By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 186.83 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 19,612 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. HANDWRITE AND SKETCH WITH BEAUTIFUL INK • Use a variety of colors to draw perfectly straight lines or activate zoom-writing for detailed work. • Ink is fine-tuned for Apple Pencil for the most responsive, precise writing experience yet. 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 Navigator. • Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, and more between notes. TYPE ANYWHERE • Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. • Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes. IMPORT AND SHARE • Import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more. • 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, and OneDrive are all supported! Mac app sold separately. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.



  • Nice app.. Almost lost me!

    By Gamesninja
    Almost, lost me as a user!!! I stared migrating to GoodNotes as you guys don’t have text search before. I forced myself to use GoodNotes due to this missing functionality even though I think you have better UI. But now that you have it I might come back to Notability!!! It would be awesome for me if you include two features 'tagging at note level' with key words for better searching at the top level and 'floating mini top panel' for choosing different color and eraser while taking notes. With iPad Pro it takes time to go all the way up to get an eraser functionality, erase and switch back to write mode.
  • GREAT been using it for about 4 years

    By Caribbean_Barbie
    I used this app in undergrad. In medical & acupuncture school. It’s truly amazing. One suggestion is to make it possible to create custom tables. Whenever I need to make charts where I can see information side by side all typed up I want to do it in notability but cannot. please do this as I would prefer to take all my notes in one app. Thank you for years of a fantastic product. I have recommended this app and at least 10 people have purchased it because they saw the convenience of me using it. Keep up the great work!
  • Review for PDF Reading and Annotation

    By Ken140831
    Its an okay app. Its frustrating to have the dock at the top of the screen as it makes it difficult to reach the buttons. Further, I’m the type of tablet user who centers their attention on the top of the screen, as its often more ergonomic to do so (so that my head doesn't need to tilt down to read). In fact, I often read by bringing the text up to the same narrow region at the top 20% of the screen. Recommendation for developers: make a floating dock that I can configure the tools I want and what orientation it has. Second, it would be nice if the app could recognize when im simply scrolling to read and when I’m shifting the page to scribble in the margin. Its an issue when I’m zoomed in on the text and I’m reading—the zoom gets off center. Third, it would be nice if highlighting had two modes: one, the free marking mode which it currently utilizes, and a OCR text mode that closely highlights the text according to what has been recognized as text. A secondary point here, the highlight applies an opaque layer over the text, whereas other apps do a better job of marking the whitespace around the text. I would recommend to developers that they if it’s possible to apply a different type of filter which would not apply highlighter on top of black text (photoshop, for instance has many filter modes). Note, the three stars do not reflect the quality of the app as a stable piece of software, nor as a note taking app. It reflects the score for the features for which I need the app, i.e. pdf reading and mark up.
  • Amazing

    By Robert HG
    Best note taking app out there by far. Writing on my iPad Pro feels as natural as in paper (better actually) I highly recommend it!
  • incredible

    By Audiophile31441
    Next great feature maybe add opacity settings to copied/pasted images?
  • The most useful app on my iPad

    By New Mom of #2
    I have been using Notability since 2011. It has always been a great app — easy to use, all the right features — but since the last update, WOW. Notability now supports searches for handwritten text - and the quality of the text recognition is remarkable! A big thanks to the hardworking team at Ginger Labs. I hope you win many awards!
  • Less productive when comes to multi tasking

    By Bubiyan
    I like to have pdf eBook imported as is, without losing the pdf outlines. And I would like to keep the eBook visible on the upper tab, so that I can easily switch between taking notes and reading the ebook. More clicks to get things done; I have to click on the plus and select the shape and then draw my network diagram and click on done, take little brake.... And then drag the shape to my preferred area, and then tap with both fingers to adjust the size of the shape. It's a marathon just to add a shape. I like the interface.
  • Most used App on my iPad

    By Neela Lohith
    I am a heavy notability user from more than 2 years now. Not a single day goes by with out using this app. The team is doing an excellent job by releasing updates and bug fixes continuously and introducing new features regularly. Its great value for money.
  • Searching Notes is Not Working........

    By writers_note
    I am very disappointed that Notability has lost the ability to search notes properly. I used to be able to find anything in my notes by a small word! Now I have to scroll through everything and it’s very impractical.
  • Great a little suggestion

    By Djf717
    Only got the app a few weeks, it has really been great, my ng about it is that i wish that the highlighting would make the highlighted text pop instead of kinda fading/blurring the text. Other than that it is a good app, hope they will improve the highlight feature on the next update....