Notability: Notes, PDF 4+

Note-Taking Beyond Paper

Ginger Labs

    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Bring ideas to life with Notability! Download for free and enjoy the powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking experience. You will quickly see why we’re Apple Editor’s Choice!

Notability is as versatile as you. Jot down thoughts, import & annotate textbooks, sync your notes with audio, or sketch your next masterpiece. Whether you’re a student, professional, or hobbyist—you’ll find all the tools you need.

• Write on a variety of paper templates with customizable spacing and backgrounds.
• Take notes with multi-media tools like pencil, highlighter, text, and audio.
• Mark up textbooks, documents, lecture slides, assignments, or images.
• Clean up calculations with Math Conversion technology.
• Search anything in your notes, including handwriting and imported documents.

• Write with the most lifelike, vector-based digital pencil on the market.
• Ink is fine-tuned for the most responsive, precise writing experience (compatible with Apple Pencil & Logitech Crayon).

• All your notes in one place! Always keep notes with you, without the weight, hassle, or paper waste.
• Organize notes with customizable subjects and dividers.

• Get more out of your lectures and meetings with audio recording, synced to your notes.
• Tap anywhere (in playback mode) to see your note come to life in real-time.
• Search or copy time-stamped text from Audio Transcripts.

• Present ideas full-screen without distracting toolbars.
• Engage an audience with all of Notability's tools including a Laser Pointer.

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

• Import and mark-up PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more.
• Easily create searchable PDFs using built-in Document Scan.
• Full-featured, left-aligned typing with word count and formatting options.

• Publish your notes for the world to see in the Notability Gallery.
• Browse notes from the community, search topics, save favorites, and download templates!


Download Notability for free on iPad, Mac, and iPhone and enjoy Notability with limited editing and features.

Unlock the premium, unlimited note-taking experience with an annual Notability subscription. Subscribers get:
• Unlimited edits, Audio Transcripts, Auto-Backup support, and iCloud sync.
• MyScript Handwriting Recognition and Math Conversion technology.


Subscription auto-renews unless canceled, and will be charged via Apple iTunes account on an annual basis. Prices vary by location. You can manage your subscription in account settings after purchase. Family Sharing is not supported.

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What’s New

Version 14.8.8

Adds Copy All to Audio Transcripts. Right-click any transcribed text to open the menu and copy the full transcript!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

We rely on this sleek, powerful notetaker 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 across your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

सावन कुमार ,

Problem with HINDI typing font हिन्दी में font की गंभीर समस्या😡

Notability is a great app but it has very big problems with Hindi fonts. Reason:- when we make long notes of 8-10 pages in Hindi fonts , all fonts of Hindi is Unrecognisable and notes gets wasted . However, 3-4 pages notes in Hindi is supportable but when we just going on to make page no 5 to 6 or so on then all Hindi fonts gets useless. हिन्दी भाषा में टाइप किया हुआ 5 से 6 पेज से ज़्यादा का नोट्स बनाने पर, सारे पेज का font बुरी तरीक़े से ख़राब हो जाता है। हमे पूरी उम्मीद और विश्वास है कि आप इस नाज़ुक समस्या का जल्द से जल्द समाधान निकाल कर हिन्दी भाषा के तकनीकी विकास मे वृद्धि करके , भारत के एक बहुत बड़ी आबादी को मदद कर इस महत्वपूर्ण app(notability) को प्रयोग करने और पूर्ण लाभ लेने मे त्वरित व विनम्र सहयोग करेंगे। Request:- It’s humble & important request to notability developers team please fix this this issue as soon as possible and make this great app(notability) use for all.
if possible, then try make fonts supportive like EVERNOTE App. Evernote support very very well Hindi fonts but not a good app for handwriting.
In India so many serious students and working man facing this problems with Hindi fonts issues in notability app . They can’t make any longer Typing notes✍️ with Hindi fonts (greater than 5-6 pages). So please help us 🙏 Thank in Advance 😌

Neerajk1193 ,

Best app but improvement needed

It is one of the best app available on iOS. But requires some improvements like highlighter in which on multiple times highlighting the text become invisible, highlighting must be in background of text. Secondly, there must be at least 3 pen colours available in the tool bar for fast and easy access. Thirdly, there should be some type of page margin guide should be available on each page and lastly and most importantly the number of options of line gap on the page available should be increased especially there must be another option between smallest gap and second smallest gap between lines the smallest gap is too small and second largest becomes twice as large as smallest, there must be a intermediate option to available too. Also if possible please add a leaser option so that while casting the screen to another monitor we can tell a person that which point people are explaining. It will improve presentation ability of this app.


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