By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.2.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 230.12 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 20,252 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.



  • Needs zoom out capability

    By CmFuhrman
    Would have 5 stars if there was a way to zoom out on the iPad. Sometimes when I solve mathematical problems i need to zoom out and see the whole picture. I can not zoom out in notability for iPad.
  • Gotten so glitchy as to be unusable

    By S0M3TH1NG
    I can’t use the app anymore because every time I leave the app it has to then redownload every note, and it will randomly decide to do so while I’m editing which makes the whole note go blank.
  • No android app

    By One fitz two fitz
    We have to use iPads for school but 8 still have an android phone. I wish there was an android version of the app so I could sink across platforms. If I could I would trade my iPad fork a google or Samsung tablet and not lose any sleep but because no notability I can’t.
  • Better than Good Notes.

    By iOCDad
    Really tried to make Good Notes work. But Notability has three important distinctions to me: cleaner organizational system, having multiple pages presented in a continuous format, and the ability to reformat what I’ve written. My fav app on my iPad!
  • Notability on iPad Pro

    By sramirez0578
    I have been using this app for my college courses and love it. Once you get the hang of it, it will become your best friend. The dividers and subjects work flawlessly and have been able to sink them to my iPhone as well. I purchased the app on my iPad Pro and paid for the app $9.99. Why do I have to pay for it again if I’m trying to access it on my MacBook Pro?
  • New update has big issues

    By ChrisSavis
    Been using this app for a many years and loved it. Recent update caused it to constantly reload my archived docs. Currently looking for a solution.
  • Love it!

    By Kevin152626272
    I use it everyday in every single class!
  • Really good!!

    I’m a college student and this is such a nice app for note taking and makes staying organized really easy. The UI is pretty easy to figure out. I wish it was easier to draw perfect shapes though. Having to go to an entirely different screen then draw and import the shape back to the note is kind of annoying, not really a big deal though. 100% worth the $10
  • Great app but missing a couple of features

    By Gabe0982
    This is a great app, if not the best in its category. However I would like to see 2 things added that I believe it would contribute to the workflow of note taking. They are: 1)video import - sometimes it’s great to have a video exemplifying my notes. If possible with local playback. 2) adding icons to the recordings and being able to rename them so you can added it to the specific location that they are needed in your notes.
  • Search Function

    By corianne.strupp
    I use this app daily for grad school classes and usually love it, but since the most recent updates, I have been receiving the message “No search results found” no matter what I search. Hopefully there’s a quick fix for this bc I typically use the search feature often & not having it is an inconvenience when studying. :(