By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 9.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 230.58 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 22,137 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 shapes. • Precisely erase freehand ink or shapes with varied brush sizes. • 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 15 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.



  • Great but....

    By egraduate2019
    I love this app. I am a college student that used this for the whole year of school and it was absolutely wonderful! Thank you for finally giving us the partial eraser and the ability to draw shapes. One thing I wish this app has is give us a choice of continual scroll down to a new page or swipe left/right to get a new page. It’s really hard at times to see when I’m at a bottom of a page as it’s “continual” and when I need to print something out, it’s cut and goes to the next page when I didn’t even know about it. If I had the choice of swiping for pages, it’ll be easier for me to know if I should start a paragraph/equation on that same page or go to a new page. Other than that, I really like Notability. Believe it or not, I have GoodNotes and Notability and I still prefer notability over GoodNotes. I guess it’s all about preference. All that to say, Ginger Labs, please think about including different page display options in future updates.
  • Great until the update

    By wl2262
    Notability has been wonderful for use in medical school, until the most recent update! I love the new features with shapes, partial eraser, easy rotation of images and chunks or writing, but inserting pages and images crashes my app every single time, and it’s getting to be really annoying. I really really hope this is fixed before the semester starts in August, or else I will have to find something else, because it is essentially unusable right now.
  • Keeps crashing EVERY time I use the search bar

    By jjs2341
    I downloaded my first aid book into the app and ever since the update, the app keeps crashing when I try to search things. What’s the point of having a textbook in an app if I can even search through the book without the app crashing every time?
  • New update is worth a 5 star

    By J0HN_GALT
    Since I went paperless I use “Notability” for all of my notes and scribbles. I also use it extensively for marking up and commenting on others work; my comments stand out, and can be done quickly, using type to add detail as required. However, sketching was always rough, having to take time to expand he view to gain accuracy, but not now. With the latest drawing functionality they have taken it to the next level. A must have app for everyone.
  • App is getting so much better and more

    By oMaMori.effect
    Password option is here but not for per file. iPhone or iPad this app is blessing iOS You guys rock !!!
  • Almost perfect.

    By imsuma
    There are a few bells and whistles I can live without that notability does not have. The main issue I have with this app is the lack of organization options. Dividers and subjects is not enough. Also, all the titles have to be unique which is a pain. I do still believe this app is better than good notes. I see so much improvements coming out I hope these 2 issues are addressed in the near future.

    By JWalt300
    I've tried tons of writing apps and this is THE BEST hands down! I keep testing others because I'm open to anything new, but the way they keep updating this app, others have as long way to catch up.
  • Great app

    By marshovs
    I love this app! Recently I have been struggling with some bugs though. It keeps turning off my recording (saying that it is being used by another app when it is not) and then the PowerPoint that I uploaded to the notability app will disappear and I will be left with blank pages. I’m hoping this can be fixed soon
  • feedback after a year

    By aburasheed1924
    after using this and the notes writer plus app for over a year, i think this app is much better except in one important respect. i am a network engineer and an arabic teacher. for all my personal needs and professional needs, this app fits the bill. however, when i teach, i need to use right-to-left typing capability and i cannot do this with this app. i have been asking for a year for this but there has not been any development in this area. i just sent another request to see if its on the roadmap. once they add this feature, i will consider my evaluation complete and will happily delete notes writer plus from my ipad and will unhesitatingly bump my 4 star rating to a 5 star rating!
  • Bugs and more bugs

    By EL0118
    The most recent update (Version 9) is full of bugs. While the intention of adding more tools like shapes & filling are great, why can’t those simply be added without sacrificing quality and other features? For example, it is no longer possible to edit a picture that you import. If I want to supplement what I’m learning with a picture, I loved the feature of being able to annotate within that picture & draw & make notes wherever was necessary within that picture. But that feature is gone. Secondly, did I mention the amount of bugs in the new version? Clicking within or outside of a text box automatically moves the cursor to the very first page!! If I’m trying to annotate on page 300, forget about it, bc 50% of the time it kicks me out of that note & moves me to the first page. It is also now more difficult to rearrange a text box size and its borders. For whatever reason, when I try to fit the box in a certain space, it doesn’t let me adjust it. There are simply too many bugs that is making Notability increasingly less efficient. Please update the bugs. Thank you.