Tabular is a tablature editor that lets you read and write music for guitar, bass, drums and much more. It's the best way to learn new songs, write your own songs and run through practice exercises for nearly any kind of stringed instrument or drum kit.

Practice tools allow you to master challenging songs and improve your technique by letting you start off slow and gradually increase the speed after each loop. You can also keep logs of your practice sessions so you always know where you last left off.

All of your music will be neatly organized and managed for you with the app's integrated document library. No more manually sorting through files — you'll have everything automatically stored and sorted in one place. Even better, with iCloud support, everything will stay in sync across all of your devices, including the iPad with the companion Tabular Mobile app.

• Write music using tablature notation for nearly any stringed instrument with 3 to 12 strings
• Create and save custom tunings or choose from the built-in tuning library
• Full support for percussion tablature
• Full rendering of the musical staff
• Multitrack documents
• MIDI playback with 53 different instrument sounds
• Adjustable playback speed for practicing
• Configurable speed trainer that can increase playback speed after each loop
• Practice logs to keep track of your progress with a song or exercise
• Large library of notations including legato, vibrato, bends, grace notes, etc.
• Built-in document library to keep all of your music organized
• iCloud support keeps your documents in sync across all your devices
• Visual fretboard lets you see where each note is played
• Customizable document templates to quickly create new songs using your most common instrument configurations
• Built-in interactive tutorial
• Import from Guitar Pro 3/4/5 or MIDI file formats
• Export to PDF, MIDI or plain text (ASCII) formats
• Paste tabs directly from the app into any text editor for instant sharing of ASCII tabs
• Printing support
• Sleek, modern interface built just for OS X
• Single-window tabbed interface
• Retina support

Feel free to contact us on our support page at if you have any issues or feedback!

What's New

Version 1.3.2

• Fixed note playback on input.
• Fixed playback of dead notes.

Apologies for the delay in releasing the next major update. It's still in the works, but is taking longer than expected to finish. I'll do my best to get it out there as soon as possible!

Thanks, and feel free to visit our support page at if you have any issues or feedback!

Ratings and Reviews

Buggy… good, but buggy!


Once you get used to using the app, it’s pretty good… until it crashes!

Good, but export not working


I’m really enjoying this app. There are fabulous functions and pretty much does all standard notion stuff that I wanted to do (accents, ties, repeats but no Dal Segno). Playback and ‘slow down tempo’ function for practising looks excellent. Love the ‘insert chord’ function- very flexible. Of course, I want more functions like being able to put in lyrics and alter the formatting (margins, fonts, size of notes etc) but it does what it does really well. A good app. Love that there are many instruments to pick from- which is why I bought it in the first place (no Ukulele options on other software).

No regrets in buying so far, but all exporting into other formats (pdf, midi etc...kind what I bought it for- to arrange for my Uke group) and some printing aren't working.

Exporting seems to stall app and printing splits poorly between pages to make overlapping sections indecipherable.

Needs more work


It works well when it does not crash. Started composing 10 minutes in i must have confused the program by pressing 2 buttons in a row and it crashed loosing everything i wrote. Needs to have a lot of bugs ironed out.

Apart from that its a much better program than guitar pro.


Chromatic Labs Inc.
154.1 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2014 Chromatic Labs Inc.


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