By OnSong

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2012-02-26
  • Current Version: 1.99999
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 86.40 MB
  • Developer: OnSong
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 1,808 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 the brush of a 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



  • Been contemplating trying this for a while...

    By JoeFindley
    It seems to have great potential, but right now it seems like a glitch factory. It has crashed or frozen multiple times, and eats battery like crazy. The "flow" function generally erases the song instead of organizing it, and I haven't even gotten around to trying the higher functions yet... basically I'm disappointed. Hoping there is an update coming to address the glitches, I feel like a $25 app should run more smoothly.
  • My Very Favorite App

    By AROD2
    The one app that keeps me using my iPad is OnSong. Whether you are an amateur, just starting out, or a professional musician, you would be amazed at how this app will help you. I have over 4500 song sheets and can share them with any one I play with. I can easily add new songs. Any song I hear, I find the lyrics and chords and port them over. If I don’t like the key it’s in, I only have to make a few taps and it all changes to the one I want. I put notes on the sheets and mark them up. OnSong Team is always improving the App. And they have the best customer service of any company I have ever dealt with.
  • Onsong

    By frankie 9.5
    The most intuitive software I have ever experienced. Thank you
  • Finally

    By dmusselwhite
    I have downloaded and bought a half a dozen apps to try getting my lyrics on my iPad and every time I would run into issues. Either I had to buy something else or it wouldn’t work like I needed or something. Until I got OnSong. Thank you. Yes it may cost a little more than others but if you add up all the mistakes of buying other apps that doesn’t work right. Well. You get the ideal.
  • Can’t find anything

    By teleman 1
    No manual. Link to manual NG. Instructions to change help setting NG. Searches NG. Can’t enter info to send email to customer support. Really having a good time!!!
  • Not User Friendly....at all.

    By Tavster
    This app was not user friendly in any aspect. Editing songs was a huge hassle. I ended up spending more time making songs look right than practicing them. Huge waste of money...
  • Suggestions

    By Funfunfun=)
    I initially input full documents of many songs as individual songs, and that freaked it out so it shut down a lot. I'm now going thru the long process of inputting each of those songs individually, hoping that will make it shut down less frequently. So far I have two things that really annoy me: 1) When it decides a song is in a key different than it is, so the chords you see in edit mode are not the same chords you see when looking at the song. This drives me crazy. 1.5) It would be great to be able to split a song into multiple keys and not have it auto-change the chords. 2) It would be SO helpful to be able to insert photos similar to sticky notes. I am a visual learner and write notations to indicate the melody or my own shorthand for riffs/strumming patterns. I would love to be able to insert photos into the songs in order to have this important information all in one place. I haven't used the app much because it's been months of me inputting all my music the way I want it, and still relying on my paper music instead. I'll update this review in another few months when I finally have everything in and have switched to only using my iPad.
  • Quirky!!!!!

    By Mad in St Louis
    I love the program when it works! Has a mind of its own to often. It needs stability! I use pdfs and word docs. Zoom has mind of it's own. It won't scroll to bottom of page half the time! When you need it the most it fails! I'm looking for something that works. I am so done with this app! And yes, I'm using the latest version. And yes, my iPod is up to date too! 6/15/18 meant to say IPAD. All my songs are “word docs” or PDF. All my docs are “courier new” size 10. All I want from On Song is storage and display. The program is quirky. I can’t trust it for a gig setting. I have about 5 books created and the songs seem to migrate to other books mysteriously. I like the set list stuff. Zoom and scroll to bottom of page is my biggest problems.
  • Wonderful when it works

    By justgeline
    This app has helped our worship team transition to a fully digital format and streamlined my task of arranging the music as well as the lyric projection. I use it to wirelessly control my multi effects via Bluetooth MIDI. Unfortunately, it is not the most reliable, hence, the 4 star rating. We normally have one iPad controlling the other iPads but sometimes, one iPad would lose connection and the musician would have to manually move the screen to the next verse. It would sometimes move to the next song when all we wanted was to select the next verse. If during rehearsal, I change the arrangement to help with the flow, I cannot beam the set again until I close the app and try and try again. Another quirk is that if I switch to another app and then switch back to OnSong, OnSong crashes.
  • Lots of features! But crashes often.

    By Daniel-Owens
    I’ve had onsong for about 2 years now and I love it. It has amazing features. It works best if you link your accounts to chord websites. I use songselect and planning center. There are lots of other useful things I use like the autoscroll and metronome features as well as the playback feature where I can link a track from iTunes or Spotify. However, this feature hasn’t allowed me to get signed into my Spotify account and properly let me link a song for a few months now. Hopefully they will fix this soon. The most important bad feature, and reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5, is because it crashes so often. On my iPhone 7 Plus, the crashes about 1 in 3 times that I open it. Especially if I double click home to quickly go to another app and then double click again to come right back. It’s frustrating during practice but could cause real problems in a live setting.