smartChord V8.7

⭐ Further internal privacy improvements to protect your data


βœ… Set list: Automatic lookup for images or PDFs, if the location has been changed or if the location is different on synchronized devices


🐞 ‘Table of contents’: Problems to open items with spaces at the beginning or end of the name are solved


βœ” Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Anke Kellermann, Eric Gump and Simone Sapienza for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.6

⭐ Privacy improvements to protect your data
β–« Links to image and PDF files in set lists are migrated to links to Androids MediaStore


⭐ New instrument: Viola Caipira with predefined 19 tunings

  • Standard
  • Big onion in C
  • Big onion in D
  • Big onion D#
  • Big onion in E
  • Big stream
  • Cattle
  • D down
  • Downhill river
  • Green cane
  • Half guitar
  • Hand crank
  • Little onion
  • Natural
  • North eastern
  • Paraguazu
  • Repainting
  • Upwardriver
  • Uruguaya


⭐ Songbook:
β–« Possibility to show all chord charts at once
β–« Audio recordings from notepad can be used in the audio player


βœ… Songbook & Set list:
β–« Option that allows that the ‘Information’ area will not be hidden in full-screen mode
β–« Option that allows that the ‘Player’ (Video, Audio, …) will not be hidden in full-screen mode


βœ… Edit screen and text dialogs support voice recognition to enter the text


βœ… Backup: Restore your data directly from a backup file in your cloud


βœ… Set list: Dialog to print the set list


βœ” A lot of smaller improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to A’Athiel Va’ Da’ath, Anke Kellermann, Dave Murray, Kenneth Calpito, Manfredo Leitner, Markus Knell, Simone Sapienza and Victor Osaka for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.5

⭐ Privacy improvements to protect your data
β–« Songbook does not need storage permission anymore
β–« Links to audio and video files in songs are migrated to links to Androids MediaStore


⭐ New instrument: 9-string guitar with nine predefined tunings

  • 9-String Standard
  • 9-String B
  • 9-String Double Drop A
  • 9-String Drop A
  • 9-String Drop B
  • 9-String Drop B + E
  • 9-String Drop F
  • 9-String Drop G
  • 9-String High A


βœ… Notepad: Manage your favorite YouTube videos in the Notepad. Use the menu ‘Link -> YouTube’ in the edit screen to add links to YouTube videos


βœ… Audio-, video and YouTube-search: Use voice recognition to enter the search term


βœ… Backup: Save multiple backups at once by sending them to a save place


βœ” Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Fausto Hernandez, Ginger Hawkins and Victor Osaka for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.4

βœ… Set list:
β–« Edit duration, key, tempo and time signature for PDFs and images
β–« Edit duration for notes and breaks
β–« Option to fade in the key, time signature, BPM and duration for the set list entries
β–« Duration of the set list is automatically calculated by the duration of the songs


β–« ‘Break’ screen with countdown timer. The timer is automatically started if the set list setting ‘Auto start’ is activated
❗ Edit set list information is now possible by menu


βœ… Songbook: Option to refresh Androids MediaStore if audio or video file could not be found


βœ… Scales: Option to change scale without changing the key


βœ… New instrument: Waldzither with predefined 12 tunings

  • Standard
  • Barock
  • Bass
  • Basszither
  • Descant
  • Guitar
  • Piccolo 1
  • Piccolo 2
  • Tenor 1
  • Tenor 2
  • VΓΆlkel


βœ… New chord type 7/b13


β–Ά There is a new songbook video: https://youtu.be/BCd8yJ7Nxb4


🐞 Share lists: Some share links made problems and couldn’t be imported


🐞 Scales: Fixed update TAB and fretboard view after scale change


🐞 Table of Contents: Preview prevented the selection


🐞 Table of Contents keeps selection when entered again


βœ” Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Brooks Van Buren, Carlos G Santos, Dirk Klamerek, Eric Gump, Rob D. Schaefer and Santi Chacon for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.3.1

🐞 Songbook: Chord change removed the text where the text and chords were in one line


🐞 Synchronization: Error message, if there were files in the cloud folder with identical names


🐞 Other minor changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Alex Bogdan, Vic Gil and William Liu for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.3

⭐ Songbook enhanced with a contextual menu to make things much faster:
β–« Edit the song in the songbook itself without the detour through the edit screen
β—Ύ Mark blocks like chorus or bridge to highlight them with the color of your choice
β—Ύ Insert and delete scroll breaks
β–« Select a chord that is not recognized and create a custom chord
β–« Translate the selected text into your language
β–« Copy the selected text to the clipboard
β–« Use a ‘long press’ on the song text to get the contextual menu
βœ… Scroll breaks:
β–« Scroll breaks are now visible and represented by a grey line
β–« Tap on the grey line to change the duration of the scroll break


βœ… Restore from file: Backup got a new menu item to select a backup file via the file explorer


βœ… New picking patterns:
β–« PP 4/4 460 v1: PIMAIMIM
β–« PP 4/4 497 v1: PIMA_MIM
β–« PP 4/4 499: PIPI
β–« PP 6/8 603 v2 ab: PIMPMI


🐞 Song synchronization set the current date as modification date


🐞 Custom instrument vanished after restart


🐞 Fingering selection got lost when changing the screen


β–Ά There is a video editing songs: https://youtu.be/QGxaxAS6Dwk


βœ” Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Christian Engelking, Edgar Millena, Nico Rieske, Rob D. Schaefer and Thomas Keppeler for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.2

⭐ Songbook enhancements:


β–« Video player
β—Ύ ‘A-B repeat’ to practice a special section in a loop
β—Ύ Accelerate or slow down the playback speed and practice at a slower tempo. It affects the video play speed as well as the scroll speed
β—Ύ Changed size of the player is restored


β–« Scale factor:
β—Ύ To change the default text size
β—Ύ Lets you share songs between devices with different sized displays without having to adjust the text size with the pinch gesture in each case


β–« ‘Add song to set list’ lets you specify to which set list the song is added
β–« Open attached songs in emails directly in the Songbook
β–« Internet search: Use voice recognition to enter the artist/song
β–« Player is automatically visible, if audio, drum pattern, video or Youtube video changes
β–« Easier adjustment of slow manual scroll speed
β–« Scroll break directive ({x_sccrd_sbr}) can now be used in manual scroll mode


βœ… Table of contents: Use voice recognition to enter the search term


βœ… Chord dictionary: improved integration into ‘Choose chord’ screen


❗❗ Set list behavior change: Metronome isn’t an automatically selected player anymore


🐞 Drum machine: Crashed with active timer in background mode
🐞 Scale fix: Open diatonic chords from scales screen
🐞 Timer fix: Active timer opened practice screen instead of drum machine or chord progression


βœ” Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Christian Jaydn, Christophe Doveil, David Naylor, Emilio Polog, Henk Oostrom, Mario Guggenberger and Zach V. Simmons for their contribution to this version

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