New from Softpress!

Fretspace is a chord and scale editor for guitars and other fretted instruments…
In any tuning.

Screenshot of loupe in Chroma

Create chord, scale, and arpeggio shapes by clicking to add and remove notes

Modify shapes by moving them around the fretboard or by inverting them

Chord and scale pickers allow you to choose almost any possible chord, scale, or arpeggio shape


Automatically identifies and labels shapes (you can also add your own labels)

Automatically calculates fingerings (which you can change)

Display note and degree labels


Display root notes in a different color

Create custom tunings (in addition to those that are already provided)

Print charts of shapes

Buy Fretspace now for just $29.

Requires macOS 10.13 or greater.


Fretspace is a program for serious guitarists (and other fretted-instrument players) at any level of ability: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Making music with a guitar or similar instrument is one of the most fun things that you can do, and gets more fun as you get better. Fretspace helps you to unlock the fretboard and find new ways to play chords and scales and see how they are related to each other.


Fretspace comes with a step-by-step tutorial and detailed reference manual. These are available from the Help menu, and are in PDF format that can be printed or viewed on screen.


Support is available via a discussion list where users can share ideas and ask for advice from other users or from the developer.