My Lyric Book

My Lyric Book

Developed by DCTSystems

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2011-08-09
  • Current Version: 1.9.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 2.77 MB
  • Developer: DCTSystems
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3/5 ( 99 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $2.99
My Lyric Book App Ratings: 3
3
Based on 99 Reviews
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My Lyric Book App Description

Every singer as an A4 folder of songs they bring to rehersal, but now they can have all of their lyrics with them all the time, on their iPhone. You can also create setlists of songs which can be edited and reordered. Setlists and individual songs shared with the rest of the band by email, iMessage, Airdrop, or print them out. Rather than searching online for other other people's versions of songs, this app displays your lyrics, which you've formatted as you want them on your computer. You can create them in Pages 09, Doc, pdf, rtf or txt format [Unfortunately Apple don't yet allow apps to use the new Pages 5 format - this should be resolved in a future iOS update] then simply transfer them to your phone using the iTunes file transfer system (on the Apps tab for your device). While primarily designed for singers, the new improved pdf handling makes PDF scores look amazing, so the whole band can get in on the act. Not only does My Lyric Book remember your lyrics and set lists, but songs can be tagged with a tempo for the built in metronome, or linked to tracks in your iTunes library so you can refer to a recorded version or play a backing track from within the app. You can even send midi patch changes, so selecting a song programs your keyboard for you! If the rest the band is using the app too, then you can all sync up, so that the band leader can select songs and have them automatically selected on everyones screens. (Note this DOES NOT distribute the lyrics, but selects each band member's version, so each band member can see their own parts as they've set up their devices). Of course your lyrics look even better on an iPad, but an iPhone or iPod has plenty of screen space to display lyrics and you can always have it in your pocket. You can use Airturn BT-105(http://www.airturnaffiliate.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=157) or Pageflip Cicada pedals to scroll through your lyrics. You can select what each pedal does in the Settings app, though note that if you only have two pedals they're probably numbered 1 and 3 - that's just how the BT pedals work. NOTE: No lyrics are included with the App. It displays lyrics you've already prepared. HANDY HINTS: You can swipe to advance to the next song, or back to the previous one. You can email songs to yourself as attachments. If the auto-rotation gets in the way, remember you can turn it off in preferences. Normally you can't delete songs incase you wipe it by accident during a gig (ouch!). You need to enable this in preferences too. To rename a set-list just click on it while in edit mode. Check the "support" link at the top this page for more info. IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE STRUGGLING TO ADD LYRICS: To add lyrics to the app first connect your device to iTunes Select your device in the left hand bar Select the Apps tab which shows the Apps installed on your device, along with your iOS home screen. Scroll down to the bottom where you'll find and area marked "File Sharing" Select the My Lyric Book App in the File sharing area Drag and drop your files into the area labeled Documents. They will then be copied to the device and appear in the Lyric Book App. For more help check:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4094?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US If you have any problems, then email me before leaving a negative review - I want the app to work great for you, and can usually sort out any problems. I can't reply directly to reviews, but most of the issues raised, could have been resolved by an email (ian@dctsystems.co.uk)

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App Reviews

  • It weighs next to nothing!

    5
    By Zombiewoff
    Three large binders into my tablet and backed up on my phone! Does simply what I want it to do. Store my lead sheets, make set lists, and NOTHING else! (I tried 3 other apps, but they did too much, set list maker for example.) Hook my tablet/phone to my MacBook, drop the files in through iTunes, and on my way. Oh, got pinch to zoom back! Weird way to make it work, but it works! (Scrolling PDF setting turned on) Friends wishing they could get a version for android.
  • DO NOT BUY!!!!

    1
    By Progear918
    VERY unusable! Files won't transfer from other apps. Only option it gives you takes you to an apple info page. No cut and paste options from other apps. Don't waste ur money.
  • 5/5 for sure!

    5
    By Carlitos' iTunes
    This app is great! It stores lyrics, set lists and allows you to zoom on word and pdf docs. Great purchase. Those low ratings are very unfair. Based on the reviews I can tell people didn’t take the time to figure it out.
  • No instructions on how to set up what so ever

    1
    By lwjonesii
    No set or way to understand how to load anything into the app. Possibly the worst app purchase in the history of apps.
  • Don't Bother

    1
    By Jimmy is not happy.
    The idea is there but the app doesn't work. Let's you load individual PDFs of song lyrics but that's it. Will not create setlists, and very buggy. Save your money.
  • Just don't buy the app

    1
    By Ang3l911
    It is horribly difficult if you just want to simply write lyrics for song or poems etc. 👎🏼
  • Difficult

    2
    By Nathan_c_Thomas
    Difficult getting files into the app unless you are connected to a MacBook. I purchased this hoping to accomplish building a set list locally on my ipad... lesson learned.
  • Nahh

    1
    By Goldvoyce
    Not user friendly at all. You will need to be a+++ certified to figure it out.
  • Not user friendly at all

    1
    By Bobby Dey
    Is there any way to get the text to fill the screen? I'm getting what looks like 8 point (very small) text. I've only loaded one RTF in so far and I'm finding this program to be a waste of time. Just trying to figure out how to load in a song is time consuming with poor results. I've gone back to using dropbox with my lyrics in jpg or png format. Much better results.
  • Problems with selection send on IOS10

    4
    By AlexSoya
    It's a great app for small gigs. We love the auto send lyric selections to other iPads over BlueTooth or Wifi, unfortunatley that feature no longer works after IOS 10 update. NEEDS an UPDATE for IOS10 ! If that works again, I would give it a 5.

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