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 older macOS versions
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!
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.
Use it every day
I have used this program for several years now and have few complaints. I wanted something that would let me easily make and show a song with accurate chord placement. This does that task more simply than anything else I have tried. I used this mostly at home at first, but have recently joined an ukulele club and we bring songs to share at each meeting. Songbook prints out a good, readable copy of the song, and if you want, a chord chart. You can force the program to write out different voicings of chords if you need to show alternatives. Don’t worry if you aren’t an ukulele player, you can set your instrument of choice in preferences.
I would like to have more formatting options than are available but that is a very minor complaint. I use Songbook daily and have reccomended it to all my friends in my ukulele group.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.