Release Notes

OnSong 2020.8.1

OnSong 2020.8.1 was released on October 31, 2021. The following items have been added, changed or fixed:


  • Added the ability to tap and hold to undo and redo drawing changes.
  • Added the ability to export background media.
  • Added the ability to highlight the selected chord chart you are editing from the chord inspector.
  • Added the ability to toggle shared content in Google Drive.


  • Changed Console to obey the View Files as PDF switch when viewing imported files as files.
  • Changed the background media screen to use context menus for editing and deleting images and video.
  • Changed the position of printing footers and page numbers to be located in the margin, but no higher than the margin, subtracting 1/6 of an inch.
  • Changed how ortho mode draws so that multiple lines will belong to the same layer.
  • Changed the drawing menubar to support separate color swatches and brush size controls on iPad mini.
  • Changed references from OnSong Pro to OnSong 2020.


  • Updated the AirTurn framework to the latest version.


  • Fixed an issue where images are being rendered rotated and stretched as PDF files.
  • Fixed an issue where users are prompted to sign in due to a pending subscription to be reviewed.
  • Fixed an issue where switching folders into sets and back displays all sets.
  • Fixed an issue where the drawing Undo button does not undo each stroke, but rather the entire path.
  • Fixed an issue where Use Natural Notes is not being applied to non-capoed chords in dual chord display.
  • Fixed an issue when exporting text files into a transposed key.
  • Fixed an issue where autoscroll and other preferences are not applying.
  • Fixed an issue viewing text as files in Console.
  • Fixed an issue when loading multiple files in rapid succession for conversion where the files do not complete.
  • Fixed an issue where the drawing Undo button does not undo each stroke, but rather the entire path.
  • Fixed an issue where the select first section setting was conflicting with the viewport section selection.
  • Fixed an issue where the current song in the song viewer changes after editing.
  • Fixed an issue where the set name in the heads-up display wasn't changing in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where password locked PDF files cannot participate in low light mode.
  • Fixed an issue where ortho mode is not redoing all lines in the same color.
  • Fixed an issue where tempo was not being retained when using separate styles.
  • Fixed an issue with overlapping charts in stage monitor mode on an external display with the first connection due to misreported screen modes.
  • Fixed an issue with the System Information screen not showing external screen information.
  • Fixed an issue where editing sticky notes that have a non-square shape causes them to become larger.
  • Fixed an issue where changes to the duration of a song was not saving.
  • Fixed an issue where shared folders and files were appear in Google Drive sync.
  • Fixed an issue with spacing occurring after chord lines.
  • Fixed an issue where tapping on the iPadOS multitasking menu in the status bar causes the drawing tool to enter an inconsistent state.
  • Fixed an issue where MIDI commands mapped to sections do not send when timeline is played.
  • Fixed an issue where drawings may not be retained when moving into a background state.
  • Fixed an issue where saving drawings can refresh the song and cause unnecessary navigation.
  • Fixed a potential crash condition if no data is returned during receipt validation.
  • Fixed a crash condition when restoring a 2 GB library from the Files app on a memory constrained device.
  • Fixed a potential crash condition on startup caused by Apple Search Ads attribution.
  • Fixed a potential issue when a song is configured to view a file that is not set and no renderer is available.