scheduler, CSV, Document or PDF.
  • Public Talk Outlines which are being Revised or should not be given will now display a Warning if selected.
  • Congregation TimeZone. This TimeZone is now used for all dates/times on the JW Scheduler App.
  • More duties can be Customized.


  • Schedule a Public Talk only with a Congregation, without a Speaker.
  • Import Public Speakers from CSV File
  • Schedule Public Talks Local and Public Talks Away have been updated to accommodate Public Speaker Sharing.
  • Changes made to Neighbor Congregations, e.g. Meeting times, will now refresh to the JW Scheduler App
  • Can now Transfer multiple members at once, e.g. for Congregation Mergers or Splits.
  • Circuit Assembly and Convention Events no longer clear Assignments and Duties. This allows for more flexibility due to COVID.
  • Circuit Overseer Scheduling can now select None for Host.
  • Program Data files now moved to Program Files for increased reliability.
  • Member ‘Does Not Report Here’ changed to ‘Reports Directly to Branch’.
  • Congregation Field Service Report now includes ‘Reports Directly to Branch’ numbers in gray, like Special Pioneers.
  • ‘Reports Directly to Branch’ publishers now count towards Active Publishers.


  • Public Talk Invitations for Incoming Speakers
  • List of upcoming Incoming Speakers with their Contact Details
  • Report for all Neighbor Congregations and Public Speakers
  • New Blue Public Talk Schedule Template
  • Public Talk Schedule will now show the Convention or Assembly Theme
  • School Summary renamed to CLM Assignments by Member
  • Life and Ministry Schedule now swaps the Review for the CO Visit week


  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements.


  • If a congregation uses Congregation Sharing, Receive Beta Updates will now apply at a Congregation level, and can only be enabled/disabled by a Congregation Administrator.
  • We still have a need for more Beta Testers. Please see Help > Beta Testing for more information.

JW Scheduler 4.5.6

Release Date: 2020-11-07

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.5.6

Important Information

We take data integrity and security very seriously, and thoroughly test all new versions before release (including many Beta Testers). However, with many thousands of users using JW Scheduler in many different ways, occasionally users report data issues. We fully investigate all data issues and if a bug or edge case is found, we release a fix ASAP.

Since the majority of data issues are caused by user error, if you have a data issue and think there is a bug, please include screenshots, your Server Update Log, Download Logs, as well as a very detailed description of exactly what happened, and all steps leading up to your issue. Without this information there is little we can do to investigate. Thanks!

Release Notes
  • If Congregation Sharing is enabled, and a New Version Update was detected, in some circumstances the New Version could be updated without first syncing your data. This might cause data loss for recently entered data by another elder. This has been fixed.
  • Clicking Download Now for new updates will now also create an Automatic Backup of all your data, incase updating causes any data problems. You can quickly and easily restore from Automatic Backup.
  • Few other minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
Release Notes
  • Various bug fixes and improvements
  • Added Release Notes link to Settings view
  • New Language: Ukrainian українська
Release Notes
  • Various bug fixes and improvements
  • Added Release Notes link to Settings view
  • New Language: Ukrainian українська
Important Information

Congregation Sharing will need to be re-setup after installing this update. Therefore, a Congregation Administrator should please UPDATE FIRST, then re-setup Congregation Sharing, then notify others they can update.

Please use the SAME Congregation Sharing Password as before, so other elders can update quickly & easily.

If you are NOT a Congregation Administrator, please DO NOT install this update until after your Congregation Administrator has told you it is ok. Thanks!

Release Notes


  • Congregation Sharing has been greatly improved to be faster, more reliable, and more secure. This is a major update with lots of work behind-the-scenes. Congregation Sharing must be re-setup after installing this update. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Sharing Sync times reduced from 1-2 minutes to 10-20 seconds.
  • Shared Member Expiry increased from 30 days to 60 days.
  • Shared Member Device Names now shown.
  • User Access Interface greatly improved to allow much faster assigning User Access.
  • Suggested User Access Roles have been provided.
    • Note: These are suggestions only, your local circumstances may be different.
  • Warning shown if Sharing is not connected and you try to edit data.
  • Sharing Logs improved and divided into 3 categories: Master Log, Server Update Log, Local Download Log.


  • Circuit Overseer Visit Scheduling. You can now schedule upcoming Circuit Overseers visits! (See Schedule > Circuit Overseer). This data can be printed or displayed on the App.

  • Circuit Overseer Reports. To help elders prepare for upcoming Circuit Overseer visits, a new Report Category ‘Circuit Overseer’ has been added. This allows the COBE, Secretary and Service Overseer to quickly and easily create all the reports needed by the Circuit Overseer.

  • Zoom Meeting ID, Password, Link and Dial in number. You can now enter your congregation Zoom Meeting ID, Password, Zoom Link and Dial in number, and this will be shown on the JW Scheduler App under Schedules (from App version 1.1.7 onwards).

  • S-10 Congregation Analysis Report. This report is now available from Printing > Secretary.


  • Several new templates relating to Circuit Overseer Visit Scheduling.
  • Missing Reports. The Secretary can now generate a simple, 1-page report showing which reports are missing for a given month.
  • Previous ‘Missing and 0-Hour Report’ renamed to ‘Missing and 0-Hour Report History’.


  • Member Information now includes fields for Deaf and Blind.
  • Congregation Number can now be entered.
  • Congregation Field Service Report now shows “New Inactive” and “Reactivated” count and list. (Note: Previously months set as Submitted to Branch will not have this information.)
  • Congregation Field Service Report now allows you to see a list of Publishers, Auxiliary Pioneers, Regular Pioneers and Special Pioneers for any given month. (Note: Previously months set as Submitted to Branch will not have this information.)
  • Congregation Field Service Report can now filter out Inactive.


  • Several bug fixes, including Delegates, Field Service Group printing, Public Talks, Import from CSV, Auto-Assign, Publisher Record averages, templates, Conduct Field Service assignments, Duties, etc.


  • JW Scheduler now requires .NET 4.7.2. This has resulted in several performance improvements and bug fixes. Please ensure your computer always has the latest Windows Updates.
  • ASL American Sign Language has been added as a new language!
  • We wish to thank all our Beta Testers for their hard work in testing the recent Beta Version! Thank you!
  • We have a big need for more Beta Testers. If you are an experienced JW Scheduler user, please consider becoming a Beta Tester and helping test Beta Versions before the official release. This benefits all JW Scheduler users by minimizing bugs and improving features. Thanks for considering. Click Help > Beta Version Testing for more information.

JW Scheduler 4.4.2

Release Date: 2020-09-24

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.4.2
Release Notes


  • Delegates for the Publisher Edition App. You can now assign a Publisher to act as a “Delegate” for another publisher. This means they can submit reports and see any upcoming Assignments and Duties on the App. See Help > App Members.
  • Show Field Service Conductor Assignments. You can now allow the Publisher Edition App to show Field Service Conductor Assignments. Enable on the App page. Note: This only applies to FUTURE or Refreshed assignments. See Help > App.
    • Note: After updating, a Congregation Administrator should:
      1) Click App > Refresh Congregation
      2) Click App > App Members > Select All > Refresh Member
    • Note: Publishers must use JW Scheduler App 1.1.5 or greater to see any new data. (Released over the next few days)


  • Congregation Publisher Records for CO Visit updated. Now prints to one PDF, and includes Title Pages between groups.


  • The App > Send and Receive Data page has been removed, and the App page has been greatly simplified. To Send Data, click App > Send. To “Receive” or Import data, click App > App Members.
  • Congregation > Field Service Groups has been renamed to ‘Groups and Families’ and now allows you to create and edit Families.
  • Many behind-the-scenes improvements to how the App communicates with JW Scheduler. This should result in a more reliable connection with App.
  • Public Talk Outlines now have a Tick next to each Outline the brother can give.
  • Schedule Public Talks Local now highlights upcoming Events.
  • Select Public Speaker UI updated, and also now shows “Last Given” for Neighbour Public Speakers.
  • Territory Assignments now allows for “None” member to be selected when entering Past Territory History.
  • CLM Scheduling minor UI improvements.
  • Beta Testing Notifications. All Beta Testers should please carefully review the requirements and expectations of Beta Testers.


  • Many App fixes and improvements.
  • Many other minor fixes to CLM Chairman Outline, Public Talks, Public Speaker, Families, etc.

JW Scheduler 4.3.2

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.3.2

Release Date: 2020-09-01

    App Delete or Change commands are no longer automatically sent, and must be sent by Elders using App Send and Receive.
  • App Logs improved.


  • Various App fixes.
  • Family fixes and improvements. You may need to untick/tick Family Head and re-assign families.
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements.



  • Beta Version Updates. JW Scheduler is used by thousands of brothers all around the world. It has also grown in functionality and complexity. We try very hard to thoroughly test all updates before they are released, but like all software, bugs and problems do still appear.

    To minimize disruption, as of the next update JW Scheduler updates will be released FIRST as a Beta Version, and THEN about a week later as the Standard version.

    We greatly appreciate any who are willing to help test and offer suggestions for new features and updates to JW Scheduler. If you would also like to help, after updating please click Settings > tick Receive Beta Version Updates. Please click Help > Beta Version Update for more information.

  • JW.org View. The Congregation Field Service page now includes a JW.org section, to make it even easier for the Congregation Secretary to submit your monthly report to the branch.


  • JW.org Summary


  • Territory Assignment Records now allow selecting the Check Out and Check In dates.
    – Territory Assignment Records now has User Access.
  • Backup ZIP files are now password protected in addition to being encrypted. This means old Backup files and old Automatic Backups will not work with JW Scheduler 4.3.1 and above.
  • After restoring a ‘Shared’ Congregation from Backup, you now have the option to update the Shared Congregation with the restored data.
  • Field Service Groups page updated with a count of members, and Family View option.
  • Family Head Address can now be linked with Family Members.
  • Added descriptions to Getting Started buttons
  • Help has been updated with a Roles section to quickly assist brothers learn how to use JW Scheduler.
  • Help has been updated with many of our recently released new features.


  • App Import Contact Details Check. also Please ensure all publishers are using App version 1.1.2.
  • Event Dates now match Settings.
  • Various other minor fixes.



  • Territory Assignment Records. Can now add congregation territories to JW Scheduler, and assign them to Publishers, including printing to S-13. Please see Congregation > Territory Assignment Records.
  • Export to Circuit Assistant. Circuit Assistant is a program used by Circuit Overseers, and JW Scheduler can export files ready for direct import into to Circuit Assistant.
  • Add Attachments or web links to Congregation Announcements. They can then be opened on the JW Scheduler App. (Note: Publishers must be using JW Scheduler – Publisher Edition v1.1.1 or later)
  • JW Scheduler App ‘Check Contact Details’. Elders can now send a “Check Contact Details” request to App Members, which lets publishers check and update their Contact Details and Emergency Contacts, then return this information back to JW Scheduler. See App > App Members. (Note: Publishers must be using JW Scheduler – Publisher Edition v1.1.1 or later)
  • Preview Received App Data. You can now preview any received App data and decide to either Import or Delete. See App > App Send and Receive Data.
  • Receiving App Data. See how much new App Data is waiting to be Received. (Note: This number may be inaccurate the first time, and will correctly synchronize after pressing Receive.)


  • S-13 Territory Assignment Records.


  • App screen re-designed and split into multiple screens: App, App Send and Receive Data & App Members.
  • More information added to CLM Assignments, which helps students better follow directions in the Meeting Workbook.
  • Weekly Overview screen now shows Field Service.
  • Can now add a “No Field Service Arrangements” tag to a Field Service timeslot. This should only be added if you usually *do* have a group at that time.
  • Sharing Log split into Master Log and Transaction Log. Master Log shows connection changes to your Sharing (e.g. password changes, members added, etc) whereas Transaction Log shows data transfers.
  • Sharing Region now shown in big coloured letters on Congregation Sharing screen. Please remember your Sharing Region.
  • Inactive Publishers last Publisher Record Card is now stored indefinitely, even if longer than 3 years (as per sfl).
  • Send Multiple App data types at the same time.
  • Various templates updated, e.g. excluding Inactive from Missing Report template.
  • Member IDs and Group IDs now visible for easier debugging.


  • Fixes to Weekly Overview, CLM Scheduling, Auto-Assign, etc.
  • Fix to App data, which caused some duties to be shown to multiple users.
  • Various fixes to templates and reports, e.g. Duties Schedule, CLM Schedule, Field Service Summary, etc.
  • Various fixes to public talk scheduling.
  • Fix to Sharing Server sometimes causing all Shared Members to disappear.
  • Add Disable Sharing button to ‘Identify Member’ if NO shared members in list.
  • Improved detecting “App Connected”.

JW Scheduler 4.2.1

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.2.1

Release Date: 2020-07-21


  • Can fully customize both Living 1 and Living 2 Part theme and time. This allows you to add an extra Living 2 part if needed.
  • All elders will now be emailed when the Congregation Sharing password or Congregation App PIN is changed, or if the congregation is Removed from Sharing or the App is Disabled. Accidental changes are causing problems for some congregations.
  • Field Service Reporting can now be Disabled for the JW Scheduler App.
  • JW Scheduler App can now send parts of hours, e.g. 0.25 hours.


  • New Emergency Contact List Reports. Both a Standard and Condensed report, with various customizations possible.
  • New Member Information Check Report. Print this and give to each publisher to ensure their personal information and emergency contact information is up-to-date.
  • New Missing and 0-hour Report template. This shows those with either a Missing or 0-hour report for the last 6-months.


  • Clearing the Field Service Record will now allow an update to be sent to the App, which allows the publisher to enter their report again.
  • Weekly Overview can now select week, and other design improvements.
  • CLM Part History know shows in reverse order, with the newest history at the top.
  • CLM Assistant Assignment Slip and App notification now shows details about which part the assistant is helping with.
  • Congregation Field Service Report screen can now list which publishers are being counted as “Active” for the Field Service Report. This is in addition to Irregular and Inactive.
  • Added Search on Members list.
  • Emergency Contacts can now be ordered. This order is used when printing.
  • Emergency Contacts can now be selected from other congregation members.
  • CSV Files can now be imported into existing congregations.
  • App Members list now show only Not Yet Connected.
  • Added a “Delete” button for a Members History.
  • Public Talks assignments will now save even without a Public Speaker.
  • Added Notes field to Public Speakers from other congregations. This field will not be exported, and could be used to rate speakers from other congregations.
  • Public Talks Away view now freezes the left two Date columns.
  • Duties Schedule printouts now only show duties that have been assigned.
  • Attendant & Security, and Sound & Video both now separated on Duties Schedule.
  • Opening Song and Closing Prayer now added to Public Talk Schedule templates.
  • Delete Congregation dialog box is now clearer.
  • S-89 now splits the Heading according to the original S-89 PDF.
  • Many other minor updates and improvements.


  • Various fixes to templates, app connections, sharing connections, S-21 printing, etc.

JW Scheduler 4.1.1

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.1.1

Release Date: 2020-07-03



  • Several bug fixes and improvements, including sending Meeting Schedules to the App.



  • New Field Service Report Entry Screen. In addition to Member > Publisher Records, the Congregation Secretary can now use the Congregation > Congregation Field Service Report – Publishers screen to enter all Reports for the month. This can also be used to quickly check for Missing Reports, and can be Filtered by Group.
  • Transfer Publishers. JW Scheduler can now quickly transfer publishers to other congregations who are also using JW Scheduler by clicking Members > Transfer. Additionally, we have added 2 Transfer options (PDF and CSV) when transferring publishers to Congregations who don’t use JW Scheduler.
  • Song and Closing Prayer can now be scheduled for Local Public Talks. This information can only be seen on the App, but will be added to other schedules and reports in the future.
  • New Member Information Template. Please see Printing > Members > Member Information


  • Added Warning when adding a Congregation Event which will clear that weeks meetings (e.g. Memorial, Convention, etc.). Due to the Coronavirus, you should please select Event Type Other for any upcoming Conventions or Assemblies where you will STILL have a midweek or weekend meeting.
  • Added Warnings when your congregation only has 1 Sharing Administrator and/or not all elders have an email address recorded.
  • Added “AP” and/or “Credit” to Remarks when printing S-21 Publisher Record Cards, if the publisher was an AP or had Credit for that month.


  • Some Assistants were swapped when showing on the App. Please Refresh these meeting parts.
  • Improvements to importing from Hourglass and Majestic KHS.
  • When adding a new Family, list of Families now sort alphabetically and immediately refresh.
  • Moved and Disfellowshipped ones no longer show in “Everyone” list and have been removed from various other places. They can now only be seen under the Moved or Disfellowshipped Filters.
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be adding the Translation Files for the JW Scheduler App to our website in the next few days. If you would like to help translate the App into other languages, please click Help > JW Scheduler App or Help > Improve Translation.

JW Scheduler 4.0.1

Download Link: JW Scheduler 4.0.1

Release Date: 2020-06-15


– Congregation Announcements now can include a Title, which will show in the App.
– Various other minor UI updates and improvements.

– Various minor fixes.



  • User Interface has been completely refreshed with a modern design and colour scheme. We hope you like it 🙂
  • Based on comprehensive User Testing, we have adjusted almost every screen to be easier to use and more consistent.
  • New icon and graphics to unify JW Scheduler and the JW Scheduler Publisher Edition App.


  • Field Service Meeting Schedule. You can now schedule Field Service Meetings. (This also can be used for Zoom Field Service Meetings)
  • Group Field Service arrangements can be entered for each Field Service Group.
  • Members can now be displayed by Family, under Filter > Families.


  • The JW Scheduler Publisher Edition App has completed Beta Testing and can now be made available to all publishers! The JW Scheduler App will start appearing on the official Apple Store and Google Play store over the next few days.
  • Field Service Meeting schedules can now be sent to the App.
  • Added a Clear button for data waiting to be sent to the App. This should only be used if there are data corruptions or errors.


  • Public Talk Schedule added new Alternate template.
  • Field Service Schedule template added.
  • Field Service Groups now has Portrait template, and can now include Field Service Meeting information.


  • Member Information has been split into separate Information and Spiritual screens, with some additional fields and Custom fields added.
  • Member – Assign now only contains assignments found in JW Scheduler.
  • Neighbour Congregations screen has been renamed Public Speakers, and now includes your own Public Speakers.
  • Kingdom Hall address can be entered for your own congregation and Neighbour Congregations. This is sent to the App with Away Public Talk Assignments.
  • Weekend Meeting time can now be set, and is used in the JW Scheduler App to set the Reminder times.
  • Setting someone as Disfellowshipped will now remove all future assignments and duties, and disable all privileges.
  • Creating a new Member or adjusting a member will no longer set any default Member settings.
  • Public Talk Schedule can now optionally remove Hospitality and Away Speakers.
  • Several Templates have been updated and improved, including adding A4 and Letter sizes to more templates.
  • Congregation Sharing Password can now be reset if you forget your password. A new temporary password will be sent to the email address of ALL Shared elders. Please ensure all elders have their email address set and is visible in Shared Members list.
  • Added a Warning if JW Scheduler has been left open for more than 2 hours. Please DO NOT leave JW Scheduler open when you are not using it.
  • S-21 Publisher Records Averages now include BLANK in the average, except for Hours. BLANK hours are considered “missing” reports, not 0 reports.
  • Adjusting User Access for yourself will now automatically apply, and doesn’t require closing and re-opening JW Scheduler.
  • Congregation Sharing and App Logs now save and open in a text file.
  • If there is a Congregation Sharing problem, the screen will now automatically switch to the Congregation Sharing view to allow you to resolve.
  • User Access has been simplified a little.


  • Public Speakers Import/Export fixed. Easily import Public Speakers from other congregations using JW Scheduler.
  • Incorrect Meeting Schedule dates sent to the App have been fixed. Any existing Schedules will need to be “Refreshed” to see the changes.
  • Sharing Region was sometimes reset when changing Program Language. This has now been fixed.
  • Various other bug and crash fixes.
JW Scheduler 3.7.4

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.7.4

Release Date: 2020-05-21

  • IMPORTANT: Upgrading to 3.7.x requires you to re-setup Congregation Sharing on our new Servers. Please only update when you are ready to do that. The Congregation Administrator should be the first person to update and select a Region, then all others in the Congregation should update ASAP and select the SAME Region.


  • Congregation Information is now directly displayed on the Congregation screen, rather than a separate Congregation Information screen.


  • Congregation Sharing Region was sometimes being reset, causing Shared Members Lists to disappear and other problems.
  • Meeting Schedule dates for the JW Scheduler App were incorrect for some time zones.
  • Public Talk Away Assignment date and time now correctly displays the Neighbour Congregation Date and Time on the JW Scheduler App.


  • NEW FEATURE: Life and Ministry Meeting Schedules and Weekend Meeting Schedules can now be sent to the JW Scheduler App. All Beta Testers should please click Help > JW Scheduler App for more information.
  • UPDATE: Many JW Scheduler App related updates and fixes. All Beta Testers should please click Help > JW Scheduler App to understand the new changes. Thanks for everyone’s feedback!
  • UPDATE: On Sharing Error or wrong Sharing Version messages, screen will automatically change to Congregation Sharing.
  • UPDATE: Warning given if your JW Scheduler Version is different to other Shared Members. You should NOT enter any data in this case, but update ASAP.
  • UPDATE: Warning given if you’re the only Sharing Administrator. This is not recommended.
  • UPDATE: Sharing Administrator can now “Reset Congregation Sharing” if his device has expired and no other member can Allow More Devices or ReShare.
  • UPDATE: Top-right Connected text color-coded to be more obvious.
  • FIX: Assignment Slips printing bug.
  • FIX: Various Congregation Sharing fixes.
  • FIX: Congregation Sharing is now more reliable with poor internet connections.
  • FIX: Congregation Sharing now more reliably saves “unsent” or “pending” data until your internet is working again.


  • UPDATE: Added Description to Congregation Events. This will soon show up on the JW Scheduler App.
  • FIX: Some users were affected by a Member Data problem, causing Inactive publishers to become Active, Members-Assign ticking some extra items, Public Talks can Give to be reset, etc. This only affected a few users in certain circumstances. After updating to 3.7.2. please check your member data. If there are problems, please either manually fix or Restore from an Automatic backup from before you updated to 3.7.1.


  • NEW FEATURE: 24-hour time. Enable on the Settings page.
  • UPDATE: Missing Report list has been updated. See Congregation Field Service Report page.
  • UPDATE: Can now email either PDFs or Documents. Select on the Reports page.
  • UPDATE: Data size reduced by about 40%, which should speed up Congregation Sharing.
  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler App can now Delete All Future Data.
    • Warning: This should ONLY be used if there are serious data problems with the App, such as extra events or announcements you can’t remove. Normally, JW Scheduler will automatically remove old data from the App, or you can remove yourself by removing the data in JW Scheduler.
  • FIX: JW Scheduler App will no longer send “already deleted” data to the App. This should fix any “duplicate” data problems.
  • FIX: Sending data to the JW Scheduler App is now more reliable with an unreliable internet connection.
  • FIX: Various minor Congregation Sharing fixes that were preventing some users from using Congregation Sharing.
  • FIX: Assignment Slips can now be emailed.
  • FIX: Regular Auxiliary Pioneer list now showing all APs.
  • FIX: Minor emailing fixes.
  • FIX: Various other small crash fixes.


  • NEW FEATURE: JW Scheduler App (iOS & Android) Beta Version released! Please click Help > JW Scheduler App for more information.
  • NEW FEATURE: New Sharing Servers! We now have 5 new Sharing Servers located around the world. Please select the Region closest to where you live. These should provide a more reliable and scalable solution for our growing users. Please click Please click Help > Congregation Sharing for more information.
  • NEW FEATURE: Weekly Overview. Click Schedule to see a Weekly Overview of all parts, assignments and duties. This can also be printed as a Report.
  • NEW FEATURE: Congregation Announcements. These can be entered in JW Scheduler and sent to all publishers via the JW Scheduler App. See Congregation > Congregation Events and Announcements.
  • NEW FEATURE: Credit for Pioneers. See Members > Publisher Record Card.
  • NEW FEATURE: Family Head and Families. See Members > Member Information. More reports and filters using this data will be available in the future.
  • NEW FEATURE: Export to Timothy. Timothy is a program many Circuit Overseers use. JW Scheduler is happy to help our hard-working Circuit Overseers!
  • NEW FEATURE: SMTP Option to allow you to use your own Email Server when sending emails. This greatly reduces emails being marked as SPAM.
  • UPDATE: Field Service Summary Report has been greatly improved and highlights missing reports.
  • UPDATE: Assign CLM parts now has a Search box to quickly find members.
  • UPDATE: Print links have been added throughout JW Scheduler to quickly access various Reports to print.
  • UPDATE: Members list re-designed to show more members on the screen.
  • UPDATE: Last Pioneer School date. See Members > Member Information
  • UPDATE: “Doesn’t Report Here” box for Members who report directly to Bethel. See Members > Member Information
  • UPDATE: Members Information now shows Age and Baptised Years.
  • UPDATE: Congregation IDs have been shortened to 9 digits for simplicity.
  • UPDATE: Refresh Meeting Data. If the new Meeting Data didn’t download correctly, this can now be refreshed.
  • UPDATE: Added several warning, e.g. running the S-21 for Circuit Overseers when you haven’t yet “Submitted to Branch” all reports.
  • UPDATE: Existing JW Scheduler Email Server updated to reduce messages marked as SPAM.
  • UPDATE: Various Congregation Sharing updates, such as removing the Favourite Scripture and replacing it with a simple 6-digit PIN (same as the JW Scheduler App), Congregation Sharing can now reset Congregation Password, improved Logs, etc.
  • UPDATE: Help updates. Please click Help before contacting us.
  • UPDATE: Trial Period extended from 30 days to 60 days.
  • FIX: Password Protect improvements.
  • FIX: All Pioneers filter now includes APs.
  • FIX: Baptised 1-year report fixed.
  • FIX: Duties Schedule missing the first 1-2 weeks.
  • FIX: CLM Auto-Assign minor update for assigning non-school parts.
  • FIX: School Worksheet now prints exact meeting date.
  • FIX: Various Congregation Sharing fixes, such as User Access.
JW Scheduler 3.6.3

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.6.3

Release Date: 2020-03-05


  • FIX: Congregation ID bug
  • FIX: Duties Printing bug
  • FIX: Auto-Assign Duties bug
  • FIX: Field Service Report duplicates bug
  • FIX: CLM Explorer Import
  • FIX: Several other minor fixes.


  • NEW LANGUAGES: Ewe Èʋegbe and Iloko Ilocano
  • UPDATE: Added Middle Name and Display Name. Display Name will show everywhere except Publisher Records, which shows FULL name.
  • UPDATE: Security and Attendant Duty split into two duties.
  • UPDATE: Added Public Talk Coordinator Email field
  • UPDATE: Auto-Assign updates: Wont schedule CLM Student Talk if student had a recent talk within 3 weeks. Wont schedule Watchtower Reading for the Watchtower Conductor.
  • UPDATE: Rename Sharing Logs to Server Logs. Server Logs are limited, please see Local Sharing Logs for much more detail.
  • UPDATE: Data Conversion for Assignments and Duties to allow compatibility with the upcoming iOS and Android APP.
  • FIX: Minor template fixes, such as alignment, averages rounding, etc.
  • FIX: Active Publisher Count
  • FIX: Import from TSWin
  • FIX: Import from Hourglass
  • FIX: Several minor fixes to Neighbour Congregations and Public Talks


NOTE: If you are using Congregation Sharing, updating to 3.6.1. will causes anyone in your congregation using 3.6. to crash the next time they open. Please ensure all members update to 3.6.1. as soon as possible to fix this. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • NEW FEATURE: No Report (Missing) and Nil ‘0’ Report (No Service Activity). Please see Help > Publisher Reports.
    NEW FEATURE: Detailed Local Sharing Logs. Please see Help > Congregation Sharing.
  • UPDATE: Members – Publisher Record View now shows Member name and highlights the name in Yellow.
  • UPDATE: Members Filter added Disfellowshipped and Custom Field #2
  • FIX: Congregation Sharing fixes, mostly with sharing Publisher Reports. If some still have problems, please Re-Share with them and/or check their Local Sharing Log.
  • FIX: Bug with Active, Irregular and Inactive publisher count
  • FIX: Life and Ministry Schedule minor fixes.
  • FIX: Chairman Outline fixes.
  • FIX: Several other minor template fixes.


  • NEW FEATURE: Congregation Events. Add upcoming Congregation Events to the Congregation Information page, such as Memorial, Circuit Assembly, Circuit Overseer visit, Maintenance Day, etc. Relevant events will then display on all Schedules (e.g. CLM, Public Talks, Duties, etc).
  • NEW FEATURE: Multiple Away Periods. Brothers and Sisters can now be listed as Away for multiple periods.
  • NEW FEATURE: Importing Members into an existing Congregation. You can now import members from Majestic KHS, TSWin, Hourglass or CSV into an existing JW Scheduler Congregation. Click Members > Import.
  • NEW FEATURE: Open Congregation from Automatic Backup. Note: This only opens files on your current computer. No automatic backups are ever saved to our servers or anywhere else. Please make regular offsite backups to USB.
  • NEW TEMPLATES: Several new attractive and practical Life and Ministry Templates, called 2 Weeks per Page and 4 Weeks per Page. Check them out!
  • NEW LANGUAGES: Swahili and Yoruba. Zulu language fixed. Many translation updates.
  • CONGREGATION SHARING UPDATES: Congregation Sharing no longer requires a JW Scheduler Account. Some brothers had difficulty creating an account, or didn’t have an email address (!?). We now use Favorite Scripture to authenticate, so you will need to set this after the update. This will act like your “password” to prevent other brothers impersonating you in JW Scheduler (although I’m sure this would never happen…)
    • NOTE: If you use Congregation Sharing, please click Congregation > Congregation Sharing after updating to set your Favorite Scripture.
  • UPDATE: Congregation Sharing now shows “Online” or “Offline” status, as well as when a member last connected.
  • UPDATE: User Access has received a major update. It is now more secure, especially when new members join the congregation or leave the congregation.
    • NOTE: Congregation Administrators may need to re-setup User Access for some members.
  • UPDATE: Many, many Life and Ministry, Public Talk and other Templates have been updated, improved and fixed. E.G. Public Talk Templates now show “Away” speakers for that week, during the CO or Assembly weeks many schedules look much nicer, etc.
  • UPDATE: Can now add the CO Talk Theme or Local Needs Theme to the Life and Ministry Schedule. CO Public Talk or Special Talk themes can also be added to the Public Talk Schedule.
  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler Version number will now show in the bottom-left of the screen. The Congregation ID and Sharing Status will display in the top-left.
  • UPDATE: Several new options for reports, e.g. Regular Pioneer Hours report can now be selected by Year, Field Service Groups report can now remove Totals.
  • UPDATE: S-21 Publisher Records now show “blank” when no data has been entered, instead of 0. Clear button added.
  • UPDATE: Duties has a “Clear” button.
  • UPDATE: Neighbor Congregations and Members now sort alphabetically.
  • UPDATE: Auto-Assign minor improvements.
  • FIX: Several bugs in various templates fixed.
  • FIX: Several printing or emailing bugs fixed.
  • FIX: Congregation Sharing connection bugs fixed, such as an intermittent ‘HTTP Anonymous Connection’ bug.
  • FIX: Various other minor bugs and crashes.27
JW Scheduler 3.5

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.5.2

Release Date: 2020-01-01

  • Note: If you are currently using JW Scheduler 3.3. or less, and Congregation Sharing is enabled, please see Congregation Sharing Update 3.4. before updating JW Scheduler.


  • NEW LANGUAGE: Ghana Twi
  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler Loading time reduced from about 30 seconds to about 3 seconds (depending on your computer speed).
  • UPDATE: Congregation Sharing faster and more stable.
  • UPDATE: Congregation Field Service Report now has List button, to show which members are Irregular and Inactive
  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler will now install succesfully when using Run As > Administrator.
  • FIX: Public Talk Schedule now correctly displays Special Talk, CO Talk and other special weeks.
  • FIX: Some Life and Ministry Meeting Reports and Schedules contained English data.
  • FIX: Life and Ministry Meeting School Worksheets now print correctly.
  • FIX: Public Talk Schedule printing allows more months into the future.
  • FIX: JW Scheduler Account Email verification minor bug.


  • FIX: Adding Groups and Members caused JW Scheduler to crash for some users.
  • FIX: Initial Sharing of Congregation caused JW Scheduler to crash for some users.
  • FIX: Import from Hourglass some Publisher Reports were displaying incorrect date.
  • FIX: Gems talk time error for some users.


  • NEW FEATURE: Import from Hourglass. Now you can import data directly from Hourglass into JW Scheduler. Please see Help > Import Congregation for more information.
  • UPDATE: Better Bug Reporting. If JW Scheduler encounters a serious problem, a message will now be shown with the error information. To help us diagnose and fix your problem, please send this information to us.
  • UPDATE: Several new messages and labels helping everyone better understand Congregation Sharing.
  • FIX: Congregation Sharing fixes, such as duplicate information, sharing on 2nd computer, etc. Help > Congregation Sharing now includes a “Problems with Congregation Sharing” section. Please read that if you have problems with Congregation Sharing.
  • FIX: Various other interface fixes, e.g. Members Filters, Public Talk dates, etc.
  • FIX: Data Conversion from 3.3. to 3.5. no longer needs JW Scheduler to be opened and closed. All Publisher Reports data is now correctly shown.
  • FIX: Import from TSWin fixes.
JW Scheduler 3.4

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.4

Release Date: 2019-12-05

  • Note: If you are currently using JW Scheduler 3.3. or less, and Congregation Sharing is enabled, please see Congregation Sharing Update 3.4. before updating JW Scheduler.


  • NEW FEATURE: Restore from Automatic Backup. Available on Congregation > Congregation Information view. JW Scheduler makes an automatic backup every time the program is closed, these can now be restored from within JW Scheduler.
  • UPDATE: New Version Information now displayed when JW Scheduler is updated.
  • FIX: Several bug fixes, including crash fixes, Sharing fixes, template and schedule fixes, etc. Thanks for everyone who reported these bugs!
  • FIX: Older CLM Assignment Slips missing names. Please note you must Restore from Automatic Backup for these to come through. Or you can “Reassign” the part.


  • MAJOR UPDATE: Congregation Sharing has been completely re-written. Congregation Sharing does NOT STORE any confidential data online, and is now fully compliant with sfl and the strict European Union GDPR Privacy laws. Congregation Sharing is now located under Congregation > Congregation Sharing.
  • MAJOR UPDATE: JW Scheduler data has been updated to be more stable, easier to share, more secure, and take less space. All scheduling, field service and meeting attendance data is automatically deleted after 36 months, except for Public Talk data, which is automatically deleted after 60 months.
  • NEW FEATURE: Export Members to CSV (excel). Unlike other popular scheduling programs, we beleive your congregation and member data is *your* data and can be exported as you wish.
  • NEW FEATURE: Congregation Registration Key. When registering JW Scheduler, you can select either an INDIVIDUAL or CONGREGATION Registration Key. The Congregation Registration Key allows all brothers in your congregation to have FULL access to JW Scheduler.
  • NEW LANGUAGES: Tamil, Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek, Cibemba, Dutch and Zulu!
  • NEW REPORTS: (Secretary) Group Field Service Summary and Group Field Service Reports Collection. (Members) Print members according to any Filter or Group, and select which information to include. Assignments Field Service Member List, Assignments Other Member List.
  • UPDATE: User Access is now automatically enabled when Congregation Sharing is enabled, and is now located under Congregation > Congregation Sharing. Fixed a few User Access bugs.
  • UPDATE: Inactive Publisher Record card now shows the last month the publisher shared in the ministry.
  • UPDATE: Member Filters added a few more options.
  • UPDATE: Members > Information now adds a new Custom Field and Last Report field (for Inactive ones). The interface has improved.
  • UPDATE: Members > Assign now contains a new category ‘Field Service’, and Other now has 2 custom fields.
  • UPDATE: Life and Meeting Scheduling now shows the Assistant in Part History.
  • UPDATE: Away Public Talks interface simplified and updated to match the rest of JW Scheduler. More stable.
  • UPDATE: Warning given if Away Public Speaker has no outlines set, and new option to Show All Outlines.
  • FIX: S-21 Printing for CO now correctly prints in Document format.
  • FIX: Printing Field Service Groups now correctly excludes Children and Inactive.
  • FIX: Several bugs with Public Talks
  • FIX: Auto-Assign bugs.
  • FIX: Several interface fixes.
  • FIX: Several fixes to various templates and reports.
JW Scheduler 3.3

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.3

Release Date: 2019-11-02

  • NEW FEATURE: Import from CSV file. You can now import Members from a CSV file into JW Scheduler.
  • NEW FEATURE: Circuit Overseer Name and Contact Details fields. This will be displayed on the Emergency Contact Information Report (see sfl 26:2).
  • NEW REPORT: Student Usage. Shows what assignments have been given to each student.
  • NEW REPORT: Emergency Contact Information. Condensed contact sheet that can be printed and saved by all members.
  • UPDATE: Various UI updates. Secretary category has been removed. Congregation Field Service Report can be found under Congregation, and Secretary Printing has been merged with Printing > Secretary.
  • UPDATE: Added various new Member fields: Elderly/Infirm, Kingdom Hall Keys, Special Public Witnessing, Conduct Field Service Group and a Custom Assignment.
  • UPDATE: Many language translations updated. Thanks to the hardworking translators!
  • UPDATE: In the future new Translation updates will be automatically downloaded by JW Scheduler, and therefore appear much faster.
  • UPDATE: Members Assign tab now has “ALL” button to allow for quick selecting of multiple Assignments.
  • UPDATE: Email Message can now be edited, including translated into other languages.
  • UPDATE: Password Reset Email if you forget your JW Scheduler password.
  • UPDATE: S-21 can now Save to Word format to allow extra edits.
  • UPDATE: Members List – Auxiliary Pioneer Filter now shows those who are Auxiliary Pioneering for the current month.
  • UPDATE: Members List now shows Last Name first.
  • UPDATE: Various Member Lists now correctly sort by Last Name, First Name.
  • UPDATE: If all Members are correctly assigned to a Field Service Group, the “Unassigned” group will not print.
  • UPDATE: Various Reports and Templates have been updated and now include Letter size, e.g. Assignments by Member, Duties Schedule, etc.
  • UPDATE: Auto-Assign has been improved yet again, and now assigns parts extremely evenly.
  • UPDATE: Public Talk Schedule can now be printed without the Hospitality column.
  • UPDATE: The Enter Key now behaves like the TAB key when entering Field Service Reports, to allow quick entry using the Keypad.
  • FIX: Some Letter-sized Reports and Schedules were incorrectly set to Legal size.
  • FIX: Custom Field and Custom Duty names are now correctly saving and printing.
  • FIX: CLM Students – Available Members not correctly shows all students.
  • FIX: Auto-Assign now checks Away Period dates for Public Talks and Duties.
  • FIX: Various minor User Access errors.
  • FIX: JW Scheduler Start-up should be faster and more stable.
  • FIX: Assistant names not printing under certain circumstances.
  • FIX: Congregation Field Service Groups report minor fixes.
  • FIX: Various dates appearing in English when printing.
  • FIX: Minor problems with some templates.
  • FIX: Average Placements, Videos, Hours, RVs and Bible Studies now showing correctly on the Members view.
JW Scheduler 3.5

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.5.2

Release Date: 2020-01-01

  • Note: If you are currently using JW Scheduler 3.3. or less, and Congregation Sharing is enabled, please see Congregation Sharing Update 3.4. before updating JW Scheduler.


  • NEW LANGUAGE: Ghana Twi
  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler Loading time reduced from about 30 seconds to about 3 seconds (depending on your computer speed).
  • UPDATE: Congregation Sharing faster and more stable.
  • UPDATE: Congregation Field Service Report now has List button, to show which members are Irregular and Inactive
  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler will now install succesfully when using Run As > Administrator.
  • FIX: Public Talk Schedule now correctly displays Special Talk, CO Talk and other special weeks.
  • FIX: Some Life and Ministry Meeting Reports and Schedules contained English data.
  • FIX: Life and Ministry Meeting School Worksheets now print correctly.
  • FIX: Public Talk Schedule printing allows more months into the future.
  • FIX: JW Scheduler Account Email verification minor bug.


  • FIX: Adding Groups and Members caused JW Scheduler to crash for some users.
  • FIX: Initial Sharing of Congregation caused JW Scheduler to crash for some users.
  • FIX: Import from Hourglass some Publisher Reports were displaying incorrect date.
  • FIX: Gems talk time error for some users.


  • NEW FEATURE: Import from Hourglass. Now you can import data directly from Hourglass into JW Scheduler. Please see Help > Import Congregation for more information.
  • UPDATE: Better Bug Reporting. If JW Scheduler encounters a serious problem, a message will now be shown with the error information. To help us diagnose and fix your problem, please send this information to us.
  • UPDATE: Several new messages and labels helping everyone better understand Congregation Sharing.
  • FIX: Congregation Sharing fixes, such as duplicate information, sharing on 2nd computer, etc. Help > Congregation Sharing now includes a “Problems with Congregation Sharing” section. Please read that if you have problems with Congregation Sharing.
  • FIX: Various other interface fixes, e.g. Members Filters, Public Talk dates, etc.
  • FIX: Data Conversion from 3.3. to 3.5. no longer needs JW Scheduler to be opened and closed. All Publisher Reports data is now correctly shown.
  • FIX: Import from TSWin fixes.
JW Scheduler 3.5

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.5.2

Release Date: 2020-01-01

  • Note: If you are currently using JW Scheduler 3.3. or less, and Congregation Sharing is enabled, please see Congregation Sharing Update 3.4. before updating JW Scheduler.


  • NEW LANGUAGE: Ghana Twi
  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler Loading time reduced from about 30 seconds to about 3 seconds (depending on your computer speed).
  • UPDATE: Congregation Sharing faster and more stable.
  • UPDATE: Congregation Field Service Report now has List button, to show which members are Irregular and Inactive
  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler will now install succesfully when using Run As > Administrator.
  • FIX: Public Talk Schedule now correctly displays Special Talk, CO Talk and other special weeks.
  • FIX: Some Life and Ministry Meeting Reports and Schedules contained English data.
  • FIX: Life and Ministry Meeting School Worksheets now print correctly.
  • FIX: Public Talk Schedule printing allows more months into the future.
  • FIX: JW Scheduler Account Email verification minor bug.


  • FIX: Adding Groups and Members caused JW Scheduler to crash for some users.
  • FIX: Initial Sharing of Congregation caused JW Scheduler to crash for some users.
  • FIX: Import from Hourglass some Publisher Reports were displaying incorrect date.
  • FIX: Gems talk time error for some users.


  • NEW FEATURE: Import from Hourglass. Now you can import data directly from Hourglass into JW Scheduler. Please see Help > Import Congregation for more information.
  • UPDATE: Better Bug Reporting. If JW Scheduler encounters a serious problem, a message will now be shown with the error information. To help us diagnose and fix your problem, please send this information to us.
  • UPDATE: Several new messages and labels helping everyone better understand Congregation Sharing.
  • FIX: Congregation Sharing fixes, such as duplicate information, sharing on 2nd computer, etc. Help > Congregation Sharing now includes a “Problems with Congregation Sharing” section. Please read that if you have problems with Congregation Sharing.
  • FIX: Various other interface fixes, e.g. Members Filters, Public Talk dates, etc.
  • FIX: Data Conversion from 3.3. to 3.5. no longer needs JW Scheduler to be opened and closed. All Publisher Reports data is now correctly shown.
  • FIX: Import from TSWin fixes.
JW Scheduler 3.2.2

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.2.2

Release Date: 2019-10-01


  • UPDATE: When setting the Congregation Language to a language other than English, the user is now reminded how to Help Improve the Translation. (I get asked this a lot 🙂
  • UPDATE: Help. Most Help pages are now complete.
  • UPDATE: Setting a member as a CLM Student will now automatically tick the CLM parts, and visa-versa.
  • FIX: Cleaning Groups list.
  • Minor fixes and updates, including many updated translation files and updated Outlines.


  • UPDATE: Majestic KHS Import…
  • FIX: Auto-Assign bugs.
  • FIX: Other minor bugs causing crashes.


  • NEW FEATURE: New option to automatically Print Congregation Publisher Records for Circuit Overseer Visit (see sfl 22:12). Click Secretary > Secretary Printing.
  • NEW FEATURE: Publisher Moved. If a publisher moves congregations, and might later return, mark them as Moved. This will not delete them, but also not count them in your congregation. Of course if they will not likely return, it is better to Delete them. The Members List now has a new Filter for Moved.
  • NEW FEATURE: Create a Sample Congregation. If you are still testing JW Scheduler, you can now create a Sample Congregation and better see how JW Scheduler works.
  • NEW FEATURE: User Access can now limit who can Schedule the Life and Ministry Meeting – COBE and CLMO parts.
  • UPDATE: Auto-Assign has been greatly improved.
  • UPDATE: UBP now includes a “First Month” date field. This ensures a new UBP is not marked as Irregular.
  • UPDATE: Congregation Field Service Report now shows SPs (although not counted the monthly report)
  • UPDATE: Public Talk for Special Talk or CO can now be entered as text.
  • UPDATE: School Assignment slips now include Letter size template.
  • UPDATE: Majestic KHS import now working better.
  • FIX: Many minor improvements to avoid crashing, make the program faster, etc.
  • FIX: Selected Member Group Name
  • FIX: Congregation Field Service Report minor fixes and is now much faster.
  • FIX: With the next update, the Download button will time-out if the download failed. This will also give you the option to manually download.
JW Scheduler 3.1.1

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.1.1

Release Date: 2019-09-16


  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler file sized reduced by another 10%.
  • FIX: Printing Assignment Slips Auxiliary Halls now Ticks correctly.
  • FIX: Some translation updates.
  • FIX: Delete Key now correctly deletes members.
  • NOTE: Many JW Scheduler Help pages have now been updated. Still a few more to go…


  • UPDATE: Added Inactive and Irregular checkboxes. Some congregations don’t use JW Scheduler for Field Service Activity, so this can now be manually set if needed.
  • UPDATE: Moved Publisher Reports from Secretary view to Members view. This is more logical, since all Member-related information can be edited in the same place.
    UPDATE: Added RP Number field.
  • FIX: Majestic KHS Import is now more stable and accurate, with better error reporting. Unfortunately some users KHS database files have corrupted data, which sometimes causes Import from KHS to fail or produce strange results. If your KHS Import didn’t work correctly, please Delete your congregation and try again.
  • FIX: TSWin Import is now more stable and accurate, with better error reporting. If your TSWin Import didn’t work correctly, please delete your congregation and try again.
  • FIX: S-21 Publisher Card minor fix.
  • FIX: School Summary Template fix.
  • FIX: Cleaning and Lawn crash fix.
  • FIX: Members Notes minor fix.
  • FIX: DOB, Baptism Date, etc will now use the DateFormat specified in Settings.
  • FIX: Abbreviations E, MS, PUB, etc will now show in correct language.
  • FIX: Past Public Talk History minor fix.
  • FIX: Other minor fixes and improvements.
  • FIX: User Access. Some users activated User Access before creating members, and therefore locked themselves out of JW Scheduler. This is no longer possible, and User Access now requires at least 2 members to have Edit User Access before it can be activated.

JW Scheduler 3.0

Download Link: JW Scheduler 3.0

Release Date: 2019-09-04

  • NEW FEATURE: User Access. Elders can now limit access to JW Scheduler, e.g. allow only certain Elders to edit Members, allow MS to only access the Schedules, etc.
  • NEW FEATURE: Congregation Assignments. You can now view who is handling each Congregation Assignment, e.g. Accounts, Secretary, Literature, etc. Includes Report.
  • NEW FEATURE: Many new Reports & Templates have been added to JW Scheduler! E.G. Congregation Summary, Member Field Service Summary, Assignments by Member, School Summary, RP Hours, 1-year Baptism, and many more.
  • NEW FEATURE: Can now import from TSWIN!
  • NEW FEATURE: Starting with the next version, you can update JW Scheduler from within the program itself.
  • NEW FEATURE: JW Scheduler now records and tracks who is Active, Inactive and Irregular.
  • UPDATE: Active, Inactive and Irregular is now only based on previous Field Service activity. This is updated every month with the Secretary submits the new Field Service Report. Previous “Active” check box has been removed.
  • UPDATE: Added label to Members View and Publisher Record View showing whether a Publisher is Active, Inactive or Irregular.
  • UPDATE: Many additional Member fields. E.G. Work, Home and Cell Phone, DPA Card, Child, RP Date, Disfellowshipped, etc.
  • UPDATE: New Custom Member field, e.g. GPRD Compliance, Working with Children Check, etc. Adjust to suit your congregation.
  • UPDATE: Baptism and Birth Date now using Date Selectors (not text). Along with Address, are now all shown on the Members View.
  • UPDATE: Set when a Publisher first started preaching (i.e. became an UBP). This is done on their Publisher Record card.
  • UPDATE: Congregation View redesigned to be even easier to use. Field Service Groups, Meeting Attendance, Congregation Assignments and Neighbor Congregations now all have their own View, and are located under Congregation.
  • UPDATE: New Custom Duty type, e.g. Security or Carpark, etc. Adjust to suit your congregation.
  • UPDATE: Sound & Video Duty has been split into 2 separate duties.
  • UPDATE: Many Reports & Templates have been updated to include more information and be easier to read.
  • UPDATE: Due to the increase in Reports and Templates, we have reorganised the Report Categories.
  • UPDATE: Field Service Group Report can now include or exclude Children, Bible Students and Inactive.
  • UPDATE: Public Talks Away can now include the Neighbor Congregation Meeting Day and Time
  • UPDATE: Foreign Language Groups can now schedule the Living parts, as per the new branch direction.
  • UPDATE: JW Scheduler Install and Update file size reduced by about 50%.
  • UPDATE: The way JW Scheduler handles Translations has been adjusted, which should result in more natural and accurate translations.
  • UPDATE: Help View has been completely redesigned to make it easier to get the help you need. This will progressively be made available.
  • UPDATE: Several new languages added.
  • FIX: Email Slips and Schedules has been fixed. This should now be more reliable.
  • FIX: Week 3 of CLM Monthly Schedule fixed.
  • FIX: Import from KHS now correctly imports Field Service History and phone numbers.
  • FIX: Fixed some Congregation Sharing issues with Duties.
  • FIX: All dates now display in correct Date Format, according to your Settings.
  • FIX: Improved handling of Field Service Reports.
  • FIX: All Member Details Report fix.
  • FIX: Meeting Attendance Report fix.
JW Scheduler 2.6

Download Link: JW Scheduler 2.6

Release Date: 2019-08-12

  • NEW FEATURE: Secretary – Meeting Attendance. Meeting Attendance can now be recorded, including generating S-88 forms. Click Secretary > Congregation Meeting Attendance to access this new feature.
  • NEW FEATURE: Secretary can now Export a list of those who haven’t reported Field Service for this month. This report is listed by Group, so you can send this to Group Overseers. Access this on the Secretary > Congregation Field Service Report page.
  • NEW FEATURE: Import from Majestic KHS. You can now directly import Congregation data from KHS to JW Scheduler.
  • UPDATE: Duties can now schedule 4 x Attendants and can set a Custom Name for this duty. (e.g. Security).
  • UPDATE: Anyone can now be set as a Group Overseer or Group Assistant. This is no longer limited to Elders and Ministerial Servants.
  • UPDATE: A warning is now given if a Group already has a Group Overseer or Group Assistant.
  • UPDATE: Congregation View has been updated to make it clearer, allow more space for Groups, Neighboring Congregations and Neighboring Members.
  • UPDATE: Congregation View now includes more buttons, such as Restore Congregation.
  • UPDATE: CLM View will now show the Chairman or Auxiliary Counsellor names in any Apply Yourself Talks or Video parts.
  • UPDATE: CLM View now has a vertical scrollbar if the screen size is too small.
  • UPDATE: Startup Program Password is now obscured by default. Press Show Password to make it visible.
  • UPDATE: Clear Public Talk History has been moved to the Schedule Public Talks – Incoming View.
  • UPDATE: Duties will no longer be Auto-Assigned to a member if that member has a Teaching Part on the Life and Ministry Meeting.
  • UPDATE: Registration Key files are now easier to open. JWSchedulerKey files can now be double-clicked and opened directly.
  • UPDATE: Starting with the next version, a New Version Information window will show whenever a new version is available. This will show what has been updated without having to visit the website.
  • FIX: Neighbor Congregations and Neighbor Members syncing is now much more stable.
  • FIX: Minor scheduling fix for September 2019.
  • FIX: Minor Colourful Monthly Template fix for the 3rd week.
  • FIX: Scheduling Duties Auto-Assign crash and Special Dates fixed.
  • FIX: Congregation Field Service Reports will now show in correct Date order.
JW Scheduler 2.5.3

Download Link: JW Scheduler 2.5.3

Release Date: 2019-07-30

NEW FEATURE: JW Secretary Program! JW Scheduler now includes a JW Secretary program, allowing Congregation Secretaries to enter Field Service Reports, maintain Congregation Publisher Records, compile the Monthly Congregation Field Service Report and print S-21 Publisher Cards. The Secretary feature is available from the Main Menu, and can only be accessed by Elders. Since all data is shared with other Elders, this will help the Secretary save time, and ensures you don’t need to maintain 2 sets of Publisher Lists! Please let your Congregation Secretary know of this new feature.

  • NEW FEATURE: Emergency Contacts. JW Scheduler now allows Emergency Contacts to be stored for each Member. This feature not only helps Secretaries, but all Group Overseers and other elders. You can access Emergency Contacts from the Members tab or the Secretary > Publisher Records tab.
  • NEW FEATURE: Filter by Group. Members can now be filtered or listed by Group. This is available on both the Members tab and the Secretary tab.
  • NEW FEATURE: Count members. The Members List will now count how many members you have. If you filter or display only a subset of members, this will also be counted. For example, you can now quickly see how many Publishers or Regular Pioneers you have, or how many members are in a particular group.
  • NEW FEATURE: Public Talk Past History. Congregations can now quickly and easily enter past Public Talk History into JW Scheduler. To enter Past History, click Schedule > Public Talks Incoming > Enter Past History button.
  • UPDATE: Scheduling Local Needs parts will now only show Elders. CLM Auto-Assign will also now only schedule an Elder to take this part.
  • UPDATE: Improved Error Reporting when printing PDFs and Documents.
  • UPDATE: Many updates to various translations, including Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Haitian, Turkish, Indonesian, etc. If you notice any problems with the Translations, please visit How to Improve JW Scheduler Translations
  • NEW LANGUAGE: JW Scheduler is now available in Hindi हिंदी
  • FIXES: Various minor bug fixes, such as Public Talk reports, Sharing, etc. Thanks to everyone who reported these bugs! If you notice any bugs, please let us know.
  • UPDATE: Password Protecting Program will now hide the Side-Menu unless a correct password has been entered.
  • NEW LANGUAGES: Chinese Mandarin (Traditional) 中文繁体 & Zulu IsiZulu
  • FIXES: Various minor bug fixes, such as cloud sharing problem with August, Public Talks Away, printing foreign language S-21, Publisher Cards for Elders, etc.
  • UPDATE: Updates to various translations, including Spanish and Chinese. If you notice any problems with the Translations, please visit How to Improve JW Scheduler Translations
  • FIXES: Various minor bug fixes, such as Emailing assignment slips and schedules, Removing Cleaning Groups, Auto-Assign, Printing, etc.
  • UPDATE: Updates to various translations, including Spanish, French and Chinese. If you notice any problems with the Translations, please visit How to Improve JW Scheduler Translations
  • UPDATE: JW Secretary Program Report Hours can now be recorded in 15 minute increments.
  • UPDATE: JW Secretary Program added an Address field for publishers (optional). This will not show up on Publisher Record cards, as per the latest form, but we will soon be adding a new Emergency Contact template that will show all Publisher information, including Address.
  • FIX: Emailing schedules and Assignment Slips has now been fixed and should be much more stable.
  • FIX: S-140 form fixed. Some CLM parts were showing in the wrong week.
  • NEW LANGUAGES: Polish, Swedish and Romanian.
JW Scheduler 2.4

Download Link: JW Scheduler 2.4

Release Date: 2019-04-30

  • NEW FEATURE: Auto-Assign for Christian Life and Ministry Parts. You can now use Auto-Assign when scheduling all Christian Life and Ministry parts. This functions similar to Auto-Assign for Duties and Cleaning. Simply click the Schedule > Life and Ministry Meeting view > Auto-Assign button.
  • NEW FEATURE: Email Schedules and Assignment Slips. JW Scheduler now supports emailing schedules and assignment slips. No setup is required, everything is automatic. However please make sure the email address are correct! Incorrect email addresses will not show an error. Email schedules or assignment slips via the Reports view.
  • NEW FEATURE: Set Members to be Away. If a publisher will be away for a length of time, you can set them as “Away” between two dates. If a publisher is away, they will not be shown when Selecting Members or when using Auto-Assign. When a publisher returns, they will automatically be shown again, no need to do anything. To set a Member as Away, click on the Members view > click Away button.
  • NEW FEATURE: Multiple Cleaning Schedules. JW Scheduler now supports multiple cleaning schedules, e.g. Weekly Kingdom Hall Clean and After Meeting Clean. In some Kingdom Halls, the Weekly Hall Clean is rotated among several congregations. JW Scheduler now allows for this. This can be changed in the Schedule > Cleaning view.
  • UPDATE: Redesigned the Congregation view to make it simpler and easier to see all the information.
  • UPDATE: Weekend Duties will no longer clash with Midweek duties. E.G. If a member is scheduled to read the Watchtower, a warning is given before using him for other duties like Sound, Platform etc. Auto-Assign also will not use that brother.
  • UPDATE: Duties Scheduler now has support for 4 x Microphones, as some congregations swap brothers half-way through the Watchtower.
  • UPDATE: The Reports view will now show a “Please wait, Processing…” message when the Schedules and Assignment slips are being generated.
  • FIXES: Various other minor bug fixes, such as scheduling Public Talks, Chairman outline schedule, skipping the Memorial week, printing schedules with 5 weeks, S-140 adjustments, etc. Thanks to everyone who reported these bugs! If you notice any bugs, please let us know.
JW Scheduler 2.3

Download Link: JW Scheduler 2.3

Release Date: 2019-03-31

  • NEW FEATURE: Neighboring Congregations and Members. Add Neighboring Congregations and Members to assist with Public Talk scheduling. When scheduling which Public Speaker and Outline, you can now directly chose from your Neighbor Congregations. This saves time and effort scheduling Public Talks. Neighboring or nearby Congregations and Members can be added from the Congregation screen.
  • NEW FEATURE: Suggest Outline. When selecting a Neighboring Member to come and give a Public Talk, JW Scheduler will now automatically suggest which Outline he should give, based on which Outlines the speaker can give, and which outlines you have not had for a while.
  • NEW FEATURE: Export/Import Public Speakers. Export your Congregation Public Talk Speakers and Share with other nearby or neighboring congregations with a single click!
  • UPDATE: Can now add the theme of the upcoming Special Talk. This feature can also be used to schedule any Special Event talks.
  • UPDATE: Minor update to the S-140 Template.
  • FIX: Various other minor bug fixes, mostly related to Public Talk scheduling. Thanks for reporting. If you notice any bugs, please let us know!
JW Scheduler 2.2

Download Link: JW Scheduler 2.2

Release Date: 2019-03-21

  • NEW FEATURE: Lawn and Garden Care! You can now schedule Kingdom Hall Lawn and Garden Care, also called Lawn and Garden Maintenance. Print a separate Lawn and Garden Schedule, or combine with the Cleaning schedule.
  • NEW FEATURE: Password protection. You can now password protect JW Scheduler. Since all data is already encrypted, this is an excellent way to fully protect all Congregation, Member and schedule information. However please be careful to remember your password!
  • UPDATE: New option to set a Member as “Student only”. This is useful since not all Apply yourself to  Students are publishers or unbaptised publishers.
  • FIX: Auto-Assignment bug fixes
  • FIX: Assignment Slips bug fixes with some languages
  • FIX: Various other minor bug fixes. Thanks for reporting. If you notice any bugs, please let us know!
JW Scheduler 2.1

Download Link: JW Scheduler 2.1

Release Date: 2019-03-10

  • NEW FEATURE: Added Backup Reminder for offsite backups. Although JW Scheduler automatically saves and performs backups, it is wise to also periodically backup to USB or a File Sharing website. You will now be reminded every X weeks (default 4, can be adjusted in Settings). Backup Reminders can be disabled by setting Backup Reminder to 0 weeks.
  • UPDATE: Updated the Chairman Outline Template
  • UPDATE: Added Portrait Public Talk Schedule Template. This might fit better on your Congregation Notice Board.
  • UPDATE: Various Language translations. Thank you to those who helped improve the translation into different languages! If you want to help or notice any problems with the translations, please see How Can I Help
  • FIX: Better remembers last used templates
  • FIX: Fixed various bugs related to Templates, Auto-Assign, Away Public Talks, UBP Members, Printing PDFs, etc. Thank you for everyone who reported bugs! If you notice any bugs, please report them.
JW Scheduler 2.0

Download Link: JW Scheduler 2.0

Release Date: 2019-02-25

We are pleased to announce a major update and new name for JW Scheduler!

  • NEW FEATURE: JW Scheduler now supports scheduling Public Talks, both Incoming and Outgoing speakers, Duties including Attendants, Sounds, Video, Platform, Microphones and Cleaning.
  • NEW FEATURE: JW Scheduler can now be used by the Service Overseer to arrange and organise Field Service Groups, including assigning the Overseer, Assistants, Pioneers and publishers.
  • NEW FEATURE: JW Scheduler can now be used by congregation Secretaries to store personal information for all congregation members.
  • NEW NAME: JW CLM Scheduler has been renamed JW Scheduler. This better reflects the fact that JW Schedule is a complete package for scheduling everything in a congregation!
  • NEW REGISTRATION: JW Schedule can now be installed on as many personal devices as you like, e.g. your main computer, laptop and tablets.
  • UPDATE: The User Interface has been updated to be more appealing, while showing more useful information.
  • UPDATE: Members list now allows Filtering by Active/Inactive, Baptised, Male, Female, Elders, Ministerial Servants, Special, Regular and Auxiliary Pioneers and more.
  • UPDATE: Many new Templates for scheduling the Public Talks, Duties and Cleaning Schedules.
  • UPDATE: Can now select whether a Member is the Group Overseer, Group Servant or Group Assistant. Can also select whether they are a Special Pioneer, Regular Pioneer or Auxiliary Pioneer.
  • UPDATE: Chairman’s Outline Template now shows Start times, not End times. This is more in line with branch direction.
  • Bug Fixes: Some small bug fixes for the S-140 template.
JW CLM Scheduler v1.4

Download Link: JW CLM Scheduler v1.4

Release Date: 2019-01-29

  • NEW TEMPLATE: S-140 is now available!
  • NEW FEATURE: You can now schedule for Foreign Language Groups! Mark a School as a Foreign Language Group and you can schedule this group to conduct their own Treasures Talk, Digging for Spiritual Gems and Congregation Bible Study.
  • NEW FEATURE: JW CLM Scheduler now works will small screen sizes, and scales better at large screen sizes. Layout has been re-designed. Further changes are coming to make it even easier to use.
  • NEW FEATURE: Settings will now automatically remember the last View and selected Template.
  • UPDATE: Schedule and Assignment Slips will now use Meeting Day of Week when printing.
  • UPDATE: Video parts now shows who will take the part, namely either the Chairman or Auxiliary Counselor.
  • UPDATE: Monthly Schedule now shows the Weekly Bible Reading for each week.
  • UPDATE: Can now select whether a Member is the Group Overseer, Group Servant or Group Assistant.
  • Bug Fix: Monthly Schedule – Week 2 Chairman
  • Bug Fix: Timing for Living Parts fixed
  • Bug Fix: Sometimes Member data would not save correctly.

FUTURE: JW CLM Scheduler is currently being designed to also schedule Public Talks, Sound and Attendants, Cleaning and much more. The next update will be big!

JW CLM Scheduler v1.3

Alternate Download Link: JW CLM Scheduler v1.3

Release Date: 2019-01-09

  • NEW FEATURE: Assignment Slips can now adjust Font Size, making them easier to read. (Adjust in Settings)
  • NEW FEATURE: Assignment Slips can now adjust Date Format, allowing you to chose which format best suits your congregation. (Adjust in Settings)
  • NEW FEATURE: Selecting Member: Automatically suggests the best member for a part. This saves you time when scheduling.
  • UPDATE: Now uses the new 2019 Assignment Slips
  • UPDATE: Assignment Slips now display further Part information underneath the date.
  • UPDATE: Help section has been updated to better reflect the available JW CLM Scheduler Help options.
  • UPDATE: When choosing the Assistant, can no longer select a member of the opposite sex.
  • BUG FIXES: Chairman Outline fields now all correctly display.
  • BUG FIXES: Assistant Assignment Slips now all correctly print.
JW CLM Scheduler v1.2

Alternate Download Link: JW CLM Scheduler v1.2

Release Date: 2018-12-21

  • Import from CLM Explorer. Do you currently use CLM Explorer? You can now Import congregation, schedule and student data from CLM Explorer into JW CLM Scheduler with a single click!
  • Auxiliary School Overseer. Schedule a different Auxiliary School Overseer each week.
  • Reports View. Templates now contain a Preview showing what they will look like.
  • Templates. Templates were updated to be more appealing, and contain references to the Auxiliary School Overseers.
  • Special Weeks. Weeks can now be set to Circuit Overseer, Assembly / Convention, Memorial or Cancel.
JW CLM Scheduler v1.1

Release Date: 2018-12-12

  • Share data. The COBE and Life and Ministry Overseer can automatically share the Congregation, Member and Scheduler from their own computers. 
  • Schedule the entire Life and Ministry Meeting, including all parts and prayers.
  • Flexible. Schedule some of the meeting, or all of it. Enter some member data or all member data. Can print any schedule without completing the whole meeting. 
  • Supports multiple languages at the same time, e.g. use the program in one language, create the schedule in another. Useful if you serve in a foreign language group or are still learning the language.
  • Tracks the history of all students, including Elders and Ministerial Servants.
  • Modern User Interface using the latest programming techniques.
  • A variety of appealing Templates to choose from, with more and more added with each update.
  • Automatically saves and automatically backs up. No need to press any save buttons (which you might forget!)
  • Font size readable in any languages.
  • Safe and secure. ALL data is locally encrypted. If you choose to Share data, this is again encrypted both during transfer and at storage.
  • Save schedules in DOC or PDF format. Print or email (coming soon) any schedule.
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