2/1/2022

Apple App Store Notability

(136.1k)
Version: 10.4
Get notified when this app is on sale or goes free [privacy policy]

Price History

Ranking - Productivity (iPhone)

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. GoodNotes is the best selling note-taking app in the App Store. Notability is now the second, after years of dominating the market. Apple Notes in iPadOS 14 has improved dramatically. It is shaking the note-taking app market. Apple Editors' Choice and top-selling paid app worldwide, regularly ranked #1 on the App Store. One purchase provides you with Notability on iPad, Mac, and iPhone. 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. 'Notability' No Longer Availale When I try to update Notability in my mac, (iMac, with MacOS Big Sure), the app store said that and I am confusing. Dose the developer removed the app? Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation. Apple Editors' Choice and top-selling paid app worldwide, regularly ranked #1 on the App Store. One purchase provides you with Notability on iPad, Mac, and iPhone. Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to enrich their lives.

Ranking - Productivity (iPad)

Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
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.
CREATE MEMORABLE MULTI-MEDIA NOTES
• Work with a variety of note-taking, journaling, and drawing tools like ink, highlighter, text, and audio.
• Explore endless ideas with continuous page scroll.
• Mark up imported textbooks, documents, lecture slides, class assignments, and images.
• Add photos, GIFs, web pages, and more.
STAY ORGANIZED, PAPER-FREE
• Always keep your notes with you, without the weight, the hassle or the paper waste.
• Group notes with customizable subjects and dividers.
• Quickly search handwriting*, typed text, PDF text, image text, and note titles.
• Secure notes using Face ID and Touch ID.
HANDWRITE AND SKETCH NATURALLY
• Ink is fine-tuned for the Apple Pencil for the most responsive, precise writing experience yet, including double-tap gesture for switching tools, erasing, and more.
• Create custom colors and match any color with the color dropper.
• Precisely erase freehand ink or shapes with varied brush sizes.
• Easily create perfect shapes.
• Quickly switch between ink or eraser styles with the Favorites Toolbar.
RECORD AND PLAYBACK AUDIO
• Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them.
• Replay audio recordings and tap anywhere on your note to hear what was said at that moment.
SHARE IDEAS IN PRESENTATION MODE
• Present ideas in full screen without distracting toolbars when connected to an external display.
• Engage an audience with all of Notability's tools including a Laser Pointer.
DO MORE WITH MULTI-NOTE
• Work with two notes side-by-side.
• Quickly switch between notes and Drag & Drop handwriting, typed text, images, etc.
TYPE ANYWHERE
• Full-featured, left-aligned typing with word count and a wide range of fonts, custom fonts, sizes, and colors.
• Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes.
IMPORT AND SHARE
• Import PDFs, DOCs, PPTs, images, GIFs, and more - conversion to PDF happens on your device, so information stays private.
• Easily create searchable multi-page PDFs using the built-in Document Scanner.
AUTO-BACKUP AND ICLOUD SYNC
• Use iCloud to automatically sync your notes to Notability across iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
• 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!
---
Customize your note-taking experience in the Notability Shop! Explore an exciting array of content available for purchase:
• *Handwriting Conversion and Search (included with Edu VPP)
• Daily Planner
• Stickers, themes, and more!
---
Mac app sold separately.
Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.
*** What's new in 10.4 ***
Introducing Ink Grouping!
• To use this feature, select your handwriting or drawing and choose “Group” from the menu option. Now styling, transforming, erasing, and moving can be applied to the entire group.
• To ungroup, simply select it and choose “Ungroup” from the menu option.
• You can even choose to group a collection of groups
My Stickers – if you can draw it, you can save it!
• With My Stickers, you can draw and save custom stickers to use at any time across all your notes.
• Simply use the pen and/or highlighter to draw your desired sticker, select it, and choose 'Save as Sticker'. Your creation is now saved and can be accessed from My Stickers for easy, repeated use.
Library Grid View – change the way you view your library!
• Have you ever wanted to view your notes with bigger thumbnails? Now you can!
• At the top of any subject, pull down to reveal the newly improved view options. Toggle to the grid icon and watch as your library transforms from a list to a grid with bigger thumbnails.
Spring is here in the Notability Shop with colorful new Sticker Packs!
• The new stickers include beautiful spring-inspired designs and an essential pack for teachers
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Notability is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + Notability is currently ranked #7 in paid Productivity apps for iPhone, as well as #2 in paid Productivity apps for iPad.
  • + It is also the 197th most popular paid iPhone app, as well as the 7th most popular paid iPad app (all categories combined).

I, too, was puzzled by this circumstance and very disappointed to discover this thread on an Apple discussion board more than three years after jjmccormick08's original post. It never occurred to me that I should research the veracity &/or reliability of the descriptions of the applications made available on Apple's stores.


Notability App Reviews

'Misleading' is the kindest word that can be used to describe Ginger Labs' own website and its listings on Apple's App Stores. The Ginger Labs site proudly proclaims, directly over a graphic showing an iPad, iPhone and a MacBook Air: 'All you notes, one place. Stay organized and up-to-date wherever you are. At home, in the office, or on the road, your notes are always with you, thanks to iCloud.' Nothing in any of the Ginger Labs' Notability listings explicitly says that two instances of the app -- one for iOS and one for MacOS -- must be purchased to make this happen. The only suggestions are (a) the compatibility declaration (a different one on each page) and (b) a link to the other app store page for the other version.

Download notability app


Notability In App Purchases

Apple customers have every reason to be disappointed & annoyed by Ginger Labs' (apparently intentional & clearly ambiguous) omission. Like Notability, Apple's Pages, Numbers & Keynote apps share content across iOS & MacOS platforms via the iCloud; similarly, Evernote's free version also has apps for both iOS and MacOS, as do many, many other apps. The problem could be simply solved with a little note in the App Store listings and on Ginger Labs' own website that says (something like), 'Cross-platform functionality requires purchase of both Notability for iOS and for MacOS.' Both Apple & Ginger Labs should be embarrassed by this.


At this point, I've just started using Notability on my iOS devices; I don't know if I'll have need of it on my MacBook, but this leaves a very bad taste. As a matter of principle, I'd return the app for a refund and buy something else, if I could.

App

Oct 10, 2017 10:25 AM