Song-Writer Lite: Write Lyrics

Song-Writer Lite: Write Lyrics

Record melody ideas on the go


3.4for iPhone, iPod touch
75 Ratings
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3.9 MB
Jul 10, 2011
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About Song-Writer Lite: Write Lyrics

SongWriter Lite is a simple, yet powerful solution for songwriting on the go. Recording your ideas and writing your lyrics and chords has never been so convenient.

(Now also available on Mac AppStore)

Some features:
● Write your lyrics for each section of your song (ie. verse, chorus).
● Record audio for each section separately.
● Use the 'Chord Picker' to easily insert chords.
● Chords display above the lyrics when in display mode.
● Add guitar tablature.
● View Chord Diagrams - over 1000 chords included for guitar, bass, ukulele and banjo, plus you can add your own.
● Nashville Numbering System support.
● Search for rhymes or synonyms to help find inspiration. (Highlight the word you wish to find a rhyme/synonym for, only highlight the word with no space before or after the word, then touch Rhymes or Synonyms from the menu that appears.)
● Email your songs, with options to send PDF's, Songwriter Files, or MySongbook Files.
● Optional 'Passcode Lock' to protect your ideas from prying eyes.
● Backup/Restore powered by Dropbox.

If you have any suggestions of how Songwriter can be made even better, we would love to hear your ideas. Please visit to get in touch.
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What's New in the Latest Version 3.4

Last updated on Sep 30, 2017
Old Versions
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Upgraded for iOS 11

Added search feature.

Bug fixes and improvements.
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Version History
Sep 30, 2017
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Upgraded for iOS 11

Added search feature.

Bug fixes and improvements.
Aug 8, 2013
Bug fixes
Jul 26, 2013
Minor tweaks.
Jun 20, 2013
● Removed ads, added song limit in free version.

● Simplified layout to give more space for your song.
● Transparent buttons allow you to see more of your song.
● Allow selection between major and minor key.
● Playback timer added.
● Improved PDF layout.
● Allow selection between type of PDF export.

● Fixed bug where song audio wasn't playing after importing from Dropbox.
● Many other bug fixes.
May 13, 2013
● Fixed bug where passcode could be skipped.
● Added different background options in the settings page.
● When you hide the top menu of the song by single tapping the screen, the song now expands to fill the entire screen.

● Bug fixes.
May 2, 2013
● All new and improved interface design.
● New app icon.
● Moved song ordering options onto settings screen to leave more space for your songs.

● Many bug fixes throughout the app.
Mar 13, 2013
- Added ability to backup and restore songs from Dropbox between different versions of SongWriter and different devices.
- Added ability to select which songs are uploaded to Dropbox.

- Bug fixes.
Mar 5, 2013
- Added option to add audio to a song section using iTunes File Sharing.
- Added Repeat and Repeat-one options.
- Chord picker pre-filled with default chords for selected key.

- Bug fixes.
Feb 7, 2013
● Added extra help topics
● Added 'select all' and 'deselect all' buttons to export page

● Bug fixes
Jan 30, 2013
Bug fixes
Dec 8, 2012
- Display correct flat or sharp chords based on current key.
- Added option to transpose song.

- Bug fixes.
Nov 12, 2012
Fix playing/recording audio bug for iOS 5 devices.
Oct 27, 2012

✔ Chord Diagrams - over 1000 chords for guitar, bass, ukulele and banjo
✔ Add your own chords
✔ Auto-scroll
✔ Tap screen to hide bottom menu in song
✔ Nashville Numbering System support
✔ Export PDF - now with non-capo and numbered versions
✔ Ask a question directly from within app
✔ Additional Help Sections
✔ Performance improvement
✔ Bug fixes

If you like this update, please leave a review on the App Store by going to the Settings page.
Oct 13, 2012
(Now also available on Mac AppStore)

Support for iOS6 and iPhone 5.
Auto-scroll to folder contents on tap.
Jun 14, 2012
Improved the section titles in view mode to separate sections more clearly, and to highlight the chorus section.

Bug fixes.
May 11, 2012
Recording now doesn't bring up a pop-up, so you can still view all your lyrics and chords as normal during recording.
May 4, 2012
Added option to include chords when sending song via email.

Bug fixes
Mar 27, 2012
● Retina graphics for the new iPad
● New App Icon
● New 'email file' feature allows you to email a song to yourself or another SongWriter user, and import the song from the email back into any version of SongWriter.
● Export your song(s) in PDF format, for easier printing and sharing.
● More exporting options, allowing multiple songs to be sent at once.
● Export to MySongbook app.
● Made it clearer when you are in view or edit mode.

● Bug Fixes
Mar 13, 2012
Decreased audio file size to speed up backing up to dropbox.

You can now choose whether you want the screen to dim or stay on the whole time you are writing a song.
Mar 1, 2012

After many requests, chords are now easy to insert and view.

● You can either type your chords or use the new chord picker for inserting chords
● Chords display above lyrics in view mode
● You can also set a capo position, and the chords will transpose automatically for you in view mode

● Passcode bug fixed where the keyboard would not always show
Feb 11, 2012
● Added Dropbox backup and restore.
● Added option to record audio for a whole song as well as individual sections.
● Added option to delete audio for section or song.

● Bug fixes.
● Performance improvements.
Jan 19, 2012
Fixed bug with incorrect section names.

There have been some negative reviews regarding the app not having rhymes/synonyms. However, these features are included in the app. I've updated the item description to explain how this works, and will also explain below:

Highlight the word you wish to find a rhyme/synonym for, only highlight the word with no space before or after the word, then touch Rhymes or Synonyms from the menu that appears.
Dec 16, 2011
Added 'Pre-Chorus' and 'Tag' to section presets.

Bug Fixes.
Dec 13, 2011
Added Night-Mode Option
Dec 7, 2011
● Move songs between folders from song-list screen by going into edit mode, instead of having to go into the settings of each song individually
● Edit folders from the song-list screen while in edit mode

● Added some presets when adding a new section to your song. Options are 'No Title', 'Verse', 'Chorus', 'Bridge'

● Fixed bug caused by pressing 'copy' when no text was selected

Song-Writer Lite: Write Lyrics FAQ

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Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of Song-Writer Lite: Write Lyrics.
Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
Song-Writer Lite: Write Lyrics supports English

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