Please reply here only under the following conditions:
- if you can cite a feature in Sibelius, Finale, etc. that you would like to see in Encore
- if you've noticed an aspect of user interface more elegantly implemented in in Sibelius, Finale
- if you can think of an aspect of Encore's interface that other applications are able to live without—in other words, extraneous stuff that Encore should shed.
When revising Encore's existing interface, or when adding new features all competing paradigms are worth studying. If an intelligent interface exists, it can be used or improved upon. Let's take the best ideas and features, improve on the rest, make it work for us, and move on.
Here are a few posts where this sentiment has been previously expressed:
re: winged repeats
- For perspective, are we looking at how the competition handles such things?
A solution or model may be immediately apparent in an approach taken by the competition. And, even if it not ideal, if we don't have a better solution, why not go with the prevailing approach. Then, when defectors convert to Encore, they'll feel more at home.
- I haven't looked, but I really think we should study how the competition implements such features. They've probably honed an intelligent interface, and if so, adopting that would make Encore more familiar to those using the competition who may be looking for a simpler alternative like Encore.
- Is Encore using an elegant, sensible approach for entering melismas? Does the competition have a better method worth emulating?