james david low

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Zest


Mac / Windows / Other

Zest is a program that helps automate plain text song chord layouts when you want to put them in columns, transpose, or change the font without changing the position of the chords above the music. Its still very much initial work, but like Limelight it will develop rapidly!

It uses an opensource library called pulp for music theory and reading chord files. Thanks Anna for the icon!

1.0.0 – Oct 31 / 14
New version hosted on GitHub
0.54 – Sep 6 / 12
Double clicking to preview now accounts for key
0.53 – Oct 27 / 11
1) Always add to end of song list
2) Double click on the right to preview song
3) Delete songs from songlist using the delete key
0.52 – Dec 9 / 10
Searches file name correctly
0.51 – Oct 9 / 10
Bug fix from previous version on mac
0.50 – Oct 7 / 10
Expands table height if supported. Otherwise you still have to double click to add.
0.49 – Oct 7 / 10
Can now copy to clipboard
Fix so that upload window can be cancelled
0.48 – Oct 3 / 10
Left hand table sorts
Searches all lines in song
Reminder to upload songs on export
0.47 – Oct 2 / 10
Fix for open/save dialog
0.46 – Oct 1 / 10
Doing a clean build that should fix problems on Leopard
0.45 – Aug 15 / 10
Minor fix to autoupdate
Shows correct version in application
0.44 – Aug 14 / 10
Fix errors when getting song history data on startup
0.43 – Aug 10 / 10
Can upload to a google spread sheet
MAGIC :-)
0.42 – Jul 31 / 10
Fix bug where exporting only exported odd rows
0.41 – Jul 29 / 10
New UI changes
0.40 – Jul 28 / 10
Now shows firstline of song
Has an option not to use my key data
0.39 – Jul 27 / 10
Many updates
0.38 – May 4 / 10
Preview song through right click
Show high note in folder list
Preview song properties by mouse over
Supports description property in files
Bug fix when changing key of multiple files
0.37 – Apr 23 / 10
Option to use alternate key by default
0.36 – Apr 23 / 10
No longer shows a double line space at the end of songs.
0.35 – Apr 22 / 10
More graceful failing if initial folder doesn’t exist
0.34 – Apr 22 / 10
Can now download files from a remote SVN source
0.33 – Apr 17 / 10
Fix crash for certain file formats
0.32 – Apr 15 / 10
Fix for reading chords correctly
Wesley was here :-)
0.31 – Apr 14 / 10
New Icon, thanks Anna!
0.30 – Apr 14 / 10
Fix to show correct #/b when transposing
0.29 – Apr 14 / 10
Improvements to chord line detection
Bug fix for transposing
Bug fix for double right click
0.28 – Apr 13 / 10
Fix transposing of high note for My Key
0.27 – Apr 13 / 10
Increased size of initial window
0.26 – Apr 13 / 10
Better column sizes
0.25 – Apr 13 / 10
Includes a proper example file
Better handling of incorrectly formatted files
0.24 – Apr 13 / 10
Fixed indenting chorus
0.23 – Apr 13 / 10
Allows you to change the key before export
Shows the highest note if specified in file
0.22 – Apr 12 / 10
No longer prints youtube link in RTF
Option to reset style to default
Option to refresh folder
0.21 – Apr 12 / 10
Added open youtube link
0.2 – Apr 12 / 10
Testing auto update
0.1 – Apr 12 / 10
Initial Version


If you found any of the software useful, please consider supporting its further developement by donating.

One Comment

    This is my first attempt at using this program.

    10:24pm / Aug 11th / 10 paul