Version History
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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.
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