Notability by Ginger Labs (Universal)
Released: Apr 1, 2010
Version: 6.5.1
Size: 117 MB
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Ginger Labs
Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation.

Apple Editors' Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac! Apple's Mac App of The Year! Recognized by Apple as the Best Selling Paid Productivity app in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013!

Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, 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.

- Multitasking with Notability enables you to take notes while you research, read a text book, or watch a lecture, on select iPads.
- 3D Touch on iPhone 6s makes it faster than ever to create, preview, and open notes.
- Spotlight Search helps you find and open recent notes.

- Handwrite and sketch with beautiful ink.
- Write smoothly and quickly with zoom-writing.
- Draw perfectly straight lines for graphs, designs, and shapes.
- Automatic Palm Detection on iPad allows you to write naturally with your hand on the screen.
- Notability has been fine-tuned for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro giving you the most responsive, precise writing experience yet.

- Notability includes full-featured typing with a wide range of fonts, sizes, and colors. 
- Outlines and text boxes help you quickly capture and organize ideas.
- Highlight typed text.
- The typing UI is uniquely designed on iPhone, iPad, and Mac for the best typing experience possible.

- Highlight, Copy & Paste, Speak, Define and Search PDF text.
- Mark up lecture slides and meeting agendas or complete class assignments.
- Fill-out, sign, and send PDF forms.
- Import doc and ppt files with the help of Google Drive.
- Import webpages from the browser with the Share Extension.

- Get more out of your lectures and meetings when you record them.
- Notes automatically link to recordings, so during playback, you can watch your notes animate along with the recording, or tap them to get to the spot that needs clarifying.
- Teachers can also use these features to provide audio and handwritten feedback to students.

- 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.

- Create subjects and simply drag notes into them.
- Share your notes via email, AirDrop, printer, Twitter, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and more.
- Retrieve recently deleted notes from the trash.

- iCloud automatically syncs all of your notes to iPad, iPhone, and Mac.

- Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box, can be used to backup your notes in PDF format and are great for archiving or recovery.

We hope you enjoy using Notability, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Notability is a registered trademark of Ginger Labs, Inc.

What's new in version 6.5.1
*** Bug fixes in 6.5.1 ***
- Fixed a bug with converting PowerPoints into PDFs via Google Drive
- Fixed a few other bugs and crashes introduced in 6.5
*** What's new in 6.5 ***
This is a major update for Notability!
- Data detection of various types so you can:
-- Tap a URL to open it in your web browser.
-- Tap a date to show it, or to create an event for it in your calendar.
-- Tap an email address to start a message in your email app, or add contact.
-- Tap a phone number to dial it, send a message, or add contact.
-- Tap a street address to open it in Maps, get directions, or add contact.

- We updated the Scissor tool to include both freehand and rectangular selection methods. Tap the Scissor tool and select the method that suits your purpose. Now you can select and copy any content on a page, and paste it as an image, enhancing your note taking experience by giving you an efficient way to re-use content. For example, if you need more room to annotate a diagram, simply add a blank page, and copy & paste the diagram into it. To Tweet a portion of the page, select it and tap copy, then Share it via Twitter. To Message your selection, copy it, and paste in into Messages.

A couple of tips — after selecting and copying content, tap the screen to Paste Image. The resulting image can be re-sized and moved, and typing wraps around it. To re-select the image, tap the Typing tool and tap the image. If handwriting is included in the selection, you can scale, rotate, and paste it anywhere, just as before.

- Recovery of older versions of a note if iCloud syncing is enabled in Notability. To do this, tap and hold a note name in the library.

- Copy and Paste Notability lists now uses correct format.

- General bug fixes and improvements.

If you're enjoying Notability, we'd appreciate it if you took the time to leave us a review, thanks!
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ Notability is a good, 3.5-star app.
  • ➜ Notability is currently ranked #28 in paid Productivity apps for iPhone, as well as #2 in paid Productivity apps for iPad.
  • ➜ It is also the 52nd most popular paid iPad app (all categories combined).
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