By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.2.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 125.30 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 18,875 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 take notes, sketch ideas, create checklists, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date. ALL ELECTRONIC WORKFLOW - Streamline your workflow to be fully paper-free. - It's easy to keep yourself organized across devices and platforms. - Create a paperless classroom -- handout and collect assignments via the cloud. - Speed-up feedback to students and colleagues using Notability. - Complete, sign, and share documents in Notability. SAVE TIME - Multitasking enables you to take notes while you research, read a text book, or watch a lecture. - While editing a note in Notability, you can view other files in the Files app at the same time. - Drag and Drop to move files, text, photos, GIFs, web pages, and more from other apps into Notability. Share your favorite sketch by dragging it to Messages or Mail and send it along! - 3D Touch makes it faster than ever to start a new note, and open recently viewed notes. - Spotlight Search helps you find and open notes. WRITE NATURALLY - Handwrite and sketch with beautiful ink. - Write smoothly and quickly with zoom-writing. - Draw perfectly straight lines for graphs, designs, and shapes. - Ink is fine-tuned for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro giving you the most responsive, precise writing experience yet. TYPE ANYWHERE - Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. - Outlines and text boxes help you quickly capture and organize ideas. - Interactive checklists. - Text can be searched, selected and highlighted. - The typing experience is uniquely tailored for each device, giving you an optimal experience wherever you take your notes. IMPORT AND ANNOTATE PDFs, IMAGES, AND GIFS - Import PDF, DOC, PPT, image files, and GIFs from other apps into the library or into notes. - Annotate lecture slides and meeting agendas or complete class assignments. - Fill-out, sign, and send PDF forms. - Import or take pictures of relevant information to annotate. - Import Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as PDFs. - Highlight, Copy & Paste, Speak, Define and Search PDF text. AUDIO RECORDINGS: REVIEW AND GIVE FEEDBACK - Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them. - Notes link to recordings automatically, so during playback, you can watch your notes animate along with the recording, or tap them to get to the spot that needs clarifying. - Provide audio and handwritten feedback that is linked together within the note. - Import audio recordings from other sources. ORGANIZE AND SHARE NOTES - Create subjects and simply drag notes into them. - Share notes via email, AirDrop, printer, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive and more. - Move note content to other apps like Messages or Mail, and share with Drag and Drop. - Retrieve recently deleted notes from the trash. ICLOUD SYNC - iCloud automatically syncs all of your notes to Notability on iPad, iPhone, and Mac. - Retrieve previous versions of your note to ensure safety. AUTO-BACKUP - Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive - including business and school accounts - can be used to backup your notes in PDF format and are great for archiving or recovery. MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT (MDM) - Schools and enterprises can configure Notability to manage access to features such as cloud services, Giphy, etc. - For more information about MDM visit We hope you enjoy using Notability, and we look forward to hearing from you. Mac app sold separately. Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.



  • Absolutely love but

    By Jawkneeeeee
    Absolutely love the app. Does everything I need for school. However, it would be really nice to be able to have a pen for drawing circles. I found drawing shapes through the figures tool isn’t very useful/intuitive. Please implement figures pen!
  • Excellent app!

    By RVC-FR
    I’ve used this app for a few years and it’s become my default app for note taking at work! I take notes from seminars, I’m able to add pics and diagrams from the web while I’m in the seminar, I’m able to draw also on the notes. The search function is great too. I like the way you can make tabs/folders to organize my notes. The iCloud and Dropbox sync allows me to have all my notes on all my devices at the same time and even backed up on my computer as PDFs that I can share. Great job!
  • Not good enough

    By Md-11 best captain and pilot
    1.The lack of Adding new slide by taking Photo which is very Useful and makes Goodnote better **If developer could add this function, this apps will much more perfect 2.It can not search the written words like other apps 3.Lack of colors (have only boring color) 4.Many imported pdfs have ridiculous added margin from the apps which makes your slide smaller and hard to read. 5.If you use ipa pro 12.9 inch , you will have annoying and redundant blank spacd beside your paper/slide. 6. Always crash when use to read a big files like textbook(around 500 pages) 7. Can only add new slide as an A4 paper (cannot add a new slide in the same size of PWP Slide) -However,Notability is still better than others in the viewing mode because it has vertical view. But it would be better if it can read by both vertical and horizontal view. -can record voice in one of a few features I really like
  • Love, please fix bug!

    By callie bench
    I love this app. I have used it for the past 3 years in pharmacy school. I would like it if there were more options to add “sub folders” instead of just the “subject” and “divider” sections. But please, please fix the bug in the most current updates. There is a lag in the draw/write feature that is driving me crazy and unable to take notes appropriately. Thank you!!
  • Like it but need more stability

    By JaneDoe789
    I like this app so much, this is my to go; however, it crashes too often...
  • so glad I found this, whew 😄🎨

    By Blue Pine
    This note app is wonderful!!! Expensive, but given what I've been through, perhaps worth it. I love the way it's designed with Dividers, Subjects, and Notes. There's lots of color, the paper is configurable, the ink flows beautifully, and photo importing is a breeze! I surprised myself by adding a theme (also pretty steeply priced, but lovely). I'm also glad there's File Sharing in iTunes. I wouldn't have bought this without the File Sharing (iTunes) option. Wonderful instructions too! Love it!!! 💛🍧☀️ WISH: Whenever I revise typing in a text box, the box gets unnecessarily huge, and then loses its position. If I'm writing next to it, I have to resize the box and move it back where it was over and over and over. Please stop it from unnecessarily growing large even though that size is unneeded. Please anchor it better too. WISH: Keep the beautifully designed color choices for subjects, paper, etc. BUT add an "advanced" option with a color picker for papers and subjects. Also add some more subtle subtle textures, like linen.
  • Needs an Update

    By hello10234
    I have many documents on this app, I loved it for a long time! Recently, though, this app has been slacking. I have to admit that I do have many documents(100+) and that might be part of the problem... but when you use this for school, there are many documents you cant afford to delete. All of my documents (except if I just transported it in) have crashed and take forever to load back into the correct folder. While they are moving, I cant open them making it hard to study right before a test or review last nights homework. I don't think it is a bad app at all! I'm just saying it in need some improvements right now...
  • Suggestions

    By Last Resort 19
    I’d love to have a feature that rescales an entire document. I.E. I hand-write a homework assignment, but want to shrink my handwriting to print less paper when submitting. Also, allow recordings to be renamed form the default recording 1, 2, etc. Great app. Use it every day. Keep up the good work.
  • Eraser

    By Ebdienxlanslabebx
    I love this app, easy to use, helpful but the eraser I really wish it had more options and didn’t just erase my entire stroke.
  • Last update unfiled all my notes

    By MelFromMemphis
    I have generally enjoy using this app, but after the last update all of my notes spilled into unfiled and are no longer organized by their folders and subjects. This is a major problem, I have well over 100 separate notes. Now it’s all a big mess.