Microsoft recently revealed its new Surface tablet, the Surface 3. The Surface 3 already comes with some great productivity apps, but Microsoft is deperate to add more to the list of apps. Now, the company has teamed up with Sibelius – one of the world’s best-selling music composition software to bring its app to the Surface 3. Here’s a video showing the features of the Sibelius app:
Making notes in Sibelius with Surface Pen feels like writing down your thoughts with a real pen on manuscript paper. The new Annotate mode allows you to jot down reminders for yourself about music changes as you’re composing and communicate edits and feedback to others, streamlining collaboration and review. Mark up items and write comments and instructions to arrangers, players, and students. Annotations attach themselves to the bar you’re writing in so you’ll never need to worry about losing your notes. Print and share copies of your score with your annotations, or switch off Annotation mode to print a clean copy of your score.
The Sibelius app has been optimzed for the Surface 3, which will allow the use of the Surface pen and multi-touch. It is indeed a very nice addition to the Surface 3 app list. If you’re a musician, are you excited about the Sibelius app on Surface 3? Let us know in the comment section below!