Sibelius 4+

Music Notation and Scoring App


    • 4.5 • 31 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Sibelius brings professional music notation to iPad and iPhone, putting the workflows used by countless composers, orchestrators, and arrangers at your fingertips. Seamlessly move between iPad, iPhone and desktop, and from studio to coffeeshop to scoring stage, and write anywhere inspiration strikes.

# Work on scores anywhere
Sibelius for mobile puts the #1 selling music notation program at your fingertips—literally. Work with the same tools and features used by countless composers and production houses every day on your iPad and iPhone. Whether writing down ideas, creating full-blown compositions, or reviewing scores, you have the freedom to create wherever you’re comfortable.

#Take your portfolio to go
Forget having to bring and break out your laptop when meeting with clients and collaborators. Instead, you can conveniently take the world’s most powerful notation toolset and your entire music portfolio with you wherever you go—ideal for those unexpected opportunities. And for tandemly working through last-minute revisions.

# Hear your music in stunning detail
Sibelius includes a high-quality sample library filled with a variety of musical instrumentation, so you can hear what your music will sound like when performed by real musicians. The Espressivo advanced notation interpretation even lets you adjust rhythm and swing to create a more humanistic feel.

# Speed your workflow
Sibelius for mobile is designed to take full advantage of Apple Pencil and iPad touch capabilities. Its elegant, streamlined interface provides the most intuitive and efficient workflows possible while supporting the same keyboard shortcuts you know and love from working on the desktop version, so you’ll feel right at home.

# Get innovative note entry
Experience the pen and paper workflow reimagined. Enter notes with the onscreen Keypad or a keyboard, and Sibelius takes care of all note layout. Touch a note and drag up or down to change its value, or drag left or right to add a flat or sharp. With an Apple Pencil, tap a note and tilt up or down to add a flat or sharp, or tilt left or right to choose the note value.

# Have everything you need
In addition to the Keypad, Sibelius for mobile features a Create menu that’s optimized for iOS, making it easy to add clefs, key signatures, time signatures, barlines, symbols, text styles, and more to your score from searchable galleries. You can also quickly search through all Sibelius commands using the Command Search, putting the entire app at your fingertips.

# Move tiers to meet needs
Sibelius is designed to grow with you to support your creative aspirations and project needs. From the introductory (and free) Sibelius First to the industry-standard Sibelius Ultimate, you can add more notation capabilities and instrument parts to take on more creative opportunities by simply upgrading your subscription tier.

# Have everything on one creative platform
Seamlessly move from desktop to tablet and back without ever having to import or export files. That’s because whether on mobile or desktop, you’re always in Sibelius. With files saved to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, or other iOS-supported cloud service, you have easy anywhere access to all your ideas and scores.

# Enable a hybrid workflow
While Sibelius for mobile is fully featured, providing many of the same tools as its desktop counterpart, there are some notation and layout features only available in the desktop version, making it an integral part of a complete workflow (compare versions). Plus, the mobile version comes free with the desktop version, enabling you to work where and how you want.

What’s New

Version 2024.6

New in Sibelius 2024.6

* Bringing Sibelius up to date with the latest round of improvements across the Sibelius codebase

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Khim-zen ,

Mixer og metronom

mixer og en metronom eller er det bare mig der ikke kan finde det?

jontb ,

Like the user interface…

And now with the transpose feature one more star. Last star from me comes when we can import/export music xml and midi files:)

Developer Response ,

Our 2022.4 update just added a powerful new transposition feature! If you have any other requests, please let us know, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

mettesamme ,

Not flexible = not usable

Wanted to get started on notating a piece in 5/16. However this is not possible on the mobile version. You can only choose between the most basic time signatures.
This means, if you have a piece with changing time signatures, that are just a little less standard than 3/4 or 7/8 (or if you need to sub-group differently), you can’t use it.
This seems like an easy fix: add an option to make your own time signature (like in the computer version). Until this happens I won’t be able to use the mobile version and get the most out of my subscription.


Sibelius Artist for iOS
Sibelius Artist for iOS
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