Notability

Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 116.54 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: IOS 8.0 or later.
App Ranking: 4
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Notability App Description & Overview

Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation. Apple Editors' Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac! Apple's Mac App of The Year! Recognized by Apple as the Best Selling Paid Productivity app in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013! Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, 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. SAVE TIME - Multitasking with Notability enables you to take notes while you research, read a text book, or watch a lecture, on select iPads. - 3D Touch on iPhone 6s makes it faster than ever to create, preview, and open notes. - Spotlight Search helps you find and open recent notes. WRITE NATURALLYΒ  - Handwrite and sketch with beautiful ink. - Write smoothly and quickly with zoom-writing. - Draw perfectly straight lines for graphs, designs, and shapes. - Automatic Palm Detection on iPad allows you to write naturally with your hand on the screen. - Notability has been fine-tuned for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro giving you the most responsive, precise writing experience yet. TYPE ANYWHERE - Notability includes full-featured typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors.Β  - Outlines and text boxes help you quickly capture and organize ideas. - Highlight typed text. - The typing UI is uniquely designed on iPhone, iPad, and Mac for the best typing experience possible. IMPORT AND ANNOTATE PDFs - Highlight, Copy & Paste, Speak, Define and Search PDF text. - Mark up lecture slides and meeting agendas or complete class assignments. - Fill-out, sign, and send PDF forms. - Import doc and ppt files with the help of Google Drive. - Import webpages from the browser with the Share Extension. AUDIO RECORDINGS: REVIEW AND GIVE FEEDBACK - Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them. - Notes automatically link to recordings, so during playback, you can watch your notes animate along with the recording, or tap them to get to the spot that needs clarifying. - Teachers can also use these features to provide audio and handwritten feedback to students. ALL ELECTRONIC WORKFLOW - 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. ORGANIZE AND SHARE NOTES - Create subjects and simply drag notes into them. - Share your notes via email, AirDrop, printer, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and more. - Retrieve recently deleted notes from the trash. ICLOUD SYNC - iCloud automatically syncs all of your notes to iPad, iPhone, and Mac. AUTO-BACKUP - Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box, can be used to backup your notes in PDF format and are great for archiving or recovery. We hope you enjoy using Notability, and we look forward to hearing from you. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.
*** Bug fixes in 6.5.1 *** - Fixed a bug with converting PowerPoints into PDFs via Google Drive - Fixed a few other bugs and crashes introduced in 6.5 *** What's new in 6.5 *** This is a major update for Notability! - Data detection of various types so you can: -- Tap a URL to open it in your web browser. -- Tap a date to show it, or to create an event for it in your calendar. -- Tap an email address to start a message in your email app, or add contact. -- Tap a phone number to dial it, send a message, or add contact. -- Tap a street address to open it in Maps, get directions, or add contact. - We updated the Scissor tool to include both freehand and rectangular selection methods. Tap the Scissor tool and select the method that suits your purpose. Now you can select and copy any content on a page, and paste it as an image, enhancing your note taking experience by giving you an efficient way to re-use content. For example, if you need more room to annotate a diagram, simply add a blank page, and copy & paste the diagram into it. To Tweet a portion of the page, select it and tap copy, then Share it via Twitter. To Message your selection, copy it, and paste in into Messages. A couple of tips β€” after selecting and copying content, tap the screen to Paste Image. The resulting image can be re-sized and moved, and typing wraps around it. To re-select the image, tap the Typing tool and tap the image. If handwriting is included in the selection, you can scale, rotate, and paste it anywhere, just as before. - Recovery of older versions of a note if iCloud syncing is enabled in Notability. To do this, tap and hold a note name in the library. - Copy and Paste Notability lists now uses correct format. - General bug fixes and improvements. If you're enjoying Notability, we'd appreciate it if you took the time to leave us a review, thanks!

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Notability Reviews

  • Best note-taking app

    By Rogueleadrx
    5
    This is by far my favorite note taking app
  • Suddenly Crashing

    By A.pozX
    2
    I've loved this app ever since I downloaded it, but recently it has been crashing less than a minute after I draw something. The only way to prevent it has been to exit the document and go back in, but this is incredibly inconvenient during class. Please fix!
  • Best app EVER!

    By GIM8789
    5
    I not only used this app in my everyday college courses (now that I've gone paperless), but I use it everyday in my home and work life. It is such an important app for me I have it next to the email and Safari apps. You will not be disappointed! They changed the way to import documents. I wish they would go back to the old version. It was much more user friendly.
  • Med school note taking

    By UniqueRadiance
    5
    Made a world of difference in my note taking, writing and drawing everything out means I learn it and understand it better = less time restudying which is huge. I do hope they create more color pallets, i like the pallets form vs. the wheel selection like in one note but I do wish they would add in a 3rd color pallet for color section. Also it would be great if you could crop images that you insert in the app.
  • Deceiving after a long time using it.

    By SrDans
    2
    There is multiple really good options for taking notes with your iPad Pro and Apple pencil. This is definitely one of them, but not the best in my opinion. This app has great organization without using folders and subfolders. Finding your notes is clean and fast. The writing is also smooth and natural. On the other hand, the drawing options are annoying and limited compared to other similar apps. And this is a huge mistake, since drawing lines, circles, squares and such things is very common when taking notes and therefore the implementation should have been more natural and more convenient. The app has not been improved in more than a year at this point, which makes me think they just moved on to something else after fixing the bugs.
  • New update πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

    By DoctorsDaughter
    5
    The BEST update for notability YET! So smooth writing with the Apple Pencil πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» the ONLY thing that is missing is a different way to undo. If you guys put a "two finger tap" in to undo that would be absolutely amazing! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
  • Unstable with large files

    By AraraThukk
    3
    Works great with small files, but with large files it's rather buggy(constantly crushing) and slow (loading, editing...)
  • Add Persian language

    By hamrang
    5
    This app has a great app Please add Persian language support
  • Best App I own

    By VonSqueakerton
    5
    I use my iPad everyday for studying and creating educational drawings in other languages, this is the app that lets me do it. Most of my time is spent volunteering as a teacher, and I use this app to do it. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using Notability. I use it to draw, download articles to research and study, and all the while my notes are clean and even fun. Best app I own and I recommend it to everyone. I never experiences crashing or issues. Top notch, love it
  • Great App - few desired features/enhancements

    By TKshelby
    4
    This is a great app and solving many problems. I am happy to pay for it and significant upgrades. Heavily use it to support: development of analyst products, business management, open source research notes. POSITIVES * Subjects and Dividers - easily organize notes * Paper background options - easily comes close to matching my current real paper preferences - green engineering graph paper * security - able to password/code protect at subject level * Sharing - lots of options and a needed feature when working with teams / groups * Can both type and write with pen, as well as insert images/pdfs - and then mark up * Cloud - lots of options for sharing / storing via cloud * iCloud - I run an imac, mbp, iphone, and ipad. This synths the content nicely. (The MacOS version needs to parallel better with the iOS navigation and options/features) * Auto backup * FIXED - Typing Issue is Better. Seldom Lu auto enters a period at end of word while typing a sentence. * FIXED or STOPPED: default setting for background paper no longer keeps changing (ipad seemed to prefer pink) NEGATIVES - Enhancements - New Feature NEEDS (Which can often cause me to go looking for another app) * Security - I think I am not alone in wanting this capability developed within Notability. The lack of it limits how far I can integrate the app into all my processes - particularly my analyst and business management. NEED: want/need app to successfully import 'locked-encrypted' pdfs. The app needs an option to unlock the PDF before it imports (currently creates the right number of pages but they are blank). This should not strip the password/encryption from the PDF. The PDF should re lock when closed in the app. * Sharing - does not include title/header info in a pdf it creates for sending by email. PDF should look like I see on the screen. * Sharing - email it creates does not successfully port over the company's logo image from that email accounts email signature (iOS mail does it successfully) * Cloud - no option to select privately/business owned cloud server/service * Auto-backup - no option to auto-backup to an external drive for iOS e.g., lightening connected flash, MacOS e.g., USB 3.0 connected external drive (MacOS version of notability), ethernet connected NAS, wifi connected storage
  • Suggestions,

    By Nate88King
    3
    Have a color pallet always open for quick color switching. Handle the select lasso with a screen-shooting like function of PDF and image elements for quicker copy and pasting of selected info, right now it only lets you select the whole element to move it.. that's not good enough compared to the competition now a days.
  • Great App

    By NasserAE
    5
    Great app. It is specially nice when connected to a projector and used in landscape mode during lectures. I suggest adding Engineering Paper.

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