Simple Songwriter 4+

Creative Assistant

Hopefully Useful Software

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.9 • 43 Ratings
    • $4.99

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Past Apple Staff Favorite

Beginners to advanced musicians can use this app to leave thinking behind and bring the fun back into creating music.
All the chords given sound great together and most pop/rock songs will use a combination of these chords.
The touchscreen gives you the perfect environment to quickly and easily generate song ideas. When you have a great song idea, record it for later practice on your chosen instrument. List view allows you to browse your songs chords, while the song key section can transpose your idea to any key instantly

Use Simple Songwriter when you want to:

Easily and quickly generate song ideas

Record song ideas for later playback

Find Chords that sound great together

Help identify the key of a song

Instantly change the key of a song

Easily examine the chord progressions used by your favourite songs

What’s New

Version 2.3

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixed to work on iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Midsummermagic1111 ,


I use this for my students to understand how chord progressions work. It's easier for then to hear how a song creation will sound and will add in more complicated stuff because they want the result of what they played on this app. Then they are more motivated to learn the chords. It deserves 5 stars if they integrate minor keys..

Jrz25 ,

Awesome when it works but deletes my songs all the time!

This app is awesome but it seems to lack support. When it works, it is an awesome app for songwriting. One major issue that I am discovering is that it continually deletes my songs! The whole point of the office so that you can quickly jot down some cord progressions for him some tunes for later and if it cannot save those simple things, It's pretty much useless.

When I go to load an old song, it does not load any of my songs even though it shows that there is a file that is saved. If the developer would spend a little time working on this app and making sure that songs are saving properly, I would definitely change my review to a 5.

One other thing that is extremely annoying is when you close the app in return to the app, it brings you back to the home screen where you have to either resume a song or start a new song. They need to change that as soon as possible as well.

Joereadel ,

Good, not great

I like this app, but there are a few things I really wish they'd change: I wish the 'new song' button would take me to the screen where you choose the key instead of the default C key screen. Also, I wish I could choose the chords that I wanted to use for a particular song. Nothing too complicated, I'd just like to be able to throw in a II or a iv chord here and there. Speaking of Roman numerals, it would be cool if I could choose to use them instead of just the Arabic numerals. Another reviewer mentioned that they wish you could select minor tonality, and I agree this would be a big improvement, since you miss out on altered harmony when just using the relative major key. Lastly, almost half the time I try to use it it won't make sound. My phone is new, yes the volume is up, so what's going on?

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  • Family Sharing

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