Songwriter's Companion 4+

Robert Parker

    • 4.3 • 28 Ratings
    • $7.99



Become a more productive and organized songwriter!

Songwriter's Companion allows you to capture all your song ideas (titles/hooks, lyrics, and audio) in one easy-to-use application and then develop those ideas into completed songs.

Songwriter's Companion includes a full featured text editor, Rhyme Finder for finding rhymes, an audio recording tool, a chord palette for dragging & dropping chords into your lyrics, and the ability to display chords above your lyric's text (ChordPro style). All your work is highly searchable and sortable. Even when you've got hundreds or thousands of songs in progress you'll find what you're looking for with Songwriter's Companion.

Previously featured in Apple's "Making Music" collection.

Get organized, get serious, get Songwriter's Companion.

What’s New

Version 3.2.2

Fix bug that could cause the app to unexpectedly quit before fully launching.

Update to use newest audio recording APIs.

Update to use WKWebView

Universal build for Intel and Apple Silicon

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Big Doofus ,

No cloud sync

This app is fantastic for writing lyrical ideas and making chord charts. I’ve tried a lot of other apps to try to write songs with and this one finally has everything that you need. Basic lyric writing word processecor with song writing features like rhyme dictionaries - versions - and the ability to add chord references.

The one thing that would make this app 5 stars is if you could synch it between computers - like from an iMac to a Macbook Pro and back and forth over the cloud.

Other than that it’s great.

MagicHour ,

Holy Tights Batman This is Awesome!

It’s only been 40 years since I’ve been writing music and all these years I’ve been needing something like this! Today I was getting organized as I’m prepairing for my next release and decided I’d write up all my songs in the computer instead of trying to read my terrible handwriting. As I began the old way of using a word processor and putting in the chords as I needed them, I thought to myself, there has to be a better way and now I know there is! So many great features, one of my favs is having the song in a window and being able to stop and start as you type the lyric! That is the bomb! Another great feature is the pick the key and the chords you need are right there! My only grip would be for basic chords this is fine, but if you are needing a maj7 or 6th or anything like that, you have to put that in manually, but hey for 7 bucks, come on, not going to mark them for that! Great program and I bet this guy or gal is a songwriter to make this so perfect for us trying to get our music out there!

Chazaaky ,

Great App - Solid Customer Service

This app is a great find. I've been working with multiple notebooks for so long and I'm not the best organized person. This app has helped me get focused - in a very short time. I really like the layout and intuitiveness; the dictionary, thesaurus and rhyming helper are a big plus too.
The onboard audio recorder is brilliant. You can make all sorts of audio notes right there - plus a separate written "Notes" page/tab too. Really worth the price.
In fact, I'd say it's underpriced. I had one problem relating to the app not loading (a known bug that was documented on the developer's website, but with Big Sur I wasn't knowledgable enough to be able to implement the fix.) I emailed the developer and he got the problem fixed for me.
Highly recommend the app for any songwriter who needs help getting organized. Get more writing done, less paper chasing...

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The developer, Robert Parker, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.