MuseScore Tour - Work the Way You Like
MuseScore is extremely flexible, offering a number of different ways of working and extensive customization options.
MuseScore runs on the three most popular computer operating systems in the world: Windows, MacOS, and Linux. A free program that runs on almost every computer sold today - now professional quality notation is available to everyone!
You can have your music with you. In the version of MuseScore portable application you can install on removable media, such as a USB stick or a CD / DVD, and run it on any other computer without modifying the operating system "guest".
Are being developed viewers for iPad, iPhone and Android.
The MuseScore interface and documentation has been translated into over 40 languages, including English (American and British), German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Galician, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian Bokmål, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Ukrainian, Arabic, Polish, Romanian, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Hungarian, Thai, Japanese, Czech, Catalan, Slovene, Faeroese, Slovak, Lithuanian, Croatian, Belarusian, Vietnamese, Esperanto, and Persian.
In addition to supporting several different methods of note entry (computer keyboard, mouse, MIDI), the MuseScore interface itself is customizable. Display multiple documents at once, zoom into and out, move and dock palettes, and choose your own keyboard shortcuts for most commands.
If you find that MuseScore lacks a feature, there's a good chance that someone has written or could write a plugin to address that need. Plugins are available to perform a number of tasks, including ABC import, batch export, automatically inserting brass and recorder fingering, checking adherence to rules of harmony rules, playback of crescendo and diminuendo, generating cues, explode/implode, slash notation, and much more. Also, writing your own plugins is not as difficult as you might think.
Since MuseScore is open source, the ultimate customization becomes possible for users who are C++ programmers - download and compile the MuseScore source code for yourself, and introduce new features on your own! Of course, we hope you will consider sharing your improvements with the rest of the MuseScore development community as well.
Even if you are not a programmer yourself, you can still take advantage of one of the other great things about open source software: the opportunity to try out prerelease builds of upcoming new versions long before they are ready for release. Sure, they might crash a lot, so we don't recommend using them for serious work, but it gives you an opportunity to see how things are progressing and offer your feedback on new features. Some exciting things coming up include scroll view, linked parts, tablature, fret diagrams, figured bass, custom palettes, improved text handling, improved playback, and more. And if one of these builds (usually updated nightly) turns out to be usable enough for you to get something done with it, that's fine by us!