OnSong Console is now available as a native application on your Mac. It’s a powerful tool that allows you to directly manage your library located on an iOS device running OnSong.
You get a real-time preview of your OnSong library to import songs and edit songs. You can even create and rearrange sets and books for your upcoming gig. When you're all done, one click saves the chord chart back to your library on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
• Import charts and files directly from your computer.
• Edit chord charts with a realtime preview of how it will look.
• Build sets and books from a desktop interface.
• Print to any printer that works with Mac OS X.
• Use Palettes to transpose and capo songs.
• Style your chord charts with chord highlighting and colors.
• Adjust font sizes for added visibility.
• OnSong 1.9996 or higher running on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.
• Local WiFi or wired network connection
• OS X 10.9 or higher
We're continuing to make OnSong Console for Mac better with bug fixes and new features. Please check out the release notes for this version at: http://onsongapp.com/mac/releases/1.2/
Ratings and Reviews
Works fine if all iOS devices are updated properly
I don’t know what all the complaints are about. My MacPro syncs up properly with both of my iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). I only had one problem….my iPad failed to sync once. I found that odd because my iPhone was ok. After updating the app on my iPad everything was fine. So…it’s important to keep your app updated on all devices.
The Onsong console makes adding new files and editing very easy. It’s the only way to go. Also great for song writing.
I do agree that making syncing to an iOS device necessary to use Console sounds a little odd…but it is probably necessary to keep track of huge song libraries that are not common to each iOS device you may be using at any one time. I was rather amazed at how quickly my song files grew after acquiring Onsong! And it sure helped getting rid of lots of paper!!!
This app is terrible.
Onsong as a standalone app works well enough on my pad but editing is slow and tedious. So, I bought the console version for editing and it’s awful. It’s incredibly difficult to connect your device to your computer/console app and when you finally do (sometimes after half an hour or more turning wifi on and off on both, closing and reopening the applications over and over, turning the computer and pad off and on), it can randomly diconnect for no reason after you’ve been editing a song for who knows how long. I have spent more time trying to get this to work than actually using it. As a professional musician, the quality of thises apps is hoorendous and I’m sorry that I spent the money on either, especially both.
Believe the negative reviews
I took a chance despite the chorus of bad reviews and warnings. So, what happened? They were right. The app crashes immediately after I click “Let’s get started.” It should say, “Let’s crash now!"
Before it crashes, I can see no devices. My Mac is connected to the router directly, not via WIFI. There are no instructions, and seemingly no way, for connecting to my IOS device unless I disconnect my Mac from the router. Running High Sierra. The instructions are vague, incomplete and obviously need updating.
I have emailed support. I will update if anything good comes out of this. If you buy, be prepared for trouble. On launch, this app is a total fail, and ten dollars for the privilege. There must be better out there somewhere.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.