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Songwriter - Write lyrics and record melody ideas on the go

By App Holdings

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SongWriter is a simple, yet powerful solution for storing your song ideas. Recording your ideas and writing your lyrics and chords has never been so convenient.

(Also available on iPhone and iPad)

Some features:
● Write your lyrics for each section of your song (ie. verse, chorus).
● Record audio for each section separately.
● Chords display above the lyrics when in display mode.
● Save your songs as PDF's and export Songwriter / MySongbook Files.
● Autoscroll feature lets you play along with your whole song hands-free

If you have any suggestions of how Songwriter can be made even better, we would love to hear your ideas. Please visit to get in touch.

What's New in Version 2.0

Updated UI
Guitar tabs
Chord Picker


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Customer Reviews

Not the right app for me

Missing a lot of great features. No Sync. No transpose. No importing sheet music. I use the ipad app also. It works better than this app.

I don’t think it’s worth the money. I can acomplish the same thing with Microsoft Word in less time. Get Songhub.

Great app, but seems buggy

I’ve been using this app for a good half year or so and up until recently it’s been working fine for me. However, maybe it’s because they’ve not yet released an update in a while, especially now that Mavericks is out, but my app seems to be very buggy. Songs are unable to be selected half of the time, and when I *can* select them it’s hit or miss whether my text and chords appear or if I’m shown a blank page with nothing on a song I’ve spent many hours working on. I’m also curious about the new UI. The one shown in the images for the app on this page look amazing, I really love the wooden look and the design has a nice aesthetic to it. However, I tried redownloading just to confirm and yes, it seems like what’s pictured isn’t what you get; just a bland, white and blue theme with some basic drop down functions for organizing your songs.

In short, it was a really good app for songwriters, and I feel like it could be again if the devs are able to get out a more recent update and maybe some more options for aesthetics (color, theme layout, etc.)

Edit: After doing some digging I’m not even sure the devs are updating this anymore. I can’t find word of it on their website, and both the mobile and desktop versions of this haven’t been updated in months. Always disappointing to purchase something only to have the creators move on and leave you hanging :/

Songwriter - Write lyrics and record melody ideas on the go
View in Mac App Store
  • $9.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 1.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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