NotateMe 4+

Neuratron Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 5 Ratings
    • € 47,99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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


This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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

3.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Marcvisio ,


This app could be GREAT for blind and visually impaired musicians. So Please add contrast to the buttons and make them accessible with Apple’s built-in VoiceOver. It would also be great if you could scan from other sources (e.g. photo library), and if the pinched sheet would be rearranged to fit to the screen width.

Steenowl ,

Pretty good.

Takes a bit of getting used to when inputting by hand or Apple pencil. Scanning function is very impressive, take photo of a score, (need Photoscore function -extra) then recognise into NotateMe. The Score can then easily be transposed for other instruments or arrangements.

Julius CR ,

Goed idee scannen werkt nog niet

Ideeën noteren kan er prima mee, al moet je wel het geduld hebben om met het programma te leren werken: het herkent niet meteen iedere manier van noteren.

Er is een aparte 'photoscore' functie te koop (ruim €25,-) Ik zeg: niet doen. Het werkt alleen goed met perfecte scores. Slecht leesbaar materiaal dat je wilt omzetten, doe je beter en veel sneller met de hand. Van handgeschreven partijen die een beetje slordig zijn of vaker gekopieerd, maakt ie op zijn best lachwekkend en totaal onbruikbaar materiaal.

Het lezen en omzetten naar midi/ notenschrift is technisch gecompliceerd, vandaar waarschijnlijk de hoge prijs. Ik hoop op updates, want in potentie is dit natuurlijk een geweldige app voor muzikanten.

Update 30/3/2018
In de praktijk valt het noteren en met name de herkenning van handgeschreven notatie erg tegen. Zo enthousiast als ik eerst was, zo teleurgesteld ben ik nu. Helaas een miskoop.

App Privacy

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