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: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 21,646 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.



  • Not for left-handed

    By martins73
    I used to love this app and it was the app I used to take all my notes but then they added the “Note switcher” functionality which I imagine is useful for some but makes the app a nightmare for left-handed people. I wish they changed this little thing because otherwise the app is really good - but now I’m forced to go to a different app.
  • Good app that could use refinement

    By LillyPo
    Overall, I like this app. However, there are a few improvements that would make it much better: -Better palm rejection for left-handed writers. Nearly every time I write on the left side of the screen I end up opening the note switcher accidentally. -Quick color selection. It would be great to have an option to have a floating color palette, even for just two or three colors, for easier color coding while writing. -View multiple notes at once. -Manually reorder notes (instead of just Name/Date Created/Date Edited) -Bring Noteability to P.C. I know it’s a stretch, but if I had realized it was only compatible with Mac I may not have purchased it.
  • Great app, I wish it would zoom in further though

    By turkeytrot321
    I love using notability for taking notes and such. However, it does not allow you to zoom in far enough. Developer: In the next update, can you please make let users zoom in farther? Thanks!

    By MACK 2
    I use Notability More often than Apple’s Pages and Microsoft Word. It adds so many capabilities to Word Processing Documents. Best of all when you have any Questions. Notability will contact you often times within a 24 to 48 hour request. Regardless of whether you have a minor or major question. This is unbelievable attention to detail and service. The Drawing Tool is easier to use for Landscape and Portrait sketching than many other drawing apps. The Drawing Tool allows you to Check Off - To Do Items. Science has proven that if you Check Off a To Do Item. Your Brain will receive Endorphins. Rewarding your Behavior. I use this app so many times a day. The Endorphins Improve my Mood, and Improve my Ability to Get Things Done.
  • Please include a pencil variant to sketch

    By doc_nik01
    Love this app! Recommended it to my boyfriend and now he loves it too. One addition that I would love to see is a colored pencil like in Apple notes app! Would be nice for a quick pencil sketch!
  • The best in its class!

    By brewkob
    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.
  • More Writing Space & Collaborative Editing

    By Loyal Fan of Notability
    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 ME_Espinoza
    I am currently a college student and this app is a miracle. Yes it cost money but it’s 100% worth the money.
  • Love the app but there NEEDS to be a WINDOWS version PLEASSEEEE

    By 🤴 Prince
    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.
  • Top notes app. Worth the price.

    By fjpoblam
    (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.)