About & Pics

Description

Guitar Notepad helps you easily and quickly jot down song ideas in guitar tab, save them to the cloud and email them to band mates.

I created this app as I found that when playing around with ideas on my own, or after a jam session, I was still using paper to jot down ideas. I have tried some of the other tab writing apps out there but none of them used the touch screen like a guitar fret board which really speeds things up. I'm keen to make this app as useful as possible so please feel free to contact me if you want any new features added.

Create and Edit Tab:
- Edit song details like title, artist, transcribed by and tempo
- Add time signatures, lyrics and performance notes
- Add chords, strum patterns and lyrics above your tabbed notes (no other apps I've seen support this!)
- Add any number of strings and custom tunings including 4,5,6 and 7 string guitars/bass guitars
- Use touch screen to quickly add notes with a single tap
- Choose from common chord patterns to save time
- Add techniques likes slides, hammer ons, pull offs muted notes, harmonics, tremolo, vibrato, ghosts/ties and more
- Backspace as well as delete button for faster editing
- Cut, copy and paste sections of tab, even between different songs
- Undo button - the last 10 actions are recorded and can be undone
- Continuous chord mode - saves having to perform an extra tap to start adding chords
- Option to view notes on the fret board
- Supports repeated bar notation
- Tab Playback (no note modulation for now)
- Can change guitar neck to left handed view
- Supports note lengths from whole notes to 1/64, dotted notes and triplets
- Add a capo

View, Export and Share:
- Export to PDF or text
- Transpose songs up and down
- Use autoscroll to view tabs and play along
- Layout optimised for both tablets and phones
- Zoom in and out depending on your screen size
- Print from device
- Save songs to file in your cloud storage like Dropbox, or export via email.
- Ability to perform a full backup and restore - useful if you are switching devices
- Import songs shared from other people's Guitar Notepad apps
- View and search through your songs by title, artist name or last modified time
- Compatible with Apple, Android and Amazon devices so you can share your songs with almost anyone

 $1.49 in Google Play

Screenshots

Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 1Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 2Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 3Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 4Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 5Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 6Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 7Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 8Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 9Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 10Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 11Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 12Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 13Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 14Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 15Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 16Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 17Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 18Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 19Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 20Guitar Notepad - Tab Editor screenshot 21

Version History

Launched Dec 20, 2015 (about 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Oct 05
2018
(Current)
Version 3.3.1

- Fixed rendering bug affecting some users

Aug 12
2018
Version 3.3.0

- Added last used chords list and ability to save them as custom chords
- Fixed bug where single charcters not rendering when adding text above bar endings
- Changed note alignments so they left align. This makes the lyrics and Chords look better
- Moved time signature to staff instead of heading
- Added tempo to rendered tab
- Improved title layout on exported tab
- Added common Banjo tunings
- Added capo function

Jun 08
2018
Version 3.2.0

- Added option to display left-handed fret board
- Fixed playback bug where notes were a semi-tone out

May 16
2018
Version 3.1.2

- Added copy section button to song edit screen
- Added transpose options to view and export screens
- Fixed a bug with playback of C note being on wrong octave

Feb 28
2018
Version 3.0.2

Big release for 2018! Thank you for waiting patiently for this one...
- Can now select note lengths. These will playback correctly and will display on your view screen and PDFs. I will add more options in the next release but the main ones are covered.
- Moved strum selection out of text mode so it is easier to access
- Moved the editor view to the top to make better use of space on the screen now they are more buttons
- Improved icons for chord mode
- Can select custom export file names

Feb 27
2018
Version 3.0.1

Big release for 2018! Thank you for waiting patiently for this one...
- Can now select note lengths. These will playback correctly and will display on your view screen and PDFs. I will add more options in the next release but the main ones are covered.
- Moved strum selection out of text mode so it is easier to access
- Moved the editor view to the top to make better use of space on the screen now they are more buttons
- Improved icons for chord mode
- Can select custom export file names

Aug 26
2017
Version 2.3.0

- Added floating back button on tab view screen so you don't have to scroll to the top to exit
- Can now set a default tuning for all new songs in main settings screen
- Last tuning used within a song is automatically to new sections in the same song
- Added quick view button on song browsing screen
- Replaced chord selection drop down with a faster menu

May 25
2017
Version 2.2.4

- Performance improvements to editor screen and overall startup time
- Fixed bug where playback continues if you exit a section without hitting stop
- Stopped incorrect sound from playing when repeat bars are used
- Mute playback by default on start up which makes the editor more responsive
- Set song artist name to current artist when adding a new song from the artist list view
- Improved last note/chord copy button so it ignores bar ends and rests and find the last actual notes

May 23
2017
Version 2.2.3

- Performance improvements to editor screen and overall startup time following user feedback
- Fixed bug where playback continues if you exit a section without hitting stop
- Stopped incorrect sound from playing when repeat bars are used
- Only load sounds when play button is used. This removes the delay when editing a section the first time.

May 15
2017
Version 2.2.2

Added option to wrap bars on text export and fixed some formatting issues e.g. last line always has a bar ending now

May 12
2017
Version 2.2.1

Added option to wrap bars on text export and fixed some formatting issues e.g. last line always has a bar ending now

May 10
2017
Version 2.2.0

Added option to wrap bars on text export and fixed some formatting issues e.g. last line always has a bar ending now

Feb 11
2017
Version 2.1.0

Added option to wrap bars on text export and fixed some formatting issues e.g. last line always has a bar ending now

Jan 03
2017
Version 2.0.0

Happy New Year everyone! Got some great features in this update that I hope you like:
- Redesigned View screen with improved styles and better use of screen size
- Export to PDF
- Added extra frets to neck to allow for high bends
- Copy and paste between songs and sections
- Fret 0 now has a fixed position so on smaller devices you always get to it easily
- Autoscroll on View screen

Dec 11
2016
Version 1.10.0

Added more note durations for playback
Minor bug fixes on preset chords

Dec 05
2016
Version 1.9.2

Added basic playback (limited tempo and note lengths for now - Android 5 and above)
Can now add strum patterns
Fixed bug with text alignment in view/export tab screen and scrolling issue

Nov 30
2016
Version 1.9.1

Added basic playback (limited tempo and note lengths for now)
Can now add strum patterns
Fixed bug with text alignment in view/export tab screen

Nov 18
2016
Version 1.8.0

Added slide up technique, extra width options and the option to remove the extra padding dashes on view/export.

Sep 18
2016
Version 1.7.4

Fixed bug causing custom tunings not to be saved

Sep 12
2016
Version 1.7.3

New features:
-Backspace as well as delete button for faster editing
-Cut, copy and paste sections of tab
-Undo button - the last 10 actions are recorded and can be undone
-Continuous chord mode - saves having to perform an extra tap to start adding chords
-Option to view notes on the fret board
-Ability to perform a full backup and restore
Cosmetic/usability improvements:
-Larger buttons on tablets
-Fret board style improvements so 0 fret is clearer and 3,5,7 etc frets are highlighted

Sep 09
2016
Version 1.7.2

New features:
-Backspace as well as delete button for faster editing
-Cut, copy and paste sections of tab
-Undo button - the last 10 actions are recorded and can be undone
-Continuous chord mode - saves having to perform an extra tap to start adding chords
-Option to view notes on the fret board
-Ability to perform a full backup and restore
Cosmetic/usability improvements:
-Larger buttons on tablets
-Fret board style improvements so 0 fret is clearer and 3,5,7 etc frets are highlighted

Sep 08
2016
Version 1.7.0

New features:
-Backspace as well as delete button for faster editing
-Cut, copy and paste sections of tab
-Undo button - the last 10 actions are recorded and can be undone
-Continuous chord mode - saves having to perform an extra tap to start adding chords
-Option to view notes on the fret board
-Ability to perform a full backup and restore
Cosmetic/usability improvements:
-Larger buttons on tablets
-Fret board style improvements so 0 fret is clearer and 3,5,7 etc frets are highlighted

May 28
2016
Version 1.6.0

Fixed bug causing note deletions not to be saved

Apr 20
2016
Version 1.5.0

Mar 20
2016
Version 1.4.0

Feb 16
2016
Version 1.2.0

Jan 16
2016
Version 1.1.0

Dec 20
2015
Version 1.0.1

Previous 3 versions
 

This app has no ratings in the last 30 days.

15

Total Ratings

5
7
4
1
3
2
2
1
1
4