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.

• 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.

• 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 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.

• 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.

• Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors.
• Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

What's New

Version 8.3.2

*** Bug fixes in 8.3.2 ***
• Fixed a crash when creating your Notability password
• Fixed a crash with iPad 4 and iOS 10
• Fixed a problem with the color dropper in left-handed mode
• Fixed a few other minor bugs with the new features

*** What's new in 8.3 ***
You asked for these features and we listened! We've added powerful new features: custom colors, a color dropper to match any color in your note, increased note security using Apple's Face ID and Touch ID, and in-app file conversion.
Custom Colors & Color Dropper
• Custom colors have arrived - the rainbow is the limit! Expand your color palette
by saving up to 32 additional custom colors.
• Colors can be chosen with a color wheel or by entering a HEX value.
• The color dropper easily allows you to select any color in your note and save
that as one of your custom colors.

New Locking Feature
• Our security just got amped with Face ID and Touch ID to unlock subjects.

In-app File Conversion
• Notability now converts Microsoft Office files to PDFs on your device for added
privacy and security.
• Quicker and more reliable conversion.

2nd Generation Apple Pencil Support
• Support for the double-tap gesture to switch to eraser or previous tool or bring up the color palette.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
24 Ratings
24 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Annotate documents, sketch illustrations and more.


Not so bad, some problems

I can’t believe that this app regularly deletes all my notes and then tries to download them again. First i noticed when i went to a long trip to Japan and all my notes were suddenly gone. And it keeps happening, the most fun part now that even they download they dont get assigned back to their folders... for weeks all my notes are a mess and cant get them back. Great!

Update : after some google i hacked together a solution so my notes stay on my ipad. It took me one hour to figure out. It is definitely an annoying bug. Actually the app is quite good but besides this problem recently it started lagging while making notes so the lines appear with a delay. Other than that its quite useful, thanks for the devs reply to my review also.

Developer Response

Hello, sorry to hear you're having troubles! I think this article ( will really help you sort out these things. Of course, please also feel free to contact us at



I am experiencing lagging in the pdfs, they run so slow and no matter what tool I select they appear few seconds after choosing them.
In addition, the share option does not work for me. When I click on share, a box comes up which says "working " but then it doesn't load at all and suddenly the app crashes.
I am very disappointed with this app since I was very excited to try it at first when I got it 3 days ago. I hope someone helps me to fix this issue since I really need to use it for my studies..


Ginger Labs, Inc.
291.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Ginger Labs, Inc. 2018
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In-App Purchases
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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