Notability

Notability

Notability

By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 10.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 315.30 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.0+
Score: 4.8
4.8
From 116,742 Ratings

Description

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. CREATE MEMORABLE MULTI-MEDIA NOTES • Work with a variety of note-taking, journaling, and drawing tools like ink, highlighter, text, and audio. • Explore endless ideas with continuous page scroll. • Mark up imported textbooks, documents, lecture slides, class assignments, and images. • Add photos, GIFs, web pages, and more. STAY ORGANIZED, PAPER-FREE • Always keep your notes with you, without the weight, the hassle or the paper waste. • Group notes with customizable subjects and dividers. • Quickly search handwriting*, typed text, PDF text, image text, and note titles. • Secure notes using Face ID and Touch ID. HANDWRITE AND SKETCH NATURALLY • Ink is fine-tuned for the Apple Pencil for the most responsive, precise writing experience yet, including double-tap gesture for switching tools, erasing, and more. • Create custom colors and match any color with the color dropper. • Precisely erase freehand ink or shapes with varied brush sizes. • Easily create perfect shapes. • Quickly switch between ink or eraser styles with the Favorites Toolbar. RECORD AND PLAYBACK AUDIO • Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them. • Replay audio recordings and tap anywhere on your note to hear what was said at that moment. SHARE IDEAS IN PRESENTATION MODE • Present ideas in full screen without distracting toolbars when connected to an external display. • Engage an audience with all of Notability's tools including a Laser Pointer. DO MORE WITH MULTI-NOTE • Work with two notes side-by-side. • Quickly switch between notes and Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, etc. TYPE ANYWHERE • Full-featured, left-aligned typing with word count and a wide range of fonts, custom fonts, sizes, and colors. • Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes. IMPORT AND SHARE • Import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more - conversion to PDF happens on your device, so information stays private. • Easily create searchable multi-page PDFs using the built-in Document Scanner. AUTO-BACKUP AND ICLOUD SYNC • Use iCloud to automatically sync your notes to Notability across iPad, iPhone, and Mac. • 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! --- Customize your note-taking experience in the Notability Shop! Explore an exciting array of content available for purchase: • *Handwriting Conversion and Search (included with Edu VPP) • Daily Planner • Stickers, themes, and more! --- Mac app sold separately. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.

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Reviews

Notes Will Not load

1
Was working great until my notes stopped loading and/or disappearing and put me behind in my studies. Soo frustrating! Please fix! Will be downloading GoodNotes instead.
By b2bridhe

Used it for school

5
This app is amazing, i have all my notes in one place, lets you do tons of different, and you can have all your notes in different devices. Really good overall. I also like how you can quickly incorporate pics and record notes
By asd12392748592

Works well, but printing a single page is a chore

4
The app works well with little learning curve. Clearly I need to work on my handwriting skills. The big issue I have is printing a single page from a notebook. If I have a 30 page notebook and I want to print page 23, I need to change the print range from all to a specific page using the scroll wheels. While this is OK on a small notebook, it is giving me second thoughts on purchasing the 2021 planner. I really don’t want to scroll to page 423 on both wheels to print his one page. No need to be trapped in a hamster-wheel. On the plus side, giving me 7 days to try the 2021 planner is a nice option.
By RatedMaxPower

A must for college

5
This program allows files to be converted into a writing document at the push of a button. It's fast and keeps everything so organized. Definitely a game changer for school
By camdaman!

Could Use built in note formatting presets

3
I love this app. I’ve been using it for the entire time that I’ve been in college. I no longer to have to worry about losing my notes to a coffee spill or a hungry dog because they’re all backed up in the cloud. The only reason that Im rating it less than 5 stars is because I hope that that will make the developers more likely to see my suggestion. As with all things, however, there is some room for improvement. I use the Cornell style of note taking, and it can be a bit of a pain setting up the paper in that style, especially if I forgot to do so before class. As such, it would a huge quality of life improvement if they could add some paper presets that had the Cornell outline built in.
By angrywafflewarrior

Recent Problems Poor Support

1
I used to use notability on a daily basis while going through medical school. Now like everyone else, after trying to go back through old notes all the notes are blank notes that cannot be opened. After looking at forums this is a common problem that Notability still has not addressed or fixed. Attempting to back up notes from previous versions is only way to get notes back, but missing some info... poor customer support with no response... good luck. Fellow classmates have recommended OneNote or Goodnotes as better alternatives that they have switched to.
By pkrukow

Great Tool

5
I love the freedom of marking up documents w/ notes and then emailing them back directly from one app. Allows me to give students instant feedback, which really improves their progress
By cpup5

Best Note Taking App, Here’s Why

5
I have been using Notability for over 5 or 6 years now. It’s one of the best note taking apps out there for ipad. This has gone through pharmacy school and I still use it to meal prep and whenever I need to take notes. I’ve downloaded and bought a handful of other apps but I love this UI the most. And what’s amazing is they are so easy to contact when you have any issues (I’ve had to contact them a few times due to small bugs which eventually got fixed) and they are constantly updating to add new functions. I love the idea of having the math conversions and how boxes are now perfectly shaped. My absolute favorite function is the voice recording playback option. This note taking app actually grays out your notes slightly until the EXACT time you started typing or writing while recording a lecture, so you can follow along if you decide to go back. I like to add some flowers, stars, or bubbles in areas where my professor may have spoken too fast or was hard to understand, and will go back later, click on that bubble, star, or flower and the recording will move to that EXACT time where the professor started talking so I don’t have to guess or waste time trying to find that spot. This is truly a wonderful app, probably the only app I use on my ipad nowadays (aside from games). Buy it, you won’t regret it! They are constantly updating to add new functions so you may get overwhelmed at first, but once you get the hang of it you’ll love it as much as I do.
By ElsReviews

Layering

3
I love this app, but I am confused, as to why I can't create a shape then put a text over it to have it show. Makes no sense that such a high functioning ability that is quite simple to implement. A response would be nice because I’m hoping I’m missing something.
By Watch dogs fan boy

Basic Improvements Needed

3
Needs: moving the page selector, cant say i go a day without accidentally hitting it. Top right would work better, or at least let me put it wherever i want it. Zoom: I often times wish I could have lock so I do not inadvertently zoom into something as I glide my hand over the screen. Organization: Very simple, mostly sufficient, though not great like similar note taking applications. I would prefer more control. I despise the fact these are proprietary files. Cannot be viewed outside if iOS unless converted first. So i can cloud save it, but can’t view it on another device. Great search features, great recording features, good pencil/marker customization. The extra page at the end DOES get exported, always. you have to unselect it every time. so.
By Hevenlyhell

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