Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad.

Notability encourages productivity to be beautiful. Use our gorgeous retina ink to capture information, while liberating yourself from piles of paper and books by keeping this data in Notability.

Full-featured Handwriting

Stunning retina ink makes capturing ideas easy and awesome. Notability’s zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Your notes should be as unique as you are, so choose your favorite style pen and paper to create beautiful notes.

PDF Annotation

The same tools that help you take beautiful notes in Notability equip you to annotate PDFs: handwrite, type, and record. Then share these annotations through email or a cloud service. Bookmark important pages and easily find annotations.

Advanced Word-Processing

Features like styling, outlining, text boxes, and spell check are the perfect tools to get the job done quickly and accurately. Other tools like bullets, bold, italic, underline, font presets, cursor controls, and more, seamlessly integrate to help you create rich notes.

Linked Audio Recording

Audio recordings automatically link to your notes, so go ahead and take notes with confidence. While reviewing your notes, just tap a word to hear what was said at that moment. Use the recording feature to capture your own voice for memos, presentations, or speech practice.


Work with confidence: with Notability’s auto-sync, your notes are always backed up in the cloud. Choose your favorite cloud service: Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or WebDAV.

Media Insertion

Enhance your notes by adding pictures from your photo library or from the iPad camera. Insert web clips, figures, and drawings to compliment your notes. Crop, resize, and draw on images to make them perfect.

Library Organization

Your ideas and notes are incredibly important to you, so Notability makes it simple to organize, protect and share this information. Import notes, PDFs, and RTFs from the cloud or web. Also, import .doc, .ppt, and .xls files as PDFs using Google Drive.


Plan Price Details
Notability $1.99 Compatible with iPad.


July 7, 2014

Notability just keeps getting better and better! My students and I love how you can now add audio and images and can now even open the camera right within the app. What a wonderful cross-curricular K-12 tool!

Science Teacher
July 1, 2013

My students use Notability to take notes and complete worksheet-type assignments as PDFs. We all love the ability to both write and type, a necessity for science class. When I have a diagram or image in a presentation I just say “Find one like this on Google images and insert it in your notes.” SO easy! For completing assignments students just open the PDF in Notability, write or type onto it, then submit it, email it, save it to Dropbox, or however you would like them to submit the assignment. I LOVE that they can sync with Dropbox so they never lose their notes! Also allows students to insert web links or web clips. Imagine that- their notes, images, and web resources all in one document! What more could you want???

Weakness: The shape insertion feature is not very easy to use, and you cannot insert a table. A table feature would be very useful, but I bet it will be there in a future update.

Overall: I would recommend this app to everyone with an iPad!!! It is by far the most useful app we have, even surpassing Evernote (which I never could figure out).