By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 279.86 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 21,218 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.



  • Decent but overpriced app

    By mak6714
    Feature request: 1. Please add feature to pin frequently used notes in notes switcher and the main page 2. Please enable Touch/Face ID for locking apps
  • Bad erase option

    By Unlimited unexpected
    Can’t erase part of a line without removing the whole stroke. For this reason I’ve moved to use another app.
  • Dedicated user

    By Toe Bone
    I have used this app for years. So versatile, easy to navigate. Using on my Mac mini has never been a problem. Just put on my 6th gen. iPad. Smooth.
  • New zoom is horrible

    By Myferilife
    New zoom feature makes it impossible for me to easily resize my page to 100%, the way I write and being a lefty it is important for me to have a margin on the side of the page and the new zoom feature makes it impossible for me to make that margin the same size every time, why fix what was not broke!
  • Just OK

    By TriGuru
    Lots of features but the basics are lacking. Folders don’t sync across devices. Nether do “locks” - if something is locked on one device it won’t be when it syncs to another. Update: it turns out that folders do sync but adding a second device wiped out all my categories. Still lacking.
  • My most used app

    By directorscoffee
    In all seriousness I use this app more than any other on my iPad. I got it originally because it was able to record audio while I took notes, and then attach that audio to particular points in the note. It does this really well, but is so much more. I rely on this app for all my production meetings, class work, and development projects. It’s my go to app for marking up pdf’s and for signing contracts. The drawing tools are great for sketching ideas in meetings. If I was going to request any new features it would be a few more drawing tools, but there aren’t really any I feel are missing. When I was looking for a note taking app, I legitimately bought 3 other paid apps, and many free ones. Love this one the most! Thanks guys!
  • No zoom percentages displayed

    By evilm0nkey
    After this recent update, I am no longer able to see the zoom percentage. This was an AMAZING and VERY useful feature because it helped keep all text the same size without having to guess how zoomed in/out you were. This is a 5 star app for sure but I’m giving 3 stars right now because that feature was very important to me. I hope you bring this back.
  • Misleading

    By chaoticsuperman
    I recently bought this App because it claims to also to be able to be used on Mac, therefore making it easy to transfer files between your IOS device and Mac. However, what they failed to mention is that to download it on a Mac, it is a SEPARATE purchase. Yes, another 10 dollars for the same app. How disappointing.
  • Great note taking app to stay organized

    By Mogastation
    Great note taking app to stay organized. That said I use this for work and there are tons of meetings that are in PowerPoint. Some briefs transfer fairly well overs are a dumpster fire. So when this happens and you are sitting in the meeting you have to open up the original in your email transfer it to PowerPoint then have PowerPoint convert to PDF then save it to cloud then reopen Notability so you can import the file from the cloud. I know preplanning would prevent this but still it is a pain in the neck. All that said I have done multiple conferences where this app did not save me but half the conference. Between the note taking and dropping pictures then adding notes then emailing it out as a PDF meant everyone had the same information. Only request Notability please fix the import of PowerPoint slides
  • Great app!

    By Strooper
    Since the latest update fixing the minor zoom issue, I’ve been just loving Notability! This is the best app for school notes ever!