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 18,859 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.



  • 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.
  • Notes erasing

    By 혜동이ㅣㅣㅣ
    I have been using this app for almost 1 year now. In the beginning it had no problem. But recently, my notes were sometimes erased partially instead of being saved and I was very disappointed. I will appreciate if this issue can be fixed. My reliability of the app is going down.
  • Freezing repeatedly

    By jamielee512
    This has been a great app. But over the past few days has been repeatedly freezing up. Even closing out and restarting the app does not correct it. The only fix I have found is to hard reset my iPad. Very frustrating. PLEASE FIX THIS so I can give this app the 5 stars it deserved before this started happening.
  • Good app but...

    By KNT Daddy
    There is this other bug, sometimes when I write something down in a note, I can’t press the undo button on the top left. When that happens, when I leave the note and return to it, I find what I recently added or written down would be gone! Please fix this cause it is annoying.
  • GREAT app, but needs some final Tweaks

    By James68135
    This app is the best note taking app I’ve worked with that has the best: -Seamless Writing -Reliability -Functional Audio Recording -Encrypting notes -Ease of use -Ease of use across devices (accept you have to pay an additional 10$ for the Mac OS app...I get it’s a different operating system...but still dumb) -MANY other functional features. This app would be 100% perfect if you didn’t have to pay extra for full function across devices, and if it had some additional shortcuts for erasing/selecting items, instead of having to manually click icons to swap between different tools. Notes Plus has a great feature where if you circle something while you have the pen tool out, it will give you the option to use that circle as a selection tool. Similarly when you cross something out, it gives you a quick option to delete the item you marked through. I hope this review gets taken into consideration by the developers. Thank you, James
  • Frustrating, buyer be aware!

    By Luis_T
    I generally like the app. I have been using it since August 2017. Twice in the last month all of the subjects in which I filed over 55 notes have vanished. To correct the problem, the Notability website advises that one create a duplicate of each note, to delete each note, to restore the note from the Notability’s trash. What a hassle. This is too time consuming and I’m ready to throw in the towel. There are other note taking apps that have to be more stable. Don’t waste your money!
  • Cool app!

    By Wood Woody
    Would like to see more paper choices & the option to create your own pen color. But definitely more paper options are needed. More spring like papers, fall paper. Just designed papers, instead of the boring ones offered