Music notation app StaffPad is currently undergoing a redesign for Windows 10, with the update scheduled to roll out sometime at the end of the month. Creator David William Hearn has announced that the update will be available for free to existing users. The app was highlighted during yesterday's unveil of the Surface Pro 4.

Hearn mentioned that the UI changes in Windows 10 — specifically the removal of app bars and charms — acted as a catalyst for redesigning the utility and adding more features, all designed to take advantage of the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book's PixelSense displays:

Instead of just adding workarounds for these changes, we decided to take the time to go deep and reimagine StaffPad exclusively for Windows 10. We redesigned the user interface, to fit with the new Windows 10 look and feel. We now take advantage of new APIs and features that weren't available to us previously, and of course we added some additional features and capabilities to the app as well.

We've spent a long time on the details. From a beautiful home screen, that reacts to the weather and time of day (yes!), to faster score loading, partial bar selection, swing playback, handwritten dynamics symbols recognition, sketch layer colours, an exciting new voice activated smart assistant, and much more...

We'll let you know once the redesigned version is live in the Windows 10 Store.

Buy StaffPad from the Windows Store ($69.99)

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