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Flat Alternatives

Flat is described as 'lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Flat for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Flat are Guitar Pro, Avid Sibelius, LilyPond and Songsterr.

This page was last updated Oct 19, 2021
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Flat lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor.

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  1. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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    similar funcionality, but lacking proper iPad/iPhone support

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  2. Guitar Pro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Guitar Pro is first and foremost a program designed to edit tablatures for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments from 4 to 8 strings.



  3. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.

  4. LilyPond

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  5. Songsterr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Songsterr is an archive of guitar, bass and drum tabs. It is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow music lovers. Anyone with Internet access can contribute new tabs and make changes to existing ones.



  6. StaffPad

    • Windows
    • Windows S

    StaffPad is a brand new class of notation app, designed to take advantage of the advanced pen and touch input found on Microsoft Surface* and other compatible Windows 8.1 devices.

  7. DaCapo Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

  8. capella-scan

    • Windows

    Dispatch re-typing of sheet music to a nuisance of the past! Let capella-scan transform your sheet music quickly into a ringing score that is ready for editing and printing. capella-scan has put an end to the laborious task of typing out notes.

  9. Aered

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Aered is a sheet music editor specifically designed for drummers.

  10. alphaTab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    alphaTab is a cross platform music notation and guitar tablature rendering library. You can use alphaTab within your own website or application to load music sheets from files like Guitar Pro or use the built in markup named alphaTex.

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