MuseScore 3.4 Release
Today we are pleased to announce another significant update, MuseScore 3.4. In addition to dozens of bug fixes, it introduces UX improvements when working with score elements and telemetry.
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Single click improvements
We all know that MuseScore is a powerful notation software that can do almost everything in terms of music notation. We conducted a dozen of user testing activities with the ones who never used MuseScore and found that "double click" is an interaction pattern that is hidden for newbies. Respondents could not edit slurs and hairpins to adjust their positions; they couldn't even apply elements from the palettes. Double click is rarely used in touch interfaces as well (that's why the young audience isn't familiar with the double click interaction pattern.)
We aim to improve usability and make MuseScore as easy as possible for newcomers keeping all the fine-tuning features for professionals. We are glad to introduce the single click concept designed by Martin Keary (Tantacrul). The new approach provides an easy way to edit elements with a single click and makes double click unnecessary.
Check out the new approach and let us know what you think! We are always here to listen to your feedback and support.
We introduce Telemetry as a framework that allows collecting anonymous data of the app usage. The goal is to know our users better and make better design decisions. We want to know whether new releases perform better than the previous one. We want to understand why many people download MuseScore, run it once, and never use it again. We want to be sure that the changes we make don't harm the user experience. Another advantage of introducing a telemetry framework is the ability to track the Crash rate. It allows us to track regressions and make updates faster.
A full list of changes is available here.