Version History
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Version 4.9 (pending App Store approval)
  • 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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