Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and annotation. Apple's Mac App of The Year! Apple Editors' Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac!

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.
• Quickly create and edit notes by dragging and dropping documents, photos, or audio recordings from the desktop.
• Get more done with keyboard shortcuts.
• Secure and lock your notes using Touch ID.

• 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.

• Multi-Note lets you open multiple notes at once in new windows.
• Easily access your recently opened notes in the Recent Notes subject.

• Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors.
• Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes.
• Fully express your artistic side with custom colors and match any color with the color dropper.
• Easily create perfect shapes and precisely erase all ink in varied brush sizes
• Handwriting has been fine-tuned to be smooth and expressive using a trackpad or mouse.
• Ink can be scaled, transformed, rotated, nudged (with arrow keys), and restyled.

• 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.

• 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, and OneDrive are all supported!

iOS app sold separately.

Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.

What’s New

Version 4.0.5

***Bug fixes in 4.0.5***
• Fixed an issue where audio recordings could be interrupted when recording in the background
• Fixed a problem with Dropbox where folders could be missing when browsing files
• Other minor bug fixes and improvements

***What’s new in Notability 4.0***

This is an exciting update for Notability! We’ve added powerful new features: Shapes, Partial Eraser, and improved image control.

• Draw a shape, hold the stroke for a moment, then watch as it snaps perfectly into place!
• Shapes can be styled and manipulated like regular handwriting.
• Create circles, ellipses, triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, and irregular shapes

Partial Erase
• Precisely erase any ink in a variety of eraser sizes, including shapes!
• Partial erase supports both freehand erasing and perfect shape erasing.
• Once a stroke is separated, it behaves exactly like regular handwriting.

Additional Improvements
• Rotate and crop images easily with a new, streamlined interface.
• Added support for auto-backup to WebDAV

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Achil1es ,

Mac App need work

While i live the syncing feature betwen IOS and MacOS the mac app certainly need a lot of work to make it more useful, currently is only good for reading notes one makes on the Ipad.
One really essential feauture is making highlights on the Macbook easier. Currently its like drawing using the touchpad which is a frustrating experiance

Alonso 12343 ,

Auto-drawing feature is a let down

I have been this app for 2 years and it has been great mostly. But with the recent update- the one which introduced the auto-drawing feature- I have been having a difficult time. i use apple pencil on my ipad and without any reason, the app starts to overtake my handwriting and starts drawing circles or rectangles/triangles and what not. This has greatly reduced my speed and efficiency. Thumbs down to the update. Hope you fix it soon or atleast provide an option to disable the feature.

Dvalag ,

Excellent !!

Cross platform syncing, ease of using pencil to take notes, editing the same, resizing them, etc etc., taking photos during note taking, record audio,....the list goes on. the syncing is seamless, trust me. regular updates. This app has it all for the modern student using iPad centered work system.


Ginger Labs, Inc.
98.1 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Ginger Labs, Inc.
₹ 799


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