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.

• 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.

• Fully express your artistic side with custom colors and match any color with the color dropper.
• Easily create perfect shapes.
• Precisely erase freehand ink or shapes with varied brush sizes.
• 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 for handwritten words from the Library and in the note view in any of our 15 supported languages.
• Convert handwriting to text.
• It all happens on your device, so your information stays private.

• 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.

• 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 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.

• 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.

• 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.

What’s New

Version 9.1.3

Notability 9.1 is now available! We added support for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13,
document scanning, and a better way to import files into Notability.

What's New in 9.1.3
• Fixed a few issues with Dark Mode
• Improvements to the new import feature
• Restored "Add to Note" option
• Fixed an issue where Notability could take more disk space than necessary
• Fixed a crash with Google Drive
• Fixed a crash when recording in the background
• Miscellaneous other minor bug fixes and improvements

What's New in 9.1
• Support for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, including:
◦ System Undo / Redo gestures
◦ Dark mode support
◦ Searchable text in images
• Added support for document scanning (iOS 13 only)
◦ Scan documents with the camera to create PDFs
◦ Text in scanned documents is searchable
• Updated import flow
◦ Import multiple files from Airdrop, cloud services and other apps
◦ Better import handling to create single or separate notes

Bug Fixes & Improvements
• PNG image no longer lose transparency with certain import flows
• "Paste Image" pastes as same size as copied selection
• Can now turn off shape and straight line detection independently
• Shape detection improvements
• Text boxes resize properly
• Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K 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.

Ram Baratam ,

Good but needs improvements

I’m using notability from the last one year. I am an assistant professor in an engineering college. I will use notability for teaching rather than note taking app, especially for giving presentations. Once my lecture is done I can easily share my lecture notes with the students. Most of the work I will prepare on my laptop and save them as pdf and import them to notability.

While explaining some of the concepts drawing shapes(circle,square or rectangle and even other shapes) on the page or on the existing diagram plays an important role in teaching. In such a case either I have to import image from my photos or to draw in a separate wizard in the notability, which consumes lots of time and may not fit directly on the screen. I request you to design the app to draw the shapes directly on the page.

Champoosniper ,

Great pros and Great cons

This app has some extremely strong and appealing features which somehow make it the app I use for taking down notes. well first off it’s just clean, smooth and easy to use. The current features of searching your handwritten text and opening two notebooks at once are really awesome additions. Everything it does it does like a pro, almost all things.
One of the greatest cons is making diagrams. It is pain!!! I make a few lines, and I want to rub a small area and all of them disappear completely! I mean come on, I can’t erase a part of a line? It will be great if you are a good artist but I’m not that good, especially on the smooth surface of the screen and in the middle of an intense lecture where I don’t have the luxury of time. A geometry toolbox with essential geometries such as rectangles, circles, arrows, dotted lines, TABLES!! etc should be provided in the main screen area, not is some different window with confusing tools!!!
Besides these I would also like to have the option of setting up my own line spacing on paper. One is too small and the next is too large!
If these things are taken into account I would be more than happy to give it a 5 star rating, but with the difficulties I face while making diagrams and making tables(I’m an engineering student) 3 stars is the maximum I can give

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.


Ginger Labs, Inc.
261.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Ginger Labs, Inc. 2019
₹ 699
In-App Purchases
  1. Winter ₹ 79
  2. Bubblegum Pack ₹ 159
  3. Spring ₹ 79


  • Family Sharing

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

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