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StaffPad Reader is a groundbreaking app for synchronising and viewing StaffPad scores across multiple devices via Wi-Fi.

StaffPad is for writing and composing music. StaffPad Reader is for performing it.

Devices running StaffPad and StaffPad Reader on the same WiFi network can share the same score effortlessly between them, using StaffPad's ScoreSync feature. No difficult file management, no web links, passwords or accounts. Just open the Reader... and that's it! Press ScoreSync in StaffPad, and the score magically appears on all the connected Readers. Once you're done, deactivate ScoreSync in StaffPad, and the piece just disappears... no more file clutter!

This removes the expensive, time consuming hassle of formatting, printing and distributing paper scores. For musicians, it simplifies the process of getting the music in the first place down to one step: opening the app.

Need to make a change, fix a few notes or try out some new ideas? No worries - the Reader stays in total sync with StaffPad. Make changes on the fly, and the score instantly updates on all the connected Readers.

Not only does the Reader synchronise the score content amongst devices, it also synchronises everyone in time as well. Press play in StaffPad, and all the Readers will play at exactly the same time. Connect headphones, turn on the click, and you've got an entire orchestra playing exactly where they need to be.

During playback, the Reader can smartly turn the pages for you. As you approach the bottom line of the first screen of music, it'll neatly "peek" the upcoming measures over the top. This gives you a seamless, effortless reading experience without awkward scrolling, swiping or foot stomping. However, if you want to swipe, scroll or stomp ... you can do that too, with built in support for bluetooth page turns, and intuitive manual page turn controls.

If you have an Apple Pencil, just start drawing on the score to annotate, like you would with paper. If you don't, just enable the markup layer first and then use your finger to annotate. The red pen and yellow highlighter are private annotations just for you. The grey pen will send those markings across all the Readers, and back to StaffPad - perfect for section leaders to mark up the score for everyone in one go. Your annotations are saved securely, and retrieved next time you see that same score.

The Reader is designed to live sync scores from StaffPad itself. But, it can still open StaffPad format (.stf) scores that have been sent to you. Simply use the import feature found on the main screen.

All the above functionality is free. But, you can unlock even more features and functionality with the Reader Pro upgrade in-app purchase.

This enables:
- Dark Mode for easy reading of scores in low-light environments
- Score playback via the StaffPad Core Library. This gives you 60 instruments and the ability to play back scores that have been opened from StaffPad. Rehearse with the virtual orchestra by muting your part. Check your part through by solo'ing it, or listen to everything altogether.
- Reader ScoreSync . This lets you control other Readers on the Wi-Fi network, without requiring StaffPad. Synchronise playback and annotations - perfect for quartets, choirs, small bands or any group that wants to stay in sync, but doesn't need to edit the music.

What’s New

Version 1.4.6

-- This is a hot fix release to address some audio distortion issues that could occur in the previous release. For convenience, the previous release notes are also copied below!

We're constantly working to make StaffPad Reader better.

This version brings StaffPad Reader compatibility with the latest StaffPad update.

Under the hood we've changed the way ScoreSync works slightly for performance gains and fixed a few bugs with audio initialisation. It's recommended that all users update to this version.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Music.com 2020 ,

Excelente App

Apple debe calificar esta app como #1 en música. Es excelente para grupos musicales. No tengo palabras para decir lo increíble que esta la app. No hay mejor app que esta en combinación con Staffpad. 5 estrellas para sus creadores.

Macy ._. ,

you won't respond!

i'm a teenager and never one to write bad reviews, but customer service won't respond to my emails and the actual staffpad app won't let me review it (it says that i can't review something i don't own, but the whole issue is that i do own it.)

staffpad won't work for me. i've done the interactive tutorial, deleted things, pressed every button in the app, but it won't let me write on the actual staff. the tracker on my apple pen won't even show up. i don't understand why, and i tried writing to you but i've gotten no answer.

please, please respond and help me with this. i honestly believe it's a good app, i just want it to work for me. i was really looking forward to it.

thank you :)

App Privacy

The developer, StaffPad Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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