Today we’re very excited to announce the arrival of forScore 10 and forScore mini 3 on the App Store. These huge updates are absolutely free for all existing users, as always, and they include some incredible new features and enhancements that really take so many of forScore’s key functions to the next level. From brand new annotation tools and powerful audio track adjustments to setlist folders and the seriously upgraded Darkroom, they make everyday tasks easier, faster, and better.
Thanks to everyone who supported us and helped us get here, all the way up to version ten and beyond! We love working on forScore and appreciate the continued opportunity to bring you our latest ideas and improvements. And, of course, a very big thank you to our tremendous team of beta testers: they volunteer their time to try out our rough drafts, help us hone in on issues, and give us their feedback on all the changes we make. Thank you all.
Available now for iPad
Available now for iPhone and iPod Touch
Today we’re proud to announce the immediate availability of Beat Keeper 3.2, a free update to our standalone metronome app. This update adds plus and minus buttons for making precise BPM adjustments (which will also be coming to forScore 10 later this summer). Beat Keeper is now also a universal app, so it’ll run on your iPad as well as your iPhone and iPod Touch. It supports Slide Over and Split View too, allowing you to use it while you work with other apps.
With today’s update, all of the apps in our Music Box are now universal. That means our utilities can be nearby no matter which device you’re using, and we think it’ll be a great introduction to the forScore family for iPad users who haven’t yet taken the plunge. Get Beat Keeper 3.2 today, free for existing users and $0.99 (USD) on its own, or get the whole Music Box for $3.99 (pro-rated if you’ve bought any of its apps already).
Available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch on the App Store.
Get our four utility apps or complete your collection with this app bundle.
After many months of hard work, today we’re very excited to give you a first look at our next major update, forScore 10. In lieu of our typical series of smaller sneak peeks, we’ve put together a huge preview page that gives you a great look at much of what’s coming later this summer.
It’s hard to believe we’re here putting the final touches on the tenth major version of forScore, and we couldn’t have done it without the tremendous support of our customers. As always, thank you.
This Sunday’s print edition of the New York Times will feature an article discussing the shift from paper to digital sheet music, but a version of the article is already available online. We were interviewed for the article, and while none of our comments made it into the final piece, it’s a great look at the transition and especially the impact it can have on annotation.
Image by Michael George for The New York Times
Today we released forScore 9.4 and forScore mini 2.4, kicking off the start of what’s sure to be a busy summer for us. We’re working hard on a big new update and, with Apple presumably set to announce and start publicly testing iOS 10 next month at their annual developer’s conference, there’s a lot to get excited about.
Of course, it takes a lot of work to refine a beta version and turn it into something that’s ready for release. Often the only way to find and fix bugs and usability issues is to get it into the hands of as many people as possible. That’s why we use TestFlight—Apple’s beta testing service—to work through those problems. Beta testing is more than just getting a sneak peek at new features and updates, it requires attentive and communicative users who are passionate about helping to make forScore the best app it can be. If you’re up to the challenge, consider becoming a beta tester. Our beta testers provide invaluable feedback and their participation is sincerely appreciated.