MusicReader Changelog

New in version 4.94

February 14th, 2014
  • MusicReader now support 4-pedal AirTurn products.
  • You can use these pedals to turn pages, navigate through playlist and start/stop music. (Windows / Mac / iPad-iOS6+)
  • In the settings we have added a "Increase Font Size" options for users that require larger text to be able to read it. (Windows / Mac only)
  • Many small improvements suggested by users.

New in version 3.21 (January 29th, 2010)

  • MusicConvert:
  • Importation of unencrypted FH files (Format of Freehand MusicPad Pro®)
  • PDF Import improved; PDFs import with a higher image quality, especially scanned PDFs.
  • MusicReader:
  • Zoom factors added to MusicReader and zoom now remains when turning pages
  • Problems in half page view solved, now also large print music will work correctly.
  • Half page mode – annotation bug in zoom mode solved.
  • Small Improvements in Music Player
  • Small improvements in play list feature
  • Fixed zooming in 2-page mode
  • Installation:
  • Problem with installing on 64-bits Windows Vista/7 solved.
  • Small compatibility problems with Windows 7 solved.
  • Library:
  • Library now remembers the scroll position of the pieces list – if you open the library again same scroll position will be displayed.
  • Tooltips in the library are now transparent and only visible when there is additional information about a piece. The information is also better presented.
  • General:
  • LOW VISION MODE: library font sizes increased for better readability.
  • Multiple performance improvements (Windows)
  • Text in menu items better readable (first letter is now Capatilized)
  • Improved Display of Page Number in Music Reader and MusicConvert
  • Improved menu layout
  • Font problems under Mac OS X Solved
  • Software now automatically adjusts to changes in screen resolution.

New in version 3.0 (October 19th, 2009)

  • Improved PDF Support:
  • Open PDF files in MusicReader & MusicConvert
  • PDF Metadata copied into MusicReader File
  • Batch Conversion of PDF files for fast conversion.
  • Higher sheet music quality
  • Improved library and playlist functionality
  • Option added to embed recordings you made with the sound recorder into the sheet music itself.
  • Possible to change the background of the sheet music
  • Menus in MusicReader and MusicConvert have been improved
  • You can now save sheet music with changed annotations to a new file
  • Feature to remove all annotations from a single page.

New in version 2.83 (July 6th, 2009)

  • User interface is now more user friendly - buttons now contain text descriptions and the menu structure has been improved.This makes the software much easier to use.
  • Improved metronome and music player functionality.
  • (Solo Pro only)
  • Multiple bugs fixed in MusicReader and MusicConvert.
  • Support for the Mac OS X file loading, OS X Dock and double clicking file now supported.
  • Compatible with Mac OS 10.5.7 and Java Update 4.

New in version 2.75 (May 12th, 2009)

  • Improvements in annotation functionality
  • Increased program speed and less memory usage
  • New virtual printer driver to improve image quality (Windows only)
  • Possible to change the height of the half page turn (One page view only).
  • Faster application startup with large music libraries.
  • Playlist display improvements.
  • Various improvements in the user interface.

New in version 2.60 (April 2nd, 2009)

  • Library:
  • Small display bugs solved.
  • Ampersand (&) problems solved.
  • Music Player / Metronome:
  • Follow music improved and bugs solved.
  • User interface improved and multiple problems solved.
  • MusicReader:
  • Half page turn timer to switch to the next whole page after x seconds (see settings).
  • MusicConvert
  • Improved image quality - optimal settings for direct PDF import.
  • Direct PDF import now gives better results than the virtual printer. (In next release the virtual printer will also be improved)

New in version 2.56 (March 5th, 2009)

  • General - Memory problem with large (>350 pieces) libraries solved.
  • MusicReader - Playlist pieces now correctly saved.
  • MusicConvert - Page Order dialog was not visible on some systems – problem fixed.

New in version 2.55 (March 5th, 2009)

  • MusicReader:
  • Keyboard shortcuts to navigate between bookmarks added. ( see manual).
  • Two page display – zoom crash solved.
  • Color indication added to tuner – tuner is now better visible from a distance.
  • MusicConvert:
  • Better import quality for landscape (horizontal) oriented sheet music.
  • Save “freeze” problem solved (mainly Mac OS version).
  • (On Mac) File name was ignored when saving file.

New in version 2.44 (January 8th, 2009)

  • MusicReader:
  • Multiple memory leaks solved (“Out of memory” error and/or slow speed) especially important for users who import music in color and Mac OS users!
  • Empty page problem when loading a new playlist solved.
  • Music display problem in full screen mode solved.
  • Library and playlist:
  • Possible to clear playlist.
  • Height of playlist items adjusted to make display more efficient.
  • A new search now scrolls results back to top.