Release Notes

OnSong 2022.6

OnSong 2022.6 was phase-released on October 18, 2022. The following items have been added, changed or fixed:


  • SongSelect 2.0 is now available with ChordPro and new PDF formatting options.
  • CCLI® Auto-Reporting can send when songs you've used so you don't need to report manually.
  • Vocal Cues can say the name of the song, section, lyrics, chord, and more to cue musicians with in-ears.
  • Broadcast MIDI sends system exclusive messages with song and section changes.
  • ProPresenter 7 Integration lets you control presentation software from inside OnSong.


  • Added the ability to import ChordPro files using the new SongSelect API. »
  • Added the ability to import PDF chord sheets with different keys using the new SongSelect API. »
  • Added the ability to import PDF chord sheets with one or two columns using the new SongSelect API. »
  • Added the ability to opt into auto-reporting song usage to CCLI. »
  • Added the ability to issue vocal cues for certain activities such as selecting sections, changing songs, lyrics, chords, etc. »
  • Added the ability to remove articles from artist like you can by song title.
  • Added the ability to enable and disable broadcast MIDI system exclusive messages. »
  • Added the ability to show/hide/toggle the live bar using actions. »
  • Added the ability to show/hide the live bar alongside or in opposition with the menubar. »<
  • Added the ability to play/pause/stop/toggle audio and MIDI media from an action.
  • Added the ability to play/pause/stop/toggle video media from an action.
  • Added the ability to view and close image media from an action.
  • Added the ability to automatically play web action videos when opened through an action option.
  • Added the ability to open and close menus using an action.
  • Added the ability to disable list navigation using foot pedals.
  • Added the ability to show hidden annotations and not directly perform actions through a toolbar setting in the annotations menu.
  • Added the ability to restore library into a new library instead of overwrite.
  • Added the ability to set additional metadata tags even if they are not supported.
  • Added the ability to remove "a" so the song can be sorted using the first letter without editing the song.


  • Changed the set editor to use compact date/time pickers and be more concise. »
  • Changed the custom report editor to use compact date pickers and be more concise.
  • Changed the metronome settings to bring common settings to the first panel instead of mixed with audio/visual settings. »
  • Changed all import screens to import what was selected but not to automatically return to the song list unless a Done button is pressed.
  • Changed the way existing files is determined to be more centralized and to handle ZIP files and archive files better.
  • Changed the way the ChordPro original key tag is being interpreted to just provide metadata about the key in which the song was originally performed.
  • Changed the styles preferences chord screen to highlight the original key if set.
  • Changed how PDF files print footer text to omit it on files that are not text-based.
  • Changed the web action and media video player so that once picture-in-picture mode is enabled, the hosting view controller is closed.
  • Changed the scroll down/up to switch to by section if the preview widget is enabled.
  • Changed portions of the codebase that were setting off private framework warnings in the App Store.
  • Changed how the current library is known to avoid conflicts with standard settings.


  • Updated all translations.
  • Updated the app to include a registered trademark symbol to ChordPro.


  • Fixed an issue where content in sot/eot tags including a colon are not rendering.
  • Fixed an issue where the launch screen shows as narrow and tall on the left side under iPadOS 16.
  • Fixed an issue where backing tracks are not being able to play after paused when using the same track using device playback.
  • Fixed an issue where previewing an Internet song to import can cause the song to be saved to the library.
  • Fixed an issue where the backup file is not being uploaded from the Get Support screen.
  • Fixed an issue where MIDI globals could not be added to a MIDI Send action.
  • Fixed an issue where chords are being aligned to the left when processed for ChordPro compatibility.
  • Fixed an issue where settings are not being saved and restored when switching libraries such as the backup name.
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect key in a text attachment would overwrite the proper key even after editing the song content.
  • Fixed an issue where the PDF file could not be previewed on a Mac due to background PDF generation.
  • Fixed an issue with vertical spacing when viewing PraiseCharts ChordPro with compatibility processing disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where switching collections shouldn’t load the items in the viewer until a song is selected.
  • Fixed an issue connecting to bridges used for lighting like ArtNET DMX, Philips hue and LIFX.
  • Fixed an issue where you can’t transpose unless connected to the Internet when viewing PraiseCharts ChordPro.
  • Fixed an issue where the Done button does not work when editing a set from the Organizer menu.
  • Fixed an issue where books and collections are truncated when adding songs.
  • Fixed an issue where white text is appearing on a white background in the Spotify search bar when using low light mode.
  • Fixed an issue where you can't select a track on Spotify when using an iPhone.
  • Fixed an issue where text was showing as black on black when viewing Spotify search results on an iPhone in low light mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the Dsus2 chord diagram is not shown.
  • Fixed an issue where the search text appearing white in the Spotify search screen.
  • Fixed a crash condition when printing sets containing embedded PDF files.
  • Fixed a crash condition connecting to external video while running iPadOS 16.