Hello beta testers, here's what's new in QuickChords:
Version 2 has been released. https://www.quickchords.org
Filter content for searches and library. Choose between my, my groups, shared to me, public, and everyone
The sharp/flat preference automatically changes according to the key
Version 2 is now the default version
An icon that switches to view mode has been added to the toolbar.
You can now group by various fields in the document library
We have published version 2 of our creator application.
Too many to list.
A new flavor, chords+lyrics, has been introducted. This flavor handles lyrics with chord changes above them.
Fixed a nasty enharmonic bug.
Chords are no longer shifted left when using inline figured bass with chord diagrams.
Added a footer to each page with our website URL.
Added instrument icons.
Added Violin chord diagram
Remove redundant "Chord Diagram" suffix
Added more logic to calculate undefined chords.
Help bubbles now show up the first time you use certain features. Click on them to hide.
The selected measure indicator (yellow rectangle) no longer draws over chord symbols.
A stub for preferences has been added. We still need to tie it into our backend however, so it's just for looks. Let us know if you would like to see a particular preference.
Preferences save and load, but still do nothing.
New preferences and editor widgets, including page margins.
Added Show Sample Documents preference
Fixed some cases where page breaks were in final measure, before text or lyrics.
Chord diagrams no longer overlap, and are drawn smaller to fit in a single beat.
Chord diagrams now export
Chord diagrams transpose
Chord diagrams appear in their own menu.
Eb chords now render, along with other b chords.
Bass notes render on same line when chord diagrams are enabled. e.g. D/F#
Slashes shift up with the chord when chord diagrams are enabled.
We caught up to 2017 and fixed the year in the release notes :)
Titles center better.
They won't export yet, but will still give you a sweet taste. We plan on supporting Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Mandolin at first.
Find and Replace was moved to Goodies, and now includes a match entire word option. Great for changing all G chords to G7, without renaming the word Gorilla in your lyrics.
Several new viewing modes have been added in addition to Fit Width and Fit Height
The Music Keyboard was moved from Edit to Goodies.
2 new goodies let you change all your chord symbol to long or short form.
The app will now remember your last view position and fit setting.
The book table of contents will now titlecase all titles and artist. There is a setting to disable this in the BookMaker.
The bookmaker now enables PDF and disables ePub by default. Group-By-Artist and Sort-By-Title are now enabled by default.
Brief instructions have been added to the help file for creating a book.
Sample charts have been added to the New Document menu. Let us know if you want to see any specific examples.
A Deselect All command was added to the Edit Menu to clear that pesky yellow highlight.
Centered chords now really do center in bars with meters and fat barlines.
We will be allowing trial users to access use some features on a limited basis. This should not affect Beta-Testers, so let us know if you are restricted from anything.
Beta-Testers will now see a Report Bug item in the Goodies menu. Please use this to send bug or feature requests to us.
Beta-Testers will now see a This chart looks like shit item in the Goodies menu. Please use this to send the chart you are viewing to us (if it really does look bad).
All users will now see a Contact Us item in the Goodies menu. Please use this to send us general messages.
Lots of improvements and fixes, including longer needing padding commas to space out text blocks.
We purchased the domain https://www.quickchords.org/.
You can simply go to quickchords.org and you will be redirect to the secure site.
Lyric blocks that overflow off the page now create page breaks.
Lyrics now import with the title Song Name - Lyrics. This way the lyrics chart will not overwrite a chord chart with the same name.
New users are logged in as guest, with no login dialog. There is a login button in the menu. The login dialog only appears when you click the button, so if you want to get to your account, and you are not logged in, you will need to click the button.
Charts now use ?autobreak and ?noslash by default. You do not need to include them. This should keep your charts lean and clean.
The full screen dialog now has a close button on the top and bottom.