Cataloging sheet music

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Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:05 pm Post

Hello,

I am looking for a method of collating all my sheet music, including associated audio and video recordings; notes; Sibelius application files; and metadata for PDF's and forScore iPad application PDF reader.

I have been using Windows folder hierarchy and dumping files in them but it's messy, limited search and so forth. I wish to add capability to identify the status of transposing pieces, conversions and much more.

Could I use Scrivener to manage all these files, add metadata and do forth, such that it offers significant value over my current legacy process, and if so how shall I begin this journey please?

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lunk
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:52 pm Post

I think you’d be better off with some kind of database software.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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SteveCarterFrogstory
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:32 pm Post

I wrote a database application for this. It's available for free at http://frogstoryrecords.com/thoth.html.

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Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:18 pm Post

Well, kind of free.

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Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:34 pm Post

@MajorMajor: I don't understand your comment, "kind of free." In what way is my application not free?

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Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:40 pm Post

Sorry, you still have this on your website and it confused me.
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:19 pm Post

Major Major wrote:Sorry, you still have this on your website and it confused me.


My mistake. That's the old documentation. Thanks for pointing it out to me. I just now modified that page of documentation online to remove the reference to the paid version.

I also discovered that when I went from paid version to free version I neglected to change the software license that pops up on installation. When I have time I'll change that to some kind of freeware license.

But the software is free, because I could no longer afford the time and effort to support a paid version, but I did not want the application to disappear completely.

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Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:26 pm Post

Thanks for providing the software. Very generous of you.