By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 125.37 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 18,470 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 take notes, sketch ideas, create checklists, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date. ALL ELECTRONIC WORKFLOW - Streamline your workflow to be fully paper-free. - It's easy to keep yourself organized across devices and platforms. - Create a paperless classroom -- handout and collect assignments via the cloud. - Speed-up feedback to students and colleagues using Notability. - Complete, sign, and share documents in Notability. SAVE TIME - Multitasking enables you to take notes while you research, read a text book, or watch a lecture. - While editing a note in Notability, you can view other files in the Files app at the same time. - Drag and Drop to move files, text, photos, GIFs, web pages, and more from other apps into Notability. Share your favorite sketch by dragging it to Messages or Mail and send it along! - 3D Touch makes it faster than ever to start a new note, and open recently viewed notes. - Spotlight Search helps you find and open notes. WRITE NATURALLY - Handwrite and sketch with beautiful ink. - Write smoothly and quickly with zoom-writing. - Draw perfectly straight lines for graphs, designs, and shapes. - Ink is fine-tuned for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro giving you the most responsive, precise writing experience yet. TYPE ANYWHERE - Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. - Outlines and text boxes help you quickly capture and organize ideas. - Interactive checklists. - Text can be searched, selected and highlighted. - The typing experience is uniquely tailored for each device, giving you an optimal experience wherever you take your notes. IMPORT AND ANNOTATE PDFs, IMAGES, AND GIFS - Import PDF, DOC, PPT, image files, and GIFs from other apps into the library or into notes. - Annotate lecture slides and meeting agendas or complete class assignments. - Fill-out, sign, and send PDF forms. - Import or take pictures of relevant information to annotate. - Import Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as PDFs. - Highlight, Copy & Paste, Speak, Define and Search PDF text. AUDIO RECORDINGS: REVIEW AND GIVE FEEDBACK - Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them. - Notes link to recordings automatically, so during playback, you can watch your notes animate along with the recording, or tap them to get to the spot that needs clarifying. - Provide audio and handwritten feedback that is linked together within the note. - Import audio recordings from other sources. ORGANIZE AND SHARE NOTES - Create subjects and simply drag notes into them. - Share notes via email, AirDrop, printer, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive and more. - Move note content to other apps like Messages or Mail, and share with Drag and Drop. - Retrieve recently deleted notes from the trash. ICLOUD SYNC - iCloud automatically syncs all of your notes to Notability on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. - Retrieve previous versions of your note to ensure safety. AUTO-BACKUP - Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive - including business and school accounts - can be used to backup your notes in PDF format and are great for archiving or recovery. MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT (MDM) - Schools and enterprises can configure Notability to manage access to features such as cloud services, Giphy, etc. - For more information about MDM visit We hope you enjoy using Notability, and we look forward to hearing from you. Mac app sold separately. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.



  • Best note taking app

    By LEO BSB
    This the best note taking app with the apple the apple pencil so far. It lacks some features, already mentioned by other reviewers, that need to be addressed soon, otherwise it will lose to the competition as soon as they improve handwriting capabilities and smoothness.
  • Love it, crashes often

    By Udbufbufubdjb
    Im not sure if its just my iPad or the app itself but it crashes a lot and theres black boxes sometimes. When it crashes it loses all my work and i have to restart. Really useful otherwise
  • Keeps crashing

    By _Hingle McCringleberry_
    This is my most used app for school and I love it but the most recent update keeps freezing on iOS 11. I won’t be able to open a document after saving it and when I restart the app the loading screen stays indefinitely until I restart my iPad. Please fix ASAP!
  • Love it. One simple bug

    By A-Tohamy
    I simply love notability... however, there's a couple of issues that I keep facing that ruin the experience for me.. - When receiving PDF via airdrop, I always had the option to ”Add to this note,” however, since this last update it always exists the note & I have to navigate through all of my notes just to add the PDF to an existing note. - Lots of bugs like random lines drawing across the screen, crashes, freezing - Takes a very long time to open notes sometimes - When I have the Text tool selected and I highlight two different but close sentences, then I try changing the color of one, it almost ALWAYS chooses the other, bigger, highlight to change. Even after I clearly press on the correct sentence using my Apple Pencil or my finger. Please fix this asap it is getting very irritating. - Please add the option to move multiple pages at once in the same note & to other notes as well - Add a pitch black theme!
  • Pretty decent

    By mkogjirz
    I like the app, but recently, I have not been able to search for specific words within my documents. For some reason, Notability will search for the word indefinitely without yielding any results. I wish someone would fix this, as it has proven to be a serious issue
  • IOS11.2 support

    By Pagesb17
    After I updated my system to IOS11.2, I can’t open it
  • Great app

    By aeizh0608
    Would be better if you can make the highlights more punchy like how one note has it when using a highlighter.
  • One Minor Complaint

    By chumbert5
    This app is almost perfect. I would like to see a split screen feature where I can open 2 notes at the same time, like the split tab option in Safari. Less of an issue and more of a suggestion.
  • Great app...

    By Pb536
    This is an excellent note taking app and pairs well with the Apple Pencil. However, when writing, the app periodically freezes your writing and creates a pen line that stretches over the whole screen. This happens several times a day when using the app and has been happening more often with the recent update. Please add more colors!! The current ones are getting old
  • Crashing

    By rmvr25
    I love this app. I’ve been using notability since I was a junior in high school and now I’m a junior in college and still use it daily. However, these past few updates it has been crashing every time I try to make a highlight while on my phone. The computer app is great and has never crashed. Also, I thought it crashed bc it’s a big file (imported pdf book), so I tried to just annotate one chapter (via pdf printing only about 20 pages of the book and importing them back into notability), but I keep getting the same problem. All of a sudden it just crashes and exits the app. Could you please fix this bc it would make my studies more efficient and allow me to read my book while on my phone, instead of having to pull my laptop out. I'm using a brand new iphone 8 so it’s clearly not a slow hardware problem. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!