On January 27th, 2010, Apple introduced the iPad. It revolutionized industries and confounded bloggers, and the moment we saw it we knew it was the ultimate sheet music machine. We immediately set to work crafting forScore, and a few very short months later we introduced forScore 1.0. Since then, we’ve leveraged the support and feedback of our uniquely passionate customer base to release over a hundred versions of forScore. We’ve added a tremendous number of features and we’ve worked to constantly refine the experience and enhance usability all in service of our primary goal: to make the best sheet music reader.
In 2014 our flagship app was joined by its small-screen sibling, forScore mini. It was made possible only after more than a year of hard work spent crafting Reflow, one of our most innovative features that enhances readability on small screens without relying on specially-formatted file types. Over the years, we also introduced several iPhone-sized versions of our most popular audio tools: our metronome (Beat Keeper), pitch pipe (Pitch, Please!), and tuner (TuneWave). We also expanded our remote control protocol, Cue, by creating a standalone remote app for iPhone and iPod touch.
In 2017, after two years of intermittent development as a passion project, we released our single-track MIDI recorder called Nocturne. Its desktop-class power is presented within a thoughtfully streamlined interface that provides musicians everything they need to faithfully capture multiple takes of their solo performances without burdening them with the fine-grained controls of complex studio apps. Whether musicians want to save ideas as they happen or want to get the best possible performance of a nuanced piece, Nocturne gets out of the way and lets the music flow.
forScore and its fellow apps are proudly made in Vancouver, Washington by forScore, LLC. There are no investors to please, no salespeople, and there’s no middle management. Our developer is also our designer and the person who answers your support emails is the same person you’ll meet at events in Apple retail stores. You don’t need a big team and trendy business models to make big changes in the world, you just need the vision and willpower. We envision a music reader that does everything paper can and more, and we work tirelessly to realize it. That’s who we are.