Hymnals 4+

GIA Publications, Inc.

    • 1.0 • 1 Rating
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Hymnals is a remarkable app that brings all the elements of your favorite hymnal—and more—right to your iPad. The app is free – through it you can purchase the following best-selling Roman Catholic hymnals from GIA Publications, Inc. using an in-app purchase.

● Gather - Third Edition for Pew, Choir, Guitar, Keyboard, C Instrument, and B flat Instrument
● Worship - Fourth Edition for Pew, Choir, Guitar, Keyboard, C Instrument, and B flat Instrument
● Ritual Song - Second Edition for Pew, Choir, Guitar, Keyboard, C Instrument, and B flat 
● Instrument
● Gelineau Lectionary Psalms
● Guimont Lectionary Psalms
● The Lyric Psalter
● One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
● Cry Out with Joy
● Gather Comprehensive - Second Edition both Pew and Choir
● Lead Me, Guide Me - Second Edition Pew and Keyboard
● Oramos Cantando - We Pray In Song Pew
● More to come

Hymnals offer the complete contents of your hymnal in a compact, lightweight form—no more dragging around multiple hymnals and service binders! The app is perfect for choir members or churchgoers. Swipe or tap to easily page through hymns, or create and manage your own Service Lists! The music and words are crystal clear. With Hymnals, you can:

● NEW - Backup your hymnals, imported music, service list, and annotations to the cloud with your giamusic.com account.
● NEW - Now also works on iPhone.
● Download your hymnal via in-app purchase
● Quickly search for hymns by title or hymn number
● Create your own service lists
● Share service lists with other Hymnals app users
● Arrange your service list and display it in song order
● Listen to audio samples if available (requires an Internet connection)
● Zoom in or out without blurring
● View hymns in both portrait or the wider landscape mode
● Easily toggle to full-screen mode to see the entire hymn page
● Turn pages with AirTurn and PageFlip Bluetooth pedals
● Annotate hymns easy editing tools

The free app includes three sample hymns.

What’s New

Version 2.9

- Faster navigation from page to page using the arrows

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

JCP6786 ,

Importing Function

Importing is poor. It assigns a number to the imported file rather than keeping alphabetical. It is also in order of importing so if you did one file a day for 30 days search function gets worse.
Also when you add a title to a music list sometimes the title shows up 2 or 3 times. Nothing consistent. All else is good.

bgdz ,

Hymnals Reader / Gather Third Edition - usability is poor

While the material is all there, usability is poor. This software has the feel of a 1.0 version. Hopefully it will improve in the future.

You can only view a single page at a time, and scrolling is erratic - a swipe can scroll the entire page, or just a staff, or not at all, and it’s impossible to predict which will occur at any particular time.

Page formatting is irregular as well - sometimes an entire page will fit on the screen, sometimes not, depending on the number of verses of text, alternate languages, etc. There is no way to re-size a page to fit comfortably on the screen.

Being able to print out a hymn would solve a lot of these usability problems, but unfortunately copyright ownership has priority over usability here.

Needless to say all this makes it more or less useless for actual performance use.

Add to this the amateurish music typography (carried over without improvement from the print edition of Gather) , the high price of content (identical to the full hardcover print versions) and it is hard to recommend this software.

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