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iTab is the quickest way to find guitar tabs for the songs you love.

MacAppStoreBadgeMany guitarists practise using tabs from their computer. iTab lets you search for tabs directly from your Mac. Instantly search for any song you desire without opening up your web browser. Better yet, using the Follow iTunes/Spotify feature, sit back and have the tabs delivered to you!

Download: Version 2.1.1 – 6.7MB

 

Current version 1.0, Mac OS X 10.10+ (Yosemite).

 

 

 

 

Fast…

iTab is the fastest and cleanest way to get guitar tabs. After either clicking Follow iTunes or manually using the search, iTab can retrieve the search results or go straight to the first tab, which means there is no delay between opening iTab and starting playing along.

Follow iTunes/Spotify

Using the Follow iTunes/Spotify mode, every time a new song plays in iTunes or Spotify the tab will instantly appear in iTab. So you can sit back, hands-free, and concentrate on your playing, without first searching to find the music.

Instruments

iTab is not just for guitarists. Using the instrument pop down at the top, you can select which type of tabs you want to retrieve. You can choose from: guitar, bass, drums or chords.

Tab Source

Choose where your tabs come from: Ultimate-Guitar, 911Tabs or Google. When using 911Tabs or Google, iTab will get the search results for you. When using Ultimate-Guitar, iTab will get the top result from your search and will display it straight away, for even less clicking!

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FAQs

If there is another site you would like to use within iTab, please comment on this page or contact me.

For the Follow iTunes mode to work well, your iTunes library should be well formatted. The songs should have the correct song name and artist name.

There are a couple tools available to help with this if you don’t want to do it manually, like MusicBrainz (free) or TuneUp.

Some features on various tab websites use Adobe Flash. At present iTab doesn’t have the flash plugin enabled. I have tested with and without flash, and there are currently stability issues with flash crashing, so I have not included it so far. I will be enabling it for future releases when I have fixed it.

iTab doesn’t currently allow printing. To print tabs, right-click on the toolbar and select “Customise toolbar”. From there add “Open in browser”. Clicking on the new button will make the tab appear in your browser where you should be able to print.

Please ensure you have updated to the latest version from the Mac App Store.
If you are up to date, try removing the preferences file which is located at:

~/Library/Preferences/com.richard-stanton.iTab.plist

Where ~ is your user home folder. Then restart iTab.

If the problems persist please contact me!

iTab doesn’t host any tabs, it is a search engine. If there are any issues with licensing please get in contact with the tab provider.

I’m sorry that iTab hasn’t worked in your situation. To get a refund this page from Apple has instructions:

What is the Mac App Store refund policy?

If you experience a technical issue with an app, first contact the developer of the app for assistance. Their support contact information can be found on the app’s page in the Mac App Store. If that does not resolve the issue, contact Mac App Store Customer Support.

Refunds are available up to 90 days after purchase.

Apple’s process isn’t entirely clear, but there is a better guide available on the process here.

Eeek… Ensure you have the latest version installed from the Mac App Store. If it still exists, please do let me know with as much detail as possible and I’ll get on to fixing it as soon as I can!

If your question isn’t answered by any of the above, please use the comments below or please contact me.

 

 

Updates

To view blog posts relating to iTab, such as updates, bugs, new future features go here:

http://www.richard-stanton.com/category/itab/

iTunes Guitar Tab Apple Script

If you don’t run Mac OS X 10.9+ (Mavericks), you can get the tab for the current iTunes song with the script below. Simply download the script, unzip it, and place it into the following path (where “~” is your username):

Users/~/Library/iTunes/Scripts

If the scripts folder doesn’t exist, you can create it yourself.
Then from iTunes click on the script icon, and then “Guitar Tab Search”. Then a new web page will appear with a search from 911Tabs.

Guitar Tab Seach

Following YouTube?

Check out Guitar Tabs for YouTube™, a Chrome extension which finds the current tab for the currently playing YouTube video and displays it right there in the video!

Alternatively, in your web browser, install the bookmarklet below, by dragging the button into your favourites menu.

YouTube Tab Search

Then change the address of the bookmark to the following:

javascript:(function()%7Bvar%20span%20%3D%20document.getElementById('eow-title').innerText.trim()%3Bwindow.open('http%3A%2F%2Fwww.911tabs.com%2Fsearch.php%3Fsearch%3D'%2BencodeURIComponent(span))%7D)()

Now every time you want to get the tab for the current YouTube Video, simply click the new bookmark! A new web tab will appear with the search results for that video from 911Tabs.