With my long train journey today, Dorico for iPad couldn’t have arrived at a better time. And it is beautiful. I can’t believe how fully-featured it is, or how elegant and easy it is to pick up, as an existing Dorico user. Kudos and thanks to the team!
After a few hours of use, I have run into a few small bugs so far, which I will mention here in case they haven’t already been noted by the team.
- By default, iOS replaces multiple hyphens - - with a single em dash —. This means that any mid-word melisma across more than two notes is impossible to enter without elaborate workarounds, because Dorico (or iOS I suppose) replaces whatever syllable was first typed with an em dash.
- Autocorrect should be disabled for individual lyric syllables (otherwise iOS tries to correct them as if they were whole words).
- I can’t work out how to scroll through the font drop-down in the Preferences dialogue, meaning I can’t access any font except those starting with the letter A. Also, typing a letter when that drop-down is open should jump to the appropriate point in the list, but instead it searches the whole dialogue as if the drop-down wasn’t open.
- On the start screen, I can’t reliably tap the little menu icon (hamburger button) on individual files. At least on my iPad, the target is too small for my finger. About half the time, I accidentally open the file instead.
- The Dorico logo on the start screen is low-res.
Please keep up the excellent work on this product and continue to support it — for me it has the potential to be nearly as much as a game-changer as Dorico itself was.