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


✅ 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


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


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


✅ New picking patterns:
▫ PP 4/4 460 v1: PIMAIMIM
▫ PP 4/4 497 v1: PIMA_MIM
▫ PP 4/4 499: PIPI
▫ 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


▶ There is a video editing songs: https://youtu.be/QGxaxAS6Dwk


✔ 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:


▫ Video player
◾ ‘A-B repeat’ to practice a special section in a loop
◾ 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
◾ Changed size of the player is restored


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


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


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


✅ 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


✔ 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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smartChord V8.1.1

✅ New tuning Mandolalin


✅ Help does support links to features and the internet


🐞 Songbook fix: Crashes on unusual text sequences


❀ Special thanks to Mox Gowland and William Liu for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V8.1

⭐⭐⭐ Chord dictionary ⭐⭐⭐
▫ The chord dictionary lists every possible chord without exception
▫ Add any chord as ‘custom chord’ into smartChord to be used in every feature e.g. the songbook
▫ Get details for any chord
▫ Get every possible voicing for every tuning and every instrument


✅ Songbook allows chord names that contain brackets ()


✅ Instrument favorites: New setting to define your favorites


✅ Custom chord: Fingering favorite is automatically defined when creating a custom chord


✅ Arpeggio: Menu item to switch to the Fretboard Explorer


✅ Tuner and Pitch Pipe: Tap on the instrument head to switch the instrument


🐞 Songbook fix: Replace chord keeps original chord positions


🐞 Chord name fix: Range slide didn’t adjust when capo was removed from the tuning


✅ Other changes and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Edgar Millena, Emilio Polog, Gian Müller, Henry Gerbrandt, Jeffrey Pina, Leopold Müller and Martin P. Daniels for their contribution to this version

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