By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.2.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 125.30 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 18,961 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.



  • Love this app

    By Inkartinc
    I use this app regularly. This is one of the best annotating apps out there, I have pretty much tried them all. I have kept just a couple, this is one. There is one irritating thing I have with this app. That costs it one star. Every now and then it forces you to do a complete shut down of my iPad (and I have the iPad Pro 10.5 version). It won’t open until after you shut down. This will happen at the most inconvenient times. And I lose what I was “copying and pasting” and have to start over. No other apps I use do this. When that stops, I give it 5 stars.
  • Update!

    By sandra2341230
    There are so many upgrades that could be integrated into this app. - hand writing recognition into the search bar - automatic shape corrector, without having to open a new page to draw a shape - and a way to insert extra writing space App is great but there are other apps that have improved and upgraded their note taking app and this one hasn’t advanced that much. Other than that I love the app and how simple it is to use!
  • Loved it until all of my school notes disappeared.

    By lorensportalatin
    I’ve been using Notability as my note taking app on my iPad for all of my school courses. The other day I updated my app and added Notability to my iPhone. Somewhere between updating and adding a device I lost over a month’s worth of school notes and PDF’s I was working on. I’m currently exploring Evernote as an alternative because it connects via Google.
  • Handwritten searches

    By AstroUrsa
    Wish it indexes my notes so I can search for them.
  • Small and annoying bugs and missing features

    By That one clown
    On my iPad Pro, after erasing, sometimes markings stay behind, half translucent and can only be erased with select->delete. Also when taking photos, occasionally it adds about 10 pages and puts the photo on the last page so I have to drag it back up. Apples notes app is garbage but let’s me search text. I’d also like to see the ability to open two notes at once and please please make changing colors/size a single gesture and make the eraser a button that I can hold rather than a tool I have to switch to. Would also be nice if photos didn’t save to camera roll (or at least add the option) and if it instantly gave the option to crop the photo without needing to double finger press->edit photo->crop->and then at least two gestures for the actual cropping. Love the app, but please update the functionality!
  • Problems

    By Brathna
    I like this app for all my PDF annotating. However, there is no iCloud Drive support. There’s iCloud syncing between the app on iOS and the Mac, but I can’t grab files from the iCloud Drive folder in my Mac like I can with many other annotating apps. I have to use another service, like OneDrive to be able to get to the files from my Mac. I don’t want to use the app on the Mac, I just want to get my files. Further, it only backs up when you close the document you’re working on and only when you keep the app open. If you close the app, it doesn’t backup. Further, deleting files in the app doesn’t delete the file from the backup service. Finally, the app doesn’t display pdf annotations that are written in other apps. I have to flatten the pdf first, then shared it with this app. Try telling a client to first flatten their pdf before sending it.
  • text (typed or pasted), drawing and handwriting

    By klack12
    Love the fact that I can paste text from other sources and add my highlights and handwritten notes to it ... no other app does that with big texts, usually they only paste text on a text box but it can’t be bigger than enough to fit one page. Notability allows a big text to continue on other pages ... it’s also better scrolling pages down and not flipping pages (so I can see at the same time the end of one page and the beginning of the new one) it would be perfect if when pasting a text inside a text box it would do the same with big texts (to continue on other pages).... that way I would have a space on the right side of the text I pasted to add handwritten notes (as a page with two columns one for text pasted and the other for handwritten notes)
  • Great app

    By Flying poptart
    I love this app. I just wish it had an option to add folders to put divers into, to provide with a greater level of organization. I’ll give 5 stars when that’s updated :) Aside from that, it is a good note taking app
  • Bugs

    By Ryuryhfghcnvfr
    Can't edit pages in card view. Can't copy, paste, delete pages. Annoying
  • Phantom lines?!

    By hayswenn
    I really love this app. I use it for all of my classes. The only problem I have with it is that while I’m writing it will kind of stop and freeze then the magnifying glass pops up and a phantom line goes from where I’m writing all the way to the top of the page. This is super distracting and I tend to miss what my professor is saying. I don’t know if it’s because I’m left handed but it’s just annoying and would love to see this get fixed! Thank you.