By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 176.50 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 19,291 Ratings


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. HANDWRITE AND SKETCH WITH BEAUTIFUL INK • Use a variety of colors to draw perfectly straight lines or activate zoom-writing for detailed work. • Ink is fine-tuned for Apple Pencil for the most responsive, precise writing experience yet. SEARCH AND CONVERT HANDWRITTEN NOTES • 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. SAVE TIME WITH MULTI-NOTE • Multi-note lets you work with two notes side-by-side. • Quickly switch between notes with the Note Navigator. • Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, and more between notes. TYPE ANYWHERE • Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. • Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes. IMPORT AND SHARE • Import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more. • 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, and OneDrive are all supported! Mac app sold separately. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.



  • Free hand crop, masking, transparent

    By TaylorCason
    I was debating between goodnotes and notability for a long time when I first bought the iPad for college. The voice feature really drew me in, but I didn’t know of certain features I would be missing out on unfortunately. For just plain note taking for college this is a great app. But, if you want to make your notes super cute, good notes is the app for you. Notability is missing the free hand crop or masking tool that Goodnotes has in case you wanted to add stickers, transparent graphs and images, or headers that you created with other font apps. Whenever I try to copy and paste or upload transparent images it automatically adds a white background and there is no way to mask around it ): please fix/ add this as a new feature!!!
  • Amazing App - Very Productive for iPad, Mac, and iPhone..nice GUI

    By roystreet
    I used to use one note and after having many, many problems and Microsoft not fixing them, I started using Apple notes instead. I needed more functionality especially combining text input and allowing Apple Pencil input. This does the trick!! 🤠👍 Of the three devices, it is most functional, feature rich, and most powerful on the iPad. Many ink colors for writing, many font types for typing. You customize the background to look like various paper ‘types’ (Lined, gridded, etc). You can have it sync to your iCloud account and a separate backup to another source. Even notes can be password protected. Great 🤠👍 It syncs fairly well, but not always. Sometimes it’s slow to sync which is probably why I gave it ‘only’ 4 stars. Thank you Ginger Labs for all of your hard work
  • Please add a search function!

    By 123goodday
    This is a good note.But you really need to add a search function.That will be perfect for us.
  • I use this daily

    By Mac1diot
    My job is onsite client support and I use this daily to take notes. It allows me to organize clients by state and inside each state by county (the client is the county) I can take notes, add pictures, text screen shots etc. and it syncs across all my iOS and Mac devices so I can always access my notes. I use it so much other employees have started using the app. It’s very easy to use, I enjoy how well it works with the Apple Pencil and that I can quickly change colors, highlight cut/copy/paste handwriting and more. The ONLY complaint is when upgrading my iPad I had to recreate my organization structure. I’d like to see that carry over with a back up
  • Love it

    By Mawedeh
    It’s a perfect app and I love it but I need more colors and dot paper. Thank you
  • Math Teacher

    By Notability is Great!
    I like using Notability and I think it is great for teachers. Is there ever a possibility you may be able to add tools like a protractor and compass?
  • Helpful,but more help?

    By TheCiFFy
    The app is super helpful is notetaking. I would like more help on transferring files from iCloud with the same Apple ID to another device. I happen not to save my files on DropBox, so the files hat I used to have is on iCloud back up, i would love some help with this more. Great app though.
  • 2 major improvements needed

    By Hardy123541234
    1. You need to have the option of 2 pens on the top tool bar. 2. There needs to be a function allowing you to have multiple tabs open at a time so you can easily switch between two sets of notes.
  • Add option for invidual paper style

    By Not 3- D
    We should be able to select an individual paper style for each page. Sometimes its helpful so have lines and in other squared paper for a math class. But right now it will change all the pages to the same style which can be inconvenient.
  • Please fix this issue!

    By lalalalalahi
    Recently, I’ve had an issue where I’m scrolling on a pdf and the page gets stuck and then scrolls very slowly/jerkily. I can still navigate through the app (go back to main page and click on a different pdf), but I can’t exit the Notability app itself. In other words, when this happens, my iPad’s home button and power button stop working as well, and I have to hard restart my iPad by holding the home+power buttons. I love this app and use it for all my note-taking needs, but please fix this problem!