By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 176.52 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 19,411 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.



  • Awesome

    By Mawedeh
    This update is amazing! I just need some more colors and dot pages please.
  • Worth It!

    By Mr.Stive
    This app is literally worth it, trust me. The developers will listen to your feedbacks , too. <3
  • Awesome

    By Curie97
    The best app for ipad in this field
  • after the update, it’s nearly impossible to move text boxes

    By starbuck6
    The app is okay.. However, after the recent update (I assume that’s what happened; it probably downloaded the update automatically because I did not do it x_x) I spend A LOT of time trying to move text boxes because it just wants to change the size of the text boxes instead. I take a lot of notes on my ipad and used to use Notability (and move text boxes easily), but today something changed, obviously... So frustrated x_x I hope this issue will be fixed. (I wouldn’t write this if I found some “contact us” option in the app itself because I think the app is reasonably ok and plan to use it if they fix the problem soon enough)
  • 8.0 just made this the perfect note taking app

    By jlee928
    With the 8.0 update, it just made this the best note taking app. It was always a gripe to not be able to search for hand written notes like in GoodNotes 4, but I still prefer notability for its ease of note taking and flexibility. However, now with handwriting recognition and handwriting to text feature, I no longer need goodnotes 4. Good job and high five to Ginger Labs team.
  • Health professional students must have it, and comments!

    By 品名:Nike Men's fall
    Having high course loading from Physical Therapy program, I highly recommend student buy this APP. It’s a remarkable APP connecting too many APPs around and also be able to achieve tremendous things with simplest clicks. I hope this APP can add some features that OneNote has. Also can u refine the voice recording function? Eg. Creating a link or button on the spot at the page showing the start of the voice recording. Like the way that PPT plays the videos.
  • Everything and more

    By mrnac87
    I’m a note app nerd and love researching the best tool for my needs. Notability has EVERYTHING other apps do and it’s not subscription based. 9 bucks a month, no thank you, ill take notability please. Latest update includes handwriting text search OMG amazing. Easily export files in pdf format. I have 417 notes, including entire books for school which I write in and there is no slow down in usability. Notability, you’re awesome, thank you
  • They finally went and did it. Five stars and thank you!

    By Audiophile31441
    The only thing any other app had on notability was handwriting to text conversion. Now it’s got everything - and it actually converts my messy writing near perfectly. The new split screen gets rid of the need to use any other note app for drag and drop or copy paste. The organization is even better, and...’s still lighter and faster than everything else.
  • Nealry perfect

    By Jinglis1013
    Have used Notability for one year of med school so far and, after experimenting with a few others, I can say it is nearly perfect. Very easy to use, fast, smooth writing, aesthetic UI, and I have it automatically backing up to my G-drive which works pretty seamlessly. My ONE major complaint is there needs to be a way to stack folders deeper. Right now, you get a subject and ‘folders’ within that subject, but you can’t group subjects or group folders within subjects. I hope they add this feature eventually, but it is definitely not a deal breaker.
  • Handwriting OCR and split-screen update is amazing

    By Rabanus
    I already used Notability for all my class note taking, whenever I annotate PDFs, and to store saved webpages and articles from safari. I was tempted once or twice to switch to the main notes app because it had handwriting ocr and it’s ability to scan documents on a table using augmented reality is top notch. I kept with Notability because the interface is much easier to organize and the handwriting simply looks nicer and feels smoother to write. The addition of OCR and split screen today is so welcomed. I anticipate that I’ll be even more embedded in notability now that I have these. It used to be that I regularly had to have another app open for a second note, and I was only able to write on the one in Notability. No longer! All I can even think of now that would make this the ultimate app is the ability to ocr scanned printed docs (or PDFs that just don’t have ocr) and the incorporation of the AR scanning off a table feature that the notes app has.