Better to buy a Moleskin ruled for music manuscript.... My comments were deleted, but I will state that after using the app for hours daily after nearly a month, I feel that I am serving the app instead of the app serving me. In the time it takes me to write fifty measures in a Moleskin, I can scarcely write five measures. This app has potential, but if you can hear what you're writing, then NotateMe feels like fumbling for change in the dark at a toll booth. The one good thing is the clean copy one can produce, but it's still more time consuming than vellum. BTW, if you want an app that can simultaneously handle different time signatures, you'll still need a laptop or PC, or paper. Is NotateMe worth the price? If you don't have deadlines and you need to aurally hear every phrase, then, if it were $37 cheaper, yes; but, if you through-compose or you need something deft and flexible enough to accommodate complex ideas, then NotateMe is a handicap at best. (Sorry guys, truth is truth. Keep pluggin' away! )
Amazing Music Application. Great for musical arrangements.
This app is great for the compositions that you work on the go. Its great especially with Samsung stylus. Sometimes it can be annoying when the app doesn't recognize my handwriting and "suggests" different notes. But overall, its a great app. I love it mainly for the ability to write on the app.
I have rated it very positively because I have made good use of it. Compared to any other music writing app, I would rate this one as the best there is, so far. It is easy to use (on my Galaxy Note 10.1. Easy to export as a pdf. The final printable format is good, easy to read, clear presentation. Things that can be improved: 1. Once you begin to write in a measure, it can be edited, but NOT deleted from the final draft. Therefore, one must be very careful not to accidently begin an extra measure after the final bar of the piece has been written. 2. Lyrics or text of the sheet music appear somewhat small. I would suggest that there be a menu for Font. Other than these two things, I am very satisfied with purchasing this app.
Great app for writing when traveling. Quite nice with a stylus - I use it with a Samsung Galaxy Note tablet. You need to "teach" it your writing. Can be clumsy at first but it gets better soon. I really like the feature to export to XML format. Allows me to import scores to Sibelius. And the native sound samples are pretty decent. The free version also has Photoscore, so you can convert existing sheet music to XML. Doesn't always resolve it, but I find no score photo conversion I have tried ever does. All in all, a wonderful tool for composing multi-instrumental parts on the go if you're used to writing on stave paper. I love that I can write anywhere (even when not connected to WiFi, unlike Noteflight which is Web based). I used to scribble in notebooks. No longer!
My favorite, lovely app)
Replaced Dropbox Sync with improved Import and Export functionality.
- Import JPEGS (for PhotoScore) and NotateMe and MusicXML files from Dropbox, Google Drive and other apps.
- Export to Dropbox, Google Drive and other apps.
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.