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Notion Mobile is here…

Notion Mobile is the new free, cross-platform version of award-winning Notion for iOS. Now available for Android, Chrome OS, Fire OS, Windows, and macOS, in addition to iOS and iPadOS, Notion Mobile allows users to compose and edit in standard music notation and tablature on their favorite mobile or desktop device and play back their creations using samples recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios.

Compose on a Chromebook, iPhone, Microsoft Surface, Android tablet, Fire HD tablet and more, Notion runs natively on a huge range of devices. Now you can truly compose anywhere and anyhow.

5 Big Things in Notion Mobile: 

  • Native cross platform support: Android, Windows, macOS, iOS

  • Adaptive design for every device: from the smallest phone to the largest monitor

  • Free app: with unlimited staves and full editing capabilities

  • Direct device to device transfer: send scores between any device running on the network running PreSonus applications, including Notion Mobile, Notion 6 desktop, and Studio One Professional

  • Now part of PreSonus Sphere: unlock additional sounds and optional features by signing in with Sphere

What’s new compared to Notion iOS v2?

As well as the above 5 big things, there’s a long list of smaller things too! Every single change can be found in the App Store Notion page, but the list includes the most frequently requested features, such as: four voices per staff (multi-voice is via free registration); keyboard shortcuts; line breaks in text boxes; pen vs finger recognition when handwriting (handwriting is via Feature Bundle in-app purchase); handwriting on phones not just tablets; palette on the left or right hand sides of the screen rather than the bottom; dark mode; paste reflow; add element (e.g. dynamic) to all staves in a selection; and much more…

How do I get the new version?

If you have automatic updates set on your device, then nothing - Notion will have updated as usual. If you manually update your apps, then you can update at any time now version 3 has been released. (Note you cannot roll back to a previous version once installed)

Should I backup my scores before updating?

Notion Mobile 3.0 is fully compatible with previous versions, but we of course would always recommend making a copy of your files and putting it somewhere safe

How do I open my previous files in the new app?

You will see a new start page from where you can tap the file browser icon to find your recent Notion files, whether stored locally on your device, or in your preferred cloud provider

Do I need to redownload the sounds?Yes, Notion Mobile 3 has a different organization structure and playback engine, so you will need to download sounds. If no sounds are downloaded, then Notion will fall back to the Steinway piano sound as before


Do I have to buy the sounds or handwriting on iOS again?
No. Even though the bundles have been re-organized, anything you have previously purchased in Notion iOS v2 will be available in Notion Mobile v3 on iOS. Go to Manage Features>Restore Purchases
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