Version History

Thank you kindly.
  • An independent 'Song One user group' was created on Facebook by Song One user Don Mitchell. While the group is unaffiliated with Idolumic LLC we encourage you to join it to share tips and tricks and freely express your opinions about Song One: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1264651447445454/
Version 8.3 Nov 12, 2022
  • NEW: Add an annotatible 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.