By Craig King
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TabKeeper for OS X works with TabKeeper2 on your iPad, or can be used by itself. It stores all your tablature and chord charts on iCloud, so changes to your files are shared with TabKeeper2. Use TabKeeper to write, import, and maintain Chord Charts, Lyrics Sheets, or Tablature and create Playlists for gigs or Sunday worship.
- Easy import of all your existing songs
- Automatic chord recognition allowing easy key changes or capo placement
- All changes synchronized with TabKeeper2 for iPad
- Simple chord transposing and capo settings
- Import most tablature binary file types (ptb, gp3, gp4, gp5)
- Provides many features not available on the iPad version, including multi file edit, multi file duplication, multi file delete and more
- Extensive help to make it easy to get started
What's New in Version 1.3
- New Song Web Search
- Bug Fixes
Not bad, but needs some polish
Not a bad app, but I think it has a few bugs, and with a few other features it would be perfect. The scrolling is very important for anyone using a laptop to play from. It would be easier on the eyes if it was smooth scrolling, and sometimes, I don’t know why, it jumps to the top of the song before I finish playing. I think I’ve found a work around by leaving about ten lines at the end of each song.
Export song or a Playlist would be a great way to share your music with someone else, or with another computer on the network, and a button to go to the top of the next song, either that, or fix the bug where when pressing the down arrow to go to the next song, you go to the top of it, rather than the bottom.
I love how easy it is to edit a song, and having a search feature saves alot of time from copy and pasting, but it’s a pain when your search gives you more than what can be seen in the window; track pad gestures don’t bring up more of the list so again you have to use arrow keys, and sometimes that can be frustrating.
With some work I think this can be a five star app, and I’m looking forward to your announced updates, and more.
TabKeeper is a great iPad app, but a poor iMac app
I have been using TabKeeper for iPad for about 6 months and everytime I show it to freinds they either download it or wish there was a version for their OS. It is very cool to be able to instantly share new songs with freinds on their iPad, to be able to shift the music to a new key, and to have songs in TabKeeper find and play the same song from iTunes.
I just purchased a new iMac and was very happy to see TabKeeper available for this platform. Downloading and install only took a few seconds, and by the time I opened it all of my songs had already been downloaded from the cloud. It is really nice to be able to import and edit songs with a proper keyboard and large screen and have them automatically syncronized across my devices. …However, the app is very unstable on the iMac. It crashes nearly every time I try to save to the cloud. It has been doing this for months, and I was hoping there might be an update to correct the problem.
Other than that, a great app!