By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 125.37 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
Score: 4
From 18,392 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 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.



  • Awesome app

    By Grover555
    I love it
  • Ruined with update

    By BeenTricked
    Most of the features that made this app good were taken away with the last update. I’m beyond frustrated. Things I did on a daily basis with this app, such as add documents and/or PDFs to a notability project I had open, or import to my project while recording audio without an interruption of the project or recording, are no longer working. And those are not the only two. Plenty of other things are no longer working. I emailed customer service and their reply was that these were known issues but gave me no word they would get fixed, no timeline. I paid for features that have been removed. In its current state, I absolutely would not have purchased this app. I’ve switched to GoodNotes for now.
  • Changed the way I study

    By Updkdn
    This app is the main reason that I got an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. The ability to record a lecture and sync the audio with my notes is the answer to The problem of missing the important information that the teacher says because I was too preoccupied writing the notes down. Its ability to combine typing with drawing and taking pictures provides an unprecedented ability to excel in understanding what the teacher teaches the first time you hear it as well as a detailed record of exactly what the teacher taught!
  • Great app! But needs some improvements

    By roblemma1
    I have been using this app for about 6 month now for college. It is extremely useful with my iPad Pro! I have been able to almost completely replace all my books, laptop and notebook. It is a super convenient app that will allow you to have everything you need to study on the go on any device with the app. Although this app is pretty reliable, I have two complaints that I would like for them to be resolved. First, when trying to import a pdf file from the internet to a note that has been already written, and selecting “add to another note” there is a bug that misplaces the categories of the notes, so the “easy way” for selecting the note goes away, and you’re left scrolling through all of your notes until you find the one you want. Also, it would be a great addition if one could have two notes open at the same time, because sometimes you need to see a note while copying on a blank one. These are two minor bugs that can be resolved easily, as the app is constantly being updated, so do not hesitate to buy this app. Its really useful.
  • Just needs one thing

    By Mustbeuniqueelsereviewdeleted
    I realy love the interface. I do have problems with the tracking glitching out when I write - as in there are small breaks and skips in the lines I write. Those are minor, though, and if there was one thing I could recommend adding, it’d be dual-screen functionality. Using the IPad pro’s split screen, I like having lecture slides up in one tab and Notability in the other. However, often my annotated lecture notes are in another Notability file, and it’s a pain only being able to bring up one Notability file at a time and switching between lecture and personal notes. If this was added in the future, then I would be a very happy camper.
  • Improving speed

    By ostad fariborz
    Hi .when I use this app I need to change pen color a lot .and to do this I have to open the color bar and choose took a lot of time.i have a offer for u to make this app there is a. Lot of free space up in the screen if u add quick access to 3 different color there it make this app much better and faster.thank you
  • Poor support and restricted features!

    By AHP20122012
    Delay support! Restricted features - you can’t copy multiple pages from note to note ( what on earth restricted this feature), you can copy one by one. - No handwriting recognition in search box, so if you took huge notes, you will be in problem soon - No wide search in notes, just in one note at a time ( if you didn’t remember where you write, you will be in trouble) - no page zoom in in portrait mode, therefore, your handwriting will be unequal from time to time and difficult to consider handwriting size - iCloud syncing sometimes out of order
  • Best Note Taking App by Far

    By acaciayoung
    I’ve been using this app for two years now for notes and song writing and have ever had a single problem. Until recently, I’ve noticed all of my voice memos are unresponsive! They’re all physically there but when I tap play, nothing happens. I’m very scared that all my unfinished songs are gone!
  • Importing to Existing Feature Gone

    By дямдБεδδθη
    In the previous version, importing (pdf) to existing note was there. After the new update, it’s no longer.
  • Suggestion

    By Leenaks
    While I love this app so much and it's all I use for note taking in college, I have a suggestion that I think will make the app better which is the ability to add a divider within the subject itself! I hope to see this feature soon!