By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.4.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 280.63 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 21,435 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.



  • How is this not a five-star app?

    By Josephoregon
    This app is easily a five-star app, no questions. It is the best note taking app I have ever used and I am one who likes to test all my options according to the value it might bring. And daily note taking was a high value so I tested several apps and there is none that compares to this one. This app is very intuitive! It makes me feel like I am taking notes on paper, yet gives me options to make it feel like a high-tech notebook. Love it.
  • Trouble backing up

    By RPH STUDENT 12345658
    So i upload all my notes to the iCloud and everytime i open it, it takes at least 20 minutes for all my notes to load. While studying the notes are backed up again and prevents me from studying and this doesn’t go away for another hour. FRUSTATING!!
  • iCloud Sync

    By Tmac152
    Pleaseeeeeeee fix this iCloud sync. There was no problem until recently and now I can’t take notes or look at my old notes since this started.
  • So amazing, and versatile, needs 1 thing

    By pennypo
    Notability is the app I use everyday, all day. I love it. It makes note taking so easy. I love that I can create my own custom palate of ink colors now, which was something I wanted. However, Notability would be vastly improved by having a dotted line feature. Sometimes, I don’t want to have a solid line that points to things, or surrounds things, and it would be really nice if we could have dashed or dotted lines that we could customize. Also, not necessary, but OneNote has these rainbow sparkly metallic colors, and basic metallic colors, that I am quite envious of. But those would just be amazing, but unnecessary. The dashed/dotted lines are.
  • Ppts formatting gets messed up

    By brophy630
    My favorite app to take notes, easy and so versatile. Recently ppt format gets messed up (words flipped and crushed on top of each other)
  • Incredible App! A couple minor formatting issues but still Superb

    By Karbon Kass
    Never had a note-taking app this dynamic and fluid. Highly responsive and well designed. Would recommend 10/10. My only problems with the app is: 1. Line spacing glitch. Every note has a break in the lined paper background where two lines are very close together which is frustrating because it throws off the neatness of your notes. Not a functionality issue, just an aesthetic one. 2. Picture placement. Sometimes I’ll take screenshots of pictures I’m not able to just drag over, and put them in my notes, but Notability makes the picture “jump” to predefined places and won’t let me put the pictures exactly where I want them. It’s frustrating because the pictures almost always “jump” a few lines up near totally unrelated notes. I tried disabling text wrap to no success. Other than that, fantastic app, I use it every single day in Engineering School and it is easily able to keep up with my course load!
  • Don’t waste your money.

    By austinlover2000
    For $10, I’d expect this to be a pretty solid app. Unfortunately, it isn’t. The screen freezes up all the time. Most of my notes that I pull off of eCampus don’t convert to a document on notability so I have to hand write my notes instead of write on the pdf. It also likes to shut my iPad completely off during lecture. Overall, it’s pretty crappy & I would not recommend at all.

    By country hummingbird
    Please fix the iCloud sync bug. The app decides to sync all my notes in the middle of class, preventing me from taking notes while the sync is happening. It is also duplicating many notes. This is only a problem for those of us who have purchased both iOS and OS. It is intensely frustrating.
  • Useful app

    By optical4
    I’m enjoying this app. Would like to see a separate Redo button, the ability to just erase highlighting, the option for text to always show through highlights and the option for partial erasing instead of just entirely erasing a line or other object.
  • Fully featured

    By -Dash-Rendar-
    Can’t say enough good things about this app. I was in need of something more than the basic apple notes and this hit the mark. Not only is it the most seamless app for switching between text and stylus input, but it has a magnificent tool in letting you convert your handwriting into text, giving you the visceral benefit of invoking your mind to hand-write and distill your thoughts, but the tech advantage of readability and ease of reference/copy/past/hi-light. If I could ask for a feature upgrade, I’d love to be able to pin a certain audio recording around the page as to organize specific ones with other content, and I’d like to be able to have the same name for a subject, *if* nested within a divider, as all of my projects need a similar type of organization.