By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.2.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 127.30 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 18,652 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 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. ALL ELECTRONIC WORKFLOW - 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. SAVE TIME - 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. WRITE NATURALLY - 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. TYPE ANYWHERE - 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 AND ANNOTATE PDFs, IMAGES, AND GIFS - 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. AUDIO RECORDINGS: REVIEW AND GIVE FEEDBACK - 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. ORGANIZE AND SHARE NOTES - 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 SYNC - iCloud automatically syncs all of your notes to Notability on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. - Retrieve previous versions of your note to ensure safety. AUTO-BACKUP - 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. MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT (MDM) - Schools and enterprises can configure Notability to manage access to features such as cloud services, Giphy, etc. - For more information about MDM visit We hope you enjoy using Notability, and we look forward to hearing from you. Mac app sold separately. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.



  • 7.2.1

    By Medic741
    This version makes notability unusable. Now if a note is made on your iPad, and notability is closed the notes that were made on your device will *disappear* and will not re-open until *synced/downloaded* with the iCloud despite being made on the device. This is *hugely* inconvenient to not have access to my information on a platform I’ve started to rely on. Please fix ASAP
  • Best Note App

    By DryBones123
    I think this is hands down the best note taking app. It is decently priced and packs a ton of useful features. The layout is sleek, and easy to use. The the pen really flows nicely and when using with an Apple Pencil, it almost fells like writing on real paper. Despite this being the best app, there are a few things that could be improved. A way to search note content would be nice especially when using PDFs. Along with that, handwriting recognition would also be great but it’s not as important. It would also be nice to have a two finger double tap to undo. While there is a button in the toolbar, it is cumbersome to use and really interrupts the flow of writing. The last feature that would be cool is some kind of infinite canvas that you could just keep panning around similar to how the Concepts app works.
  • Extremely disappointed

    By 01GLARICE01
    I am so disappointed and unsatisfied with this app. I wish I could get a refund.
  • BEST APP! (one minor suggestion)

    By seasickdyl
    I have used Notability for almost 2 years now and it is by far the best note taking app on the market! Although I have one main suggestion that would be extremely useful, which would be the ability to organize notes within a divided folder. There so many times that I would like to be able to organize notes into subcategories like homework or lecture notes for lecture slides from a subject that would be a class for example. I think this additional feature would help out a lot of your note taking users, thanks much for the awesome app!
  • Some issue plz resolve

    By ssiiiiinaa
    Plz add setting to write in handwriting from right to left , for writr arabic or persian language Plz restore 20 min seprator audio , i miss my audio when in new update you delete 20 min restore audio
  • Great

    By Ha12ut
    I have been using Notability for quite a while now and have had very few problems with it. The only element of Notability that needs a touch up in particular is the ability to draw perfect circles.
  • Undo support is weak

    By Greg-105
    When you make a mistake you have to move your hand all the way to the top of the screen (about 12”) hit undo several times and possibly move your arm to see if you have undone the correct amount of times. Alternatively change to the eraser tool swipe over your sentence and then move your arm 12” up and change back to the pen tool. I’m suggesting a simple two finger tap to undo or hold your finger(s) and swipe to erase words with Apple Pencil. This may seem minor, but I like to get my ideas down quickly and with as little movement as possible.
  • Great but not there yet

    By Theapplovrr
    This app is great smooth and easy, and also it is the best app for taking notes in IOS. But I have used another app called “Lecture Notes” in Android, that app is such amazing that you could literally compare it to any Microsoft office apps. It has by far far more helpful tools for students and business people than Notability does. Notability need to open this app and try to learn from it. It makes switching from android to IOS very hard, just because you want to keep using it.
  • Suggestion

    By Last Resort 19
    I’m really happy with this app so far. The palm rejection is flawless with my Apple Pencil and the drawing tools are intuitive. As far as I can tell, it’s impossible to name recordings other than the default “recording 1.’ I’d love to see this changed in a future update.
  • Coukd be better

    By Musiq08
    I like how it has features the iphone notes does not have. However something as simple as "search" it does not have. I would like to search through my notes for a key word but the app does not have that feature.