The Mandolin Cafe iPhone app includes a chord finder, the ability to play the Mandolin Cafe MP3 of the day, as well as RSS feeds to many of the Mandolin Cafe hotspots.
Mandolin Cafe is all about mandolins, including a forum, classifieds, music, chords, news, builders, workshops and more.
The mp3 of the day randomly selects one of the hundreds of mp3 files stored on Mandolin Cafe and allows you to stream it on your iPhone.
The Search Classifieds function allows you to search through the thousands of classified ads.
Alternative Chords. Swipe left and right over the chord chart to see alternative fingerings.
Mandolin Cafe MP3 PodCast.
Access to all Mandolin Cafe Forums.
This Day In History. Discover what amazing mandolin events took place on this day in history
Ratings and Reviews
Needs Some Issues Resolved, Then 5 Stars
Nice app and in mobile form, can't be expected to be as full featured as the full site. But right now, with latest iOS, can't open anything attached in forums such as links, photos, sound clips, etc., no reason for this limiting problem. Also, only allows a short number of recent posts, there could easily be a feature like, "Load 20 more". 5 stars if fixed.
"Stopped Updating" Revised!
Nov 24, 2011 as stated earlier I'm changing my rating of the MC app to 5 stars because it is now updating the functions mentioned below. This is an absolutely MUST HAVE app for the mandolin enthusiast whether green beginner or seasoned veteran. GET IT NOW and become an active participant at the Cafe.
Love this app n use it many times daily. However, about 5 days ago it stopped updating New Forum Posts and Browse Classifieds the functions I use most. Now to update these I either have to delete and reinstall the app or turn my iPhone off then back on again. Either way is too much hassle. Prior to this glitch 5 star rating. Now only 1. Fix it and the rating goes back to 5!
The Mandolin Cafe is a very nice website but their app is utterly hopeless. Many of the functions don't even work like "MP3 of the day", and "This day in history". "Browse Classifies" often locks up making that function useless, too. "Mandolin Podcast" is nothing more than a web link as are most of their other menu items. What we're really left with is a Mandolin Chord finder whose interface is really amateur-hour compared to competing apps. Please remove this POS from the App Store.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.