By Ginger Labs

  • App Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 128.28 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.0
App Ratings: 4
Based on 19,142 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

  • Reading view

    By jIfehjpshc
    Could you add a feature for “reading” so that the border icons and things be removed when reading?
  • Privacy

    By Cheesybreee
    Love the app! I use it for so many things! Would love it it support for Touch ID were included for locked folders!
  • Close to Perfect

    By aWildWillAppeared
    Let me begin by saying this: Notability is everything I have ever wanted from a note-taking app. It replaced my notebooks, Evernote, and folder with syllabi/other class materials. The Mac App is useable, but I find that using my iPad Pro with its keyboard is so much better for lectures that require written notes. For classes like organic/physical chemistry, calculus, and physics I use my Apple Pencil, which is where one of my two complaints comes in (see below). The UI is intuitive and deceptively simple. A few buttons packs a huge punch with this app. The cloud sync is flawless: when I make/change a note on one device it is almost immediately accessible on my others. I typically make my notes on my iPad and later do reviews using my phone. On that note, I am super happy this app lets me use my own iCloud storage instead of forcing me through some third-party cloud or having me purchase theirs. I love that I can change the paper’s color and have lined, grid, or blank sheets. I frequently export my notes as a PDF (which is perfect) to share them with peers and students I tutor. I have gotten at least 10 other people (one of them a professor) to start using this app, as I am frequently asked about it in class. Another wonderful thing is the cut/copy/paste functions. In my chemistry courses (I am an upper-level biochemistry student) I frequently have long mechanisms to write out and being able to paste repeating structures is amazing. Primary complaint: When I am writing, the magnification button in the bottom right sometimes recognizes my palm, causing the pencil to momentarily become unresponsive. When it comes back it drops a huge line across my screen. I admit, this requires simply hitting the back button to fix, but sometimes it is very frustrating to have to pause in the middle of a long mechanism and wait for the pencil to respond again. Simple fix: move the magnification and scroll buttons to the top right where the palm won’t be a problem and very few people are going to be writing anyways. Secondary complaint: the app uses Google Drive to import PDFs. I’ll admit, I have no idea why they need to do it this way. I just don’t like that I have to shuttle my PDFs through a third-party to add them to my notes. This is true on the Mac app as well. Something I would like to see added but isn’t really a hindrance: linking to other notes from within a note. Many other popular note-taking apps have this capability (Evernote, for example). Not really a complaint, but it would be useful.
  • More perfect than most hand sanitizers, 99.9999999%

    By TexanTakeover
    This app is nearly perfect, like 99.9999% 3 things I wish this app could do in order of importance 1. Have it so I can have multiple pens preset in different colors (one touch color changes, makes it easier for color coded note taking) 2. Area eraser along with stroke 3. rotate slides (not super important
  • Could be better

    By Phitron
    It would be a lot better if it had OCR, a distraction-free mode, and deeper file nesting. Otherwise, it does the job well.

    By Doey J
    Don’t get me wrong. This is a fantastic app. Used on iPad for years as a college student and continue using on iPhone. Best I’ve seen on the app store, really could not ask for more. With one caveat: On iPhone version, YOU CANNOT NAME INDIVIDUAL NOTES. WHY? it is the most basic operation in terms of organization and they just seemed to overlook it. Perfect app besides this. Fix it and I will definitely change to 5 stars.
  • More Colors Please?

    By Morecolors101
    Umm this app is real dope but i would really appreciate more variety in colors. My brain is sick of these same 32 colors and I am seeing them in my sleep. So yeah, more colors please.
  • Great app

    By Dent De Leon
    ★ recent update: the Dark Mode keyboard is very much appreciated. ★ This is the best and most adaptable note taker I have found. You won’t be disappointed. Five stars ★★★★★
  • This is THE note-taking app

    By K. Curtis
    I debated between a few apps and this one came out on top. All of my friends use it as well, so it’s so much easier to exchange notes because we can airdrop it to each other and the formatting remains perfect. It also is compatible for split screen with other apps to I can watch a video and take notes on it at the same time. The only feature I wish they would add is the ability to split screen your own notes within the app. I download worksheets and I would be nice to not have to go back and forth between reference notes and just be able to view both at the same time.
  • Freezing on me lately

    By DamnDirtyBird...
    Love this app, normally I’m at a 4.8-5 star rating for it because I literally use it every day and it makes getting my iPad for college so worth it. With that in mind though, it’s been crashing a lot on me recently and I’m not sure why. I’ll be in the middle of using it and then all of a sudden it’ll freeze and I can’t write or move the page or anything! Then when I try to open it back up the circle just stays spinning and I need to completely restart my iPad to get it working again. Not the best bug to have in the middle of class and especially not during finals week. Please fix!!!