BandHelper 4+

Organizational suite for bands

Arlo Leach

    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Much more than a "songbook" app, BandHelper can organize your management tasks and power your live show.

• Forget about managing binders or finding reference recordings
• Keep track of songs that need more work
• Note or record your good ideas for future reference

• Eliminate the dead space from flipping through pages
• Lead the band seamlessly through your set
• Automate effects settings, keyboard patches and lighting scenes

• Simplify your scheduling tasks
• Easily integrate subs or new band members
• Raise the bar for band organization

• Use a variety of devices on multiple platforms
• Don't renew automatically unless you want to
• Get personal support when you need it

Join thousands of bands around the world and "get your act together" with BandHelper!

*** If you have a problem or a suggestion, please contact me before writing a bad review. I can't troubleshoot problems through the review system, but I respond promptly to all help tickets and posts in my support forum. ***

What’s New

Version 2024-05-23

• Fixed a problem where the Play Recording automation events and app control actions didn't play multiple recordings together when the layout includes the Multiple Recording Buttons.

• Fixed the Next Page/Marker Or Song and Previous Page/Marker Or Song app control actions when the document viewer is shown on an external display but not the main display.

• Fixed a crash when clicking Increase Tempo or Decrease Tempo from the tempo button options.

• Fixed the Sort Songs by Tag option on the set list Edit Songs page.

• Fixed a redundant row of labels that appeared when sharing some set lists.

• Added Settings > App Control > Wrap Next/Previous Songs and Wrap Next/Previous Attachments. You can use these to control whether the Next/Previous Song, Document, Recording and MIDI Preset functions wrap around to the first or last item. For backwards compatibility, Wrap Next/Previous Attachments is on in existing installations. Otherwise, both settings are off by default.

• Added Settings > Advanced > Allow Automation End to Change Songs During Playback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Geeman1957 ,

Makes playing live a breeze!

I've been using BandHelper for several years now and I just cannot say enough about Arlo, the developer. His customer support is the absolute best. Nothing is perfect of course, and anytime I've had an issue (very rare) he is quick to reply and does his very best to help.

As for BandHelper, our band uses it to keep us organized. I can easily see a history of our gigs and setlists. Making setlists is a snap, very easy to do. And each member can follow the set list on stage via their mobile devices.

Our drummer uses a midi controller pad to select each song as we play the gig. Not only do all of our devices change as he selects the next song, but BandHelper is also sending midi commands to control our pedalboards and keyboards.

Very much more you can do! We're only scratching the surface.

Arlo is continually improving and updating BandHelper so you can be assured it is not going to whither away and die anytime soon.

If you play live, BandHelper is a fantastic tool!


Difficult Cancelation Process

You can't trail this complicated, mediocre program without signing up to a free trial, which starts charging you automatically after a 30 day period. Immediately I knew this was not an intuitive program and attempted to cancel the account. I had to spend 30 minutes trying to find a way to delete my account online. If you delete the app only, your account would remain active, which means you'll be charged after the trail. They buried the cancelation deep in their website. When I see tactics like this it makes my blood boil. If you're confident in your product, you don't play "gotcha" gimmicks.

Developer Response ,

A couple inaccuracies here: 1) We do not start charging automatically after the trial. Your account will expire after 30 days unless you come back and make a payment. That's described in our terms of use and in the confirmation email you received after you registered. 2) The account delete function is easily accessible on the Admin > Billing page of the website. The app's Help menu also has a link to that function. None of this info is buried or hidden, and you can also contact us if you can't find something.

App Privacy

The developer, Arlo Leach, 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:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers

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

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