ChordPro Buddy 1.2.7 released in the App Store

  • After 5 years of waiting, the new version 1.2.7 of ChordPro Buddy has finally been released in the App Store today.
  • the program now runs under macOS Big Sur and is optimized for Apple and Intel CPUs.
  • the interface of the program has been overhauled a bit. New icons have been created.
  • the behavior and the interface have been adapted to Big Sur.
  • ChordPro Buddy now supports the dark mode, as well as the full screen mode of macOS.
  • the interface is now available in French or Spanish in addition to the existing languages.
  • Of course, I tried to eliminate many bugs, but I'm sure there are a few new ones as well. If you find one, please write me! Winking

New ChordPro Buddy Beta soon available

  • There is good news: after a long period of not being able to develop the application any further, I finally have a new beta version ready, which you can test soon.
  • The new version runs on macOS 10.13 High Sierra to macOS 11 Big Sur and runs on Intel and Apple Silicon CPU. I added the French and Spanish localisation which certainly needs improvement. Later this year I'll try to add some important enhancements like support for multiple instruments and also tunings.
  • Write me an email or use the contact form to receive a download link.

ChordPro Buddy 1.2.4 finally reached the App Store

  • After a gap of about 4 years today finally the new version 1.2.4 of ChordPro Buddy reached the App Store.
  • The main innovation besides the compatibility with the current macOS versions is the introduction of syntax highlighting in the editor. In addition, many errors and imperfections of the old version have been corrected.
  • Version 1.2.4 still has a few known issues and unfortunately also two crashes. An update has already been submitted and should be online shortly.

ChordPro Buddy beta test finished

  • Today I received the App Store approval for the ChordPro Buddy 1.2.4 version.
  • As soon as the updated manual and the website is ready I will release it to the App Store.

  • I’m planning to go on with the development of the next 1.2.5 beta soon after 1.2.4 is out.
    The next features on my list will be:

    • audio output of chord shapes
    • multiple columns
    • an improved chord shape editor
    • support for page break tags

    and later

    • multiple instruments
    • tunings

    new ChordPro Buddy beta version 1.2.3 (276) shipped to beta testers

    ChordPro Buddy changes since last App Store version 1.2.2:

    • fixed timecounter font is not displayed/loaded correctly
    • get rid of the many console log entries while starting CPB
    • add Feedback and Update check menu features for update, automatic update and beta test support for the beta version
    • add chord symbol icon to toolbar, to switch between chords symbol and chords chart mode
    • runs on macOS versions 10.10 Yosemite up to 10.12 Sierra
    • fixed chord popover crash
    • fixed bug with song file encoding
    • fixed bug in relaunch, when pathnames with spaces are used
    • fix transposing error with m7b5 chords
    • changed default setting of loadLastSongOnStart to YES
    • changed default ZoomValue to 1.0f
    • added asking alert before resetting Userdefaults to the factory defaults
    • fixed transposing, when chord name contains brackets ()
    • fixed chord chart display, when chord name contains brackets ()
    • added feature to import pdf, pages, txt, rtf, doc, docx, docm, wordml, odt, htm, html
    • added drag and drop support for file and web URL to Import Dialog
    • fix MIDI Handler now automatically scans for new devices
    • added Logging to Network, MIDI handler, Import handler
    • added hardware info, when a user sends log files
    • fixed chord chart position above lyrics was not exact
    • added support for bridge {sob} {start_of_bridge}{eob} {end_of_bridge}
    • currently uses italic chorus font and same insertion as chorus
    • added ChordPro Edit Menu to main menu
    • add support for separator lines - no more shown as chord chart [||:][C][F][C][Angry|] [|][C][F][C][|]
    • fixed Chords On Top of Page now shows chords below first title and/or subtitle tags
    • fixed chords charts display, when showed on top of song
    • new database model "ChordsModel 3"
    • fixed changing the default chord name in the chordchart popover
    • fixed MIDI behavior for new installations
    • temporary demo songs are now reset to default version, before opened new
    • added Support for Highlighting tags: {soh}{start_of_highlight} {eoh}{end_of_highlight}
    • marker color can be set in layoutpane
    • now color buttons in layout pane are hidden, if fullscreen has separate color setup, which is set in preferences
    • improvement: now import also recognizes lowercase chord names as minor chords -> a => Am
    • crash fix: marked areas at the end of the text is now correctly edited with "mark as" methods
    • space now also works in split mode as start stop key, when you activate the layout view (click on it first, before you hit space)
    • fixes a bug when user denies to overwrite songs,, he were not asked to overwrite layouts on new version install
    • fixes font panel setting in Layout for being able to use underlined and italic fonts
    • fixed bug with sending logfiles while no email adress is provided by user (anonymous mode)
    • added sys info and chords db info methods for better logging and customer help
    • fixed zooming issues, changed zoom icon image to buttons
    • fixed bug with commentSize and tabSize
    • fixed selection bug in editor view
    • fix after inserting text selection index is now set correctly
    • fix relaunch for preferences reset
    • fix importing from ASCII
    • fixed bugs with MIDIHandler not starting, when MIDI mode was changed in preferences
    • fix for restoring last view mode after starting the app
    • fixed printing issues, changed print dialog