Notion for iPad Updated! Nice Improvements!

Notion LargeIf you are a music educator then you are going to need a music notation app, unless you for some reason like doing things the hard way.

If you are a music educator with an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch then you really should have either Notion or SymphonyPro on that device!

Today Notion got some very nice updates! Of course they would wait until RIGHT after I bought the saxophone In App Purchases to do what they SHOULD have done all along – Saxophones are now part of the initial purchase! Yea!

Things like being able to hide the keyboard/fretboard/mixer easier, being able to upload scores to iCloud, better DropBox integration, better design layout leading to easier sharing of my score through a variety of methods and a better layout of tools and menus. these are all going to be much appreciated!

Thanks to the Notion Team for listening to us users! If you do NOT own Notion this is going to blow your mind as to what can be accomplished on an iOS device! Go get it… in fact get the desktop version too as it’s only $99!

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What’s New in Version 2.0.129

New features
– Universal app – for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch BIG MOVE HERE!
– Redesigned interface – I THINK THE NEW DESIGN IS GOING TO HELP!
– Quick Access Palette for iPad
– Sounds menu, to manage which sounds are on device, and which are kept in the cloud. The initial app download contains piano – go to Sounds menu to then choose which sounds you want on the device.
– Sort scores by date or name
– Templates tab on launch screen
– Choose new standard staves from Score Setup
– Transposing chords
– Select Special>Chords, for cut/copy and paste
– New language – Sim. Chinese
– Alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, and glockenspiel now available as part of the initial bundle – THANK GOD! IT’S ABOUT TME! ALTHOUGH IF IT’S GONNA BE FREE DON’T MAKE ME HAVE TO ENTER AN EMAIL AND WAIT FOR A CODE!
– 14 new in-app purchase sounds available including ukulele and various brass and woodwind instruments
– New in-app purchase sound bundles available: Jazz Sounds Bundle, Guitar Bundle
– 64-bit support

– Write for all instruments, even if you haven’t purchased the sound – GOOD
– Instrument names show automatically on parts – WHY WOULDN’T THEY!?
– Enhanced font selection and page text editing
– New workflow for setting up a new score – ALWAYS LOOKING FOR BETTER WAYS TO DO THINGS!
– New page layout controls
– Onscreen keyboard jumps to relative range of selected instrument
– Can start downloads/in-app purchases from part details view in score setup
– Press and hold to rename/duplicate scores on home screen.
– Better initial zoom when loading a score.
– New SATB template file
– Press and hold to rename/duplicate scores on home screen.
– Add chord summary score option.
– When sounds have finished downloading in the background, they will automatically become available in the score you are working on
– Default file name added during setup

– Enharmonic tool moved into Accidentals Palette – NICE
– Scores shared with Notion desktop now retain jazz font
– Playback marker now continues during playback in Continuous View
– If Scroll with Entry is off, don’t scroll the score when pressing the next and previous arrows (previously called ‘Auto-Scroll’)
– Add Long Drum and Whistling to the percussion bundle.
– Add some missing or incorrect instrument images.
– Correct some errors in the demo files
– Add in vocal ranges when writing for voice
– Fix not scrolling properly in continuous view during playback when zoomed out


5 thoughts on “Notion for iPad Updated! Nice Improvements!

    1. Nope, scores gone. No trace. Guess my bad. Should have done backup. Manual strongly suggests that. Never had that issue earlier, and I use sampletank, alchemy, cubase, forscore and a few more, quite advanced apps. SO PEOPLE OUT THERE: IF UPDATING, MAKE SURE YOU’VE DONE BACKUP!!

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