By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 125.12 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 18,023 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. 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.



  • Nice, but

    By TriedTo
    This is a very useful app, but one thing sidelines it in place of another: lack of a date and time stamp.
  • Love This app!

    By Becca11m
    I'm in pharmacy school and we are required to use iPads and this app is perfectly compatible for it! It is the app that was highly recommended to us at orientation, and it worse great, so many features we all love it
  • Best note taking app, lacking handwriting recognition

    By jespino1
    Honestly, the app is the best note taking app available, tons of useful feature. Only thing missing that will make it greater would be hand writing recognition.
  • Best App for College Students

    By Mrme723
    Bought this app and an Apple Pencil as a Junior in Engineering to replace my many notebooks. Works like a charm since I can download the professors slides and take notes on them and even record lectures for later! Highly recommend!
  • Best Note taking app out there

    By Kinohi from Hawaii
    This app is simply the best. I've been using it for a few years now, and it's my main app for taking notes, writing speeches, and quick doodling. I finally got my wife on boat with this app and she loves it as well! Every update is great!! I would highly recommend to anyone who takes a lot of notes for work or leisure.
  • Loved until newest update

    By justtryingtostudy
    Used it every single day for class, I even have it on my computer too. It was GREAT until today and now the app crashes every single time I try to open any documents! Newest "update" blows!
  • Best app for taking notes!

    By Deedeevaldes
    Recently started using & I can't get enough of it. Use it for everything from taking notes in lecture to making grocery lists. Love that it is so easy to use & works very fast. Haven't had a problem with it so no complaints for now. At first I was not that convinced that I would like it let alone pay $10 for it but honestly best money ever spent on something school related. Would definitely recommend purchasing!!
  • Pretty neat UI

    By section4
    Love using this app and have been using it to annotate PDFs and take notes for a couple of years. The UI is fantastic. The only thing missing is a handwriting to text conversion. Any plans to add it in the near future? [I have also used Notes Plus which has this feature and it is pretty awesome. The only reason I’m not using Notes Plus is because I’ve been used to Notability all this while and would hate to switch apps]
  • A Must Get!

    By CollegeStudent19
    As an incoming college student last year, I was looking for an app that I could use to take notes so I wouldn't have to buy a lot of paper materials. Little did I know that I could download PDFs, pictures, recordings and more. It's absolutely perfect, easy navigation and easy to understand. Also, you have the option to sync up all your notes to either Google Drive or another destination of your provided choice. Of course there are some issues, but there have been major improvements!
  • I use this every day

    By MrBucky
    I love taking notes with this app but there are a few much-needed improvements, like shapes (arrows and circles) and curves. My notes look awesome until I have to sketch a curve on a Cartesian coordinates graph for math. Just let me make a curve and then move some key points to change the shape. (Hire me and I’ll show you how to do it.) Overall, a great app that’s fun and easy to use.