By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.4.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 280.68 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 21,630 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 circles and straight lines. • 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 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 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.



  • Poor organization

    By jiitty
    This app is good at rendering handwriting and I really like the color schemes (yellow on black, red on black). However, everything else is a disappointment: - not being able to test the product before purchase is a massive nuisance from the outset - dividers and subjects are neither intuitive nor sufficient for elaborate organization. For example, I cannot archive notes that I do not need on a regular basis. I can delete notes or keep them in my face. I cannot use the same name for a subject under two dividers. For example, I cannot have a 'General' subject under two different divisions. So I cannot have a catch-all for different teams or topics. Way too simplistic. - the reason I'm now writing this negative review and switching to a different note system is because ALL MY SUBJECTS AND DIVIDERS DISAPPEARED for no reason!!!! I invested a lot of effort trying to organize my written notes and now I need to do it all over again in a different system. For all the things people find annoying about Microsoft, my stuff never disappears randomly. Updated to 1 star since I can't even export it backup my files to PDF anymore. Took me forever to get all my content out! Massive waste of time and money!
  • Used to be good

    By alfred yost
    3 years ago this was a good app that did what I needed it to do. Today I decided to try it again but the draw tool keeps scrolling instead of drawing and adding text boxes on top of drawings isn’t possible anymore and it’s very annoying.
  • Great App for Grad School

    By JayJessStudent
    I love this app fo my classes. I can download the class powerpoint and write directly on them with speed and ease. The organization could be improved but it seems as if they are always coming out with updates and new content!
  • Pretty good. It works. The most useful notes manager on iOS.

    By Jamaica Blue
    Everything Apple Notes are not. I’d love to see the ability to insert split panes on the fly. The filing of notes could be just a little cleaner. A few drawing primitives (ovals & rectangles).
  • Amazing tool for managing and taking notes!

    By makejake
    These would be next level: Enable HORIZONTAL split screen of the multi note view. Make the partition thinner also. Make a tool puck with all tools that I can move and place anywhere.
  • Great app

    By Otawo
    It’s actually a great app but it needs an AppleWatch app to link to. Would make life easier for a shopping list use.
  • “Was” the greatest

    By Kibrowne
    This was my go to note taking app for class. It started duplicating notes and sometimes would erase the content. I reached out for assistance and received very little. I’ve finally had it with this program today. I started a new subject, downloaded my lectures and had taken a few notes, only for it to have completely disappeared when I reopened the app to do homework. Back to the drawing board for another. 😣😥
  • This app is so 50/50

    By BB^€
    This app is great for organising notes and writing on them. BUT IT FREEZES 24/7 on the new iPad Pro and this needs to be fixed. The only reason I have not deleted it, is because my school forces me to use it. It is completely annoying and needs to be updated. No. It is not a problem with my iPad as it doesn’t freeze while on any other app. Also there is a serious lack of customisation. Not worth $10 more like 7 or 5.
  • The “go to” note taking app that was...

    By Gonza124
    I’ve invested about 5 years worth of daily note taking with audio recording with this app for work. It’s always been the most reliable way to take down notes and record audio sessions to go back to and companies emails, write up contracts, etc. Now here we are today and for the past couple of months the reliability of note taking with this app is close to useless. I never know if I start a new note and start recording if the app will crash and stop recording while im at a meeting, on a phone call or doing a walkthrough of a job taking down notes and recording audio in the background. It’s now so bad that the app will start to make several duplicates of the current note I am on with futures dates and just “loading” while at the same time my actual current note is no longer accessible and “loading” for some reason. I’ve used iCloud syncing all the time and i don’t know if that is the issue behind all this but all I can add is that this has become very irritating. Hopefully this app gets fixed quicker or else it will be time to start looking around for another note taking app.
  • Left hand support

    By yoskin1256742
    This is a great app. And, I hope you’ll make it greater by supporting those who’re lefties. I already see there’s a setting for left hand mode, but I really think you should give us an option of having the note switcher on the right side instead of left. The palm rest works when I write in the middle, but the note switcher pops up always when I try to write on the left side of the screen. Thanks!