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Version 11.9 February 5, 2024
  • IMPROVED: Repositioning the cursor when editing songs.
  • IMPROVED: Using the cursor toolbar to add bar lines, repeat signs and chord symbols.
  • IMPROVED: (De-)Activating the delete mode.
Version 11.8 January 30, 2024
  • NEW: Customize printouts with a new print option to hide/show a song’s TABs.
  • IMPROVED: Import/Edit MIDI commands in plain text format via the ‘MIDI Syntax Editor'.
  • IMPROVED: Assign multiple voicings to the chord symbols of a song.
Version 11.7 January 23, 2024
  • NEW: Import/Edit MIDI commands in plain text format via a new ‘MIDI Syntax Editor'.
  • NEW: Copy MIDI commands from Stage Traxx 3 (or OnSong) and paste them into Song One’s ‘MIDI Syntax Editor' to auto-create MIDI-based timeline markers.
  • NEW: Auto-execute MIDI commands when pressing the 'Play' / 'Pause' button.
  • NEW: Add/Edit MIDI commands (and their execution times) via the MIDI event window of the song editor without activating the play mode/timeline.
  • NEW: Hide the default section labels when using foreign languages. (Go to the song info panel and open the pop-up menu next to 'Title'.)
Version 11.6 January 8, 2024
  • NEW: Add MIDI commands to the timeline without assigning them to MIDI queues. (Continue to use MIDI queues to control the execution of MIDI commands via a Bluetooth page turner or screen taps.)
  • IMPROVED: Parsing of imported content.
Version 11.5 January 2, 2024
  • NEW: Assign multiple voicings to the chord symbols of a song.
  • NEW: Use a variety of languages with non-latin characters.
  • NEW: Have Song One auto-determine unspecified song keys when using quick-transpose.
Version 11.4 December 19, 2023
  • NEW: Add standard section labels to instrumental sections and have them auto-aligned with chord symbols when inserted.
  • NEW: Import and auto-format text with combining diacritical marks.
  • IMPROVED: iCloud sync and PDF to Song One document conversion.
Version 11.3 December 11, 2023
  • NEW: Have Song One auto-select the best option from multiple chord symbols generated while playing a virtual instrument/MIDI keyboard.
  • NEW: Reposition the cursor to the left or right of the selected chord symbol via the arrows of the bottom toolbar when editing instrumental sections.
  • IMPROVED: The bottom toolbar now automatically slides into view when Song One is re-opened on iOS.
Version 11.2 December 3, 2023
  • IMPROVED: Controlling the playback via the play mode toolbar when adaptive auto-scroll or the page-flip mode is active.
  • IMPROVED: Searching for song titles that include apostrophes and accented characters.
  • IMPROVED: Zooming in and out of print previews with the slider of the main toolbar (macOS).
  • IMPROVED: Exporting songs in the PDF format.
Version 11.1 November 20, 2023
  • IMPROVED: Controlling the playback via the play mode toolbar when adaptive auto-scroll or the page-flip mode is active.
  • IMPROVED: Jumping to a specific song section by swiping the timeline, moving the playback slider or using the repositioning menu.
Version 11.0 November 15, 2023
  • NEW: 'Quick-Transpose' songs by specifying the interval (the number of half-steps) above or below the current key.
  • NEW: Jump to a specific song section by performing a long tap / right click / two finger tap on the play/pause button and making a selection from the repositioning menu.
  • IMPROVED: Create high precision MIDI events by entering milliseconds when typing in the timeline positions (e.g. ’01:02.174’).
Version 10.9 November 3, 2023
  • NEW: Create high precision MIDI events by entering milliseconds when typing in the timeline positions (e.g. ’01:02.174’).
  • NEW: Automatically display the guitar strings and their tunings in the song editor when selecting 'Tab' from the section label menu.
  • NEW: Drag & drop guitar tabs as well as lyrics sections with or without chord symbols.
  • IMPROVED: The timeline's playhead position is now displayed in minutes, seconds and deciseconds.
  • IMPROVED: The MIDI event window is now positioned above the iOS on-screen keyboard (in landscape mode).
  • FIXED: Generating slash chords with accidentals when using the chord matrix.
Version 10.8 October 23, 2023
  • NEW: Switch between 'Pop/Rock' and 'Jazz' chord symbols in the theme panel. (Note: 'Pop/Rock' is the new default chord symbol format.)
  • NEW: Select a chord by performing a long tap/click on or underneath its root note in order to edit the chord symbol via the chord matrix.
  • NEW: Easily position the cursor to the left or right of the selected chord symbol via the left/right arrows of the bottom toolbar.
  • NEW: Delete the selected chord by tapping/clicking on the guitar pick icon of the bottom toolbar (left corner).
  • NEW: Drag and drop selected chords and/or selected lyrics by tapping on and holding the selection. Release the tap/click after dragging the selection to the desired location.
  • NEW: Add extended power chord symbols to the lyrics (e.g. '5add7').
  • IMPROVED: Enabled the use of popular non-standard symbols for 'add9' and 'add11' chords ( '2', 'm2', '4', 'm4').
  • IMPROVED: The position of the lyrics is now automatically adjusted upwards when the on-screen keyboard (or virtual instrument) slides into view.
Version 10.7 October 3, 2023
  • NEW: Adjust the offset of a section's scrolling position when section markers have been added to the timeline: App Settings > Play Mode > Timeline (Section Events).
  • NEW: Advertise your iOS device as a Bluetooth-based MIDI peripheral to connect to other iOS devices: Library’s Main Menu > Bluetooth MIDI > Advertise MIDI Service.
  • IMPROVED: Importing ‘OnSong Backup’ files via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option: Rebuild your entire song catalog including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events, notes and links to backing tracks stored in Apple's Music app (iTunes).
Version 10.6 September 26, 2023
  • IMPROVED: Repositioning the cursor via the arrow keys and copying & pasting text sections when editing songs.
  • IMPROVED: Automatic re-linking of externally saved backing tracks (stored in Apple’s Music app) when syncing your catalog.
  • IMPROVED: Importing ‘OnSong Backup’ files via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option: Rebuild your entire song catalog including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events, notes and links to backing tracks stored in Apple's Music app (iTunes).
Version 10.5 September 16, 2023
  • NEW: Add vocal cues to the timeline for in-ear monitoring and band practice.
  • NEW: Automatically download and play back backing tracks stored on iCloud when the play mode is active.
  • IMPROVED: iCloud sync, setlist navigation and audio waveform creation.
Version 10.4 September 6, 2023
  • NEW: Download all backing tracks from iCloud not yet stored locally on your iOS device via the menu option ‘Download Unfetched Backing Tracks’ (Library’s Main Menu > Backup Catalog > iCloud).
  • NEW: Upload locally stored backing tracks mistakenly deleted from iCloud via the menu option ‘Upload Backing Tracks To iCloud’ (Library’s Main Menu > Backup Catalog > iCloud).
  • NEW: Change the titles of linked backing tracks in the song info panel (by tapping on the wave icon and selecting ‘Rename Track’ from the pop-up menu).
  • IMPROVED: Auto layout adjustment of print snapshots when the timeline is shown or hidden.
  • IMPROVED: Creation of ‘complete’ backups and syncing of backing tracks via iCloud.
Version 10.3 September 3, 2023
  • NEW: Imported audio backing tracks are now downloaded to all your macOS/iOS devices automatically when the new option 'Sync Imported Backing Tracks' is enabled in Song One's settings (under 'Devices').
  • NEW: Synced audio backing tracks are now stored permanently inside Song One's app container for instant playback of backing tracks regardless of internet connectivity.
  • NEW: Imported audio files can now be included in song catalog backups by selecting 'Complete Backup (With Backing Tracks)' in the 'Backup Catalog' submenu.
  • NEW: Song One's backup files now have a '.catalog' extension. (Older backup files with a '.socb' extension remain valid and may be restored when needed.)
Version 10.1 August 22, 2023
  • IMPROVED: Handle song requests by swiping the library panel into view when the play mode is active. Add a new song or re-arrange the song order without stopping the playback of the current song.
  • IMPROVED: The ‘next song’ indicator is now updated immediately after changing the song order of a setlist during playback.
Version 10.0 August 17, 2023
NEW: Modify a title/subtitle in the song info panel with automatic updates to the song editor.
IMPROVED: The section label is now included when copying, pasting or cutting a selected text block.
IMPROVED: Undo/Redo when editing.
Version 9.9 August 8, 2023
  • NEW: Start & stop the metronome with bluetooth page turners sending left or right keyboard commands.
  • IMPROVED: Setlist navigation, iCloud sync and data deduplication.
Version 9.8 July 29, 2023
  • NEW: Immediately fetch/upload the latest song catalog changes on iOS by initiating an iCloud sync request: Press the home button (or swipe the screen upwards) and then re-open Song One.
  • NEW: Immediately fetch/upload the latest song catalog changes on macOS by initiating an iCloud sync request: Minimize and re-open Song One’s application window (via the Dock).
Version 9.7 July 21, 2023
  • FIXED: The scrolling position of a newly opened song is now adjusted correctly when swiping the timeline.
  • FIXED: The visibility settings of ’smart scroll’ chord charts and tooltips are now recalled after app re-launches.
  • IMPROVED: Up/Down key commands no longer change the selected song when the library panel is in focus. (Use the left/right key commands to step through the songs of the library panel.)
Version 9.6 July 14, 2023
  • NEW: The ‘Play Mode’ tutorial video now covers the features of the new timeline.
  • IMPROVED: Restarting playback after pausing scrolling via up/down key commands.
Version 9.5 July 3, 2023
  • NEW: Accurately change the song’s scrolling position by swiping the timeline left or right or by moving the bottom slider.
  • NEW: The timeline now auto-locks during playback and unlocks when playback is paused. (Tap on the playhead to manually unlock it and enable swipe gestures.)
Version 9.4 June 10, 2023
  • NEW: Control songs with an 'Adaptive Auto-Scroll' engine and sync the lyrics to an audio backing track's waveform via timeline (in page flip or auto-scroll mode).
  • NEW: Communicate with external devices via MIDI note and MIDI queue events added to the timeline.
  • NEW: Remote-control Renewed Vision's 'ProPresenter' app and generate dynamic visuals during live events in sync with lyrics and backing tracks.
  • NEW: Auto-scroll songs within an exact duration regardless of the device's screen size and the song's zoom level.
  • NEW: View upcoming song titles in the Play Mode's playback toolbar when performing a set.
  • NEW: Page-flip through partially visible PDF pages on iOS devices in landscape mode.
  • NEW: Control the playback volume of backing tracks.
Version 8.8 Feb 15, 2023
NEW: Switch between transposed chord shapes and capo diagrams when using a capo (via the power button next to the capo field).
NEW: Auto-transpose tablatures (TABs) when a capo is applied or disable the transposition of TABs in the app settings.
NEW: Auto-simplify chord charts based on a musician’s skill level with presets for 'novice', 'advanced beginner' and 'competent'. (Perform a long tap on a song title in the library panel to make a selection.)
NEW: Get a quick overview of Song One's user interface and features with a 'Getting Started' video (help section).
Version 8.7 Jan 10, 2023
  • NEW: Use the 'Auto-Format Text' menu option to convert typed in/pasted MIDI commands in the OnSong or SongBook ChordPro formats into the Song One format.
  • IMPROVED: Import ‘OnSong Backup’ files (Standard / Pro / 2020 / 2022) via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and rebuild your entire song catalog (including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events and notes).
  • IMPROVED: 'Quick-Select'.
Version 8.6 Jan 4, 2023
  • NEW: Customize the setlist printouts ('Interface' > 'Setlist Printouts').
  • IMPROVED: Import ‘OnSong Backup’ files (Standard / Pro / 2020 / 2022) via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and rebuild your entire song catalog (including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events and notes).
  • FIXED: ‘Import Clipboard’ menu option (iOS 16).
Version 8.5 Jan 1, 2023
  • NEW: Add symbols and instrument icons to the lyrics via the song editor's context menu.
  • NEW: Generate setlist printouts via the set's pop-up menu ('Print Set' > 'Setlist').
  • IMPROVED: Quick-select, auto-spacing & on-screen keyboard access (iOS).
Version 8.4 Dec 23, 2022
  • NEW: Import, edit, auto-format and auto-transpose text-based tablature (TAB).
  • NEW: Use the marker/highlight tool to change the color of a selected text section (Settings -> Song Editor -> Marker Action).
  • NEW: Display a tooltip (help tag) by hovering the pointer over a button (macOS).
  • NEW: Optionally disable the selection of songs via screen taps (left/right touch zones) in order to use swipe gestures exclusively (Settings -> Play Mode).
  • NEW: Optionally avoid opening the next song of a set when the 'DOWN Arrow Key Function' is used at the end of a song (Settings -> Bluetooth & MIDI).
  • IMPROVED: Manual scrolling is now automatically re-enabled whenever playback is paused.
  • IMPROVED: 'Hidden comments' excluded from printouts are now also hidden from view when play mode is active.
  • IMPROVED: If a song contains auto-scroll actions its duration is no longer automatically adjusted to the duration of a newly added audio backing track.
Version 8.3 Nov 12, 2022
  • NEW: Add an annotatable header image (a portion of a PDF or image file) to a song.
  • NEW: Swipe the setlist/library panel into view when Play Mode is active to edit and re-order setlists or change the selected song.
  • NEW: Search for a requested song while Play Mode is active without affecting playback. Then tap on the found song in the library to add it to the active set and auto-play it after the currently playing song.
  • NEW: Drop songs into a specific row when building setlists via drag and drop.
  • NEW: Auto-complete typed entries in the 'Category', 'Keywords', 'Label/No' and 'Topic' fields based on previously entered terms.
  • NEW: Execute a 'Delete Song' option in a song's pop-up menu (after performing a long tap/right click on a song title in the library panel).
  • NEW: Start the playback of an opened set with the play buttons of the bottom toolbar or the song-info panel. (Playback will begin with the first song of the set unless you have selected a specific song beforehand.)
  • IMPROVED: The library panel now remains visible on macOS when Play Mode is active. (Click on the outward pointing arrows to the right of the playback slider to display songs in the full screen mode.)
  • IMPROVED: Songs are now sorted in case-insensitive order.
Version 8.1 Oct 8, 2022
  • NEW: View a playback time indicator when reposition the audio slider of backing tracks.
  • NEW: Auto-generate ’Tres’ chord charts in a variety of tunings.
  • FIXED: Generating custom chord diagrams.
  • IMPROVED: Import ‘OnSong Backup’ files (Standard / Pro / 2020 / 2022) via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and rebuild your entire song catalog (including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events and notes).
Version 8.0 Sep 14, 2022
  • NEW: Practice intonation and tune string instruments with a built-in chromatic tuner.
  • IMPROVED: Import ‘OnSong Backup’ files (Standard / Pro / 2020 / 2022) via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and rebuild your entire song catalog (including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events and notes).
  • IMPROVED: The song selection touch zones now remain active when playback is paused.
Version 7.9 Sep 6, 2022
  • NEW: Use a built-in MIDI clock to sync external MIDI devices (‘Settings’ > ‘Instruments’ > ‘Metronome’).
  • IMPROVED: Import ‘OnSong Backup’ files (Standard / Pro / 2020 / 2022) via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and rebuild your entire song catalog (including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events and notes).
  • FIXED: An expanded characters set now supports letters containing accents and diacritical marks.
Version 7.8 Aug 28, 2022
  • NEW: Execute advanced song catalog searches with a smart search filter.
  • IMPROVED: Import ‘OnSong Backup’ files (Standard / Pro / 2020 / 2022) via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and rebuild your entire song catalog (including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events and notes).
  • IMPROVED: Import 'SongbookPro Backup' files via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and import all songs, sets and notes.
Version 7.7 Aug 20, 2022
  • NEW: Use Song One in Split View (iPad).
  • IMPROVED: Import ‘OnSong Backup’ files (Standard / Pro / 2020 / 2022) via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and rebuild your entire song catalog (including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events and notes).
  • IMPROVED: Import 'SongbookPro Backup' files via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and import all songs, sets and notes.
Version 7.6 Aug 14, 2022
  • NEW: Import ‘OnSong Backup’ files (Standard / Pro / 2020 / 2022) via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and rebuild your entire song catalog (including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events and notes).
  • NEW: Import songs saved in the SongbookPro format.
  • NEW: Import 'SongbookPro Backup' files via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and import all songs, sets and notes.
  • IMPROVED: Exporting songs.
Version 7.5 Aug 5, 2022
  • NEW: Import ‘OnSong Backup’ files via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option and rebuild your entire song catalog (including songs, sets, imported audio tracks, midi events and notes) or recover all readable songs from a damaged ‘OnSong Backup’ file.
  • NEW: Maintain a large catalog with more than 5,000 songs without affecting the app’s responsiveness and performance.
  • NEW: Add SysEx messages to Song One’s MIDI Queue.
  • NEW: Use the equal sign to perform alphabetical song title searches (e.g. enter '=C' to find all song titles starting with the letter 'C' or enter '=All' to find all song titles starting with the word 'All').
  • NEW: Auto-transform text-based content into the native Song One format during import.
Version 7.4 July 22, 2022
  • NEW: Import songs from an 'OnSong Backup' file (via Song One’s ‘Import File’ menu option).
  • NEW: Songs imported from OnSong now include MIDI events.
Version 7.3 July 14, 2022
  • NEW: Add song triggers to initiate the playback of a song via an incoming MIDI event from third party DAWs (e.g. Pro Tools, Logic Audio, Cubase, Ableton Live) or MultiTrack apps (e.g. Playback, Prime).
  • NEW: Add MIDI system events (Song Select, Start, Stop & Continue) to the 'MIDI Queue' of a song.
  • NEW: Customize the sound of the metronome ('Settings' > 'Instruments') and change the subdivision of its beats ('Song Info' panel).
  • NEW: Enable a visual metronome and a vibrating metronome (iPhone): 'Settings' > 'Instruments'.
  • NEW: Add an audible accent to the 1st beat of the metronome: 'Settings' > 'Instruments'.
  • NEW: Add song section labels/tags to the lyrics by typing their abbreviations into the song editor.
Version 7.2 June 23, 2022
  • NEW: Tap/Click on the song info panel's magnifying glass to automatically identify a song's key based on the diatonic chords of the song.
  • NEW: Automatically switch between flat or sharp accidentals when the key signature changes during song tranpositions.
  • NEW: Automatically change between parallel major and minor keys when tapping/clicking on the 'M'/'m' button inside the chromatic circle.
  • FIXED: 'Google Translate' link to auto-translate Song One's English user guide into 133 languages (help section).
Version 7.0 June 8, 2022
  • NEW: Create print snapshots in the Nashville Number System format.
  • NEW: Download a German user guide with tutorial videos (help section).
  • NEW: Auto-translate Song One's English user guide into 133 languages (via Google Translate).
  • NEW: Remove a backing track link via a long tap / right click / two finger tap on the chain link icon (side panel).
  • NEW: Generate an 'All Notes Off' MIDI command via a long tap / right click / two finger tap on the sustain pedal icon (virtual keyboard).
Version 6.9 June 3, 2022
  • NEW: View songs in the Nashville Number System format when Play Mode is active (perform a long tap/right click on the play button).
  • NEW: Export/Print songs in the Nashville Number System format.
  • NEW: Export songs in a plain text format suitable for website submissions.
Version 6.8 April 29, 2022
  • NEW: Auto-format typed chords within a word by enclosing them in square brackets.
  • NEW: Exclude specific MIDI devices/ports from sending/receiving MIDI events.
  • NEW: Disable/Enable Song One's virtual MIDI ports.
  • NEW: Optionally auto-pause at the end of a scrolled song before switching to a new song of a set (settings/preferences).
  • IMPROVED: Moving the cursor in the song's metadata fields with the right/left arrow keys.
  • IMPROVED: Editing of auto-scroll actions of songs with audio backing tracks.
Version 6.7 April 17, 2022
Version 6.6 April 8, 2022
Version 6.5 March 28, 2022
  • NEW: Emulate a latching foot switch with alternating MIDI control change events.
  • NEW: Access all 'Import', 'Print' and 'Export' options via the app's 'File' menu (macOS).
  • IMPROVED: Auto-generating chord symbols when playing an external MIDI keyboard connected via Bluetooth.
Version 6.4 March 20, 2022
  • NEW: Send MIDI messages (note events / program changes / control changes).
  • IMPROVED: Importing OnSong files via drag & drop.
  • IMPROVED: Importing content via the 'Add to Song One' Action extension.
  • IMPROVED: Importing multiple files with the 'Import Folder' option.
  • IMPROVED: Refreshing iCloud synced data when returning to Song One from another app (or the desktop).
Version 6.3 March 14, 2022
  • NEW: Optimized Song One's performance and responsiveness.
  • IMPROVED: Customizing chord diagrams, selecting custom fonts and importing OnSong documents.
  • FIXED: Forwarding songs via AirDrop/email (iPhone).
Version 6.2 March 8, 2022
  • NEW: Song One now features a new MIDI 2.0 engine for more advanced MIDI functions in future updates.
  • NEW: PAGE UP / PAGE DOWN commands are now automatically processed as UP ARROW / DOWN ARROW commands.
Version 6.1 March 1, 2022
  • IMPROVED: Text editing with custom fonts.
  • IMPROVED: Voicings of chords auto-generated by the circle of fifths.
Version 6.0 Feb 26, 2022
Version 5.9 Feb 22, 2022
  • NEW: Customize and save the size of chord diagrams included in print snapshots, PDFs and printouts for each song individually.
Version 5.8 Feb 11, 2022
  • NEW: Update the default chord diagrams to be used on all songs : Perform a long tap/click on the pop-up window of the customized chord diagram (string instruments).
  • IMPROVED: The voicings of auto-generated chord diagrams (string instruments).
  • IMPROVED: Adding auto-scroll actions to a song (play mode).
  • FIXED: Transferring customized chord diagrams when cloning songs.
  • FIXED: Printing and exporting songs with a white background when dark mode is active.
Version 5.6 Feb 3, 2022
  • NEW: Pinch-to-zoom native Song One documents during playback.
  • NEW: Edit section labels/tags with the help of the song editor's context menu (macOS).
  • NEW: Swipe left/right to select the previous/next song of a set while playback is paused.
  • NEW: Perform a long click/tap on a chord in the cursor toolbar to replace all copies of this chord in the lyrics with a newly created chord (shown next to the guitar pick icon).
  • IMPROVED: Changing the voicing of chord diagrams by tapping on the notes of the virtual fretboard.
  • IMPROVED: Importing ChordPro-formatted files created with SongSheet Pro.
  • IMPROVED: Importing files via drag & drop (macOS).
  • FIXED: Importing RTF files with the 'Import Folder' menu option.
Version 5.5 Jan 25, 2022
  • NEW: Trigger Song One's keyboard commands with MIDI notes (Settings -> MIDI).
  • NEW: Add and edit songs created in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters that use Latin alphabet chord symbols.
  • IMPROVED: The 'Add To Song One' Action extension now imports content automatically when Song One is in the foreground (macOS).
  • FIXED: Quick-select (macOS), keyboard diagram format (octave number), 'Keep Screen Awake' option.
Version 5.4 Jan 21, 2022
  • NEW: Updated MIDI engine and expandable virtual keyboard with a pitch range of 5-7 octaves (Settings -> Instruments -> Pitch Range).
  • NEW: Compact keyboard diagrams with optional octave numbers (Settings -> Song Editor).
  • IMPROVED: Song import & auto-formatting.
Version 5.3 Jan 16, 2022
  • NEW: Customize the pitch range of the virtual keyboard (Settings -> 'Instruments')
  • NEW: Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom in/out (command+/command-).
  • NEW: The zoom value of the lyrics is now displayed in the main toolbar (iPad/macOS).
  • FIXED: Adding and modifying custom chord diagrams (macOS).
  • FIXED: Saving keyboard diagrams created with an external MIDI Keyboard.
Version 5.2 Jan 12, 2022
  • NEW: Trigger Song One's keyboard commands with MIDI foot controllers (Settings -> MIDI).
  • NEW: Control Song One's virtual keyboard with an external MIDI keyboard (Settings -> MIDI).
  • NEW: Auto-generate chord symbols for received MIDI notes when the virtual keyboard is active.
  • IMPROVED: Chord symbol pop-up window.
  • IMPROVED: Importing files and folders & exporting songs and sets.
  • FIXED: Jumping forwards/backwards when auto-scrolling PDFs (macOS).
  • FIXED: Controlling songs & sets with the arrow keys of a laptop keyboard.
Version 5.1 Dec 10, 2021
  • IMPROVED: Dark mode & play mode.
Noteworthy: Rhyme Genie 10.2.1 has been released on iOS.
  • NEW: Compatible with the latest iOS version.
  • IMPROVED: Song One integration (Rhyme Genie's Slide Over window).
  • FIXED: Auto-lookup of words copied to the device's clipboard. (This feature is now disabled by default. If desired enable it in Rhyme Genie's settings screen.)
Version 5.0 Dec 7, 2021
  • NEW: Optional auto-inversion of PDF colors when play mode is active ('Devices' -> 'Appearance' -> 'Dark Mode') .
  • NEW: Select the next/previous song of a setlist with a left/right swipe gesture when play mode is active.
  • IMPROVED: Annotating & auto-scrolling songs in the PDF format.
Version 4.9 Nov 27, 2021
  • NEW: Toggle between dark and light mode in Song One's settings ('Devices' -> 'Appearance').
  • IMPROVED: Forwarding & receiving songs via AirDrop.
  • IMPROVED: Restoring a song catalog from a backup.
Noteworthy: Apple's analytics report of Song One shows zero crashes for the month of November 2021 (iOS 15/14 & macOS Monterey/Big Sur).
Apple's analytics report of Song One (November 2021)
Version 4.8 Nov 21, 2021
  • IMPROVED: Compatibility with the latest macOS & iOS versions.
  • IMPROVED: Play mode, auto-scroll & quick-select.
Version 4.7 Nov 10, 2021
  • NEW: Export your entire song catalog in ChordPro format and/or PDF format (Backup Catalog -> Migrate).
  • NEW: Type 'N.C.' into the song editor followed by a space to add a 'No Chord' symbol.
  • NEW: Add weblinks ('http://…') to notes to be opened in the Safari browser.
  • NEW: Reorder sets alphabetically or randomly.
  • IMPROVED: Adding songs to a set via drag & drop.
Version 4.6 Nov 5, 2021
  • IMPROVED: Auto-scroll actions, 'Song Info' & 'Library' panels, macOS Monterey 12 & iOS 15 compatibility.
  • FIXED: The playback of linked audio backing tracks (macOS Monterey).
Version 4.5 Nov 2, 2021
  • NEW: Compatible with macOS Monterey 12.
  • IMPROVED: Play mode, auto-scroll & smart scroll chord chart.
Version 4.4 Oct 23, 2021
Version 4.3 Oct 10, 2021
  • NEW: Adjust the scrolling speed of song sections with auto-scroll actions.
  • FIXED: The repositioning of PDFs with the playback slider when auto-scroll is active.
Version 4.2 Oct 1, 2021
  • NEW: Add instrumental labels/tags that align with chord symbols.
  • NEW: Search your song catalog with group search options.
  • NEW: Export all song titles of a set to a text file (Export Set -> 'Song Titles').
  • IMPROVED: Transposition of songs and toggling of sharp/flat accidentals (chromatic circle).
Version 4.1 Sept 25, 2021
  • NEW: Now creates vector-based chord charts to produce resolution-independent printouts, print snapshots and PDFs.
  • NEW: Compatible with iOS 15.
Version 4.0 Sept 21, 2021
  • NEW: Customize the piano diagrams.
  • NEW: Adjust the margins of printouts & print snapshots with a 'Section Margin' slider.
  • IMPROVED: Auto-scroll, chord charts & song editor.
Note: Songs with customized piano diagrams are only compatible with Song One 4.0 (or higher) and may cause a crash in older versions.
Noteworthy: Apple's analytics report of Song One shows zero crashes for the month of August 2021 (iOS 14 & macOS Big Sur).
Apple's analytics report of Song One (August 2021).
Version 3.9 Sept 10, 2021
  • NEW: 'Auto-Format Text' option to transform text pasted into the song editor (import menu).
  • IMPROVED: Renaming sets & help section.
Version 3.8 Sept 3, 2021
  • NEW: Forward your songs and sets via email or AirDrop.
  • NEW: Email songs with limited access (Settings -> 'Rights').
  • FIXED: A number of minor GUI imperfections.
Version 3.7 Aug 29, 2021
  • FIXED: Page flip issues after moving the audio slider (print snapshots).
  • IMPROVED: Annotation notes now slide in above the cursor toolbar.
Version 3.6 Aug 24, 2021
  • NEW: Forward songs and sets to bandmates via AirDrop.
  • NEW: Specify and limit access to songs forwarded via AirDrop (Settings -> 'Rights').
  • NEW: Export the lyrics of songs or sets in plain text format.
  • FIXED: Interrupted playback when jumping forward to the next song.
  • FIXED: Displaying of PDFs when print snapshots are active (play mode).
Version 3.5 Aug 12, 2021
  • FIXED: Activating the play mode after customizing a print snapshot.
  • IMPROVED: Adding songs to a setlist via drag & drop.
Version 3.4 Aug 11, 2021
  • NEW: The bottom margin of print snapshots now auto-adjusts to the smart chord chart.
  • FIXED: A number of issues related to play mode, print snapshots and print previews.
  • IMPROVED: Importing songs with Windows-formatted (PC) line breaks.
Version 3.3 Aug 6, 2021
  • NEW: Section templates - copy the section labels/tags of an existing song to create a new song.
  • FIXED: Paragraph spacing & print previews with custom fonts.
  • IMPROVED: Disable/enable iCloud sync in the app preferences/settings.
Version 3.2 July 29, 2021
  • NEW: Custom fonts - Format lyrics with fonts from the iOS/macOS font library.
  • NEW: Print snapshots - Use print previews in page flip mode (including double-columned songs).
  • NEW: Custom font slider - Adjust the text size of the lyrics.
  • NEW: Auto-spacing now supports all character widths (condensed, expanded, mono, proportional).
  • NEW: Expanded theme options (chord symbols, comment style, slider values).
  • IMPROVED: Page flip navigation; custom guitar chord diagrams.
Version 3.1 July 13, 2021
  • NEW: Exporting of all songs of a set in the ChordPro or PDF format.
  • FIXED: Column alignment of double-columned songs.
  • FIXED: Unresponsive fretboard toolbar button (macOS).
Version 3.0 July 11, 2021
  • FIXED: Unresponsive fretboard toolbar button (iOS).
Version 2.9 July 11, 2021
  • IMPROVED: iCloud sync of sets.
  • FIXED: Deleting songs from sets.
  • FIXED: Print toolbar configuration (iPhone)
  • FIXED: Unresponsive menu options (iPhone).
Version 2.8 July 8, 2021
  • IMPROVED: iCloud sync of the theme settings.
  • FIXED: Printing/exporting of songs in the dark mode.
Version 2.7 July 7, 2021
Version 2.6 June 25, 2021
Version 2.5 June 12, 2021
  • NEW: Identified chords for selected notes now include open-position chords.
  • NEW: The 'Add to Song One' Action extension now imports plain text, PDFs and images from compatible apps via the share menu.
  • NEW: Background images may now be imported via the file browser (with a long tap on the plus button).
  • NEW: A moving cursor now auto-selects chord symbols when the arrow keys are being used.
  • FIXED: Play/Pause button.
  • FIXED: Page breaks (printouts).
  • OPTIMIZED: Local song catalog backups.
Version 2.4 June 5, 2021
  • NEW: Add songs to a set via quick-select.
  • NEW: Set-subtitles including collection name, setlist duration and number of songs.
  • NEW: Option to auto-scroll a setlist continuously or pause between songs.
  • NEW: Option to disable the smart scroll chord chart for specific songs.
  • IMPROVED: Calculation of auto-scroll speed based on song duration.
Version 2.3 May 26, 2021
  • NEW: Cursor toolbar with bar lines, repeat signs, chord symbols and on-screen arrow keys.
  • IMPROVED: Auto-spacing of chords when editing instrumental sections.
  • FIXED: The drop previews of chords (iOS).
Version 2.2 May 14, 2021
  • NEW: Reposition chord symbols via drag & drop (macOS) and 'select & drop' (iOS & macOS).
  • NEW: Import image files (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF) and transform them into PDF images to allow for annotations.
  • IMPROVED: The formatting of imported OnSong files has been fine-tuned. OnSong files may now also be imported via double-click. All other supported file types can now be imported via drag & drop (macOS).
  • FIXED: The undo & redo buttons of the song editor.
Version 2.1 May 3, 2021
  • NEW: The option to auto-generate piano diagrams.
  • NEW: Long taps/clicks now auto-select the nearest chord / separator bar / note position marker.
  • NEW: Swiping right/left on the main toolbar now shows/hides the undo & redo buttons (iPhone - portrait mode).
Version 2.0 April 26, 2021
  • NEW: The option to show a custom on-screen keyboard when bluetooth page turner pedals are connected (iOS).
  • NEW: The option to auto-detect the Apple Pencil when annotating PDFs.