forScore 8.1

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Today we’re happy to announce the immediate availability of forScore 8.1, an incredible update that includes a number of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

To start, we’ve added support for iCloud Drive to the Services panel. Due to the way Apple has designed these functions, interactions work differently than they do with other cloud services. Instead of browsing a list of files and uploading or downloading as needed, iCloud Drive interactions are driven by purpose: you begin by choosing to upload or download a file (multiple file operations are not supported by Apple at this time). If you have any apps installed that include a storage provider extension, you can select it within the iCloud Drive interface in the top left-hand corner (called “locations”).

We’ve also made a number of improvements to forScore’s Devices panel, beginning with support for the Adonit Jot Touch and the Wacom Bamboo Fineline. Both of these devices feature hardware buttons, and with forScore 8.1 you can now configure them to invoke any of the common actions found in the “Page turners & shortcuts” section of the settings panel (just like you can currently with the iRig BlueBoard). Not only does it support the Jot Touch’s pair of buttons and the Fineline’s single button, but now also supports the button on the Jot Script.

It doesn’t stop there, though, because we can also detect the difference between a quick click and a longer press and hold (much like forScore’s default annotation shortcut), allowing you to set up two commands per button. That gives you instant access to your top two forScore features with the single-button models, up to four with the Jot Touch, and an incredible twelve on the iRig BlueBoard if you’ve got auxiliary pedals attached.

Finally, we’ve made improvements to drawing accuracy by adjusting our palm rejection algorithms and we’ve added an important new calibration setting to account for differences in handwriting style. Although not perfect, this new setting is the best way we’ve found to account for some severe and complex issues inherent to fine-tipped styli.

Thanks to the hard work of our beta testers and some long nights, we’ve also fixed a number of additional bugs that iOS 8 introduced. We’ve corrected an issue that prevented users from sending some files to other apps, resolved an issue with the Devices panel on the iPad 2, and we’ve greatly improved MIDI connectivity and stability.

Not only that, but forScore 8.1 also happens to be the 100th version of forScore! When we say “free updates for life,” we mean it, so be sure to head over to the App Store today and take advantage of these great new features and important bug fixes (and if you’re on an iPad, be sure to check out our brand new app preview while you’re there, too!)