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Phil Smith
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Disappointed ★

Postby Phil Smith » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:24 pm

by 8_Keys_8 by - Version - 2.51 - Sep 3, 2014

I didn't find this app to be user friendly AT ALL; the instructions are very unclear and I didn't find the online help tool useful either. After reading through the forum I see many others were disappointed as well. This app may work for some musicians but it wasn't anything like I expected it to be. After many days and many hours trying to figure this out I'm beyond frustrated. Save your money


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Re: Disappointed ★

Postby Tabbycat » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:56 pm

Hey Phil,

If you see where I typed ipod - that is wrong. This is ipad or a pc tablet only. Hopefully I got them all corrected but if not, hence this note.


iGigbooks is really easy to use. Your frustration may be with your ipad and not the iGigBook app. I agree with you that there is a learning curve but with some information that learning curve
is short. You may use iGigbook differently than I do but I do use it in gig work and it is great, but then again I am only using pdf files with lyrics and chords. I have gotten Chopin sheet music
and it handles that just fine. I have over 500 (and growing) collection of lyric and chord songs.

So in an effort to ease some of your frustration, here is how I get songs on the ipad.

I have two ipads. Apple with iOS and a cheaper Chinese Android ipad.

Apple iPad.
I have my pdf song sheet already. I know where it is on my hard drive.
For apple ipad, you have to use iTunes. There is no way around that. So attach your ipad via USB and fire up iTunes. Once you see your ipad connection in iTunes, go ahead and click on it. Now click on
On This Ipad. Now select Apps. Once there, you scroll down til you see iGigBook listed. Click on it. This will list all the songs on your ipod in iGigBook. To add a song, page even further
down til you see at the bottom of that song lister Add File. Click on it. Go to where your song is on your hard drive(computer) and click on the song. Takes a few minutes but soon it will
be added to the list of songs. One more step. Click on the SYNC button and wait a few moments for the file to get on your ipad. To be sure that song is there, shut down iTunes so it disconnects
the ipad properly, then look for the song in iGigbook on your ipad. If you don't see it, just repeat because you most likely missed a step somewhere or you need to refresh the song list on your ipad
which is two circled arrows icon at the top of the screen. You get a dialog box asking a strange question, well to me anyway, just click yes. It will refresh the song list. If not there, repeat the above
as you more than likely missed a step, probably SYNC.

Android Ipad (one of those cheaper ipad you get on Ebay)

No matter what I did, I could not get it to use the USB port. Ok, next best thing. I got an app called MobileSheet and another one called MobileSheet Companion- it's wifi . MobileSheet is for the ipad
and MobileSheet Companion is for your computer. Ok, fire up the MobileSheet on your ipad. There should be a computer icon at the top on the right, if you don't see it, then click on Filters on the bottom
and now you can see it. Once you have clicked on the computer icon, you are done with the ipad. Now go to your computer and fire up MobileSheet Companion. There will be a dialog box with a
connection driver. Click on it. Takes a moment to connect with your ipad. You know you are connected because you get a song list. Now, you find and drag (or copy) the song to the MobileSheet companion
and it takes a little time but it will send it to the ipad. If not, then more than likely you rushed and the transfer didn't complete. Just wait a bit longer. Once the song gets transfer it is in the cloud
so you can download it without having to copy or drag it from your computer.

I hope this is helpful to you and other frustrated folks. iGigbooks is great. MobileSheet with companion is great. Real shame to be mad at them when it's your ipad, you know ?

Tabbycat

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Re: Disappointed ★

Postby Phil Smith » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:09 pm

When you're using the file sharing section of iTunes to copy files from your computer to your device you do not have to Sync. The copy happens immediately. To see newly copied files in the My Scores view you will need to refresh that view by pressing the refresh button at the upper left of that view.
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