A review of the leading iPad score reader apps — forScore, Newzik, and nkoda — to assess the current state of the category, and to help musicians decide which of the excellent options best suits their needs.
Steinberg has released Dorico 2.0 for iPad, a major update to the app that shares many features with its desktop counterpart. Many of the additions in Dorico 4 are now available on the mobile platform, as well as a bonus: freehand annotation for marking up scores in Read mode.
Escobar Digital is an aggregator for the digital sheet music subscription service nkoda, allowing scores from small publishers and self-published composers to appear in the nkoda catalog alongside larger publishers.
We take a look at UE Now, a new partnership that allows musicians to purchase high quality scores from Universal Edition, delivered instantly to the Newzik app for performance and study.
forScore has released forScore 11, the first major update to the iOS score reader since 2016. It’s largely an evolutionary update, but the improvements are thoughtful, practical, and welcome.
At the 2019 NAMM Show, the GVIDO music reader was on full display. We visit with GVIDO representatives to talk through the version 2.0 GVIDO software update and explore how GVIDO is evolving in the market.
The GVIDO music reader aims to change the way music is read by merging the old with the new. It’s a dual-display hinged device that can show two facing pages with a large display size for each screen, using e-ink technology. Our hands-on review explores whether the product is ready for the consumer market.
The sheet music reader Newzik has an ever-growing list of annotative features designed to make the app more useful in real-world use. Recently I asked Newzik’s product manager, Matan Daskal, about the opportunities, limitations, and the future of Newzik and MusicXML.
An early account of the Gvido music e-reader, as provided by Tony Rickard, music library manager of the Royal Opera House and past president of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA), from that organization’s 2017 conference.