smartChord V8.9

⭐ Migration to Android 11 is now complete
❗ PLEASE CHECK your set lists for errors ❗❗
▫ Permission to access the storage can now be withdrawn (Android 4.4 or newer)
▫ Android 11 has a focus on privacy improvements and protecting user data
▫ smartChord meets Androids 11 API level requirements
▫ For more information please see:
◾ https://developer.android.com/about/versions/11/privacy
◾ https://www.neowin.net/news/android-11-the-new-privacy-and-security-features-to-know-about
◾ https://www.androidauthority.com/android-11-privacy-1161814


✅ Create or edit an existing note in the notepad with a link to your item from each ‘Folder’ menu. Use it for instance to document your ideas about certain items.
▫ Chord progression
▫ Fretboard Trainer
▫ Metronome
▫ Pattern
▫ Playground
▫ Practice
▫ Set list
▫ Songbook
▫ Tone generator


✅ Set list:
▫ Share songs, images and PDF files directly from the set list
▫ Adding PDF and image files using the system PDF and image picker


🐞 Set list: Search panel hides list


✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Anke Kellermann, Carsten Bleisch, Hotte Schmiegelt, Jens Martin, Mario Ravlić, Rainer Schediwak and Stefano Tranchini for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.8

⭐⭐⭐ Set list link ⭐⭐⭐

▫ Connects different devices of your bandmates during rehearsals and live performances
▫ Mirrors the set list of the ‘Leader’ to the devices of the ‘Followers’
▫ Opens and starts the song on the follower devices in synchronization with the leader so everyone is on the same song
▫ Mirrors also songs, images and PDF files, even if they are not present on a follower device

❗ It is a pre-release version for ‘Songbook’ customers (invisible for all others)

▫ ‘Leader’ options:
◾ A secret code to prevent strangers from registering as ‘Followers’
◾ Need to acknowledge each ‘Follower’

▫ ‘Follower’ options:
◾ View the song of the leader or the own song with the same name
◾ Scale the songs to fit on a different display size
▫ Uses ‘Wifi Direct’ and works on Android Lollipop (5.0) or newer
▫ No need for a dedicated Wifi router
▫ Please see documentation: https://smartchord.de/set-list-link


✅ Set list: Reorder button replaced by a menu item in the ‘Edit’ menu


✅ Option to hide the hints also in setting dialogs


✅ New Russian 7-string tunings


🐞 Backup: some settings were not restored


✔ A lot of other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Carsten Bleisch, Haisam Ido, Klaus Brockt, Ramon Haack and Wolfgang Kienberger for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.7

⭐ Further internal privacy improvements to protect your data


✅ 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


✔ 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
▫ 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:
▫ Possibility to show all chord charts at once
▫ Audio recordings from notepad can be used in the audio player


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


✅ Edit screen and text dialogs support voice recognition to enter the text


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


✅ Set list: Dialog to print the set list


✔ 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
▫ Songbook does not need storage permission anymore
▫ 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


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


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


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


✔ 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

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


▫ ‘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


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


✅ Scales: Option to change scale without changing the key


✅ New instrument: Waldzither with predefined 12 tunings

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


✅ New chord type 7/b13


▶ 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


✔ 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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