Re: iPads, which programs are you using?
troubador posted:Yendor posted:
Great advice Chet, Jeff and CityFolk.
Regarding iPads, which programs are you using? I've begun with Bandhelper but having a difficult time convincing everyone to change from the old binders/folders. Any input I would appreciate.
@Yendor My 2 cents ... when I tired of a binder, I switched to an iPad (1st gen). I have all my songs in one file - created in Word, saved as a PDF. I got a bracket from Monoprice and have been using this for a few years now.
I did try BandHelper but it didn't work well on my old iPad and I chose not to junk the iPad since it does the job. Also I didn't like the page layout on my iPad since the app chewed up a lot of screen real estate. Also, in my Word/PDF files I can adjust fonts to suit myself which I can't do in BandHelper.
When I add songs to my Lyrics file, I update the iPad with the new file and I'm all set to go. I do use two columns for longer songs. And I have a few songs that just won't fit on a page but I've found that a quick tap on the iPad and the page turns (I'm a solo singer/guitarist).
If I need to create specific set lists, I create a new Word file, copy/paste into that (from my 'Master'), save as a PDF and drop it into my iPad.
This works for me -- everyone has a system that works and I found that this does it for me.
What app reads the pdfs? Ibook?