Notability

Notability

By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 7.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 128.28 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 19,157 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $9.99
Notability App Ratings: 4
4
Total 19,157 Reviews
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Notability App Description

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 support.gingerlabs.com 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.

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Notability App Reviews

  • Literally the greatest

    5
    By Jkingsbury96
    Best not taking app!
  • Great for seriously flawed

    1
    By D_Sama
    When it works, this app works great, but every now and then it crashes and it won’t open until you restart your device. Once that’s done, the app would have deleted your previous inputs. For business, this is very costly and unprofessional and therefore its unreliable since is like playing Russian roulette and you don’t know when will it happen again. Cause of that, I can’t recommend it.
  • Almost perfect

    4
    By Johndray
    The only thing that I would change is the fact that you cannot name two things the same thing. For example, under my microbiology class I have both class notes and review notes so I want two subdivisions named Chapter 15. But the app does not allow anything to be named the name thing. It also comes as an issue when I have both Physiology and Microbiology dividers, but and i wanted the same two sections under both as class notes and review notes. It’s simply solved by adding emojis, but I didn’t want to have to do that. Another issue that isn’t particularly for me but for my boyfriend is that when uploading a power point he wants it to be in a slide formation opposed to being posted much life an infinite pdf.
  • Good for handwritten notes

    4
    By a very iphone user
    The app works very well with either a finger or apple pencil. It provides pen and marker tools with easy control over color, and tip size. So it’s great for freestyle sketches. There is an eraser and a graphical selection tool that allow deleting, moving, and copying drawn lines. All this is great for simple handwritten sketches and annotations. More complex operations with graphics allow drawing straight lines, and placing text in arbitrary locations on the page, but both of these could be improved: The tool provides a way to draw a straight line, but it is awkward and not easy to use: to do that you draw a line by hand and then pause at the end of the line for a second. I wish the app would provide another “straight line” tool like most other drawing and desktop publishing apps, so selecting it will make all lines straight. Handling text annotations is also awkward if you want the text placed in specific locations. The placed text requires different handling for moving, copying and deleting. The tools that allow you to delete, copy and move drawn lines do not work on text. Instead, it has it’s own set of operations (for example, to delete, you pause on it with the pencil, then apply another click which opens up a menu - not easy or intuitive). I wish the app would allow to use the same erase and select tools that already exist for handling drawn lines.
  • For the developers of Notability.

    3
    By Momojojo777777
    This is a perfect app for taking notes. It is. BUT, each person is different. Each person has different preferences. And each person who are note takers are the ones who will most likely purchase your app. We need more customization. More options in paper settings. We should be able to make our own profile to space the lines. There's only a few choices. Color of the pages. We should be able to choose which color palette to use on the paper. The color of the pencils. Styles of strokes. Make everything customizable. Or put more choices. I would give you guys a five stars if you have put a lot of changes. Update: The undo button is small for ipad users. Sometimes when I press it it doesn't recognize it. I had to tap it almost 3 times. Like I said here it needs more customization. More colors in highlighter and pen.
  • Great for note-taking, but frustratingly glitchy

    3
    By Dbeep
    A great app where I take all of my notes, but there are lots of small glitches that occur all the time and can be annoying because they often interrupt annotation, so a lot of the bugs could be worked on.
  • Need page Management on iPhone

    4
    By SciAdam
    A spectacular app but it needs the ability to manage pages on the iPhone. If I import a PDF into one of my notes I can't delete the pages the PDF uses. This feature would be very helpful.
  • Reading view

    3
    By jIfehjpshc
    Could you add a feature for “reading” so that the border icons and things be removed when reading?
  • Privacy

    4
    By Cheesybreee
    Love the app! I use it for so many things! Would love it it support for Touch ID were included for locked folders!
  • Close to Perfect

    4
    By aWildWillAppeared
    Let me begin by saying this: Notability is everything I have ever wanted from a note-taking app. It replaced my notebooks, Evernote, and folder with syllabi/other class materials. The Mac App is useable, but I find that using my iPad Pro with its keyboard is so much better for lectures that require written notes. For classes like organic/physical chemistry, calculus, and physics I use my Apple Pencil, which is where one of my two complaints comes in (see below). The UI is intuitive and deceptively simple. A few buttons packs a huge punch with this app. The cloud sync is flawless: when I make/change a note on one device it is almost immediately accessible on my others. I typically make my notes on my iPad and later do reviews using my phone. On that note, I am super happy this app lets me use my own iCloud storage instead of forcing me through some third-party cloud or having me purchase theirs. I love that I can change the paper’s color and have lined, grid, or blank sheets. I frequently export my notes as a PDF (which is perfect) to share them with peers and students I tutor. I have gotten at least 10 other people (one of them a professor) to start using this app, as I am frequently asked about it in class. Another wonderful thing is the cut/copy/paste functions. In my chemistry courses (I am an upper-level biochemistry student) I frequently have long mechanisms to write out and being able to paste repeating structures is amazing. Primary complaint: When I am writing, the magnification button in the bottom right sometimes recognizes my palm, causing the pencil to momentarily become unresponsive. When it comes back it drops a huge line across my screen. I admit, this requires simply hitting the back button to fix, but sometimes it is very frustrating to have to pause in the middle of a long mechanism and wait for the pencil to respond again. Simple fix: move the magnification and scroll buttons to the top right where the palm won’t be a problem and very few people are going to be writing anyways. Secondary complaint: the app uses Google Drive to import PDFs. I’ll admit, I have no idea why they need to do it this way. I just don’t like that I have to shuttle my PDFs through a third-party to add them to my notes. This is true on the Mac app as well. Something I would like to see added but isn’t really a hindrance: linking to other notes from within a note. Many other popular note-taking apps have this capability (Evernote, for example). Not really a complaint, but it would be useful.

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