• Music handwriting recognition
  • Designed for pen and touch
  • Realistic score playback
  • Score auto-layout
  • Beautiful, simple UI design
  • Full orchestral instrument library included
  • Print full score and individual parts
  • Sketch layer for freehand comments/markings
  • Expression layer
  • Smart articulation symbols
  • Import MIDI/MusicXML
  • Export to MIDI/MusicXML/MP3/WAV
  • Organise scores into collections
  • Sync scores with OneDrive
  • Multiple voice layers
  • In-app store for more instruments
  • Voice activated composer assistant.
  • Transposing score support
  • Partial bar selection
  • Quick start templates

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Version notes

This update provides: * Playback improvements/bug fixes * Bug fixes and enhancements

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5 stars out of 5
· 7/21/2016
Great!! Buuuuuuut......

I love this software! My only complaint is that whenever I try to share an MP3 version, the app glitches out and closes. But once that is fixed, I have no complaints. If you like writing your own music and like to write it on staff paper, this is a great resource!

1 stars out of 5
· 7/2/2016

At first I was excited about this app now not so much. It rarely recognizes accidental or notes above the staff. It has a long way to go to ever be close to sibelius . Gentlemen designers please improve this so it is worth the money we paid for it. It must be more sensitive to people with less than perfect penmanship.

4 stars out of 5
· 6/28/2016
Almost there! But not yet...

So the software is pretty good. It is capable of intermediate composing. However, if I went to write an entire composition for a band or symphony, YOU BETTER BET I USE A MIDI INPUT! The note recognition gets a bit better with more use, but far too often simple things such as accidental or rests don't get recognized making it frustrating for continuous use longer than 30 minutes. That being said, when writing lead sheets or trying to discipline oneself in the art of writing music, this software is pretty great for the job.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/22/2016
Write Anywhere, Anytime!

I've used this app for months and loved every minute of it. As a former Finale and Sibelius user, I am so happy to have found an easy and quick way to write and arrange music that doesn't involve sitting in front of a computer and being tied to a keyboard. As a child, I learned how to notate music by hand, and it has always been my preferred method, but, obviously, it's not very practical at this stage of our technological evolution. And that's exactly why I was so excited to learn about StaffPad. It combines the best of both worlds - the ease of writing by hand with the capabilities provided by technology. There was a very slight learning curve in using the stylus, simply because writing on glass has a different feel than writing on paper, but, other than that, the program is very intuitive. And if there's something I need help with, the on-board tutorials take care of that. I look forward to seeing how the developers will evolve this already excellent product!

5 stars out of 5
· 6/22/2016
Great job!

The Windows 10 update really is phenomenal. Only thing I'd complain about is lyrics-- they're quite messy. It tries to capitalize almost every word, and it doesn't scroll when you type right off the edge of the screen.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/17/2016

I use this app almost daily. I've had it for months now and it is truly liberating. I've used other composition software since the 90s and nothing can compare. It is very nice to be able to actually write, draw expressions, listen to the results and make changes as necessary. I generally write while on the train morning and night during my commute, but I can write and listen to my compositions anywhere. It doesn't have all of the features of Finale or Sibelius, but I don't think that was the goal. The goal is to be able to write and compose from anywhere. No keyboard required, no dragging notes or click\type entry, just write. I really love this app and show it to everyone who is interested in what I'm doing. It encourages me to continue writing rather than being a barricade to creativity. Thank you, this is truly liberating.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/13/2016

I am fairly new to sheet music as I play and learn mostly by ear, but that's why I love this app! I don't have to be a music theory wiz to be able to put what I hear in my head down (although knowing the notes and rests would make it more smooth, but I'm getting there.). With any new app, yes it has it's bugs and things that could be added, but I'm sure that will come with time. Even if they don't add anything else to it as of right now and just fix the bugs I would have no complaints.

5 stars out of 5
· 6/13/2016
So great

I really like the input method. It's easy and natural to use. I miss some formatting function but that could be made in another program when needed.

5 stars out of 5
· 5/28/2016
Excellent app!

It's still evolving, but I am enjoying Staff Pad very much. I still need Finale for formatting and printing, but the notation entry with Staff Pad is easy and fun!

4 stars out of 5
· 5/26/2016
Liking it so far

This is a great start to what I hope will become even better. Having used for a few weeks, I'm starting to get a feel for it. There are a few features I wish it had, but I'm sure there is more coming.

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