By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.2.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 125.30 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 18,861 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.



  • Last update unfiled all my notes

    By MelFromMemphis
    I have generally enjoy using this app, but after the last update all of my notes spilled into unfiled and are no longer organized by their folders and subjects. This is a major problem, I have well over 100 separate notes. Now it’s all a big mess.
  • Good but missing OCR

    By TranceMist
    This would be the best if it had OCR. I prefer GoodNotes because then I can search my handwritten notes.
  • so glad I found this, whew 😄🎨

    By Blue Pine
    This note app is wonderful!!! Expensive, but given what I've been through, perhaps worth it. I love the way it's designed with Dividers, Subjects, and Notes. There's lots of color, the paper is configurable, the ink flows beautifully, and photo importing is a breeze! I surprised myself by adding a theme (also pretty steeply priced, but lovely). I'm also glad there's File Sharing in iTunes. I wouldn't have bought this without the File Sharing (iTunes) option. Wonderful instructions too! Love it!!! 💛🍧☀️ UPDATE: At first, handwriting worked. However, once I used a stylus, just once, handwriting never worked again. I'm forced to use a stylus now, even when I don't want to. I've tried all settings. I've visited the support pages, and tried everything I can think of to regain the ability to write by hand. Nothing brings it back. Other gestures work though. WISH: Whenever I revise typing in a text box, the box gets unnecessarily huge, and then loses its position. If I'm writing next to it, I have to resize the box and move it back where it was over and over and over. Please stop it from unnecessarily growing large even though that size is unneeded. Please anchor it better too.
  • I’m at my wits end

    By Blackfang19
    There is something wrong with the app because files that I repeatedly deleted keep coming back no matter how many times I deleted them.
  • Shortcuts for redo and undo.

    By ItsMar.v
    It would be great to have finger gesture to undo and redo. Because going back in front for the redo sign is to much. You could just double tap with 2 fingers for example. Gestures would make the app even more useful and fun. Thanks :)
  • very helpful

    By Alexandria10109
    This app is amazing. Ive been using it for 3 years now and i keep finding out more amazing things. For one, i like to record lectures in class. When i press record and take my own notes, i can play back the recording and watch my notes highlight according to when i wrote it with the audio. It works the other way around too; i can open the audio and press a bulletin that i wrote and the audio will start playing when i wrote that bulletin. It also has palm rest (which needs a little work), inserting pictures, and a search bar. If your teacher writes study guides for the tests, you can search a keyword in the app and watch all the articles pop up that have that word in it. On top of that, I've used this app to draw the nervous system in my physiological and pharmacology classes. This app has made studying easier, funner, and overall better. If you have friends with the same app in class, you can share your notes easily including the recording of class. It also links with my phone so if i dont have my ipad and i have some free time out with family/friends, i can reread my notes from my phone. I hope this app holds a lot because im going to be using it for awhile. Update: I really hope in the future they can allow handwriting to be searched throughout the app (similar to how notes does it on the iPhone). I prefer to write than type and I can’t search any keywords I write out, the app only searched typed words.
  • My favorite note taking app BUT

    By Ват•
    This is the best note taking app on the AppStore so far, you can import pdf, word, and images and write/type your notes on them and you can add pages to your notes and choose the style of the paper. You can choose the font and the size of it if you want to type, and if you chose to sketch/write you can choose the size of the pen and choose between 32 colors, you can undo and erase, you can cut and past and change the style of your notes even if you already type/write them. You can add a voice record. You can import: pictures, GIF, figures, web clip, and stickies. You can bookmark pages, and you can search on you only typed notes. You can send your notes via email in different formats or move it to different apps. And to organize your notes you can add subjects and you can add a divider, and you can label your notes with colors too. That was almost everything about the app and its so useful and handy. HOWEVER, you can’t sort your notes manually, you can’t mirage your notes if you want, and you can’t copy more than one page at a time. You can absolutely live with that at the beginning, but if you are using this app for almost 3 years like me, it will 100% irritates you. PLEASE SAVE MY SOUL AND FIX THESE PROBLEMS BEFORE IT KILLS ME.
  • I love the app but could use some improvements

    By Mshsbshskalavsysj
    I would love it if the app had shape recognition other than straight lines like the app GoodNotes, oh also more color options like GoodNotes which actually allows hex codes.
  • Love it

    By Yousifiitooo
    Love this app a lot. Very good notebook replacement app, but still needs some extra customization options.
  • Absolutely infuriating

    By j00nie
    This most recent update seems to have broken the app. I just lost an hour of annotations for NO reason. The app just decided not to continue saving my file. This has happened on multiple occasions and is completely unacceptable. And yes I have a stable internet connection and have only recently been experiencing this issue.