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Release Notes

OnSong 1.99993

OnSong 1.99993 was released on April 17, 2017. The following items have been added, changed or fixed:


  • Added the ability to play subdivisions in the metronome using the tempo live menu. »
  • Added the ability to add back square brackets to chords using the Settings » Display Settings » Song Formatting » Chords » Chord Decoration. »
  • Added integration to »
  • Added the ability to set the color and opacity of the menubar background and icons. »
  • Added the ability to set the color and opacity of the live bar buttons. »
  • Added support to configure the IK BlueTurn foot pedal. »
  • Added MIDI Settings to the in-app settings screen. »
  • Added a MIDI Bluetooth connection to Utilities Menu » Tools to make reconnection faster. »
  • Added the ability to set the subdivisions of a song using the "beat" or "subdivision" tag.
    You can use "whole", "half", "quarter", "eight", "sixteenth" or "shuffle" values.
  • Added the ability to sort iTunes file sharing by name, size, created on and modified on. »
  • Added the ability to choose the sort order of timeframes in song reporting. »
  • Added support for up to 8 custom foot pedals. »
  • Added the ability to tap on row labels within the Sync section of the MIDI Settings screen to enable/disable switches.
  • Added the ability to draw straight lines with the drawing tool.
  • Added the ability to cycle capo once the capo bounds are reached.
  • Added the ability to toggle transpose on/off.
  • Added the ability to detect if brackets are surrounding section labels and then remove those brackets and replace with OnSong-formatted section labels.
  • Added support for prefixed ChordPro tags like {d_time:45}
  • Added support for sus7 piano chords.
  • Added support for the "ok" tag in ChordPro.


  • Changed the setting of MIDI Settings » Sync » Send MIDI to use
    Settings » Navigation Settings » Delays » Song Change » MIDI » On Playback »
  • Changed how the position of the page is calculated for selected sections.
  • Changed the import process to convert unicode line separator characters into standard newline characters.
  • Changed the custom foot pedal screen to show the actions that are assigned to each foot pedal.
  • Changed the email body to include the BPM of each song if available.
  • Changed the way the screen navigation screen works to allow "None" to truly perform no actions for navigation zones.
  • Changed the list of PCO plans to be in reverse chronological order (future plans up top, past on bottom)
  • Changed the Acquire tempo from MIDI clock text to "Acquire from MIDI clock" to fit additional toolbar items and shorter text of just "MIDI clock" for smaller screens.
  • Changed PCO so events are listed in reverse chronological order only when viewing all events and ascending chronological order otherwise.
  • Changed the Metronome Settings screen to use audio and visual tabs for faster access to settings.
  • Changed the color of the "progress bar" to match the icon color of the menubar when it's set to something other than the default color or white.


  • Fixed an issue when using the multi-select feature in the Dutch language to delete a song when viewing a book.
  • Fixed an issue where Prevent Deletions prevents multi-select from functioning.
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect values could get set as the key of a song which would cause issues with transposition.
  • Fixed an issue where the Capo Up action would end at capo 12 instead of 11.
  • Fixed an issue with how ArtNet nodes are created and communicated to which limited the number of addressable DMX universes.
  • Fixed an issue where starting a song starts it at the volume set but stopping and restarting plays at full volume.
  • Fixed an issue where PDFs would appear under menubar regardless of the border settings.
  • Fixed an issue where picking an audio track causes the foot pedals to disconnect.
  • Fixed an issue where pressing the toggle audio button on a different song that has no track prevents the playing song from stopping.
  • Fixed issue with Flow not being respected when emailing a PDF file.
  • Fixed an issue where songs deleted when in alphabetic set list mode are not being deleted.
  • Fixed an issue where the bass note is not transposing when written with an H when using localized chords.
  • Fixed an issue where Quick Pick could add songs into a set even if that feature is disabled if the set was in alphabetic order.
  • Fixed an issue with exporting ChordPro content.
  • Fixed an issue with non-breaking spaces being entered into song content.
  • Fixed an issue where MIDI configured for a song would send twice when using viewports with sections being selected.
  • Fixed an issue with retrieving folders in the OnSong Connect API.
  • Fixed an issue where capo to C and displaying dual chords would provide the incorrect enharmonic preference.
  • Fixed an issue when first pressing the sixth pedal or button on an AirTurn device where the fifth button would be selected instead.
  • Fixed an issue where importing files into OnSong when initially not running would fail requiring the file to be imported twice.
  • Fixed an issue where spaces between text in a monospaced font in intro lines would not be present when chord lines are set to appear above lyrics.
  • Fixed an issue when calling the Reset Song action when running a timeline.
  • Fixed a small UI discrepancy in the contacts list menu.
  • Fixed timing and delay issues with the metronome.
  • Fixed an issue where songs that are beamed from the All Songs tab may because loaned and not accessible.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause drawings to shift when switching between landscape and portrait orientations.
  • Fixed issues with how the AirTurn STOMP6 screen appears on different screen sizes.
  • Fixed an issue where pressing the sixth button on the AirTurn STOMP 6 foot pedal is not responsive the first time.
  • Fixed an issue where the chord D7sus2 would appear as D72.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the web browser found in the background media library from logging into certain websites.
  • Fixed an issue where users could swipe to the next song in a set when zoomed into a song even when swiping is disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where double tapping the screen would zoom in/out even if that feature was disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where picking a track from the OnSong Audio Library screen would cause foot pedals to disconnect.
  • Fixed an issue where the color switched found in the Desk Color settings screen would not appear as selected.
  • Fixed an issue when a set is sorted alphabetically and you add a song, it does not add the song in its proper alphabetic location.
  • Fixed an issue where adding a song to a set that is in random order will always place the song on the bottom of the list instead if in random order.
  • Fixed an issue where if there are too many space characters in the title of a song that it will fail to upload to Dropbox due to filename length restrictions.
  • Fixed an issue when "Prevent Deletions" is enabled that topics cannot be edited or deleted.
  • Fixed an issue where the My Sets tab may not updated font colors when toggling low light mode.
  • Fixed an issue on iPhone where menubar buttons because unresponsive on certain hardware.
  • Fixed an issue with the drawing tool that would erase parts of the image when drawing.
  • Fixed an issue where selected sections are not properly positioning when scrolling the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the Music player would stop when leaving OnSong when viewing a chord chart with an attached iTunes Media Library track and another track is playing.
  • Fixed an issue where custom foot pedals are not accepting commands longer than a single character.
  • Fixed an Issue with audio level of backing tracks changing after pausing and playing track again.
  • Fixed the OnSong lyrics projection web app to adjust the volume and playback rate of a background video.
  • Fixed an issue that can cause the built-in Music app to stop playing a track when entering or exiting OnSong.
  • Fixed an issue with streaming video from the Connect API.
  • Fixed an issue where the key passed via the metadata tag was not validated before being set.
  • Fixed an issue with how keychain data was reset that caused inconsistencies such as being stuck in an authentication loop when signing into the SongSelect integration.
  • Fixed an issue where section highlight stops moving if you zoom in after starting autoscroll.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a crash on an iPhone running as an OnSong Connect slave when the Songs menu was pressed.
  • Fixed an issue with the integrated web search in OnSong.
  • Fixed an issue where PCO import was finding deleted songs when it shouldn't have been.
  • Fixed an issue where OnSong would get stuck running in the background due legacy metronome workarounds.
  • Fixed an issue where printing chords charts when chords are not displayed and the adjust whitespace character is not set.
  • Fixed an issue when importing songs from PCO when using one's own songs where OnSong was using previously deleted songs which result in items missing from sets and not displaying properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the metronome would not work and time signature would display incorrectly when set to an empty string.
  • Fixed an issue where if you change your backing track from an iTunes track to an OnSong Media track the foot pedal disconnects.
  • Fixed an issue with how text-based settings fields displayed within in the app.
  • Fixed an issue where Default BPM, Minimum BPM and Maximum BPM text fields are not aligned in the Settings screens.


  • Removed a strange chord diagram for D.