By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 9.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 230.58 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 25,466 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. • Secure and lock your notes using Face ID and Touch ID. HANDWRITE AND SKETCH WITH BEAUTIFUL INK • Fully express your artistic side with custom colors and match any color with the color dropper. • Easily create perfect shapes. • Precisely erase freehand ink or shapes with varied brush sizes. • Ink is fine-tuned for 1st and 2nd generation Apple Pencil for the most responsive, precise writing experience yet, including double-tap gesture for switching tools, erasing, and more. SEARCH AND CONVERT HANDWRITTEN NOTES • Search for handwritten words from the Library and in the note view in any of our 15 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 Switcher. • Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, and more between notes. TYPE ANYWHERE • Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with word count and a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. • Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes. • Save time with keyboard shortcuts. IMPORT AND SHARE • Import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more - conversion to PDF happens on your device, so your information stays private. • 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, WebDAV, and OneDrive are all supported! Mac app sold separately. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.



  • Thank you!

    By T Redd
    Love the audio and playback while writing feature, I use Notability for my main college note taking app. I can’t wait for more exciting and new features.
  • Problems with writing on images

    By A.TYT
    I can’t seem to draw/write anything on the images that I insert to my notes anymore since the update. The image would keep sliding away whenever I try to write on them. Please help to fix this because it greatly hinders the note-taking process.
  • Everything I Wanted and More

    By BrittaniBeauticious
    When searching for a note-taking app, I was pointed to Notability and Evernote. There are a few key features in notability that really drove my decision to make the purchase which was the ability to draw, highlight, import images, grid lines, converting writing to text, and the different colored background feature. Notability was a perfect fit for me as a college student and business owner. It does an amazing job at every note taking task I have!
  • Daily app for me - never a problem

    By Dizch
    I love notability for an app that I use every single day to take notes record ideas illustrate concepts and drawings for my different businesses and even create some pretty cool multimedia pieces blending photos hand written text drawings telestrations and illustrations. My 10-year-old son has adapted needs for his hands making find motor skills like riding in small print with pens or pencils extra challenging form and certainly super time-consuming, so notability allows us to import his homework assignments as PDFs and let him write directly on it with his finger so the writing is neat and sized perfectly.
  • Update is glitchy

    By Eliboo918
    I have been using notability since college and it is still hands down the best note taking app. HOWEVER, the new update has some issues... Firstly, the handwriting now skips more than it had before and adding pages has become extremely laggy. It freezes the whole app... Something that used to only take a minute to do now require time and patience. If you want to cut and copy pages/ add pages you have to wait like 30 seconds- a minute before it responds... Please fix...
  • Favorite App

    By Schmaymay
    Not trying to fan girl or anything but I seriously love this app. I am in college right now so I use this app to take notes and create reviews with 24/7. I consider myself to be a “perfectionist” when it comes to writing notes and this app allows me to perfect my drawings\writing. I even showed my grandma this app and now she uses it for her sewing/quilting designs because it is so accessible and easy to work with.
  • Measurements and a Ruler

    By Crapadoodles
    Notability is great and is extremely versatile. It’s come a long way since I got it probably over 5 years ago. Something that bothers me and still does it the lack of a ruler though. This app would be even more versatile with a good measurement system. This would especially come in handy with the new geometry features they’ve added. On paper you can use a ruler, but you can’t really do that with Notability, so a dynamic ruler of sorts—that adjusts relative to your zoom level—would be nice.
  • Love, Love, Love Notability!

    By Nee Nee C
    I’ve used this app and loved it for years now. Don’t know what I would do without it. Thanks for a great app!

    By ………………….
    This new update KEEPS CRASHING every time I do just one thing. Erase one line and it crashes. Move one image and it crashes. Thank you for putting in the option to erase partial lines, that’s the only reason this is getting a star instead of saying it needs zero. Can’t do any work if it keeps crashing!!!
  • Great app for students, with room to improve!

    By ~LuT
    I loved using this app throughout both semesters this year (2018-2019). It kept me tidy and had a great advantage - the availability of my studies in all subjects everywhere I went! No more need to carry around a bunch of heavy notebooks! Also i loved the option of a few screens open at once. A few things that could be improved: 1. The app sometimes got stuck and then I would have to close it and open it again. Also the highlights sometimes turned a white color that wasn’t see through. 2. Because my native language is Hebrew (which is written right to left) I had to save all the presentations from my professors in pdf format because otherwise they would open up "scrambled" in this app. I don’t know if it was because of the iPad or this app. 3. It would be great if there would be an option to change my handwritin notes to typed ones in a language other than English (Hebrew). Also, saving my notes this way didn’t save the option of reading the slides aloud (maybe not an option here to begin with?) 4. When I tried using the recorder in class the apple pen made a noise every time I wrote handwritten notes, it was so great that I could barely hear what was said when I replayed it. Though I have to say that seeing what I wrote while hearing what was being said was pretty nice! All in all the best app I’ve seen for University students so far- especially for students who love their handwritten notes. Love the colors for pens and highlighting, the sniping tools and the tidiness of this app! Hope this helped you, Lulu, PT student