By Ginger Labs

  • App Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 127.27 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
App Ratings: 4
Based on 18,679 Reviews

Notability App Description

Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation. Apple Editors' Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac! Top selling paid app on iPad App Store, regularly ranked #1. Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, create checklists, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date. ALL ELECTRONIC WORKFLOW - Streamline your workflow to be fully paper-free. - It's easy to keep yourself organized across devices and platforms. - Create a paperless classroom -- handout and collect assignments via the cloud. - Speed-up feedback to students and colleagues using Notability. - Complete, sign, and share documents in Notability. SAVE TIME - Multitasking enables you to take notes while you research, read a text book, or watch a lecture. - While editing a note in Notability, you can view other files in the Files app at the same time. - Drag and Drop to move files, text, photos, GIFs, web pages, and more from other apps into Notability. Share your favorite sketch by dragging it to Messages or Mail and send it along! - 3D Touch makes it faster than ever to start a new note, and open recently viewed notes. - Spotlight Search helps you find and open notes. WRITE NATURALLY - Handwrite and sketch with beautiful ink. - Write smoothly and quickly with zoom-writing. - Draw perfectly straight lines for graphs, designs, and shapes. - Ink is fine-tuned for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro giving you the most responsive, precise writing experience yet. TYPE ANYWHERE - Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. - Outlines and text boxes help you quickly capture and organize ideas. - Interactive checklists. - Text can be searched, selected and highlighted. - The typing experience is uniquely tailored for each device, giving you an optimal experience wherever you take your notes. IMPORT AND ANNOTATE PDFs, IMAGES, AND GIFS - Import PDF, DOC, PPT, image files, and GIFs from other apps into the library or into notes. - Annotate lecture slides and meeting agendas or complete class assignments. - Fill-out, sign, and send PDF forms. - Import or take pictures of relevant information to annotate. - Import Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as PDFs. - Highlight, Copy & Paste, Speak, Define and Search PDF text. AUDIO RECORDINGS: REVIEW AND GIVE FEEDBACK - Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them. - Notes link to recordings automatically, so during playback, you can watch your notes animate along with the recording, or tap them to get to the spot that needs clarifying. - Provide audio and handwritten feedback that is linked together within the note. - Import audio recordings from other sources. ORGANIZE AND SHARE NOTES - Create subjects and simply drag notes into them. - Share notes via email, AirDrop, printer, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive and more. - Move note content to other apps like Messages or Mail, and share with Drag and Drop. - Retrieve recently deleted notes from the trash. ICLOUD SYNC - iCloud automatically syncs all of your notes to Notability on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. - Retrieve previous versions of your note to ensure safety. AUTO-BACKUP - Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive - including business and school accounts - can be used to backup your notes in PDF format and are great for archiving or recovery. MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT (MDM) - Schools and enterprises can configure Notability to manage access to features such as cloud services, Giphy, etc. - For more information about MDM visit We hope you enjoy using Notability, and we look forward to hearing from you. Mac app sold separately. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.

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App Reviews

  • Great with Apple Pencil

    By Pumpkintomato
    I’ve liked this app even before there was an Apple Pencil and now with Apple Pencil, I like it more. My only issue is the way the images behave. I hope they make it more image friendly, like in MetaMoji Note, where you can crop the picture in any shape and rotate it.
  • Super useful app

    By Flying poptart
    I love this app and find it to be be super useful. As a college student this helped me keep my notes neat and organized and I highly recommend this app. One small suggestion is that I would like to see folders added into the app so that I can put my dividers with their subjects into them
  • Better than the alternatives?

    By Devongc2
    Great note taking app, and in comparison against Microsoft OneNote, writing on Notability feels worlds apart (for the best). Love the voice recorder feature..., but for some reason Notability still hasn’t caught on to searching for handwritten notes; which GoodNotes manages to pull off. Include that, along with the ability to create additional layers of “sub-files/sub-dividers” and Notability would deserve the 5 star status.
  • Great app but it misses a couple of functions

    By Mk1980a
    I love this app but it would make my writing experience better if it converted handwritten notes to typed ones and if it could search handwritten notes. On that note, ocr needs to be improved. There is another application called NEBO which converts handwritten notes to text at the time of writing and it also has the option to convert them at a later point. Also, their ocr function works pretty well. Is it possible to add these functions or at least to improve the ocr function of notability?
  • What the heck is going on?

    By Bee70653
    Been using this for several years. Lately, it’ll completely black out while im taking notes and recording. Most recent notes ive typed disappear and the most recent part of the recording disappears and isnt always recovered. What the hell is going on app developers? Im about to ditch this app that I’ve been loyal to for so long.
  • It’s amazing, just one request

    By @jharris@
    I want to have an option for face/touchid to open the app. Instead of being forced to type my passcode for my private notes, using faceid to login and see ALL my notes would be much smoother. Thank you!
  • Great App!! But I have some suggestions

    By Why do you care?!
    First of all let me start of by saying I love this app. We use it all the time in school during lectures, taking notes, doing HW, etc. It is super handy and is well worth the I think $10. I do have a few suggestions. There are lots of colors but I think that some colors I would use a lot are missing. For example there is no “tan” or really any color to represent skin. I also would like it if we had a more diverse font choice. Right now, the only “handwriting” font is Noteworthy. I would like more options like Coming Soon or Indie Flower. It also would be cool if there were things like stencils or stickers. Other than that, I love this app!
  • ALMOST complete - but LOVE

    By stuodrama
    I am going to use this app as my primary notebook app for Grad school. I am a drama student and this app (as well as the iPad Pro) will prove invaluable in streamlining the notes, scripts, and handouts that amount as a result. BUT - unless I've missed it - there is one thing missing that would make my life a little more convienent and would be thankful were it added to a future update 😉: I'd really appreciate the ability to select a specific page's backround without having the other pages' backrounds change; I'd like to be free to have one page be blank for a drawing or even a PDF and then the following page be that of a yellow-ruled page, and then even the third a lovely purple-spotted page if I so choose. So far as I can determine this isn't possible. Other than that, I think this is an app second-to-none for notetaking on iDevices.
  • More like NOTability

    By I like but now quite irritated
    I have always liked using notability and my school uses it for everything but today I opened the app and all my files were downloading from the cloud, two and a half hours later and I still have 77 files that wont download despite my 15 ipad restarts. What happened? If you want this to work make sure your files are backed up.
  • Notability is Life

    By OheloChad
    Ever since I purchased my IPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Notability, I have become much more organized with life being that Notability has become my daily go to. I love how simple it is, and yet so enjoyable to work within. I’m a Paraeducator by day, so I take a lot of notes (and draw diagrams) to help kids in my caseload. I also use Notability to stay organized with my college coursework, by night. Notability also helps me with coaching kids. I can use a lot of PDF (or make my own) downloads from the internet and draw on it (saves me time) to help my kids learn better, diagram pictures, or take statistics and have it all organized in one place. I also love the convenience of sharing everything I create. Not to sound like a techy nerd type but using Notability with Apple Pencil makes the experience with using Notability pretty fun. Keep evolving Notability...