MyScript® Music Handwriting Recognition Technology and Apple Pencil Support Added to Notion® for iOS

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Mobile app leverages industry-leading digital ink APIs to deliver enhanced user experience to iPad users

MyScript® is pleased to announce that the latest update to PreSonus® Notion® for iOS takes mobile music creation to the next level with a new in-app purchase that uses MyScript digital ink technology to add handwriting recognition for iPad users. Thanks to the integration of MyScript Music, app users can write music with a finger or stylus and see it effortlessly convert to digital notation.

Using an Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro, users can write with pressure and thickness, which provides a more natural feeling and even greater accuracy. Up to 100+ music elements such as notes, clefs, bars, chords, time signatures, and more can be written and recognized.

With this MyScript-enhanced update to Notion for iOS, users can choose the note entry method that suits their personal preferences, be it the onscreen fretboard, a MIDI keyboard, selecting and touching notes onto the staff, or drawing with handwriting. Users can also create a custom combination of entry methods.

“Composing music with handwriting can be an important part of the creative process,” observes Arnd Kaiser, General Manager of PreSonus Software Ltd. “We selected MyScript technology because it enables our users to compose music naturally while leveraging the convenience and powerful capabilities of our composition software. It is the best of both worlds for today’s musician.”

“We are excited to partner with PreSonus to bring the benefits of handwriting to their solution and significantly enhance the Notion app user experience,” said Denis Manceau, Director of Product Management, MyScript. “The latest generation of touch-enabled devices such as the iPad Pro and Pencil are creating a new opportunity for handwriting to become a preferred input method for users, and music composition is a great use case for the power of our digital ink technology.”

Notion has been featured as one of the "Amazing Apps for iPad Pro" in the App Store. For more information about Notion for iOS, visit

Leveraging MyScript Music, developers can create powerful music composition and notation programs, education software, games, or enhance their existing applications for inputting, editing and printing music. MyScript Music is available via a Cloud Development Kit (CDK) ideal for web-based online applications and through a Software Development Kit for native access (offline mode).To learn more, visit

About PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.
Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus's software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, digital mixers, control surfaces, loudspeakers, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.

About MyScript®
MyScript is the acknowledged market leader in accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology. MyScript technology combines digital ink management with easy searching of handwritten text, as well as the accurate recognition of complex mathematical equations, geometric shapes and music notation. MyScript solutions are available on all leading desktop and mobile operating systems including Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac OS®, Linux®, iOS® and Android™. With nearly 100 languages supported and a truly international team, MyScript serves customers worldwide from its headquarters in Nantes, France, and regional offices located in China, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. For further information, please visit


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