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Notability by Ginger Labs
$1.99 ea. (1-19 units) $0.99 ea. (20+ units)

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Notability by Ginger Labs
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By Ginger Labs

Editors’ Choice


Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and annotation. Apple's Mac App of The Year! Apple Editors' Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac!

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.
• Quickly create and edit notes by dragging and dropping documents, photos, or audio recordings from the desktop.
• Get more done with keyboard shortcuts.
• Secure and lock your notes using Touch ID.

• 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 open multiple notes at once in new windows.
• Easily access your recently opened notes in the Recent Notes subject.

• Notability includes full-featured, left-aligned typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors.
• Create outlines, interactive checklists, and text boxes.
• Fully express your artistic side with custom colors and match any color with the color dropper.
• Easily create perfect shapes and precisely erase all ink in varied brush sizes
• Handwriting has been fine-tuned to be smooth and expressive using a trackpad or mouse.
• Ink can be scaled, transformed, rotated, nudged (with arrow keys), and restyled.

• 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.

• 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!

iOS app sold separately.

Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.

What's New in Version 4.4.3

- Fixed an issue where notes containing highlighted text would not open properly.
- If a note doesn't open properly, you can right click and use iCloud Version History to recover a previous version.


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Customer Reviews

It takes notes but is annoying to use.

I gave it one star since the tool is quite annoying to use. First, I am a pen-user on iPad as well as on desktop/laptop machines (with some additional hardware). The app might be o.k. if one decides to do not take notes with a pen - but with one, it is a catastrophe.
My brief summary: the app was not made for pen-users in mind.

Thinks I like:
- well it takes notes.

Thinks I do not like:
- The two functions that I constantly need are a style panel and the page panel. The app makes me constantly switching between those, which is just annoying. Both panels should be visible all the time; one on the left and one on the right or so 

- The app requires a page scroll bar on the right. I-d like to scroll up and down with a pen. Currently, I have to take the pen off the display and use the trackpad, etc. That's just annoying. Please add an ALWAYS visible scroll bar on the right side.

- Changing line thickness and pen color is also clumsy. Instead of offering the essential colors and line thickness directly on the pane, one has to go to a submenu. All of those should be directly on the style pane so that they are available with one click.

- To add some details, color sorting is also off. Black hides in the third row and other primary colors are also scattered.

I could continue for hours, but I guess the guys who coded the app need some serious hci support.

Refinements for new capabilities

I adore the new capabilities that handwriting recognition provides. However, new conditions require some new adjustments....
When I am using the handwriting to text, I often trigger the appearance of the online keyboard or the list of available fonts because my palm rests on the UI at the bottom of the screen.
When I am handwring, I would like to turn off the ability of the online keyboard's appearance. I have been discovering the joys of handwriting over typing and think that MyScript or Scribble will become a more important tool for digital notetakers...The handwriting to text is a great improvement over trying to type using the virtual keyboard and perhaps even better than a physical keyboard. Lots of books have been and continue to be written in longhand....
Thanks for a great product!

Works for me on iMac, Macbook Air, iphone and iPad

Not sure what to make of all the complaints about the Mac version. I just haven't seen anything like what is being described - no crashes, lost data or anything like that. All has worked as advertised for me for about 2 years now. I use Notability all the time to take notes in meetings, develop presenttions, orgainze notes, keep lists, etc. It's flexible, fast and has made me much more productive whetjher I'm at office or home (iMacs), or on the go (iPad, MacBook Air or iPhone).

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  • $1.99 ea. (1-19 units)
    $0.99 ea. (20+ units)
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.4.3
  • Size: 98.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


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