Enjoyed the recent Scoring Notes Podcast with @pianoleo .
It got me thinking - what is the perfect use for the Apple Pencil in a scoring app?
My two cents :-
- Annotation and Review in reading mode:
- as it sounds, but annotations remain persistent as a mutable layer in write/engrave mode
- it would be cool if, when you circle something, the thing that is circled become tagged for review, and you can click through these tags one by one in write and engrave mode, “resolving” them.
- perhaps you could use hand-writing recognition to autogenerate comments to accompany the review tags…
- Selection in write and engrave mode
- improving the marquee by making it more like a lasso drawn by the pencil
Freehand/Pen tool in Engrave mode
For those times when it’s just easier to design a symbol than waste time with svg imports and wrestling with playing techniques… Could be like your average vector pen tool with handles etc.
Sketchpad - perhaps a specially templated layout with blank manuscript in it, so you can doodle prior to engraving? Perhaps some OMR could be used here to help transfer onto a flow…
Note input, or not?
- the trouble with note input is that nobody really wants to deal with the time it takes and imprecision involved in hand-writing. Why write a note when you can play it instantly?
- the competition’s app is reasonably quick for the initial input, but requires an awkward cross of hands to use the notepad in conjunction with the pencil.
-The core idea of not making as many mistakes behind Dorico’s design is at odds with freehand writing.
- So I suggest not. What do you think?
Let me know what you think - Just for fun…