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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.

STREAMLINE YOUR WORKFLOW
• 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.

HANDWRITE AND SKETCH WITH BEAUTIFUL INK
• 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 AND CONVERT HANDWRITTEN NOTES
• 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.

SAVE TIME WITH MULTI-NOTE
• 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.

TYPE ANYWHERE
• 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 AND SHARE
• 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.

RECORD AND PLAYBACK AUDIO
• 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.

AUTO-BACKUP AND ICLOUD SYNC
• 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

4.8 out of 5
34.4K Ratings

34.4K 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.

rrreceno ,

More Stable than Goodnotes 5

I've been using Notability to take handwritten notes for a few months now, but I decided to give Goodnotes 5 a try, because it had other features that Notability was lacking: 1) clear page separation (which is helpful for printing), 2) horizontal scrolling, 3) better file organization, 4) better highlighter, 5) option between partial and full-streak eraser, and 6) better shapes. I ultimately went back to using Notability despite all these features, because 1) Goodnotes required you to do a pull gesture (which was highly inconvenient) to flip to a new page, in comparison to Notability's infinity scroll which would automatically start a new page for you, 2) no audio recording (I'm a student so this is essential for lectures), 3) noticeable handwriting lag on notes that are over 50+ pages, and 4) no multi-note split view. Overall, I feel like Goodnotes gives you a more skeuomorphic real notebook feel, with the way that it organizes your notes into a notebook, simulates how you would flip pages, and gives you the freedom to separate them into folders. And, this might be something to consider if you will be using them to study. However, the handwriting lag is a dealbreaker for me, and I definitely will have no notes to study because the lag is so irritating, despite all of the useful features. Thus, I highly recommend Notability because of its stability and simplicity to use.

Yolie zack ,

Easy to use

I’m using notability post nursing school to help me study for my NCLEX. I also just got an iPad recently too. I wanted to make my studying easy and accessible anywhere. Whether on the bus or waiting for someone. Notability is very simple to use so if you are like me and like something that is basic and simple then this is the app ! I read some negative comments but got it anyways and I’m glad I did. I am able to put some study books on the app as well as other pdf books. It’s easy to pass notes via airdrop from my other devices and share documents on my iPhone etc if I want my iPad notes on there. If I don’t- it’s like a clean slate on my iPhone notability. I can have 2 different sets of notes basically if I want more business or personal related goal notes on my phone rather than all my iPad notes.

So if you are in school- this is very simple, easy, and legit way to use notes. I even have a digital planner on it too which is amazing. I feel more inspired to be creative and do my goals for the day. If you have a keyboard you can type your notes Incase you don’t want to write but I love to highlight, mark notes, and bookmark certain pages to make it easier to find. I do use the split screen option at times but depends on your study preferences. I like to read first, study, then create a note and hand write my notes to make sure I got the info down.

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.

Information

Seller
Ginger Labs, Inc.
Size
261.2 MB
Category
Productivity
Compatibility

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

Languages

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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Ginger Labs, Inc. 2019
Price
$8.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Winter $0.99
  2. Bubblegum Pack $1.99
  3. Spring $0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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