Save and organize
Many features allow you to save your content like songs, exercises, chord progressions, drum patterns or fretboard quizzes. All of these features do have the same menus.
- The Folder menu is the menu to organize your items. It allows you to create something new, such as a song or exercise, save it, or reopen your saved items. It hosts also functionality to share the item or to add notes
- History for quick access to your most recent saves. You can also to search for the item
- The Navigation menu to move between screens/features
- Moreover (⋮) menu for on-screen actions, settings and help
- Click on the item name to go directly to the table of contents
- The toolbar at the bottom of each screen contains the most commonly used functions
Table of contents
Once you’ve created and saved a song, quiz, exercise, or similar, this item will be listed in the table of contents. It is also the place where the content is organized. To keep an overview, you can sort, search and favor your content.
Depending on the respective feature, you will also find additional functions such as import, export, synchronization and sharing.
It also offers a context-sensitive menu and supports double-clicking for easy selection.
The table of contents can always be opened via the ‘Folder’ menu or a click on the item’s name on the feature screen.
Note: It is always worth taking a look at the settings. There are true treasures slumbering. For example:
Table of content mode
If the Table of content mode is active, the screen ‘Table of contents’ is opened before the feature itself. There you can select one of the stored items to open the item with the feature. If we take the songbook as an example. With the ‘Table of contents’ mode activated, the ‘Table of contents’ of the songbook is shown if you start the songbook. There you can select a song and the Songbook is started to show the song. If you go ‘Back’ from the songbook, the ‘Table of contents’ is shown again. With the ‘Table of contents’ mode deactivated, the songbook is started immediately with the last song. To open the ‘Table of contents’, you have to use the ‘Folder’ menu.
The Table of contents is a true multi-talent and works for all items which allows to create items like songs or drum patterns. It provides a consistent interface, but not every function is available for each feature.
- Categorize your item(s), to supplement them with helpful information and find them more quickly
- Create a new item and start the feature screen
- Delete selected item(s)
- Download shared items for import e.g. Drum Patterns
- Export the selected item(s) to files
- Favor your item(s) to find them more quickly (see settings)
- Import new items. Normally from files.
- Open the selected item in the feature screen (use a double click as a shortcut)
- Preview: some features provide a functional preview like the Drum Machine
- Search in the list of your items
- Share the selected item(s) with your friends, musicians or students
- Synchronize your between devices or with the cloud
- Rename the selected item (long click)
- Toggle between single and multi-selection
Tip: The full-text search allows you to search not only by the name of an entry but also by its content.
- It can be used to search for chords, song text or arbitrary song information
- The search also supports the wildcards ‘?’ for any character and ‘*’ for 0 or more characters
- Complex search terms can be logically linked with ‘AND’, ‘OR’, ‘(‘ and ‘)’
- Option for case-sensitive search
Tip: Use fast scrolling by dragging the scrollbar at the right side.
Sorting the table of contents in smartChord allows for quick and efficient retrieval of entries by providing an organized structure. Additionally, smartChord automatically saves the creation and access times of each entry, enabling the use of these timestamps for sorting the table of contents beyond just names and dates.
In the settings, you have the flexibility to define how favorites are handled. By choosing to prioritize favorites, they will be sorted and listed ahead of other entries, ensuring quick access and visibility.
In general, there is no need to follow a naming convention in smartChord. But whenever possible, smartChord applies a naming convention. For songs it is ‘artist name – song name’. If you want to sort by artist, you can use the option “Name behind ‘-‘”.
Organize items in categories
Stored entries, such as songs or drum patterns, can be categorized and thus supplemented with helpful information. Entries can be filtered by categories and thus be found more quickly. Categories can be created and maintained individually. Our video shows how to use categories.