Two new recommendations come to us from Loren F. by way of his YouTube comments on the videos featured in the earlier posts Using iPads and Tablets for Choir Rehearsal and Performance and Presentation on forScore for iPad. (The comment threads are here and here.)
The first is Skim, an application for the Mac which Loren uses to crop the margins from his PDF scores in order to make the print bigger and easier on the eyes when reading scores on the iPad. Skim can actually do a lot more with PDF files than that. The description from their webpage:
Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.
Their web page has a list of 25+ features.
The second recommendation is the DODOcase for iPad:
Loren has used the DODOcase when performing with ensembles that require a traditional-looking black choral folder that matches other singers and renders the iPad invisible to the audience. This case is not cheap, but judging from the pictures, it’s very elegant and attractive. If it just had an exterior hand strap and an interior bottom strap like the Black Folder sold by MUSICFOLDER.com (shown below), the DODOcase would be even better as a choral folder. (I wonder if you could mod the folder yourself to add straps, or ask MUSICFOLDER.com to rivet straps to your DODOcase as a custom job, or use CHOROgrip as an add-on strap.)
Speaking of iPad cases – I recently noticed that the Pinterest link to the list of iPad/Tablet Folders, Cases, & Holders for Choral Singers has been broken for a while due to my fumble-fingered blog edits. So if you’ve been wanting to check that out, the link should work now.
Thanks, Loren, for these two recommendations!
- iPad/Tablet Folders, Cases, & Holders for Choral Singers (via Pinterest)
- Coming soon: iPad choral folder with a traditional look
- Portable scanning of scores & reference materials: smartphones, iPad, scanners
- More posts tagged “folders & cases”