Have you ever arrived at a performance only to discover that the singer has decided to change the key at the last minute? Sure, you could sit down and transpose your prepared charts, but that takes time: time that you might not have available at that moment.

And what about those folders of chord charts you have sitting on your shelf, taking up space? Surely there’s got to be a better system for storing all that sheet music.

Progressions is an app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, which allows you to store, organise and transpose simple chord charts, enabling you to use your device as a customised music display, or simply as a catalogue of the songs that you love to play.

You only need a basic understanding of chords for this app to transform the way you store written music, making the app perfect for beginners and professional musicians alike.

Charts are entered as completely free text, and can include song lyrics, notes about the song, shorthand instructions, section titles, etc. Progressions cleverly isolates the chords within the chart, allowing it to be transposed into any key you choose.

Progressions Features:
• Easily enter chord charts with lyrics or notes, or import text files.
• Create “sets” of charts for playing from in performances or practice sessions.
• Transpose charts to any key, on the fly.
• Print charts wirelessly using AirPrint.
• Send PDF copies of charts via email.
• Adjust display settings such as brightness, auto-lock and font size.
• Backup and restore your charts database.

What’s New

Version 2021.3

The last release introduced a couple of awkward bugs that ranged from being slightly annoying to making the app unusable. Because I know how frustrating these things can be, I put a rush on getting an update out the door to resolve the issues I know about. If there's anything else… please let me know, and I'll do what I can.

- I inadvertently discovered that there are people still using Progressions on iOS 13 when the last release introduced an issue that caused them to experience a black screen upon loading the app. The good news is that I was able to fix it, the bad news is that Progressions' support for iOS 13 is not long for this world, so it might be worth updating to the latest iOS anyway.

- Progressions' ability to track the system dark mode setting and serve up the appropriate theme was on its last legs due to system-level changes, so when I switched over to scene-based UI architecture in the last release, I basically ripped the carpet out from underneath it and broke the thing. A couple of adjustments and it's back up and running again. Phew!

- Another issue that showed up in the recent update was the fact that Progressions couldn't process external files or links, which isn't awesome when that's how a lot of stuff gets shared around. I'm working on better solutions for this, but I also dug in and sorted out the problem because I don't like leaving things broken. It bothers me.

Thanks for using Progressions! Once again, if you need help or have suggestions, toss an email to or tweet @progressionsapp, and I'll do what I can!

Until next time!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Rumboliver ,

Betsy available

I found Progressions about 3 years ago and have used it weekly since then. Brilliant for gigs and working with different vocalists.

Folk Family ,

Love it!!

I think this app is amazing, very happy with it.

App Privacy

The developer, Daniel Farrelly, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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