Rhythmical Note Input
I would like to propose a new way to input note length, that I have once used in an now obsolete music notation program, and that is very intuitive and makes note input easier, faster and more "musically logical".
The input system works best in combination with a MIDI keyboard. First, a basic note value is chosen. Then a key is pressed on the keyboard, and a note appears in the score - so far nothing new. Now the new part: while still holding the key on the MIDI-keyboard, the right arrow (or any other assigned key) on the computer keyboard is pressed. Each time the arrow key is pressed, the note value becomes larger by adding the basic value to it.
For example: I choose semiquavers as basic value. I press C, and while holding the C key I press right arrow, so my 8th note becomes a quaver. Or I might press the arrow key twice and get a dotted quaver.
The advantage of this input system becomes clear if you try to imagine inputting a song this way. You will find that key presses on the MIDI keyboard and key presses on the arrow key together form a perfect, continous base rhythm, in my example continuous semiquavers. Also, only one key on the computer keyboard is needed so all your attention can go to hitting the right note on the MIDI keyboard.
Also, implementation would not have to be too difficult IMO (but I'm not a developer); all that is needed is an assigned key that adds the chosen basic note value to the note.
Currently, only the option exits to double or halve the last note value after inputting a note, which doesn't allow for the type of note input described above.