Getting Started

Console for Mac

OnSong Console for Mac is a desktop application that lets you connect to OnSong running on an iOS device like an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. You can then edit your library including sets and books and save your changes to your device.


OnSong Console for Mac is built to run on newer versions of OS X and uses your WiFi network to connect to your iOS device to modify your library. To get started you will need:

  • OS X 10.9 or higher
  • iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 5.1.1 or higher
  • Running OnSong 1.9996 or higher
  • Both devices connected to the same WiFi network


OnSong Console for Mac can be installed using the App Store app on your Apple computer.
You can search for "OnSong" in the App Store, or simply click this link.


Since OnSong Console for Mac connects to your iOS devices, you first need to enable sharing so that another device can access your library. This is turned off by default to keep your song library safe. Follow these steps to enable another device to access your OnSong library.

  • Open OnSong on the device you would like to connect to.
  • Open the Share Menu by tapping on the icon that looks like a square with an up arrow in the Menubar.
  • Choose the Connect option to open the Connect screen and choose the Servers tab.
  • Turn on the "Share your library with others" switch at the bottom to enable your OnSong library to be accessed on another device.
  • After a few seconds, your device should appear in the list of accessible devices in the OnSong Console for Mac interface.


Below are some common questions we receive about OnSong Console for Mac:

  • I've already purchased the OnSong Console add-on. Do I need to purchase Console for Mac separately?
    Because OnSong Console for Mac is available on a separate App Store from the in-app purchase, there is no way for us to offer it for free to those who purchased the Console add-on in the past.
  • What's the difference between OnSong Console for Mac and the OnSong Console add-on?
    Both products currently fit the same use case, but you'll find that each have some pros and cons which may influence your decision.
  • Why are you charging me again for something I already bought?
    We've created OnSong Console for Mac as a first step towards a standalone version of OnSong on the Mac. So while it performs the same tasks as the OnSong Console add-on currently, we intend to upgrade this version with new features to make it a full featured version of OnSong over time. By purchasing OnSong Console for Mac, you'll get the full version for less money. You also invest into the OnSong platform, allowing us to build great products for our users without answering to investors or parent company with a different agenda.
  • How can I learn how to use this app?
    We are working on completing the user manual and tutorial videos to help you make the most out of OnSong Console for Mac. They will be available shortly.


If you have any issues or ideas for OnSong Console for Mac, please email the Mac Support Team.
Please include specific steps we can take to replicate the issues or specifics on ideas.