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Notion for iOS adds handwriting recognition tech

Mobile app uses MyScript and supports Apple Pencil

The latest update to PreSonus Notion for iOS uses MyScript digital ink technology to add handwriting recognition for iPad users. Available as an in-app purchase, the new version integrates MyScript Music to allow app users to 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 interactive ink technology.”

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