Composing on Android

• Sep 10, 2017 - 10:41

I use MuseScore on my laptop for writing music. I've just bought an Android tablet. Before I bought it, I checked and saw that MuseScore was available for it on Google Play. Now that I've installed it, I find it's something totally different - an app for accessing an online music library, not for writing music!

It does have a button for downloading a music notation app - but it's for Windows, Mac or Linux. There seems to be no version for Android, even though this Download button is present on Android.

Is there really no way I can write music on MuseScore on Android?


No, there is currently no MuseScore notation software on Android. The app description on the app store is really clear about it.

Q Can I notate music with this app?
A No, you can not. To notate music, use the free notation software available on

We living in the 2021. The mobile apps is not an option, they re must.

You ve to develop mobile apps in 2021. is free option and it is working on web browser and mobile platforms.

I'm sure that others have made this particular comment previously, but I'm surprised that, in the year 2021, there is no version of Musescore for Android devices. You have given musicians a great gift, enabling us to compose/arrange music in a way considered unthinkable years ago. So I ask you, why pull up short and not provide a mobile version?
Brian Lowe

In reply to by bassoflauto1

I suspect that there isn't a mobile platform that can handle full-blown software. I think the program would need a complete rewrite. Of course there are some wonderful Apps for mobile. Procreate for iPad comes to mind. But as far as open source goes, I'm not sure there are any. There is no OBS Studio. There is a version of Gimp, but it has very low ratings. I don't think it makes much difference what year it is if the platform can't be made to work.

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