Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Did I mention that I have a new toy?

For my birthday this year, my wife bought me an iPad. I'm still getting to know it a bit, and having fun figuring out both the practical applications, as well as all the fun things.

The first music application I installed was a program called "ForeScore" which is an app for displaying PDF scores that you can email to yourself. It also comes with a whole pack of built in piano scores. The size might be a bit small for some folks, but as an organist who after uses tiny print to avoid page turns, or a conductor who has conducting from pocket scores, I don't find it too bad.

The other app I'm trying, literally as I type, is BlogPress. A blogging tool which handles a variety of different platforms. At first try, it also seems quite slick, although I haven't done more than just what you see here. It will upload photos and do links, allow HTML editing and everything you'd expect though, so I'll keep playing with it.

I'll try to review a few other music and blogging related apps as I add them and play with them.

In the mean time, time to see if I can pass the next level in Angry Birds!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


Chunklets said...

It's a bit off-topic, but good luck with "O Fortuna" tonight! Sounds like it should be a blast!

Jessica Maybury said...

I'm glad that someone is actually liking their iPad. All I hear is people griping about it. I like your blog :) I'm also in a choir, and can only imagine how hard it must be to be the conductor.