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Release Notes

Version 22.0 – May 2022

  • Import OnSong backup/archive files
  • Added auto layout mode
  • Added support for left-hand chord charts
  • Option to hide the app bar
  • Option to set preferred chord variants for songs
  • Option to randomise a set list
  • Added page numbers when printing
  • Lots of other improvements and bug fixes

Version 21.1 – November 2021

  • More options when importing duplicate songs
  • Improved ChordPro rendering
  • More styling options for songs
  • Option to hide chord charts you know
  • Option to change the default auto-scroll speed
  • Option to filter songs by key
  • Lots of other tweaks and fixes

Version 21.0 – June 2021

  • Added backing track support
  • Launch SongbookPro Manager without manually copying the IP address
  • Customise tap areas on the main screen
  • A new compact sidebar mode
  • An undo option and more enhancements to the song editor
  • High contrast live button mode
  • Option to add chord diagrams to pdf exports
  • Lots of other tweaks and fixes

Version 20.3 – December 2020

  • Improved support for Apple Pencil and other active styluses
  • Banjo and Mandolin chord diagrams are now supported
  • Auto-scroll can now be fine-tuned by long pressing the auto-scroll button
  • Separation between song sections can now be enlarged
  • More statistics show in the advanced menu
  • SongbookPro Manager now remembers Chord-over-lyric/chordPro preferences
  • Lots of other tweaks and fixes

Version 20.2 – July 2020

  • You can now add full-page notes, timers and stopwatches to set lists
  • You can now add song numbers to your songs and sort by number
  • The web player search now supports Spotify
  • Long lines can now be automatically split without reducing the font size
  • Importing word documents now automatically corrects font alignment for common fonts
  • Added a teleprompter mode
  • Lots of other improvements and bug fixes

Version 20.1 – May 2020

  • Added chord diagrams for Guitar and Ukulele.
  • Added to option to pin the sidebar open.
  • Added support for Nashville notation.
  • Added the option to print all songs in a set list.
  • Added the option to return to the search list after saving a song in the online search.
  • Added Hungarian translations, many thanks Levente
  • Multiple fixes and performance improvements for PDF file rendering.

Version 20.0 – March 2020

  • Freehand notes have been added! Use the button in the bottom right to enter drawing mode.
  • SongbookPro Manager has had a major update. Now folders and sets can be edited using the web app.
  • Songs can now be set to minor keys
  • Song sections can be re-ordered using the new ‘Section Order’ field in on the song edit page.
  • Songs can be printed in color.
  • The artist field is now properly shown again in ChordPro songs.
  • Google Drive sync added.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements.

Version 19.5 – October 2019

  • Printing directly from the app or exporting as PDF documents is now supported
  • Custom font colors can now be used
  • The background and color of notes can now be customized
  • The auto-scroller can be configured to pause for a set amount of time when it is triggered
  • Audio metronome ticks have been added (you can disable them from the settings)
  • A new quick action button has been added for quickly accessing advanced functionality. The new button can be enabled from the settings.
  • Added support for Latin notation
  • Options have been added for selecting all songs
  • Minor keys can now be displayed in the key changing menus
  • WebDAV support has been added to the Online Sync feature

Version 19.4 – September 2019

  • This release is only available on iOS, these changes will be included in version 19.5 on Android.
  • Added compatibility with iOS
  • Added a pedal option to move to the next/previous song in sets
  • Fixed a bug that crashed the app when opening sets with lots of pdf-based songs in
  • Added several performance optimizations to opening sets

Version 19.3 – August 2019

  • Added ‘Piano mode’ to allow for negative transposition. Check out the setting from the general settings menu.
  • Added the option to import chord charts from
  • You can now set a duration for your songs in the song edit screen. This allows the total duration of set lists to be calculated.
  • The maximum duration of the auto-scroller has been increased to 10 mins.
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements.

Version 19.2 – May 2019

  • Folders have been added! Sort your songs into separate folders to keep your library nicely organized.
  • You can now connect SongbookPro to a computer directly, allowing songs to be added and edited with a keyboard and mouse. Open SongbookPro Manager from the app bar to get started.
  • Dropbox Sync: you can now sync via Dropbox instead of OneDrive.
  • Fullscreen mode has been added. Double-tap the center of the home screen to toggle it on and off (or use the button at the top of the Quick Actions menu)
  • Automatic cropping has been added to trim pdf documents as you import them.
  • .zip files can now be imported. If you import a .zip file, any compatible files within it will be imported.
  • An advanced settings option has been added to allow customization of how accidentals (#/b) are handled.
  • More options have been added for showing information about the next song in the command bar
  • Editing the auto-scroll duration of a song in the Quick Actions menu, will now show a preview of the duration.

Version 19.1 – March 2019

  • Text-based songs can now be zoomed using a pinch gesture.
  • Notes are now supported! Tap the new live button to set text-based notes for a song or set item and configure how the notes are displayed.
  • The screen for adding songs to sets has been re-designed for simpler user experience.
  • Song can now be searched for by their first line and the initials of the title. E.g. ‘ctf’ for ‘come thou fount’ and accented characters should be handled better.
  • A progress indicator has been added, showing your progress through the set. Customize it from the general settings menu.
  • Info displayed in the app bar can now be customized, tap on the text to change it.
  • Individual lines can now have custom colours and highlighting applied. Add the {textcolor: colour} or {textfill: colour} chordpro tags to your songs. Reset the colours with empty {textcolor} and {textfill} tags.
  • Several new advanced settings have been added, check them out in the advanced settings page.

Version 19.0 – January 2019

  • Songs that have been transposed can be edited in their transposed key, check out the new settings page in the edit screen for this option
  • The search can now search for Bass tab and Ukulele chords in addition to Guitar chords and tabs
  • A copyright field has been added to songs, any copyright information associated with a song will be displayed in the bottom of the screen/song
  • The next song can now be displayed in the app bar when playing from a set list. Swipe the app bar horizontally to cycle through the options.
  • Songs can be imported in ‘Chord over Lyric’ style, just use a .txt file
  • The last sync time is how shown on the ‘Backup and Sync’ page
  • A new sync mode has been added: ‘Sync on Start’
  • {soc} and {eoc} ChordPro tags now have full support
  • Several bug fixes and minor improvements have been added

Version 2.2 – December 2018

  • Deep song search: When searching for your songs within the app, the first line of the first verse and chorus will be included in the song search
  • Tabs can now be downloaded from in addition to chord sheets
  • All results can now be found when searching on rather than just the first page
  • Times and dates are now formatted correctly in more languages
  • A number of bugs have been fixed

Version 2.1 – December 2018

  • Multi-column support has been added! When the display mode is not set to “Scroll Songs”, as many columns as fit will be used.
  • Foot pedal support has been added
  • Added support for .pro files
  • A number of bugs have been fixed

Version 2.0 – November 2018

  • SongbookPro is out of Beta!
  • The song list can now be ordered by artist and date modified
  • has been added as a new way to download songs from the web
  • The web importer can now automatically remove any extra text that the author may have added to the top of the song
  • The web importer can now transpose songs before adding to your library
  • Tags can be added to songs for quick filtering
  • Swiping a set in the list of current sets now gives options to share or delete the set

Version 1.5 – November 2018

  • PDFs can now be cropped to remove excessive margins
  • A metronome has been added to the live buttons (bottom right of the display) with a built-in tap to time
  • Automatic synchronizing can now be set up, synchronizing with OneDrive every 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes

Version 1.4 – October 2018

  • PDF songs can now be zoomed in/out with a pinch gesture
  • A preview of PDF songs is displayed in the song edit window
  • The command bar can now show the song’s key and the current time in addition to the song title

Version 1.3 – October 2018

  • Auto scrolling has been added
  • Meta data fields can be enabled and disabled from the settings
  • Improvised error handling when web searching
  • Fixed bug causing blank screen while resuming the app

Version 1.2 – October 2018

  • Songs can now be split over several pages instead of scrolling.
  • .onsong files can now be imported.
  • A web search option has been added to the quick actions menu.
  • Multi-select can be entered by long-pressing on a song or set.
  • Lyrics mode has been added (toggle in the quick actions menu).
  • A warning is given when tabs are in the wrong key due to transposition.

Version 1.1 – September 2018

  • Added options to customize the font size and color of ChordPro songs.
  • Added a light theme.
  • Added options to customize the accent color.
  • Added options to customize the color of the song display background.
  • Fixed a bug where importing from google drive crashed the app.

Version 1.0 – September 2018

  • Initial beta release

Version 20.1 – May 2020

  • You can now delete songs from folders without deleting from your library
  • You can now return to the song search list after saving a song from the web
  • This version adds sync compatibility with version 20.2 and higher on other platforms.

Version 20.0 – February 2020

  • Folders have been added! You can now organize your song library with folders
  • The pedal system has been redesigned with more options
  • Songs can now be set to minor keys
  • Word documents can now be imported
  • Dropbox and WebDAV sync has been added

Version 19.0 – February 2019

  • Notes are now supported! Tap the new live button to set text-based notes for a song or set item and configure how the notes are displayed.
  • Chord patterns can be searched and displayed. Open the top right settings menu to open the chord view.
  • The screen for adding songs to sets has been redesigned for a simpler user experience.
  • Song can now be searched for by their first line and the initials of the title. E.g. ‘ctf’ for ‘come thou fount’
  • Copyright information can now be added to songs
  • It is now possible to disable the section headers of songs

Version 4.5 – October 2018

  • PDF documents can now be displayed in pages as well as scrolling
  • PDF documents can be automatically cropped on import to remove extra white space
  • The background color can now be changed to any color
  • Files can now be imported by dragging and dropping into SongbookPro
  • A memory leak has been fixed along with other fixes

Version 4.4 – September 2018

  • The OneDrive sync system has been rewritten for better reliability and performance.
  • A piano mode has been added (can be activated in the settings). This changes the capo option into a transpose option (allowing negative values) and hides all guitar tabs from songs.
  • An option has been added to the web importer which automatically removes any extra text that the author may have added to the top of the song.
  • Sets can now be exported and printed directly from the command bar as well as songs.
  • SongbookPro backup files can now be opened and imported just by double-clicking from within windows.
  • Several bugs have been fixed.

Version 4.3 – June 2018

  • Pad backing track support has been added and follows the key of the active song. Use the ‘play’ live button to toggle it on and off and off.
  • Live buttons are now customizable. Configure which buttons show up and their order from within the settings.
  • Importing songs from the OpenSong file format is now supported.
  • Sets on the same day are now ordered alphabetically.
  • German translations have been added. Many thanks to Björn.
  • Several fixes and performance improvements.

Version 4.2 – April 2018

  • Songs found online can be transposed before saving to your library.
  • |, / and characters are now fully supported in chord lines.
  • The auto-scroll button now lights up when active.
  • Lyric sheets and set lists can now be printed in addition to chord sheets.
  • Italic and bold formatting of song sections is available.
  • French translations have been added. Many thanks to Dan Maltais.
  • Several minor features and bug fixes.

Version 4.1 – February 2018

  • The share option is back! I finally managed to track down a Microsoft bug that was causing it to crash so the feature is re-enabled and working (please let me know if you discover otherwise)!
  • A new display mode has been added that fits the current song onto a single screen, adjusting text size and number of columns accordingly.
  • The color of PDF documents can be inverted, so now you can have black pdfs on the dark theme.
  • You can now add tags to songs to help organization, add them from the song edit.
  • A new web icon has arrived in the quick access menu, you can assign this button to any URL on a song by song basis, or if nothings assigned it’ll run a YouTube search.
  • PDFs now display their key (if set) in the library.

Version 4.0 – January 2018

  • Addition of the ‘Command bar’ for quick access to all common settings and key info
  • PDF support has been vastly improved, including support for viewing pages side by side and cropping margins
  • The user interface has been overhauled with new colors and animations
  • Songs and sets can now be exported to word for printing
  • A metronome has been added to the live buttons (bottom right of the display) with a built-in tap to time (press and hold/right click for settings)
  • Tab notation is now supported and displays in monospace font

Version 3.1 – October 2017

  • You can now download chord sheets straight from
  • Can now order library by artist and last modified as well as by title
  • Many small tweaks and improvements

Version 3.0 – October 2017

  • Added Auto-Scroll feature
  • PDF support added
  • .onsong file support added
  • Improved chord and lyric styling

Version 2.0 – September 2017

  • OneDrive sync
  • Improved hotkey support
  • ‘German’ chord notation added

Version 1.0 – September 2017

  • Initial release