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Great for professional and amateur musicians alike, SongBook manages your song collections with lyrics and chords. Tap on any chord name to see its variants. Comes with comprehensive, extensible chord libraries for many instruments like guitar, ukulele, banjo and piano.
Tons of features: transpose songs, auto-zoom, auto-scrolling, metronome, external display, bluetooth pedal support and much more.
Manage big song collections: sort songs in categories, filter by tags, or define playlists (sets) for performances.
Based on the popular chordpro format, also supports tab/crd files.
Dropbox synchronization and play together feature.
Please refer to our web site for the full documentation and demo videos.
What's New in Version 3.5.1
Fix for syntax highlighting in song editor
Several smaller fixes
My Favorite Chordpro Compatible App
I bought and tried several ChordPro-compatible apps for managing my lead sheets and I like SongBook the best by quite a wide margin. You can figure out how to use it in about 10 minutes without reading the manual. Syncing with Dropbox works perfectly (syncing is a really challenging thing to get right). It also has the three features I need most: the ability to transpose, the ability to indicate if you are using a capo, and compatibility with a foot pedal for scrolling (it works with AirTurn and PageFlip pedals with zero setup).
OnSong is probably the leader in this category but I found it to be too difficult to use. It has a lot of features but if you need 36 videos to explain how to use your app (which OnSong has) that's just too much work for me. I also had problems with OnSong's basic functionality being buggy in places. The user manual disappeared on me, and I found out on their website this is a known issue. And songs often mysteriously had one key written in the metadata but displayed another even though transposing and capo were turned off. So in conclusion, I like SongBook's ease of use and lack of bugginess. And it does just about everything I need it to do. My one request would be that it store and display PDF sheet music...for now I just use another app for that.
This is the last songbook app you will want
I've tried so many song book apps. This one is by far the easiest to use and the most consistent songbook program I have used. You can map the text files to any directory on your hard drive, you can edit them, add to them and not have to worry about the long precise naming used in other programs. The support team with this program was incredibly helpful and quick to answer any questions I had. You can edit with the CHORDPRO format then print out any SETLIST or song book in a nice, easily read, format, with chords above the lyrics, line by line.
Save yourself weeks of aggravation trying to get the other programs to work, praying the formatting stays consistent or worse that your songs suddenly DISSAPPEAR because of a renaming mistype or secret file becoming corrupt. This program takes any song, in any directory (though songs must be in the same directory), any way you want to name them and your songs are always there where you put them.
The simplest, most flexible chord keeper
I've tried most of the apps in this category, and SongBook is the one I chose to convert my catalog to. Here are my reasons:
1. It syncs with Dropbox (the killer feature, really)
2. It uses text files in a folder, and doesn't try making a separate database for the songs. Your mileage may vary, but that's what I wanted.
3. It has a Mac, iPad, and iPhone app-- all of which also sync with Dropbox, so I am never without my sheets
4. It uses standard ChordPro markup, so other people can participate even if they don't own SongBook
5. It auto-zooms when displaying a song.
6. It can display a song in multiple columns so I don't have to scroll while playing. (Though it can auto-scroll if you like that.
5. It exports to multiple formats-- though it cannot yet output a PDF in multiple columns, which is the primary missing feature for me.
All in all, a great song chord sheet collecting and editing tool. Simple, not many bells and whistles, but all the right ones.
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- Category: Music
- Updated: Apr 01, 2015
- Version: 3.5.1
- Size: 4.8 MB
- Languages: English, French, German
- Seller: LinkeSOFT GmbH
- © (C) 2010-2014 LinkeSOFT GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.