PDFtoMusic free download for Mac


03 March 2015

Read and export PDF music scores.


PDFtoMusic gives you full access at last to the huge PDF music score collection available on the Internet.

Did you ever suffer for not being able to simply hear a PDF score you downloaded on the Internet?Did you, at least once, give up from using the score file sent by a friend, because his music program wasn't compatible with yours?If you changed your score editor in the past, did you ever lose some music pieces you entered in the old one, because there was no easy way to convert them into a format that could be read by the new program?

PDFtoMusic is tailored for you! Open a PDF document, and after a few seconds, you'll just have to click an icon to hear the score playing, and even the lyrics be sung!

If you wish to go further, with Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant, you'll be able to alter the score, remove parts, transpose them, or completely rearrange the whole piece.

For the most demanding users, the "Pro" version of PDFtoMusic also enables to export the result in MusicXML format, which is managed by most of the professional score editors, as well as tune up finely the calculation settings.Considering that creating a PDF file from any program (even old or discontinued products) is a breeze, PDFtoMusic Pro then becomes the ideal bridge between your miscellaneous score editors.

What's new in PDFtoMusic

Version 1.5.0:
New features and improvements
  • Better management of chord targeting, recognition and storage
  • Measure selection in scroll mode
  • Keyboard shortcuts to control music rendering
  • Exported page range selection (PRO only)
  • Signal tone at the end of document computation (several possible tones)
  • Measure number display in scroll mode
  • Management of measure start repeat symbol
  • New option to loop play selection range or the whole piece
  • When displaying the about box, search for an updated version of the application
  • Better management for shape notes
  • Management of Mensurstrich systems with dotted lines
  • MP3 export, including lyrics
  • Ogg export
  • Improvement of staff connection between pages
  • Direct communication between Melody Assistant, Harmony Assistant and PDFtoMusic
  • crossed circle symbol recognition
  • New selection areas
  • Better management of tuplets on rests
  • Better management of font glyphs out of character map
  • New option to ignore multiple rests
  • Improvement in grouping brace fragments
  • Better targeting of group names
  • Possible to ignore or modify a time signature change
  • First German version
  • First Dutch version
  • New management of PDF with non-embedded fonts
  • Dynamics are better assigned to their staff
  • Management of tuplets with incomplete brackets
  • Clean denial of PDF files that contains large scanned pictures
  • Finding and processing of rehearsal marks
  • Better management of arpeggio symbols
  • Management of staff names written vertically
  • Recognition of circled digits (string number)
  • Better determination of instrument related to a staff in a group (bracket or brace)
  • Better determination of instrument on organ keyboard staves
Fixes and changes
  • VirtualSinger voices could be silent when playing a selection range located near the end of the score
  • Possible to change a font from "Music font" to "Text with optical recognition"
  • Possible to force a font to "Music font"
  • Fixed possible confusion between bar numbers and time signature with unknown bottom number
  • Fixed possible confusion between bar numbers and lyrics
  • Fixed key signature change misplacement when empty bars are present
  • Fixed lyrics export in .kar
  • Fixed management of cautionary key signature
  • Fixed confusion between Capo (capodastro - guitar clip) indicator and "Da Capo"
  • Fixed MusicXML saving problem in case of multiple brackets and braces
  • Fixed MusicXML export of imposed measure array
  • Fixed user break
  • Fixed singer language display
  • Fixed management of tremolo on stem
  • Fixed management of broken slurs
  • Fixed path assembly module
  • Fixed preference file conflict between pro and standard version
  • Fixed "Save As" when saving under the original name
  • Some special characters in the embedded font names could trouble the MusicXML export
  • Windows: The document icon in the upper left corner of the window could disappear

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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later

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