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Shelve those 3-ring binders. Get organized. Download and play something new in seconds. With forScore, your sheet music has never been better—it’s everything you can do with paper and so much more. As seen in Apple retail stores worldwide!

From the moment you launch the app, you’ll see how forScore puts your music front and center. Don’t let the interface’s simplicity fool you, though—forScore has an arsenal of tools ready to help you turn practice into performance. Create links to handle repeats with a single tap, play along to an audio track, and use half-page turns to see the bottom half of the current page and the top half of the next one at the same time, removing jarring transitions once and for all.

Thanks to forScore’s ability to import virtually any PDF file from the web and connect directly to services like Dropbox, it’s not only the best music reader around, it’s also the world’s library of sheet music—just millimeters thick. Keep those scores organized by tagging your files and let forScore do the rest with its dynamic menus that are always up to date. You can also create, share, and play through setlists for a fully manual approach to grouping and arranging your files.

And when it comes to annotation, forScore's flexibility is unparalleled. Create and edit an unlimited number of drawing presets, add text to your page with adjustable formatting, and add common musical notation symbols with our unique stamps feature (you can even draw or import your own designs). When you're done, share your files and annotations with friends via email, Bluetooth, AirDrop, or print them out with AirPrint!

Under the hood, you'll notice forScore's finely-tuned algorithms that use every millisecond of downtime without ever getting in your way. They keep your library organized, make page turns virtually instantaneous, and even learn from you to give you the best possible experience.

That's just the beginning—be sure to visit forscore.co to learn all about forScore's incredible features and find out why so many musicians agree that forScore is simply the best.

"The iPad, with an app like ForScore, is kind of the ultimate sheet music machine, no?" -Gizmodo

What's New

Version 10.3.9

This update includes minor bug fixes and improvements.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

448 Ratings

448 Ratings

Lives up to its promise


I bought my iPad specifically to run forScore, and after using it for just a few weeks I am delighted. So many well-planned and useful functions, I can see it becoming practically indispensable and I’ll soon be able to put my bulky piano albums aside. A real bonus is the way that a piece of scanned-in sheet music can be linked to a proper recording; when away from the piano I can follow the written music while listening to the way it should be played.

Five stars too for the customer service I received when I had a problem accessing my own recorded efforts. It was my fault (I wasn’t familiar with the iPad’s Control Centre panel and had confused it with the app's media controller), but forScore’s patient and helpful advisor soon had everything sorted.

iPads were made for this app!

A first-rate app


I've been using forScore for about six months, having graduated from paper versions of my music. (I play both bass and acoustic electric guitar.) I have my iPad/forScore paired with an Airturn device for page turning, and the combination works reliably and well. ForScore has more options inbuilt than I could ever possibly need, and I've found the defaults, in general, give me the operation I want. Kudos to the developers for their recent changes to the annotation mechanism (which I use extensively) - it was previously a little clunky and not terribly intuitive, but the version 8 update showed they've been doing some thinking (and listening), and the result is much more usable. What I need when performing with a band is confidence in the technology, and the Forscore/Airturn combo has not stuffed up once.

Getting better with each update.

Scott Merewether Rankin

I used this to carry all my music on a choir tour of China and for the World Choir Games in Shaoxing. I'm now using it for onstage reference in my band.

The updates have added features such as text annotation which has been great. I have written to the developer about some needed features. They always write back promptly and the features have been improved with each release. Well done.

Further update: the developer explained to me that there were no plans to provide a "deskew" feature for straightening crooked pages in scanned PDFs.

As of 23 November 2015… "The biggest reason for this has to do with forScore’s annotations. Annotation images are separate files that are layered over a PDF page, and in the case of text fields, include data about where (x,y coordinates) on the page to place them. If we allow users to deskew a PDF, this would have significant ramifications for any annotations and make alignment of that kind of data extremely difficult to get right."

My suggestion is that deskew could be available, but "locked out" once a page is annotated, allowing the user to deskew a page before making annotations. So, still only four out of five stars because it lacks this feature.


forScore, LLC
36 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010-2018 forScore, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Beethoven: The Mutopia Collection $1.49
  2. Bach: The Mutopia Collection $1.49
  3. Tchaikovsky: The Mutopia Collection Free


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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