Padrucci, the iPad app for downloading, browsing and printing scores from IMSLP, is now available!
The app makes it easy to browse composers and their compositions. Use it to look for new composers and new pieces. Combine it with the iPod app to hear and read scores at the same time.
View scores in landscape or portrait. Pinch to zoom in or out. Save playlists of scores. Save trees by putting your iPad on your music stand and playing directly from Padrucci! Available in English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish.
Download it from the app store. Discuss it on the forums.
An iPad app is in development for IMSLP.
The app will list all composers and their compositions. Tapping on a score name will transfer that score to the iPad, and let you scroll through the pages of that score. Once the score is transferred to your iPad, you have it forever, so you then can take it to practice rooms, the stage, wherever you need it!
It’s nearing the time to start testing and localising it for other languages. Soon we’ll need:
- testers to put it through its paces. A tester needs to be someone committed to testing the app in a variety of circumstances and sending in reports of any anomalies found.
- Musicians fluent in Japanese, Chinese, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, or any other language. There is not a lot of text to translate (perhaps one page’s worth of phrases).
People who accept the challenge will receive a free copy of the app once it’s out, and their names (and web sites, if any) in the credits to the app!
A generous portion of the proceeds of the app will go straight to the IMSLP project.
To get involved as a beta tester visit this page on the Wiki. To discuss it on the forums, go here.
Padrucci ~ the IMSLP iPad app: make music with free public domain scores without chopping down trees!