NOTE: We are no longer adding new features to Set List Maker. We recommend our newer product, BandHelper, for the latest design and functionality.

Lyrics versus documents: what's the difference?

If you want to add lyrics, chords or other info to your songs, you can either use the built-in Lyrics and Chords fields, or attach your own documents (or both). Here are some differences between the two approaches:

  Lyrics Documents
Editing Enter and edit directly in Set List Maker Edit in another application, then copy files into Set List Maker
Formatting Use basic formatting tools in the Song window Use any formatting and layout tools in your document editing application
Sizing Pinch-zoom to resize; lines wrap so you can zoom up to 8x; line wrapping can optionally be turned off Pinch-zoom to resize; lines don't wrap, so zooming beyond 2x is typically not useful
Colors Follows the color scheme of the app. iOS/macOS: follows the color scheme of your document.
Android: follows the color scheme of the app.
Annotations No annotation capabilities Draw or highlight directly onto documents
Transposing Transpose chords with up/down buttons No transposing capabilities
Exporting Lyrics and chords are copied to other devices Document links are copied but you must install documents on other devices manually
Best for… People who want to do all editing on their mobile device; who want to copy and paste lyrics from the web; or who don't want to deal with managing separate files People who prefer to edit on a computer; who already have documents set up for songs; or who need advanced formatting and layout capabilities