Chord Dictionary will name every conceivable chord on the guitar neck also the ones physically impossible to play. If you need to know a name of a chord, Chord Dictionary will tell you. With 22 frets and super simple interface, just click on the fretboard and Chord Dictionary will do the rest. Scroll up or down the fretboard with the scroll wheel or the up and down arrows. An ideal reference tool for musicians of any level of expertise including students of music theory, jazz guitarists, composers, transcriptionists, and midi-programmers and more.

What's New

Version 1.2.1

Fixed interface bugs
Fixed fret numbers and intervals text when resizing app window

Ratings and Reviews


Exactly what I needed!!

I was looking for an app that could tell me what chords I was coming up with on guitar, and to help me remember other more standard chords. Click the tab into the grid and there it is! This is such a clean and useful app! I am extremely pleased.

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Correct chords, broken interface

With only a few minutes of use I have these few comments. The app indeed does seem to correctly identify chords. If you put in weird stuff it will give you suitably weird answers--music theory is robust enough to name any random chord you throw at it, and this app does it. Given more sane inputs, the app gives standard chord names back, including some pretty sophisticated stuff.

However, it is impossible to access frets above five. Attempting to scroll briefly causes the fretboard to flicker as though trying to scroll to higher frets but then reverts back to frets one through five, but now with a band of white extending across the picture of the fretboard which is erased when Clear is set. (This is on a MacBook Pro with trackpad.) Also, the textual labels to the left (fret numbers) and across the bottom (positions within the chord such as root, #5, etc.) are unnecessarily small and thus hard to read. Furthermore, they do not scale in size when the window is enlarged.

These problems should never have appeared in a released app. But here they are. Fixe these problems and you'll get five stars from me.

Carmine morra

doesn't look up chords

if you're looking for a D#dim7 fingering it won't find it for you. You have to build the chords yourself. If you know how to finger the chord, who cares what it's called.


ipSoft Ltd
10.7 MB
OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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