By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 128.28 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 19,288 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Notability App Ratings: 4
Based on 19,288 App Reviews

Notability App Details

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

  • Free hand crop, masking, transparent

    By TaylorCason
    I was debating between goodnotes and notability for a long time when I first bought the iPad for college. The voice feature really drew me in, but I didn’t know of certain features I would be missing out on unfortunately. For just plain note taking for college this is a great app. But, if you want to make your notes super cute, good notes is the app for you. Notability is missing the free hand crop or masking tool that Goodnotes has in case you wanted to add stickers, transparent graphs and images, or headers that you created with other font apps. Whenever I try to copy and paste or upload transparent images it automatically adds a white background and there is no way to mask around it ): please fix/ add this as a new feature!!!
  • Amazing App - Very Productive for iPad, Mac, and iPhone..nice GUI

    By roystreet
    I used to use one note and after having many, many problems and Microsoft not fixing them, I started using Apple notes instead. I needed more functionality especially combining text input and allowing Apple Pencil input. This does the trick!! 🤠👍 Of the three devices, it is most functional, feature rich, and most powerful on the iPad. Many ink colors for writing, many font types for typing. You customize the background to look like various paper ‘types’ (Lined, gridded, etc). You can have it sync to your iCloud account and a separate backup to another source. Even notes can be password protected. Great 🤠👍 It syncs fairly well, but not always. Sometimes it’s slow to sync which is probably why I gave it ‘only’ 4 stars. Thank you Ginger Labs for all of your hard work
  • Please add a search function!

    By 123goodday
    This is a good note.But you really need to add a search function.That will be perfect for us.
  • I use this daily

    By Mac1diot
    My job is onsite client support and I use this daily to take notes. It allows me to organize clients by state and inside each state by county (the client is the county) I can take notes, add pictures, text screen shots etc. and it syncs across all my iOS and Mac devices so I can always access my notes. I use it so much other employees have started using the app. It’s very easy to use, I enjoy how well it works with the Apple Pencil and that I can quickly change colors, highlight cut/copy/paste handwriting and more. The ONLY complaint is when upgrading my iPad I had to recreate my organization structure. I’d like to see that carry over with a back up
  • Love it

    By Mawedeh
    It’s a perfect app and I love it but I need more colors and dot paper. Thank you
  • Math Teacher

    By Notability is Great!
    I like using Notability and I think it is great for teachers. Is there ever a possibility you may be able to add tools like a protractor and compass?
  • Helpful,but more help?

    By TheCiFFy
    The app is super helpful is notetaking. I would like more help on transferring files from iCloud with the same Apple ID to another device. I happen not to save my files on DropBox, so the files hat I used to have is on iCloud back up, i would love some help with this more. Great app though.
  • 2 major improvements needed

    By Hardy123541234
    1. You need to have the option of 2 pens on the top tool bar. 2. There needs to be a function allowing you to have multiple tabs open at a time so you can easily switch between two sets of notes.
  • Add option for invidual paper style

    By Not 3- D
    We should be able to select an individual paper style for each page. Sometimes its helpful so have lines and in other squared paper for a math class. But right now it will change all the pages to the same style which can be inconvenient.
  • Please fix this issue!

    By lalalalalahi
    Recently, I’ve had an issue where I’m scrolling on a pdf and the page gets stuck and then scrolls very slowly/jerkily. I can still navigate through the app (go back to main page and click on a different pdf), but I can’t exit the Notability app itself. In other words, when this happens, my iPad’s home button and power button stop working as well, and I have to hard restart my iPad by holding the home+power buttons. I love this app and use it for all my note-taking needs, but please fix this problem!