Dorico 4.0.20 and Dorico for iPad 2.1 now available

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Dorico 4.0.20 for macOS and Windows, and Dorico for iPad 2.1. These updates fix some 90 issues and bring some further improvements to the software, including:

  • Revamped mouse handling and tools in the Key Editor, including a new quick tool selector available when right-clicking (like Cubase’s tool buttons palette).
  • Spotlight and Quick Look support on macOS
  • Notation improvements to trills, caesuras, beams, chord diagrams, and Modernist accidentals

Please refer to the updated Dorico 4 Version History PDF for full details of the changes and improvements in this update.

How to update

Dorico 4.0.20 is a free update for existing Dorico Pro 4, Dorico Elements 4 and Dorico SE 4 users. If you are currently running Dorico Pro 3.5 or Dorico Elements 3.5 or earlier, you can buy an update to Dorico Pro 4 or Dorico Elements 4 from the Steinberg online shop.

Assuming you already have Dorico 4.0 or 4.0.10 installed, you can update to Dorico 4.0.20 free of charge.

First, quit Dorico and any other Steinberg application that you are running on your computer. Next, because we have also recently updated Steinberg Activation Manager, we recommend that you run Steinberg Download Assistant, which will automatically update Steinberg Activation Manager to the latest version, along with any other elements of the Steinberg run-time environment (including eLicenser Control Center and Steinberg Library Manager) that may be outdated on your computer.

Once Steinberg Download Manager has finished updating any required components, go to My product downloads in the left-hand list, where you will find Dorico Pro 4 , Dorico Elements 4 , or Dorico SE 4 , depending on which product you have installed. Select this, and on the right-hand side you will see Dorico 4.0.20 Application Installer . Click the Install button immediately to the right. This will download and run the Dorico 4.0.20 installer.

(Unlike with previous versions of Dorico, there is no longer a separate updater installer: you can simply run the Dorico 4.0.20 installer to update your existing Dorico 4.0 or Dorico 4.0.10 installation, rather than using a separate installer.)

On Windows, pay close attention to whether it is recommended to restart your computer at the end of the installation process: if recommended, do restart your computer, as this should avoid font cache problems that you might otherwise encounter, which result in some icons in Dorico’s user interface and some music symbols in the score not appearing correctly until you restart your computer.

If you are running Dorico for iPad, the app will be updated automatically if you have automatic updates enabled; if not, simply run the App Store app on your device, tap your avatar in the top right-hand corner, then tap Purchases, find Dorico in the list of purchased apps, and tap Update.

More information

For more information, please see the accompanying blog post: