Planning Center Music Stand is a digital music reader that connects to your Planning Center Services account to let you flip through pages and take notes. Features include:
1.) Log in to Planning Center, open any plan in your schedule, and choose which PDF to view for each song.
2.) Turn pages hands-free using a Bluetooth foot pedal, by swiping, tapping the edge of the page, or using a MIDI device.
3.) Use Annotation Tools (highlighter, pen, text) to take notes which are stored online for each user. See your notes from other files and keys. View other user's annotations, merge them with your own, or print your annotated PDFs.
4.) Listen to audio attached to each song and loop sections of the audio.
5.) The integrated metronome changes tempo as you advance to new songs. Listen to the beat or watch the toolbar flash.
6.) Rearrange the pages for any PDF to prevent awkward page turns.
7.) Pinch to Zoom the pages to your liking and save that setting for the future.
8.) Use online or offline. Offline mode stores the last 10 viewed plans. Notes taken offline sync when you reconnect.
9.) Sessions: Allow 1 device to wirelessly control the page turns of any connected devices.
10.) External display: Connect any TV or projector via an HDMI or VGA adapter, or via Airplay mirroring to an Apple TV. Displays two pages at a time.
11.) Use "dark mode" to keep your screen dim on stage.
12.) Editors can reorder items in the plan, add new songs to the plan, edit existing items, or delete them.
NOTE: This application requires a Planning Center Services account with Music Stand enabled.
IMPROVEMENTS & BUG FIXES
- The “None” option wasn’t always working for song and other items with pdf attachments
- The app won’t keep refreshing each time you return to the plan page
- Better support for the “Cancel” and “Save” buttons when zooming on some iPhones
- Worked out a kink where rotating the device, while in Zoom mode, wasn't canceling Zoom mode
- Fixed an issue where some text annotations weren’t staying on the correct page when hitting “Next” in annotation mode on pdfs with multiple pages
- The title of the chord chart will show the “m” when using the Quick Transposer for charts in minor keys
SECONDARY SCREEN AND DEVICE ORIENTATION
- Fixed an issue with the scrolling option for "Horizontal - 2" while using a secondary screen
- The "Horizontal - 2" scrolling option now supports iPhone screens and secondary screens when using an iPhone
- RehearsalMix files now expire 1 week after they have been downloaded
- Support for newer iPad screen sizes
If you like the Music Stand app or even just our bug fixes, we'd love an App Store review! If you have any issues, use the app's built-in help to email us so we can write back. Each bug fix in this release was submitted by someone like you!
Ratings and Reviews
Inconvenient: Good Things come to those who Wait
I have been using music stand for over 3 years and I love it. It has been a can’t live without tool. BUT . . . Starting back in February I have been having an issue with getting changes in my chord charts from planning center and my iPad Pro. Once I download my set to my iPad I can not update my changes from Planning Center unless I uninstall the app from my iPad and then reinstall it. I wish someone could help me resolve this issue. Any takers?
It’s time to update my review. I am not sure where the glitch was weather with apple or this app but it no longer exists. Right after your last update 3 days ago. When I make changes in planning Center I can now update my iPad without uninstalling the app and then reinstalling it. Today was the first time in 8 months my iPad has updated. Hallelujah Parise the Lord!!!!! This is now working the way it was before February of this year. This will literally save me hours of time and a ton of frustration.
Developer Response ,
I'd love to help! I'm sorry you've run into this issue. I'll need more specific details, so could you please write in to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with those?
I have been using planning center for years 5 to 6 years I think. Music stand is extremely handy for having all the right info in a consolidated place for everyone. It’s great live. I use a Bluetooth pedal to change backs and toggle the metronome for our in-ears. (I’m not a backing tracks and que sort of person.) It is perfect for that. As I flip music the metronome goes with magic. My one suggestion that would put this thing up to 5 is if the metronome started on the next measure when you change songs. Right now when you go to the next song it hiccups so even if your playing the song at the same tempo you can’t go straight into the next song smoothly. Somebody at planning center let me know you guys are working on that and I will hark this the greatest app ever or at least since flappy bird and vine.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the kind words and rating! We'll keep that suggestion in mind too. Thanks for sharing that.
Thank You for Fixing the Apple Pen Bugs
UPDATE: The latest update you mentioned appears to have solved my problem. You were correct in the assumption that I was using an Apple Pen. Thank you so much for the quick fix! I am adjusting my review accordingly to reflect the awesomeness of your app. Thanks!
OLD: I have never had problems like this prior to this update, but now every other time I hit “done” after making annotation, all annotations get erased. Not just on the one page I am on, but multiple pages get erased.
This wipes out a lot of my work and is extremely frustrating. Please fix as it makes the app useless. Prior to this I have been a big fan of it. Here’s hoping for a quick fix!
Developer Response ,
Hi Elvite, we have released version 4.0.1 to fix this issue, which is available in the App Store now. Again, we're so sorry for the inconvenience. ~ Matt
Hi Elvite, we're terribly sorry about this! There is good news: we've found a specific bug while using Apple Pencil & "Undo", and we have a fix in-process with Apple's review team right now. As soon as it's approved, we'll release it. For now, try making & editing notes by hand. ~ Matt
- Ministry Centered Technologies
- 54 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Ministry Centered Technologies
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.