Planning Center Music Stand is a digital music reader that connects to your Planning Center Services account to let you flip through pages and take notes. Features include:

1.) Log in to Planning Center, open any plan in your schedule, and choose which PDF to view for each song.

2.) Turn pages hands-free using a Bluetooth foot pedal, by swiping, tapping the edge of the page, or using a MIDI device.

3.) Use Annotation Tools (highlighter, pen, text) to take notes which are stored online for each user. See your notes from other files and keys. View other user's annotations, merge them with your own, or print your annotated PDFs.

4.) Listen to audio attached to each song and loop sections of the audio.

5.) The integrated metronome changes tempo as you advance to new songs. Listen to the beat or watch the toolbar flash.

6.) Rearrange the pages for any PDF to prevent awkward page turns.

7.) Pinch to Zoom the pages to your liking and save that setting for the future.

8.) Use online or offline. Offline mode stores the last 10 viewed plans. Notes taken offline sync when you reconnect.

9.) Sessions: Allow 1 device to wirelessly control the page turns of any connected devices.

10.) External display: Connect any TV or projector via an HDMI or VGA adapter, or via Airplay mirroring to an Apple TV. Displays two pages at a time.

11.) Use "dark mode" to keep your screen dim on stage.

12.) Editors can reorder items in the plan, add new songs to the plan, edit existing items, or delete them.

NOTE: This application requires a Planning Center Services account with Music Stand enabled.

What’s New

Version 4.3.1

NEW: Metronome Sync with Ableton Link

You can now sync the metronome between any devices on the same WiFi network. Tap Sync in the metronome, enable Ableton Link, and make sure at least one person becomes a Leader
• Enable Ableton Link from the Metronome's "Sync" button
• Choose to be the "Leader" to send Tempo and Start/Stop commands to participants in the Ableton Link session
• Have your device listen to and send Start/Stop commands

• The Metronome's sound sliders are now independent for Metronome and Audio

**Improved in 4.3.1**
- Fixes an issue with the toggle to Enable/Disable the Accent Downbeat of the metronome

If you like the Music Stand app or even just our bug fixes, we'd love an App Store review! If you have any issues, use the app's built-in help to email us so we can write back. Each bug fix in this release was submitted by someone like you!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Gniq ,

Recent update is inconvenient.

I use this app on a weekly basis and it works mostly great. I love being able to make my own personal notes on songs and save them for future use. However, recently, there was an update that changed the way the songs are displayed in landscape view. I had been able to have 2 pages displayed and change the display one page at a time, with this update, I have to change 2 pages at a time. This simply doesn’t work for me unless every song is 2 pages or every song is one page. If I have a one page song and then a 2 pager, I will have pg 1 and pg1 on a screen and then pg2 is on the next screen. Super inconvenient, please fix this. 🙏🏻

Developer Response ,

We're sorry about that! I'm afraid this was an uncaught bug, but we have a fix that will come out after the weekend. If you're in a bind, and would like to try our pre-release beta version, please write in to
Thank you,

Frankie&Barbie ,

Inconvenient: Good Things come to those who Wait

I have been using music stand for over 3 years and I love it. It has been a can’t live without tool. BUT . . . Starting back in February I have been having an issue with getting changes in my chord charts from planning center and my iPad Pro. Once I download my set to my iPad I can not update my changes from Planning Center unless I uninstall the app from my iPad and then reinstall it. I wish someone could help me resolve this issue. Any takers?

It’s time to update my review. I am not sure where the glitch was weather with apple or this app but it no longer exists. Right after your last update 3 days ago. When I make changes in planning Center I can now update my iPad without uninstalling the app and then reinstalling it. Today was the first time in 8 months my iPad has updated. Hallelujah Parise the Lord!!!!! This is now working the way it was before February of this year. This will literally save me hours of time and a ton of frustration.

Developer Response ,

I'd love to help! I'm sorry you've run into this issue. I'll need more specific details, so could you please write in to me at with those?
Thank you!

folkworship ,

Good App

I have been using planning center for years 5 to 6 years I think. Music stand is extremely handy for having all the right info in a consolidated place for everyone. It’s great live. I use a Bluetooth pedal to change backs and toggle the metronome for our in-ears. (I’m not a backing tracks and que sort of person.) It is perfect for that. As I flip music the metronome goes with magic. My one suggestion that would put this thing up to 5 is if the metronome started on the next measure when you change songs. Right now when you go to the next song it hiccups so even if your playing the song at the same tempo you can’t go straight into the next song smoothly. Somebody at planning center let me know you guys are working on that and I will hark this the greatest app ever or at least since flappy bird and vine.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the kind words and rating! We'll keep that suggestion in mind too. Thanks for sharing that.


Ministry Centered Technologies
56.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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