One-time purchase - no subscription!
Great for professional and amateur musicians alike, SongBook manages your song collections with lyrics and chords. Tap on any chord name to see its variants. Comes with comprehensive, extensible chord libraries for many instruments like guitar, ukulele, banjo and piano.
The original SongBook app, continuously developed since 2011.
Tons of features: transpose songs, auto-zoom, auto-scrolling, metronome, external display, pedal support and much more.
Manage big song collections: sort songs in categories, filter by tags, or define playlists (sets) for performances.
Based on the popular chordpro format, also supports tab/crd files.
Fully offline capable, no Internet connection required. Optional Dropbox/Google Drive/MS OneDrive/Nextcloud sync. Play Together feature.
Please refer to our web site for the full documentation with screenshots and demo videos.
Sync with a folder from the Files app, e.g. in iCloud Drive (iOS 14 or higher)
Print all songs of a playlist
Button in Settings to delete all local files (to start over with a fresh sync)
Send MIDI command with metronome tick/flash e.g. for Tap Tempo
Ratings and Reviews
Pretty good, but needs to support Apple ecosystem
Supports iPad, iPhone, Mac. I own all three.
Great screen formatting
Respects your privacy. Collects no data
Supports the Apple store on Mac
Mac version has very clunky transport controls.
Needs to synchronize through iCloud.
Needs to directly support Apple Music without having to make a copy of each song as an mp3.
Navigation gets slow on 2019 iMac with 300 songs
I put three hundred songs in this, and tried it for a month. I have gone back to OnSong. (I bought before they went subscription)
This would be my go to instead of OnSong if it fully supported the Apple ecosystem, but without that, it’s not for me.
Privacy issues for those who care:
This app respects your privacy, which is great. Then to synch, they use google and box, who DEFINITELY don’t. Go figure…..
Developer Response ,
Unfortunately, it's currently not possible to sync whole iCloud Drive folders in an app.
You can link with Apple Music songs in SongBook iOS, but the links are device specific. Linking MP3s works on all platforms.
Note that we also support Nextcloud sync if you have privacy concerns.
Great to have access to my songs on all my platforms
I have used most of the chord chart apps available in the App Store. I have been using Songbook Chordpro for several years and I always seem to gravitate back to it as my first choice. Because it uses the Songbook folder in Dropbox and is set to automatically update when I write something new or add a piece, my songs are the same whether I use it on iPhone, iPad, or my MacBook Pro. What other program can do that and do it so well. I’ll eventually get an Apple Watch and my songs will be available there. I appreciate a developer who takes the time and effort to make their app available everywhere. I no longer use Windows, but I could, and my songs would be available there. I got used to using the simple syntax of Chordpro to write out my songs and I don’t have to worry about my chords showing up over the wrong words like if I wrote them in Word. Those who whine and complain about this being too hard are not really thinking about how Chordpro creates more accurate leadsheets to share with others. And Songbook Chordpro creates great printed leadsheets for those needing a paper copy of my song. All in all, great job guys. I’m very happy to be a customer and look forward to continuing to use the software for my music for years to come.
My Go-To Songbook app!
I’ve been using SongBook ChordPro for a few years now. I love how easy it is to use on any of the versions. I have the MacOS, iOS, iPadOS, and Windows versions and am using a Dropbox folder to share all my chord sheets between devices. The only thing I might ask for to improve working with the app might be an expanded ChordPro insert menu, or at least a reference sheet of all the ChordPro tags that are supported.
I started using the app for my guitar sheets for jam sessions. It really helps to have all my chord sheets on my iPad rather than a binder full of loose sheets that I have to shuffle through and re-organize all the time! I’ve now started using it for my newly-acquired mandolin, and I love that I can set the instrument using ChordPro notation and the app gives me the correct chords!
I’ve also played around with the group sharing function, and that really works nicely! Unfortunately most of the groups I jam with aren’t quite the tech-enthusiasts that I am, so I don’t usually get to take advantage of that set of features...but it’s nice to have the option!
In short, keep up the good work! I love this app!
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- LinkeSOFT GmbH
- 10.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
English, French, German
- Age Rating
- © (C) 2010-2023 LinkeSOFT GmbH
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.