ipad apps



Frazier Botsford

ipad apps

I just got my first ipad, with the express intent on using it on stage. Mostly to keep track of all the song lyrics, rather than the ever present book/folder I've been carrying around for decades. I read with great interest the article on apps in the latest issue, and even downloaded ireal b. But that app does nothing as far as text lyrics management, and there doesn't seem to be any other recommended apps in the article for this chore. Anybody have any suggestions or ideas? Appreciate it.


Posted 1 year ago by Frazier Botsford - 8 replies

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I have really enjoyed Guitartapp app on my iPad. It allows you to create set lists, and it has an auto scroll feature for the lyrics and chords


Reply posted 1 year ago by Eric Bayer


Frazier Botsford

Thanks Eric, I got it. BUT, it doesn't let me import any word docs. I've got my playlist of 50+ songs in Word. How does one do this?
Is there any app out there than can import... well any other text format (.doc, pdf, etc.), rather than going to somebody else's data base?


Reply posted 1 year ago by Frazier Botsford


Frazier Botsford

Notably original songs that surely aren't in anybody's data base.


Reply posted 1 year ago by Frazier Botsford


Donald Gi McMillan

I've had my iPad for almost 2 years now, and I've gone through a number of apps trying to find the "right" one for managing and displaying all my song charts.

Ultimately, I've settled on the very first one I got. It's called DOCS TO GO, by Dataviz Inc.

Docs to Go will work with and open pdf's, word.docs, excel spreadsheets, and powerpoint presentations. The Pro version will let you edit them on the fly, too. It cost about $14 when I got it in 2011, and it just works....

It won't create a set list for you, or transpose a song, either. On the other hand, there's nothing wrong with a piece of paper taped to your guitar for a set list, and I'm sure you already know how to transpose on the fly if you're performing in front of people .


Reply posted 1 year ago by Donald Gi McMillan



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