OpenSong 2.2

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Manage song lyrics, chords, lead sheets, overheads, and projections.
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OpenSongs is a versatile application intended to manage lyrics, chords, lead sheets, overheads, and projections. In this respect, the application allows keeping a database of your songs, including additional data and related files. Although this product is evidently meant for religious purposes, it can also be used for any kind of music. In case you intend to use the application for worship services, it is good to know that it comes with a library of religious songs, with the possibility of including references to the Scriptures.

The application has an easy-to-use interface, with two tabs that allow switching between two modes: Songs and Set. In this regard, you can use the Song mode to access or modify the info or any other materials related to the songs. This is complemented with the Song Editor, which allows managing details about each song, such as author and title, as well as chords and lyrics. The Set mode, in turn, is used to add new songs as well as create presentations of their lyrics and chords. In Advanced view, OpenSong lets you configure playback by changing the music’s key and tempo. Unfortunately, the product comes with very poor help documentation.

One of the advantages of this tool is that you do not need to invest much of your time in creating presentations and it is good to hear that it comes with several themes. Along with the song, your presentations may also include parts of the Scriptures, selected pictures and links to other resources. more

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Pros

  • Allows creating song presentations without much effort
  • Two interface modes

Cons

  • Poor help documentation
  • Reported to hang when saving lyrics as PDF

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bdarm
This program doesn't even work. I downloaded it, and it won't open up.

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OpenSong is now well into its version 2.x stream and stands to be the best free option for song management, set selection, and presentation.

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