peter RE Text editor.
Peter i have no problem actually typing or editing in the editor.
There a two simple things i have a problem with that i feel waste a lot of time and create confusion
Timecode upsets the edit view where chords above lyrics go out of sync yet they are correct when replayed, this should not happen.
I should be able to get a true visual of what i am entering or editing.
I cant tell you how to simply fix it as i dont know how to program things but i can tell you what i know does not work efficiently , using a seperate keyboard is not a fix, i am very happy with the software keyboard, the problem is the timecode on the screen shifts everything out of sync, now i would be happy if you can just hide the time code so i can enter the chords above the lyrics in sync, this at least lets me finish entering chords with ease then i can display the timecodes and continue entering them.
Another way could be if timecode is entered anywhere all the text area shifts to the right by the size of timecode space, alowing us to work in sync from there on.
When entering time code and using chords above, i should not have to manually skip a line to enter my next timecode, this is very time consuming it really upsets the work flow.
The software knows what is a chord line and what is a text line, why cant it recognise the fact you have already placed a timecode for a particular text/chord line and skip to the next line automatically.
Logic should be,
Chord lines have priority and will allow a timecode be placed in to the line if next line is text then it ignores it and it jumps to the next line, if the next line is text line it just uses that line and jumps to next line if the line after that is a chords line then it jumps to that line but it ignores the next line if it is text, but if its another chords line then it jumps to that line.
This logic then makes it easy to enter timecode all the way through a whole song without stopping if it contains chords or not.
Your suggestion of a double tap as a work around.
That might work but could also be a disaster work around, reason, a lot of the times when entering very accurate timecode in a fast moving song or a song that lyrics are really hard to sync, as you make mistakes and want to redo the step you have to clumsily delete the bad timecode, this is a real pain not to mention if you had to remove two timecodes in two separate lines, you have just created more unnecessary work for yourself .
The timecode entering is frustrating enough even if everything was setup to work smoothly we dont need a more time consuming work around we need a fix so things just flow naturally and if there is a mistake to be easily fixable.
So not only do i feel the auto skipping of lines should be implemented to streamline boring timecode entry, i feel that a method or removing quickly of individual badly entered timecode is needed to speed up the process.
Suggestion a long press on timecode area gives you a delete option.
Or perhaps an undo/redo function that allows you to step through to a spot where you can quickly do a retake this is a very standard feature in most top software .
Synced Lyrics/Chords in ST3 is one of the main features that make this software uneak, entering this data simply and efficiently is very important otherwise people wont use it,
It then just makes this software another music player.
So what i am saying more effort needs to be put in to these uneak features to make them shine.
APPLE MUSIC is a perfect example of useless not well thought of software it has lyrics that really feel like a last minute tack on, no real purpose, designed for i dont know who.
Yes i do know, people with no idea.