Notability

Notability

By Ginger Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 8.4.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 283.41 MB
  • Developer: Ginger Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
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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 enrich their lives. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, home, and work. STREAMLINE YOUR WORKFLOW • 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. HANDWRITE AND SKETCH WITH BEAUTIFUL INK • Fully express your artistic side with custom colors and match any color with the color dropper. • Easily create perfect circles and straight lines. • 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 AND CONVERT HANDWRITTEN NOTES • Search for handwritten words from the Library and in the note view in any of our 15 supported languages. • Convert handwriting to text. • It all happens on your device, so your information stays private. SAVE TIME WITH MULTI-NOTE • Multi-Note lets you work with two notes side-by-side. • Quickly switch between notes with the Note Switcher. • Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, and more between notes. TYPE ANYWHERE • Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with word count and a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. • Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes. • Save time with keyboard shortcuts. IMPORT AND SHARE • 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. RECORD AND PLAYBACK AUDIO • 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. AUTO-BACKUP AND ICLOUD SYNC • 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.

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Reviews

  • Top notes app. Worth the price. *Desparately* needs loadup speed

    4
    By fjpoblam
    (Based on beta) Noteability is THE note-taking app. Everything you’d want, and more. Read *their* features list. No need for me to repeat. Just one major gripe. Very slow to load from scratch! (After scratch, *for awhile*, it pops right up.) The test for speed: I tested both Notes and Noteability in the same manner. For each, I used the stopwatch on my iPhone and the app on my iPad (Mini 4, iOS 12.2). I tried to be very anal. Each time, I pressed double-Home and swiped ALL apps up and out. Then I held Power and Home until the Apple appeared and rebooted the iPad. Then I started the app from scratch. Times from icon touch until the app was usable: Noteability: 6.97 seconds Notes: 3.43 seconds (I won’t delve into other apps which were even faster, some near instantaneous.) Noteability needs speed. Severely. Maybe the developers could figure a way to load up some immediate usability while slow-loading “bells and whistles” in the background. But to wait near 7 seconds with a logo screen is very tedious.
  • 手机会打不开APP

    4
    By ANATKH.VEN
    PAD上体验很好,但是在手机上,同步了PAD上的笔记后,会打不开APP,卡在打开的动画页面
  • HIGHLIGHTER AND ERASER IS ANNOYING

    3
    By tyle183
    Hi! I love this app, it helps me study and organize, BUT The highlighter and eraser is the worst I’ve ever seen. Why does my highlighting goes over my handwriting? It literally covers the words when I highlight multiple times (I do multiple highlights when I am marking repeated sessions or tracing through things step by step). And every time I draw a diagram, I make a little mistake, the eraser takes off the entire thing!! Please give us more options! It’s just so annoying to work with !
  • Useful, but a few peeves...

    4
    By Trent Kelsall
    I use Notability with my iPad and Apple Pencil almost every day for handwritten notes, homework, and sketching up quick designs. It’s easy to use and keep organized, and I can access my notes across all my devices (my phone, my laptop, my desktop and my iPad). I really love the app, however, one of my biggest pet peeves with Notability is the fact that the grid lines are not consistently spaced! For some odd reason, It seems as if every 3rd grid line in both the vertical and horizontal directions is slightly further away from the rest. After using this app for 4+ years, the amount of times this has annoyed me really adds up. The quick draw for circles and straight lines is super helpful, and I think it would also be helpful to be able to draw other shapes as easily (like rectangles, ovals, semi-circles, triangles, hexagons, etc.) I also often find myself in situations where I want to select something smaller than the selection tool will let me, which is slightly annoying because I have to try to select a whole bunch of empty space to move something like a small line. Overall, great app. The best you can find for taking notes on your iPad. It’s loads better than the stock notes app, and worth putting up with the small annoyances, though for the simplicity of the grid spacing problem I don’t think this bug (?) should have lasted for as long as it has.
  • Worst app

    1
    By Cadmon Gamming
    I mean for 10 bucks it is bad it is the same thang as notes
  • Thank you for this amazing tool.

    5
    By presquillian
    I have used Notability on my iPhone and iPad for a while now. It tends to be the app where my ideas start and where my ideas grow. I primarily use Notability for work as a reporter. The ability to play/scrub audio and see my progress as I transcribe is a blessing. But I also use it to sketch home improvement plans, I use it to build MTG decks (alongside Scryfall— drag and drop is perfect!), and I sometimes use Notability to import scripts and scans from comic books and then “split” the pages (by opening scripts on left and scans on right) to study the flow between the two. Once, I was curious about a feature, so I hopped on Twitter and messaged the Notability account. Almost instantly I received a reply that answered my question (which was how to get the audio controls near the bottom of the screen on iPad while typing with a Smart Keyboard: the answer was to turn on left hand mode). I’m still finding new uses for Notability. It is an amazing tool. Thank you.
  • Customer Service

    1
    By 222222wwwwww333333cccccc99
    Submitted a customer service request April 5th. No response yet
  • Forgotten Password...

    1
    By Cheesey1526
    No way to reset it, making password protection for other files worthless.
  • Good but needs improvement

    3
    By lantle
    The app crashes very time I try to edit my PDF fill. It’s slow and constantly freezes. Please fix this. I would also recommend new updates to system, more features such as the ability to navigate to a certain page, add document attachments to PDF files, and to separate notes within folders accordingly, not just to date or to the time the file was created.
  • Several annoying bugs that aren’t fixed

    1
    By KNT Daddy
    You’ve been giving me the updates that say the same thing. Can you release a different update that it is focused on fixing this bug? Cause those updates with “miscellanous bug fixes” aren’t helping at all. I feel like this app is rather incompetent if it can’t fix something as simple as a crash. When I would write down a lot, the app would kick me out. When I return to my note, the stuff I recently wrote down were gone. It kicks me out a lot. I ask Notability to fix this, and they reply to me, asking me to give them info such as: version of my iPhone, how many times the app crashes etc. I give them the answers. They ask more questions and then they ask me to clear up some space. I do that, and they ask me to clear up some more space and that they’ve launched up an update. When I downloaded the update, it still didn’t fix the crash problem. I am not satisfied with how Notability deals with their problems. And when I type in on the search for notes, it freezes for a long time! It’s becoming really annoying. And when I search for my files, when I type down the first letter, it freezes and doesn’t stop freezing. I’d have to close it and not even use the search function, a function that was really helpful. This is getting too far.

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