By Aron Nelson
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unrealBook allows you to access your entire library of music or lyrics on your iPad with ease. Replace your bulky and heavy binders with a small and light device filled with your music PDF files. The alphabetized and indexed list makes it easy to find the song you are looking for. unrealBook is the answer for the gigging musician!
Please check the reviews. 4.5 stars!!!!!! unrealBook is being used on tour with Billy Joel - see October 2014 Keyboard Magazine!
unrealBook was one of the first apps for displaying music charts on stage. The evolution continues as many musicians use it on stage every day. This product is the result of input from many users.
Yes, unrealBook supports PDF Table of contents, user created indexes, bookmarks, keywords. You can even convert the PDF table of contents into indexes. It has been able to do these features for a while.
Note: Screenshots are from iOS7/iOS8. unrealBook runs on every iPad, even the iPad 1!
"unrealbook is just an awesome app"
"On gigs people are always asking about it and I am always telling them about unrealBook. Thanks for the great app and the great support. Awesome!"
"Have been using unrealBook in live band set up for a year or so – really useful app my man, thank you."
"I want to thank you for creating unrealBook! I love it!"
"I just wanted to let you know that I used unrealBook extensively on my most recent rehearsal and show….couple of weeks ago and it performed flawlessly"
"I absolutely LOVE your APP on my iPad"
"I love the page turning, it's instant and also the Index is the right size for my fingers!
Love not having to carry big books to work! It's so neat!"
"I love unrealBook so thanks !!"
•Replace your bulky and heavy binders with a small and light iPad filled with your music PDF files. The alphabetized and indexed list makes it easy to find the song you are looking for.
•No more asking for a light for your music stand on dark stages.
•No more worrying about a breeze turning a page by accident.
•Search for a song quickly and easily.
•Create bookmarks that allow you to easily load up a large PDF and go directly to a page within.
•Use bookmarks and PDF files together to create set lists for different gigs.
•Hot spots allow you place highlighted areas on the page that allow you to jump from one page to another when pressed (think To Coda and D.S. signs).
•There is a built in music player so you can listen to your music while you check out the score!
•Connect to the world via email and dropbox support.
•Annotate your scores with auto-highlighted text and colored pens with different sizes.
•Create set lists easily. Jump to any song in a set list directly or step through the set list sequentially.
•Assign an iPad as a master and have multiple iPads slaved via bluetooth or WiFi!
•Record your rehearsals or your band on stage, all while reading music in unrealBook!
•Take pictures of a chart on a gig and create a PDF that you can use on stage.
• Airturn Support for turning pages.
• Use the iRig BlueBoard to jump directly to D.S. and CODA in a document via foot switches.
• AirDrop an entire set list of files between two AirDrop compatible devices - including unrealBook Mobile on iPhone.
What's New in Version 2.0.5
Very functional, but needs to improve aesthetics
PROS: No problem loading and displaying large files, such as a RealBook. I LOVE the bookmarks feature which allows you to select a specific page within a PDF, such as a single song in a RealBook, and creates a brand new song entry in the master list for that specific song. It will skip right to that page without any need for skipping ahead, and even allows you to place that in a set list. Very useful for large PDFs with no index. Speaking of indexes, you can create indexes with unrealBook.
CONS: support for AirTurn pedals is quite limited, and doesn't work with hotspots, such as for DS and Codas
Decent sheet music app
unrealBook is a good tool to use to organize sheet music, once you determine how to navigate thru functions it works. Needs better annotation tools for marking up notes and adding text on the fly when using for rehearsal. I like forScore better. Out of 3 sheet music apps I use
1. forScore - good annotation tools, good set list, file and attribute organization, metronome interface
2. unRealBook - see above
3. DeepDish Gigbook - kinda clumsy and slow
Can't Live Without It
My entire keyboard rig is controlled from the simple act of calling up a chart in unrealBook! As I am the musical director for many different acts, a choir director and church musician, the Play List feature is invaluable! The developer is very responsive to update features and that's rare in the app world. Highly recommended!
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 25, 2016
- Version: 2.0.5
- Size: 22.3 MB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Aron Nelson
- © 2010 Aron Nelson
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.