By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 12.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 731.74 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
Score: 4.73656
From 221,720 Ratings


Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation. Apple Editors' Choice and top ranked app worldwide on App Store, regularly #1. Students, teachers, artists, and professionals use Notability daily to enrich their lives. Notes are just the beginning; find inspiration, capture ideas, and unleash your creativity with Notability. CREATE MEMORABLE MULTI-MEDIA NOTES • Work with a variety of note-taking, journaling, and drawing tools like ink, highlighter, text, and audio. • Mark up imported textbooks, documents, lecture slides, class assignments, and images. • Instantly create notes from a selection of templates with customizable spacing and backgrounds. • Explore endless ideas with continuous page scroll. • Add photos, GIFs, web pages, and more. STAY ORGANIZED, PAPER-FREE • Always keep your notes with you, without the weight, the hassle or the paper waste. • Group notes with customizable subjects and dividers. HANDWRITE AND SKETCH NATURALLY • Ink is fine-tuned for the Apple Pencil for the most responsive, precise writing experience yet, including double-tap gesture for switching tools, erasing, and more. • Precisely erase freehand ink or shapes with varied brush sizes. • Quickly switch between ink or eraser styles with the Favorites Toolbar. RECORD AND PLAYBACK AUDIO • Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them. • Replay audio recordings and tap anywhere on your note to hear what was said at that moment. SHARE IDEAS IN PRESENTATION MODE • Present ideas in full screen without distracting toolbars when connected to an external display. • Engage an audience with all of Notability's tools including a Laser Pointer. DO MORE WITH MULTI-NOTE • Work with two notes side-by-side. • Quickly switch between notes and Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, etc. TYPE ANYWHERE • Full-featured, left-aligned typing with word count and a wide range of fonts, custom fonts, sizes, and colors. • Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes. IMPORT AND SHARE • Import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more. • Easily create searchable multi-page PDFs using the built-in Document Scanner. FIND AND SHARE INSPIRATION • Publish your notes for the world to see in the Notability Gallery. • Browse notes from the community, search topics/tags, save your favorites for later, and download notes! --- Download Notability for free on iPad, Mac, and iPhone and enjoy the Notability experience with limited editing and features. Unlock unlimited note taking and premium content with a Notability subscription. Subscribers have access to: • Unlimited edits, Auto Backup support, and iCloud sync. • MyScript Handwriting Recognition and Math Conversion technology. • Premium content like academic planners, journals, stickers, and much more! --- Subscription auto-renews unless cancelled, and will be charged via Apple iTunes account on an annual basis. Prices may vary by location. You can manage your subscription in account settings after purchase. Family Sharing is not supported. For technical assistance reach out to our team at Visit to learn more, or connect with us @notabilityapp on Instagram and Twitter. Privacy policy: Terms of Service: Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.



  • Glitching lately

    By Still_waiting1234
    I like it for the most part, but lately (I.e. the part 6 months) I’ve noticed that it would randomly undo my handwritten text as I am actively writing. I don’t know what is causing it but it is becoming quite annoying.
  • Great app but one complaint…

    By kannon george
    I love notability but copying and pasting pages is too time consuming. Could there be an option you can drag one file on top of another to merge the two? Instead of having to copy then paste the doc.
  • Room for improvement

    I definitely love this app, but there are a few places where it can improve, like when I save templates from creators they don’t store I have no idea where they keep “going” it’s always a hit n miss. Also he red notification in the upper right side of the page whenever I’m taking notes won’t go away, there’s nothing new to see, read or click on but it hasn’t gone away in months it’s so annoying. The app also forecloses randomly on occasion. Other than that it’s phenomenal.
  • Converging to Mediocray

    By ltbeefjerky
    I use this app for countless hours every day and have been since 2019. When the application was new any extra features were purchased as a one time cost. Instead of this new subscription non-sense. I purchased an option called digital notebook. Now that they are trying to sell the option with their subscription they have removed my access despite the fact I have already paid for it. Another issue is with the stylus interaction occasionally, while you are writing by hand, the program does not recognize that the stylus is no longer touching the screen between letter. When this happens some pretty random black scribbles will cover the page. Over all this is a great app for note taking and problem solving. My only wish is they would work on functionality and error remediation. Instead of stickers…
  • Sticky Lines

    By ohmanitsbunny
    I love Notability. I use it for everything. Especially the stickies with lines. But now the smallest rule on the stickies is super wide and I’ve tried many things to adjust it to make it smaller. Unfortunately, no dice. Am I doing something wrong? Is it a bug? Is it a new feature? Just wondering. Thanks for the incredible app. I’ll definitely give it five stars again once I get some answers.
  • I love it!! BUT… 1 suggestion

    By zraemol
    I would LOVE if there was a way to make it so I could just start writing with my pen and it would turn it into a font I previously selected. No creating a text box and writing in that and then selecting all and choosing a font, but something where it knew to translate from your handwriting to the font but in the same size and spacing you wrote it in.
  • Math teacher… I use Notability Daily

    By srhami
    This app makes it so easy to present guided notes (and homework worksheets) by projecting the PDF from my iPad to the classroom Clever Touch. I love how the two devices interact and Notability is the perfect compliment. I can walk my classroom while teaching from my iPad and eyeball my students to keep them on task. Two additions are needed that will make my life seamless: 1) I need the option to change fonts with the latex math conversion. I prefer Rockwell when I’m editing my own worksheets. I need to write \2sqrt{24} in Rockwell font. 2) Built-in Geometric shapes. I’m pretty ok making my own but I often use other apps and programs; then copy and paste. That’s it! The app is already super awesome but please consider these updates. THANKS!
  • needs improvements

    By bkhi225
    fonts for the notes are never appear to be the same size even though in the tool bar it says they are
  • Frustrating

    By irlsupergirl
    I genuinely used to love this app, but it’s becoming more and more frustrating to use. Searching for solutions to fix the issues I’m having usually proves pointless as most of the responses are unhelpful on their website and other external support forums. I use the Scribble function to take notes for classes on my iPad. Lately, a text box will appear instead despite having Scribble set as my text option. I can be writing just fine for several sentences and then, boom, text box. It looks like that Apple Pencil gets disconnected from the app and doesn’t stay in sync. But none of my other note-taking apps have this issue. I have tried disconnecting and reconnecting my Pencil, I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, I’ve restarted my iPad… But the issue continues. This is a brand new iPad and Pencil so there is no way it’s a hardware issue. Especially since this doesn’t happen anywhere else. Another issue I have is my formatting suddenly jumping and then the text adjusts, completely messing up my highlights. I have found no option to fix this issue. I pay for the subscription. And honestly, it’s not worth it. For a handful of stickers and being able to input math equations (that you still end up having to edit if the formula is more complex), I would just buy a sticker set from Target and a fresh notebook for the hoops I have to jump through to get this app to work like it should. After I finish taking notes for this Unit in my Biology class, I’m exporting the notes and moving to something else. I’m convinced that it takes me twice as long to write notes in this app that it does anywhere else.
  • No 🥰

    By Um... Cats?
    I’m not paying. It’s good, it’s cool, but you have to pay for almost everything. More than one note, being able to use it more than one time, COLORS. I’m sorry, but that is crazy. If you don’t have money, don’t bother downloading.