I’ve posted before about using your iPhone as an external numeric keypad for Sibelius, with apps like NumPad and NumberKey providing an on-screen representation of the keypad, even making the display look just like Sibelius’s Keypad window. And there’s Tobias Escher’s excellent Sibelius Control iPad control surface too. But no love for users of Android devices… until now!
Sibelius user and software developer Mark Rosenberg has recently released a free application called Remote Control for Sibelius, which is available from the Android Market. Mark describes the app thusly:
Remote Control for Sibelius turns your Android device into a Sibelius-aware touchscreen keypad. Works with any version of the popular music notation and composition program Sibelius. No more keypad memorization. No need to clutter your PC display with the Sibelius virtual keypad. What you touch is what you get.
Requires a compatible VNC server on the computer running Sibelius such as UltraVNC (Windows), or OS X Screen Sharing (pre-Lion Macs). No known compatible VNC servers for OS X Lion at this time.
Mark hopes to be able to add support for computers running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in due course. For now, check out the app on the Android Market and let me know how you find it!