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.

• Use a variety of colors to draw perfectly straight lines or activate zoom-writing for detailed work.
• Ink is fine-tuned for Apple Pencil for the most responsive, precise writing experience yet.

• 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.
• 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, and OneDrive are all supported!

Mac app sold separately.

Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.

What's New

Version 8.0.4

*** Bug fixes in 8.0.4 ***
• Fixes issues with newer versions of iOS
*** Bug fixes in 8.0.3 ***
• Stability and performance improvements
*** Bug fixes in 8.0.2 ***
• The note zoom level was incorrectly reverted when opening the page manager on the 12.9 iPad Pro
• Sizes are now preserved when dragging and dropping content in Multi-note
• Other minor bug fixes
• Performance improvements

*** What's new in 8.0 ***
This is a major update for Notability! We've added powerful new features: handwriting recognition, handwriting to text conversion, view two notes side-by-side (Multi-Note), quickly switch notes without needing to go back to the Library, and an updated Help Center.
Handwriting Search (for iPad)
• Handwriting is now searchable from the Library and within a specific note.
• Handwriting can also be converted to text.
• The first time you launch Notability, your library will be indexed. After that, your handwriting will be searchable! If you have a lot of handwriting, creating the initial index may take a while.

Multi-Note (for iPad)
• Multi-Note lets you work with two notes side-by-side.
• The new Note Switcher allows you to quickly switch between notes.
• Supports audio recording and playback.

Recent Notes
• We've added a Recent Notes subject to your Library just below All Notes.
• Recent Notes holds up to 10 of your most recently accessed notes.

Updated Help Center
• The new online Help Center can be accessed from the question mark icon in the Library.
• The Help Center contains updated articles and tutorials.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Editors' Notes

We rely on this sleek, powerful note-taker to annotate documents, record lectures, sketch illustrations, and more. With built-in iCloud support, it’s perfect for keeping notes, documents, and doodles up to date on both iPhone and iPad.

Great app, room for basic improvement


This app is great and useful for note taking and has made me a lot more productive in my studies, however, I wish I could just do simple things like double tap to undo, and the web clip function being more advanced. I find it very frustrating that I can’t move the web clip around the page after I’ve placed it, and I can’t capture an article with something like scrolling capture. Other than this, I’ve found it very helpful.

It is great but there is still room for improvement

Dr M.T.A

I’m enjoying the app with its features however it leaves a lot to be desired most importantly gesture controls. I wonder if you guys can implement the option of using the finger to erase or double tapping the screen to undo or double finger swipe to scroll around ...etc. It would make the app much more intuitive and far more efficient to use. Keep up the great work. Shout out from NZ.


Ginger Labs, Inc.
195.9 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. 2017
In-App Purchases
  1. Spring $2.99
  2. Winter $2.99
  3. Summer $2.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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