By OnSong

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2012-02-26
  • Current Version: 2019.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 103.45 MB
  • Developer: OnSong
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
Score: 4
From 2,027 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



  • Stop Changing Time Settings!

    By ~D!no
    I LOVE the potential of OnSong, and I use it daily. But I can’t rely on it for live performances, due to the autoscroll time not saving properly. Frequently (not every time; maybe half) I’ll play the intro and first verse, maybe first chorus, and realize I can’t keep up because OnSong decided to change my 4 minute song to 2:30 (not exact numbers, but it’s ALWAYS much faster than what I set). Fix that one issue, it’s a five star app despite other shortcomings and possibilities. As/is, it’s a decent practice tool and a great songbook, but it’s not stageworthy. Edit: I just opened Weather With You by Crowded House for the first time in a few months. The time had reset to 27 minutes. So I guess it’s not always faster after all. PLEASE FIX THIS! Edit 2/18/2019 I have a screen shot where the header says I’m playing Dock of the Bay, next up is No One Is To Blame, and the actual song on screen I’m trying to play is Crush by Dave Matthews. When I hit the edit pencil to fix an error in Crush, Dock of the Bay opens. When I swipe to the next song to play 2:58 Dock of the Bay, it scrolls at about Crush’s 4:00 scroll speed. When I swipe back to fact check that Crush time for this review, Here Comes The Sun opens! This is a mess. PLEASE FIX!
  • Could be better

    By 2000jimp
    Awesome idea with huge potential but cumbersome and poor support. I want to share my songs between 2 devices but I can’t get the songs to sync. I have songs by key on my iPad but it will not show the keys in my iPhone. Double work and just not worth the hassle.
  • Promises promises

    By ThisOtherPerson
    Importing double byte characters in a Word document fails and yields gibberish. The app SERIOUSLY needs to support two columns layouts both internally Update: with all the promises to “someday” provide an update that provides two column layouts, still YEARS later no visible effort to make it happen. Meanwhile all kinds of features I can’t use. I can only use the most basic features of displaying a chart and I have to convert it to a pdf to do it. It’s only basically useable for me. I have supported this app buying every version, add on and feature but this developer has their own agenda to bloat this app with “everything else”. Really frustrating.
  • Can’t perform without it

    By Tbownee
    I’ve had this app for almost 5 years now. As a singer it’s invaluable. All my songs are available at any time, and I can link my background tracks right to the lyric. Don’t look any further. TE.
  • Going downhill

    By Srr1278
    Onsong used to be so great and fast , now song are disappearing at gigs...so I go to download them from my Dropbox and onsong tells me the song is there I can update existing but it’s not there. It’s terrible on the band stand when the song you know you put there several times has now disappeared again with no warning right when you have to play it. It has become slower now and buggy. My friend who I had down load it say the same thing. I hope they fix it. It was the best a few years ago.
  • What happened?

    By Mike Nance
    Somehow I lost the ability to hear the sounds of the chords being played when I choose them. It tells me I have to purchase it as an add-on when previously I already had them. Does this mean it’s forcing me to purchase again to hear it, or how can i get that back?
  • Junk

    By hatefully angry
    After endless months of loading in and annotating music, I decided to back up my file which was then corrupted and completely destroyed by the backup program! I am filled with loathing for this company.
  • The perfect tool for every musician

    By eieio3434
    OnSong has more wonderful features than can be listed here. Everyone in my band has OnSong on their iPad. We can add song, edit songs, transpose the key, create song lists and on and on. If you are a musician and tired of your 3 ring binders full of sheet music falling all over the stage, GET OnSong!
  • 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.