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
    574 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
    957 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
    • FORTE Premium

      4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

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

      9
      5 votes
      • Crescendo Music Notation

        3.12

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free music notation and music notes writing and composing software

        6
        28 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
          325 votes
          • 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
              • Crescendo Music Notation Free Android

                1.43

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Android

                Crescendo free music score writing and composing app for Android.

                -
                No votes yet
                • 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
                • LilyPond

                  2.13.39-1

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows
                  Mac

                  A free (gpl) app for Windows, by Lilypond

                  8
                  36 votes
                  • Notation Player

                    2.1

                    License
                    buy Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Easily create music your way

                    5
                    10 votes
                    • Notation Pad-Sheet Music Score

                      1.5.5

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      iPhone

                      A free program for iphone

                      -
                      No votes yet
                      • 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
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