Discuss Notion for iPad and iPhone here.
5 posts
Page 1 of 1
Hi guys
For some reason I can post here but don't have the correct "permissions" to post in the "Notion for iOS Feature Requests" forum....so I'm going to post this request here.

Can you please add support for using Notion for iPad as a live chart-reader? i.e. the following would be fantastic:
    Bluetooth device page turning
    Portrait/Landscape full-screen viewing (i.e. no toolbars)
    Sending of MIDI CCs and PCs (to change patches and other parameters on connected MIDI devices

At the moment, no other iOS app comes close to Notion in terms of its ability to render MusicXML files (which is arguably the best format for viewing notated scores/charts from desktop notation apps like Finale/Sibelius etc) BUT Notion doesn't really have the functionality to read charts live at a gig....yet it could easily do this with just a few simple additions as suggested above.

Anyone else want to use Notion for reading charts on stage?

Cheers
Gary
User avatar
by mikerosen on Sat May 06, 2017 11:53 am
Every program has its strengths and its weaknesses. For onstage use, you might want to look into ForScore.

Mike Rosen
Seattle, WA

IPad Air2, always the latest iOS
Just a dabbler with Notion. Much more familiar with Finale!
User avatar
by garymulholland on Sun May 07, 2017 4:08 pm
Thanks for the suggestion, Mike....I already use ForScore for PDFs but it can't transpose or import MusicXML.
User avatar
by jabraham on Fri May 19, 2017 6:48 am
Have you tried exporting PDFs from within Notion and then importing them to ForScore? For round-trips of MusicXML I had to go through Dropbox, so if a direct transfer from Notion to ForScore (or similar program) doesn't work, try exporting to a cloud service (which means you need internet at the gig :( )
User avatar
by garymulholland on Fri May 19, 2017 7:40 am
I appreciate the replies but I don't need PDF charts...I already use these with ForScore. I'm looking for an iOS app that can import MusicXML and has decent notation editing features so that can I can transpose notated charts on the fly at gigs, and also do some editing on the fly if necessary. Notion for iPad is a great contender but it currently lacks features that can enable it to be used for live performance (see my OP).

5 posts
Page 1 of 1

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest