I spent several hours working on tabbing out songs in the iPad version, and had everything working the way I wanted it. Then I went to load my work on the OS X version of Tabular as I had the iCloud support enabled on both. OS X version crashed, then showed an empty file when I restarted the app. Closed the OS X version, and switched to the iPad version, and now the app shows an empty document with an activity indicator. I waited 20 minutes, and still nothing. Since the iPad version hasn't been updated in almost two years, and the OS X version in over a year, I cannot recommend anyone purchase either app at this time. It's a shame, really. I liked the apps very much, and got a lot of use out of them. I would be willing to try them out again if this developer releases a new update.
Great idea, looking forward to future development!
Nice clean UI, intuitive, easy to use, overall a very nice app. At the moment, the app hasn't quite fully blossomed to its full potential as it has left me with some crucial features missing (multiple voices in single staff, no-TAB notation, more streamlined lyric editor, etc.). But the developer seems to have these features planned for future updates so once this becomes a full-feature app, I'll be back to give it the full 5-star rating. Heck, if I could, I'd give it more than 5 at that point! Finale & Sibelius are turning into things of the past faster than I had imagined.
Best tablature app I've ever had the pleasure of using
I really like this app. Easy interface for editing and selecting individual/collections of notes, visual representation of the fretboard for notating tablature, smooth menus, and syncing with the Mac version. Has MIDI playback of your notations so you can hear what you made. It's an improved and more intuitive version of Guitar Pro (if you know what that is) in my opinion. Great going, guys! Keep it up!
Constantly crashes in iOS 9.2 on an iPad Air, it's almost unusable. Missing basic functionality like mixed note durations in the same beat. You can't edit an instrument after you pick it initially?! Where are the bug fix updates??
This app is a guitarist dream come true. It allows you to write your own music, in tab form, with chord charts and all. It will even play back the tab for you in the tempo you choose. I'm currently writing guitar tab exercises for my students and this app has helped tremendously. If you love to play guitar, get this now! You will not regret it!
I am a guitar teacher and am always arranging songs for students or writing exercises... This app just made my life so much easier and more efficient! I can easily print out songs or email them in a clean, professional format. LOVE THIS APP!! Already purchased the full version after just one day of using. Five stars!!!
This is a great app for guitar teachers and students. While the iPad App is almost as good as the OS X version, the tablet version of the app is useful to inputting tabs in class and students can go back home and practice with the application. It even logs the practice so there to keep track of progress.
Like the other comments, it randomly crashes and I'm on the latest iOS version 9.5 on the free version. No support that talks about this or how to contact the authors so I'm not going to spend 10 bucks for it!
Lo siento por el idioma pero quiero que sea clara mi reseña. Me pare una excelente app, cuenta con todo lo mínimo necesario para un buen editor, si bien se le puede agregar más opciones, con las que cuenta es buena. Encontré varios problemas principalmente con los botones de edición ( Undo, Redo, Cut, Copy, paste, etc.) no funcionan de manera correcta, especialmente el Undo, no puedo insertar un compás medio, y a veces me da problemas abriendo archivos importados y la app se cierra. Creo esos han sido los mayores problemas, muy buena su app, me enamore de ella. Sería buena también una versión de iPhone :)
Tabular is a rich tablature editor for iPadOS and macOS that lets you read and write music for guitar, bass, drums and much more. It's the best way to learn new songs, write your own music, and run through practice exercises for nearly any kind of stringed instrument or drum kit. All of your music is neatly organized and managed for you in the app's integrated document library. You can choose to store your library in iCloud to sync to other iPads or the macOS companion app. Practice tools allow you to master challenging songs and improve your technique by letting you start off slow and gradually increase the speed after each loop. Features: • Write music using tablature notation for nearly any stringed instrument • A companion macOS app that stays in sync with iCloud • Use one of the built-in instruments, or configure a custom one • Full support for percussion tablature • Multitrack scores • MIDI playback with a variety of different instrument sounds • Adjustable playback speed for practicing • Configurable practice tools that can increase playback speed after each loop • Large selection of notations including legato, vibrato, bends, slides, and grace notes • Built-in document library integrated with the Files app to give you direct access to your data • Visual fretboard lets you see where each note is played • Document templates to quickly create new songs using your most common instrument configurations • Built-in interactive tutorial • Import from Guitar Pro 3/4/5 or MIDI file formats • Export to MIDI or plain text (ASCII) formats • Printing support • Hardware keyboard support • No sketchy analytics or hidden data harvesting Feel free to contact us on our support page at http://chromaticlabs.com/tabular/support if you have any issues or feedback, and if you get a chance, leaving a quick review in the App Store would be very much appreciated! Thanks :)