A mediocre app with a few minor bugs 3/5
By A Clearly Anonymous User
Sometimes the metronome makes no sound and the tuner doesn't work (it just sits at A440). Usually force closing the app one or two times fixes it.
The actual tab interface is about as good as it is on Safari, and Tab Pro support is nice. Autoplaying videos is less nice.
My verdict: having a metronome and tuner in a single app makes this worth keeping, even if I do have to restart it a few times to make them work.
New update messed it up 2/5
By @m@n ^_^ -12
Ever since the new tab, whenever I play the interactive tab on the Iphone 7, it just crashes and sends me to the home screen. I've tried restarting my iphone, it wont work. Please fix it!
By Someone Anatomy
Fantastic App 5/5
This app has great tools, interactive tabs, and videos that will help players of all levels.
Best Source For Tabs 5/5
This app is so useful and it is a way better source for tabs than the internet!
Good app 4/5
Using this app I have learned to play guitar almost exclusively by myself. The only issues I have found is that it crashes relatively often and some tabs are inaccurate wether it be actual accuracy or speed
Tab content is great, upgrade offers are intrusive 3/5
By Epic Fael
I have been using this for longer than i can remember. It is an excellent resource. I use it on my phone and iPad. The obnoxious, repeated upgrade offers are a major turnoff and source of frustration. Sometimes they blitz me one after another and i can’t just close them out, i have to go through multiple pages of upwelling advertisements to get to a ukulele tab of “I Touch Myself”. Please sort your lives out and stop with the upselling.
I have to change my rating. Tabs won't come up on horizontal mode. It worked better before so called update. Please put it back like it was. I bought everything but the lesson pack and was considering buying it at $4.99. But not now. I have to agree with rocketsocks01 on his review. Otherwise excellent app! [Hey! Just noticed. It has been changed back to work in both views. Thank you! Excellent app. ]. DRC
v useful, organized, worth the $$$
Good tool 5/5
I have used UG for a long time and I love it and hate it.The main complaint I have is, I cannot use it on my IPad after I bought almost everything there is to buy on the IPhone version. I love it because, I am a workin musician and I roll up on many situations where I have no clue other than a set list what I am playing for the evening and UG is one of the tools I use to catch me up so to speak. And now UG is on my IPad after the reply I got from UG, it was a quick fix. All is right with the world again, thank you UG.
Great App 5/5
I am a novice guitarist and this has made practice more fun as I can play songs I know and love already.
Bought app and am still barraged with ads 1/5
Bought the app and am still forced to swipe through dozens of ads. Awful. A disgrace
Not the full version?!?! 1/5
As soon as I open the app, I am greeted by successive pop ups asking for me to purchase the “full version”. I’m sorry, what did I just pay 2.99 for? This will be the first app I have ever sought a refund for. I am sure it has lots of great features but 3/4 of them require a purchase! Most of this information can be looked up for free with a simple google search. Nope.
updated review 12/12/2017 after developer response. I understand that you are saying it comes with 1.5 million tabs, and a whole list of features. That’s great. What is not great, and frankly is misleading, is the fact that much of these features and content require additional purchases. On top of that, none of the additional purchases are mentioned in the app description. It simply leads one to believe that the app and its features, costs 2.99.
Still 1 star.
removed tone generator? 2/5
why did the tone generator get removed in the upgrade?
By YouTube subscribe to Moto 101
The stupid thing dose not work unless you spend like $50 on it DO NOT GET IT IT IS A PICE OF CRAP!!!!!
I paid $3 and I still have to pay $25 to use it? 1/5
It's a great PAID app, if you JUST want to look at tablature (assuming user-submitted tabs for each song are even good) but every time you open the app you will be greeted with "HEY BUY THE FULL VERSION" the "semi" full version, an ADDITIONAL $5, gives you access to basic tools I think?
But if you ever want to hear how a chord is supposed to sound, if you basically want to do ANYTHING in this app... $25.99.
I can't believe I paid $2.99 just to have the creators of the app beg me for more money. What a sham.
You have to pay money for the app at all, then once you’re in you find you can’t actually do anything unless you pay more. Complete with pop ups and ads that get in your way and stop you from using even the features you already paid for. Will be seeking a refund
I feel like I was just robbed 1/5
I was hoping to export to pdf with one of the songs, but now I have to pay 7.00 or more for that function. It’s lame. I want my money back.
Need much improvement. 3/5
Many of the tabs I have used have been fairly decent. But many of them absolutely terrible. When you use the interactive tab, most of the music that goes along with the tabs aren’t matched with the tabs themselves. So the tabs being played on the interactive fretboard, aren’t going along with the music making it very difficult to play along or learn. There’s is also the brain and chromatic tuner problem. When using the brain tuner, I need to reset the app each time because it won’t make any sound for me to hear. With the chromatic tuner, I can play an E and it’s trying to tune a G. The tuner cannot pick up the string I’m trying to tune. Which isn’t a huge deal, it is a tuner on a phone. Lastly, I spent about $15 on this app with upgrades and I have nothing. Not sure what my money went towards, but the app keeps asking me to pay to get new features that I was under the impression I already had. When purchasing, it said I had all features, so still very confused. But what I have learned from this app has been good, lots of great tabs to choose from, just wish it functioned better, and wish I got my money’s worth.
This App is the reason I have an iPhone, combined with Guitar Toolkit 5/5
It’s just so great, it’s so vast, it’s so wonderful we have these facilities, it’s just amazing. All these songs will live on in our minds as well as our phones. Once mastered, we transcend what is possible and move into the ethereal realm of imagination.... combined with chord theory, all these songs make sense
Fantastic tool for guitar, bass and ukulele 5/5
I bought the upgraded version and its been worth its weight in gold. Easy access to favorite tabs and searching for new ones.
Ads are killer 2/5
Ads are killer. I don’t want to be asked to upgrade every time I open app or tap around. I’ve paid for the upgrades I need, I don’t want the rest.
PAY TO PLAY 2/5
First the app costs $2.99 to download and then you have to pay either $25.99, $12.99 or if you're lucky get the 70% discount and still have to pay $7.99 to get the "Full Version" You should have just charged everything together instead of tricking me to pay $2.99 for an incomplete app. You don't mention THAT in your description.
Best app EVER!!! 4/5
I have been using this app for ever!!!! Has helped me get the tabs/chords to songs I've always wished I could play when I was younger and newer songs!!
Want to play guitar? 5/5
I won’t waste your time, if you want to learn and excel at guitar, bass, or ukulele download this app. Give them a small amount of your money and get to work! It’s a great resource and platform for ambitious musicians and I’ve been using this website/app it seems forever. If you love playing, learning and mastering your favorite instruments and songs use this app.
Bad used to be good 2/5
I bought full version but its making me buy it again tbis has happened 2 times
Great App! 5/5
Having been using this app for years to learn songs. It has always been a good app, and new features are just improving it!
The best out there. 5/5
By Skeet Johnson
Simply the best app to learn to. Hands down.
You have to pay more in app for all the features 1/5
All the features advertised here are not there by default. You have to pay more. It's a scam
Don’t get full app 1/5
By Zaxeez baboon
Paid for the app at 2.99, immediately get pop up for the full version at 12.99.
Works great. 5/5
If you gotta learn fast... 5/5
This is the very best accessory you can buy, period. Great value and best way to learn new songs when needing to learn many quickly. Highly recommended when learning covers as well as taking on challenging new stuff!!
NOT THE FULL VERSION 1/5
By Guy Who Reads PDFs
As soon as I downloaded it, paying $2.99, they tried to upsell to the “full version” for $12.99 more.
Already learned how to play! 5/5
I️ am a beginner to guitar, and thanks to this app, I️ have learned how to play guitar!
Awful. Scam for sure. How is it when I actually PAID for this app (which I now know is just the online free tabs transferred to an app) for a few bucks years ago they still want me to give them money now for the full version? The definition of the bait and switch. I can hardly find any proper tabs without having to upgrade to "pro". I've given you guys money and in return you've given me almost nothing. Thanks a million!
Edit to developer- you clearly didn't read anything I wrote. FAIL!
Useless and confusing scam 1/5
By Snuffy the dog
Worst app I bought in years and that includes FREE apps.
Don’t make the mistake to spend your money on a half locked app that is just a glorified web search.
They spam you with ads to buy the overpriced full version. This kind of nonsense deserves 1 star. Don’t support money grabbers.
What you get for $3 is not what you are looking for. False advertising.
-> update to developer response:
Not true - the screenshots in the App Store show mostly premium content which is only available after in app purchase of 20+ dollars. That is false advertising.
Love it! 4/5
By Yes, it's Erik.
This app rocks! Thanks for teaching me all this stuff.
Great app! 5/5
I use this app constantly and I love it!
Pushy Developers 3/5
I really like the content on this app. When it comes to finding tabs at a whim, there is no other resource that is as reliable as UG.
However, there are some thing about the app that become frustrating very quickly. Just about every time you open the app an advertisement comes up that tries to push you to buy the next version up even though I already paid for the basic version of the app. Also, sometimes the app is not too responsive to variations in cell service with messages that come up saying “could not find network” even if I have four bars of LTE coverage.
Overall I love the content, but I’m not a huge fan of the constant ads and sometimes the functionality.
A no-nonsense straight forward approach to Finally learn (and sing-along ) as you truly learn to play guitar! I spent a lot of money with many different apps, instructors and classes where I'd only end up frustrated putting the guitar away to collect dust. Finally, the BEST user friendly app. I'm actually playing!---Tk you!
Filled with features I'll never use, but theoretically like to have - tons of chords for casually strumming a song I'll forget five minutes after the campfire burns out. Perfect!
Great app! 5/5
Hands down the best tabs app in the App Store.
Worth the money 5/5
When I first saw this app I was hesitant to buying it because I wasn’t sure if it was worth the money. But it definitely was. This app has everything you would ever need. Totally thankful to have this app!♥️♥️
Once I installed it asked to purchase the full version 1/5
So I purchase it for 50 percent off... once I purchase it a new banner comes up limited time 75 percent off... like why even do that? now I have to live with the fact I paid and extra 5 bucks. In the app world thats 5 other apps. Unacceptable.
By Weather man 1
Has a lot of good tabs I use it for almost everything. Warning it is still very important to be able to read sheet music
NOT BEGINNER FRIENDLY 1/5
the app isn't beginner friendly at all you have to pay $3 already then pay almost $30 more for thing you'd want to come with it already
I enjoy this app a lot 5/5
This app has a huge selection of songs to learn. Any song you want to play you can easily look up using the search bar. There are different versions created by different users for different skill types. It's very easy to use. If you don't have a song picked out in your head you can look in the top 100 and find songs you never thought of to play. This app definitely helped me with my guitar skills and allowed me to play different genres over the years.
Be Aware This is NOT The Full Application 3/5
Immediately upon downloading I was excited to test out all the bells and whistles this $2.99 app would deliver, considering you can just go online and look at these tabs for free. The first thing I noticed about this app is that the developers have intentionally removed in-app features in order to incentivize you to spend another $8.99 to buy the FULL version with those features included. The app in its $2.99 isn't all that bad, if you're looking for tabs it'll get the job done.
Excellent app, bug-free experience. Developers integrate useful tools; thank you for the Spotify support.