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MusicJOT for iOS

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Key Details of MusicJOT

  • Music notation w/handwriting.
  • Last updated on July 4, 2019
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Developer's Description

Music notation w/handwriting.

MusicJOT is a powerful music notation app that's also easy to use. Write quickly and naturally on a staff and watch it rendered into beautifully notated music. Interact directly, quickly dragging notes around to change their pitch or duration and choose advanced features from pop-up palettes. Listen to your composition with our full-featured audio playback engine, featuring unlimited tracks and 128 built-in General MIDI instruments. Export your scores in MusicXML or MIDI and pick them up in any desktop notation app such as Finale or Sibelius for final tweaking and printing.


Enter music with your own natural handwriting and a stylus. Optimized for Apple Pencil. Also directly supports Adonit stylus.

Alternative palette-driven system for notes and music symbols.

Layers let you control and de-clutter what is displayed.

"Virtual Pointer" allows spot-checking notes, local playback of notes or chords and entering/selecting events.

The "Visual Road Map" shows your composition's repeat structure.

Lyric support with automatic syllable flowing.

Number of staffs and measures limited only by your device.

Group instruments together, such as a woodwind section in an orchestral score.

MusicJOT doesn't force you to maintain legal notation. Correct measures at any time with the Illegal Measure Buttons.

Advanced settings allow fine tuning of dozens of parameters to tailor your notation style.

Complete contextual help system, including a device-resident manual and tutorials.

Individual staffs can be transposed for transposing instruments, such as trumpets and saxophones.

Batch note manipulations, such as transpositions and copy/paste with merge, append and replace.

Directly change note pitches (diatonic, chromatic) or durations by dragging when not in handwriting mode.

Playback support for tempo markings and dynamics.

Music spacing adjustable.

Context sensitive menu system after selections for many often used operations such as octave transpositions, note/rest toggle, common triplets, and simple repeats, etc.

Score manager allows creation of new scores from templates or custom setup.

Air print directly from MusicJOT.

Multiple voices per staff.

A Staff Manager lets you rearrange all staffs.

A new Transformation Editor lets you experiment with a variety of tools that you can apply to your predefined regions.

A new Chord Editor lets you create playable text-based chords.

Now with AirDrop.

Now supports the new 3rd generation iPad Pro and new Apple Pencil.

Additional Sound libraries can be purchased (InApp Purchases).

Support for fretboards.

Custom beaming

Voice 2 rests draggable to avoid collisions.

Alternate all-in-one notes/rests/tools palette.

. All-in-one expressions palette.

. Tremolos, trills, dynamics, accents and staccatos that playback.

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