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Set List Maker => Announcements => Topic started by: arlo on June 03, 2019, 04:12:27 PM

Title: Buttons in the Songs list
Post by: arlo on June 03, 2019, 04:12:27 PM
The change in Set List Maker 6.0 for iOS and 3.0 for Android that has gotten the most feedback is the relocation of the song buttons (documents, recordings, tempo and pitch) from the Songs list to the song edit pages. This part of the app is meant for adding and editing songs, and this change should make the editing and previewing workflow more natural, because you don't have to return to the list to preview a change you made.

Virtually all the feedback has come from people who are using the Songs list in a rehearsal or performance situation. The comments go something like this: "I want to be able to choose songs as I go, so I need access to the complete song list to quickly pick any song." Anyone using the app in this way should know about smart lists, which are a much better option for choosing songs on the fly during a rehearsal or performance.

In short, a smart list is like a show, but instead of manually selecting and sequencing the songs, you set up filters and sorting that determine the songs that are included. The simplest smart list has no filters and is sorted by title, so it will show the same songs as the Songs list. But performing from a smart list has these advantages over performing from the Songs list:

If you're feeling that the app is less useful with the new layout of the Songs list, I hope this convinces you to try smart lists and see how much greater usefulness was there all along!

Here's more info on smart lists:

And on the performance functions available when viewing a set list or smart list:

See also "How can I add or rearrange my songs while performing a set list" in the FAQ: