By OnSong

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2012-02-26
  • Current Version: 2018.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 102.26 MB
  • Developer: OnSong
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 2,004 Ratings


Manage huge collections of chord charts and lyrics sheets for your band or worship team on your iPad or iPhone. Quickly pull and reorder set lists and flip from one song to the next with ease. Transpose and highlight chords or change font size with a brush of your finger! Hands-free operation with popular wireless foot pedals or MIDI devices. Playing music has never been more simple with software built for live performance musicians. You can import songs directly from online sources such as Dropbox, or add your own songs with the built-in editor. Just type the song like you would expect and surround your chords in square brackets inline with your lyrics. It's that easy! OnSong automatically detects sections and titles for you when you end them with a colon. You can also import your existing songs using iTunes file sharing or Dropbox. OnSong supports PDF, Word, Pages, JPG, PNG, TIFF, ChordPro and text file formats. When you have your set just the way you want it, share it with your band members wirelessly. Listen to the song you are playing directly from your iTunes or OnSong music library, play a metronome or get the music iTunes with just one tap. This app is loaded with features that musicians demand. Features: • Simple song and chord entry • Import, export and synchronize with Dropbox and other sources • Pull sets and change songs for live performance • Flip or tap through all the songs in your set • Transpose and capo with a tap or brush of your finger • Highlight or bold chords for visibility • Change font size and style • Keep track of your past sets and archive • Import songs from your various online sources • Play backing tracks from your iTunes or OnSong music library • Play a click track to a metronome with remembered tempo for each song • Share wirelessly with your band members over Bluetooth or WiFi • Send your list to your team via email • Print your set wirelessly to an AirPrint printer • Works with many foot pedals such as the AirTurn PED, AirTurn BT-105, Griffin Stompbox and iRig Blueboard • Project lyrics or use a stage monitor with VGA, HDMI, AirPlay and Chromecast support



  • Best app for chord charts

    By Pkmerr
    Hands down the most functional easy to use app for hosting chord charts. Any instrument can easily use OnSong with functions like capo and transposing and a metronome built right in. Great customer service to boot and always updating with new features and cleaning up current ones. Worth every penny!
  • A superb app

    By Jm 614
    Onsong not only is a comprehensive tool for any musician but also has exceptional support. There is a library of video tutorials, a huge manual, a live stream weekly and they are very responsive via emailed questions. Exceptional service is a rarity these days. If you are comfortable with software and are fairly agile in figuring out a new program it is very user-friendly. I have used it for gigs over the past four years. Works like a champ. Worth every penny.
  • Don’t

    By electrictrees
    Formatting is terrible, it does the same thing when you import a song chart to word and it jumbles it all up. It allows me to transpose on some charts and not on others. Much harder to use than advertised. Waste of 30 dollars!
  • Help

    By PeanutNpeaches
    My OnSong just turns black and freezes. I don’t know how to fix this issue.
  • Must be more flexible without extra charge

    By Linguini27
    Latest update makes zero sense..what happened to key and capo changes. I’d give zero stars if I could!
  • A tolerable product except for “Scenes” and the crashing

    By Loegaire
    The Onsong software is nice in concept with plenty of good training videos, but there are enough problems with the software that I can’t give it more than a couple of stars. I’ll be glad to review it again when I find improvements in the product down the road. I was initially so excited by what I found in OnSong that I bought all seven of the “Add-Ons” and have explored many of the features since I purchased OnSong in August of 2018. In fact, if I hadn’t kept running into so many software bugs and then an issue with “Scenes” that their support staff couldn’t figure out, I would have given it four or five stars. I’ve spent a lot of time testing OnSong on an iPad Air2, iPad Pro, and an iPhone 6s. I found that OnSong sometimes crashes during and after editing songs, but it seems to be stable if I don’t edit anything after restarting it. I strongly recommend backing up your work often. If you’re going to buy OnSong, I recommend the OnSong Console Add-On if you doing a lot of editing - using a PC is much faster. Just be aware of the synchronization issues - I sometimes have to restart Onsong to refresh the app with the changes I made and saved from the PC. The MIDI Integration Add-On is tolerable, but it has some quirkiness that you’ll have to work through. I don’t have a good opinion of “Scenes” - I like the ideas behind it, but I found the background scenes to be very quirky and I couldn’t get it to control lights using ArtNet DMX. By the way, I’m an experienced volunteer stage crew lead in charge of stage lighting and effects for an organization that has hosted over 1500 folks at a time in the main auditorium - we use professional hardware and software for our productions and I’ve built several functioning proof-of-concept configurations using ArtNet DMX controlled lighting and about half a dozen different software apps on three different operating systems. I’ll continue to test OnSong in 2019 and might come back with an updated review.
  • Lacking customer support

    By George256
    The ap is pretty good but customer service is horrible so if you need something beyond the website help good luck
  • The Absolute Best!!

    By Live From Texas
    This app has taken my live show to a whole new level. Amazing features and super user friendly! Works great with the Guitar Tabs app as well.
  • Excellent for Live Piano Bar

    By Piano Dude Gregg
    I’ve been using OnSong for a few years now as a cruise ship piano bar entertainer and I’m quite pleased with the results. In this job the emphasis is on guest engagement and taking requests while keeping the energy up. I need an app that lets me move between songs lightening fast. OnSong delivers. I also appreciate being able to categorize the songs in so many ways. I have so many songs in my catalogue that I sometimes forget what I know when guests ask for songs and artists. A quick check in OnSong and I’m good to go.
  • Don’t Buy For Sync Capability - Too Clever for Own Good

    By SixPants
    TL;DR - All your file management has to be done within OnSong. The sync engine always overrules the remote sync with the local files. - - - - - If multiple users are going to share a sync source (e.g. Google Drive > OnSong) spare yourself the grief. Just don’t buy this app. OnSong always looks to the local files to determine what to sync. So deleting from the shared source (Google Drive) causes OnSong to say, “Hmmm, Happy Birthday is missing from the sync source... I’ll copy it,” even though you deleted Happy Birthday (because you hate birthdays, right?) Songbook ChordPro is deferential to the source directory. So whatever the Google Drive has, Songbook replicates locally. This is fantastic for off-site collaboration. In fairness, I think the developer imagines you’ll use the real-time sharing/beaming function for collaboration. But if you’re remotely collaborating, updating charts, etc. this app is actually a train wreck. It duplicates files, it doesn’t seem to reconcile sync logs between multiple devices. “Horrendous” is not an overstatement. THE FIX: Don’t let OnSong be the boss! Provide an option where the local OnSong database is deferential to the shared folder. If both local and shared files exist, OnSong compares the dates and syncs the newest one.