By forScore, LLC
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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.
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 in Version 8.1
• Adds iCloud Drive support to the Services panel (iOS 8 only)
• Includes support for the Adonit Jot Touch and Wacom Bamboo Fineline in the Devices panel
• Recognizes button presses from these new devices and the Adonit Jot Script
• Enhances device support to allow long button presses to perform alternate actions
• Adds a calibration function to improve stylus drawing accuracy
• Improves palm rejection
• Displays a link to the App Store in the support panel when a newer version of forScore is available
• Shows IP address in Console in case common name doesn't work
• Fixes an issue that prevented sharing certain file types with other apps
• Improves overall MIDI reliability and fixes several issues with command interpretation
• Corrects an issue with the Devices panel not appearing properly on unsupported iPads
• Resolves an issue with some file services not loading their contents immediately after linking
• Fixes several localization issues
I've never written a review for an app before because I've never had strong enough feelings one way or the other. I couldn't let this one pass, though. I've used this app for two years and it is easily the best $10 I've ever spent. I am a middle school chorus teacher, a church choir director, and a community chorus conductor. forScore allows me to keep all of my music separated into convenient Setlists. I no longer have to carry around multiple folders and, since there's sometimes some crossover between jobs, if I find that I need music from one chorus in another one, I still have it (I don't have to go out to the car and get the other folder). During December, I sang with 9 groups with whom I don't normally sing and I was able to keep everything straight.
Making marks is really easy and you can keep originals pristine. The onboard metronome and pitch features are adequate, but convenient. When accompanying my students on piano, I don't have to worry about page turns due to the AirTurn page turner with Boss pedals.
In summary, this app is great!
Great App, Stellar Support!
I have been a regular user for a year and a half. As a piano bar performer, it is indispensable. So many useful features. I scan entire books, all of my sheet music, music purchased as download, my own lyric sheets, pdf exports from Sibelius, and import all via Dropbox. Having bookmarks in the books show up in all search results, as well as a lot of detailed metadata I have taken the time to enter makes finding songs for requests as fast as can be. Annotations and linking for multi-page tunes, cropping, and more all come in handy.
And when I had a glitch connecting to Dropbox, I accessed support through t he app and help via email was lightning fast, and spot on with solving the problem!
You can't do better than this for a music reader!
Just what I was wanting
I was introduced to this program by a viola player I met at an Easter party, I was looking for a way to get a more readable format than iBooks which I had been using for a while now. I find this app much more usable and especially appreciate the ability to write over the PDFs I download with finger and pick directions (I am a guitar player) and dynamics/phrasing suggestions. I am using this as my main music reading app, and I would also recommend using the Cue app related to this if you are hooking your iPad up to a TV with an AV connection, it lets you turn pages remotely with your iPhone from a distance, which lets you sit at a distance from your TV.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Nov 11, 2014
- Version: 8.1
- Size: 10.1 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: forScore, LLC
- © 2010-2014 forScore, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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