Tabular is a tablature editor that lets you read and write music for guitar, bass, drums and much more. It's the best way to learn new songs, write your own songs and run through practice exercises for nearly any kind of stringed instrument or drum kit.

Practice tools allow you to master challenging songs and improve your technique by letting you start off slow and gradually increase the speed after each loop. You can also keep logs of your practice sessions so you always know where you last left off.

All of your music will be neatly organized and managed for you with the app's integrated document library. No more manually sorting through files — you'll have everything automatically stored and sorted in one place. Even better, with iCloud support, everything will stay in sync across all of your devices, including the iPad with the companion Tabular Mobile app.

• Write music using tablature notation for nearly any stringed instrument with 3 to 12 strings
• Create and save custom tunings or choose from the built-in tuning library
• Full support for percussion tablature
• Full rendering of the musical staff
• Multitrack documents
• MIDI playback with 53 different instrument sounds
• Adjustable playback speed for practicing
• Configurable speed trainer that can increase playback speed after each loop
• Practice logs to keep track of your progress with a song or exercise
• Large library of notations including legato, vibrato, bends, grace notes, etc.
• Built-in document library to keep all of your music organized
• iCloud support keeps your documents in sync across all your devices
• Visual fretboard lets you see where each note is played
• Customizable document templates to quickly create new songs using your most common instrument configurations
• Built-in interactive tutorial
• Import from Guitar Pro 3/4/5 or MIDI file formats
• Export to PDF, MIDI or plain text (ASCII) formats
• Paste tabs directly from the app into any text editor for instant sharing of ASCII tabs
• Printing support
• Sleek, modern interface built just for OS X
• Single-window tabbed interface
• Retina support

Feel free to contact us on our support page at if you have any issues or feedback!

What’s New

Version 1.3.2

• Fixed note playback on input.
• Fixed playback of dead notes.

Apologies for the delay in releasing the next major update. It's still in the works, but is taking longer than expected to finish. I'll do my best to get it out there as soon as possible!

Thanks, and feel free to visit our support page at if you have any issues or feedback!

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Franklin Kiting ,


I only got this because Finale was too confusing. This is simple enough, but it tends to crash. It offers to save to the Cloud, but that doesn’t work. Export to pdf results in files that lead to errors when imported into other programs. Adding chords is a pain; you have to uncheck default preferences on every single chord. Preferences are lame and offer no respite from the annoyances. Nearly everything about it is ill conceived. It was way too expensive for the little it offers. I hear that the mobile version is better. It couldn’t be worse, I’ll tell you that. I feel ripped off.

GeekyGuitarist ,


I bought this app in early 2014 and it almost worked out. Common problems I encountered included crashes and failure to save properly. I decided to give up on it then, but I redownloaded it this week to see if they’d made improvements in the past two years. It seemed to work for about 45 seconds before it crashed. It apparently didn’t even matter that I got a new computer between then and now.

It just doesn’t work. I deleted the app immediately. I wish I’d spent the money on a more reliable tablature program. Don’t waste money on this app.

Jonnnnnajohnjon ,

Updates have not kept up with operating system changes

This used to work very well, and now with operating system updates, it no longer seems to work properly. Very surprising that they still get away with charging so much for something that doesn't work reliably anymore


Chromatic Labs Inc.
154.1 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2014 Chromatic Labs Inc.


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