Developer: LinkeSOFT GmbH

Current Version: 2.9.1

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 1.6 MB - Download


SongBook manages your song collections complete with lyrics and chords. It comes with comprehensive, extensible chord libraries for guitar, ukulele, banjo and many other instruments. Based on the popular chordpro format.

Click on a chord to see its definitions.
Comfortable Editing of chordpro songs with syntax highlighting and live preview, conversion of tab files.

Define playlists (sets), use auto-scrolling or auto-zoom for gigs or concerts.

Perfect companion to SongBook Chordpro for iOS.


Release Notes:

- option to mark base tone in chord diagrams
- Mark songs that have linked music with notes icon


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.0
Review by stonehinge

Great app - I've been Beta testing this app for months. The developer has been very responsive in adding features and fixing issues. I was happy with the Beta about two months ago, the release version is even better. If you work with ChordPro formatted songs, this is a "must have" app. It plays great with the Songbook Chordpro app on my iPhone and iPad too (via Dropbox). Highly recommended!

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
Version 2.4.2
Review by BuckW1

Simply does not work - I have a Mac Pro which I recently upgraded to EL Capitan. Songbook simply does not work. I can not insert chord into typed in lyrics. I was hoping to find an email address from the company so someone could help me out. If its out there, it’s well hidden. When I first purchasedn SongBook, it worked OK although not intuitive and the help manual must have been written by an idiot. Tells you what you can do but not how to do it. Stopped working at all when I updated to El Capitan.

Found helpful by 1 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.9.1
Review by Geni Blissón

Love this app! - This SongBook app is another amazing gift of the digital revolution! Before SongBook, had song books and sheet music all over the place and I never felt organized. This app lets me organize songs easily. One of my favorite joys in life is having friends and neighbors over to sing. It’s live karaoke when the lyrics and chords are projected on the TV via airplay and Apple TV. People play guitars, drum and sing along. So fun! I recently had my iPad with this app on a vacation cruise. Everyone on the ship became friends when we all sang songs together, thanks to this app. I also enjoy writing songs, and SongBook lets me easily write down ideas and alternate ideas (the hashtag is great for hiding lyrics that I am still playing with). I also love that I can attach backing tracks or original songs for rehearsing. This app has done more to improve my musical abilities than just about anything else. (Friends I hadn’t played guitar with in a year were amazed at how much I had improved). SongBook lets me focus on playing, and not on fumbling with papers. I have not tried other lyric and chord apps, and hear that some are also good. SongBook works so well, I have never had the desire to look elsewhere. I use this app with the Firefly page turner pedal, and it works without a hitch. I have both the iOS app and the app for my Mac and sync files via DropBox. It’s all beautifully seamless. Thank You, LinkeSoft!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.9.1
Review by Elena Noebrio

Outstanding…. - This app is exactly what a songwriter needs….. it’s companion app for iOS also outstanding.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.9.1
Review by BarnesRoberts

Songbook - I have been using this App for iPad, iPhone, and Mac for YEARS, and love it, though I love it MOST on iPad. Easy to use, easy to add your own chords to the display, and transposing is a snap. I use it constantly and have never been sorry. Playlists? yes. The only thing missing for me is they don’t support lap duclimer chords/tunings. Oh well. I just have to use my brain - not always easy.

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