Stay away from GuitarTapp Pro

GuitarTapp PROGuitarTapp Pro nuked me.

It’s not often I write inflammatory posts, but this one deserves it. I’ve even reached out to 8:45 Tools, the creator of GuitarTapp Pro, for help.


Some background… for quite a while I was in possession of a very nice iPad. It belonged to a company I no longer work with, so I lost it when that employment ended. One of my most used apps on the iPad was OnSong (on which I’ve done a previous review that you can see here). OnSong is a great song chart viewer for live situations… sort of like a teleprompter with all the bells and whistles.

When I moved over to the android platform, OnSong was not available. Shame. Anyway, I had to find an alternative. I thought I had found it in GuitarTapp Pro.

For the past year or more, I have used that app heavily… at least once a week, if not more often. I have over 150 songs programmed into it, all of them tweaked to the way I like and prefer. I even have some alternate arrangements to songs that I liked to use.

It was going swimmingly until a couple of weeks ago. Either android did an update or GuitarTapp Pro updated. Either way, my entire song catalog is now gone. Over a year’s worth of work, disappeared. Talk about frustrating…

Consequently, I would encourage you not to use GuitarTapp Pro. It is most definitely NOT a safe platform. I am even considering getting back into an iPad because of this failure.


  1. I just lost all my music on guitar tapp pro. Over 1 year of music. I am sick

  2. Joe N Tucker says:

    Good news man… It is not gone at all. All of your song should be in a folder like the one below… the only difference is you have to use the name your of your folder where mine is “Joe”. Just copy and paste this syntax into your File Explorer, change the user name and there you go. Microsoft does not want you to know this apparently,


    Maybe you can help me… I cannot make my dropbox work in GuitarTapp Pro. I click it in the program… it take me to dropbox internet page… it ask for permission to connect to GuitarTapp Pro… then it tells me it has successfully connected… but when I go back into GuitarTapp Pro none of my files have been transferred. ????

  3. Ive lost my music using guitar tapp pro at least 4 different times. But I use the synchronization and use my email address and they gave me a password. Now if I lose it I go to favorites and shutdown sync then tap on it to open sync again and a box comes up which I put my email and password and it re downloads every song that I had saved. With the sync on every so often when you tap on favorite it will say its been so many days since you sync and asks if you want to do so. Say yes and the last bunch of song are saved
    All your songs are saved. If you get another device such as a tablet and also put guitar tapbpro on it. Then you tap on favorites and then tap on sync and put your email with same password and all your songs will download to the tablet.

  4. Ryan Martin says:

    Happens to me too. Incredibly frustrating.

Post Your Thoughts... Tell Me If I'm Out in Left Field.