By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 277.92 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 20,489 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. • 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. • Use a variety of colors to draw perfectly straight lines or activate zoom-writing for detailed work. • 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 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 - 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.



  • Freezes all the time

    By danthesunman
    This is a super good app but it’s so glitchy and freezes a lot. Please make it better
  • Lasso tool won’t work

    By giogutierrez
    I can’t edit my handwriting anymore which is extremely annoying because I hand write all my notes. I have a first generation pencil. Please fix this as soon as possible. Very disappointing
  • Pretty good but annoying for left-handed

    By Artsuu
    I am left handed and I constantly trigger the multitasking notes feature (accessible by swiping from the left side). There is no way to disable this. Sadly I switched to GoodNotes while I wait for this to get fixed.
  • Perfect

    By hardcoreblanchard
    I’ve been using notability since 7th grade for every single one of my classes. As a college student now, still using the app on the daily, you could say that it’s been an irreplaceable part of my education. It’s simple, easy to learn, and just right for any academic, or someone who just likes nice organization, and efficiency. A perfect pair for the iPad, iPad Pro, and Apple Pencil for the optimal note taking experience.
  • To the developers:

    By TheSighJ
    I love this app. Here are a few things that would make it OUT OF THIS WORLD AWESOME. First: Customizable size of eraser, just like the ink. Attach certain notes to the apple calender app for timely to do lists Finally, and this is crazy, but a note that multiple people can edit. This would be an incredible app! Other than that, it is fantastic and I use it every day of my life.
  • Most recent update is glitching

    By Remy1728
    So glad to have the custom color update! However since this update, the copy/paste/delete function for text and images is no longer working on my iPad! Please fix this!!
  • Good app but needs some adjustments

    By hemoglobin812
    You guys need to make it so you can adjust the size of the eraser, and be able to make a wider variety of shapes such as hexagons, pentagons, etc., like one note allows. other than those few things, the app is pretty good.
  • Best Note Taking App

    By Zebra8itches
    Let me first start off by saying my professor LOVES the way I take notes using this app. This app is really awesome and very surprising it is free. I paid for Goodnotes but Notability is far superior. I like how the pages run-on and you can just keep writing that you don’t have to stop every so often and add a page. A cute but non-essential thing that I like is that you can add GIFS to your notes. Another thing I like is the way you can separate your notes. You can put them in a subject folder but they at the same time stay separate. My favorite feature is that you can voice record as you write and when you do playbacks it highlights what you were writing as they say it. To me that is what makes Notability far superior than the other apps. I would definitely recommend getting Notability before any other app or at least trying it before purchasing something else. Also all the features are included which makes this app so great!
  • Great, but...

    By Dr Scratch Adams
    Great app and worth the $10, but it needs just a couple more things. One, it doesn’t have tool to create circles. A shape tool would be nice. Two, sub folders would be helpful. Those two things, and this app would be unbeatable.
  • It’s finally complete, at least I think so

    By Leila_Night
    I have been using notability for several years now and with the newest and biggest update so far, I believe notability is as complete as a note taking app can get. Everything you want is in this app. Handwritten notes, typed notes, voice recording, easy search, and the best part you can put two notes side by side, something a lot of us were waiting for!!! Awesome job, developers. Can wait to see what else you, guys, come up with.