TEFview the Free Tablature File Viewer

TEFview for iOS is an app that allows you to view, print and play tablatures created in TablEdit Tablature Editor on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
TEFview allows you as well to view and listen to ASCII tabs, ABC tunes, MIDI, PowerTab, GuitarPro and musicXML files.

- Supported file formats: TablEdit, ASCII, ABC, MIDI, Music XML, PowerTab, GuitarPro
- Tablature and/or Standard notation display,
- MIDI Playback with full speed control,
- Ability to assign the volume and the MIDI instrument for any track in real time,
- Metronome and count down,
- Embedded Help,
- Emails file as attachment,
- File manager.
- WIFI file sharing, Files app support
- Subdirectory management
- Playlist
- extract the compressed tef files from a zip file
- pdf export: the pdf can be emailed, printed to a compatible AirPrint printer or opened in a third app,

What’s New

Version 3.0

- open TablEdit 3.0 files
- the changes in time signature and tonality are integrated into the score, just as in printing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

TylerTheWonderBoy ,

It would be great but no sound on iPad

I needed to update my review and rating. The lack of sound/volume was due to the muting function in the swipe menu being activated. Clearly my omission. The program now works as expected and I’m quite happy with it. It’s very helpful to be able to play from downloaded pieces using my iPad as well as compose and modify pieces on my Mac and take them along on the iPad. Great app!

I’ve got tefview on my iPad and Tabledit for myMac. I really like the the Tabledit program for Mac as the features are great. Unfortunately nothing I do will allow me to have sound on my iPad. Yes, I’ve checked out the help page and gone through all the steps outlined but nothing helps. I’m using the newest version of iOS on a newer iPad so the hardware an software are current. Not sure what to do but the program isn’t all that functional without sound.

Developer Response ,

Check in the Control Center if the "Silent Mode" is not active.
For other troubleshhoting tips, please see the the page:

Chuck30606 ,

Best practice tool

I play mountain dulcimer, and this is the best practice tool I’ve seen. I can easily isolate the part I’m learning, and then combine with all the others to hear clearly how my part fits in the ensemble. If there are difficult measures, I can select them and play them over and over until I have them down. And if I don’t have a TEF file for a song I want to learn, I have TablEdit and can make one.

Mike Cxxx ,

Excellent for opening guitar pro and power tab files

I have a large old collection of guitar pro and power tab files -this thing is great !It also lets you slow down and change midi voicing - for example playing VH “Panama” with a classical guitar- shows sheet music and tabs as well as the fretboard ‘piano keyboard-nice!and on that fretboard keeps a grid of commonly used notes also nice!On my wish list is :
1-lefthanded fretboard
2-chord names as they are played

Overall great job!

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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