Notability

Notability

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
4
From 21,758 Ratings

Description

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.

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  • Wish I Had Bought This Sooner!

    4
    By Atsanggg
    I'm currently a graduate student, and I absolutely love this app! I no longer have to print thousands of pieces of paper, all documents are within a tap away, and it backs up into Google drive so it doesn't take up a lot of memory space! It's super well organized with plentiful colorful ink to choose from. You no longer have to search through your binder or waste paper! Cons: Whenever I try to save a PDF from blackboard to notability, somehow certain headers or photos get deleted and I have to have my classmate airdrop the document to me because I only have my iPad. This needs to get fixed within the next update! Lastly, the eraser mode erases the whole stroke! It needs an update where you can partially erase it, but if you hold down longer, you can erase the whole stroke.
  • I love this app but recently having a big issue, HELP

    1
    By Berto Sr.
    I have green using Notability since it was released and love it. I Have over a thousand notes and drawings combined. Recently upgraded to the latest iPad and if I leave Notability in the background overnight my battery will be dead in 4 hours. This has happened more than 10 different times. I tried removing all my notes and the problem did not go away. Uninstalled and reinstalled and the problem ended persisted. Since the last Apple Update it has only done it a few times randomly, however, this is still alarming. Please advise. I do not want to change note taking app.
  • Review and advises for next update

    4
    By Zahra R.G.
    Good job, and amazing app for taking notes on iPad. Advice for next updates: make drawing essential shapes easier while taking notes, for example if we draw a hexagon by hand completely, why we can’t convert it to perfect hexagon as will as we do with individual lines. For cutting tool, why we can’t cut the words and pictures that files contain, for example if we cut highlighted word and paste it, it's only cut -highlight-. Make it easier to cut and edit pictures and add some tools for this. Make a variety in sticky notes colors, or add property that we can choose any color. Add arrows, so we can use it while we want to explain things. If we can link or attach another notes in notability that will be good to make connections between them, so we can access it easier and it will be more organized. Add more advanced property of selection, such as select many slides or sheets instead of select one by one.
  • LOVE IT!

    5
    By Emily D.W.
    I had OneNote for about a year... Yes, in the beginning it was free but soon after the storage ran out and the payment for extra GB is $2/month... together more than the one time cost of this app. Second and more important why I switched was that I often had “couldn’t sync” and “page cannot load” errors on my hand written notes. Not only was this frustrating but I lost those notes. Notability is also much more compatible - neater writing on notes and much more useful features (like the double notes and cut/paste). 100% RECOMMENDED
  • 10 second forward and Colors

    4
    By roshnip131
    Hello! This is the best app I’ve purchased for school. I love it but what would help a lot is if there was also a 10 seconds forward button and not just a 10 seconds backwards button for when you are listening to recordings. What would also help is that if you had a space in the writing bar for 3-4 colors to be there for quick access for colorful notes instead of double clicking on the pencil.
  • Stanford Med Student: “Good, but can be EXCELLENT!”

    3
    By The Real C
    As a med student @ Stanford, we have many DIFFERENT lecturers come at us fast and in lots of different ways— Notability is the REASON I invested in an iPad Pro. App = good in most ways, but needs to be more FLEXIBLE. PRO’s +Flexible, can do everything from Typing to Drawing diagrams +Great Tabs system, for keeping organized +Multimedia support: Can take pics on the fly, Record Sound CON’s — Lack of Self-Defined Pre-sets: (Typing AND Color Palettes) You only get 3 diff font “favorites” you can set for yourself when typing. Clear weakness when you need at LEAST 4-5 — for headings, titles, underlines, and Misc./other fonts for Emphasis. This also applies to Color Palettes with Pen Tool: you only get *2* pages of colors you can set, which is not enough for v. Colorful Organized notes! —Navigation still needs work: I would REALLY love to be able to move the sidebar for seeing which page I’m on to the bottom of the screen, so that I can scroll sideways like in a CPU taskbar. SUGGESTIONS: = if you like doing Notes your OWN way, this app is a lil limited. Great ideas and lots of awesome functions, but it really needs more flexibility in customization to be fully realized as a premier note-taking app.
  • Epic Fail!

    1
    By bulewaras
    I just bought this app on the recommendation of a friend for notes, pdf management, etc. The first thing I have noticed seems to be a no brainer oversight—why would someone make a document management app for iOS that can’t simply import from iCloud Drive? Am I missing something, Dropbox, Google drive, Onedrive, no problem... but from the storage system built into every iOS device... ah—nope!
  • Highlighter and shapes

    3
    By therealkalman
    Great app but is missing two essential features. First of all, the highlighter tool needs improvements, the colors need to be modified so that it’s not so pale and transparent, the highlight should go under the text and the highlighter should recognize text and highlight it. Second of all, please improve de figure feature, I often use rectangles to outline important points and that is very tedious to do with the current straight line method. I really wish these methods were added. I am thinking of changing to another note taking app because of these two crucial flaws. Hope someone from the Notability team reads this.
  • Nearly Perfect!

    4
    By bleedgr33n
    This app is filled with great features. Handwriting to text works quite well. The organization is wonderful. I appreciate the automated backup to MY choice of cloud service. The only thing I wish it had was collaboration between users. You can email a note, in note format, and then the recipient could email back the note with changes. I would like to see live collaboration through direct sharing to another user through the app.
  • Great but miss - add reminders option

    5
    By Mohammed Alnuaimi 87
    Hi, This is a note taking app, it is so good in its current form but for me, because I take too much notes using this app, I do forget some of them. In other words, I need to take notes to do something later, but I forget. Could you please add the option to add a reminder to the notes so that it give me a notification at the selected date and time. Ex, I take notes to discuss something with my supervisor, but when I go to the meeting I sometimes forget it, or its too crowded and I do not know in which list is my note. If I can set a reminder for the meeting time so that when I press on the notification I get, it took me directly to that note, it will be great. Thanks

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