By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.2.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 221.51 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 19,855 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.



  • Messed up every device I had

    By BellaSalva
    This was by far THE MOST USEFUL document app I have ever used, including while I ran my own home based business, homeschooled my special needs son, and managed his healthcare. I have had iPhone’s (earlier models to the X),iPad’s and several Androids. I used Notability for several years and created dozens of files. Throughout this time period, on all devices I had, I experienced vast array of software problems such as repeated crashes, frozen screens, lost touchscreen capability, non-responsive keyboard (either manual or touchscreen), non-Notability files vanished, contacts vanished, and a host of other critical errors occurred. l lost many vital documents during this time until finally one technician heard the trail of issues spanning so many devices, and suggested I do a factory reset on my then-current phone. I gradually reinstalled apps one at a time over several weeks until I noticed problems. That is how I discovered Notability to be the culprit. Once I stopped using it, I have never had those problems again. It has been several years now.
  • I tried the others

    By hthomas950
    I purchased three or four other note taking apps and tried them all. I purchased a Notability last and it pretty much wrapped all the good features from the others up into one place and added additional things. A great all-around app. Trying to figure out if i can make it work with my bullet journal?
  • Syncing with iCloud is inconvenient

    By v-109
    If you go offline it won’t open the file until it downloads from iCloud. So if you’re planning to make changes with no Wi-Fi you’re toast. It the only mayor issue with this app backups to Dropbox are solid but sync to iCloud is a pain.
  • Unreliable pdf import

    By 서인지
    Everything is great but the unreliability in being able to download certain files is extremely disappointing.
  • Can’t decide whether I like paper or Apple Pencil the way of the future

    By aleks mcclary
    I’ve recently purchased the iPad Pro and spent a lot of money on trying to discover note taking apps alone that come close to the paper like experience I’ve come to realize that none of these will ever be like paper but if there was an app that could at least give me a paper like look I’d be happy and notability has done just that it’s made my handwriting legible and it’s very intuitive with the pencil . The price for this app however is quite steep considering there’s also in app purchases and that’s why I’ve given it 3 stars cause if I’m spending ten dollars I better have access to all the templates. It’s an app not a complicated computer program
  • Great App!

    By savannahattorney
    I use this app daily in my practice to take notes and annotate pdf files. I’ve had one issue in almost 8 years of use. I submitted that issue and it was fixed by the developer in less than 24 hours. Great customer service!
  • Writing and Drawing glitch

    By eeeeeeervtfvvgygyguhum7uk
    Notability is a good app yet when ever I try to write something it’s a bunch dots rather than a smooth line.
  • Awesome app

    By B3mboo
    Can’t use it enough. Please give us more paper template, a lot lot more, especially for calligraphy
  • Insanely great!!!

    By User74
    Note taking to a crazy new level. Search handwritten text. Record while taking notes and replay note writing with recording in just awesome. I would write more but I’d rather be taking notes!!
  • Wonderful App! One Suggestion...

    By Wmsbball22
    I am relatively new to Notability but so far I love this note taking app! It allows me to take notes while in lecture without lugging around big bulky binders and notebooks! I do, however, have one item on my “wish list” for this application, and that is to have the ability to insert shapes. Being an engineering student, I frequently am expected to draw out diagrams of certain situations. Also, being an engineering student, I fit the stereotype of being a horrendous artist, so being able to insert shapes to help with that would make a big difference! That is the only thing keeping me from giving this app a five star rating.