Dorico is described as 'redefines the gold standard in scoring software. Its musical intelligence is like having an expert assistant by your side, while its intuitive workflows help you focus on each aspect of score preparation' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Dorico for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dorico are Avid Sibelius, LilyPond, Finale and Frescobaldi.
GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand.
Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.
DaCapo Editor is a free Open Source music sheet editor which allows to easily create nice looking partitions. It is available as a web application as well as a desktop application for Windows, MacOS and Linux.
Chordsheet Maker is the quickest and most efficient way to create a chord sheet or lead sheet directly on your iPad. Skip the paper and share it in PDF as soon as it’s done. No complex menus or navigation. All the necessary, in an ergonomic way.
Bring musical inspirations to life with the blazingly fast and intuitive Notion™ 6 music composition and performance environment. Compose when and how you want and even enter music with your own handwriting.