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

Top 10 Music App in 62 countries!

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 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


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.

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 Add-In: 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

2.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Keyworx ,

Has great potential but too expensive.

This app is really a great concept and it’s fun to muck around with it but there are too many limitations at this stage. Too many things either don’t work or are too hard to get working therefore it becomes useless for those trying to compose. It is very expensive considering these limitations. I’m glad I have it but feel ripped off.

Jazz and Bebop ,

Exciting but not ready for practical use yet.

I enjoyed messing about with this exciting new technology but it's definitely not worth the money being charged for it. My main issue is that it has a lot of trouble recognising sharps, flats and naturals which as a composition tool makes it useless to begin with. You will probably need to remove your screen protector to use a stylus and even then it didn't work well for me and has wasted a screen protector! If you have fat fingers, forget trying to write accurately. It needs a button for deleting characters. The vertical flick is not practical if you have trouble selecting what you want to erase and often you end up drawing a dot or something else in the process.
I think that this technology is wonderful and will eventually get to a point where it is very accurate and easy to use. However, this is some way off I suspect. I wouldn't rush to buy this application yet as it's not a practical way to compose music and is extremely time consuming at this point. I am looking forward to watching the next versions of this app arrive and improve, although I won't bother upgrading for a year or so yet until I know that it's ready for practical use.

Noel&Joy ,

I want a refund

After shelling out more than a hundred dollars for this app to convert our church songs to score, PhotoScore (full version in-app) did not work on my iPad Pro. While the lite free version worked wonderfully, converting the partial top parts of scanned sheets, PhotoScore (full) shows a blank list of photos (though flashed the list in milliseconds). Please fix bug or refund my Apple apps purchase.


Neuratron Limited
28 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. NotateMe PhotoScore IAP $46.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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