By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.3.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 277.90 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 20,516 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.



  • A couple of crucial features missing...

    By A-Tohamy
    - Let us open up to 3 notes side by side!! Larger iPad pro’s display well allows that - Make a page management system to comfortably navigate huge PDFs. I have ones in the hundreds of pages and they are such a pain to deal with on notability! Such system would provide an overview of all the pages that we can rapidly navigate through and edit/rearrange/delete pages in bulk. - Include an entire file & organization system for filing notes. - Your in app conversion of word is terribly inaccurate. - Maybe even throw in an entirely black theme for a change
  • Amazing app, wish they would add three simple features

    By StevenKasp
    Notability is the greatest note taking app I have ever used, I spend easily 30 hours a week with this app alone. I have used Evernote, as well as other note taking apps and this blows them both out of the water. I’ve used this app every day for over a year now, and am only writing a review in hopes that the developers read this and use it to improve my experience. 5 features would greatly increase my user experience and I feel others would benefit from it as well The first, would be if they added another optional tier of organization to the file storage on the app Rather than going from Dividers, to subjects to notes; if they changed it to Dividers, subjects, sections, notes it would allow me to organize my notes so much better The second and third regard expanding the capabilities of their shape creation widget. Currently, if you create a shape within their widget; the shape will be added to your notes as a solid picture. It would make note taking so much more aesthetically pleasing and easy to use if they allowed you to transfer the drawing to your notes in the same way as when you copy lines on the actual notepad, where you’re able to choose between pasting your copied notes as either an image or discrete lines. In addition, within the shape creation widget if they added an arc option; where you’re able to specify three points on the drawing and it would create an arc intersecting those three points, it would make creating images so much easier to use. The fourth suggestion is being able to flip or mirror copied lines. This would make creating curved symmetrical drawings much easier The fifth would be harder to develop, and probably infeasible right now; and that would be adding the capability to automatically share your notes on a cloud database where I could access my notes online from anywhere. Hope you guys read this review and take my suggestions into consideration. Potential buyers, this app is amazing and would still be worth the money if the price doubled. Thank you
  • Just Awesome and thank you for the team 🌹

    By Saeed1Gh
    The app is very helpful and useful, especially for me as a student, It’s The only one app I use in the college .. Thanks for everyone one evolved in this work. —————— Finallllllly after the last update, unlimited colors, and the more important thing is no more need for google drive to convert the slides to pdf . I’m really really happy... thank you guys 🙏🏻🌹
  • Wait to update

    By Kharoot
    There are a few fatal bugs in the 8.3.2 version that make this program useless if trying to work with Apple Pencil and importing docs from google drive. Sad I updated.
  • The best app for note taking

    By HuaHua_Edward
    I have used this app for about 5 months. It’s really good. Makes me feel very comfortable when I use Apple Pencil. One thing it needs to improve is that it would become slower after you import too many pictures in a note.
  • Great for productivity but many bugs to fix

    By EL0118
    This app works wonders for annotating, highlighting, personalizing your notes. Great recent updates allow you to switch between notes simultaneously, and transfer between notes. I’ve been using this for almost a year now for medical school, and it is my essential for study guides and annotations for exams. However, I do wish some of the bugs can be fixed. One huge issue is that when you paste a picture onto a note, you can expand that picture and annotate within that picture. This is a great feature, but the problem is that there is no option to write within that box. Additionally, after you close the box, for some reason, Notability takes you to the very top of your pdf. For example, if I’m editing a picture that pasted on page 100, once I exit out, I’m directed to Page 1. Not a big deal to some, but for me, who relies pretty much solely on Notability 12 hours a day, this gets to be really counterproductive. I also hope a future update allows you to write within a picture you pasted, as it lets you do several other things already, except this. Otherwise, I am satisfied and definitely always recommending Notability to my colleagues.
  • Crashing

    By Lucille 01
    This app for some reason keeps on crashing for no apparent reason. I have to take something that should take 5 minutes and make it into an hour because of these crashes. Please release an update to fix it.
  • I wanted to love it...

    By Gina_marie45
    I just downloaded the app and it had every feature you would want. you can add audio to your notes, convert your handwritten notes to text, search the text, and add photos. The only drawback, the biggest drawback, is that when I try to write with my stylus pen if I rest my palm on the screen the words ERASE as I write them which is really frustrating. I got this app mainly for the handwriting feature. I have the settings on correctly but It still doesn’t solve the problem. if this was fixed this app would be perfect... but until then 1 star. Sorry.

    By Crx michy
    I am finally excited to use Notability for school! This really helps to color code things better and I noticed the new update did improve many other things.
  • Apple Pencil Off/On Pain

    By fieldtripz
    It’s difficult to use with both fingers and the Apple Pencil. Why do I have to Disconnect the pencil? I’m having trouble figuring out how to reconnect it to this app. It never disconnects from the iPad, but this app is a pain to work with both fingers and the Apple Pencil. It does NOT reconnect automatically, even after I unpair and repair the pencil to the iPad. Please fix.