PlayScore 2 4+

Full Notation Music Scanner

Organum Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 1.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Reimagine Education Bronze Award 2021
Choirs - Practice just your part
Let PlayScore 2 accompany you from your own music - with count-in
Export scanned scores with text

Play all kinds of music direct from photos, images and PDF scores. Export as MusicXML and MIDI
Snap music with your camera or import images and PDFs. PlayScore will play them right back to you, scrolling through the song following measure by measure

• Adjust volume, instrument and transposition for each staff
• Accompany yourself while you sing or play your instrument - PlayScore 2 will even count you in!
• Create Playable Score Documents that anyone can play back by downloading PlayScore 2
• Export Full Notation MusicXML to score editors like Finale, Sibelius, MuseScore and Dorico, with text, dynamics, articulation and more

PlayScore 2 reads and plays all kinds of music straight off the page† such as:

• Songs
• Piano, organ, guitar
• Hymns
• Solos and Sonatas
• Chamber and orchestral

Choirs and ensembles - Learning a new piece? Create a Playable Score, so each member can listen to their part on its own or standing out from the others.

• 19 high quality instruments per staff to choose from
• Change tempo (even while playing)
• Tap anywhere to play, or drag with a finger to create a loop
• Mute and adjust volume, and change instrument for each staff individually
• Transpose the whole song or by instrument (transposing instruments)
* Adjustable multi-measure count-in
* Swing playback
• Adjustable dynamic range

PlayScore 2 makes it easy to create multi-page Playable Scores:

• Rearrange recapture or delete pages
• Select a page range in a PDF
• Clip and mask
• Search and sort by title or composer

Subscriptions - Even without a subscription you can

• Play and interact with any PlayScore Playable Score
• Play pages of music in 1 or 2 staves per system from a photo
• Create and share single page playable documents

PlayScore 2 Productivity subscription

• Create and play multi-staff, multi-page scores captured with the camera or imported as images
• Export your documents for anyone to play
• Interact with scores, auto-transpose transposing instruments, export MIDI files

PlayScore 2 Professional subscription

• Create Playable Score documents from PDF scores that anyone can play
• Export any score as MIDI and MusicXML containing full notation and text

Productivity and Professional versions are available as 1-month or 12-month auto-renewing subscriptions.

• The payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal

• You may manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings on-line after purchase

Important: Capturing copyrighted music without the copyright holder's permission is illegal.

PlayScore 2 recognises full music notation – see full spec at

† please see online help for exclusions

Terms of use:

What’s New

Version 2.93

Improvements to accuracy, text and lyrics
Support for irregular time
Improved support for separating 2 parts on a staff
Recorder instrument

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Judithhin ,

A Great App for Blind Musicians

The list of impressive features in this app include very accurate scanning, beautiful instruments, and the ability to mute or adjust different staff voices. Playscore is quite easy to use with voiceover, and having the option to export the scanned file as music XML, which could then be imported into A Braille music transcription software like Freedots, is revolutionary for blind musicians who play in an ensemble. I would give it five stars except for two major accessibility bugs. Currently it is not possible to adjust The number of pages to scan from the default of 10 with VO, and navigating between pages with VO causes the app to crash every time. However when I contacted the developers about this, they were very responsive, and I’m hopeful that these issues will be fixed in a future release.

Developer Response ,

Many thanks for your review. We will be looking into the issues you mention.

password-incorrect ,

Bad UI on a Great App

Right from the moment you open the app, the Home Screen shows users both a “Help” button and a “?” icon. One opens a horrendous pdf with missing images and the other highlights the question mark button you tapped (along with two others) and explains that it is the help toggle. I know. I just. Tapped it. It’s clear the devs had their hearts in the right place here, but as someone with a background in interface design, the more I use the app the more I wish they would hire someone—anyone—to help them overhaul the interface. The functions of the app are rock-solid (aside from occasional crashing), but the confusing interface and visuals really drag the experience down for me and take away from what could be a purely magical experience.
As a note specifically to the devs: I’m pretty sure this UI is is the single biggest reason for all the one-star reviews. A number of people keep saying the app is a “scam” and that’s because it pretty much looks like junkware. On top of that, despite having help menus, it seems like the way you’re presenting information to users is confusing because 90% of negative reviews are just people complaining because they scanned the music wrong. Both of these issues are rooted in the interface. If you have questions about the areas of the app people are confused by or want to discuss potential solutions, contact me! I use the app a bunch and wouldn’t mind helping out at all!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review. The bubble help is there when you first use the app. Tap the “?” Button to remove. The greyed buttons are because the document is locked. Just tap the padlock. Thanks.

SingsongNG ,

Such a great tool for learning music!

I love the app, and I recommend it to all of my students! It can actually read and play your sheet music! I am a voice teacher in a BFA musical theatre conservatory, and I find this app to be invaluable! I keep most of my music on my iPad in Dropbox or ForScore, and PlayScore2 can find my pdfs, lets me choose which pages I want to download, and then play whichever parts I want to hear. I can adjust the tempo and the key, and I can even mask bars to make cuts. I think the full subscription is well worth the annual price! Students can hear just the accompaniment or just the melody, and the can balance them however they wish. I find that the app can read about 98% of the sheet music I have. If it is a really bad scan or handwritten, that can cause some trouble, but the success rate is really high overall. I have used a cheaper app that could read and play sheet music, but the success rate was only about 50%, and it didn’t have the masking feature or transposition feature. PlayScore2 even a “swing” option for tempo in the cogwheel. The app is a total winner!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking the trouble to update your review to mention the swing option. Recommend you read the help through on our site. You will discover more features there.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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