By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 277.92 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 20,466 Ratings


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 enrich their lives. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, home, and work. STREAMLINE YOUR WORKFLOW • Become fully paper-free, in the classroom, office, and at home. • Complete, sign, and share documents in Notability. • Drag and Drop to move files, text, photos, GIFs, web pages, and more from other apps into Notability with Multitasking. • Secure and lock your notes using Face ID and Touch ID. HANDWRITE AND SKETCH WITH BEAUTIFUL INK • Fully express your artistic side with custom colors and match any color with the color dropper. • Use a variety of colors to draw perfectly straight lines or activate zoom-writing for detailed work. • Ink is fine-tuned for 1st and 2nd generation Apple Pencil for the most responsive, precise writing experience yet, including double-tap gesture for switching tools, erasing, and more. SEARCH AND CONVERT HANDWRITTEN NOTES • Search for handwritten words from the Library and in the note view in any of our 14 supported languages. • Convert handwriting to text. • It all happens on your device, so your information stays private. SAVE TIME WITH MULTI-NOTE • Multi-note lets you work with two notes side-by-side. • Quickly switch between notes with the Note Navigator. • Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, and more between notes. TYPE ANYWHERE • Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. • Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes. IMPORT AND SHARE • Import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more - conversion to PDF happens on your device, so your information stays private. • Annotate imported pictures, lecture slides, and meeting agendas, or complete class assignments. • Share notes via email, AirDrop, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, and more, or share note content to other apps with Drag and Drop. RECORD AND PLAYBACK AUDIO • Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them. • Notes are automatically synced with audio recordings so during playback you can listen to what was happening as you wrote. AUTO-BACKUP AND ICLOUD SYNC • Use iCloud to automatically sync your notes to Notability on iPad, iPhone, and Mac, or to retrieve previous versions of your notes. • Use Auto-backup to send your notes to a cloud service for archiving or recovery. Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, WebDAV, and OneDrive are all supported! Mac app sold separately. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.



  • Warning about iCloud syncing

    By framework4
    Folks, Wonderful program. However their iCloud syncing REMOVES all your notes from your iPAD and stores them ONLY online. It DOES NOT warn you, just does it. Open it withOUT an Internet connection and you have nothing. I used my phone’s hotspot but there was no way to just grab the half dozen notes I needed. I had to wait till a couple of hundred notes downloaded over a slow one bar connection. Turned off iCloud syncing and THEN it offers me a choice.
  • Can’t live without it

    By svcoder
    I use this app every single day. I am a software developer and I take a lot of notes, jot down a lot of design ideas and this app keeps all my work notes organized. I have not found another app that is as fluid and easy to use as this one. Unfortunately, I took off one star because this app is missing a feature that I have found that other apps have. The app developers need to implement a feature for creating space in the middle of a note by giving the user the ability to move the contents of a note down. I have found no easy way to do this. App would get 5 starts if they could implement something like that.

    By Emoji Queen70
    Notability is definitely worth 10.00$. You can create your own colors, zoom in, (which is really helpful) add pictures, and more. Notability is SUPER helpful. One thing that I want is rainbow color. It would be so cool! But otherwise, it’s amazing!
  • Can’t copy/paste anymore

    By ellen-nd
    With this latest update, you can no longer copy and paste or lasso a selection and change the color, which were two of the best features. Without them, it’s not worth the price. I’ll update the review if these issues are fixed.
  • Crashing

    By spark1234les
    The app has kept crashing every time I open it after the update. Do not update.
  • Layout

    By FreddieLui
    It would be even better with layout/UI redesigned. Material is the new black.
  • The latest edition cannot adjust color of the writing

    By 韩旭旭旭旭旭
    In the latest edition, I cannot adjust, edit or delete my hand writing using the scissor tool. It is very inconvenient. Hopefully you guys can fix this soon.
  • Incredibly Smooth!

    By Josephoregon
    Notability has really upped its game. They truly put time and attention into this app with consistent updates while listening to customers. This app is very reliable with note taking at all levels. I tend to forget the voice recording feature with all notes, but I recently remembered this when Steve Young came to speak at my school. I used it and record the entire talk and the quality was fantastic! If I were to make one suggestion, it would be to fix the bug when I would use the crop feature to select writing to where I want to move elsewhere on the page, but after immediately selecting it and attempting to move it, the selected writing/drawing/whatever just pops directly back to its original location. Let me know if you need more specifics or if I can do something on my end to eliminate this very minor problem. Big kudos to this team. Please keep up the great work!
  • Good but needs a few features

    By Anonymous11111aad
    Really is a great app that makes me a more efficient student however I have some suggestions that will make this even better. 1.Automatic figure recognition I.e. draw a rectangle it should automatically create the rectangle 2. Note switcher is good, tab interface like a google chrome browser would have many benefits 3. Easier to draw/ insert shapes 4. Straight line mode- if I’m doing a bunch of highlighting or underlining a lock toggle that would enable constant straight lines . Instead of the current draw and hold.. which then changes the line to straight.
  • Sync with other clouds

    By Deep94
    Can you please add back and sync with other cloud storage systems. I pay for OneDrive but i can only sync with iCloud which is now too full to sync all my notes?