OnSong 2024 4+

Chords, Music, Setlists, MIDI‪+‬

OnSong LLC

    • 4.5 • 147 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


OnSong is the best app for musicians. Get ready to prepare, practice and perform with ease. Download the app for free, create your account, and get started importing and viewing up to 30 songs. You can even receive sets and play with other OnSong users. When you're ready to go to the next level with more songs and features, subscribe to OnSong Essentials or OnSong Premium.

Import and build your library of chords and lyrics with built-in support for Dropbox, Google Drive, SongSelect, Planning Center, and more to work the way you do. Even scan your paper charts directly and extract text¹. OnSong supports text-based chord charts, Adobe PDF and many other file types you can import from any supporting app like Safari. OnSong Console¹ lets you manage your library from your Mac or PC in any web browser. Whether you have ten or ten-thousand songs in your repertoire², it's always lightweight and mobile so you can play anytime, anywhere.

Play more gigs with planning made easy. Pull your set lists in moments² and gather the band. Transpose, capo, and format your text-based chord charts² to look just right and then annotate or draw on the page to make special notes¹. When you're all done, share wirelessly with your team in real-time¹, or print, email, and export too². OnSong is as flexible as it is powerful.

OnSong is built for the stage. Tap to turn pages or go hands-free with wireless foot pedals or intelligent autoscrolling². No more clumsy page turning on cluttered music stands. Every aspect of the song is at your fingertips. Assign tempo and time signature for a reassuring click², sing a cappella with a digital pitch pipe², link to backing tracks to play along², or even send MIDI events to automate your stage¹, all without complicated or confusing equipment.

OnSong features powerful video features that go well beyond other apps. Display lyrics on a projector or an HDTV with a video adapter, AppleTV, or Google Cast-compatible device¹. Compose custom backgrounds with still or motion graphics, or live video¹ feeds for dynamic performances. Stay on the same page with your band with confidence monitors you control on-stage. While you're at it, run stage lighting too¹. OnSong is the ultimate creative tool for musicians.

Add an unlimited number of songs to your library and enable the features that let you perform with confidence including:

• Pulling sets and organizing songs into books.
• Hands-free control with foot pedals and actions.
• Writing your own songs with custom formatting.
• Transposing charts, applying capo and diagrams.
• Sharing with your team.

While OnSong Essentials has many of the basic features you need, there are a few that are only available with a Premium subscription including: advanced actions, annotations such as sticky notes, clips, text, and drawings, timeline, backing tracks, click tracks, multitracks, video tracks, Connect and OnCue, Console, document scanner, live video and motion videos backgrounds, MIDI automation, scenes, and premium technical support.

Want to learn more? Visit http://onsongapp.com/features to find out if OnSong is right for you.

¹ Requires an active Premium subscription.
² Requires an active Essentials subscription.

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What’s New

Version 2024.1

What's New for OnSong 2024
This is big update with a lot of new features including...

OnSong® Cloud
We've brought new services to your OnSong® account like automatic cloud backup and OnSong® Drive for transferring files.

Unified Share Menu
We've made it easier than ever to share with your band by taking the guess work out of file formats, delivery, and scheduling.

Unified Rendering Engine
You now have more formatting options including 2-columns, vertical diagrams, and consistent viewing and printing across multiple platforms.

Advanced Text Formatting
You can now format individual words and phrases including links, highlighting, font color and style, and more...

Single Sign-On
We've made it faster to sign in and get started using OnSong with connected services from Apple, Google, and PraiseCharts.

Energy Management
We've added settings that allow you to dim the screen after a period of non-use to reduce battery usage for longer performances.

Clock and Timer Widgets
You can now see the time and a countdown timer while you're performing your set.

and much more...
We've made more than a 100 improvements that you can check out in our release notes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Mikxe97 ,

Great App and Support

I had been a paying subscriber of Ultimate Guitar for many years when a recent update wiped out my personal edits of 600 songs. They tried to make me think it was isolated to me, but I checked around and discovered that UG’s app no longer supports any symbols, just lettered chords. Years of work down the drain. I was ready to go old school (songs in a binder) when I heard about OnSong. Admittedly, there is a learning curve and adjustments involved. Songs transfer easy enough from UG. After that, if you require notation other than bare chord letters, you’ll need to edit in symbols dropped by UG that work on OnSong. But OnSong Premium support has been fantastic, getting back to me promptly on several occasions with detailed, personalized instructions on how to make the app work for me. And the appearance, styles, and autoscrolling features are miles better than anything I had at UG, even before the endless bugs introduced in recent years. The one drawback is that OnSong doesn’t have a library of songs. As I add new songs in the future, I’ll simply use the free version of UG, and then export them to OnSong.

Paulie Fingers ,

***** Five Stars for OnSong

I’ve used OnSong now for over three years in a solo act and also use it for my work playing with three or four different bands. OnSong has always been stable, and I’ve been able to create sets for myself and my solo work, and for each of my bands plus, I use it to import backing tracks for my solo work. I’m going to check into the New OnSong 2023, which I’ve already downloaded. differences are in those backing tracks. Any help from OnSong on this would be appreciated. OnSong is a great app for the working musician. The only thing is that if you’re using Mac, be careful when upgrading the operating system until on song tells you to do so are you may run into problems. Other than that the app is great.

black95325 ,

Know what you’re getting…

I was looking for an app to make it easier to see the songs I’m playing as I have low vision and cannot always make out the chords and words on printed paper. Talking to some musician friends led me to OnSong. After downloading the app it soon became evident that I would have to subscribe if I was going to get any use out of it. My goal was to scan the music I already have on paper into the app and it appeared, based on my reading of the features for each tier (Essential and Premium), that the Essential would allow me to do that. After completing the subscription process and firing up the scan feature I was met with a pop up that told me I needed a Premium level subscription to scan and an upgrade link. Since I had just spent $24 I was unhappy with the prospect of having to spend another $48 to upgrade as that appeared to be the only option available . I used the contact form to inquire if there was a way to apply the monies I had just spent to the upgrade. I’m still waiting for a response. The moral of the story is to read carefully so you know what you’re paying for. At this point I have a $24 app that I can’t really use. Caveat emptor.

Developer Response ,

Hello! We are sorry to hear about the confusion you experienced with unlocking the Document Scanner as a feature for OnSong. We would be happy to offer you a prorated cost to upgrade from Essentials to Premium, if you would just be willing to reach out to our billing department at billing@onsongapp.com. Thank you so much, and we look forward to assisting you!


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