SongBook manages your song collections complete with lyrics and chords. It comes with comprehensive, extensible chord libraries for guitar, ukulele, banjo and many other instruments. Based on the popular chordpro format.
Great for editing of chordpro songs with syntax highlighting and live preview, conversion of tab files, copy chords, ...
Define playlists (set lists), use auto-scrolling or auto-zoom for gigs or concerts. Many printing options.
Perfect companion to SongBook Chordpro for iOS.
Fix for printing songs with images
Ratings and Reviews
Love this app!
This SongBook app is another amazing gift of the digital revolution! Before SongBook, had song books and sheet music all over the place and I never felt organized. This app lets me organize songs easily. One of my favorite joys in life is having friends and neighbors over to sing. It’s live karaoke when the lyrics and chords are projected on the TV via airplay and Apple TV. People play guitars, drum and sing along. So fun! I recently had my iPad with this app on a vacation cruise. Everyone on the ship became friends when we all sang songs together, thanks to this app. I also enjoy writing songs, and SongBook lets me easily write down ideas and alternate ideas (the hashtag is great for hiding lyrics that I am still playing with). I also love that I can attach backing tracks or original songs for rehearsing. This app has done more to improve my musical abilities than just about anything else. (Friends I hadn’t played guitar with in a year were amazed at how much I had improved). SongBook lets me focus on playing, and not on fumbling with papers. I have not tried other lyric and chord apps, and hear that some are also good. SongBook works so well, I have never had the desire to look elsewhere. I use this app with the Firefly page turner pedal, and it works without a hitch. I have both the iOS app and the app for my Mac and sync files via DropBox. It’s all beautifully seamless. Thank You, LinkeSoft!
It's Such a Great Portable Musicians' Notebook
I've been accruing chordpro songs for years and loading them into SongBook. I have over 1,300 songs at the moment. For me I like to use my Macbook to load the song. It's easier for me to tweek it the way I like to view it. Once it's saved in the cloud [in my case Dropbox], I can call up the software on my iPad, or even my iPhone. If you are playing out in a group you can share/Air Drop any song to your Mates [as long as they have Sonbook]. There are many features like timed scrolling which allows your lyrics with chords to scroll at the pace you set when singing live. Another feature is you can transpose to a better key in an instant. I used to own Binder 2, but discovered that SongBook has more versatility and features. Forget about dragging 3-ring binders and book with you. Just bring your iPad from now on!
Songbook is indispensable
This amazing app does everything. I can create lyric sheets with custom placement of chords; set the pace for the song along with pauses for intro/outro/solo; for print the sheets out along with chord diagrams; transpose keys on the fly; create set lists for gigs. I use it on my iPad and have had no glitches. It may take a bit of time to get used to the coding used for creating a song sheet, but the structure is very straightforward once you get the hang of it. I have one criticism, which is that if I need to make changes within the app on the fly (time, lyrics, etc.) and save them during the session, the changes won’t be there next time - I’ll need to add the changes on my laptop and then upload to Songbook via iTunes. I’m used to it now, but maybe someone has a workaround. The good thing is that for that session at least you can play with the changes.
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- LinkeSOFT GmbH
- 3 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- © (C) LinkeSOFT GmbH 2012-2022
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.