By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 128.28 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 19,163 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.



  • Loading Notes Problem

    By walner_
    The notes I creare have to load every time I open the app even with notes I created in the same device. This is annoying because I have to wait for a long time.
  • Love app. Hate icon😊

    By HitMaker
    Need a new app icon!
  • Great but ...

    By Mawedeh
    I need more colors and papers😍
  • Literally the greatest

    By Jkingsbury96
    Best not taking app!
  • Great for seriously flawed

    By D_Sama
    When it works, this app works great, but every now and then it crashes and it won’t open until you restart your device. Once that’s done, the app would have deleted your previous inputs. For business, this is very costly and unprofessional and therefore its unreliable since is like playing Russian roulette and you don’t know when will it happen again. Cause of that, I can’t recommend it.
  • Almost perfect

    By Johndray
    The only thing that I would change is the fact that you cannot name two things the same thing. For example, under my microbiology class I have both class notes and review notes so I want two subdivisions named Chapter 15. But the app does not allow anything to be named the name thing. It also comes as an issue when I have both Physiology and Microbiology dividers, but and i wanted the same two sections under both as class notes and review notes. It’s simply solved by adding emojis, but I didn’t want to have to do that. Another issue that isn’t particularly for me but for my boyfriend is that when uploading a power point he wants it to be in a slide formation opposed to being posted much life an infinite pdf.
  • Good for handwritten notes

    By a very iphone user
    The app works very well with either a finger or apple pencil. It provides pen and marker tools with easy control over color, and tip size. So it’s great for freestyle sketches. There is an eraser and a graphical selection tool that allow deleting, moving, and copying drawn lines. All this is great for simple handwritten sketches and annotations. More complex operations with graphics allow drawing straight lines, and placing text in arbitrary locations on the page, but both of these could be improved: The tool provides a way to draw a straight line, but it is awkward and not easy to use: to do that you draw a line by hand and then pause at the end of the line for a second. I wish the app would provide another “straight line” tool like most other drawing and desktop publishing apps, so selecting it will make all lines straight. Handling text annotations is also awkward if you want the text placed in specific locations. The placed text requires different handling for moving, copying and deleting. The tools that allow you to delete, copy and move drawn lines do not work on text. Instead, it has it’s own set of operations (for example, to delete, you pause on it with the pencil, then apply another click which opens up a menu - not easy or intuitive). I wish the app would allow to use the same erase and select tools that already exist for handling drawn lines.
  • For the developers of Notability.

    By Momojojo777777
    This is a perfect app for taking notes. It is. BUT, each person is different. Each person has different preferences. And each person who are note takers are the ones who will most likely purchase your app. We need more customization. More options in paper settings. We should be able to make our own profile to space the lines. There's only a few choices. Color of the pages. We should be able to choose which color palette to use on the paper. The color of the pencils. Styles of strokes. Make everything customizable. Or put more choices. I would give you guys a five stars if you have put a lot of changes. Update: The undo button is small for ipad users. Sometimes when I press it it doesn't recognize it. I had to tap it almost 3 times. Like I said here it needs more customization. More colors in highlighter and pen.
  • Great for note-taking, but frustratingly glitchy

    By Dbeep
    A great app where I take all of my notes, but there are lots of small glitches that occur all the time and can be annoying because they often interrupt annotation, so a lot of the bugs could be worked on.
  • Need page Management on iPhone

    By SciAdam
    A spectacular app but it needs the ability to manage pages on the iPhone. If I import a PDF into one of my notes I can't delete the pages the PDF uses. This feature would be very helpful.