By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 279.86 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 21,101 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. • Easily create perfect circles and straight lines. • 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 Switcher. • Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, and more between notes. TYPE ANYWHERE • Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with word count and a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. • Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes. • Save time with keyboard shortcuts. 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.




    By chayahboyd
    This app is perfect and beats all app note taking apps out there! BUT I HAVE ONE COMPLAINT, it’s annoying that the eraser erased a whole stroke!!! Make it an option to erase parts of a stroke or the whole thing please!!!!!
  • Small complain

    By CipDaddy
    Previously, I’ve had no complains and had see absolutely no glitches of any sort in the past. However, now out of no where I have this permanent glitch where the squares do not align correctly to the end break of the pages. This happens only in the square type pages. I’ve tried many things and different size of squares but no fix. It’s affecting only my 2018 iPad Pro 11 inch. I’d be delighted to help solving this bug if I’m contacted, but if not, please provide a patch of some sort to correct the squares not aligning correctly with their respective pages.
  • Best of the handwriting notes apps

    By npath
    I went through all of the notes apps for the iPad and iPhone, with an emphasis on handwritten notes. I use an Apple Pencil on the iPad and the Bamboo Sketch on the iPhone XS Max. For my needs, Notability was the clear winner. Excellent inking, easy to use, good for handwriting and typed text, synced audio recording, easy importing, text conversion, and the list goes on. The last of my needs, which was key, was fast syncing between the iPhone and iPad. Notability did this better than any of the other apps. Lastly, I checked for regular updates, which is important. Looks like the developers are constantly adding new features and squashing bugs. Fantastic app.
  • Decent but overpriced app

    By mak6714
    Feature request: 1. Please add feature to pin frequently used notes in notes switcher and the main page 2. Please enable Touch/Face ID for locking apps
  • Bad erase option

    By Unlimited unexpected
    Can’t erase part of a line without removing the whole stroke. For this reason I’ve moved to use another app.
  • Dedicated user

    By Toe Bone
    I have used this app for years. So versatile, easy to navigate. Using on my Mac mini has never been a problem. Just put on my 6th gen. iPad. Smooth.
  • New zoom is horrible

    By Myferilife
    New zoom feature makes it impossible for me to easily resize my page to 100%, the way I write and being a lefty it is important for me to have a margin on the side of the page and the new zoom feature makes it impossible for me to make that margin the same size every time, why fix what was not broke!
  • Just OK

    By TriGuru
    Lots of features but the basics are lacking. Folders don’t sync across devices. Nether do “locks” - if something is locked on one device it won’t be when it syncs to another. Update: it turns out that folders do sync but adding a second device wiped out all my categories. Still lacking.
  • My most used app

    By directorscoffee
    In all seriousness I use this app more than any other on my iPad. I got it originally because it was able to record audio while I took notes, and then attach that audio to particular points in the note. It does this really well, but is so much more. I rely on this app for all my production meetings, class work, and development projects. It’s my go to app for marking up pdf’s and for signing contracts. The drawing tools are great for sketching ideas in meetings. If I was going to request any new features it would be a few more drawing tools, but there aren’t really any I feel are missing. When I was looking for a note taking app, I legitimately bought 3 other paid apps, and many free ones. Love this one the most! Thanks guys!
  • No zoom percentages displayed

    By evilm0nkey
    After this recent update, I am no longer able to see the zoom percentage. This was an AMAZING and VERY useful feature because it helped keep all text the same size without having to guess how zoomed in/out you were. This is a 5 star app for sure but I’m giving 3 stars right now because that feature was very important to me. I hope you bring this back.