Getting started

Start using the app by creating a database and entering your own songs; then create a show and add your songs to it. You can watch a tutorial video, or read on for more details:

  • When you launch Set List Maker for the first time, all you'll see is a sample database. You can explore this to see how the app data is organized. Remember that the upper-left corner always contains a button that takes you back to the previous menu.
    back button
  • If you go all the way back to the Databases list, you can tap the + button in the upper-right corner to add your own database.
    add database
  • Tap your new database, then tap Settings, then Tags. Then tap the + button in the upper-right corner to add a new tag of your own. You can come back and edit this list at any time. For now, go back to your database menu; your tag will be automatically saved when you leave this page.
    add tag
  • In your database menu, tap Songs. Then tap the + button in the upper-right corner to add your own songs. You only need to enter a title; all the other fields are optional. When you're done entering your song data, you can tap + to add another song, or go back to your database menu; in either case, your song data will be automatically saved.
    add song
  • After you've added a few songs, go back to your database menu and tap Shows. Then tap the + button in the upper-right corner to add your first show. Tap Edit Details and you'll see some details about the show. You only need to enter a name; all the other fields are optional.
    add show
  • Look at the left column on a tablet, or tap the back button on a phone, then tap Edit Songs. You'll see a list of songs currently added to this show, which will be empty the first time you view it.
    edit songs
  • To add songs, tap the Add Songs button. Now you'll see a list of all the songs in your database. You can tap the buttons at the top of the window to sort them in different ways. Then tap the songs you want to add to your show; a checkbox will appear next to each song you've selected. When you're done selecting songs, tap Save.
    choose songs
  • Your selected songs will appear in the Edit Songs list. Now that you've added songs to your show, you can set their sequence by dragging the "grip" area to the right of each song. When you're done sequencing your songs, tap the back button at the top right corner of the screen.
    sequence songs
  • You can tap the Edit Details or Edit Songs buttons for the show any time in the future to update your show details or adjust the songs in your show.
  • To view your show, look at the left column on a tablet or tap the back button on a phone, then select a layout from the list. Each layout offers a different way to view your set list and/or song details, for different performance or rehearsal situations. You can also create your own layout to display the information that's most important to you:
    show menu
  • If you want to share your set list with someone who doesn't have Set List Maker, or just print a hard copy to use on stage, look in the left column on a tablet or tap the back button on a phone, and tap the Share button. This shows a list of display options for your set list, and buttons for several output options:
    show share buttons