As of version 3.0, Power Music App and Power Music Reader include a brand new song importer which allows you to import files to create new songs.
Depending on the file format, songs are added as sheet music or chord sheet. The following formats are currently supported in both Power Music App and Power Music Reader:
|Format||File extension||Imported as|
|ZIP archive||zip||Multiple (see below)|
Copying files to Power Music
Files can be opened in Power Music App or Power Music Reader by tapping "Copy to Power Music" or "Copy to PM Reader" in a share sheet.
Once copied, Power Music will show the Import screen offering to add the file to your library.
Drag and Drop
Selecting "Import" from the main menu will show the Import screen with a blank file placeholder. You can then drag and drop files from other apps into this placeholder to import them.
You can import multiple files this way, using any combination of supported file formats with the exception of ZIP files.
If you're not sure how to use drag and drop on your iPad, then this video from CNET is very helpful:
Importing multiple songs using ZIP files
Power Music App and Power Music Reader can import multiple files packaged up into a single ZIP file. When importing a ZIP file, Power Music will show a file selection screen where you can choose which files from the ZIP file to import.
Tagging and key detection
Power Music makes some assumptions about the files that are imported so you don't have to enter any unnecessary details when adding your songs.
- PDF files are imported as sheet music with the song title set to the filename.
- Text, OnSong, and ChordPro files are imported as chord sheets. Power Music will automatically convert ChordPro format (chords in square brackets) to Power Music format (chords above lyrics). Power Music will also automatically detect the key of the chord sheet, to allow you to correctly transpose the chord sheet later, and insert page breaks if the song is too long to display on one page.
- OnSong files can contain information about authors, categories, alternative titles, and copyright, which is all extracted from the file and added to the song.
If you are using the full Power Music app then you can edit songs after import to correct any details, add additional metadata, etc.