My thanks to SongSheet for sponsoring the Very Nice Web Site RSS feed this week. I do not have a musical bone in my body, but even so I was immediately able to figure out SongSheet. The interface is clean and intuitive and the app does exactly what it says on the box. If you’re a musician or singer who’s been looking for a chord chart app for the iPad, go get it.
A search on the App Store, a tryout of some apps, a decision that none were quite right. Then Paul uttered those oh-so-dangerous words: “I’m a software developer; I’ll write the app myself.” Having recruited Gabriel to help out, SongSheet for the iPad was born.
With laser focus on usability coupled with utility, Paul and Gabriel set out to create something to allow musicians to maintain a library of chord charts they either wrote themselves or imported from online sources, and use them in performances. Whether sitting around a campfire with nothing but a guitar and an iPad, or on stage before an audience of thousands, SongSheet has become a vital tool for bands, solo performers, music therapists, churches, buskers, and so on.