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Ground-breaking music composition and notation software from Neuratron, featuring handwritten music recognition.

Top 10 Music App in 62 countries!

iPhone 5 or larger screen & stylus (e.g. Adonit Jot) recommended for best results.
WILL NOT RUN ON iPhone 3GS OR iPod Touch 4th Gen.

- Quickly and accurately enter music notation with your finger or stylus.

- Write music on the train, in a plane, by a lake, or just sitting comfortably on your sofa!

- Simple, intuitive interface with little to distract you from your creativity - similar to writing with pen and paper, but with instant playback, editing and a score suitable for publishing at the end!

- Write music for solo instruments (including voice and piano), drums or ensembles from string quartets and choirs to full orchestral scores. Includes support for transposing instruments.

- PhotoScore Add-In (In-App Purchase): Take photos of printed sheet music with your device's camera, so you can play back and edit them with NotateMe! Recognizes 5-line staves and most markings including chords, flags, beams, rests, accidentals, articulation marks, clefs, key signatures, time signatures, tuplets, slurs, ties, hairpins and text including lyrics, dynamics and instrument names. Note: Requires 5MP camera & 1 GB RAM - so not for iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPad Mini (1st gen) or earlier.

- Email PDF, MusicXML and MIDI files of your scores to friends or other musicians. Open in other apps and desktop notation packages. Print to paper.

- Import and edit MusicXML files (most music symbols supported).

- Automatically sync your scores to Dropbox so you can edit them on your phone whilst you are out, and then on your tablet when you get back.

- Great when learning or teaching music notation.

- NotateMe recognises a wide range of music symbols, including notes (with solid, open, and slanted noteheads), flags, beams (even cross-staff*), leger lines, multiple voices per staff, chords, rests, accidentals (natural, sharp, double sharp & flat), articulation marks, augmentation dots, ties, slurs, hairpins, clef changes, key signatures. Barlines, clefs, time signatures and tuplets are added automatically.

- Drag and drop (or set selected drawings to) further music symbols including cross noteheads, pedal markings, ornaments and appoggiatura.

- Add chord-symbols, dynamics, technique, tempo changes and lyrics to your score. Write comments or ideas in 'red pen'.

- If NotateMe doesn’t recognize your style immediately, keep at it, as it will adjust. Leave clear space between symbols and make markings clearer with further strokes if any transcription errors occur. If you experience problems, tap 'Help Improve NotateMe' from the Export menu and we will analyze your handwriting to help us improve NotateMe further.

* Cross-staff beaming requires an iPad


- AudioScore® In-App Purchase: Sing/play into your device's microphone and it will be automatically notated using Neuratron's AudioScore technology.


iPhone 5/s/c, iPad (3rd gen onwards, iPad mini (2nd gen onwards), iPod Touch 5 onwards
Screen size - 4 inches diagonal
Writing implement - Finger or stylus
PhotoScore Add-In: 5MP rear facing camera with auto-focus, 1 GB RAM. Good lighting conditions.

Note: It may take a short while for you to become accustomed to aligning parts of musical symbols when writing using a finger, particularly on a smaller screen.

iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPhone 6 Plus
Screen size - 5.3 inches diagonal
Writing implement - Stylus
PhotoScore Add-In: 5MP rear facing camera with auto-focus, 1 GB RAM. Good lighting conditions.

What's New in Version

- Fixed playback issue with iOS 8
- Full Score layout improvements

- Quicker smoother note entry.
- Much improved grace note support, including grace note recognition in PhotoScore Add-In.
- Overhaul of Full Score layout code, allowing the layout of bars with bad timing, and many other fixes.
- Allows attempted import of invalid MusicXML files.
- Allows import of files with long names.
- Now keeps all Pen Tool buttons open on larger screens. Hold down over Notation Tool to show only one once again.
- Many minor improvements and fixes to most aspects of NotateMe.

v2.5.0.0 changes:
PhotoScore Add-In (In-App Purchase) - Take photos of printed sheet music with your device's camera, so you can play back and edit them with NotateMe! Note: Requires 5MP camera & 1 GB RAM - so not for iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPad Mini (1st gen) or earlier.

Various improvements and bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Works great for what I need, and room to improve, too

This is a great little app for transcription. My only regret is that it doesn't have the option to transpose. However, I've been easily able to work around this because I can export these files to FinaleNotePad and transpose it there. I love the ability to hear what I've written in both the writing mode, as well as when I view the full score. So far I have only used 3 instruments at a time, but it works well. I'm not a composer, I'm a teacher. I write out exercises, transcribe/transpose, etc. for my students. I got this at the early release price, and it's worth every penny. I also have NotateMe Now on my cell phone. While that free version only allows one stave, it can be exported to the paid version, which can add more. I use these three programs to notate music anywhere I go, and then have the functionality to print from my iPad or Computer (via FinaleNotePad) or email, as needed!
While it may be limited in some features, I feel that the price is good, considering the cost of other software is that offer more than I currently need. Also, the developers seem committed to continued improvements! Thanks!

Not Ready for Professional Use

As a teaching tool, or perhaps as a means of jotting down simple projects and ideas, this would be a great app. However, for the price I paid, I was expecting something that would actually allow me to do real, grownup, professional work. This app does not meet the needs of a professional arranger, and I am disappointed that I had to spend $40 to find that out.

One of the more positive aspects of this app, in spite of its myriad of shortcomings, is the handwriting recognition feature. It has the potential to become a powerful tool for composers, arrangers, and copyists. But until the developers come up with a better, more efficient way to handle tuplets and other, more complex functions, this app will continue to be nothing more than an expensive novelty. The company should either lower the price or offer more functionality.

Great Product, Scummy Pricing

I really enjoy this product for what it does. It is really useful and easy to create a score of music on your iPad and be able to export print and use this, especially as a middle school music teacher for arranging music for my choirs. The core product works well, is fairly intuitive to use and has overall been a creative boon. Unfortunately I was incredibly disappointed by the decision to charge 40 dollars for the photoscore plugin for the app. When I pay money for an app on the store, especially shelling out the initial price for this app, to me there is an implicit expectation that if there are any significant upgrades that they should come for free, or alternatively for much much cheaper.

Practices like this where you get nickel and dimed for every new upgrade cause customers to feel inherently distrustful of the publisher. Will there be a new version of the app that we will have to buy in order to get all of the new version of the app?

Perhaps I am being unreasonable, but the price seems excessive in a tablet world.

App is 5 stars top notch for mobile composing
App is -1 stars for making me feel like I'm getting a good value.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $39.99
  • Category: Music
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  • Size: 18.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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