Songwriter's Companion

Developer: Robert Parker

Current Version: 3.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 7.8 MB - Download


Songwriter's Companion allows you to capture all your song ideas (titles/hooks, lyrics, and audio) in one easy-to-use application and then develop those ideas into completed songs.

Songwriter's Companion includes a full featured text editor, Rhyme Finder for finding rhymes, an audio recording tool, a chord palette for dragging & dropping chords into your lyrics, and the ability to display chords above your lyric's text (ChordPro style). All your work is highly searchable and sortable. Even when you've got hundreds or thousands of songs in progress you'll find what you're looking for with Songwriter's Companion.

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Release Notes:

-Added support for minor keys to the Chord palette's Key popup menu.

In 3.0:
- Now supports adding chords to your lyrics. Drag & Drop chords from a chord pallet. Then click a view button to see those chords displayed above the lyric lines.

- You can now drag & drop lyric files into and out of the song list. This simplifies importing existing lyrics into Songwriter's Companion. You can import text, rtf, and doc files.

- Also added improvements to the ability to drag & drop audio into and out of Songwriter's Companion.

- Fixed a memory leak when using the search field.

- Added more info to the Help window.

- Can now use space bar to control play and pause in audio tab

- Export function now exports all data associated with a song... lyrics, audio, and notes.

- Added a super simple pitch-pipe style guitar tuner.

- New application and database icons


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.1
Review by DanGriffith

Everything a songwriter needs - I have found Songwriter’s Comanion to provide all the tools I need, in a very simple to use format. I had been using a well known competing product for 6 over years but the recent upgrade which requires access to the cloud was a turn off. Often times, I write in locations where I am not connected to the cloud, i.e: on the road, in the air, in the wilderness, or in a hotel without paying a $14 a day internet fees. Songwriter’s Companion allows me to access my songs and it's rhyme dictionaries whereever I am. This is important to me. The ability to add chords with traditional symbols or the Nashville numbering system is allow. A great package at a great price! I am completely statisfied.

Found helpful by 40 out of 44 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.1
Review by Big Doofus

No cloud sync - This app is fantastic for writing lyrical ideas and making chord charts. I’ve tried a lot of other apps to try to write songs with and this one finally has everything that you need. Basic lyric writing word processecor with song writing features like rhyme dictionaries - versions - and the ability to add chord references. The one thing that would make this app 5 stars is if you could synch it between computers - like from an iMac to a Macbook Pro and back and forth over the cloud. Other than that it’s great.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 3.1
Review by Duthsa

Riffs, lyrics,etc all in one place - Makes writing much more organized, and all those off-takes have a home in a folder with the corresponding song they go to. Much easier way to browse for riffs to fit a lyric. The rhyme function is very cool, as well, can even find a rhyme based on sylables, neat.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 3.1
Review by ShropshireSlasher

My New Go-To Songwriting Tool! - This app is a superb tool for songwriters! The best I’ve seen yet. However, it doesn’t accommodate capturing ideas on the fly (away from my Mac). That’s where most of my ideas are jotted down or recorded on an audio app on my iPhone. Do you have plans to create companion iPhone/iPad apps (with iCloud sync between the the Mac version)? The iPad would be a great tool for songwriting and displaying lyrics for live performances. It could also play a backup track while displaying the lyrics.The iPhone version would be useful for remote songwriting and as an on-the-go sonic sketchpad for recording song ideas. If you don’t develop it, someone else will. Only a matter of time ;)

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 3.1
Review by GuitarmanGS

I’m Impressed. Truly - Not affiliated with this product… I discovered it yesterday. So far, amazing functionality. Great tagging/labling. My favorite feature is the export by far… You can keep audio and text on the projects within the app but then you can export them (the app organizes everything into subfolders in finder). I’m really impressed. App seems reliable. *Only issue so far is that the RHYMES TAB does not work in Mac’s full screen mode.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 3.1
Review by ThatOneGuyPinky

Nearly perfect! - This app is great for documenting pre-composed songs or ideas that you might have while songwriting. One feature I would love to see in the future is a Music Theory tab with all of the common chord progressions to further assist in song composition. Great work devs!

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people