SongSheet update – v.2.5 adds further features and tweaks to iPad song cataloging utility app

Download from iTunes App Store songsheet logo 2There are lots of ways of keeping track of your song charts whether those are all the covers you play in your gigging band or your own songs. However, if you want a convenient, and gig-friendly, digital format, then the is an app for that; SongSheet. I’ve reviewed SongSheet by developer Ghostdust previously on the blog so if you have not checked out the app  then do take a read.

Developer Gabriel Hauber does like to keep things moving though. Version 2.4 arrived in January and there have been a couple of other ‘point’ updates since then, while v.2.5 arrived on the App Store today. As usual with any update, this brings the normal round of bugfixes, there are also a couple of new features and some useful changes.

SongSheet; a great way to carry your entire song catalogue around with you.

SongSheet; a great way to carry your entire song catalogue around with you.

On the ‘new’ front, you can now filter the songs in your library by key. However, what I’d find more useful is the ability to include all of the songs in a set list when exporting to a PDF or printing and the separate ability to print/PDF export the library song list. There are some other tweaks that are worth noting. For example, set lists now display the total duration for all the songs included. If you are working up a list for a gig slot of fixed length, then that’s obviously a useful feature to have available. There are also more options for configuring certain Bluetooth pedals to control either scrolling through a particular song or moving between songs.

Whatever cataloging system you use for your songs, getting everything into a system is initially a lot of work. If you are prepared to knuckle down and get that phase dealt with (and SongSheet does make that as easy as it can), then the long term benefits are obvious. SongSheet is becoming a very well featured cataloging application and, at UK£7.99, it is a pretty modestly priced for what could be such a useful tool.

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    1. Jill renshaw says:

      How can we control the volume on the backing track whist reading off songsheet
      Please

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