Free single-staff version of NotateMe - the ground-breaking music composition software from Neuratron, featuring powerful handwriting recognition and PhotoScore Now printed score capture.

iPad Pro & Apple Pencil recommended for best results.

- 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 printing at the end!

- Includes PhotoScore Now - A free 1-staff version of the PhotoScore Add-In (In-App Purchase) for full NotateMe. Take photos of printed sheet music with your device's camera, so you can play back and edit them with NotateMe Now! 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.

- Great when learning or teaching music notation.

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

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

- It works while you write - the printed score updates automatically without you needing to stop and wait.

- If NotateMe Now 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.


iPhone 5/s/c, iPod Touch 5 onwards, iPad (2nd generation onwards, 3rd generation onwards for PhotoScore Add-In), iPad mini
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.

WILL NOT RUN ON iPhone 3GS OR iPod Touch 4th Gen or earlier.

iPad Pro with Apple Pencil
Screen size - 9.7+ inches diagonal
PhotoScore Now: 5MP rear facing camera with auto-focus, 1 GB RAM. Good lighting conditions.

What’s New


Replaced Dropbox Sync with improved Import and Export functionality.
- Import from Photos (for PhotoScore) and NotateMe and MusicXML files from iCloud and other apps & cloud services.
- Export to iCloud and other apps & cloud services.
Voice allocation improvements, particularly for 3 and 4 voices.
Other parsing improvements.
Hold down play button in editing mode to toggle between playing back all instruments and just the current instrument.
Mute button fix.
UI tweaks.
Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

RogerMusic503 ,

Stay away from this app for now.

It looks like this app was abandoned like 3 years ago.

Bloodcyka ,

Don't bother purchasing full version

Demo version is a very poor excuse of an app. Imagine how much worse the full version with all "functions" will turn out.

Stickler for Tuning ,

Incredibly frustrating to use

I used to use NotateMe on a Samsung Galaxy Note a few years ago, and remembered it being a little aggravating to learn how to write so the app could understand, but basically useable and useful for transcribing before doing the rest of the work in Sibelius. I installed the free version on my iPad Pro, expecting it to have hopefully improved and to work reasonably well with the Apple Pencil, but..... ugh. It’s such a pain!
I have trouble writing dotted rhythms because it doesn’t recognize my dots, no matter how big or small I try to draw them. If I want to write 16th or 32nd notes I sometimes have to try over and over and over to draw the beams, because it doesn’t recognize them; or some of the notes under them just disappear for no reason I can see; or extra partial beams get added in random places; or accidentals or extra slurs or extra rests in other voices show up out of nowhere. I have to make note stems absurdly long to get it to work, except that for beamed groups that go between the top and bottom of the staff I start running out of space in the writing area, which is oddly skinny given how much screen space there is available. Sometimes I have to write the same thing six times in a row before I get it to say what I want. I think my handwriting at this point would satisfy any theory teacher I’ve ever had, and the app still can barely decipher it.
It also crashes a lot, no matter what I quit out of in the background. And it has stopped playing back from the edit view, and will only play back from the formatted score now.
The only reason I give it two stars instead of one is that for music with only a single voice and no complicated rhythms it’s OK.
The only reason I’m still using it is that I’m trying to transcribe a Bach violin partita in order to ultimately arrange it for a different instrument and I don’t feel like hunting down another app.

App Privacy

The developer, Neuratron Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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