UKE's output is ASCII while UKEPIX generates a PostScript file that can be printed on non-PostScript by the freeware program Ghostscript. That is, UKE turns
Makin' Whoopee! 1928 - Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson G D7 Another bride another June G G7 C C#dim another sunny honeymoon
Makin' Whoopee! 1928 - Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson G D7 0232 2223 Another bride another June G G7 C C#dim 0232 0212 0003 0101 another sunny honeymoon
while UKE converts it into
Both programs let the user specify the way the ukulele is tuned (the default is 'C'!) and can transpose keys.
The fingering diagrams produced by the new UKEPIX are especially convenient for beginners and those who prepare lead sheets for instruction. Others will prefer the original UKE because its output is more compact. Both programs use ASCII (text) files as input. UKE produces a text file with the music transposed and numerical chord fingering patterns added. UKEPIX generates a PostScript file that can be printed on PostScript printers or non-PS printers by using the freeware program GhostScript. Don't be discouraged if you've had experience with earlier versions of GhostScript. The latest Windows implemetations are as easy to use as anyother Windows program. Details and download instructions are provided on the UKEPIX page.