Download Notation - Best Software & Apps

  • MuseScore

    2.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compose music with the help of your computer

    7
    576 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use: just drag and drop notes, Built-in player, Support for MIDI instruments
    • CONS: No advanced options
  • Sibelius

    6.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced and Efficient Music Creation Software for Professionals

    7
    961 votes
    • PROS: This is likely the best music editing software in the world today., Music notation and real-time note entry are simple.
    • CONS: The software cannot export MusicXML or graphic files (sometimes used when writing scores)., Sibelius is quite expensive and might not be applicable for those on a tight budget.
  • NoteWorthy Composer (32-bit)

    2.51

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create your own musical scores with this music composition and notation processor

    7
    73 votes
    • Crescendo Music Notation

      3.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free music notation and music notes writing and composing software

      6
      30 votes
      • FORTE Premium

        4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The world's most intelligent music composing and notation software.

        9
        5 votes
        • Overture

          P22 4.1.0

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac
          Windows

          Easy-to-use but professional music notation software

          7
          17 votes
          • PROS: Comparatively easy to use for a notation app, Supports ease of adding lyrics, Well presented and elegant
          • CONS: Doesn't offer intricate control for complex compositions
        • Medieval

          II: Total War

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Go back in time to the Middle Ages, a time of war and empires

          7
          326 votes
          • Crescendo Music Notation Free Android

            3.23

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            Crescendo free music score writing and composing app for Android.

            -
            No votes yet
            • MagicScore Maestro

              8.171

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Music notation software for professionals and music composers

              7
              44 votes
              • MagicScore OneTouch Composer

                2.017

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Music notation and composition software - MagicScore OneTouch Composer

                6
                1 vote
                • RPN Calculator

                  0.1

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Android

                  Perform Reverse Polish notation calculations

                  4
                  7 votes
                  • PROS: Attractive front-end interface, Menu bar functionality
                  • CONS: Settings menu difficult to navigate, Quite a few bugs
                • Notation Player

                  2.1

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Easily create music your way

                  5
                  10 votes
                  • LilyPond

                    2.13.39-1

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows
                    Mac

                    A free (gpl) app for Windows, by Lilypond

                    8
                    36 votes
                    • Chord Finder

                      (S60 5th) 5.0

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Symbian

                      Handy chord reference on your phone

                      6
                      3 votes
                      • PROS: Includes 336 different chords, Choice of notation styles
                      • CONS: Buttons are very small and fiddly
                    • Notation Pad-Sheet Music Score

                      1.5.5

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      iPhone

                      A free program for iphone

                      -
                      No votes yet
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