General questions

Is it possible to export fretboards as images in order to use them in documents, videos, or to print them on paper?

Yes, guitarLayers allows users printing and exporting fretboards as images, in any format, size, color with or without background, etc.

Does guitarLayers run under devices other than macOS ones?

GuitarLayers actually runs only under macOS devices but we are already working in order to release it for other operating systems and devices.

Is it possible to do backups of the entire user library?

Yes, it’s a good habit to save backup copies of the library on a regular basis in order to have the possibility to restore it if needed.

Does GuitarLayers give users the possibility to create custom tunings?

GuitarLayers internally already supports the ability to do custom tunings. We are currently evaluating and testing the possibility to “open” the tunings. It is not a very simple process because some basic algorithms and definitions on the guitar can lose meaning with some tunings (e.g. vertical Shapes of the scales). We hope to deliver these features as soon as possible.

Why the price is a little bit different from country to country?

The app costs  39,99 US dollars but, due to different taxation systems, Apple changes the price a little bit on the Store from country to country.

Is it possible to listen to the sound of the shapes?

Not by now.

What operating system version does guitarLayers runs on?

guitarLayers runs from 10.10 Yosemite to subsequent ones.

Is it possible to share guitarLayers projects among the app users?

Yes. The software allows project sharing among the users by providing import/export functions.

Does the app support left handed fretboards?

Yes, the app supports both left handed and reverse strings fretboards.

Does the app support other stringed instruments than 6 strings guitar and 4 strings bass?

guitarLayers supports the following instruments: Bass 4 strings (E A D G), Bass 5 strings (B E A D G), Bass 5 strings (E A D G C), Bass 6 strings (B E A D G C), Bass 6 strings (E A D G C F), Guitar 6 strings (E A D G B E) Standard, Guitar 6 strings (C G D A E B) (New Standard), Guitar 6 strings (C G D A E B) (All fifths), Guitar 6 strings (E A D G C F) (All fourths), Guitar 7 strings (B E A D G B E), Guitar 7 strings (A E A D G B E) (DropA), Guitar 8 strings (F A# D# G# C# F# A#  D#), Guitar 8 strings (F# B E A D G B E), Guitar 8 strings (F# B E A D G C F), Guitar 9 strings ( C# F# B E A D G B E), Guitar 10 strings (G# C# F# B E A D G B E), Guitar 10 strings (G# C# F# B E A D G B E), Guitar 10(5) strings (C G A D G) (Viola Braguesa), Guitar 10(5) strings (D A B E A) (Viola Amarantina), Guitar 10(5) strings (D G B F#A) (Viola Amarantina), Guitar 12(6) strings (D A B E A B) (Portughese Lisboa), Guitar 12(6) strings (C G AD G A) (Portughese Coimbra).
Of course, the app can support other instrument types. Ukulele and other fretted instruments will be gradually released with next updates.

Is there any trial version of guitarLayers available?

No, there is not any guitarLayers trial or demo version.

Is guitarLayer available in languages other than English?

No. Actually guitarLayers’ software and manuals are available in English.

Using guitarLayers 

Why sometimes the software automatically changes the structure root to its enharmonically equivalent?

For enharmonic reasons it is possible to select one of the following roots: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, G, D, A, E, B, F#, C#. If an operation on the structure (e.g. the Mode operator) sets a different root from the ones in the previous list, the software automatically changes the root and switches all other structure notes names to their enharmonic equivalents (e.g. D# turns into Eb).