We know how hard it can be to find high-quality scores online that don’t force you into using proprietary systems or obscure formats, which is why forScore includes an in-app purchase storefront. It’s the best place to discover, preview, and download free and paid PDF scores that are perfectly optimized for the iPad. Note that the in-app storefront is not available in forScore mini.
The storefront can be accessed by selecting the “Store” entry in the tools menu, and lets you browse by artist, genre, instrument, and publisher. Tap on a score to see details about the piece, including a preview of the first page, a description of what it contains, and more. You can also switch between “browse” and “purchases” at the bottom of the screen to monitor your downloads or to access and re-download any previously purchased scores.
Purchasing and Downloading
Your Apple ID is your gateway to purchasing digital content, so you don’t need to worry about entering your credit card information into the app. The download button next to each score tells you the item’s price—tap the button to purchase the score, then once more to confirm. The app will prompt you for your Apple ID authorization, then begin downloading your file. When the download is complete, the button will change to a blue Purchased button, and the score will be immediately available in your forScore library. You can check the status of downloads and review your purchase history in the Purchased section of the Store.
If you accidentally delete a purchased score from your library, don’t worry! You can re-download the original content at any time at no additional charge. Just return to the Purchased section of the Store and tap on the “Purchased” button to download it to your library again. You can also use the Restore function to unlock any previous purchases that you may have made from another iPad or with a different Apple ID, then re-download them as needed.
Publishers may elect to use copy protection with some or all of their scores, changing how you can work with these files in several important ways. These files can be backed up to a computer for safe keeping, but they can only be viewed on the iPad that was originally used to download them. They cannot be shared, printed, or rearranged.
To view protected files on another iPad authorized with your Apple ID, you must re-download those files through the storefront. As long as you use the same Apple ID each time, you won’t be charged more than once.
Note: Protected files are listed with the letters “DRM” below the title in the storefront’s detail view. You’ll also see an additional notice below the copyright on the lower left-hand side of the screen.