Notability – Note Taking

Notability – Note Taking

By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 14.2.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 284.12 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
Score: 4.71529
From 255,035 Ratings


Bring ideas to life with Notability! Download for free and enjoy the powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking experience. You will quickly see why we’re Apple Editor’s Choice! Notability is as versatile as you. Jot down thoughts, import & annotate textbooks, sync your notes with audio, or sketch your next masterpiece. Whether you’re a student, professional, or hobbyist—you’ll find all the tools you need. MORE THAN PAPER AND PEN • Write on a variety of paper templates with customizable spacing and backgrounds. • Take notes with multi-media tools like pencil, highlighter, text, and audio. • Mark up textbooks, documents, lecture slides, assignments, or images. • Clean up calculations with Math Conversion technology. • Search anything in your notes, including handwriting and imported documents. HANDWRITE AND SKETCH NATURALLY • Write with the most lifelike, vector-based digital pencil on the market. • Ink is fine-tuned for the most responsive, precise writing experience (compatible with Apple Pencil & Logitech Crayon). STAY ORGANIZED, PAPER-FREE • All your notes in one place! Always keep notes with you, without the weight, hassle, or paper waste. • Organize notes with customizable subjects and dividers. NEVER MISS A THING WITH AUDIO PLAYBACK • Get more out of your lectures and meetings with audio recording, synced to your notes. • Tap anywhere (in playback mode) to see your note come to life in real-time. EASILY SHARE IDEAS IN PRESENTATION MODE • Present ideas full-screen without distracting toolbars. • Engage an audience with all of Notability's tools including a Laser Pointer. MULTI-TASK WITH MULTI-NOTE • Work with two notes side-by-side. • Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, and images between notes. IMPORT, ANNOTATE, AND SHARE • Import and mark-up PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more. • Easily create searchable PDFs using built-in Document Scan. • Full-featured, left-aligned typing with word count and formatting options. FIND AND SHARE INSPIRATION • Publish your notes for the world to see in the Notability Gallery. • Browse notes from the community, search topics, save favorites, and download templates! --- Download Notability for free on iPad, Mac, and iPhone and enjoy Notability with limited editing and features. Unlock the premium, unlimited note-taking experience with an annual Notability subscription. Subscribers get: • Unlimited edits, Auto-Backup support, and iCloud sync. • MyScript Handwriting Recognition and Math Conversion technology. --- Subscription auto-renews unless canceled, and will be charged via Apple iTunes account on an annual basis. Prices vary by location. You can manage your subscription in account settings after purchase. Family Sharing is not supported. For technical assistance reach our team at Visit or connect with us @notabilityapp on social. Privacy policy: Terms of Service: Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.



  • Worst application ever

    By Amirhossein Kiani
    Putting 18-hour effort on a homework, working all my day to make a acceptable assignment for my course, putting together 10 pages of hand-written homework, and then just going out of the application (by presseing the back button, not immediately existing the app) and facing a blank page! What excatly am I paying for? Do have any idea what should I do when I just have only 2 hours left to do an assignment that I was doing in 18 hours? I hate you, notability!
  • Please help

    By John55678
    Accidentally deleted app had subscription and lost notes is 5ere anyway I can I get them back please any help is appreciated
  • Terrible Update

    By Ms.FlyTy1217
    No matter how many times I have contacted this company about missing notes on my laptop I get the same copy and pasted message. How is it that three of four of my devices that have this app is up to date and mirrioring each other but my laptop.
  • They destroyed the app

    By RT reviewer
    This used to be a great app, but they now require you to always be on the internet and have access to the cloud for this to work. They say they don’t, but if you are not online at the right moment you will lose access to all of your notes. Given that this is an app for iPads, and you will be moving around with these, it is very frustrating to always need to be online. Even if you are online, if you open a file you haven’t used for a while, it can take a long time to open the file up. Much longer than you would expect, because the program tries to update every file.
  • Idiots decision makers for this app

    By 鹿欧阳
    this is the only app I have used that gets worse after several version updates
  • Great app, when it isn’t crashing or freezing on you.

    By recoveringmale
    9/20/23 Update: I’ve been using Notability for many years, and over the last few years have seen it shift to a subscription model. Fine. My main issue is that as the developers continue to mess with their once-great app, it becomes more and more buggy. Nowadays my experience with Notability is that it will freeze and/or crash approximately every 5 minutes (usually if I move too quickly from selecting one tool to another), which has both repeatedly caused me to lose work, as well as generally amounted to a huge time-waste. I miss the Notability of old, but the insanely frustrating experience it has become has driven me to explore using Goodnotes full time instead; it’s also not a perfect app, but at least it doesn’t crash on me all the time. Old review: As I'm sure a lot of other students have echoed on here, this app has become by far the most used and useful one on my iPad for taking notes, doing homework, and oftentimes recording lectures all at the same time. The more I use it the more invaluable it becomes, as it has now turned into a de facto library of my various classes over time; the ability to import documents from Dropbox, and export files, makes it even more essential. The few times I've had issues with exporting files, the developers were responsive and helped me resolve the issue (which I'm pretty sure had more to do with my mail client than Notability itself). Oh, and with iCloud sync, it's even better. So, yeah. You've seen it said elsewhere, but, for students using the iPad Pro + Pencil, this app is the one of the best there is. 4/24/20 Update: Took two stars off. I still love Notability, but, the app has become extremely buggy lately. Issues with being unable to switch between tools, the zoom in/out feature locking up, and sometimes even the entire app freezing (which has the potential to cause a lot of work to be lost). I know the developers are aware of these bugs, but they are making the app borderline unusable; I’ll stick with it, but I hope they get fixed soon. 10/2021: Currently the app is freezing a *lot*, like multiple times an hour. Must be a current bug; will return the 5-star rating when it gets sorted.
  • UI/UX is not user-friendly

    By sundaycat11
    Please refine your UI/Ux flow. The UI/UX before works perfectly fine, I don’t know why we change it to current version? And can you make the grid template aligned with the page size when adjusting the grid size?
  • Please bring back favorites

    By Pat3390
    We need favorites.
  • Disappointed

    By Han&Tev
    I absolutely loved Notability before the update. It was free and user friendly and now you have to pay to even write notes and have to wait so many days for a “recharge” definitely use to be a 5 star app and now its 1. Extremely disappointed with the app. Now I have to find another good app.
  • Great app

    By Luminousegg
    I really like this app. It syncs across two ipads, one iphone and one imac efficiently and promptly. Took a while to get it straight, but it turned out to be quite simple.