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How do I annotate a score?

  1. Open a chart via All Charts
  2. Select the pen icon in the action bar  icon-edit
  3. Mark up your score as needed
  4. Use the tick icon to save or the trash can icon to clear
  5. Your annotations will be saved automatically when you navigate away from the chart

Annotations are saved as a separate layer in the cache so your original chart will be preserved.

Maeve Lander is a software developer by day, jazz trumpeter by night. She created Orpheus ~6 years ago, when Android was first born. It has gone through iteration over the years, but has always held true to the original vision; a minimalist sheet music reader that just does one thing, really well.


Stephan Pelletier

24 Feb, 2019 - 10:29 pm

Hi Maeve! Your app looks great. I am considering it. Question: is it possible to leave a box of typed-text on the PDF page? (instead of hands-free annotation or the Comments tool which hides the text behind the comments icon) Specifically, I would like to always see some typed-text box(es) to indicate my synthesizer settings (and I’d prefer your tool to do this rather than me adding this info in the PDF doc (as any change is more time-consuming). Thank you!

Maeve Lander

25 Feb, 2019 - 2:26 pm

You can leave typed text as a comment using the annotations feature, but as you observed, it requires a tap on the comment icon to reveal. I have made a note of your request as it does sound useful to have a plain text tool. I will look into the possibility of adding this feature in the future. Thanks.


26 Feb, 2019 - 8:14 am

Hi Maeve.
I am new to this app, and am still going through the motions of getting a large screen and a foot page turner.
I was wondering, after seing this section, will a stylus work to make fingering annotations?

Maeve Lander

5 Mar, 2019 - 2:19 pm

Yes, a stylus will work well for annotations. A finger works too – protip: try zooming in for finer control.

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