Latest updates

V4.2.8 (150)

posted by Gareth Evans

  • Reduced the likelihood of overwriting one of your songs accidentally with the 'Welcome to OpenSongApp' song (displayed if there was an error in your song)
  • Fixed bit of errant code appearing in songs extracted from Ultimate Guitar and reduced issue of rogue ampersands breaking xml files
  • When using 'Add brackets' button in edit mode, the cursor now moves inside the bracket (sensibly) to let you type your tag/section title
  • Added as a source of new songs (especially for our Russian friends!).
  • Added set name to set view. Also states if the set has been changed from saved version
  • Pads can be paused/resumed during playback by tapping on the timer
  • Some other minor tweaks and improvements

V4.2.7 (149)

posted 15 Jun 2018, 15:13 by Gareth Evans

  • Songs can be edited using ChordPro styling e.g. [G]The chords f[C]or the [Dsus]song.  The song is then converted back in to OpenSong format to remain compatible with the desktop app.
  • Added fix for ampersands (&) in UG songs - usually throws the errors during transposing.
  • Fixed sets containing songs in subfolders not saving or loading correctly
  • Improved Russian translation - many thank to Sergey!

V4.2.6 (148)

posted 16 May 2018, 14:31 by Gareth Evans

  • Fixed UG import issue after website change
  • Fixed the adding of custom image slides
  • Added toggle switch to song settings menu to keep multiverse verses compact.
  • Fixed some html tags not being processed in the song correctly
  • Fixed some glitches choosing link audio files

V4.2.5 (147)

posted 3 Mar 2018, 10:05 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 24 Mar 2018, 02:05 ]

  • Added custom auto pad option (specify your own pad files for each key - must be saved in Pads folder)
  • Added sending of autoscroll start/stop to connected devices
  • Various bug fixes

V4.2.4 (146)

posted 16 Feb 2018, 05:19 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 1 Mar 2018, 09:07 ]

  • It is now possible to send MIDI commands and store these commands with songs (required Android Marshmallow+ and built in MIDI feature) - if MIDI menu is not visible, your device does not meet those requirements.
  • OpenSong XML Bibles can now be used (check the add custom slide to set option)
  • Toggle to show/hide the lyrics surround box (found in the fonts menu)
  • When scrolling backwards through a set, PDF files start at the last page as expected
  • Quick capo hint - when picking the capo fret from the edit song page and a song key is set, you will see the capo key for frets 1-11
  • Various bug fixes (presentation mode logos and background images, multiline verses, and others)

V4.2.2 (144)

posted 17 Jan 2018, 10:02 by Gareth Evans

  • Fixed download pdf crash on some songs from SongSelect
  • Various other bug fixes
  • Updates to some translations

V4.2.1 (143)

posted 5 Jan 2018, 10:34 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 17 Jan 2018, 10:03 ]

  • Updated storage selector to try to avoid users 'losing' songs by selecting the wrong location
  • Added 'find previous OpenSong installation locations' to the manage storage page
  • Redesigned foot pedal settings and added more assignable actions - 29 to choose from!  Now supports pedals with up to 6 buttons.  Each button can be customised and assigned a short press and long press action turning a 6 pedal device into an equivalent 12 pedal device!
  • CCLI automatic logging of songs now available (compatible with desktop app).  Records creation, editing, adding to set (printing) and projecting.  Log can be view/reset from within the app or exported as an XML file.  Please note that this is not automatically sent to CCLI, but you can use this to help preparing your return.
  • Text shared from external apps (e.g. web browsers), can now be shared with OpenSongApp and it will create a new song for you.
  • Scriptures slides can now be automatically added to sets by sharing from YouVersion BibleApp - just highlight the verse, click on share and choose OpenSongApp
  • App can now automatically import the following file types (.ost, .osts, .osb, .backup, .pdf, .png, .jpg, .gif) by clicking on them in an external file browser.  The app will then ask where you want to save them.
  • Hopefully fixed the ABCNotation issue that some users were experiencing.
  • Information text (autoscroll timers, pad timer and capo information) can now have the colours customised in themes.
  • Capo information bar now pulses a few times to draw your attention.  You can also switch the size between mini and normal.
  • Autostart on/off options added for pads, autoscroll and metronome (only works after first manual start)
  • Added sub folders to the song list*
  • Added pause autoscroll quick launch button*
  • Added slow down or speed up autoscroll quick launch buttons*
  • Added custom maximum predelay time for autoscroll*
  • Updated themes (in edit song).  You can now add any theme you want!
  • Fixed transpose issue with app not always using preferred chord format
  • Fixed line trimming to include comment lines and Presentation mode
  • Fixed pad volume not always saving
  • Fixed changes to current set not being saved when clicking on save to 'Saved set'

*Thanks go to James Miller for contributing code for the autoscroll and sub folder updates via GitHub

V4.1.8 (140)

posted 19 Nov 2017, 10:29 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 31 Dec 2017, 11:03 ]

  • Updated code in ABC Notation editor to extend range of supported devices
  • Updated XML file reader to better identify the character encoding (now also supports Windows-1250/1252)
  • Updated Presentation mode so that it now correctly sends songs to other devices running Performance/Stage modes
  • Stopped presentation order edit ignoring other song changes when editing the song
  • App now saves random song folder selection
  • Moved capo display to an info bar (top right) and included option for Roman numeral display of fret
  • Fixed battery text on/off not saving
  • Fixed capo fret not showing when using presentation order
  • Custom .ttf or .otf fonts now allowed - save them in /OpenSong/Fonts/ and select the custom font from the 'Fonts' menu
  • Added to 'Find new songs' menu
  • Fixed preview of audio link files not always playing
  • Added 'Learn Autoscroll time' feature
  • Added 'fix OpenSong format' button to the edit song window.

V4.1.6 (138)

posted 12 Nov 2017, 11:56 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 19 Nov 2017, 10:30 ]

  • Updated Google Cast API (Chromecast bug in the last iteration)
  • Updated set save logic (thanks to suggestions from Alistair)
  • Fix for songs extracted from pdf/UG that contained '&' causing errors
  • Updated code for creating ABC notation (music score)
  • Set save logic

V4.1.4 (136)

posted 30 Oct 2017, 14:52 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 12 Nov 2017, 11:58 ]

  • Improved scaling of image based songs (e.g. photos)
  • Added support for unlimited song subfolders (thanks to code contribution via GitHub by James)
  • Battery circle thickness can now be adjusted
  • Attempt to improve stylus support for highlighter notes
  • Fixed some minor bugs being reported by users

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