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.

• Work with a variety of note-taking, journaling, and drawing tools like ink, highlighter, text, and audio.
• Explore endless ideas with continuous page scroll.
• Mark up imported textbooks, documents, lecture slides, class assignments, and images.
• Add photos, GIFs, web pages, and more.

• Always keep your notes with you, without the weight, the hassle or the paper waste.
• Group notes with customizable subjects and dividers.
• Quickly search handwriting*, typed text, PDF text, image text, and note titles.
• Secure notes using Face ID and Touch ID.

• Ink is fine-tuned for the Apple Pencil for the most responsive, precise writing experience yet, including double-tap gesture for switching tools, erasing, and more.
• Create custom colors and match any color with the color dropper.
• Precisely erase freehand ink or shapes with varied brush sizes.
• Easily create perfect shapes.
• Quickly switch between ink or eraser styles with the Favorites Toolbar.

• Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them.
• Replay audio recordings and tap anywhere on your note to hear what was said at that moment.

• Present ideas in full screen without distracting toolbars when connected to an external display.
• Engage an audience with all of Notability's tools including a Laser Pointer.

• Work with two notes side-by-side.
• Quickly switch between notes and Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, etc.

• Full-featured, left-aligned typing with word count and a wide range of fonts, custom fonts, sizes, and colors.
• Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes.

• Import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more - conversion to PDF happens on your device, so information stays private.
• Easily create searchable multi-page PDFs using the built-in Document Scanner.

• Use iCloud to automatically sync your notes to Notability across iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
• 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!


Customize your note-taking experience in the Notability Shop! Explore an exciting array of content available for purchase:

• *Handwriting Conversion and Search (included with Edu VPP)
• Daily Planner
• Stickers, themes, and more!


Mac app sold separately.

Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.

What’s New

Version 10.4.3

*** What's New in 10.4.3 ***
• Added line spacing options for text
• Added the ability to edit Math Equations by modifying the underlying LaTeX

*** Bug fixes in 10.4.3 ***
• Performance improvements when handwriting and loading larger notes
• Notes can now be deleted in the search results
• Fixed an issue where the wrong subject would be selected after starting Notability
• Images and text boxes are now properly deselected when tapping the escape key
• Several other minor bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
516 Ratings

516 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

We rely on this sleek, powerful note-taker to annotate documents, record lectures, sketch illustrations, and more. With built-in iCloud support, it’s perfect for keeping notes, documents, and doodles up to date on both iPhone and iPad.

Wine Box Papi ,

Good job

The new update knocked it out of the park. The team listens to the users and this is the best app ever.

Kami_R ,

Best note taking app

Pleaseee get back to the previous UI. This one is small and not beautiful.

Awesome app. Would you please add ruler, triangle, and protractor? Or just a ruler that shows the angle too. Something like what MS OneNote has. This will be a great feature for this awesome app. Thank you :)

Finally some important issues were addresses. Thank you.
Now you deserve 5 stars.

This is an old comment:
I left this comment Zillion years ago! And nothing has changed!
The horizontal pagination is so important. It can make this app a very professional ebook/pdf reader.
And please integrate it with iCloud, so you can have access the files on icloud. Now we just able to make a backup on icloud.

Older comment:
Everything is perfect, but would you please add a horizontal single-page pagination like other pdf annotators. It's very difficult to read big pdf files this way. Would you please also add a scroll button/bar to scroll fast through the file?
Also, it would be great if the tool bar becomes hidden if you tap the screen.
Thank you :)

App Privacy

The developer, Ginger Labs, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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