By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 221.65 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 19,715 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.



  • Bes note taking app

    By cggmz
    I rely on the app so much that I don’t even take a single notebook to school. However, it can use improvement, please fix the highlighter and the paper glitches.
  • Not syncing between my devices. Not syncing between iPhone and iPad

    By Reena Bajodah
    why is notability not keeping my notes up to date between my devices? It suddenly stopped. I’ve been trying for so long. This is disappointing
  • Love the App! ... but could we get Shape Recognition

    Absolutely amazing app, the only thing missing from it would be Shape Recognition and a way to add “layers” and change their opacity.
  • Needs some features

    By AntoMtz
    Would be great if you could add a toggle on/off for snap to shape feature and ruler to help draw straight lines and shapes. Comes in very handy. Another idea would be type to text for people with really bad hand writing.
  • Suggestion for Developers

    By why is this like dis
    I’ve been relying on this app for years now, and I’d say it’s that one app that worked well for me and my needs. My suggestion would be a document scanner / whiteboard option to the camera similar to Notebloc’s for ease in inserting notes.
  • Overall good, but...

    By Stupid crune
    This is the only app my Apple Pencil struggles with. Since the latest update the accuracy on drawing lines has been messing up. When I draw a line and hold it to make it straight, the line jumps up 1 inch higher than where I drew it. This has never happened before, and messes up my note taking. The only way to get the line where I want it is to zoom in as far as possible before drawing the line. Obviously that takes up valuable time when I am in class. I wish there was a way to revert to the previous version.
  • Waste of time!

    By ktjusa
    How do I get my money back? Just wanted an app for taking notes that could later be accessed and converted but most of what I write just disappears. I don’t have time to continually re-write words, partial words, etc. please let me know how to get refunded my $10.
  • Problems syncing across devices with iCloud

    By WASeattle
    The iCloud sync to an iPhone has so many problems that this deserves less than one star.
  • Please add ability to draw shapes in the notes

    By WyattK6
    This is a fantastic app, but I really could use the ability to draw shapes and straight lines in the actual note without having to import it as an image after drawing it. The straight lines simply take up too much time waiting for the press and hold when I have to draw up diagrams for engineering classes. There’s a few other things I’d recommend, but I’ll hold off on those now since they don’t bother me as much. Overall, this is a great note taking app for college engineering.
  • Updated notability, now its a hassle to use

    By njerisaidhi
    I’ve been using this app since 2012 for class notes, but this last update makes it difficult to use. I can sit down for 3 hours of lecture and have the app crash 6 times on average. Every time it crashes and i reopen the app, every note has to be redownloaded from the cloud. I can sit for up to 10 minutes waiting for the note i was working on to finally download so i can keep taking notes, and by then the professor has probably moved on to another topic in the lecture. If this isn’t fixed soon, I’ll find another note-taking app. All these updates like handwriting to text are nice, but pointless if i can’t even finish writing my notes before the app calls it quits. **update 7-11-18** I emailed Ginger Labs and they were very prompt to respond with questions about the problems I’ve been experiencing and things for me try. Now I can take notes on my iPad uninterrupted and I’m no longer losing notes. 2 star rating to 5.