By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.4.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 280.68 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0+
Score: 4
From 21,638 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.


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The best in its class!

I've been using this app since at least 2012, and have watched it grow into the full-featured app it is today. If you're looking for a quick note-taking or sketching app, this certainly does the trick! Developers: thank you for not changing this app to a subscription-based product as others in the same class are doing.
By brewkob

More Writing Space & Collaborative Editing

Notability is truly a good app for organising and editing PDF and hence securing my GPA. However, as a student, in the next update, I would highly appreciate it the application can include more writing space out of the PDF margin and allow people to edit the PDF together (so they can work on the file in lectures together :) We really rely a lot on Notability. Looking forward to your next update.
By Loyal Fan of Notability


I am currently a college student and this app is a miracle. Yes it cost money but it’s 100% worth the money.
By ME_Espinoza

Love the app but there NEEDS to be a WINDOWS version PLEASSEEEE

Not everyone wants to use Mac OS Please I really love this app but I need this app in my life on windows. Or Linux.
By 🤴 Prince

Top notes app. Worth the price.

(Based on beta) TouchID for lock, superb PDF handling, superb handwriting/sketching, with ease of highlighting existing text. Great file transforms and OCR. Quick and subtle audio recording. Unlike discrete title (this may not mean much to but a few of us) I’d like to see timed reminders. I’d like to see better cross-platform font-size handling. Just one major gripe. Very slow to load from scratch! (After scratch, for awhile, it pops right up.)
By fjpoblam

Really good, however...

Great app so far,however I realize there is no page orientation feature. At times I need landscape orientation to do concept maps etc, and have to look for alternate ways to do it. Can this be added?
By Musical Bella

Poor customer service and app

I have been trying to get in contact with notability for weeks now. Email after email with no response and no contact number online. I use notability to take notes b/c I am a medical student. Recently the notes on my pdf files have just vanished. Completely blank, every file I open all the words are gone. At this point, I don’t even know what to do.
By A.melia

Whose fault

I can no longer export pdf to onenote. It just creates a link to the pdf instead of actually exporting it to onenote. Since my computer is windows I can’t get notability on it. This app was phenomenal up until either notability or onenote decided to make it pointless to own.
By Random1839

Poor organization

This app is good at rendering handwriting and I really like the color schemes (yellow on black, red on black). However, everything else is a disappointment: - not being able to test the product before purchase is a massive nuisance from the outset - dividers and subjects are neither intuitive nor sufficient for elaborate organization. For example, I cannot archive notes that I do not need on a regular basis. I can delete notes or keep them in my face. I cannot use the same name for a subject under two dividers. For example, I cannot have a 'General' subject under two different divisions. So I cannot have a catch-all for different teams or topics. Way too simplistic. - the reason I'm now writing this negative review and switching to a different note system is because ALL MY SUBJECTS AND DIVIDERS DISAPPEARED for no reason!!!! I invested a lot of effort trying to organize my written notes and now I need to do it all over again in a different system. For all the things people find annoying about Microsoft, my stuff never disappears randomly. Updated to 1 star since I can't even export it backup my files to PDF anymore. Took me forever to get all my content out! Massive waste of time and money!
By jiitty

Used to be good

3 years ago this was a good app that did what I needed it to do. Today I decided to try it again but the draw tool keeps scrolling instead of drawing and adding text boxes on top of drawings isn’t possible anymore and it’s very annoying.
By alfred yost


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