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Going from MobileSheets to ForScore?
#1
Hi all, I've just gotten an iPad pro to replace my Android tablet, for various reasons having nothing to do with my satisfaction with MobileSheets. 
I would rather just continue using MobileSheets, but since it isn't available for iOS I'm going to have to switch to ForScore, and I am wondering about exporting my library from MobileSheets to ForScore. I know I probably can't take my annotations with me, but I'd like to be able to take everything else without having to do it one at a time - it's a fairly large library. 

As a corollary, I do expect to keep using my Android tablet some of the time because it's smaller to carry; what's the best way to transfer stuff from ForScore to MobileSheets? (I have the paid version) 


Thanks in advance!


P.S. I remember when I was in high school and alternated between my parents' houses, and one had a mac and the other had a PC. And I could't bring my homework back and forth because word documents were basically not compatible between the two. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Sigh.
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#2
I don't know a whole lot about the inner workings of forScore, but I do know they have a batch import type capability. You should be able to take all of the files and folders in the MobileSheetsPro storage location, and import those all in one shot to recreate the library. Unfortunately, you'll lose all the metadata and annotations doing this. If you wanted to keep those annotations in a permanent fashion, one things you could do is long press a song on the library screen to start the selection mode, then tap the select all button at the bottom right in the floating toolbar, then tap Share->Export Files. You could export all of the files in your entire library to one directory. All annotations can be written out while doing this, and then you would have one folder with everything you need for importing into forScore. That process may take a very long time if you have a large library with many annotations. Also note that if you use the custom page order a lot, you'll have to decide if you want to write out files containing only the page range you specified, or if you want it to write out the entire file (in which case you'll have to adjust the page range in forScore after you import there).

forScore is really great because they've expressed the desire for having interopability between other applications, as they recognize their users may want to use several apps or apps on other platforms. I've submitted a request to forScore here https://forscore.co/developers/ so that I can get documentation on how to support their file formats (and potentially vice versa). This may make it easier for you to use both your devices in the near future.

Mike
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#3
Thanks so much for your detailed response, it's very helpful! Much appreciated!!
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#4
I really miss ForScore's Cue, the Bluetooth-based remote control system which "allows users to automatically coordinate page turns and program changes so everyone is literally on the same page".

https://forscore.co/cue/
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#5
So, is the ForScore go to complement on Apple products?
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