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 take notes, sketch ideas, create checklists, 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.

- Streamline your workflow to be fully paper-free.
- It's easy to keep yourself organized across devices and platforms.
- 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.

- Multitasking enables you to take notes while you research, read a text book, or watch a lecture.
- While editing a note in Notability, you can view other files in the Files app at the same time.
- Drag and Drop to move files, text, photos, GIFs, web pages, and more from other apps into Notability. Share your favorite sketch by dragging it to Messages or Mail and send it along!
- 3D Touch makes it faster than ever to start a new note, and open recently viewed notes.
- Spotlight Search helps you find and open notes.

- Handwrite and sketch with beautiful ink.
- Write smoothly and quickly with zoom-writing.
- Draw perfectly straight lines for graphs, designs, and shapes.
- Ink is fine-tuned for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro giving you the most responsive, precise writing experience yet.

- Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors.
- Outlines and text boxes help you quickly capture and organize ideas.
- Interactive checklists.
- Text can be searched, selected and highlighted.
- The typing experience is uniquely tailored for each device, giving you an optimal experience wherever you take your notes.

- Import PDF, DOC, PPT, image files, and GIFs from other apps into the library or into notes.
- Annotate lecture slides and meeting agendas or complete class assignments.
- Fill-out, sign, and send PDF forms.
- Import or take pictures of relevant information to annotate.
- Import Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as PDFs.
- Highlight, Copy & Paste, Speak, Define and Search PDF text.

- Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them.
- Notes link to recordings automatically, so during playback, you can watch your notes animate along with the recording, or tap them to get to the spot that needs clarifying.
- Provide audio and handwritten feedback that is linked together within the note.
- Import audio recordings from other sources.

- Create subjects and simply drag notes into them.
- Share notes via email, AirDrop, printer, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive and more.
- Move note content to other apps like Messages or Mail, and share with Drag and Drop.
- Retrieve recently deleted notes from the trash.

- iCloud automatically syncs all of your notes to Notability on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
- Retrieve previous versions of your note to ensure safety.

- Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive - including business and school accounts - 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.

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Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.

Notability App Description & Overview

The applications Notability was published in the category Productivity on 2010-04-01 and was developed by Ginger Labs. The file size is 125.15 MB. The current version is 7.0 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

*** What's New in 7.0 ***
• iOS 11 Integration
• Drag and Drop (iOS 11 Only)
▸ Tap+hold+move to start a drag
▸ Import files from other apps by dragging a file onto Notability's icon or using split screen
▸ Drag handwriting, images, gifs, text, audio files or pdfs in and out of your notes
▸ Drag .notes, PDFs and Audio files into the Notability library
▸ Within Notability, you can drag and drop selections within notes and subjects and dividers in the library view.

• Box Improvements:
▸ Added support for business accounts, Single Sign On (SSO) and Entreprise Mobility Management (EMM)
• Bug fixes:
▸ Fixed various bugs specific to iOS 11
▸ Made typing faster and more responsive
▸ Fixed a crash that happened while typing in split view mode

If you're enjoying Notability, we'd appreciate it if you took the time to leave us a review, thanks!

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Suggestion: please add a new paper line style  Bigmacfansdgg  5 star

You have ruled paper. This is great. Can you add a new style for 1st grader? I want my son to practice writing alphabet using this app. Thank you so much Frank


WebDAV not working in Version 7.0!!!  AraraThukk  1 star

Please fix this issue. Update: the error# is 1002: unsupported url.


Best in class  Re-view-er7  5 star

Top-notch app for note taking with the smoothest handwriting experience I have yet to encounter on the iPad Pro. Nothing beats the combination of ease of use and stability in this app. I wouldn't have survived grad school without it. Great customer service that is helpful and responsive, and a solid trend of well-thought out updates have been a mainstay since I first got this app several years ago. Highly recommend with a Pro and a Pencil.


Poor ios11 integration  Revieking  1 star

App consistently freezes, won’t load, and quits unexpectedly. Lost a whole day of medical school notes from it crashing. Would like to see it return to its old iOS 10 functionality, will update to 5 star when that happens.


Pretty Good!👍  egl8896  4 star

I ❤️LOVE❤️Notability but I have one problem the colors you can write and draw with. I use Notability for school and art work and when I draw I get kinda upset because the colors aren’t the best to draw with because the are a little standard. But besides that I LOVE Notability!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Very disapointed  The awesome3639  1 star

This app was great for one week and a half, after that my notes would no longer open because “it was being downloaded from iCloud” the download would never come to an end and it makes no sense that the app wouldn't keep a local copy, it basically useless trying to go back to see your notes without wifi. I ended up not having access to my class notes and test reviews which are EXTREMELY important to me. Save your money and use a notebook or a more secure app.


Great app, but there is improvement area  Grzelaska  4 star

Thanks for this awesome app. Please improve one thing. I will try to explain what I experienced. First I typed, than I placed 3-4 pictures and made notes on them. Than I repeted it couple of times. When I returned to the beginning and wrote more lines on the dirst chapters the pictures got complitely messed up. I wish they would go down with the text. Anyways since I was working on a 9 pages instruction manual with pictures it got messed up many times and I had to move manually all the pictures couple of times. Great app, but PLEASE, PLEASE FIX IT :-) thank you!


Ppt not working  Bobbyh657347  1 star

I bought this app for class so I can mark up PowerPoints. The first week it worked now when I try to load the power points in from Dropbox or google it says unable to unpack. Disappointed since the only reason I bought this app for it does not deliver on the task.


Please add (laser) pointer functionality  Desireviewer  4 star

This is an incredibly useful app and has been an essential app on my iPad for several years. I use it to deliver presentations while annotating and to record videos with real time annotations. However, one feature that is missing that would make it very useful while recording presentations wherein we are annotating pdf or writing text would be a “laser pointer” button wherein we can press the pencil to anywhere on the screen and it would show a red/green dot there. There are other apps that do this but that do not have no way near the features that notability has - I wish notability would add a pointer feature.


Great students resource  Millam26  5 star

As a student I always have a lot on my plate and notability helps me keep everything together in one place. It’s great to be able to send my hand written notes as pdf’s to others.


Lisa 🦋 aquitaine1972 3 star

@keith_gatward Notability safer & more reliable


David Hanrahan davidh_xhs 3 star

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Best note taking app but still room to improve  林锐  4 star

I love this app as a college student, but there are a couple things that really annoy me. First is the huge margins when export to PDF, which makes my work look really unprofessional. Second is add line space, it's probably not as necessary, but it'd be a good feature to have.


Love this app  keepnthebeat318  5 star

I have been using this app for years. I love everything about it. The only thing I don't like is the organization features. I would like to be able to have more sub folders for subjects.


Junk  netskink  1 star

Apple ipad pro and apple pencil. Tried to draw a simple figure with text annotations. While in scribble mode it seems to fail on palm reject. Also auto changes lines to some sort of curvefit algorithm. I hope i can restore puchase.


Great app, but prefer GoodNote  chialungni  3 star

The only reason i prefer GoodNote over notability is because in GoodNote I can open tabs which is too handy.


This app is essential especially with the Apple Pencil  G!ann!93  5 star

I love this app and I take almost all of my notes on it. I'm in professional school and it's super easy to import notes and I can take them quickly and easily. I also love the recording feature and how it's synced with my notes. There are three things that I would love to make this app even more user friendly. First is to be able and copy and paste definitions into text boxes so I can add them to my notes. Second, I would love to be able to have access to the notes that are in the notes sections of power points. Some of my professors put important notes in those seditious of the PowerPoint and when I convert them to notability those notes are lost. For this reason I do not use notability for those notes. Thirdly, if there was anyway to have a split screen option where I can reference two separate notes on notability it would be very convent. It's one of the downsides of having digital notes is not being able to sort through them like you can on paper. I think this feature would help with this. Again great app all round and I can't wait to see the improvements!



Overall, the app is very useful and stable. Please add more options for preset pen and highlighter. I find myself changing color of the pen all the time. It would be nice to have some pre set colors. Also b4ing able to change multiple notes in one screen would be very useful. I know other apps have options to view multiple notes by switching tabs.

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Negative issues after update  Disgruntled PC Used  4 star

Update Sep. 10, 2017: Still a great app, but I've noticed that the iPhone version cannot edit all paper styles - only the paper color. I wanted to remove the lines from the paper in a note but couldn't find where to do this in the iPhone app; I had to use my iPad. It's not a huge deal, but if you don't have an iPad you can't select all styles of paper. Original review: This was an excellent app and is still very good after the update, but it needn't have gone from excellent to good. I don't use all of the features but I can see why the update has upset so many people. The only two things that I have noticed that affect me are A: Several words or parts of words are missing when writing in the zoom box because the app doesn't always detect the stylus touching screen. B: If I edit an old note the date changes to the current date in list view no matter what date is displayed in the top right corner of the note. I have several notes that I like to keep at the top of the list, so I purposely edited the dates to January 1, 2010. However, now I cannot force the note to some other date. Neither of these issues are show stoppers for me, but I would like to see them fixed in the case of the zoom box bug, or changed back to the way they were in the case of the date issue. For other reviewers here, please don't rant on about how this is the worst update ever, or how the app has gone from the best to the most useless. I'm sure the developer is very welcoming of constructive criticism, but I don't think insults are going to help any.


Nice App Easy to Use & Flexible  RueJohn  5 star

Great app for the ipad. Many useful features. Easy to upload all sorts of documents from different sources. Easy to export to a wide range of destinations. Yay. Clear, intuitive.


Copy / Paste  KateInHawaii  3 star

IPhone 6 iOS 10.1.1 why can't above be a feature? Very necessary in a note taking program.


Apple watch support !!!!  Yassine87  4 star

5 stars if I can use my apple wach to record audio using Notability

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