Welcome to OpenSongApp
There is currently a bug in Google Play Services that stops some users trying to connect devices using Google Nearby. Google have identified this issue and have a full fix coming. I have requested a 'cherry pick' fix which should hopefully happen by 25th September and will fix Google Play Services on devices running beta 32. There is a full fix coming out on 4th October. As a result, I'll hold off updating to beta 33 for now.
v5.6.0 is the current version on the Google Play Store. To get early access to many more features, please switch to the beta channel (follow the link in the updates page) - this will switch you over to v6
v6 is currently in beta testing but will soon be promoted to the stable channel of Google Play.
Welcome to the OpenSongApp website. This website is designed as the online manual for the free Android song book app available on Google Play.
OpenSongApp is designed to allow musicians, worship leaders, etc. use their Android tablet as a portable song book using their collection of OpenSong songs. It is also a portable alternative to using a desktop/laptop running OpenSong for tech teams connecting to a projector / secondary display.
It is also a good, free, Android alternative to users who don't have iPads!
Some of the features of the app are listed below:
Performance, Stage and Presentation modes.
A pull out menu of all OpenSong Songs on your device allowing you to select a song quickly
Fully indexed search feature - correctly formatted songs can be searched by title, author, lyrics, key, theme and hymn number.
Changing the display of a song to suit your preferences - 4 fully customisable colour themes available!
Automatically scale songs to best fit the screen (width and height, or width only), or manually set the font size. You can also pinch zoom in or out.
Transpose feature to quickly change the key of your songs
Show/hide chords (useful for singers)
Show/hide lyrics (useful for non-singers)
Show capo, native or both sets of chords in different colours
View chord diagrams for guitar, keyboard, ukulele, banjo, cavaquinho and mandolin. The app has loads of default chords, but you can also add your own custom fingerings as well.
Choose preferred key settings (should it be Eb or D#?)
Support for European chord formats (es/is/Do re mi) and Nashville numbering.
Store sticky post it style notes with your songs
Add annotation drawings (highlighter notes) to your songs
Create new songs or edit current ones
Import songs from various online sources or take a photo with the camera!
Create and edit sets of songs
Sets can include custom notes, slides and bible verses
Songs in sets can be converted to 'Variations'. This allows you to modify songs in your set without changing the original songs - ideal if you want to change a key of a song in the set only (or have two versions of the song in the set in different keys). You can even edit the lyrics, etc. This variation is saved with the set and other users get a copy!
Load in previously created/shared sets
Will display PDF documents in performance mode (e.g. scanned sheet music) - this is only available on devices running API 21/5.0 (Android Lollipop) or above. Multiple page PDF files are supported.
Support for Bluetooth/USB page turning foot pedals (to move between songs in sets and scrolling up and down if necessary) - you can assign pedals to any of the multitude of built in control features. App supports pedals with up to 8 buttons. MIDI footpedals can also be used.
Autoscroll function - just specify the song duration, or use the default timings
Auto background worship 'pads' built in - just specify the song key!
Custom pads can be set within the app - just specify the pad file to use for each key.
Built in metronome - make sure you specify a time signature and tempo for the song. Also has the option of a visual metronome by flashing the top action bar.
MIDI integration allows songs to send MIDI commands to external Bluetooth or USB MIDI devices (recognised commands are Program change, Controller change, Note on/off, MSB and LSB). There is also extensive built in BeatBuddy integration with numerous shortcuts for hassle free use.
Swipe between songs or use onscreen buttons.
Scroll up and down pages by dragging or on screen buttons
Export saved songs or sets via email, Dropbox, etc.
Support of subfolders in your Songs folder to allow sorting songs by theme, etc.
Full integration with online Dropbox folders using external app
Online search, import and conversion for songs using Ultimate guitar, Chordie, SongSelect, Worship Together, HolyChords, etc.
Current song can be looked up on YouTube via search button
Fully compatible with .pro and .chopro file format (songs are automatically converted into OpenSong format). It'll also open files from some iOS apps
Import all songs from a iOS alternative backup file
Dual screen presentation of songs with custom background images and video
Support for presenting Scripture and Custom slides created in the desktop application
Allows user choice of storing song on internal or external memory (SD card)
Connect musician devices having host and client devices. Everyone can now see the same song! This feature requires having the Google Play libraries installed (uses Google Nearby). You can check this page if you don't!
Fully compatible with desktop app (OpenSong formatted files only)