Ultimate Guitar Tabs Arrives On Android!

Ultimate Guitar Tabs application is now available on the Android platform to anyone with Android OS version 1.6 or higher.

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Ever been stuck trying to learn a lick in rehearsal and nowhere near a laptop to check your trusty tabs? Well fear not! Ultimate Guitar's highly successful Ultimate Guitar Tabs application is now available on the Android platform to anyone with Android OS version 1.6 or higher.

Need drum, bass, or guitar tabs and chords? You've got it; Ultimate Guitar Tabs offers you the world's largest database of tabs wherever you are and with a few easy clicks. What's more, for a limited one week period, the Ultimate Guitar Tabs application is available for a special introductory price of only $1.99 (normally priced $2.99)!

Getting its premiere on the iPhone and iPod touch in March of this year, the success of the Ultimate Guitar Tab app upon its initial release was astonishing. It became the number paid application in the Music Category of the US App store within a week of its release. Ultimate Guitar's founder Eugeny Naidenov expressed particular pride for the app upon its launch: "We are pleased to offer musicians a vehicle for accessing tabs via their mobile devices, and excited by the immediate success of Ultimate Guitar Tabs We are building a media company that includes a mobile platform to connect musicians with music and each other - anywhere, anytime."

The new version of Ultimate Guitar Tabs for Android will include the ability to sign in with your Ultimate Guitar username and synchronize tabs, saved for offline browsing in the Favorites section, between the device and your online account without losing your tabs. This feature was a previous success on the iPhone analog version of the app.

A full list of features includes:

  • Simple Search: Find Tabs quickly by entering artist name or song title.

  • Advanced Search: You can search for Tabs by specifying Tab type (guitar Tabs, chords, bass Tabs, drum Tabs), part of the song (intro, solo, chorus), difficulty level, tuning, and rating.

  • UG Authorization: Sign in with your Ultimate Guitar account, or create a new one directly from the app.

  • Favorites: Add Tabs to your Favorites to make them available for offline browsing. Synchronize Tabs between the app and your online account!

  • Chords: View chord diagrams while reading Chords, transpose chords easily.

  • Tab Pack: Collections of pre-selected Tabs that are preloaded into the application. Tab Packs are based on skills level (Easy, Medium, Advanced), music genres (Rock, Metal, Punk), and special occasions (Love songs, Xmas songs).

  • Top 100 Tabs list for each Tab type: Guitar, Bass, Chords, Drums or overall.

  • Auto-scroll feature: View Tablature in the text viewer using the handy Auto-Scroll functionality - The App will scroll Tabs for you!

  • Random Tab: Load Tab for a random song.

  • Now playing: Find Tabs for a currently playing song!

  • Portrait and Landscape modes: You can scale Tabs too!

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      PsiGuy60
      Now if only there were an app coming out for Nokia's operating systems...
      GuitarFretteret
      I bought the one for my ipod a few days before I got an android, and now it's out on the android. haha. I love the "now playing" option.
      Nelshizzle
      hflBadfrog wrote: Hmm, you have to pay for it... I'll bet it's filled with a bunch of ads that make it about as useless as the website.
      No ads, no gimmicks. This app is the real deal, and completely brings a new perspective to the traveling guitarist for the better. Thanks UG, this app is great!
      Amuro Jay
      Nutman69 wrote: its $2... this site has done heaps for us (for free), i dont think its that big of a cost.
      This.
      seemeel
      Article wrote: It became the number paid application in the Music Category of the US App store within a week of its release.
      This clears up all my confusion. Thanks UG!
      Emerman
      NOOOOO!!!! Finally this comes out and it's not avaiable on my htc Dream cause its not compatible with 1.5! This sucks please make this compatible!
      Kelicon
      Emerman wrote: NOOOOO!!!! Finally this comes out and it's not avaiable on my htc Dream cause its not compatible with 1.5! This sucks please make this compatible!
      Root + ROM it. It's a Dream which is THE Android to customize. Check out XDA-developers
      Slay 'Em
      It should be illegal to charge money for stuff I can go on here and get for free anyway right from my Droid.
      gingerpaul
      Bought it myself yesterday. This is worth getting just for the autoscroll, let alone supporting the site which provides most of the tabs I play along to. Long live UG!
      pwrmax
      To anyone who says it's expensive ... a smartphone cost 3 digits ... this is only 2 bucks and I'm quite happy with the convenience.
      Daviec
      People bitching about cost: don't want to buy it, don't But your seriously deluded if you think running a website that supports over a million users is free. You think this app just materialised all by itself? No, someone had to sit down and write. They aren't doing it for free, those people need to eat same as you.
      theogonia777
      Daviec wrote: People bitching about cost: don't want to buy it, don't But your seriously deluded if you think running a website that supports over a million users is free. You think this app just materialised all by itself? No, someone had to sit down and write. They aren't doing it for free, those people need to eat same as you.
      +1 virgin for you, my friend
      bboylalu
      I bought it yesterday and I must say it's pretty nice. First I thought twice before buying it, but on a second thought I figured: "Dude, I've been using ultimate-guitar.com almost daily for about 4-5 years. They definitely deserve at least 2$!". And I was right ).
      bboylalu
      UndyingCarcass wrote: when will this be available, iv searched on my phone for it and cannot find it at all!!!!
      Just download Market Enabler (free in the Android Market) and load the T-Mobile (US) settings, then you will see all paid and copyrighted apps.
      fcukyoufirefly
      I'd buy an Android just so I can get the app xD Sounds sweet, don't know why people are complaining about the price?? I'd feel bad if it was free! WE owe UG, not the other way round, imo.
      Amuro Jay
      I just bought me an android phone. Like literally. A few hours ago I made the jump from iPhone to Evo. Gonna get the app again.
      shashwat22
      cant u guys make like a windows app for this?? i srsly need one!! for freeeee!!
      NighthawkDragon
      So what are the people going to do that don't have the updated android because the android dumbasses completely forgot my phone is of existence... this sucks
      AttitudeXX
      Don't have a camera phone, but do have a tablet with Android. How do I download this if I can't follow the QR link??!?!?!?! I want this app!!!!!
      racman92
      Saw this and downloaded it right away the app is awesome, really smooth and fast operation!
      billruption26
      Should've been a free app. Looks like I will be staying with the 2-3 apps I already have with these features that I downloaded for free.
      Jmoarguitar
      I really think their should be a news section to the article, I check UG every day mon-fri, so having it would be very useful, and make it worth the money