Take a look at what musicians around the world are saying about iGigBook:
From The USA:
"Excellent sheet music app" - ★★★★
Review by the Nail - Version 2.35 - May 18, 2014
As a pro working in many different styles, I've found this app to be extremely helpful - well organized and with the ability to add more books as necessary. :)
"Cool!" - ★★★★
Review by Gerzartz - Version 2.35 - May 18, 2014
A little squirrely to navigate, but all in all a great app for organizing charts!
"Perfect Harmony" - ★★★★★
Review by 5 Aces - Version 2.35 - May 15, 2014
Works 4 me!
"My favorite tool" - ★★★★★
Review by SDFARR - Version 2.3 - May 14, 2014
iGigbook is well designed and easy to use. Having the option of searching all your books or paging through a particular book is great, not to mention not having to carry all those heavy books to every gig. Installing books in pdf format (iGigbook provides the index for MANY of the popular books) is easy (the second time), and the ability to create an index for "books" you have created is important. It's terrific, especially when teamed with dropbox for constantly changing folders of individual song .pdf's. Best app investment I have made! If you don't want to fool with installing books in .pdf format, the provided transposable cord charts (1300or so) cover 95% of ths songs I play.
"Igigbooks" - ★★★★
Review by AbdRahim - Version 2.3 - May 6, 2014
"LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by Bumble769 - Version 2.2 - Apr 28, 2014
I can’t believe I missed this app for so long!! Ive been using an old school freehand music pad pro for jazz gigs for many years & its been reliable but the biggest pain. Cant tell you how many hours Ive spent converting my pdfs to their special format. Finally I decided to check out what was available for the iPad/iphone. This makes life a breeze. Just drop in your fake books and the index included syncs them up. Anybody who has issues is probably just dl bad copies and not looking at real books & scanning them themselves as Ive had no issues with my extensive collection. Not only that but the developer just included a new way to sync/convert the cd-rom real book editions, within a few days of me asking if he could include a way. Amazing quick service! HIGHLY RECOMMEND :-)
"A Must For Real Book Melodies" - ★★★★
Review by Jazztenor87 - Version 2.0 - Apr 28, 2014
Though I play most tunes by memory on jazz gigs, this app is invaluable for reading the melody on unfamiliar tunes that get called or requested for a special dance.A few favorite features: -ability to annotate on the music-transposition if you have the books in different keys-search function that finds the tune in every one you have loaded-forums to download indexes to more books.The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 are: interface and no landscape mode. A great app. Buy it and look good when you can play that one unfamiliar tune on a gig like a boss.
"Amazing App" - ★★★★★
Review by Cornebread - Version 2.0 - Apr 19, 2014
This application made my iPad valuable. So convenient. It would be helpful to be pointed to a catalog of PDFs, though.
"iGigbooks" - ★★★★★
Review by Swingaroux - Version 2.0 - Apr 18, 2014
I don't know how I ever did without iGigbook. It's the greatest sheet music software ever.
"Igigbook" - ★★★★
Review by midimage - Version 2.0 - Apr 18, 2014
"Great app if you need charts on a gig" - ★★★★★
Review by jzfunkateer - Version 2.0 - Apr 11, 2014
No more dragging fake books on the gig.
"Great ap!" - ★★★★
Review by Jimwhurt - Version 2.0 - Apr 10, 2014
I found this to be a great tool for playing casual gigs.
"IGigBook" - ★★★★★
Review by Lee-Larod - Version 2.0 - Apr 9, 2014
Great app. No longer necessary to tote reams of sheet music. Moreover, search features enable speedy access to charts. Transposable chord changes a winner! The app's benefits far outweigh the start-up costs (obtaining e copies of fake books, aligning fake book pages with iGigBook indices, learning to navigate the app).
"Great app" - ★★★★★
Review by King Perkoff - Version 2.0 - Apr 9, 2014
I recommend this app to all gigging musicians. It's a bit of a chore to set it up, but well worth the trouble.
"Great for gigging musicians" - ★★★★★
Review by kvg-post - Version 2.0 - Apr 5, 2014
I use this for all of my gigs and have been doing so for about 18 months now. It is stable, reliable and easy to use.
"A Good App" - ★★★★
Review by Philip H DeFelice - Version 2.0 - Apr 4, 2014
Excellent App that is useful on gigs. Getting the PDF files is the hardest thing to do. Displays well.
"Amazing" - ★★★★★
Review by MaestroBrad - Version 2.1 - Mar 30, 2014
Purchased this app after debating on the cost and the likelihood that it would be worth it. Decided to plunge anyways. It is amazing!!!! (And totally worth the price.) Be careful as you learn the app. It's easy once you get it, but don't rush and just start doing things. There is a syncing limit per day.
"So nice" - ★★★★
Review by Calvin J - Version 2.1 - Mar 30, 2014
There is so much one can do with this fantastic app. I am not even halfway through the system and I really find it helpful!!
Review by MSMsingz - Version 2.0 - Mar 30, 2014
The main reason I own an iPad!
"Great database" - ★★★★
Review by HotelRoomWoodshedder - Version 2.0 - Mar 16, 2014
So I'm a geek and a musician. Great for building songbooks. Takes a little manipulation with the PDFs so you will want a PDF editor on your ipad or computer to make adjustments.
Review by Cantonez - Version 2.0 - Feb 22, 2014
I find this app to be very useful to musicians like myself, who accompany numerous singers, and instrumentalists that require different key signatures on the spot.
"Igigbook" - ★★★★★
Review by Songbird of the south - Version 2.0 - Jan 19, 2014
This App is a must for Musicians and I love it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
"Best App Ever" - ★★★★★
Review by Hilomh - Version 2.0 - Jan 11, 2014
I use this app every time I play piano in public. This app pays my mortgage.
"Good app" - ★★★★★
Review by Jprguitar - Version 2.0 - Dec 28, 2013
irealb is for shedding, igig book is for gigging and shedding. Only thing is its vertical only. Please add a horizontal mode!
"Love it" - ★★★★★
Review by Little Johnny Tables - Version 2.0 - Dec 24, 2013
Once I got all my books scanned and uploaded and matched to the proper index this thing has been awesome. So much easier to trudge over the hills with my tenor when I don't have to carry 50 lbs of books. Wish it had a way to view two page charts all at once. The external website for index downloads is slow and cumbersome but you only rarely need it.This app was the only reason I bought an iPad. No regrets. 5 stars.
"The app is what I needed" - ★★★★★
Review by Musicalent - Version 2.0 - Dec 22, 2013
I was just getting ready to buy a large tablet to load all my music on like all my music friends have been doing. Then I looked at the prices for today's tablet tech. Well I have already spent enough on stuff like that so I started searching for something to work on my I-Pad. I Gig turned out to be my savior. With I Gig and a holder for my I-Pad I have all my music in 1 place at all my gigs without a 20 lb. book to carry. Thanks I Gig
"Great App" - ★★★★★
Review by MajMinSharp - Version 2.0 - Dec 21, 2013
All of my sheet music resources are in one place, the best part is the ability to search through all of my books to find a song or various versions.Buy this you will not be dissappointed.
"Indispensable app for gigging musicians" - ★★★★
Review by AlZimmerman - Version 1.95 - Dec 5, 2013
Great for requests on a gig. My piano player no longer has to tote 50lbs of fake books. If a patron wants to sing a tune (that's where the big tips are) in a weird key there's a good chance it's in the transposable book. If not you can do what you always did and hope the new key is not a tritone away. But with such clear charts it's not too hard. Gotta get it!
"Great ap!" - ★★★★★
Review by Jimwhurt - Version 1.95 - Dec 4, 2013
"The best!" - ★★★★★
Review by Musickit - Version 1.95 - Dec 4, 2013
Like I said... It's the best!
"iGigBook" - ★★★★
Review by bassmain58 - Version 1.95 - Dec 4, 2013
After about 6 months with this app i now feel qualified to review it. You will be frustrated with iGigBook until you find a file sharing site -- after that it becomes a remarkably useful tool.. I now have the largest library of jazz charts that I could have ever imagined. iGigBook allows you to amass a MASSIVE library of tunes. You can go to any gig and feel confident that you have it covered, all loaded into your ipad and ready at a moments notice.. Buy this app !!!
Review by Tom Bibb - Version 1.95 - Nov 24, 2013
Nice not to have to carry so many books..still having some index issues...works for a few songs, then the next song is wrong..further you go down the index the farther off it becomes..works perfectly on one book I personally scanned..could have better config interface and easier uploading the PDF files. Resolved the index issues, operator error lol..great app..I have used it several ways...with a concert band, big jazz band, brass quintet and a jazz combo
"Almost Perfect" - ★★★★★
Review by rasroma - Version 1.95 - Nov 22, 2013
As with anything involving file transfer on iPad, that aspect can be a hassle; naming files can be fiddly. Otherwise, this - along with a really good PDF reader - is my go-to app. It's been great on gigs. Put it this way: it would be an even bigger hassle without this app. Great job.
"Great!!!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by bulyginbass - Version 1.95 - Nov 20, 2013
Great app, constantly evolving with updates and bug fixes. No complains!
"Igigbook review" - ★★★★★
Review by david badal - Version 1.95 - Nov 20, 2013
It's great , I'd be lost without it. I use it every Thurs evening on my gig. I also use it for my new jazz combo. It,s great.
"Igigbook, love it" - ★★★★★
Review by CrazeeChester - Version 1.95 - Nov 19, 2013
I've been using iGB for the last 6 months and would hate to go back hauling binders full of music. I can get the tune up before the bandleader. A must have app.
"igig" - ★★★★★
Review by Cowgirl Maverick - Version 1.95 - Nov 18, 2013
Great app! I love it!!!!!
"Great app!" - ★★★★★
Review by Todd Toman - Version 1.94 - Nov 16, 2013
Just what a musician needs to organize there sheet music.
"Changed the way I gig." - ★★★★★
Review by saxywaxy - Version 1.94 - Nov 16, 2013
This is 'the' gig app. There is no competition. I couldnt imagine going back to paper....and it also gives a significant advantage over other tablets or laptops that pull up music from pdfs. Once you load in pdf copies of any of the books it has indexed, and it links together all of them for easy mass search feature, or a simple browse. you can get any tune you have can be up in seconds. If you have the pdf in different keys C/Eb/Bb, you can lump them all together to switch quickly, even in the middle of the song. Huge for people doubling on instruments, or trying to play it higher/lower for vocals.The new annotation option is elegant but missing some important things, i expect this to improve quickly. You can highlight, erase, and write in performance notes though very nicely. Music notation stamps are lacking. A bit clunky, but does the job.New linking to iTunes allows for easily incorporating backing tracks to Gigs or practice sessions. Titles must match exactly or iGigBook won't find it though. A fuzzy find feature would improve this problem.My first review for this program was many versions ago, and I gave it 3 stars. It has since very well earned its 5 stars for me. The cons are real, and important for some more than others. In the end though, this program has no rival, and it hasn't failed me yet.PROS:A growing list of indexes to popular (and less popular) fake books. THIS IS HUGE and unrivaled. This is why you buy this program. Excellent support for Eb,Bb,and Bass clef versions!!! Quickly create set lists for on gig use.Basic annotation/highlighting that's very easy to use.Fly between different versions of the same song to choose your favorite.A transpose menu lets you switch to a different key of the same song, as long as you own a PDF in the other key.Linked to music for backing tracks in gig or practiceDeveloper is active and fixes errors and bugs quickly when told of them.CONS:Program is a little rough around the edges in silly places, not the streamlined programming you get used to on a Mac, but improving. Developer is not very open to working on these rough edges.No decent crop feature. Would be nice when the screen is so small already.No landscape mode. Sometimes getting closer is important.No half page turns...booooooo....makes two pagers harder to time.There are many unsupported or older version books...developer should prioritize this but it's back burner.
Review by Songbird of the south - Version 1.92 - Nov 2, 2013
"The best" - ★★★★★
Review by yvesbajulaz - Version 1.91 - Oct 29, 2013
I use it everyday. They are always fixing problems right away. Top notch company.Nothing beats itwhen it comes to using realbooks. I don't ever take paperbooks with me anymore.Thanks guys,For guys like me who don't have all the tunes memorized, you are a "life" saver...
"Very Nice!" - ★★★★
Review by Britestar1 - Version 1.91 - Oct 19, 2013
This app is a must have for all musicians who are gigging often and require multiple music books, charts and/or sheet music on the "set." You must have a iPad or acceptable tablet (I'm using iPad). Once I found music books in PDF format, learned how the convert scanned sheet music to PDF and create my own PDF books, it has been the best thing ever.
"Worth the pain of setting up" - ★★★★★
Review by The K. Penners - Version 1.91 - Oct 14, 2013
This app is the number one reason I bought my iPad and I do not regret it.Importing the PDFs manually on the computer by dragging them into the app's specific file window is a pain. So is the process of finding out what to name the PDFs and making them active or inactive by means of an offsite location. Files should be easier to import via email or iBooks.All of my musician friends are extremely jealous of me and this app. They constantly ask to use it during jam sessions.
"Great once you figure out how to load in the actual charts!" - ★★★★
Review by matt_c_123 - Version 1.88 - Sep 28, 2013
title of my review says it all. Of course it is great to have a searchable database of jazz ( and other) charts on your iPad/tablet but actually uploading the pdf's of the charts is a bit confusing. Took me several tries but eventually it worked. Perhaps this has been made simpler on current version. I went through this process in ( I think) an older version of this app ( whatever version it was.... It was around sept 5, 2013 when I added my charts in PDF form.
"Igigbook!" - ★★★★★
Review by MoonMiles - Version 1.87 - Sep 18, 2013
A great musicians tool!
"Game changer" - ★★★★★
Review by Prazevica - Version 1.87 - Sep 11, 2013
Excellent....how did I survive without this until now? Absolutely necessary for anyone doing standards...
"Superb app." - ★★★★★
Review by dumont004 - Version 1.87 - Aug 31, 2013
Every working musician should have this app.
"Very helpful tool for me....." - ★★★★★
Review by Pick'n Fool - Version 1.87 - Aug 30, 2013
Ii first have to say dido to both of the above statements ,,,,,, I have also been able to put my purchased e(music) books ,not the ones purchased from iTunes,,, but others .... And also my own, that I have Made into PDF books, or individual songs that I have scanned in using the oh so clever, Neat Scanner!!! So yes... I have very much loved this Great I gig book app !!! Thank you so much!
"Once it is set up....." - ★★★★
Review by Darchtop - Version 1.87 - Aug 29, 2013
It's a great tool for the gigging musician and I love it and use it all the time. Finally....I can search for tunes quickly on the stand!I get lots of people who come up just to see what's on the iPad.I must mention that it is rather maddening to set up initially. I've helped several friends to set theirs up and it still takes me hours each time!The resulting convenience makes up for the initial hassle, but the configuration process is not for the faint of heart!I do find it indispensable on my gigs, for set lists as well as quickly finding tunes.
Review by Rhythmslave51 - Version 1.87 - Aug 27, 2013
Excellent resource once you decode the book names it is looking for.
"Great product" - ★★★★
Review by Qriusboys - Version 1.86 - Aug 5, 2013
It's a must for e-musicians. Well worth it.......
Review by rlargman - Version 1.86 - Aug 1, 2013
I use this-app all the time. Fast to fund tunes. Easy to download real bis etc. well designed. User friendly. Thanks
Review by Ernest Jamison - Version 1.84 - Jul 29, 2013
I've been aware of this app for awhile but did not own a device to install it on. I do however have quite a few fake books and was constantly carrying around at least two to school, jams, and gigs. They can be bulky and heavy and a general pain especially when you are also carrying an upright bass. So once I realized what this app did, sheet music manager, I knew that it would benefit me greatly. I kept my eye on it and once I was able to buy a device I purchased the app and had it installed with some books linked within an hour. It takes time to get fully set up but worth it to not have to carry around several phone book sized tomes. Having all of my music so easily accessible outweighs any negatives associated with having to do some work ;). I actually like working with the app and have a couple of books that do not have indexes provided so I'll have to create them and I look forward to doing that. A bit of a sidetrack from practice but it will be helpful to have all of my music available at the touch of finger, searchable by title, composer, the ability to create and share set lists, link an audio file from iTunes, and more.Help and info for the app is on the website and forum and it appears that the developer himself is all over the forum answering questions.Works very well. Thanks.
"Music essential tool" - ★★★★★
Review by Teddy zonk - Version 1.84 - Jul 10, 2013
"I gig book" - ★★★★★
Review by Joe Wharton - Version 1.84 - Jul 9, 2013
This a a great app still learning itworks great
"IGig Book" - ★★★★★
Review by WAYNE POLLOCK - Version 1.84 - Jun 30, 2013
Great for practice and shows..
Review by Clydemusic - Version 1.84 - Jun 29, 2013
All I can say is iGigBook has made life much easier for me as a working musician. What used to be a suite case full of books is now all contained and easily accessed on my iPad through iGigBook. Thank you Phil for creating Igigbook and all the flexibility and tremendous repertoire it enables me to have on the fly at gigs! This app pays for it self before the gig!!
"Love the app" - ★★★★★
Review by Duff o - Version 1.84 - Jun 27, 2013
Get app for any working musician!
"Lo mejor de lo mejor" - ★★★★★
Review by franky 1964 - Version 1.84 - Jun 26, 2013
Simplemente lo mejor del mercado para los músico de hoy día sigan asi
"Mr" - ★★★★
Review by Boneman1971 - Version 1.84 - Jun 26, 2013
Would like it to be easier to work with missing and extra pages. Otherwise, great.
"Coolio" - ★★★★★
Review by Camel Johnson - Version 1.83 - Jun 24, 2013
"I take it everywhere I go" - ★★★★★
Review by mbarel - Version 1.83 - Jun 21, 2013
Fantastic for musicians on the go.
Review by Hat man 26 - Version 1.83 - Jun 20, 2013
An essential tool for the working musician.
"Everything I need" - ★★★★★
Review by ssienk - Version 1.83 - Jun 15, 2013
Not a lot to say. It's a great program, easy to load my PDFs, lyrics, especially love the book templates. Not jar to load if you follow on line instruction. Don't need to carry books any more. Now... If they only invent the inflatable keyboard rig.
"New To iGig" - ★★★★★
Review by B...J....h - Version 1.83 - Jun 15, 2013
So far so good
"Igig book" - ★★★★
Review by Cod do - Version 1.83 - Jun 14, 2013
"Igigbooamazing great asset" - ★★★★
Review by John Yardley - Version 1.83 - Jun 14, 2013
I've had a chance to use the igigbooamazing app on several occasions, and it has proven to be an easy to use, fast, and compact reference. The only problem I encountered in the beginning was that the index did not always match the actual pages of the songs, but a friend helped me fix that. Igigbooamazing has become my first go-to reference. Now I have downloaded your update, and the app won't display. What'up?
"I gig book" - ★★★★
Review by skullrott - Version 1.83 - Jun 14, 2013
Just bought app and getting ready to upload some tunes. So far it has been easy.
"I love it" - ★★★★★
Review by Rastarito - Version 1.83 - Jun 10, 2013
I use this app all the time for all my gigs, also used to read pdf and books. It will be greater if it have a feature to creat a quik score like ireal app does. So i don't have to swith apps.
"Killin!" - ★★★★★
Review by Kwangli - Version 1.83 - Jun 5, 2013
Great for gigs
"I Love This App!" - ★★★★★
Review by L C 294 - Version 1.82 - May 22, 2013
As a professional musician, I no longer need to carry arm loads of fake-books & sheet music. That alone is worth having iGigBook. But iGigBook works exactly as advertized.
Review by SDFARR - Version 1.82 - May 21, 2013
iGigbook is well designed and easy to use. Having the option of searching all your books or paging through a particular book is great, not to mention not having to carry all those heavy books to every gig. Installing books in pdf format (iGigbook provides the index for MANY of the popular books) is easy (the second time), and the ability to create an index for "books" you have created is important. It's terrific, especially when teamed with dropbox for constantly changing folders of individual song .pdf's. Best app investment I have made!
"Great Tool Reference" - ★★★★
Review by fr8ghtrain - Version 1.82 - May 14, 2013
Works as advertised. It is better than lugging books around. I like this but changing pages can be a challenge. Works best using it with the Real Books that are out there. Creating your own index for your own tunes takes some time.
"I gig book critique" - ★★★★
Review by Toniobassie man - Version 1.82 - May 5, 2013
I Lovei gig book the means to have the chords to many popular standards of jazz and the ability to instantaneously transpose keys is great. My only suggestion is to add the melodies , with the abilities to transpose those instantaneously also , and also add the lyrics too , with all of these mediums. Put together on one lead sheet , preferably on one piece or "page "with no page turns (if possibly . The ability to have the chords ,AND MELODIES ,AND THE LYRICS ALTOGETHER on one succinct sheet (I.e. "page") preferrably with no page turns and ALSO THE ABILITY , still maintained ,TO TRANSPOSE THE CHORDS AND MELODIES , would be a fantastic addition to iGigBook book makin it absolutely the best medium for jazz musicians to play,any song with any other artist on any key , with melody and lyrice in tact and interchangeably transposable , thank you , still, as is , it is pretty great :). Antonio Livorno ( 1992 winner of the national endowment for the arts in jazz . American jazz musician and reggae and rock, blues , soul , funk rob artist and self taught ethnomusicologist and instrumentalist and vocalist. "Tonio bassie man on facebook( played with Charlie Mingus 's pianist and studied with him as well as played and studied with Dave burns sr(trumpet/hard bop , ect, recording artist-jazz)and Winston Grennan (one of the most recorded studio drummers ever internationally and infamous Jamaican ska and reggae house / studio drummer for studio one recordings and treasure isle studios ect, ect). I LOVE AND HOGHLY RECCOMEND I GIG BOOK. :) thanks!!!!!
"Excellent!" - ★★★★★
Review by lwanders81 - Version 1.82 - May 4, 2013
This app does exactly what it says, but make sure you notice that YOU HAVE TO GET THE FAKE BOOKS YOURSELF! It does not provide them. Now, this is not a problem, because you can find them easily enough online. However, not all PDF files are accurate with the table of contents in iGig. For instance, when I look up a song in one of my fake books in iGig, it takes me to the wrong song. The PDF has an extra page, so iGig is taking you to the right place but the PDF is incorrect. Other than that, it works fantastic!!
Review by franky 1964 - Version 1.82 - May 3, 2013
Review by Minnbc - Version 1.82 - May 3, 2013
I have quite a few charts from various gigs I do. Having all my charts in one place that I can access on the spot is a dream come true. Being able to take my handwritten converted to PDF charts with me plus storing them is very convenient. It would be nice to arrange songs in the order you want when creating a set list.
Review by rasroma - Version 1.81 - May 2, 2013
"Necessary app" - ★★★★★
Review by Kenkatz - Version 1.81 - May 1, 2013
I use this app daily. I use it for live performance and the accompaniment for practice.
"Best little big book" - ★★★★★
Review by Harisahn - Version 1.81 - May 1, 2013
This is my goto book on my iPad for music. The best I have found. The one.
"Big improvement over carrying half dozen books" - ★★★★★
Review by digbop - Version 1.81 - Apr 30, 2013
I find this to be a wonderful app. Amazing how much music and how quick to find it.
"Could be better" - ★★★★
Review by Philip H DeFelice - Version 1.81 - Apr 30, 2013
There are very good features but room for improvement in downloading fake books and other mechanical aspects. If you don't have the time to master it don't try.
"Used weekly" - ★★★★★
Review by jesusfreak7497 - Version 1.81 - Apr 29, 2013
Great app! I use it every week to lead worship! I would recommend buying a Bluetooth pedal to go along with this...well worth the money! I'm really excited that the access to the audio is now available, way to go iGigBook!
"This is why I bought an iPad!" - ★★★★★
Review by Groovecake - Version 1.81 - Apr 29, 2013
I bought an iPad because I wanted to be able to use my pdf fake books on gigs. I started off using iBooks which was really disappointing. Finding this app Made my iPad purchase totally worth it.
"Great app" - ★★★★
Review by egross84 - Version 1.81 - Apr 29, 2013
This app is great, I'm a gigging musician and this has saved my butt quite a few times. So easy to use with your own music, love that you can even create your own indexes. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 is I can't understand why they won't enable orientation to change to landscape. It's very annoying because there are no iPad cases that work with portrait or if there are they are difficult to find. Otherwise it's jus great, don't wait buy it!
"Great!" - ★★★★★
Review by Jazztenor - Version 1.80 - Apr 28, 2013
This is really helpful on gigs.
"iGigBook" - ★★★★★
Review by bassmain58 - Version 1.80 - Apr 12, 2013
Review by Lee-Larod - Version 1.80 - Mar 30, 2013
The indexing and song/composer search features of this app are extraordinary and access is relatively speedy once all PDFs are aligned with index. Moreover, the 1200 tranposable chord change charts are great for jam sessions. Every jazz musician should have this app in play. It's well worth the time needed for start-up.
"Awesome" - ★★★★★
Review by Budmanvet - Version 1.80 - Mar 21, 2013
As a want to be musician this is just the greatest
Handy - ★★★★★
Review by Stan Keebut - Version 1.80 - Mar 17, 2013
Excellent app. Use it all the time at gigs. Never had any issues. You should probably buy it, as you'll never need to haul a heavy real book to a gig again.
Great! - ★★★★★
Review by Krupafan - Version 1.80 - Mar 16, 2013
This application is great and very useful. Worth the money.
REALLLLLLLLLY useful! - ★★★★★
Review by Ellie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Version 1.80 - Mar 11, 2013
This is the app that makes my iPad worth the money! You can carry your PDF fakebooks on the iPad and have a searchable database of all the tunes in them - click on the title (and version) you want and the app takes you straight to the sheet music you are looking for! I'm a singer and I know people have said the transposable tunes are great for singers, but I find the most useful thing for singers is that you can take pictures (or do scans) of your charts (in your key), convert them to PDF & combine them as a book (in a different program) and index them as well so you can always have your book with you as well. I teach singing as well and it's totally useful to be able to just grab my iPad and run into the City with as many jazz charts as I like. They have all the common fakebooks indexed (and some of the not so popular ones too) or you can create an index (which will be searchable by song) of whatever obscure fakebooks you need to have. Technology has finally caught up with what I need and it's this amazing app. Warning: Like a lot of powerful programs, setting up can require some trial and error and looking at the instructions (provided via forums), but I got it down pretty quick. Probably my favourite app. I had some questions about set-up and was contacted via email in response within 24 hours. They were polite and informative.
Review by Todd Toman - Version 1.80 - Feb 8, 2013
"Great tool" - ★★★★
Review by Mchelo - Version 1.79 - Feb 8, 2013
Once you manage to find and install the various PDF in the app it is a great tool.I use it all the time.
Review by Prazevica - Version 1.79 - Feb 4, 2013
Review by Minnbc - Version 1.79 - Feb 3, 2013
Love not having to drag books around plus being able to have charts transposed is a gig saver.
Review by Balcony4 - Version 1.79 - Feb 3, 2013
Very convenient on the bandstand with the searching method. . . . Downloading new books & tunes is a bit confusing w many steps . . . Maybe that could be simplified? . . .4 months since writing the previous 2 lines of this review, and the confusion remains, even after following the line by line instructions on how to transfer files into iGigBook . .what gives? There are 10-12 more books I need to download . . .lists and scribbled indexes all over my computer table!
Review by dumont004 - Version 1.79 - Feb 2, 2013
Review by lessmosis - Version 1.79 - Feb 1, 2013
I still have a way to go with getting this app fully configured but what a game changer. I have 13 fake books loaded in and when a tune is called I'm ready in less than 5 seconds. Just get it and be sure to read the help file before you waste a bunch of time like I did.
Review by Nayotay - Version 1.78 - Jan 20, 2013
"Igig book" - ★★★★★
Review by Bbbbbbrrrrrrrriii - Version 1.78 - Jan 19, 2013
"Great app!!" - ★★★★★
Review by tibbs72 - Version 1.78 - Jan 2, 2013
I'm an accompanist for about 25 singers plus singers sitting in and iGigbook is a real great app to have on the gig. I've got other music apps but cannot compare with iGigbook. Play thousands of songs in all keys. Thanks to iGigbooks if I have a show coming up I can email the other guys the set lists in the keys they need. Saves all kinds of writing and busy work. Ray Tabs
"Solid!" - ★★★★★
Review by Tunes6325 - Version 1.78 - Jan 2, 2013
This is a great app. Once set up, no more lugging my ton of paper fakebooks around. Love it!
"nice" - ★★★★
Review by stlbassman - Version 1.78 - Dec 31, 2012
once you're setup, you're good.
Review by AlTorrente - Version 1.78 - Dec 30, 2012
This app is great for gigging and practicing along with iRealb....the song search function rocks...
Review by Songbird of the south - Version 1.78 - Dec 30, 2012
"This is THE BEST APP for the gigging musician when tunes are need!!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by FimmTarr - Version 1.78 - Dec 30, 2012
Thanks iGigBook !!!!
"Cool app!" - ★★★★
Review by Musicman1977 - Version 1.78 - Dec 29, 2012
Review by nyringo - Version 1.78 - Dec 27, 2012
Works great for me
"Very useful reference" - ★★★★★
Review by Qyhn6257 - Version 1.77 - Dec 15, 2012
Once you figure out that you have to scan your fake/real books, and, if they are not in the list already, you'll have to index them, everything works just fine. It's great that you can find different versions of the same tune, so you can choose the one with the best changes. Or the biggest chord font size…:-)Now, with the addition of transposable tunes, this app is perfect for note-reading musicians who have to find a piece instantly...Thank you.
"Version 1.57 & 1.58 Awesome & work perfectly" - ★★★★★
Review by Jazz Student 2000 - Version 1.77 - Dec 14, 2012
I just wanted to take a minute and share my positive experiences with iGigBook.I did not have a problem going from 1.56 to 1.57I went from 1.57 to 1.58 on 12/15/11 and played a Jazz gig that night successfully using iGigBook.The new Jazz 1200 transposable charts index works perfectly.Igigbook has changed the way I play chart reading gigs. I no longer have to carry around all those books :)I just do a song search, choose what PDF book I want to use, and the song appears.I am so happy that I found and use iGigBook!
Review by MSMsingz - Version 1.77 - Dec 12, 2012
Review by PLSpyv - Version 1.77 - Dec 9, 2012
Love this app! Though there are other apps that are similar that allow for importing PDF's, creating and emailing set list, etc, etc, this is the only app that I'm aware of that allows for indexing...which to me, is the real power behind iGigBook. If you have (say) 20 books in iGigBook and you want to see all versions of "Giant Steps", search by song and iGigBook will list them. I've already created an index of a book I received and the PDF lays in the index beautiful. Make no mistake, there are several other killer features in this app as well! No more carrying real books to gigs! Well worth the price! Now go learn Giant Steps!
"iGigbook and available music" - ★★★★
Review by Tabasco_337 - Version 1.77 - Dec 8, 2012
I absolutely love this app. I wish the page turning was a little faster - it should cache in advance since I "probably" will go to the next or previous page all the time. And - I wish that the music publishers would make more books available as PDF. I'd rather pay for a high quality PDF than a low quality do-it-myself. Otherwise : wow.
Review by david badal - Version 1.77 - Dec 5, 2012
It's great , I'd be lost without it. I use it every Tues evening on my gig.
"Great music app" - ★★★★★
Review by craigrhome - Version 1.77 - Dec 4, 2012
Highly recommended for managing sheet music library and multiple fake books and set lists
"Fabulous" - ★★★★★
Review by Tarzigone - Version 1.77 - Dec 3, 2012
Terrific app. Very useful. Ha become standard on my gigs.
"A no-brainer app to replace jazz and pop realbooks when playing live" - ★★★★★
Review by Slich - Version 1.77 - Dec 2, 2012
I don't see how musicians can do without this. First, it spares me lugging 4-5 thick tune books to every gig and allows me to cover a huge library of tunes the musicians or audience call out. Its got the melodies/heads as well as chords. And, it's an easy way to jump into the world of ipad/tablets for music.
"Up a notch" - ★★★★★
Review by Steven Gardner - Version 1.77 - Dec 1, 2012
The igig book app is one of the best things I have found. I have three different formats I gig with- a single, duo, and a band. I use a holder on a mic stand with my iPad, and have all my sets and songs at my finger tips. -Way better than hauling around my big old three ring binder.One of the coolest things about it is that I don't need a music stand or a light. I wouldn't even use that stuff for a band! I get comments all the time on how cool this deal is. No one else around where I live uses anything like this, and it truly sets me apart from my competition.Try it, you'll love it!
Review by Keyboard 88 - Version 1.77 - Nov 30, 2012
This is the best music organizer I've ever had. The learning curve isn't too steep. If you can learn an instrument, you can learn this. A lot of thought was put into this app. Of course you need to get the PDF books on your own. Doesn't take too much effort. Easier than getting gigs. Thank you for making my music book life a dream.
"iGreat" - ★★★★★
Review by Bradster12 - Version 1.77 - Nov 29, 2012
Once you get this app up an running, it is fantastic. My band members are in awe, especially the old jazz guys that are fumbling with stacks of sheet music. I especially dig the 1200 Chord Charts that you can transpose on the spot which is especially smooth when you need to accommodate a horn player ( I play jazz guitar) It is fast and easy to search any Real Book standard within seconds! You have to be a bit tech-savy to get it up and running, but just read the Help files and search the blogs about this app and you are in business. As with nearly anything... RTFM! One request: Add more books so that I can sync the rest of my collection. I love this app and it is worth every cent that I paid for it. I can't imagine any cats wanting to get on stage or in a jam session without it.
Review by Darchtop - Version 1.77 - Nov 29, 2012
It's a great tool for the gigging musician and I love it and use it all the time. Finally....I can search for tunes quickly on the stand!I get lots of people who come up just to see what's on the iPad.I must mention that it is rather maddening to set up initially. I've helped several friends to set theirs up and it still takes me hours each time!The resulting convenience makes up for the initial hassle, but the configuration process is not for the faint of heart!
Review by fr8ghtrain - Version 1.76 - Nov 29, 2012
I like this but changing pages at a gig can be a challenge. You need to be really familiar with it.
"Very useful app" - ★★★★
Review by Arenae2u - Version 1.76 - Nov 6, 2012
This is a great app to use for organizing lyric sheets, chord charts, etc.
Review by merenote - Version 1.76 - Nov 1, 2012
A great addition to my charts.
"Awesome tool for Every musician." - ★★★★★
Review by Cornebread - Version 1.76 - Oct 27, 2012
Review by Tarzigone - Version 1.76 - Oct 22, 2012
"A Must Have!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by Drum-Bum-420 - Version 1.76 - Oct 15, 2012
This app has so far been amazing... once I figured it out. It does take some getting used to at first, but then after that it becomes really easy to use and load. It comes preloaded with sheet music for several songs, this is a nice feature for some but useless for me. I play original music and write my own charts using the Nashville Number System. So once I removed the preloaded sheet music then it became the perfect app to store my charts and have access to them and be able to modify them quickly. Loading your charts is easy but a bit time consuming. You can write your charts out on paper then scan them to your computer, load them into iTunes then transfer them to iGigBook. Or another method is to use a note pad app on your iPad for writing your charts. Then transfer your notes from your iPad to you computer, then iTunes, then iGigBook. I use and love this method. There are some great note pad apps out there for writing charts, be sure to check them out. Once you have all your charts on your computer then becomes really fast to load and unload. I swap out the charts almost every gig depending on which artist I'm working for and I do it quickly. To me this app is a must have and worth the money, not to mention a tax write off. ;)
Review by Balcony4 - Version 1.76 - Oct 14, 2012
Very convenient on the bandstand with the searching method. . . . Downloading new books & tunes is a bit confusing w many steps . . . Maybe that could be simplified?
"One of the best music apps" - ★★★★★
Review by Uber88 - Version 1.76 - Oct 13, 2012
I use it for my jazz scores and real books, no better app for this in my opinion. Excellent search functions.Updates have made it even better. My wants have been met!
Review by fr8ghtrain - Version 1.76 - Oct 13, 2012
I like this but changing pages can be a challenge.
"Awesome!" - ★★★★★
Review by PlayzSax - Version 1.76 - Oct 13, 2012
"Use all the time" - ★★★★
Review by Switch-blade keyplayer - Version 1.76 - Oct 12, 2012
I love it except when zoomed i cant take it to the next page. ( please fix that) This is bad if I'm on stage and need to get to the next page quickly for those with bad eyes.Knowing that limitation, it still works great and It goes to every gig with me. I would be lost without it and back to old school binders.. Yuck.
Review by david badal - Version 1.76 - Oct 12, 2012
"Jeremy" - ★★★★
Review by Son Legacy - Version 1.76 - Oct 11, 2012
Works great! Easy install, excellent online help forum, fast answers from emails. Great features for on-the-gig application. Set list feature, song and composer search are simple to use. Some minor problems with synching and one book crashes, I'm able to improvise and adapt my way around those very minor problems.Use this app at least once a week on the gig. Bandleader e-mails the nights set lists and I import them right into igig My Scores. Only complaint I have is the set index doesn't come with the song pages. One improvement would be to include a song's number of pages. I try to avoid songs with multiple pages. I haven't purchased the page turning foot switch yet.Highly recommend this app for all gigging musicians!
"IGigBook is a dream come true." - ★★★★★
Review by Saxamilla - Version 1.76 - Oct 10, 2012
Thank you, thank you for the direct download feature. It makes adding indexed books really easy, no renaming required.
Review by Jazz Student 2000 - Version 1.75 - Oct 10, 2012
"iGigBook Review" - ★★★★★
Review by FimmTarr - Version 1.75 - Oct 7, 2012
I think this is one of the best apps for having your books of "tunes" with you on a gig. Not a list of changes but the real tune. I absolutely love this APP...no more books on the gig!!!!THX !!!!
"Very helpful!!!" - ★★★★
Review by John M Jr - Version 1.75 - Oct 6, 2012
Request: Can we have a built in Metronome to help set the tempo for each song? Something with a volume/ mute and a visual pulse? It would be great to pull up a song and the tempo was saved as a preset. Great app!!! Will give five stars with a Metronome!!!
"Excellent tool" - ★★★★★
Review by H.C. Carey - Version 1.75 - Oct 3, 2012
I'm a gigging bass player, semi-professional, doing a lot of casual gigs on jazz combos and working with a regular band. This Jim a really great tool. It took me a while to get it set up, but online support was excellent and it works really well. I had a bunch of fake books, and all of them turned out to be available as PDFs for use in iGigBook. Now I've got several thousand charts at my fingertips. Very cool tool, and I can leave my battered fake books at home
"Tuff to get started, but..." - ★★★★
Review by Bbiffle - Version 1.75 - Oct 3, 2012
Overall, very useful. Have all my lead sheets-made in Band In a Box and printed as PDFs- and sort them by sets for gigs. Would be 5 stars if it were easier a to set up.
"Best there is!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by Timothy Rassa - Version 1.75 - Oct 3, 2012
I tried others but this is a great app!!!! Makes it easy to get a set list together and also bring up songs when requests happen. Easy to use.
"Ultimate gig book" - ★★★★★
Review by Trombonepablo - Version 1.75 - Sep 30, 2012
This app is awesome! I have played numerous gigs with just my ipad and a music stand. Upload your own Finale or Sibelius sheet music as well as complete anthologies of fake books available online. I like to prepare various playlists for practice and gigs. It takes a little while to get used to, but it's worth it. You must bookmark and label your favorite pages to have easy access later on. It's also very east to download files from IMSLP and other music score websites.
"Finally an app that makes life easier!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by David Lewis - Version 1.75 - Sep 28, 2012
There are a bunch of cool apps, but very few that actually fundamentally change how you do things. This app allows almost instant access to any piece of sheet music , without having to drag out books, scour PDF indexes, all the things that slow down the gig. As everyone says, it takes some jumping through hoops, especially if the PDFs being used are not complete. You may have to page through an entire PDF to find a missing page that is throwing off the index, but it is time worth spent. If you have a network connection, you can even use voice control to call up songs. Awesome.
"Nicely done!" - ★★★★★
Review by BrotherBass - Version 1.74 - Sep 28, 2012
If you're more musically and less technically inclined, there is a slight learning curve. But once you've gotten the hang of this app, you WILL love it. Take time and learn how to properly use the indexing features before you do anything else.Thanks for making a very usable app for the "working" musician.
"Great app!!Needs a little bit of refinement." - ★★★★
Review by rachaelng - Version 1.74 - Sep 28, 2012
Needs a little tweaking but overall this is a wonderful app for the gigging musician.Just what we needed.Thank you so much for creating this!! :-)
Review by Neon123456 - Version 1.74 - Sep 26, 2012
Way to go, love it!
Review by Jackie Pa - Version 1.74 - Sep 25, 2012
Great job compiling such a useful app of music data!
Review by zackbass - Version 1.74 - Sep 24, 2012
"Jazzoid" - ★★★★
Review by Woody and Dusty - Version 1.74 - Sep 23, 2012
Setting this app up is lot of trial and error, but when you figure out the road blocks it's a great app.
"Best One" - ★★★★★
Review by Eric's Topgroove - Version 1.74 - Sep 21, 2012
Works well for me, very good.!!
"This is it" - ★★★★★
Review by D Lally - Version 1.74 - Sep 20, 2012
As a musician this is exactly what you want.The only criticism is the interface could be nicer.It's very very good, but the amazing features that this program could be presented a bit sleeker and navigation be improved.That said , it's dead simple. And more than well deserves 5 stars. The app store needs more brilliant innovation like this for real musicians. What this app does is exactly why I bought an iPad.
Review by Musickit - Version 1.74 - Sep 20, 2012
Like I said...
"I gig" - ★★★★★
Review by Billbluesracer - Version 1.74 - Sep 20, 2012
Awesome program the best have patience it is a real time saver
Review by Orosconpollo1 - Version 1.74 - Sep 19, 2012
Some people can get frustrated because the set up takes a little bit to learn how it interfaces with the app...but once you figure it out...this thing rocks!!Definitely a great way to access your music if you're a gigging musician.
Review by Tom Bibb - Version 1.74 - Sep 19, 2012
"Great App!" - ★★★★★
Review by WDMcM - Version 1.74 - Sep 19, 2012
It is so cool to have quick access to a number of fake books. This program has been a lifesaver many times in playing requests.
"Takes the place of 15 pounds of paper music." - ★★★★
Review by Jerry Bresee - Version 1.73 - Sep 24, 2012
Interface could be improved, but it's not bad. Would not be without this tool on a gig.
Review by FimmTarr - Version 1.73 - Sep 9, 2012
"Wonderful Program" - ★★★★★
Review by Sdtuba - Version 1.73 - Sep 8, 2012
Love this program! It is a little time consuming for an "analog" guy like me in my 50's, but even I got everything to work. It really cuts down the number of fake books I need to carry to gigs.
Review by MSMsingz - Version 1.73 - Sep 8, 2012
After seeing this app on a friends iPad, I had a reason to buy my iPad and I use it all the time.
"Weekend musician" - ★★★★★
Review by mike kemp - Version 1.73 - Sep 8, 2012
I perform every weekend and always carry two huge music books plus a folio!! No longer. With I GIG on my iPad I have over 1000 music sheets with me at all times weighing 1lb and all the music is indexed and many in set lists!!This is the best for gigging musicians. BTW the price is extremely reasonable.
"Love it but took some doing to load books and indexes" - ★★★★
Review by Rich D - Version 1.73 - Sep 6, 2012
But if I can figure it out anyone can
"Awesomeness" - ★★★★★
Review by Strumpet Player - Version 1.73 - Sep 6, 2012
This app is a mush have for gigers! One of the most useful apps I have found as a working musician!
Review by Scanz777 - Version 1.73 - Sep 6, 2012
A must have for any musician!
"Excellent" - ★★★★
Review by Rebandera - Version 1.73 - Sep 4, 2012
Excellent software for doing what I need to do. Although I barely scratched the surface, this is a gem to work with.
"Fabulous!" - ★★★★
Review by Gospel Times - Version 1.73 - Sep 2, 2012
Can you make it so it will work in landscape also?
"Good job !" - ★★★★★
Review by CazzMuse - Version 1.73 - Sep 1, 2012
Great app. Finally all my music in one place.
"Working musician" - ★★★★★
Review by Mkjgtyv - Version 1.73 - Sep 1, 2012
I've been using this app for a 2 years now and it's excellent. Very easy to use and great for live music. Thanks for a great appTed
Review by Slich - Version 1.73 - Aug 31, 2012
I don't see how musicians can do without this. First, it spares me lugging 4-5 thick tune books to every gig and allows me to cover a huge library of tunes the musicians or audience call out. And, its an easy way to jumpinto the world of ipad/tablets for music.
Review by Trombonepablo - Version 1.73 - Aug 31, 2012
This app is awesome! I have played numerous gigs with just my ipad and a music stand. Upload your own Finale or Sibelius sheet music as well as complete anthologies of fake books available online. I like to prepare various playlists for practice and gigs. It takes a little while to get used to, but it's worth it. You must bookmark and label your favorite pages to have easy access later on.
Review by AlZimmerman - Version 1.73 - Aug 30, 2012
Great for requests on a gig. My piano player no longer has to tote 50lbs of fake books
Review by david badal - Version 1.73 - Aug 30, 2012
It's great , I'be lost without it.
Review by Bmtjazz - Version 1.73 - Aug 29, 2012
This is a great, powerful app. Not the easiest to use, but if you are willing to put some time into it, it will repay the favor 10-fold. Emails charts, great search engine, nice way of organizing the PDFs that you already have. Money very well spent.
Review by PLSpyv - Version 1.73 - Aug 29, 2012
Review by DrSax2 - Version 1.73 - Aug 28, 2012
Review by jzfunkateer - Version 1.73 - Aug 28, 2012
Awesome on gigs. No more fake books. Just throw the iPad in the gig bag. All good.
"Great. Game changer" - ★★★★★
Review by Jazzyalan - Version 1.72 - Aug 19, 2012
As others have noted, requires a little time investment to get up and running, but magnificently worth it if you've scanned your fake books or otherwise acquired PDFs. The fora are monitored regularly so I've had answers practically in real time when I was a lost noobie. Shoobie doobie doo.
Review by Artz124 - Version 1.72 - Aug 13, 2012
This is great!
Review by Dwizzite - Version 1.72 - Aug 12, 2012
Use it all the time. Bit of a learning curve.
"It' Great..." - ★★★★★
Review by chayjazz - Version 1.72 - Jul 29, 2012
The best fakebook app on the market!!!
"Where have you been all my life" - ★★★★★
Review by jzzbassman - Version 1.72 - Jul 24, 2012
Very good app for a working musician. Takes a bit of time to set it up, but if you follow the good instructions on their forum once you have it set up it couldn't be easier to use. I had all my books and all my personal charts loaded in a matter of an hour.As a working bassist I've used some other programs that were just changes, but frankly I can usually figure out changes anyway, I want the charts for the melodies if I don't know the song. I had all the charts in .pdf but it was clunky to pull up in iBooks. Can't wait for my next gig Friday because simply by typing a part of a word I can pull up a chart out of thousands in a matter of seconds. Great stuff!
"Finally a musician's program" - ★★★★
Review by burlingsturch - Version 1.72 - Jul 15, 2012
About 2 months a bought this program and not understanding how the program worked. The instructions were vague and (especially the 1200 transposable chords). I have 3 PDF programs that can't do what this program do.The good A) downloading fake books 5 starsB) adding songs and transposing them if necessary 5 stars.C) finding the 1200 transposing songs 3 stars.SuggestionsThe fireman's jazz fake book's index isn't indexed correct.Add the bass clef real books to your book list. vol 2 bass clef real book kas some missing pages around page 340, Thanks sterling
"Another satisfied customer" - ★★★★★
Review by GreyMike - Version 1.72 - Jul 13, 2012
OK, after many hours of work, I now have a solid working relationship with this app, and I can recommend it enthusiastically to any working players with a modicum of techno-chops. I now have 41 active indexes with 40 books present (waiting on #41 to arrive) and in working order, and it's clear to me that this is going to change my gig workflow forever.My advice to anyone starting to work with this app is to read the Quick Start Guide, and all the "7 Steps" info and every link from that page before beginning. Although there is a good deal of up-front work to do, it's no actual fault of the program, but the integrity of the data it's designed to manage. It's an amazing app and going forward will provide excellent service to working players who are willing to invest the time. Many thanks to the developer, I am sure that this app will just keep getting better!
"Frank in s.f. Ca.l" - ★★★★★
Review by Zinodad - Version 1.72 - Jul 6, 2012
Simply love it
Review by merenote - Version 1.72 - Jul 2, 2012
"Very nice!" - ★★★★★
Review by 50fathoms - Version 1.72 - Jun 28, 2012
Not only does it keep my library in one place, it let me pack up my old music stand. My friends are quite impressed, I predict a good future for this product. I saw a guitar player last Sat. Night who was using an iPad, but the guitar pick spent a lot of time in his mouth, as he tried to quickly turn pages. You offshoot product -ipage turn- was very apparently something he has yet to see.
Review by Songbird of the south - Version 1.72 - Jun 28, 2012
Review by NeilioU - Version 1.72 - Jun 26, 2012
I got this a few days before performing an outside gig … y'know, where the music paper ALWAYS catches the wind. I would have been happy with a quick PDF reader, but am glad I downloaded this app. Love the ease at finding songs, and making playlists … though need to get used to tapping instead of swiping (which shouldn't be a problem). I'll use this for every gig. All I need now is Velcro to attach it to my keyboard :).
"Great tool for musicians" - ★★★★
Review by Saalikjazz - Version 1.72 - Jun 23, 2012
I love how it organizes most of the charts,
"No more suitcases of thick books of charts Thank's Igig" - ★★★★★
Review by Hot smooth - Version 1.72 - Jun 23, 2012
Looking forward to use it on the Gig's live what a blessing.
"iGigBook is a dream come true." - ★★★★★
Review by Saxamilla - Version 1.72 - Jun 22, 2012
Nothing comes remotely close to allowing you to have access to your entire sheet music library, access as in finding songs in seconds ready to play them!The How To section of the iGigBook forum is a great help and spells it all out for you, if you can't get this app to work you must not be reading the help provided or taking advantage of the great tech support that the iGigBook folks provide.
"Fantastic" - ★★★★★
Review by Hihihihi12 - Version 1.72 - Jun 21, 2012
This is excellent for going electronic!
"Great way to organize music" - ★★★★★
Review by Cajcrna - Version 1.72 - Jun 21, 2012
Very good app that keeps all my music at my fingertips.
"Wonderful for choir members too" - ★★★★
Review by Deb in GA - Version 1.72 - Jun 21, 2012
Have just scratched the surface of this terrific app, and I love it. It's so great not to have to juggle pages in a choir folder, just tap the screen. And as a pianist, this app is invaluable!
"GREAT APP" - ★★★★★
Review by Britestar1 - Version 1.72 - Jun 20, 2012
The app is a "must have" for WORKING musicians. You will not go wrong purchasing this app.
"A Working Musician's Best Friend" - ★★★★★
Review by Base2guy - Version 1.72 - Jun 19, 2012
This app is ridiculous for the price! It is worth many times more when put to use. I would give it 10 stars if possible. Once you sort out the process of indexing and loading books it will be your best friend. Go ahead, call a tune. . . Any tune! I've got it on my iGigBook.
"Once you get past the setup..." - ★★★★
Review by Darchtop - Version 1.72 - Jun 19, 2012
The setup process is maddening, but the program is a wonderful thing to have and is very useful in the woodshed as well as on the gig.
Review by Billbluesracer - Version 1.72 - Jun 19, 2012
Awesome program the best
"Works great!" - ★★★★★
Review by not_happy123 - Version 1.72 - Jun 18, 2012
iGigBook has been working really well for me. It does take a bit to figure out, especially the whole truncated name scheme. But once you figure that part out -wonderful!I'd worked on my own indexes and once I figured it out, it works pretty easily.I'd like to be able to send less than the minimum 50, but perhaps that will change.Sharing the set lists (with PDFs) is really cool and a way to print for now (I hear a direct print is in the works)Highly recommended!
"Amazing Program that I use everyday !!!" - ★★★★★
Review by Bradazz - Version 1.71 - Jun 19, 2012
This is a must have program for any iPad owning musician!!! I now have every Real Book I own plus every bands music I play within 1 program all indexed. YES !!!!
"Great promise, but still a little cumbersome" - ★★★★
Review by Jowcol - Version 1.71 - Jun 18, 2012
I still have a lot of commonly used books that are not indexed....sometimes creating sets is kinda tough, but it works it is great!
"Can't live without this app" - ★★★★★
Review by KnockMeOut2 - Version 1.71 - Jun 17, 2012
This is a great app for rehearsals and jam sessions! Now I don't have to carry around all my sheet music and books with me.
"Real helpful A+" - ★★★★
Review by Iceberg58 - Version 1.71 - Jun 12, 2012
Very good!Wish I could print & or email individual pages though.
Review by Qyhn6257 - Version 1.71 - Jun 11, 2012
"Great tool" - ★★★★★
Review by Evan Sands - Version 1.71 - Jun 10, 2012
Used it in a live gig. Had a set list together, and it was simple to use. I put several originals in a single PDF , made and imported an index. That process is a tad clunky, but it does work and now that I figured it out it's pretty straightforward. All in all a great tool (way better than binders, which I'm too disorganized to keep up.
"Awesome" - ★★★★
Review by fartlord12 - Version 1.71 - Jun 9, 2012
Really great. Only thing is I would make the website where you update the app information is to make it more user friendly. But that is getting picking.
Review by Sinatrajr - Version 1.71 - Jun 9, 2012
It's a great app. The only thing I would improve upon Is the adding individual pages of a song, the convenience could be better, like maybe it recognizing titles and adding all pages until it sees another title page... Just a thought
Review by Uber88 - Version 1.71 - Jun 7, 2012
Review by Dwizzite - Version 1.71 - Jun 7, 2012
"Nice" - ★★★★
Review by Jackie Jones - Version 1.71 - Jun 6, 2012
"App" - ★★★★
Review by Joao genova - Version 1.71 - Jun 5, 2012
"Great." - ★★★★★
Review by MuzicWiz - Version 1.71 - Jun 4, 2012
It is the best one for gigs I have found so far. It was a pain getting started but once you are up and going it works great.
Review by Tom Bibb - Version 1.71 - Jun 4, 2012
Nice not to have to carry so many books..still having some index issues...works for a few songs, then the next song is wrong..further you go down the index the farther off it becomes..works perfectly on one book I personally scanned..could have better config interface and easier uploading the PDF files.
"Great!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by mickguitar - Version 1.71 - Jun 3, 2012
"Good app, but some issues" - ★★★★
Review by Harrison Light - Version 1.71 - Jun 3, 2012
This app is awesome for what it is and what it does. That being said, it was a little difficult to configure, and I experience lag when turning pages. If this app and forscore had a baby, it would be the best music app ever. That being said, it comes in handy on the gig, especially when fielding requests! A must have for a working jazz musician.
Review by Phyllis David - Version 1.71 - Jun 2, 2012
Thanks for great app.
"Love iGigBook" - ★★★★★
Review by WAGFOOT Drummer - Version 1.71 - Jun 2, 2012
I'm a drummer who sings, so this app is totally awesome for me to use. Very easy to add content. Thanks
"Great AP, no problems" - ★★★★★
Review by American In Japan - Version 1.71 - Jun 2, 2012
This is a great AP. I had had no problems syncing fake books and I love the indexing and set list building options. The email set list feature is awesome. I use the on-line sync service and have not had a problem. I had to adjust the number of blank pages on a couple of the books I scanned, but I didn't have any problem figuring out how. I have about 12 complete books loaded now. Updated my review and added the 5th star now that you can add notes to each tune and program repeats, DS all Coda, etc.
"Useful for gigging" - ★★★★★
Review by gonzjoe - Version 1.71 - Jun 1, 2012
No more lugging books to the gig. I like the ability to create set lists tailored to different jobs.
"Good app" - ★★★★
Review by Babarum54 - Version 1.71 - Jun 1, 2012
I like the app so far. On my wish list I would include the ability to add staff lines with notes to sheets for intros,etc. but overall, I'm grateful not to have to carry a huge satchel around to each gig. Babarum
Review by Nicknamepissesmeoff - Version 1.71 - Jun 1, 2012
Good app for all reasons others have listed.
"Extremely user friendly and very useful!" - ★★★★★
Review by funkypapa - Version 1.71 - May 31, 2012
Extremely user friendly and very useful!
Review by AlZimmerman - Version 1.70 - Jun 6, 2012
"Has the potential to be best gig app ever, but improvement is needed on a few fronts" - ★★★★
Review by saxywaxy - Version 1.70 - Jun 1, 2012
This is 'the' gig app. There is no competition. I couldnt imagine going back to paper....and it also gives a significant advantage over other tablets or laptops that pull up music from pdfs. Once you load in pdf copies of any of the books it has indexed, and it links together all of them for easy mass search feature, or a simple browse. you can any tune you have can be up in seconds. If you have the pdf in different keys C/Eb/Bb, you can lump them all together to switch quickly, even in the middle of the song. Huge for people doubling on instruments, or trying to play it higher/lower for vocals.The new annotation option is elegant but missing some important things, i expect this to improve quickly. You can highlight, erase, and write in performance notes though very nicely. Music notation stamps are lacking.While its massive index makes the program indispensible, to be objective here, it is missing some useful things other music management programs have, and they are pretty important. It IS still young though, and as such, many of those few missing features are promised to come . Once the later versions have these implemented, its a 5 star program that has everything.PROS:A growing list of indexes to popular (and less popular) fake books. THIS IS HUGE and unrivaled. This is why you buy this program. Excellent support for Eb,Bb,and Bass clef versions!!! Quickly create set lists for on gig use.Basic annotation/highlighting that's very easy to use.Fly between different versions of the same song to choose your favorite.A transpose menu lets you switch to a different key of the same song, as long as you own a PDF in the other key.CONS:Program is a little rough around the edges in silly places, not the streamlined programming you get used to on a Mac, but improvingDeveloper needs to work on people skills...(has been a lot better in the last few months)No decent crop feature. Would be nice when the screen is so small already.No landscape mode. Sometimes getting closer is important.No half page turns...booooooo....makes two pagers harder to time.There are many unsupported books...nothing new getting added anytime soon apparently.No one has formed a forum group to work on collecting unofficial indexes...
"Musician" - ★★★★★
Review by S3223B - Version 1.70 - May 8, 2012
A very good app
From The UK:
"I gig for gigs" - ★★★★
Review by chris2horns - Version 2.0 - Apr 11, 2014
Great software for iPad. Have used it on gigs, very useful. Will be testing again soon on gigs. A very useful tool.
"Brilliant for its purpose" - ★★★★
Review by piano lizzard - Version 2.0 - Dec 28, 2013
This is a great app. It has a very specific purpose which is clearly stated by the developer, although, from some of the other reviews, this is still not fully understood by all. Can be difficult to get the hang of initially, but I doubt this could be achieved in any simpler way. One star off for lack of much annotation functionality (I use pdf expert for this) - hope this is improved in further updates.
"Very useful software" - ★★★★
Review by lestheprof - Version 2.0 - Dec 22, 2013
Nice and easy to use software for jazz etc. lots of useful features.
Review by Sousalad - Version 2.0 - Dec 22, 2013
This is a first-rate app for carrying "fake books" around in a compact form. It also has the bonus feature (very useful when needed) of offering 1000 tunes than can be transposed at will. Great for anyone who doubles on instruments in different keys, or works with singers who aren't comfortable in the usual key.The learning curve is a little steep right at the beginning, but once the answers are found the whole process is intuitive and smooth-running. The help pages (on the dedicated website) are very clear, and easily accessed via the help button in the app. Really worth having, and excellent value.
Review by Sonners - Version 1.86 - Aug 1, 2013
Great app once you've got it working correctly, could probably benefit from a clearer tutorial as I can imagine a lot of people can't get it worked out. But other than that, it's easily one of the apps I use the most, if your a jazzer and your looking for a great song reference tool then this is the one.
Review by Sounds of soul - Version 1.83 - Jun 10, 2013
I've been looking for something like this for a while and you've come up with a great app!!..works really well ...got to tweak it a little when syncing certain books....would be usefull to have a page delete to help with this as I seem to have blank pages in some of my editions...Excellent app !!..thank you ...simonparkinsonmusic
"IGigbook" - ★★★★★
Review by It's Me!!! - Version 1.83 - Jun 6, 2013
Very happy with the app. Does exactly what it says it does.
"Excellent but only if...." - ★★★★
Review by bernardg1 - Version 1.81 - May 1, 2013
Yes. If you can get PDFs with all the pages sorted, or know how to sort out a PDF yourself, then the coding and page offset process is relatively simple... And then this app is brilliant. So I now love it. But it took quite a while to sort things out. If you are not technically minded, you'll need a friend to work it out for you.Now I certainly will leave all my heavy real books at home.
Review by Rorymcinroy - Version 1.79 - Feb 3, 2013
A really useful app - a lot of my fake books are now on it, and songs are easy to find, with the app searching quickly through all the books. With the set list function you can have everything you need set up for a gig, and you can put in notes too.It has to be said that it takes a bit of setting up and there are some glitches as you go along, but when it's up and running it's terrific.
"Brilliant" - ★★★★★
Review by Sag3907 - Version 1.79 - Feb 2, 2013
This is a must have App for the serious jazz musician.
"Not perfect, but still brilliant" - ★★★★★
Review by Pat6401 - Version 1.78 - Jan 2, 2013
There are many reasons why this app shouldn't get 5 stars. The configuration interface is archaic, it really takes a good deal of efforts to get everything configured, the number of syncs a day are limited, there is some sort of timer slowing down the process to upload complete indexes slowing down the setup process considerably ... But once taken the effort to get everything set up properly this app does it's task brilliantly and all is forgiven. No more heavy fake books to carry around.And if one day the interface can be improved, I'll happily give it 6 stars.
"Excellent" - ★★★★★
Review by evnoic - Version 1.78 - Dec 31, 2012
I downloaded the app to help me through a couple of festive gigs. Initially it required a little puzzle solving to link the indexing of the books to the ones I added to the app via iTunes. The secret is to rename the book you wish to add, so that it matches up with the name assigned to it on the iGigBook web page. I discovered this when I tried to add the free charts, from the US Jazz Studies offered as a free download. If memory serves me correctly, iGigBook 'Help' tells you to add the charts named 'Jazz 1200' to iTunes This is wrong and should be corrected. The correct procedure is to log in (register) through the app to the website via the settings tab, to the Content Manager. Go to page 4 and you will see the correct index code for the FREE charts.Look for the FREE charts, listed as JAZZ CHORD CHARTS-TRANSPOSE under BOOK INDEX NAME, and the index (jazz1200p1) opposite, under BOOK INDEX CODE. YOUR DOWNLOADED FILE HAS TO BE RENAMED TO - jazz1200p1 or the index system in the app won't recognize the charts. This procedure of renaming has to be applied to any PDF charts you wish to add to the app in your iPad. The system works like a charm and the Transpose function is awesome. In addition to the Jazz Charts you also get the Holiday Charts. I don't have the iPhone version, but there might be similar problems. These instructions should be supplied with the app and I find it incredible that the developers have omitted them. You can't seriously expect customers to rate your app if they find it impossible to use.PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP!!!! I hope my rant is of use to anyone who needs it. Otherwise an amazing app and a steal at the price. Many thanks.
"iGig" - ★★★★★
Review by ProfGT1 - Version 1.77 - Dec 31, 2012
This is a superb app and I am using it for my gigs and for teaching.
Review by Mike on Guitar - Version 1.77 - Dec 2, 2012
This App makes the iPad a really useful sheet music display for Jazz Gigs.Brilliant!I use it all the time!I would hate to be without it.
Review by chris2horns - Version 1.77 - Dec 1, 2012
"Paul mahon" - ★★★★★
Review by pwmahon - Version 1.76 - Nov 16, 2012
Excellent app can't moan about the price - which is considerably less than the price of one real book. Mismatched pages can easily be fixed by removing the blank pages some people include when creating the PDF- the app only works as well as the PDF s you give it! Set list is a really handy feature, page turning is a breeze , tap top /bottom of screen to go back/forwards. The book index is a little clunky to edit but is pretty comprehensive - pleasantly surprised to find the pat metheny songbook on there! Really big advantage over ireal app is having the dots there rather than just a set of changes - a must when its an unfamiliar tune - or you need to play the head! All in all the best there is out there at mo!
Review by Mike on Guitar - Version 1.76 - Oct 29, 2012
"David Holgate" - ★★★★★
Review by David Holgate - Version 1.76 - Oct 12, 2012
This is the one app that finally persuaded me to by an iPad. I'm a Double bass player playing with a variety of jazz outfits locally and of course I can't keep ALL the numbers required of me in my head so the Realbook app is proving invaluable. I bought a clip made especially for the iPad to be mounted on a mike stand so it's really easy to set it at a good reading distance and angle.... And of course you don't have any concerns about stage lighting!
"Essential!" - ★★★★
Review by brockham music - Version 1.75 - Oct 5, 2012
Can be a bit hard trying to find the right index for a Facebook, but once done, well worth the effort.Can't think how I managed without it!
Review by David Troke - Version 1.75 - Sep 28, 2012
This is a brilliant app and just what I was looking for!
"A Winner" - ★★★★★
Review by U CAN CAL ME AL - Version 1.74 - Sep 29, 2012
Great app for band musicians especially on dark stages. Must buy a smaller stand.
Review by coverup - Version 1.74 - Sep 29, 2012
Use this App for my gigs, have all my songs on and can pick and choose the set list on the go!
"Good, but sometimes tricky" - ★★★★
Review by lestheprof - Version 1.74 - Sep 28, 2012
I like and use this, but on 2 page long songs, I find that sometimes it doesn't page, or turns over 2 pages. But still I like it.
"Helpful but not friendly use" - ★★★★
Review by Rivamarc - Version 1.74 - Sep 19, 2012
Not easy to load(better to understand how to download the books)
"Highly recommended" - ★★★★
Review by daveohig - Version 1.74 - Sep 19, 2012
This app is highly recommended if you already have PDFs of fake books and wish to organise them onto your iPad. Be warned there is a fair amount of work to do in the process, but in the end the ease of access and indexed reference to so much material will definitely change the way you work. I am a professional jazz musician and use this app every day, while my hard copy fake books stay in the cupboard. Publishers should start making legal, protected fake books in PDF form to keep up with the times!
"Excellent app - well worth the money!" - ★★★★★
Review by Smee the Ludo hugger - Version 1.73 - Sep 1, 2012
iGig book is a great app - I have used it for several months now with my church music team not just in our own church but also out doing larger events including conference centres and even the local football stadium! It has worked really excellently and even allows you to drive an external monitor (or monitors if you use a video splitter) this has turned out to be very cool indeed :-) Once set up on iTunes managing our library of music has become straightforward and gets way from scruffy bits of charts / scraps of paper.Nice one guys!
Review by JohnLikesApp - Version 1.73 - Aug 31, 2012
Not the slickest or easiest to set up but very powerful and a great tool that no jazzer should be without!
Review by chris2horns - Version 1.73 - Aug 30, 2012
Great software for iPad. Have used it on gigs, very useful.
Review by coverup - Version 1.72 - Jun 25, 2012
Have been using all week for my music for a show. Easy to use!
Review by CJTopman - Version 1.72 - Jun 24, 2012
Be prepared to take some time setting it up. Your PDF real books must not have pages missing in the middle and you must follow the instructions very carefully on how to upload them to the iPad - correctly named.That done......it's amazing. Organise set lists, browse by song of composer....email set lists WITH PDF CHARTS ATTACHED to band members.As a musician having many years of experience, this is the most welcome of tools for reference, as a database & library, and a teaching and gig resource. Genius!
Review by pwmahon - Version 1.72 - Jun 23, 2012
Excellent app can't moan about the price - which is considerably less than the price of one real book. Mismatched pages can easily be fixed by removing the blank pages some people include when creating the PDF . Set list is a really handy feature, page turning is a breeze , tap top /bottom of screen to go back/forwards. The book index is a little clunky to edit but is pretty comprehensive - pleasantly surprised to find the pat metheny songbook on there! Really big advantage over ideal is having the dots there rather than just a set of changes - a must when its an unfamiliar tune - or you need to play the head! All in all the best there is out there at mo!
"Superb App for pro musicians" - ★★★★★
Review by Freddy Flares - Version 1.72 - Jun 21, 2012
If like me you've been using the iReal book app, you don't need me to tell you how useful that can be! Well, as a sax player this app is even more useful and all I need to do now is persuade my bass player to buy an iPad! Tech support is first class and very quick. One slight issue was with the webpage control panel, Safari doesn't seem to support this too well but worked fine on Chrome. Only negative is that it will put me off learning heads to standards because I will have them all in front of my on my iPad! Great app and well worth the £
"Excellent and unique" - ★★★★★
Review by piano lizzard - Version 1.72 - Jun 20, 2012
I am the envy of my gigging friends - particularly for jam sessions. Using the app requires some learning and even now I am slightly confused about "offset" settings but this is my fault for not spending time understanding how to fine-tune the app. Unique app for specific purpose of easy access to library of music PDF files (gig/real books). Now much improved with annotation/highlighting and up to the standard of other similar apps, but iGigBook still the only one-stop solution for live use.Don't forget to press and hold for 2 secs to enter/exit edit mode - takes a bit of getting used to.
"Good" - ★★★★
Review by stinkhound - Version 1.72 - Jun 20, 2012
Good but awkward when there are two pages
Review by Mike on Guitar - Version 1.71 - Jun 13, 2012
"A must for gigs" - ★★★★
Review by Beepbapbop - Version 1.71 - Jun 5, 2012
Easy to use but cant go from one tune to another within a set list unless you keep going back to the set list menu rather than turning the page from the pevious song
Review by Dealer205 - Version 1.71 - Jun 3, 2012
Fantastic no more books to carry round.
Review by lestheprof - Version 1.71 - Jun 3, 2012
I like and use this, but on 2 page long songs, I find that sometimes it doesn't page, or turns over 2 pages. But still I like it
Review by Sounds of soul - Version 1.71 - Jun 1, 2012
"Excellent app" - ★★★★
Review by No pressure - Version 1.70 - May 3, 2012
An excellent app which allows me to view my fakebooks on my iPad. It comes with ready indexes for most of them. The only thing stopping it from being five stars for me is the inability to create my own indices for my own music and also when I book mark a page it comes out in the general search as an orphaned index rather than referring to the actual PDF title. other than that, it is a must have and I have no regrets purchasing it - and neither will any of you who use fakebooks.
"very productive, a must for the gigging jazz musician" - ★★★★
Review by brockham music - Version 1.70 - May 2, 2012
yes, the website where the indexes are is "unconventional" in design and functionality and yes, sometimes the offset does not work exactly (though I think that is due to the way the fakebook PDF file was put together, rather than the app) on one book.however, there's now no need to lug around a stack of books and no need to search through each one until you find the tune that's been called. Great app, well worth the cost, and I'm sure it will get better. thanks for the new annotation capability!
"Use it now instead of lugging books" - ★★★★
Review by Ja33y - Version 1.60 - Feb 1, 2012
No longer lug my books around - now I've got it properly set up. Fiddly to set up initially and you do need to have the PDF books with all the pages in them. But once you have then all ok. That's why only four stars not five.
"Time consuming, but worth the effort!" - ★★★★★
Review by Ger Rees - Version 1.59 - Jan 18, 2012
This app saves me huge amounts of time and bother. It's a fantastic idea that's well implemented.I use iReal b at gigs because it's easier to skim read chords than lead sheets, but iGigBook is ideal for gigging if you prefer to have the lead sheet!The ability to search all twenty odd realbook's on my iPad for a tune rather than do it the old way (look in the index for each one individually) is so much easier and more convenient that it alone makes the app worth every penny...But...Don't expect to click "install" and be ready to gig.Firstly you will need to spend an hour (or more) in google to find the realbook pdf's you need. (Not included in app.)You also need to make sure they are named correctly. (Full details on developer website.)That said this app is well worth the setup time, if you're a jazz musician then this is a must have app for your iPad.
"Fantastic app for the gigging musician" - ★★★★★
Review by Chris Neill Music - Version 1.59 - Jan 17, 2012
This app is fantastic! As previous reviewers have said it isn't completely intuitive to set up and you need to supply the content (not difficult though if you know how to use Google …). If you are looking for "install and go" this isn't the app for you. But spend a bit of time setting it up and it is absolutely incredible.
Review by Pat6401 - Version 1.57 - Dec 8, 2011
Great app. Using it weekly when our band is playing. A bit cumbersome to set up, and can be a bit tricky to find all the books. But worth the hassle.
Review by John_1310 - Version 1.55 - Nov 8, 2011
I downloaded the app a couple of months ago and had a couple of queries on it's use that I raised with the developer. These were answered quickly and comprehensively. Since then I have been adding music to the app so that I now have most of my collection loaded. I used the app at a gig for the first time last week and it was brilliant. There are a couple of features that I haven't mastered yet - like amending the indexing and using DC al coda option, but I know they are there. Everybody I have shown the app to is impressed - it's almost a marketing tool for the iPad for musicians! For the price it is really good value.
Review by U CAN CAL ME AL - Version 1.50 - Oct 5, 2011
Review by David Troke - Version 1.43 - Jul 6, 2011
This is a brilliant app and just what I was looking for! I've loaded all 733 charts I've written on at and it works a dream. Would be amazing if they added an 'edit chart' section, maybe incorporate text and black sections out? But apart from that well worth the money!
Review by Mr Rockyoke - Version 1.42 - Jun 4, 2011
this is actually an awesome app for musicians!i perform any number of 300 songs in an evening and its difficult to recall every chord! so this is perfect for storing chords and/or lyrics.ive noticed many comments of 'rubbish, and no good', i think those comments are from people who didnt understand how to use the software.on that note, thats my only complaint guys, its not the easiest or the most understandable instructions in the world!other than that it does what it says on the box, and its awesome!makers of this app, please take note tho' make the interface and the jargon simpler! you'll get better reviews i can assure you!Kevin Orchard [Rockyoke]
Review by j1guitar - Version 1.40 - Apr 11, 2011
This is a must have app for a gigging or practising jazz muso.I have about 3000 pages of fake books, all indexed, which means I can find pretty much any song almost instantly. You can also build sets out of them.A 5* App
"Very useful application indeed" - ★★★★
Review by Saxjazz! - Version 1.59 - Jan 13, 2012
Review by clarkie777 - Version 2.0 - Apr 13, 2014
One of my most used apps. It's just smart. Initial set up was time consuming but TOTALLY worth it.
Review by milo0451 - Version 1.88 - Sep 23, 2013
As a pro keyboard player for the past 60 years I wish it had been out 30 years ago. Great product
"Mr" - ★★★★★
Review by Trumpetdan36251 - Version 1.80 - Feb 11, 2013
Fantastic app. Using it all the time on gigs and for teaching....
"Karnomap" - ★★★★★
Review by BassBk - Version 1.80 - Feb 7, 2013
Great stuff, no more carrying binders.
Review by clarkie777 - Version 1.79 - Feb 1, 2013
Review by Sax456 - Version 1.78 - Jan 1, 2013
Best thing I ever got my hands on. Love it!
"Excellent idea - well implemented!" - ★★★★★
Review by jazzdoof - Version 1.77 - Dec 1, 2012
Needs to have the capability of downloading the indexes to a desktop or laptop for editing and comparison of editions.Otherwise...... Brilliant concept.
Review by Tentmakeroz - Version 1.75 - Sep 30, 2012
Really good app, some foibles, likeHaving to rename books for the app, doubling storage space on the PCHaving to go online to enable some of the extra books
Review by Trumpetdan36251 - Version 1.74 - Sep 22, 2012
Review by Maccabunyip - Version 1.73 - Sep 9, 2012
Fantastic app. Thanks!
"Great...." - ★★★★
Review by Saxade - Version 1.73 - Sep 2, 2012
It takes some getting use to how to do some tasks..... But it's concept is good and works Great
Review by Maccabunyip - Version 1.72 - Jun 24, 2012
Fantastic app! Once set up, great timesaver.
"At last...." - ★★★★★
Review by Tranehead101 - Version 1.72 - Jun 20, 2012
If you're a gigging musician this is a total no-brainer! It will take you a while to set it up (it took me a better part of 2 hours to get it all up and running) but it was so worth the effort! Finding tunes is virtually instant as opposed to other pdf music readers! There are still a few kinks here and there but no more than other readers I've used so far! The app pays for itself with all the time you save!Awesome job 😊
"Ultimate gig companion" - ★★★★★
Review by Hbahbah - Version 1.72 - Jun 19, 2012
Great app, a life saver in a jam.
"Nice App" - ★★★★
Review by DoctorDavros63 - Version 1.71 - Jun 5, 2012
.... It'd be great if you could input PDF's or even epub books from emails and maybe connect the iPhone page turner over wi-fi (this would most likely allow for a better, less fiddly connection experience!) I appreciate the amount of work that's gone into this so thanks!. (As an aside, this is the only App I've been able to find that allows page turning for books via a single switch on the iPhone. This is a useful feature for people with limited mobility, and is a possible alternative to expensive page turners or switch systems for devices like kindles!) :)
"Simon Drew" - ★★★★★
Review by Utcutcutcugcitc - Version 1.70 - May 14, 2012
Great product! I use it for busking, gigs, uni, choirs. I love iGigBook!
"Great!" - ★★★★
Review by Black Duck - Version 1.70 - May 2, 2012
Some It's very useful in practical gig situations. It needs improvement but I think as updates are made it will get better. A great idea.
"Useful app" - ★★★★
Review by Koalajazz - Version 1.63 - Apr 4, 2012
An extremely useful app for gigging musicians. A bit of a learning curve to get it up and running so an improvement would be to make the explanations somewhat fuller. Suggestions for sourcing PDF music files would also facilitate it's use.
Review by Prof Mangos - Version 1.63 - Apr 4, 2012
It's great and I'm able to use it at gigs, at church and at school.
Review by Tentmakeroz - Version 1.56 - Dec 3, 2011
"highly recommended" - ★★★★★
Review by mal7896 - Version 1.34 - Jan 22, 2011
Great app...does all it says and makes it very easy to find a song out of the 23 real books on my ipad.. My only small issue has been synchronizing a couple of my books, however I still rate it 5 stars. Worth the $$'s and highly recommended
"Unverzichtbar" - ★★★★★
Review by Helmut Strobl - Version 2.35 - May 21, 2014
Unverzichtbar für den Musiker! Zu Beginn braucht man ein wenig bis man sich auskennt, aber wenn man die Fakebooks geladen hat gibt's nichts Besseres!
"Tolle App" - ★★★★★
Review by vojo - Version 2.3 - May 14, 2014
Für Bands die ideale Sache, ich habe das Repertoire für mehrere Bands immer bei mir.
"Übersichtlicher Notenindex" - ★★★★★
Review by Fridolino - Version 2.1 - Mar 30, 2014
Ausgezeichnete App zum suchen von Noten und Zusammenstellen von Setlists. Auch sehr gut zum Üben geeignet. Durch die übergreifende Suchfunktion und die Möglichkeit sofort geeignete Aufnahmen aus der iTunes Bibliothek anzuhören sind Vergleiche unterschiedlicher Interpreten sowohl von den Aufnahmen her, als auch in unterschiedlichen Fabebooks möglich.Nicht alle Features sind selbst erklärend, die App braucht Einarbeitungszeit! Dabei ist das Forum hilfreich.Hat man sich erst einmal eingearbeitet, kann man sich musizieren ohne iGigBook kaum mehr vorstellen!
"Perfekte Notenverwaltung, erfordert aber Einarbeitung!" - ★★★★★
Review by Eagle_08 - Version 1.60 - Mar 1, 2012
Will man sich noch schnell für den selben Abend seinen Gig organisieren, sollte man wohl lieber auf die gewohnten Papiernoten zurückgreifen, aber wenn man sich die Zeit für die eingehende Beschäftigung mit der App nimmt, erweist sie sich als ausgesprochen durchdacht, flexibel, vielfältig und benutzerfreundlich. Ein Wochenende sollte man dafür schon opfern. Wer sich bezüglich der Anschaffung unsicher ist, findet im dazugehörenden Forum reichlich Information. Und weil es nicht oft genug gesagt werden kann: Die App stellt kein Notenmaterial zur Verfügung, sie organisiert es nur - und das nach meiner Ansicht perfekt!
Review by Robbepiano - Version 1.83 - Jun 12, 2013
It's a very helpful app for all us musicstudents at the conservatory, thanks a lot!
"Nice" - ★★★★★
Review by Ppgroove - Version 1.83 - Jun 10, 2013
Nice tool for gig!
"The giggin' musician's tool" - ★★★★
Review by Joghy1 - Version 1.80 - Feb 9, 2013
Great great great. Requires some setup if you wish to include large PDF collections, though.The only thing missing is a freehand annotation tool (arrows, underlines, circles, ...). Left all my binders at home last gig, and didn't miss a tune.
"Great application that does what it promises" - ★★★★★
Review by simonstandaert - Version 1.74 - Sep 20, 2012
Hello,I purchased the iGigBook today and am very happy with the result. It takes a while (took me some 2 hours) to sync and rename all my books, adjust the page offset, get the 1200 songs for which iGigBook offers transposable chords, etc. but the result is wonderful. I can now search for a song and can immediately see the different versions I have in my real/fake books and add the ones i like to a setlist. I love for instance that I can now switch between two versions of a song easily (for instance the same song in a new realbook and the real vocal book; i like to have lyrics for singing but like the ledgibility of the new real book more).I doubted a while before purchasing the app because I saw on the iGigBook forum some people had troubles with the application.I am now very glad I bought it. It takes a bit of time to get everything set up but everything is explained on the forum and does work. And think of the time it saves me trying to look for the right version of a song during rehearsals or on stage.I'll be off and create some setlists now :-).
"The best, given the "situation"" - ★★★★★
Review by Zeptonotreadytpmarket - Version 1.73 - Sep 1, 2012
It's a great tool, especially for the gigging musician or for anyone who wants all the charts in one easy container. With the added luxury of being able to easily look up stuff, to organize it in playlists and even to share it with fellow musicians for rehearsal or gigs.What would be needed is that the publishing companies embrace this app and make their fakebooks (as an in-app purchase, maybe) available. Musicians know this will not be free, we'll have to pay for the copyright and so. But it will be so worth it...Nevertheless, a fantastic piece of app for the serious musician. Too bad for the stubborness of the publishing companies who forego an opportunity to make the music available and to make some money, :))
"brilliant" - ★★★★★
Review by hans, brussels - Version 1.43 - Jun 11, 2011
Takes a while to configure, finding the correct books, check for missing pages but once they are linked to the database, life can be so simple !!! And its a very simple , but smart idea, linking a searchable database to the pages of unsearchable, scanned pdf's of the real- and fakebooks we all have.An Ipad , and IGIG installed on it, a dream come true!!!! No more books to carry, and finding the tunes you want to play, just as you would want to, tap the name, and there they are. Thankshansbrussels
Review by Flávio de Souza - Version 1.81 - May 2, 2013
Funciona perfeitamente, recomendo !!
"The best app for every musician!" - ★★★★★
Review by radohammonda - Version 1.71 - Jun 2, 2012
Wonderful app!!! I'm using it everyday! Thanks!!!
"Brilliant but..." - ★★★★
Review by The real Woolysock - Version 2.0 - Apr 6, 2014
As a gigging jazzoid I find this app fantastic. No more multi-book schlepping! No more clip-on music stand light. Takes a while to set up but well worth it. One suggestion: It would be wonderful to be able to turn my iPad horizontal for two-page view. Please ;-)This app has changed everything. All my musician pals use it.
"Great" - ★★★★★
Review by Geewag - Version 2.0 - Jan 10, 2014
Does everything I need it to do. A little vague on setup, but once everything is set to go, it works great. I Use it with blue tooth foot switches and it is seamless in gigs. Great stuff
"Great app!" - ★★★★
Review by RenzRossi - Version 2.0 - Jan 9, 2014
I just wish we could import iBooks into it.
"Very cool!" - ★★★★
Review by Vmart3 - Version 1.87 - Sep 9, 2013
I used it for lyrics in my duo. Easy to use and has never failed.
"À améliorer..." - ★★★★
Review by Bernard de Toronto - Version 1.86 - Aug 14, 2013
C'est un assez compliqué d'installer les copies d'albums en PDF et c'est surtout cela qui m'empêche de donner 5 étoiles !Il faudrait améliorer les instructions et rendre le transfert d'un Cd plus facile pour les utilisateurs.Merci.
"Works well" - ★★★★
Review by RDG45 - Version 1.83 - Jun 22, 2013
I really like this app. I just wish the interface was a bit easier to use. It does what I need it to do. It would also be nice to read 2 music sheets at the same time.
Review by Campand - Version 1.83 - Jun 4, 2013
Jusqu'à présent je suis emballé par ce produit. Je suis chanceux d'avoir travaillé dans le domaine informatique pendant plusieurs décennies, car il n'est pas évident à la première vue.La première journée j'ai atteint ma limite de synchronisation et j'attend toujours que me redonne accès.J'espère que demain j'aurai accès, surtout que je fais une démo à des amis musiciens pour promouvoir ce produit. Il y en un parmi eux, que j'ai déjà fait acheter le produit et que je vais lui faire l'installation.Continué votre bon travail.
"If you can survive the file setup, you will reap benefits" - ★★★★
Review by Jerry Battista - Version 1.83 - Jun 2, 2013
Very good package that avoids fumbling through several Fake Books for a tune. Carry a suitcase of books on your Ipad. A lot lighter! Very handy if you play with different musical groups and variable repertoire of music.Now for the less good news...the Setup and learning curve.You need to upload your pdf Fake Books to the IPad and rename them to the IGig naming standard, and link up to the IGig Website.The page offset number is also challenging because your sources of fake book pdf files may vary for the same book title. If you get the offset incorrect, you land on the wrong page (but close). Also lands on a wrong page if there are unexpected in-between scanned pages. Can't blame IGig for that !I still recommend this package because it beats searching through hard copies..Go for it but be prepared for a setup period. Don't try this the night before a gig...J2B guitarist
"Great! AND it works!" - ★★★★
Review by ttickner - Version 1.80 - Feb 22, 2013
very handy app
Review by Musicguy - Version 1.80 - Feb 18, 2013
Great app. The indexing for PDFs is the unique killer feature.
"Very goog" - ★★★★
Review by Mbelivault - Version 1.78 - Jan 2, 2013
Very very very good
"Great gig aid" - ★★★★
Review by UncleBenny1 - Version 1.78 - Jan 2, 2013
Igigbook has rescued me and my band from having to deal with and maintain a hundred paper charts. Between it and Dropbox, the whole job of managing our homemade charts has been greatly simplified. It also cuts down on onstage clutter - iPads on short mike stands look a lot better than big books on music stands and don't obscure the musicians nearly as much. The ability to index PDFs of selected published fake books is a bonus. I give it four stars instead of five due to its cumbersome online interface.
"Igig" - ★★★★
Review by Laser doc - Version 1.78 - Jan 1, 2013
One of the best music apps out there! Saves a lot of lugging and trees!
"Great App" - ★★★★
Review by IGig in NS - Version 1.78 - Dec 30, 2012
It was a bit of a paradigm shift to go from paper charts to iGigBook but what a difference pulling up that next tune in the set!
"Powerful, but steep learning curve" - ★★★★
Review by Pianoman99 - Version 1.77 - Dec 5, 2012
Can do set lists, etc. More learning needed -During gigs, I can't easily manage songs vs. jumping to other features inadvertentlyCan't easily import PDFs into set lists if the pages don't line up perfectly. All that said, great concept.
Review by Country hickster - Version 1.77 - Nov 29, 2012
Awesome!!! Very useful.
Review by Xhosaca - Version 1.76 - Oct 18, 2012
Very useful, lots of features
"Excellent app!" - ★★★★
Review by Berniebernie - Version 1.76 - Oct 12, 2012
This app is incredibly useful...
"JMRoberts" - ★★★★
Review by Mando Mark - Version 1.76 - Oct 12, 2012
Great APP! Best of all the ones I've tried at managing all my sheet music.
"Occasional gig guy" - ★★★★★
Review by Honeyjazz - Version 1.75 - Oct 2, 2012
I think this is well worth 5 stars. I've never seen anything like it !
"So far so good" - ★★★★
Review by saxdude251 - Version 1.75 - Sep 29, 2012
Today I finally indexed my fake books and I'm amazed at how fast the search feature works. I'm going to be using it on a gig tomorrow so I'll know better then. The transposing chord charts are a beautiful feature. I hope more will be added to that library. A snag I encountered was when I was trying to build a set list. I made my set list and the next time I opened it I only had two songs in it. I'm not sure what's going on there but that was annoying. However the speed of the search function makes the set list function moot. The only complaint with the search function is that it doesn't seem to search my personal scores. I have to remember what charts are in the fake books and which ones I had to import individually.Well worth the cost.
"Very Useful" - ★★★★
Review by ankhle - Version 1.74 - Sep 25, 2012
Very useful sheet music reader. Help is somewhat obscure not unlike most iNexpensive Apple Aps. You gotta pay big bucks if you want proper documentation. The use of the developer's server to load custom indices into the iPad does concern me a little. I would prefer to load directly using iTunes but let's hope the developer continues to support us users.
Review by Country hickster - Version 1.74 - Sep 18, 2012
"Exceeding syncs...." - ★★★★★
Review by tmaccccccccc - Version 1.73 - Sep 12, 2012
It is to me a major letdown when I as a working musician cannot fix a problem due to excessive syncs!After some one on one with Phil regarding this issue...he provided me with a step by step instruction and all is well! Thanks Phil.
"Fakebooks Heaven" - ★★★★★
Review by davmalybel - Version 1.73 - Sep 4, 2012
So great not having to tote so many binders. Most of the fakebooks work well. Haven' figured out every thing yet,but so far so GREAT. First gig with it coming up Sunday.
"Wonderful app for musicians" - ★★★★★
Review by Blackball701 - Version 1.73 - Aug 31, 2012
Actually I bought iPad because of this app. I know iPad itself is a great gadget for lots of ways, but for musicians like me, this one is a must-have. I don't have to bring all the charts and real books anymore. I am always ready for jamming and gigging with this little tablet only, which is so fu...king blessing.
"Indispensable!" - ★★★★★
Review by FrankyLove44 - Version 1.73 - Aug 29, 2012
Je l'utilise presqu'à chaque jour! Tant pour enseigner que sur les "gigs"!
"Love it!" - ★★★★★
Review by Ken Seeley - Version 1.73 - Aug 29, 2012
This is used at almost every gig I do. A must have for any gigging musician! You won't be sorry!
"Great. Love it." - ★★★★★
Review by gerard deagle - Version 1.72 - Jul 13, 2012
As a trumpet player with a lousy memory for melodies and changes, iGigBook is the cat's meow. At a gig or jam they call a tune -- and bingo I've got it. Two clicks of my iPad and the tunes in front of me - and in my key as well. I give it 5 stars!! Gerry deagleVancouver, Canada
Review by davmalybel - Version 1.72 - Jun 20, 2012
Review by The real Woolysock - Version 1.71 - May 31, 2012
As a gigging jazzoid I find this app fantastic. No more book schlepping! No more clip on music stand light. No more page turning. Takes a while to set up but well worth it. One complaint/suggestion. It would be wonderful to be able to turn my iPad horizontal for two-page view. Please ;-)
Review by Bass rad - Version 1.70 - May 2, 2012
A bit complicated to set up, but still a great tool for working musician. I gave 4 stars only because of the elaborate set up.Use it on all my gigs. Must have for jazz musician.
"Love This App!" - ★★★★★
Review by RSDJO - Version 1.70 - May 1, 2012
For the working musician, this is an excellent alternative to lugging around standard fake books, simple arrangements, even original sheet music. With the addition in version 1.7 of score annotation (adding highlighted text notes to your music), the app is complete. A rare and added benefit is the high level of responsiveness, support, and frequent updates and improvements from the developer. If you're a player, buy an iPad just to use this app!
"A must!!!!!" - ★★★★
Review by Danysax - Version 1.63 - Apr 5, 2012
A must for jazz musicians!
"Great tool and app for musicians." - ★★★★★
Review by Malbusca - Version 1.61 - Mar 3, 2012
No more carrying around a big heavy slow book of charts and music. Easy access to all your charts and onstage use is wonderful. Send sets and songs to other members of the band and no confusion and saves time. Highly recommend this app to all who play am instrument and perform live on stage with the ease of all your music at a swipe of your finger ..... A must app for all musicians. Peter P
"Outstanding" - ★★★★★
Review by Ken Seeley - Version 1.59 - Dec 30, 2011
A must have for any gigging musician!
"iGigBook works!" - ★★★★★
Review by funk_in4 - Version 1.58 - Dec 19, 2011
I perform many gigs that require me to bring along a fake book, and the standard book in use is the Real Book. As any who use it can attest, it is not only extremely thick and unwieldy, it also tends to get very worn and difficult to use.iGigBook has literally changed my gig preparation and made using fake charts on the bandstand incredibly easy and unbelievably efficient, both in terms of space needed for charts (I use an iPad) and how quickly charts can be accessed. There are dozens of indexes available for the app, and I have many of the fake books that are pre-indexed by the app writer. After loading all of the files into my iPad according to instructions, I am able to access any of the song files using multiple search formats, literally bringing charts to the screen within seconds of the song being called on the bandstand. I couldn't conceivably carry the 16 or 17 fake books that I own to a gig at one time, but now I can have them all at my fingertips. I haven't tried all of the feature of the app yet, but so far it has been amazingly useful and without a glitch. I'll update as I delve further into its capabilities.Wow-well, after many months I am pleased to say that iGigBook has been amazing to have as a resource on every jazz date-and many R&B dates- that I have performed on. The updates have kept it very fresh and functional. Thanks for providing what has become the most useful app that I have in my iPad- great work!
Review by Mtg2012 - Version 1.55 - Nov 12, 2011
If you have your own work that you want to use, it's slightly daunting at first. However, once you have your work inputted; the app is a breeze and it is totally worth the effort.
"A must have" - ★★★★★
Review by Bbad1 - Version 1.43 - Jul 30, 2011
While there is some significant effort involved with the initial setup, no other product on the market can do what this app can do, and that is index and provide the song you are looking for in seconds on a gig which includes the melody line, and lyrics. The ability to respond to any request immediately is also a plus. A fraction of the weight of my regular gig binder, back lit and easy to read..i'm never going back......great support from the developer if you have technical issues too.
"Highly recommended!" - ★★★★★
Review by 01Gigger - Version 1.43 - Jun 9, 2011
Fantastic! Carry around your pile of books in your iPad and use the set list feature to choose your favorites. A little set-up effort then it becomes a breeze to use!Index is great time saver.You can add any pdf you make and have it at your fingertips.The most useful app for a gigging musician or a music reader.Support has been real cool too!
"Great stuff!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by Unoandtherabbits - Version 1.37 - Mar 5, 2011
Great stuff for musicians, five stars application!
Review by Ddidaa - Version 1.60 - Feb 1, 2012
Program radi super, taj program je jedan od razloga zašto sam kupio Ipad...!Tnx!
"Its a great app" - ★★★★★
Review by Tommygarcia - Version 1.61 - Mar 3, 2012
Buy this app it's worth every cent. Especially if you have a iPad.
"Cool app:-)" - ★★★★
Review by Michael Vitten - Version 1.59 - Dec 29, 2011
Sej app til Sheets
"Fantastisk" - ★★★★★
Review by gojudk - Version 1.42 - May 28, 2011
Når man lige har fundet ud af App'en skal indstilles på hjemmesiden, og at der skal omdøbes filer - så kører det!
"Ok" - ★★★★
Review by j_o_o - Version 1.80 - Feb 16, 2013
Works fine just as a gig book as long as you provide the pdf-files yourself.They could make it easier and simpler to add and edit book indexes, for example from a simple text file containing song names and page numbers. And it would be good, if you could save your own edited versions of shared book indexes. Also, an alphabetical list of all songs would be a good addition to the song search tool.
Review by Galainjo - Version 2.3 - May 14, 2014
"C'est dur" - ★★★★
Review by Patmatsax - Version 1.71 - Jun 6, 2012
Une fois le bon realbook telecharge c'est Ok Pour trouver la bonne version indexée idem igig c'est la loterie Il manque les versions Éb et Bb
"Bonne application" - ★★★★
Review by Artaraaaaaa - Version 1.71 - Jun 4, 2012
Tres utile pour moi. Je cree toutes mes partirions en pdf et je peux les utiliser comme book personnel Super
"Dur de trouver les bon pdf" - ★★★★
Review by Jimi drouillard - Version 1.61 - Mar 12, 2012
Dur de trouver les bons pdf et de se registrer Quand aux 1200 jazz ,6 jours de rame et tjrs rien comprisSuper appli indispensable mais bac + 6 pour la faire tournerC est quand meme mieux de faire de la musicPeaceJimi d
"M" - ★★★★★
Review by Galainjo - Version 1.55 - Nov 16, 2011
"Agua" - ★★★★
Review by Nova ws - Version 1.81 - Apr 30, 2013
Good for Profis
"Super Hilfe" - ★★★★★
Review by Spm3d - Version 1.80 - Apr 27, 2013
Auch wenn's noch einige Mängel gibt, auf der Bühne eine großartige Hilfe.
"Clever" - ★★★★★
Review by Knödelmensch - Version 1.77 - Dec 30, 2012
Cleveres Prinzip, etwas umständlich umgesetzt, aber wenn man einmal eingerichtet hat, wirklich praktisch!
"Grat app, thank you" - ★★★★★
Review by Thorsten Kühnle - Version 1.77 - Dec 24, 2012
Beste app zur Verwaltung meiner Noten
"Komplizierte Einrichtung, aber dann..." - ★★★★
Review by PatJäh - Version 1.72 - Jun 23, 2012
... Einfach zu bedienen und sehr simple.Es gäb' die Höchstwertung, wenn man einzelne Stücke als pdf verschicken könnte. So muss mann immer, sehr kompliziert, den Umweg über eine Setliste machen, selbst wenn man mal eben nur ein Stück verschicken will.Drucken müsste ebenfalls möglich sein!!!!Ansonsten prima!
"Super App!" - ★★★★★
Review by Mr Piano Boy - Version 1.72 - Jun 19, 2012
Tolle App! Die Verwaltung der eigenen Sheets mit den Setlisten geht sehr flüssig. Und die Funktionen wie Setlisten mit pdf Anhängen der Sheets per email schicken sind toll, ebenso die Notizen die man auf den Sheets hinzufügen kann. Bestes Feature: dass man dank den Real-Book-Indizes gezielt einzelne Titel aus den gängigen Real Books (so man diese als PDF vorliegen hat) suchen kann! Dass letzteres etwas umständlich einzurichten ist, ist richtig, aber das kann man der App bzw. ihren Entwicklern nun wirklich nicht vorhalten. Die App ist ganz einfach einzurichten wenn man nur eigenen selbst erstellte Sheets verwalten will. Die eigenen Realbooks ohne die Indizes zu nutzen ist auch leicht einzurichten, man kann dann nur nicht gezielt nach Stücken in diesen Büchern suchen. Wer das will, muss dann darauf achten und ggf. dafür sorgen, dass in den eigenen pdf-Realbooks alles stimmt, keine fehlenden Seiten etc. - das kann dann in der Tat etwas Arbeit machen, die sich aber lohnt!Anregung: direkt aus der App drucken wäre noch toll, wenn man doch mal was auf Papier braucht. Aber auch so 5 Sterne!
"Petty good" - ★★★★
Review by Roddy61 - Version 1.70 - May 10, 2012
The Marker an Annotation Funktion is far too complicated. It should work like: Choose pencilSwipe the screenInsert text
"Gute App." - ★★★★
Review by Markus_66 - Version 1.63 - Apr 4, 2012
Super um eigene Texte zu verwalten. Top Unterstützung im Forum (auch durch die Entwickler) Wer der englischen Sprache nicht mächtig ist, dürfte allerdings so seine Probleme haben!
"Clever" - ★★★★
Review by Knödelmensch - Version 1.62 - Apr 6, 2012
Cleveres Prinzip , etwas umständlich umgesetzt, aber wenn man einmal eingerichtet hat, wirklich praktisch
"Cool" - ★★★★★
Review by Markusbeu - Version 1.61 - Mar 6, 2012
"Nicht mehr zu gebrauchen" - ★★★★★
Review by Lamont666 - Version 1.57 - Dec 10, 2011
App funktioniert nach Update und Workaround wieder einwandfrei. Danke an das Entwicklerteam für die schnelle Hilfe. Bestes Programm seiner Art im Store. Weiter so.
From Hong Kong:
"A must have" - ★★★★
Review by jazzguy88 - Version 2.0 - Mar 31, 2014
Worth the effort to get all of your lead sheets into your iPad.
"Dream come true" - ★★★★★
Review by Lonely Kary - Version 1.53 - Oct 20, 2011
I am grateful for the people who developed this app; I can finally use my iPad for gigs without hassles. It is easy to compile a set list (even though I hope there can be sub-set lists within a set, many people play a few sets a night) and rearrange them on the fly. Some pdf files have to have their page numbers offset again but it is not a big problem, except the Standards Real Book. For future upgrades, I hope it is easier to create a book index for own books.
"iGigBook a very professional software" - ★★★★★
Review by sidisharon - Version 1.80 - Feb 9, 2013
after i have installed the application and started working with iti understood the power of the software and how helpful it ismakes musicians work easier and comfortable
"Very cool" - ★★★★
Review by Toots Pastorius - Version 2.0 - Dec 31, 2013
"very handy" - ★★★★★
Review by Locojazz - Version 2.0 - Dec 21, 2013
very useful app, especially for traveling musicians like me. It can be challenging at first to sync up the pdf files and match them with the indexes, but after a couple of days of struggle it worked like a champ!
"A must have!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by Maurizio V! - Version 1.94 - Nov 15, 2013
If you are somehow a musician, you can't miss this app. It will save your time and work!
"Molto utile" - ★★★★
Review by Making music - Version 1.86 - Aug 22, 2013
Un po' macchinoso l'edit online
"Perfect for giggin musicians!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by anrapa - Version 1.83 - May 31, 2013
Easy to set, fun to use!!!
"Evans xxxttt" - ★★★★★
Review by Billin xxtt - Version 1.81 - Apr 30, 2013
Ottimo x jam session
"'na svorta" - ★★★★
Review by franco minissi - Version 1.76 - Oct 13, 2012
Peccato per le doppie pagine ma d'altronde che vuoi fa?? E se gli aebersold fossero indicizzati sarebbe meglio. Comunque ottimo
"Antonio" - ★★★★
Review by Antonypos - Version 1.76 - Oct 10, 2012
Ottimo, molto utile
Review by Papajazz - Version 1.76 - Oct 10, 2012
FANTASTICA!! Rende le prove, lo studio e le "gigs" davvero facili. 10 e lode
"Necessario" - ★★★★★
Review by kboard - Version 1.75 - Oct 3, 2012
Strumento di studio perfetto.
"best" - ★★★★★
Review by Furiosi - Version 1.74 - Sep 21, 2012
"Useful" - ★★★★★
Review by Pamambi - Version 1.73 - Sep 13, 2012
Un po' macchinosa la rinomina dei file
"GREAT!!!!!" - ★★★★★
Review by Kabatappi - Version 1.73 - Aug 30, 2012
Applicazione ben fatta, ve la raccomando!
"Amazing!" - ★★★★★
Review by RickyDeeTee - Version 1.73 - Aug 29, 2012
"Molto bello e ben fatto" - ★★★★
Review by Alessandro Baglioni - Version 1.73 - Aug 29, 2012
Molto bello e ben fatto
Review by Antonypos - Version 1.71 - Jun 9, 2012
"Amazing! Eccellente!" - ★★★★★
Review by PIETRO SANTE VINCENTI - Version 1.71 - Jun 4, 2012
The best musical (jazz) app ever for gigs!Grandissima applicazione, perfetta! Semplice quanto geniale.Peccato solo che non riesco a trovare gli ultimi 3-4 libri...
"Valido con qualche limite" - ★★★★
Review by Bassflic - Version 1.71 - Jun 4, 2012
Trovo molto utile la possibilita' Di creare playlist personali,Salvarle conID ,tipo ***bk e trovRsele pronte per la serata.Con lo spessore e il peso dell'ipad ho sostituito una decina Di fake books
"Funziona! It works!" - ★★★★★
Review by Zan56 - Version 1.71 - Jun 3, 2012
Very good app it keep in order and quickly all the songs contained in the loads of books! if some initial problem occours It's due to the mess on the page order of some scanned reals available on web, it needs a lot of patience to reorganize the correct pages order. Optima app per trovare velocemente tutte le canzoni contenute nei Real. I problemi iniziali sono dovuti solo al fatto che molti reals disponibili in rete sono stati scannerizzati non con l'ordine delle pagine corrette, occorre con pazienza rimettere le pagine a posto. C'e pure la possibilità di crearsi gli indici personalizzati! Veramente grande! Da non perdere! Ottimo acquisto!
"Quasi ottimo" - ★★★★
Review by J A F P III - Version 1.71 - Jun 2, 2012
Funziona bene ma il cambio pagina, specie mentre si sta suonando è lento...forse dipende dall'hardware...miglioratelo!!!
"Good" - ★★★★★
Review by 田中 学 - Version 1.81 - Apr 30, 2013
"レビュー" - ★★★★★
Review by RJBP - Version 1.57 - Dec 11, 2011
"膨大な譜面を携帯出来るだけでも画期的。" - ★★★★
Review by shimokawa - Version 1.43 - Jul 25, 2011
"Jazzmen's dream" - ★★★★★
Review by Tokyo Jazzy Dog - Version 1.32 - Jan 3, 2011
From Korea, Republic of:
"Good!!" - ★★★★★
Review by ㅅㅅㅍ - Version 1.72 - Jul 23, 2012
It is awesome. I'm not sure but I think the page for bluebossa newrealbook1 is not matched.Anyway I like it.Thank you
"Good for Jazz musicians" - ★★★★
Review by sososososoaring - Version 1.61 - Mar 4, 2012
Good idea. Jazz musicians who don't have to see more than one page per one tune it would be helpful: and it helps them with quick acess for various tunes with searching tools. Yet for those tunes with more than two pages long, even using iGigBook Remote, sometimes it's more useful using the other PDF tools which is possible to see two PDF pages on screen like Cloud PDF viewer. i'm using these two tools.
"Must have" - ★★★★★
Review by Jazz DK - Version 1.60 - Feb 1, 2012
Must have to jazz students
Review by Dalkyun - Version 1.15 - Nov 13, 2010
I am jazz musician and educator. I got these lots of fakebooks, both hard copy and pdf files.Whenever I prepare the music for the gig or classroom, finding the right one was usually so much time consuming and now this program made my life so much easier. Easy to locate the tune by the name, composer, then I can compare several different version to use.Developer seems to be hard-working to shape up the program. new update is great for the gig preparation.Great Apps!!!
"Happiness" - ★★★★★
Review by MichaelUA - Version 1.78 - Dec 29, 2012
Just happy to use it every day!
Review by Dediek - Version 1.72 - Jun 18, 2012
Very very useful tool for musicians.....gone were the trouble of carrying real books....heavy stuff.....only if it could download books straight to my iPad and not thru sharing with my MacBook .....whatever it is i'm really overwhelm by this app
"Gemak voor muzikant" - ★★★★
Review by Lex edouard - Version 1.82 - May 4, 2013
Handige app voor het geld. Steile leercurve, je moet energie steken in het gebruik. Heb je het eenmaal door kun je iedere PDF scan of leadsheet binnenhalen. Jammer dat de Ipad geen dubbel scher mogelijkheid heeft.WishlistMaking your own indexesEasier way of fixing offset in realbooksDeleting made uniform click and backspaceExcellent app for tje money.
"iGigbook" - ★★★★★
Review by Hajo de Vries - Version 1.81 - May 1, 2013
Fantastisch,Als je eenmaal door hebt hoe het werkt heb je toegang tot duizenden waarvan je ook nog een groot deel kunt transponeren.Hajo
"Uitstekende app" - ★★★★
Review by Wiplo - Version 1.80 - Feb 13, 2013
Makkelijk PDF toevoegen, setlijsten maken. Zeer handig voor de live muzikant.Zeer veel fakebooks geïndexeerd. Eigen book toevoegen mogelijk.Duizenden nummer, makkelijk vindbaar in je iPad. De forum instructies lezen een must.Het geld meer dan waard!
"Good App Yet Still Room For Improvement" - ★★★★
Review by Julius CR - Version 1.78 - Dec 29, 2012
+Ready Made Indexes for most used Real/Fake books+Easily page from one to another pdf in set list+Transposing sheets of a "super" pdf file with 1300 songs free to download+NotesMissing-Landscape support-Margin Adjustment-Music Binding-Ability to page with an page turner (Air turn etc) when out of setlist view-Ability to search songs with a search/browse field in every mode-A Thumbview when paging with the slider-Ability to search EVERY song/bookmark/index at once-Ability to export pdfs with bookmarks made from the index-More easy way of entering/editing/adding indexes/ bookmarksupdate: last version adds option to enter files from a browserstil having trouble login in to the forum and missing a lot off features
"Update?" - ★★★★
Review by Phone gebruiker - Version 1.74 - Sep 24, 2012
Na de update kwam het niet verder meer dan het beginschermIs na herinstalleren opgelost Prima app voor bladmuziekWerkt goed
"IGigbook" - ★★★★
Review by pianocone - Version 1.74 - Sep 20, 2012
Zeer tevreden over aantal beschikbare songs en de technische uitwerking hiervan.Snelheid bij opzoeken (in geval optredens) zeker acceptabel.Zou meer boeken willen downloaden dan ik tot nu toe heb gevonden: is vrij ingewikkeld!
"Prima app" - ★★★★★
Review by Arie Sax - Version 1.73 - Aug 29, 2012
Ik heb bijna alle notatie apps. Deze gebruik ik altijd in combinatie van het Realbook met setlijsten. Top!
"werkt fantastisch" - ★★★★★
Review by JazzGang - Version 1.72 - Jul 27, 2012
Ongelooflijk goede zoek machine, werkt fantastisch! Ik heb ondertussen een hele muziekbibliotheek in mijn iPad, en deze app weet precies wat en waar.Sommige boeken lopen echter niet helemaal synchroon, maar de meeste hits zijn raak!
Review by Plgyhujikolpawsedrftgy - Version 1.72 - Jun 20, 2012
Een van de beste apps voor jazz muzikanten. Scheelt een hoop gesleep met real books. Soms een nadeel dat het iPad scherm kleiner is dan een A4 pagina.
Review by Phone gebruiker - Version 1.61 - Mar 3, 2012
Na de update kwam het niet verder meer dan het beginschermIs na herinstalleren opgelost Prima app voor bladmuziek
"The best Realbook reader yet" - ★★★★
Review by MvanderG - Version 1.49 - Aug 25, 2011
Although the indexes take a little time to adjust, this is the best app ( I tried a least a dozen) for reading and playing from your digital fake and real books.it is the only app that can subtract playlist including the PDFs from the songs on the playlist and then can be send by email.The only real serious con is the fact that it does NOT supply LANDSCAPE MODE. So many musicians will not be able to use it without reading glasses.Please developers complete your great job by adding landscape mode and my fifth star is yours.
Review by violinguitarplayer - Version 1.48 - Aug 14, 2011
Used it on my gigs and it works great.What it needs is annotation possibilities.
From New Zealand:
"Raisin d'etre" - ★★★★
Review by Casablanca Jazz - Version 1.79 - Feb 6, 2013
This app is the reason I bought an iPad. It is easy to load charts from my laptop via iTunes. Once loaded it was quick to select charts into a set list for a gig, and apart from one drawback listed below, it was slick emailing everything to band members when I had finished.My set list was a mix of scanned charts and typed lyric/chord charts that I saved as PDFs.I had been a bit worried about the screen size being a bit smaller than A4, but the clear bright screen compensated for that. Just make sure you don't use a small font size; I would recommend at least size 14 font. Courier works better than more modern fonts. Also, making chord names bold helps them stand out from the lyrics.Although all of the above is sufficient for me to be delighted with this purchase, There are two things that haven't worked well:1. I was delighted to find 1200 transposable charts were included with the app. However when I included some of these in a set list, they didn't email to band members. Maybe they don't save as true PDFs. If I could overcome this limitation it would greatly improve the value of the app.2. One of the best features of this app has a bug. After forming a setlist for a gig, the app allows me to email the charts to my band members. However, it only attaches the first page of each chart: MAJOR DRAWBACK; PLEASE FIX.
"Meget bra!" - ★★★★★
Review by Svein-Tore Larsgård - Version 1.60 - Feb 9, 2012
"Perfekt program!" - ★★★★★
Review by Trond Stale - Version 1.55 - Nov 18, 2011
Etter 3 spillejobber har jeg ennå ikke funnet noe å sette fingeren på.
Review by Gitmanping - Version 1.63 - Apr 3, 2012
The best fake book indexing app! Also great for reading scanned music sheets. A great tool for musicians. I just hope you fix the bug that sample music sheets keep coming back after being erased. But overall nice! Thanks!
Review by janek5 - Version 1.79 - Feb 4, 2013
Kapitalna aplikacja dla muzyków! Mam nadzieję, ż będzie rozwijana tak żeby można było samemu indeksować jakikolwiek pdf.
"Ok" - ★★★★★
Review by Pocisk - Version 1.76 - Nov 19, 2012
Program działa poprawnie. Polecam
"Polecam!" - ★★★★★
Review by Kris.Artur - Version 1.73 - Aug 29, 2012
Since the very moment I purchased iGigbook my iPad is nooo longer just a toy. I am musician so my iPad is my tool for performing. amazing.. Just think: you dont have to travel with tones of fake and real books. You just have iPad and still haveall these songs. Everything is working perfectly. Must have.
"Świetny!" - ★★★★★
Review by szlukowski - Version 1.71 - Jun 2, 2012
Wspaniały program, używam cały czas; gdyby jeszcze miał jedną funkcjonalność, czyli robienie PDF ze zdjęcia, byłby programem idealnym.
"Rewelacja!" - ★★★★★
Review by tKacz - Version 1.63 - Apr 5, 2012
Brakuje tylko możliwości drukowania.
Review by janek5 - Version 1.59 - Dec 29, 2011
Kapitalna aplikacja dla muzyków!
Review by Bebop Guitar - Version 1.81 - Apr 29, 2013
A dream come true for any jazz or classical musician, pros, amateurs and students. No more heavy books, always have your whole library of lead sheets with you, wherever you go!Simply the greatest app for musicians! Would be cool if users could put up links to PDFs so that everyone can have a complete library, there's always a couple of books one doesn't have and can't find!
"Норм" - ★★★★
Review by Полюбарр - Version 1.81 - Apr 29, 2013
Не всегда совпадает нумерация страниц
"Очень useful)" - ★★★★
Review by dmigruzdev - Version 1.79 - Feb 2, 2013
Волшебная прога,очень печально,что многие индексы не совпадают,по сути,это ведь единственное за что здесь платятся деньги(
From South Africa:
"Fantastic!" - ★★★★★
Review by GraemeABC - Version 1.81 - Apr 29, 2013
Great app. Really practical and easy to use. Love all the indexes, they make searching for a song really easy. Any chance of an in app metronome?
"Boníssima" - ★★★★★
Review by xmonk - Version 2.0 - Apr 3, 2014
Excel·lent i molt útil!
"Bueno y completo" - ★★★★
Review by Salmager - Version 1.85 - Jul 30, 2013
Herramienta muy útil
"util" - ★★★★
Review by Javiucha - Version 1.82 - May 5, 2013
bastante útil si te muves con los realbooks, diría casi imprescindible
"Molt be" - ★★★★
Review by miquel MP MUSIC EIVISSA SL - Version 1.78 - Dec 29, 2012
Molt bo¡ I like ir
"Genial" - ★★★★★
Review by Lamazinger - Version 1.78 - Dec 27, 2012
Esta aplicación convierte tu iPad en una herramienta profesional para un músico. Funciona muy bien. Vendría bien poder crear nosotros mismos los indices para nuestros propios libros de partituras. Totalmente recomendable para músicos de jazz!
"Bueno!" - ★★★★★
Review by fpabloper - Version 1.73 - Aug 29, 2012
Review by Lamazinger - Version 1.72 - Jun 24, 2012
"Excelente" - ★★★★★
Review by Por carlos - Version 1.72 - Jun 24, 2012
Una gran ayuda a quien amamos la musica el jazz y lo interpretamos. Enhirabuena
Review by nestorillo - Version 1.72 - Jun 20, 2012
ideal para el musico de jazz. Lo recomiendo!!Poder añadir mas libros sería genial
"Buena app tremenda" - ★★★★★
Review by jose maria juve - Version 1.72 - Jun 19, 2012
Buena app fácil y muy recomendable
Review by Oferrall - Version 1.60 - Feb 2, 2012
Muy bueno pero seria mejor si se pudiera introducir mas libros
"Bueno!" - ★★★★
Review by fpabloper - Version 1.47 - Aug 9, 2011
"iGigBook: espectacular!" - ★★★★
Review by xmonk - Version 1.42 - Jun 1, 2011
Lo dicho: espectacular!!!
"IGig book" - ★★★★★
Review by Claes Fall - Version 1.82 - May 25, 2013
Very usable, a great asset at gigs!
Review by Kleinelectric - Version 1.76 - Oct 17, 2012
This is such a great tool for a musician. I can really recommend it. Some really useful books are still missing, but will probably be on the list soon. Would get 5 stars if I could be able to read two pages in landscape view (pocket size) and if I could create my own folders. Buy!!!!
"This is so good you wont believe it" - ★★★★★
Review by Rumpukallu - Version 1.75 - Oct 1, 2012
No more "I dont have that song, I can't find that in my key". No more searching through all the worn and torn real and fakebooks to find where that song was and in the right key. Now you just point at "search song" and right on see what books have the song and what version. Just get Igigbook will you! As useful as it can be.
Review by Rumpukallu - Version 1.70 - May 3, 2012
No more "I dont have that song, I can't find that in my key". No more searching through all the worn and torn real and fakebooks to find where that song was and in the right key. Now you just point at "search song" and right on see what books have the song and what version. Just get iGigBook will you!
Review by Kleinelectric - Version 1.59 - Jan 31, 2012
Review by Krister P - Version 1.57 - Dec 12, 2011
This is the tool if you want to take charge over your exercising or just want to have a list of your favourite tunes without having to carry around a heavy weight all the time. I had some problems after updating but works again after reading FAQ's.Thanks Krister
"Finaly it works very well!" - ★★★★
Review by TFJE - Version 1.55 - Nov 7, 2011
Hi,I was not aware of that you had to buy pdf books at some other place. The app works (after some reading and testing) very well. I think it could be good if there could be some advice where to find these pdf books. I bought some books that I can't use with this app (half of them is ok and match the index iGigBook provide).I also think you should be able to sync your books etc as many times you want (that's not the case today and it's frustrating that someone else decide that). In the start you need to practice and I spent a lot of time learning how to set up everything and make it work.Overall it's a very strong and good program for music lovers!
"Get it now" - ★★★★★
Review by Johnaxe - Version 1.50 - Oct 4, 2011
Best tool ever
"Very good support" - ★★★★★
Review by Esa Falkenroth - Version 1.38 - Apr 8, 2011
I made a mistake at installation but the staff at iGigBook were very helpful and quickly resolved the issue. The app works great. Saves a lot of time when looking up tunes. The FAQ mentions that the index may miss by a page or two, but I had no problems with that. Recommended if you have a collection of music in pdf format.
"Just Great!" - ★★★★★
Review by deli11 - Version 1.77 - Dec 10, 2012
Best app for serious musicians.
Review by uglybeauty - Version 1.76 - Oct 12, 2012
"Perfect" - ★★★★★
Review by jastroem - Version 1.76 - Oct 11, 2012
Take you're self enough time to explore this great app! You'll need some time to fully understand how it can be your tool number ONE for managing, reading and searching your library of scanned music - especially so called real books. With this tool your books for sure will come "real" again!I've tried a number of PDF-organizing tools... Some of them are pretty good the task is to handle "every-day-PDF's".Maintaining a library with several thousands songs takes more!That's the point where iGigBook will start to help you!
"V1.72" - ★★★★★
Review by Robert Leuenberger - Version 1.74 - Sep 29, 2012
"Great for Gigs" - ★★★★★
Review by bachblick - Version 1.74 - Sep 21, 2012
I like The scorelist for my Gigs! Very usefull!
Review by deli11 - Version 1.72 - Jul 6, 2012
"Génial" - ★★★★★
Review by superpino2009 - Version 1.72 - Jun 25, 2012
fantastique app j'ai mis tous mes realbooks dans mon Ipad bravo et je recommande à tous les musiciens de jazz qui utilisentl'Ipad de l'acheter
"My Sheet Music got Mobile" - ★★★★
Review by herby321 - Version 1.71 - Jun 9, 2012
This is just great: no more carrying sheet music on paper, no more worrying, that a piece of sheet musi is lost or forgotten.
"Good stuff" - ★★★★
Review by evoeco - Version 1.71 - Jun 8, 2012
It is a good app for having all the music with you. A bit cumbersome to get it up and working on the iPad, but works well once it is on
"Really usefull!" - ★★★★★
Review by Md413 yessir - Version 1.71 - Jun 3, 2012
Great live tool!
"Interessante App." - ★★★★
Review by Peeardee - Version 1.60 - Feb 5, 2012
Sehr gut brauchbar, insbesondere die 1400 leadsheets mit den Chords. Dass sie noch in alle Tonarten transponiert werden können, ist natürlich sehr praktisch. Einzig das Herunterladen der 1400 PDFs war etwas umständlich.
Review by bachblick - Version 1.60 - Feb 1, 2012
I like The scorelist for my Gigs!
"Just Love It!" - ★★★★★
Review by skipper57 - Version 1.59 - Jan 31, 2012
What a great App! Solves the problem of not knowing in which fake book a particular song is...
"Harici kitapların satışı" - ★★★★
Review by Ozanerk - Version 2.3 - May 10, 2014
Kitap listesinde ismi bulunup, ancak dışarıdan sonradan yüklendiğinde içeriğine ulaşılabilen PDF dosyalarının iGigbook programı üzerinde bir satın alma linki olsa faydalı olurdu. Listedeki kitapları teker teker bulup/dışarıdan satın alıp aplikasyona eklemek derdinden sıyrılınmış olurdu.
"good" - ★★★★
Review by urazyjazzy - Version 1.61 - Mar 9, 2012
I would have rated 5 out of 5 if it would have let us edit the indexes. because I have a lot of books which has missing pages like the pages with the pictures. So indexes in the system are not working for me. Only way for me is to open the book in a pdf software on my pc and add pages so that it fits but it is such a husstle since you dont exactly know which pages are missing exactly:(
Review by E-drum - Version 1.61 - Mar 7, 2012
Tam muzisyenlere gore Bir program tavsiye ederim...