Guuuuuuuû's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/9/18 3:32 PM
It would be nice to have a free hand eraser rather than erasing whole strokes.....
这软件的程序员有脑子's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/9/18 10:42 PM
Please add this function so that we can save a lot of repetitive work! Thanks for such a great app
Bearcat1234kitty's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/6/18 8:16 PM
While the iCloud sync not being functional really & causing panic attacks is a downside... still one of the top note taking apps out there and I do have multiple that I use. 5stars because it’s my preferred/favorite note-taking app to use and I’m glad customer support is really amazing as well. Relatively quick response to my issue report & even checked back in to confirm that their recommendation for recovery of notes worked (which it did, otherwise I’d not be writing this).
Adam Pretzel's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/6/18 6:36 PM
This is an excellent piece of software. It now covers the entirety of my college reference and note-taking and I have no intention to switch from it any time soon. That being said, the lack of a "full screen" or "distraction-free" mode feels like a such a painful missing piece on an otherwise masterful tool. That little caveat is by no means an impediment. Notability is worth it's price. I make this little critique in case the developers can afford to make my schoolyear that much better... Thank you!
alxglz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/6/18 4:14 AM
I like this app, but a few things. Make it easier to organize notes. It’s not as aesthetically pleasing and it feels limiting by only giving you 2 options: A subject, and a divider. Also, if a subject for something like “Lecture Notes” exists in a divider for one class, you can’t make a subject of the same name in a different divider. This is really annoying. Please make it so that we are able to add expandable notes. I like the idea of sticky notes but they’re not any different than writing on the actual document since they take up space. Please make it so that we are able to add notes that appear small but expand. This would be amazing too! Also, I don’t like the eraser tool. I think we should be given the option to delete either a whole line object or part of it. I know this is possible in vector applications. One other thing, I think the organization of the tools in the tool bars can be better improved. It’s takes too long to be able to move and switch between different colors or tool options. I think this system can be better improved by the specific attributes for a tool, such as color, would always be visible. Allowing a user to just easily tap for color coding. I say this because I know this app serves many purposes, one of those being a very useful tool for college students. For me, color coding or using various colors for coloring notes, is so useful in helping me comprehend and understand material. I think overall these suggestions would greatly improve the app. I already love it but I want to be able to love it more.
egraduate2019's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/5/18 7:27 PM
I love this app. I am a college student and have been using this app for some time taking notes. The ONLY thing I wish this app let me do is to draw perfect circles and other oval shapes. It does well with straight edges like square and triangles, but not circles. One more thing is if I draw a hexagon, I would like for it to be perfect as well instead of keeping my unequal sides. Other than that, this app is great for note taking.
Bearcat1234kitty's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/5/18 4:47 PM
So, I love using notability to take lecture notes and to work on practice problems/homework. I’ve been using it to do so for well over a year. However, I got an iPad so I could more effectively do the practice problems since I take many courses that are STEM. I decided to sync with the iCloud so that all the hours and effort I’ve put into my notes would be backed-up on the system I use most. Turns out, there’s a glitch and it can delete your notes!!!!! So I synced and lost more than half the notes I had on the app for my iPad. To make matters worse, the one troubleshoot solution was not being recognized by the app. The help page suggests turning off iCloud sync through the app and turning it back on to recover the deleted notes. Yet when I pushed the switch to turn off the sync option, it wouldn’t acknowledge the command. Not even after exiting the app nor restarting my device. So, hopefully support can fix the issue and restore the notes I spent all of my time on. If not, this rating is definitely going down to a 1-Star because that is a HUGE issue to have notes permanently deleted in an attempt to back them up and sync with other devices.
claudiadst's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/5/18 3:43 AM
I just started using this app after my best friend highly advised it. I love it and it is great for college, it keeps every note organized and you can set it just as you prefer so it doesn’t even feel like you’re taking notes on an iPad. However, I just downloaded it three days ago, just when I bought my iPad and every time I open the app and then go to another app, it won’t let me use it again but the screen just goes black when I try to reopen it, so I have to quit the app and reopen it again to make it work. I hope it is a bug that can be fixed because even if the app works alright it is annoying to have to quit the app every time you have to switch to another one. Thanks!
Jotarek's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/5/18 3:42 PM
The app is ok, but when i import a highlighted pdf the highlight is not there which’s bad
VTchemist's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/5/18 10:24 PM
Wonderful app! I use it as a “white board” for my college classes. We have ceiling mounted projectors in my large classroom (seats 200 students). I have tried other apps and have not been pleased. Notability gives me the tools to draw/write equations. And it allows me to export the file to my students as a pdf. (OneNote has a problem with this).
m00chacha's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/4/18 6:08 PM
I’m in nursing school and the amount of information we cover is INSANE. I love this app for taking/organizing my notes... BUT a cool update would be allowing notes to be linked to other notes. For example, we could highlight a word that, when clicked on, would bring us to another note in our library that contains more information about what we selected to be the link. I know that this works for webpages, but sometimes it’s nice to use ourselves as references (:
Obtexhi's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/4/18 3:39 PM
I don’t normally write reviews but this deserves recognition. Since the new update, they have added side-by-side note taking, and handwriting recognition so you can search handwritten text and switch handwriting to text (features that have been long awaited! In addition, it still includes all the wonderful features it had before like the ability to record lectures and organization features. The new update put the icing on the cake and I am now so incredibly satisfied. Thank you Notability team, you have done it. Keep up the great work!
TheSoggyMushroom's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/4/18 3:37 AM
This app is awesome. If you want to make notes, or just doodle, it’s awesome. I use it for school all the time. Also... PLEEASE ADD A FILL TOOL SO YOU CAN FILL SPACES WITH A COLOR PLEEAAAASSEEEEEEE!!!
zachcrazy's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/4/18 1:50 AM
I’ve been using notability for my college notes for a few weeks now, and it has worked very well. It’s easy to move/change things after I write them down which is super helpful however. The iCloud sync feature, however, needs some work. When I turned it on for the first time, all of my notes went missing, which was luckily solved by turning it off again. Once I installed notability on my iPhone, it decided to unfile all 40 of my notes that were previously organized with my Mac and iPad. This might be a dealbreaker for me because I can’t imagine what would happen if I lost my notes.
wgautney's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/4/18 12:28 PM
You can create amazing notes and combine typed, hand written and photo notes all in one. My only wish is the ability to adjust brightness / contrast on photos I take because the environments where my team meets often has low or insufficient lighting. I’ve used Notability for several years. I tried other apps but this one is King for sure!
Jason 909's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/30/18 4:00 PM
Writing a review of Notability is hard. On the one hand, I use it every single day on my iPad. I do a lot of reading/research for my job, so Notability has saved me from being buried under an endless pile of paper. I even pair it up with Scanbot so I can quickly scan materials in meetings and then have all my notes/handouts in a single place. Being able to search my handwriting is a game-changer! So is having access to my documents and notes everywhere, including my laptop, and having all changes and edits synced through iCloud. I’ve always wanted to go paperless with ubiquitous access to everything; Notability is my hub for that. Which brings me to my chief complaint about Notability: it’s iPhone app is terrible. It’s nice to see my notes on my phone if I need to skim something quickly on the go, but basic functionality is missing. You can’t search a document, highlight pages, see all the pages in a document—if you’re looking for something, you can only scroll until you find it. That’s ok if you’re talking about two pages of notes; but if you are looking at a 50 page journal article trying to find something, it’s ridiculous. Competitors have this functionality on iPhones, but Notability has never added it. I wish they would! I also wish they would format text-only notes like Google Docs, adjusting text size for a given display without affecting the formatting.
corianne.strupp's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/30/18 3:37 PM
I use this app daily for grad school classes and usually love it, but since the most recent update, I have been receiving the message “No search results found” no matter what I search. Hopefully there’s a quick fix for this bc I use the search feature often & not having it is an inconvenience. :(
Rxxxxxy's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/30/18 2:46 AM
Love this app have been using it since 2014, graduated with this and started another program all with this app but isnt it the time to bring more colors for writing and highlighting? Perhaps a pallet to choose the color yourself would be so fun♥️
Fabery:)'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/30/18 1:54 AM
Please Fix the highlights. I don’t like how it’s works. Many layers, clog the information.
Tom Arto's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/30/18 10:39 AM
I got this app free on one of the app giveaway sites. I certainly wouldn’t pay for an app that expects you to pay money for simple stupid themes.
Fire bolt 2000's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/3/18 9:33 PM
I was really relying on changing to electronic notes. But just moments ago Notability randomly deleted all my notes and I am well into the semester! Now I have to go back and write out months worth of lost notes. Definitely would not recommend because of this incident but the app had been running well before this!
CX Gonzalez's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/29/18 6:20 PM
Great app, but please add a pencil that corrects handwriting. That would make this the perfect app.
EmR2246372118's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/29/18 4:26 PM
I use notability as a med student and it works very well! However, it would be extremely helpful for a table function to be put in. I’ve noticed that people have been requesting it for over 4 years, and they still haven’t put it in, which is very disappointing. It also shows they aren’t taking into consideration to what their users want.
PugslyPuppy's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/29/18 3:18 PM
Does not support drag and drop on iPhone. Cannot organize files. Tapping on the file icon only opens the file. You cannot see the files when in edit mode.
Stevenrhaz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/29/18 2:00 AM
I am a big fan of Notability but it needs a reminder feature! Maybe in the form of a little timer icon at the top tool bar to remind me of notes and lists of things to do. Why? Because I add new notes on top of important notes and lose track of everything! Also, Please change Subjects to Folder. Thanksm
fjpoblam's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/29/18 1:00 AM
Undeniable: truly superior to notes.app [This review based on the beta version] Drawing within note, fetches PDFs and websites easily, LOCKs PDFs and images. Slow to load the first time (after inactive for awhile); once it gets lodged in active memory it’s faster. Font-size is persnickety between devices: hard to choose one size that makes my notes pleasant to read on all my devices. Takes experimentation. TouchID unlocking for locked folders would be a nice courtesy, and an efficiency boost.
Kevconfar's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/28/18 4:34 PM
There are some missing features that hold it back from 5 stars: 1) When I take notes and annotate, I like to have multiple pens and highlighters out. There should be an option to add additional pens and highlighters to the toolbar. When rapidly taking notes, time is precious, and this would make it less tedious. 2) inserting diagrams is too difficult. There should be a math or shape mode that you can toggle on and off that auto recognizes shapes and fixes them. Having an math text mode that auto recognizes math notation would also be fantastic ... p.s. OneNotes version of this is poorly executed. 3)**** when I record lectures, I am always slightly behind when note taking. If there were an advanced feature where we could choose where the audio track lines up with the notes, that would be spectacular. Revisited notes would be much superior and would be more like sitting through the lecture again.**** 4) there should be an option to directly add in PDFs to our notes. They could be added in as entire pages to the document, just integrating the PDF, or auto convert to an image to be pasted in. But working with PDFs in existing notes should be an option.
NMN_01's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/27/18 9:42 PM
Love the app so far. I bought the app on my iPad. Everything transfers well to my iPhone. My question is, since I paid for the app on iOS, do I have to buy it again to use it on my MacBook?
Fralish1's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/27/18 7:26 AM
I use this app daily to take notes, record meetings, play back segments of recordings correlated with written notes.
carolinem2018's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/27/18 7:07 PM
I absolutely LOVE this app. I won’t ever go back to taking hand written notes on paper again. I just started grad school and this has been so helpful and allowed me to be more productive when I am taking notes. Being able to search hand-written text is fantastic, and I love the copy and paste function - so helpful when copying huge equations that I don’t want to write down every time. The one and only issue I’ve had, albeit small, is that when I am writing on the right hand side of a PDF, the writing sometimes gets “squiggly” and it won’t let me write correctly. I’m not sure if anyone else has this issue. Again, this only happens on the right hand side of the screen for some reason. Other than that, this app is pure perfection and worth every penny.
disgruntled and annyed's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/27/18 5:30 PM
I used to love the app, but now all it does it give me headaches. It has all of my docs on the iCloud, which prevents me from losing them, but also makes me wait 10 minutes every time the app is opened and closed for the note I want to download. Even if I briefly go to safari then reopen notability, my files are no longer downloaded. Download this app if staring at your device for ten minutes doing nothing is your cup of tea.
Topsylaye's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/27/18 2:05 AM
For the last 4(ish) years I have had this app and LOVED it... Until now. I have 300 plus notes, have paid the 11 dollars for the app but every time I open it says it has to load all my notes into their proper categories. I USE THIS APP ALL DAY EVERYDAY. I don’t have time for this, and it renders this product useless for me. PLEASE update this so it can go back to working properly!
Caitie121's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/27/18 12:47 PM
For some reason lately my notability notes have not been loading. They keep saying that they are importing from iCloud and they take around five to ten minutes to fully load, sometimes more. It is really annoying to have this happen nearly every time I use the app. Please fix this!! Besides this, I love this app. I use it every day in school, notability is an amazing note taking app.
Marri k's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/27/18 12:46 AM
I have been using Notability for 5 years now! I absolutely love it. It is very easy to use and understand. It allows me to be very organized with the folders feature! What I am concerned about is that I am unable to rotate pages within my Notes. I have had to resort to taking a screenshot of the page, editing it in my photo library, then readding the page to my notes. This is a very time consuming task which could easily be fixed with an option to rotate pages within a Note. Overall, I love Notability and recommend it to all of my classmates and coworkers!
Lagents6's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/27/18 12:12 PM
Wish we could change the color in the pages for the Mac version. Only available on the iPad version! Is there a way to add more font styles or color to pages? Great for school!
Jakob Gilmore's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/26/18 7:06 AM
all note files stuck “downloading from iCloud” forever, app is unusable
N7702Y's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/26/18 6:49 PM
Love this app! I’ve replaced my yellow legal pads. Easy to move notes around, make your info available from anywhere at any time.
G!ann!93's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/26/18 12:34 PM
Notability has always been an amazing app for notes on my iPad, but the new update has taken it to the next level. I absolute love being able to search my hand written notes, duel screen different notes, and convert notes to text. It’s honestly exactly what it needed to be the ultimate note taking app. I will never use printed notes ever again! This app alone is what makes purchasing an iPad With Apple Pencil worth it!
meh240099's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/25/18 9:21 PM
It would be nice if we could write with a pen or pencil instead of just a pen and more colors. Additionally, it would be nice if I could take notes on my iPad and move it to my Mac. It would also be nice to have easier organization. Some of the great things are the writing to text, the page options and many more.
Kevconfar's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/25/18 3:04 PM
There are some missing features that hold it back from 5 stars: 1) When I take notes and annotate, I like to have multiple pens and highlighters out. There should be an option to add additional pens and highlighters to the toolbar. When rapidly taking notes, time is precious, and this would make it less tedious. 2) inserting diagrams is too difficult. There should be a math or shape mode that you can toggle on and off that auto recognizes shapes and fixes them. 3)**** when I record lectures, I am always slightly behind when note taking. If there were an advanced feature where we could choose where the audio track lines up with the notes, that would be spectacular. Revisited notes would be much superior and would be more like sitting through the lecture again.**** 4) there should be an option to directly add in PDFs to our notes. They could be added in as entire pages to the document, just integrating to PDF, or auto convert to an image to be pasted in. But working with PDFs in existing notes should be an option.
brosuff2's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/25/18 2:39 AM
I’m using this app for medical school and I like it a lot. Compared to OneNote, the writing is much smoother and has a lot of nice features. However, the biggest issues for me is the eraser. It’s annoying that there is only a stroke eraser. For example, when drawing complex images, if I want to even get rid of a small portion of the image, it erases nearly all of it. There should definitely be more options for erasers and it is strange there isn’t already. I noticed that when dragging and dropping pictures, they can tend to be a lot lower quality than the source, even if they are the same size.
brosuff2's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/25/18 11:24 PM
I’m using this app for medical school and I like it a lot. Compared to OneNote, the writing is much smoother and has a lot of nice features. However, one thing is that is annoying is that there is only a stroke eraser. When drawing complex images, if I want to even get rid of a small portion of the image, it erases nearly all of it. Also, I noticed that when dragging and dropping pictures, they tend to be a lot lower quality than the source, even if they are the same size. It said on the support website this can happen with older iPads, but I am using a 12.9 inch iPad Pro 2017 version. Could you also add a repeat button instead of only the undo one! Besides these issues, if you’re in med school or some other graduate school, we’re already paying like 200k for our education. This app will make you so much productive for only $10 more!
blowfish2319's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/24/18 7:30 AM
This app has gotten my productivity to off the charts levels. The organized format and handwriting recognition really do a lot towards analyzing and writing and then actually REMEMBERING it. The only thing I wish was better is if you could draw shapes and edit the shapes using the handwriting format. Ie: make a shape button to go with the pen and eraser to make shapes and then you can handwrite the parameters Ex: pick the rectangle. A box pops up asking for the number of units it take up on the graph paper and then it makes the rectangle based on that. Ex: pick a parallelogram. Write the top/bottom length and side length and degree or top/bottom length and height and degree I also wish there was a way to transcribe the audio. Overall an excellent app.
DateShake's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/24/18 7:27 PM
The app is great. Theres just a problem thats been there for a few updates that creates random horizontal lines that connect the text I am writing down to the area my palm rests on as I write with my apple pencil. Palm detection is on, so it isn’t that. It makes writing stuff impossible. Please update the app to fix the issue.
Patxi Ibarra's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/24/18 4:46 PM
This app is excellent for college students who want to record lectures and take notes. Recording can be paused and restarted any time while taking notes, and I love being able to hear what was being said by the professor when I made a particular comment in my notes. I also upload course files from Canvas to notability so I can highlight and annotate the readings before class.
abcd124567's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/23/18 7:19 PM
Not worth it at all.
demicki's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/22/18 9:24 AM
As. College student it’s the best app so far, keep improving upon it
chrinist's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/22/18 2:01 AM
Ok, I use this app all the time for school. It’s incredible. A must have for any serious students. Here’s my only complain: The audio playback feature has a 1x and 1.5x replay setting. 1x can be too slow at times and 1.5x can be too fast. I wish there was a 1.25x playback option so we could speed up the playback just a little more without the 1.5x option being the next playback setting. Other than this issue this is a great app to have!!!
Thomas Treker's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/22/18 1:50 PM
I love this appp awesome !!!!
Rm -f intern_who_pushed_this's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/21/18 9:30 PM
I’ve been a happy user of the app for a long time however a new update has forced me to write a review requesting dev’ feedback. When deleting an audio recording, selecting the 20minute segment and pressing the delete button used to simply delete the recording and maintain the same open pane. Now, pressing delete closes the pane and resets back to the normal view. Any dev, try it out right now. It’s infuriating to have to delete more than 1 recordings. Please hotfix this in the next update, it should not impossible to do. I would bet if you asked other users about their experience with this, they would concur with mine. Once this is resolved, I will update my review to 5 stars.
nicolekatz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/21/18 6:35 PM
Hi I am a student at UC Berkeley studying chemistry. My teachers always draw dashed lines on the board and I was wondering if you could add a dashed line feature/ pen. This would make my notes even better! Thanks
theWossum's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/21/18 4:59 AM
Just purchased my first iPad because of the newly added support for the 2018 regular iPad. This is such an amazing note taking app that it has already saved me a great deal of time and effort in the first few days that I've been using it. The user interface is simple and intuitive, and the ability to easily bring in content from outside of the app is perfect. Just get this app if you have any interest in using an Apple pencil! Thanks notability!
soroushali's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/21/18 4:28 AM
Every thing is amazing, however, lack of shortcuts is bothering when using a keyboard. Please add some.
Blondie2131's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/21/18 2:25 AM
Shoutout to Carlton
corianne.strupp's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/21/18 1:34 AM
Since most recent update, I have been receiving the message “No search results found” no matter what I search. Hopefully there’s a quick fix for this bc I use the search feature often.
_Music-Lover_'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/21/18 11:09 AM
I’ve been using this app for years, and appreciate all the updates that have occurred since then. This app has sufficed all my note taking needs, in and out of the classroom. One feature I would like to see is the ability to rename recordings, and possibly to attach these recordings to individual pages. One thing I’ve tried doing this semester is have the recording function on while at a lecture, but having numerous recordings in a file that grows daily is difficult with the current set up. If you don’t remember the time stamp or recording number for a particular point, you have to guess and listen for a bit to see if it’s right. It’s either that, or guess based on the date the notes were recorded. If you could at least rename the audio files, the app would be more useful. It would also be nice if you could change the paper style of individual pages, as well as a feature that easily allows you to draw geometric shapes (adding a figure on top of a graph sticky or any other element get tricky when you click on the wrong one. Sometimes because of that, the graph background ends up on top, and the figure behind it, rendering it useless). There aren’t really any visible bugs with this version of the app, Would recommend for someone looking for a suitable note taking app, whether it’s handwritten or type. I think the addition of a few features would make it better.
cfhbhhj's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/20/18 9:49 PM
Hey I love the app already but with iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts came. Can you please bring support for the new Siri Shortcuts with the next update? Thanks Andrew.
GeorgeW7373's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/20/18 5:37 AM
Need the new features such as voice recording with Apple Watch and support of new Siri shortcut.
Jbone1928's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/20/18 4:50 AM
Once I purchased my iPad I was looking for a note taking app to use with my Apple Pencil. I purchased this app and it’s the best 10 bucks I’ve spent on an app! I love the audio feature that allows me to record the lectures and come back and fill in were I may have missed something. The two side feature just added is a life savers when I’m using an Power Point Presentation and taking notes off them next to each other. The only two things I WISH was added more COLORS !Followed with maybe a MARKER TIP to write with or maybe a PEN TIP to add to the pencil and highlight options. Please make this happen 😩 Keep up the good work!
martalopaloCH's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/20/18 3:33 AM
I use this app with an apple pencil and it just so convenient to carry around your iPad with your notes readily available anywhere! I use this app primarily for science classes because I do tons of drawing, highlighting, writing and searching through my other notes all at the same time. Believe me, Notability simply does its job perfectly and I highly recommend it to every other college student!
4.513.14's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/20/18 12:28 AM
Can you add an option so we can organize the notes in a way other than by date created. It would help greatly in school. Thank you. Great app would recommend
Petermai6655's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/20/18 10:09 AM
I love this app, but I just wish there could be several more features. I would love to see the addition of shapes for annotation. Like boxes, circles, arrows, etc. These sometimes can’t be drawn precisely, and having the option to add these objects would be awesome. Additionally, I would like to see more annotation options for the imported documents. (The ability to edit, digitally highlight by just taping the word, underlining, strikethrough, etc. When I add notes, I am hoping it would be possible to warp text on imported documents as well. Additionally, If this app could ocr imported documents as well that would be amazing.
liv_921's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/2/18 9:53 PM
This app is good but my writing won’t get registered in the middle of writing and I have no idea why this is keep happening...
UNCUTxDiamond's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/2/18 7:37 PM
As a nursing student this app is perfection, but can we please have some more color options?
Teeny-chan's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/2/18 5:42 PM
I’ve been using Notability for years now and loved to see much more amazing and user friendly it has gotten. However with the latest updates, the app keeps closing on me at random times so I lose my most recent updates on my notes and my recordings. I hope this issue gets fixed soon. Some suggestions on how notability could be improved, 1. Everyone uses powerpoint. If there are slides in a powerpoint that I don’t have I want to be able to take a picture quickly and have it come out in decent quality. OneNote has that amazing feature where as you take a photo of a slide, it automatically is able to resize and realign the photo so that it’s not all crooked. Currently right now, I have to download an app that does that for me so it would be nice if notability could add that feature. 2. Having some free/blank space on the side where I can make additional notes so that I don’t have to write on my powerpoint slides. Sometimes the slides have too much material and it feels clustered to have to squeeze my notes onto it so it would be awesome if I could have space on the side to add notes. Maybe consider adding ways to insert different types of documents? 3. Add more highlighting/drawing options. What I mean by this is, maybe besides just drawing lines you can add rectangles or circles. I know that you can insert figures but I feel like they are out of the way.
iHaveOpinions's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/2/18 3:56 AM
Of course, notability is really useful for taking notes and everything in between, but there are always bugs. 1. Writing with dates and underlines. When I type a paragraph under a date, the lines carry on into my writing, so that it looks like notebook paper but only goes through halfway. This is also annoying, so please fix that. Otherwise, Notability is a wonderful app. Wish there was a four and a half, as it is only the bugs that need fixing.
Medical Student...'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/19/18 1:01 AM
Needs 1.25x speed playback for recordings! But otherwise it’s one of the best Note taking apps.
Add,xjhdjhngdcnihgl's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/18/18 9:12 PM
I created a folder with a password and somehow the password got changed, so now I can’t get into that folder. I have tried many different passwords and none of them are working. This wouldn’t be an issue if notability had some way of recovering forgotten passwords and I think it would be very helpful to many people. My brother is having the same problem because he forgot his password. I love notability and it is a great note-taking app, I just wish I could recover/change my password.
QNNDuke's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/17/18 9:45 AM
Knew of it through a YouTuber. Downloaded and since then I have used it for all of my classes. Works perfectly with the Apple Pencil. Sync nicely with all other apps and one on my MacBook. Love the Note Switcher letting me use 2 notes at once. Lastly, the recording plays as the note being typed. Highly recommend!
Bowlerboii's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/17/18 8:37 PM
This app is amazing, I have used it for the past 3 years in college. Recently I had to restore my iPad and re-download everything. When I did, noteability duplicated all 300+ or my notes, so now I'm stuck with double the amount of notes on my iPad and iCloud. There is no easy way to delete duplicates so I guess ill have to live with it for now. I feel like there should be a way to delete duplicates though.
Superfirenova's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/17/18 4:46 PM
Really? Crashed twice in this class when its been 30 minutes? YOU'RE MAKING ME LOSE NOTES!
corianne.strupp's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/17/18 4:09 PM
The zoom writing feature and task bar were reversed several updates ago. I thought I would get used to it, but I often hit unintended buttons while writing, which slows note taking and even stops the recording, which I often rely on! Please allow us to select the toolbar location.
NN224r's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/17/18 11:40 PM
I’m not sure what changes were made in the most recent update, but I do know that they are causing my iPad to have issues. While I’m on the app or have it open and it’s not in use, my iPad will freeze and lock itself. If I’m on the app, some of my notes will be erased, and I have to write them all over again. I’ve been using notability for years now through high school and now college. But, I am now considering investing in a different app because of the glitches in the update. So, please notability fix these glitches and save a college student from investing in another app.
_ncel's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/17/18 11:27 AM
Momomtz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/17/18 11:12 PM
I’ve been using this app since my second semester. But If we could really bring back when we could merge 2 PowerPoints it would be perfect ! Sometimes I don’t get the power point on time, so I would record it first, and then I’ll merge it with the power point, and now I have to use 2 separate pages.
KEVVYstar's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/16/18 6:51 PM
i love taking notes with this app using the apple pencil because it is intuitive and allows for instant access to notes anywhere via other devices. i also use the app for creating beautiful (physics) homework assignments. this allows me to do homework anywhere if say i have an extra ten minutes between meeting, or on short breaks at work. there are two features that i do wish were available however. First, a shape tool would be very useful. it could be as simple as the text/pencil/eraser/buttons with presets of common shapes (circles, rectangles, etc). Second, handwriting to text works great. How about audio/voice recording to text for searchability of audio recordings? Lastly, it would be very useful to be able to erase portions of drawn lines rather than erasing the whole pen stroke. Thanks notability!
Doey J's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/16/18 10:44 PM
Don’t get me wrong. This is a fantastic app. Used on iPad for years as a college student and continue using on iPhone. Best I’ve seen on the app store, really could not ask for more. With one caveat: On iPhone version, YOU CANNOT NAME INDIVIDUAL NOTES. WHY? it is the most basic operation in terms of organization and they just seemed to overlook it. Perfect app besides this. Fix it and I will definitely change to 5 stars. Edit: Feature is there, just hard to find. Good work Notability!
Kevconfar's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/15/18 6:39 AM
Almost perfect for note taking .. but it’s missing some features that I really wish it had. 1) the toolbar should be customizable: you could add multiple pens, etc., to your toolbar to make would switching b/n colors, etc., a lot easier ... when note taking for info dense classes like organic chemistry, time is precious and changing line thickness And color settings for tools can be distracting. 2) the diagram function shouldn’t be separate, it’s too inconvenient to use and the resulting diagrams are hard to move and edit... though I had intended to use this app for physics notes, it’s just not practical, OneNote is vastly superior in this regard (largely due to its easy shape recognition feature ... oh and btw it’s also free). 3) the organization for notes and subjects could be more intuitive and offer more means of ordering and organizing your notes.. it would be great if I could put notes into subgroups (e.g. based on unit, or which test the notes would pertain to, rather than having everything for one class clumped together). Note:OneNotes organization system is superior. 4) once you insert a photo, you can’t go back and change its position (which by the way is often overly complicated and sensitive .. it usually takes multiple attempts, and if you aren’t happy with the placement, you have to do it again). Again, this feature should be more intuitive and less limiting (incorporating photos mid-lecture can be infuriating) .. placement should be easier, and their position shouldn’t be permanent once chosen. There might be other issues, but for me these are the primary ones ...
A Kellett's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/15/18 5:17 PM
I use this app for my crochet patterns, genealogy research, and note taking for e-learning courses. I am so impressed with the handwriting to text feature, and the seamless organization. My only request is I would love to have the ability to choose the cover image for each file, especially for my crochet patterns and genealogy notes.
Md. Luigi's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/15/18 3:54 AM
I’m in med school and use it all the time but it won’t load a lot of my PowerPoint files. Very disappointed and had to switch to ms office
Ole Paco's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/15/18 2:57 PM
I’m a freshman in college and I’ve been using Notability for 3 weeks now. I only need to carry my iPad from class to class instead of a bunch of notebooks. My notes are more meaningful because of the multitude of tools available. If there’s an important picture during a lecture, I can take a picture and add it to my notes. If a professor is talking to fast, I can record the lecture and listen to it later. The only reason I’m not giving it five stars is this: One of my favorite functions in Notability is being able to view 2 notes at the same time. Now, I’m left handed. And although there is a left-handed mode that adjusts the palm rejection, almost every time I put my hand down to start writing, it pulls up the app switcher from the left side. After a few times this becomes very annoying. Perhaps the left handed mode could change a few more features? For example, my issue would be completely solved if the note switcher menu was opened by swiping in from the right side of the screen. Another feature that I think would add more functionality to Notability is if there were more gestures. For example, tapping with two fingers to undo a mistake.
laughingmarbles's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/15/18 2:31 PM
I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. In order to keep my license current, I have to complete 40 CEU’s every two years. This past week I attended a two day ASI (Addiction Severity Index) training with around 40 other clinicians from around my state. After downloading the class material to my iPad Pro, I opened it in Notability. I was amazed with how well it performed! Not only was it easy to move my typing from line to line and section to section, I was able to add areas and other important edits to my document that would have been impossible had I used the paper handout (space and time keep me from sharing more positives about Notability). I have Word, Goodnotes, Nebo, ZoomNotes, Notes Plus, Margin Notes as well as a few others and I believe they are all excellent apps. But overall, Notability works best for what I need both personally and professionally.
은채아빠's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/15/18 12:32 AM
It is perfect for the class note but one function is wanted. I want to adjust spaces between the lines of the sentence so that I annotate words in the line. The space of the line is too narrow to do so. I want to make the line wider. Would please update this function?
SENNENNOKOI's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/14/18 9:57 PM
I downloaded good notes and this app just to try it out and I eventually kept this one. Very simple and user friendly app, however, every time I tried to use eraser, it will automatically erase the whole sentence for me, I hope there are two kinds of eraser, one for erasing big notes and one for tiny details. Also if there are rulers available that will be great
Haritun's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/14/18 9:51 AM
Scroll bar access would make my reading better. Thanks
quantumlord's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/14/18 4:36 AM
I heard so many good reviews about this app and then I buy this it can’t even sync with my Google Drive. Kind of disappointed with this app right now. Should’ve bought some other app.
girosgip hgf's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/14/18 1:46 PM
Trying to import a .docx file to write over, and the application forces me to import it to my google drive and requests access to my google drive. I give it access to my google drive but it still is unable to access the file. It also is unable to import PDFs from google chrome. Why did I waste my money on such a buggy app?
Anomalogue's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/14/18 10:35 AM
Notability is my favorite app. I use it as a book and document reader on my iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. I'm able to read, highlight, annotate just as easily as paper. It works so well it disappears completely as I use it as all well-designed tools should do. One really great thing about Ginger Labs is they don't constantly redesign their interface. When they make improvements, they make them subtly so the changes are aren't confusing or disruptive. I really appreciate that.
makejake's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/13/18 6:13 AM
I can't connect my Google drive to the app. I am able to log into and access my Google drive from other apps.
grizzlieplyr5221's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/13/18 6:09 PM
I’ve used notability for over 4 years and love it except for one glaring problem. I have over 300 notes, and occasionally these will get booted off my device, and then have to be redownloaded. This puts me back at least 30 minutes before they all download and sort themselves again. It is incredibly frustrating. I don’t know if it’s the collective size of all my notes, or if it has something to do with my own device. Please, please fix this.
MikeMotto's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/13/18 5:02 PM
I try to log into my google drive account and am immediately kicked off the log in screen. I can’t convert any files so this app is basically a glorified notebook until this issue is rectified
Ngizoqgrhuv's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 9/13/18 3:18 PM
There needs to be another level of organization other than the Divider and Subject functionality. It is very limited and I would like to individualize my notes further. For example, having a folder for Test notes, class assignments, Diagrams and/or Graphic documents. All of this underneath the subject section. Please make this possible please. Also allow us to have two note names with the same title, so long as they are in a separate folder. Thanks!!!
Mister Trott's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/9/18 7:57 AM
Please continue to make this app great 🤗
Alvieeeeeeeeeee's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/9/18 7:34 AM
I have been using this app constantly for over a year.This app has been a staple in my daily life from academia to my personal journaling. The only slightly down side is the limiting colors. Yes, I know there is a decent amount of colors already but I think this note taking app would skyrocket in performance if it allowed its more colorful/creative users to choose their own colors sort of like a color wheel. Please if this can be added I would greatly appreciate it.
Zhongjie Shen's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/9/18 5:59 PM
Had high hope but it just ok. Plz add feature allowing user to draw circle. Also cannot extend space like Microsoft note. It is just a notebook and not friendly to power users
Invictus101's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/8/18 9:11 PM
I use notability to organize my med school notes and textbooks and it seems to crash every time I try to import certain books from Dropbox. If it can’t fulfill its basic functions, what’s the point of the app?
Ayad E. Korial's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/8/18 7:04 AM
Please add the following features: 1. Creating folders and sub folders. 2. Add different paper template. 3. Add page cover. 4. Add allow to insert programming code in the note same as insert text or image in the note; support different languages such as php, c#, c++, python, css, ...... and so on. 5. Add allow to rotate the inserted images 6. Add tables so important 7. Allow to sort notes in custom order not just by name or date !
Ed32jones's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/8/18 6:53 PM
The only reason I didn’t give this app 5 stars is that major dividers can’t be grouped under other dividers. For instance: if I take English and the the course work is divided into weekly modules. I would like to have all of those modules under the subject of English. Then have English and all of the modules dropped into the semester that I want to add it to. When I am done with the semester I could open that semester later and have all my content still organized but by each subject.
Tinksy10's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/8/18 6:31 PM
I love this app but the organization is pretty annoying. I wish the app could be organized my numbers like, 01.01 b comes after 06.04 a. It is not organized by numbers. PLEASE FIX
MzTrese's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/8/18 4:33 AM
When I tap the + symbol photo is not listed nor is gif. It does show all the opinions that it shows in the help section to add imagines.
ceci reviews's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/8/18 12:22 PM
OMGGGGG I LOVE THIS APP!!! WHOOOEVER INVENTED IT IS AMAZING. IMA WRITER AND USE THIS APP ALL THE TIME. IF YOURE WONDERING WETHER TO GET THIS APP OR NOT I SAY YES GET IT ASAP ROCKY AND EVEN BETTER GIFT IT TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. AND IF YOURE STILL READING THIS HAVE A GOOD DAY! ONCE AGAIN I REPEAT THIS APPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP IS AMAZINGGGGGGG!
MzTrese's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/8/18 11:00 PM
When I tap the + symbol photo is not listed nor is gif. It does not show all the options that it shows in the help section to add imagines.
Chris Hanburger's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/7/18 7:09 PM
Math equation recognition from handwriting, default text size for handwriting convert to text that automatically wraps instead of making spaces.
poi90's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/7/18 4:39 AM
It won’t update. Just spins now for two days
TexanTakeover's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/7/18 1:15 PM
3 things I wish this app could do in order of importance 1. Have it so I can have multiple pens preset in different colors (one touch color changes, makes it easier for color coded note taking) 2. Area eraser along with stroke 3. rotate slides
imogenie89's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/7/18 10:17 AM
This was a great app with a lot of really wonderful features, but it stopped working for me a couple months ago, which I’m really unhappy about. It is either failing to re-download after being automatically offloaded by iOS or it is failing to update (I’m not sure which, but I believe it is the former), which means it is “greyed out” and can’t be started up at all. This is incredibly frustrating given not only that I paid for this app and would like to keep using it but also being that this means unless fixed I have lost all the invaluable notes I took in college with this app. I suspect that if I removed the app and downloaded again it might work, but doing so would require me delete all my notes for good. Devs PLEASE contact me with a fix for this issue.
Samantha Dindale's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/6/18 9:14 PM
I go back and forth between NoteShelf 2 and NOTABILITY but as of right now, notability is taking the cake....however... the lines are small... yes, I know you can make the width bigger but then it’s too big. I need a line width right in between
rmk 007's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/6/18 9:07 PM
Everything was ok until I tried to I cloud sync..suddenly I lost all of my imp notes 😭😭
Snuffles753's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/6/18 7:19 PM
Easy to use interface and it just works. Can’t ask for more!
fjpoblam's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/6/18 1:37 PM
I have moved the contents of my Notes app to Notesbility. Full commit. (A tedious copy/paste.) Pros (n.b., some as compared to base Notes app) - easy handling of PDFs (and images and web pages) - easy password-locking of folders (even if they contain PDFs and images) - fonts and backgrounds - discrete titles (*not* just first line of content) - better drawing tools - better embedding of text-boxes, images, sketches - *FIXED AT LAST!* text-to-speech reflects the voice from Settings, Accessibility… Cons: - slow to load! *Half* as fast as notes.app. I keep notes.app handy for quickies. - awkward font-size compatibility between different devices (e.g., iPhone, iPad, MBP) - can’t password-protect a *single* note (must password-protect at “folder” level)
Daledawg's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/4/18 1:21 PM
Congrats on making #1 in the App Store. Truly the best Note app out there.
zen_720's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/31/18 9:08 PM
This app has everything I’ve ever wanted and more. I love all the thoughtful features and design tweaks. So many times while using it (after just having it less than a week) I’ve thought “I wonder if it can also do ____?” And every time answer is yes. Unlike many of the reviewers whose feedback I’ve read, I’m not a student (I WISH this had been around when I was a student) but a mid-career professional working on a variety of different projects with tons of meetings, calls and project documents to read — and this app is absolutely perfect for seamlessly tracking notes and details of meetings as well as marking up all the PDFs and Word documents I have to go through while keeping everything in one place. (And I can just slide all my PDF files from my computer into the Mac app window and they’re ready for mark up on my iPad! Fantastic). So many trees can be saved with this, ha. Could not be happier 🤗 it’s almost making work fun ;)
Access Granted's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/31/18 7:35 AM
I can’t figure out how to center text is this possible?
Iffxdjztjxsj's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/31/18 5:23 AM
This is the main app i use for school but i have noticed a few irritating flaws, some pictures cant be drag and dropped or copied into notes if they are too big of a file but ive been able to get around this. The most annoying thing is that i am trying to take notes on a .ppt file like i always do but this one is not converting and loading into notability. It is rather large at 60 pages but i know ive had .ppt files over 100 pages in here before. I can even save it as a pdf in ibooks in a blink of an eye and use that to annotate it but i paid a premium for this app and it should work, i want my school notes organized and not across multiple apps, please fix this and it gets 5 stars because it is a great app, when it works.
Vinergirlllll's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/31/18 1:18 AM
I really wanted to like this but the palm recognition doesn’t really work which makes writing on here a pain. And add more writing devices like markers and crayons, etc. and More colors for each of those. I’ll relate it as soon as you fix some of these. But most importantly please improve the palm recognition because it’s hard for most of us that don’t have the apple pen.
Tokoymot3l's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/30/18 7:22 PM
I have had the problem with trying to access unfinished notes and they do not load. I have to mark areas and bit by bit it would show. If there is a way to fix it so that the notes load automatically that would be nice.
Stephmra's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/30/18 6:05 PM
Great for taking hand written notes, typed notes and marking up PDFs. Would love to see some kind of feature for the hand written notes similar to pressing the ‘enter’ key on a typed document. Also if the developers would make the app able to fully split screen. I’d definitely recommend this app to anyone looking to switch to digital note taking.
alxglz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/30/18 4:54 AM
I like this app, but a few things. Make it easier to organize notes. It’s not as aesthetically pleasing and it feels limiting by only giving you 2 options: A subject, and a divider. Also, if a subject for something like “Lecture Notes” exists in a divider for one class, you can’t make a subject of the same name in a different divider. This is really annoying. Also, I don’t like the eraser tool. I think we should be given the option to delete either a whole line object or part of it. I know this is possible in vector applications. One other thing, I think the organization of the tools in the tool bars can be better improved. It’s takes too long to be able to move and switch between different colors or tool options. I think this system can be better improved by the specific attributes for a tool, such as color, would always be visible. Allowing a user to just easily tap for color coding. I say this because I know this app serves many purposes, one of those being a very useful tool for college students. For me, color coding or using various colors for coloring notes, is so useful in helping me comprehend and understand material. I think overall these suggestions would greatly improve the app. I already love it but I want to be able to love it more.
iHaveOpinions's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/30/18 4:24 AM
Of course, notability is really useful for taking notes and everything in between, but there are always bugs. 1. Underline Bug No matter what, whenever I create a new note, the underline option is always on. So, when I import notes that go through multiple pages, there is a huge column of dashes (underlines) that go all the way through my note. It’s super annoying, so please fix it. 2. Writing with dates and underlines. When I type a paragraph under a date, the lines carry on into my writing, so that it looks like notebook paper but only goes through halfway. This is also annoying, so please fix that. Otherwise, Notability is a wonderful app. Wish there was a four and a half, as it is only the bugs that need fixing.
Allin8or's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/30/18 2:04 PM
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Cano,L's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/3/18 4:22 AM
Best app ever! it has everything you need in note taking.
Rchard M's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/3/18 1:51 AM
Really great app! The only thing I feel good notes does better is zoom continued writing from left. What’s the point if my palm keeps writing off the iPad anyway? Maybe as a short term fix, allow users to push the boundary further left?
phoenixchick's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/3/18 1:34 AM
The password needs to be able to be customized do parents can control what students can and can't do. My daughter uses this for school as an accommodation for ADHD and I have restricted many other apps that would otherwise be a distraction. I just learned that she can search gifs, even though I've restricted safari. I set up a password for web clips, but gifs are still available. At her age, she has no need for this, and it definitely is a distraction. Please allow the password to be used and customized for any extraneous features.
SkyBren's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/29/18 8:27 PM
Since switching to this app from the traditional pen and paper to do my lectures in medical school it has made my note taking much more efficient. The learning curve is quite easy. The only drawbacks are that you can’t open up two windows of notability at the same time to have your notes side by side and the highlighter tool makes the text that you highlight look less vivid and more opaque.
nutella_98's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/29/18 6:37 AM
Really nice features. What could I possibly say that hasn’t said before...? Love it!
rogers, buck's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/29/18 5:57 PM
It's too hard to read white print on a lighter blue background
dekema2's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/29/18 5:39 PM
I have been writing with pencil and paper since kindergarten in 2001. In my senior year of college, studying engineering, I decided I would try the lower cost iPad. I was torn between Notability and Goodnotes but was sold when I read Notability can record lectures and has a single column scroll. Writing on an iPad with the Apple Pencil is about as discrete as it gets when it comes to taking digital notes.
Tkpulse's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/29/18 5:39 AM
Great app, but there's about a half second delay in the zoomed handwriting box when you've reached the blue edge... Makes for slow writing .
Hussiepie's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/29/18 4:37 PM
First of all once i Insert an image let me change it once I start taking notes no way to edit the image/gif can’t even delete. Also allow me to save in files for IOS so I can upload my documents to 3 party websites.
gl270's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/29/18 1:49 AM
Love the app but could you please make backgrounds available like lined pages or diff color backgrounds..??
DAO54321's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/29/18 12:52 PM
I have been using notability for a month now while in medical school. I was enjoying it but the update randomly deleted some of my things and now will no longer import any files..... it says error every time I try to bring in a new pdf. I have huge exams coming up and had to buy a new (also expensive) note taking app just so I can ensure my textbooks and notes and things won’t be deleted and so I can actually import my class PowerPoints. Disappointed
nicksailer's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/29/18 10:30 PM
This app is a great way to put your ideas down on paper without and having access to it anywhere. I wish it had a way to divide/organize notes one more level (instead of divider - subject - note, have an extra level to divide further)
123456hello12345's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/28/18 4:46 PM
It keeps freezing while trying to scroll quickly and then crashes the entire app to the point that my iPad ends up locking me out and making me sign back in. This happens a few times an hour. Please fix!!
c-----------k's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/28/18 10:00 PM
Do I have to buy the app again on my Mac or will it sync with my iPad/ iPhone app? Otherwise I love the app, using it for school!
Samantha Dindale's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/27/18 9:30 PM
Notability takes the cake with note taking apps for me. However, I wish you could add emojis, pictures, etc, without it taking up lines and making them blank. I would rather just have an overlay rather than a text box.
Blake O'Brien's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/27/18 6:51 PM
This is a great app for notetaking; however, today, I noticed that I can no longer make subjects. If I create a new subject and press on it, it disappears. I can't drag files in, nor can I rename it. This is incredibly frustrating, as I have a flight tomorrow, and I need notes on my iPad in an organized manner. As of now, the app is useless, because I can't organize my files, even though it worked flawlessly for a year.
Casp3rsin's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/27/18 3:57 PM
All good with the app, I love the app but why is it crashing every time I zoom in?
J Works's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/27/18 2:54 PM
Hi, as I write this review I have been using notability for over 6 years. I have loved watching it evolve to add new functionality over the years, however in the last year or so my iPad Pro has filled up and as a result the app is unable to handle the 500+ notes, it has come to the point where I can’t really even use the app anymore because it takes way to long to be able to download each note, nor to my knowledge does it have a way prioritize the order at which notes are re downloaded. I believe if a function like this was created I would be able to use the app again on my iPad.
iHave iPhone's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/27/18 2:25 PM
App refreshes all my notes upon launch , bumping them out of my folders and undownloded
Rey Danger's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/27/18 1:33 PM
I’ve been using this app for a while now since I started medical school and it’s been great... A couple of weeks ago, however, the app started to randomly crash while I’m using it. It’s very annoying and inconvenient. Also, there seems to be a problem with converting certain PowerPoint files from Canvas into PDF as stated by user mklawaters. Please fix! This app is important to my performance in school. Thanks in advance.
Matthew Freudenrich's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/27/18 12:46 AM
I love this app for note taking, its very nice and works very well especially with the Apple Pencil. However, it is lacking some basic functions that I feel are absolutely necessary for a note taking app I can use for school. The biggest and most important function it is missing is the ability to draw circles and ellipses. As a physics and math student, this function is absolutely needed but it is not present. While the lack of circle drawing is the the most glaring and most needed, I would also like the ability to custom create colors. I use a lot of colors for my notes, and while the colors that we get are very nice, I would be happier with the ability to create a few custom colors. Also, more general customization would be helpful. I would enjoy custom positioning on the taskbar on the top of the screen. Customization would be useful. One more greatly needed function is more use in the eraser function. The diameter of the eraser needs to be able to be adjusted. Further, there should be an erasure function that only erases the part that the eraser touches, not the entire line. The last thing that I feel would be useful, is a redo button on the taskbar on the top. Quite a few times I have accidentally undone something that I didn’t mean to undo, and taping and holding undo to access the redo button is rather bulky and not user friendly. These functions should be present in an app that is made for note taking, they are needed for usability. Other than these issues though, the app is great. I will continue to use the app, but until these features are added, I will be looking for another application that better suits my needs as an application for note taking.
mathteach567's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/26/18 2:14 AM
Love the app but there seems to be a problem when I try to copy and paste from iBooks where most of my text books are.
mehdiyj's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/25/18 8:29 PM
Notability is a great app but some minor issues are annoying like you can’t just erase part of your writing it erases all of the continuous writing that you wrote and an other thing is that switching between colors are not that easy while writing something. I hope they fix these issues.
Bogiethecat's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/25/18 7:50 PM
I have ALL the writing and note taking apps from App Store, and after switch amount them for a while I stick with Notability! It has completely replaced paper and pen for me, and because of this app I bring my iPad and Apple Pencil everywhere with me. Thank you Notability team! Apple should pay you :)
valmayy's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/25/18 3:01 PM
I am a graduate student and I love this app. The only I wish I could do is use the dividers inside of a subject because my lectures are broken down into units but honestly it’s not that big of a deal if you label your notes appropriately. I can wait to see what new updates are in store as I can only see this app getting better.
Twilight Daze's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/25/18 1:44 AM
This is a wonderful app. While I was at a certain school district, we used this app for all of our school work. I am also an artist, and have really found myself getting attached to digital art and drawing on this which is the main function I use it for now. The only suggestions and complaints I really have about this app is I think there should be a blending tool for the highlighters/markets so the colors look more aesthetic and nicely blended. Another thing, is the trash can. Sometimes, I either a) try to delete something permanently that I don’t need anymore and it doesn’t appear in the trash can or b) sometimes things randomly appear in my trash can (lol) so I have to restore them. But enough of my rambling on, overall this app is amazing it’s worth the price, it works smooth, you can upload your files/PDFs etc. to the app or vice versa.
Chinoprosales's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/25/18 10:40 PM
I just bought May iPad 2018 and i thought on download a ton of apps, for read, for pdf, for word docs, take notes , récord the voice of My teacher etc but i just found everything in this app, this app should be in every iPad
ahilufhailubflia's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/24/18 7:43 PM
Bought it when it was 1 dollar! Still the best!
Tinksy10's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/24/18 5:33 PM
At first I couldn’t stand this app because the numbers were not organized. It used to be 01.05 a 02.06 b 01.01 z and now it goes by numbers if you had numbers. I love this app now thank you
AAIGH's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/24/18 4:58 PM
I must have every single note taking app in the store. It usually comes down to a comparison of Notability and Evernote. I really think there is no comparison. Just one example – I can make handwritten notes over text notes, and vice versa, in Notability with absolutely no problem at all. It's simply not possible with Evernote, where it's a struggle to annotate every single time. The fact that I can add a voice note with the same ease in Notability is just icing on the cake. If you try it yet, I promise that you won't regret it.
Spencer4242's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/24/18 4:53 PM
Not syncing with iCloud. Very annoying when using across laptop and iPad. Please fix this soon!
Invictus101's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/24/18 11:58 PM
I use notability to organize my med school notes and textbooks, and it worked flawlessly until I encountered trouble downloading a 136MB PDF, with repeated crashes. After posting a review, a developer got in touch with me and helped me work through the problem, and now it is back to being perfect. Big thanks to Carlton for his help and to Notability for their commitment to customer satisfaction and software support.
jmgarrett1's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/23/18 7:27 PM
This is great for school and can be very useful. GET IT!
Laurlie309's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/23/18 1:05 PM
I’ve had intermittent issues with Notability in the couple years that I’ve been using it, more often on my a MacBook than on my iPad... particularly issues with notes syncing. This problem was previously very intermittent, but in the last couple weeks it has been having to reload/redownload notes all the time in the iPad. Even when I’m in the app and just go to switch notes it has to redownload ALL my notes! This is much more extreme than previously. I love the update to allow side by side notes, but this near constant reloading is frustrating and a waste of time I don’t have. It has also been freezing more often. Both the app and iOS on my iPad Pro are up to date. Please fix this bug ASAP.....
Boredazz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/23/18 11:51 PM
Please add x1.25 as an option for recording playback speed. Too big of a difference between x1 and x1.5
BayLV's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/23/18 11:38 PM
Please add in the ability to speed the audio recording by 1.25/1.75 this gives us more playback options. I’m sure this probably won’t be difficult to do. Thanks
gonzagallard's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/22/18 7:55 PM
This application is amazing, but please add recognition of geometric figures and some notes templates that have for example Cartesian axes to be able to draw quickly while in class, would be awesome. Keep up guys!!
frustrated med student's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/22/18 4:36 PM
I have been using this app for about 6 months on my iPad Pro. It writes really well and I enjoy being able to write on notes and type in the document. However, it has several short comings that have made me consider switching to a different app. The ability to organize notes is very disorganized. At this point I’m just exporting everything and storing it in folders on my desktop. Importing PowerPoints does not also import the notes (this has messed me up in several classes). Exporting is only formatted for PDF. I would prefer the option to export with a word document so people that I send it to can also edit the document. There is not much capability to edit the checklists (the dots are huge). The sticky notes are a cool idea but would be much more beneficial if you could actually minimize them to a bar when you don’t want to read them at the moment. Similar to stickies on Macs. A cool option would be to add an alerts feature to the checklists. That way notability could also act as your organizer! Overall it works well but it’s not entirely functional for school.
ipadforcollege's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/22/18 4:35 AM
Developer, please add a tool that would let me add a blank space in the middle of a page. Currently, I have to use the scissor tool to do this but this is impractical if I want to a blank space in the middle of a very large note like page 30 out of 50.
Andy54545454's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/22/18 4:28 PM
I’ve been using this app for almost 8 years now and it’s been an absolute necessity for school. I haven’t used a more simple app to take all my notes in and also download all my professor’s PowerPoints as well. The only wish I have for this app is if you could edit documents with other people.
BarneyAwesomeStinson's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/21/18 7:59 PM
Fantastic app for organization. Though the one edition I’d like is making the eraser erase certain parts and not the entire linked lines. Please just make it an optional addition.
Horse girl 710's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/21/18 7:38 PM
Okay, so as a high school student, I use this app for school. It's a requirement and nobody really uses anything else because we can't find anything else as good as this. I love the fact that you have a zoom box that you can write on that that transfers your writing to where you put this zoom box (and as someone who writes small and can't stand their handwriting big, this is a necessity), and that you can cut and paste things really easily (a function that I use all the time). I have started to love to take notes now because it's so easy. The only thing I wish was added to this app is to have more colors! I hate the fact that I'm confined to only so many colors and they get quite repetitive after 3 years! Other than that, this app is perfect. I'll admit that last year I started looking for an app that had the same functions as this one but with more colors and I never could find anything. So two thumbs up 👏 👍 Update: So like I said, I use this app for school and it being my senior year, my work load has increased. There is one more thing I wish would be added to this app. On paper you can refer two pages together without much trouble. On notability, one thing that aggravates me is when I have an assignment to do, and I can use my notes, I have to flip back and forth, back and forth to my notes and the assignments. It’s time wasted and annoying, if something could be added so that I can have 2 notes side by side together that would make my life so much easier.
zo and mad's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/21/18 4:20 PM
Ok so its the first day of school and my notability wont work. I create a subject and then it disappears when i tap on it. It does not give me the option to name it either. I thought fixed bugs. I guess not this one. Very disappointed. Have been a die hard fan of this app since day 1 until now. Please fix ASAP. I have school to do.
Livi15383's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/20/18 4:20 PM
It keeps freezing up
Yoshitbone's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/20/18 1:09 PM
I would give this app a 5 if it had brighter highlighting.
rj-workin-student's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/2/18 6:58 PM
There are some features that I’m surprised aren’t included in the app. The biggest one being an option to create notes with the landscape orientation. This isn’t a deal breaker for me, but notability does not have the feature to search handwriting. You are able to convert your handwriting to text and then search the converted text. A solution would be typing hashtags in your notes if it is important to quickly find information. Some competing note taking apps (such as goodnotes) has the feature to search handwriting.
StephR0814's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/2/18 5:46 PM
I haven't started using this app to take notes for class yet but I've noticed a couple things that would make it more convenient. First off, there needs to be a level of organization within a subject. I like to separate my notes from my homework for each class but I haven't found a way to do so. Second, I'd like to be able to scroll to the right and extend the page I'm writing on. As a math major, we often get very long equations that don't fit on one line of notebook paper. This was great with OneNote, as you could scroll infinitely to the right, then zoom out to see everything at once. All in all, it's a good app but I don't know that I would've spent the money on it if I knew it didn't have these two features.
loljulieeee's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/2/18 4:26 AM
This app truly is the best note taking app you can get on an iPad. The only problem I have with it is that the latest update moved the zoom feature box that you write in from the bottom of the page to the bottom. This seems like a fairly small problem but the fact that when writing at the top of the iPad covers the rest of the screen means i cannot see the rest of the notes page. I feel like it makes the notes slightly more messy or unorganized looking.
Unityinduality's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/2/18 1:15 AM
I purchased 5 or 6 note taking programs and have been trying them all out. Each has something the other does not have. So you may not get everything you want in any one program. But what helped me to decide to ditch all the other note taking programs and use Notability was their fast answers to my questions. They are also willing to listen to your ideas for future updates of the program. In my eyes a good program like this one, that you are going to be using a lot, is a partnership between the user and the developer. And for that reason Ginger Labs has my loyalty.
d0cch's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/2/18 12:53 AM
I abs loved notability and it’s a great app for note taking/viewing. However with the recent update, notability started to crash more often and for some reason importing document from google drive always seems to fail.
cooooooolcaaaaaaat's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/19/18 5:47 PM
On iPhone X, when reading notes horizontally it blues out the top and the bottom. Also, I would like to embed and watch videos in notes.
jacob trujillo_'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/19/18 4:39 AM
Love the app, absolutely great. I use it everyday. Would love the option of being able to make the paper into a bullet paper. Also possibly the ability to hide of the top blue bar that's taking up a portion of the screen.
blackpilotlds's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/19/18 2:25 AM
Guys thank you so much! Now I can improve my learning experience at school along with my personal studies. Dreams come true. Thanks again.
Dancer5269's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/19/18 1:17 AM
I am a current college student and this app has made me so much more successful at studying, but I think the access to more colors would be the icing on the cake!
Skippy-TT's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/18/18 8:02 PM
I love this app and use it daily. I wish there was a way for my backups to Dropbox to retain the structure with dividers and subjects, rather than simply the subjects only creating folders. If the dividers created folders as well with the subjects as sub-folders for Dropbox sync then this would be perfect. Thanks Notability Team. You rock!
John Clayton - NY's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/18/18 2:45 PM
I used this app during my law classes and it is unbeatable. Besides of the notes, the ability to record audio and have it synchronized with the notes for future reference is extremely helpful. Special kudos for the audio settings and equalizer that allows you to improve the listening of the audio recordings even when the audio conditions are not proper.
cooooooolcaaaaaaat's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/17/18 4:39 AM
On iPhone X, when reading notes horizontally it blues out the top and the bottom.
서인지's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/16/18 8:32 AM
Everything is great but the unreliability in being able to download certain files is extremely disappointing.
BellaSalva's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/16/18 7:54 PM
This was by far THE MOST USEFUL document app I have ever used, including while I ran my own home based business, homeschooled my special needs son, and managed his healthcare. I have had iPhone’s (earlier models to the X),iPad’s and several Androids. I used Notability for several years and created dozens of files. Throughout this time period, on all devices I had, I experienced vast array of software problems such as repeated crashes, frozen screens, lost touchscreen capability, non-responsive keyboard (either manual or touchscreen), non-Notability files vanished, contacts vanished, and a host of other critical errors occurred. l lost many vital documents during this time until finally one technician heard the trail of issues spanning so many devices, and suggested I do a factory reset on my then-current phone. I gradually reinstalled apps one at a time over several weeks until I noticed problems. That is how I discovered Notability to be the culprit. Once I stopped using it, I have never had those problems again. It has been several years now.
hthomas950's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/16/18 7:24 PM
I purchased three or four other note taking apps and tried them all. I purchased a Notability last and it pretty much wrapped all the good features from the others up into one place and added additional things. A great all-around app. Trying to figure out if i can make it work with my bullet journal?
v-109's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/16/18 1:17 PM
If you go offline it won’t open the file until it downloads from iCloud. So if you’re planning to make changes with no Wi-Fi you’re toast. It the only mayor issue with this app backups to Dropbox are solid but sync to iCloud is a pain.
aleks mcclary's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/15/18 9:14 PM
I’ve recently purchased the iPad Pro and spent a lot of money on trying to discover note taking apps alone that come close to the paper like experience I’ve come to realize that none of these will ever be like paper but if there was an app that could at least give me a paper like look I’d be happy and notability has done just that it’s made my handwriting legible and it’s very intuitive with the pencil . The price for this app however is quite steep considering there’s also in app purchases and that’s why I’ve given it 3 stars cause if I’m spending ten dollars I better have access to all the templates. It’s an app not a complicated computer program
savannahattorney's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/15/18 9:00 PM
I use this app daily in my practice to take notes and annotate pdf files. I’ve had one issue in almost 8 years of use. I submitted that issue and it was fixed by the developer in less than 24 hours. Great customer service!
eeeeeeervtfvvgygyguhum7uk's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/15/18 2:50 PM
Notability is a good app yet when ever I try to write something it’s a bunch dots rather than a smooth line.
User74's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/14/18 6:53 PM
Note taking to a crazy new level. Search handwritten text. Record while taking notes and replay note writing with recording in just awesome. I would write more but I’d rather be taking notes!!
Wmsbball22's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/14/18 3:38 PM
I am relatively new to Notability but so far I love this note taking app! It allows me to take notes while in lecture without lugging around big bulky binders and notebooks! I do, however, have one item on my “wish list” for this application, and that is to have the ability to insert shapes. Being an engineering student, I frequently am expected to draw out diagrams of certain situations. Also, being an engineering student, I fit the stereotype of being a horrendous artist, so being able to insert shapes to help with that would make a big difference! That is the only thing keeping me from giving this app a five star rating.
PatrickTran0316's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/14/18 3:05 AM
I love the app already. Everything is organized and ready to go when I start school at the end of the month. But I think the app needs some improvements. For example, under subjects, I believe there should be an option to have subject sections to help organize section topics within subject tabs.
Mikefern's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/14/18 1:09 AM
You can’t save as jpg
SoccerPlayer:)'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/14/18 1:04 AM
Please fix so I can change the destination for auto backup. It won’t let me.
B3mboo's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/14/18 11:47 PM
Can’t use it enough. Please give us more paper template, a lot lot more, especially for calligraphy
PatrickTran0316's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/13/18 5:23 AM
I love the app already. Everything is organized and ready to go when I start school at the end of the month. But I think app needs some improvements. Under subjects, I believe the app should have subject sections to help organize section topics within subject tabs.
mgibbon2's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/12/18 2:58 PM
This app is good unless you want to use photos, handwriting and text all together in one document. Currently my handwriting is the top layer, then is a full page photo and hidden underneath is all the information I had in text boxes. This is incredibly frustrating! I wish I had the power and ability to tell the program which element I wanted layered in which order. Please consider this suggestion!!!!! I’d add back the two stars I took away from this review.
davishal's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/11/18 9:55 PM
This app needs a makeover if it wants to stay competitive with other applications. Adding handwriting recognition and split-screen were moves forward, but people continue to flock to applications that allow the user more formatting flexibility. Notability, please allow people to easily import and utilize custom templates. Being able to import and then to copy and paste individual pages as a “template” doesn’t cut it anymore. Even just expanding your current range of pages to include more options (dot grid, etc) would be an improvement. Additionally, offering different ways to view your notes would be great (ex. Grid view vs. list view) and would give hardcore users an easier way to find their notes when each subject has >50 notes. Until Notability stops resting on its laurels and starts to listen to its user base, I fear users will continue to flock to other, more forward-thinking apps that continue to evolve.
Missylovesapple's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/11/18 1:48 PM
Every time I try to import a PDF the app crashes.
DoublyDoodads's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/10/18 6:59 AM
Excellent app would be almost perfect with better note organization... the lack of a way to organize your notes into virtual notebooks is a real shame, please consider adding new functionality for organizing and navigating through large numbers of notes. Think of how it is done traditionally with physical notebooks and implement a way of having different notebooks for different subjects, with the ability to drill down into a notebook and view sections from either an index or index tabs. There is limitless potential, a more conventional look that better emulates the real thing will help with immersion and add some features you might not have otherwise thought of in the process. Keep up the fantastic work!
No_gluten's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/10/18 11:24 AM
I am sales, inside and outside, I use this app all day long to take notes when discussing CNC machinery with clients. Most times I hand write my notes within the app, which makes things so easy to find when I need to reflect or remember a note I have written. I convert some notes to text to insert into my employers work CRM, Act! through Parallels on my MacBook, which saves me time. I think hand writing the note tends to help me recall the conversation better than just typing the note. I also keep notes for books I have read, journal, food diary, home improvements, and just about any other note I take. Keep up the improvements would love to see Text Expander access, through the Smart Keyboard like Ulysses has on the iPad Pro in iOS 12. BTW Just say no to paper!!
AlfX0's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/1/18 7:03 PM
The app is great but it needs more photo editing features such as rotating
RayParkAOMG's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/1/18 6:51 PM
Love the infinite scroll but could you please make the page break a little more bold. Really hard to tell where a page starts or ends
Mistafun21's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/1/18 5:17 PM
Love the app! But I would love it if notability could allow shared notes among other users, similar to a google doc where multiple users can write/edit the same pdf in class in real time. Would definitely help with taking notes when in the same class!
Tiu update's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/1/18 3:10 AM
I use this for medical school to take notes, and for the most part it is useful and helpful to write on the presentations and PDFs but there definitely needs to be some improvements to make it more user-friendly. The application needs to improve how subjects and categories are organized and accessible. It’s tedious to try and find an old note in a subject group, who wants to scroll through all 200 lectures on a sidebar? There needs to be a better filing system. There should be a way to have more than one note open at a time and an easier way to switch between them. There also more options for the pencil types and colors, highlighters, better integration of images and ways to keep them anchored in place. Also, a better search feature for PDFs of textbooks. Notability is falling behind compared to some other note taking apps available and overall needs to make more of an effort to allow users more abilities to customize their notes and even the application.
Claudia2092's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 8/1/18 11:26 PM
I loves this app! I spend most of the day using it because of my studies. It truly is wonderful but It would be even better if there was an option to make tables, flowcharts, and add on shapes (triangle, rectangle etc) I really hate having to go back and forth with other apps that do allow the making of tables. Please add the feature if possible in the next update !! Thanks!!
SlavedHeart's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/9/18 5:37 PM
As an adult returning to school to pursue an engineering degree, I needed a note taking app that was both easy to use, and flexible enough to handle a variety of note taking styles (handwriting, voice, typed...) while not locking me out of using paper or handouts when the class required. Now going on what I think is over 4 years, Notability started strong on a screen full of similar apps, and evolved into my daily driver after I deleted all its competitors. From Calc to 3D Design, and even the occasional elective, it’s handled all of them without breaking a sweat. I could go on and on about its updates, additions and changes, but the fact that it kept up with every class, personal project, and homework paper should be endorsement enough. As a side note, I even used this app when I did every part of my home purchase strictly on my iPad, start to finish (except closing of course). Get it, learn it, and never regret it...
bam94bam's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/9/18 5:12 PM
Great for school and personal journal but it’s shape addition process need to be easier and more efficient. The color of shapes needs to be optional too. The ability to add video would be nice as well.
hexnelUeveuz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/8/18 8:09 PM
For the most part it works ok. But at some point it wouldn’t let me open up a lot of my documents. I had to “refresh” iCloud and try to download previous versions of my notes and I still couldn’t get my notes back. REALLY messed me up during finals. Now when I download PowerPoints they show up blank on the preview bar on the left instead of showing the first slide. Also, it doesn’t always work when I click to type.
WASeattle's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/8/18 7:37 AM
Notability has problems syncing across devices with iCloud. Please fix! Also, the iPhone app crashes so frequently that it feels more like a beta version.
MARCFULGENCIO's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/8/18 6:26 PM
This app is wonderful. I love that I can share my notes to my OneDrive. Do I need to purchase this again for my MacBook? If so then that would be a hit on the program. I am going to leave this at 4 stars until I find out if I need to purchase this again or if there is a way to download the MacBook version for free, because I purchased the iPad Version.
chae_young's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/8/18 4:11 AM
지우개 기능을 한가지로 하지말고 조금씩 세밀하게 지울수있는 기능이 있으면 좋겠어요.
httpkxtes's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/8/18 1:26 AM
I love this app! But it needs different eraser settings, at least to where it won't remove the whole stroke but just a targeted area. And more color customization is needed too, maybe a color wheel or the ability to put in hex codes.
Yeaawight's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/8/18 10:22 AM
I don’t usually write reviews but this app is wonderful. I am a high school teacher and it has been invaluable to me. Not only do I lesson plan on it but I us it while I’m teaching. Compatible with so many media formats!
Coachdoom's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/7/18 8:45 PM
Notability advertises it can “share” notes via Dropbox. I think that verb was selected by their legal department to be strictly correct when they make it sound like Notability works with Dropbox when in fact it doesn’t really. Files can by imported from Dropbox and can save back to Dropbox. Notability does NOT update itself from what’s saved to Dropbox. If you change a file on Dropbox you have to manually import it, which is a version control nightmare. This is the case even if you work from Notability on another device. I wasted $9.99 on Notability for MacOS thinking it would perform two-way sync. I should have asked. It does not fully sync. I think Apple is great, except for iCloud. It’s unreliable, even with Apple applications. I’m not using it. Notability support says they have no plan to implement two-way Dropbox sync so if you’re looking for your WriteRoom or PlainText replacement this ain’t it.
Neuellis's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/7/18 4:26 PM
When I turned on iCloud syncing, the app crashed. Now half of my notes are gone... very glitchy feature. Do NOT turn on iCloud syncing unless you’ve made a backup first. Ridiculous.
SmoothMuffin's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/7/18 4:25 AM
An amazing notes app for iPad, just wish it had a more intuitive undo mechanism in addition to the undo button. Like two finger tap to undo, that’d be perfect.
Raylen's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/7/18 1:28 AM
The major features that separate this from OneNote is page demarcation for better printing and a zoom writer. And currently it is very difficult to tell when pages end and the zoom is mostly meh. Otherwise OneNote does everything this does and does it free. Features to improve: If you’re going to build this so notes are properly page separated like a normal notebook, then make the page separation more obvious. Add different pen textures or types like pencil. OneNote at least functions as a sketch pad too. Make it so separate pages can have different templates. One page normal ruled, the next with graph paper, next as plain and all as I see fit. Fix the eraser so I can trim lines, just a full stroke eraser.
Dootsrednusim's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/7/18 12:29 PM
This is easily the best note writing app on the market, however, it is no longer useable since the most recent update. It will crash every 30 seconds.
Kenujen's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/7/18 10:56 AM
Great app for note taking, easily the top 2 with OneNote. This product is simple, smooth, and responsive. Writing experience is amazing, second to none. For this to be the #1, here’s how, adopt what is useful and discard what is useless: 1. Adopt OneNote style of organization, use taps to separate sections. 2. Syncing is a huge pain! Again, adopt OneNote styles and functions. Do not restrict to iCloud - this is the worst cloud service on the market. Use any other non-Apple would be fine. But this looks like an Apple sponsored product so never mind that. 3. Need a non-Apple desktop version. This would make life so much easier for academic settings. 4. Color palette can be improved by using a dial selector for colors and sizes. Current version is average. 5. Adopt what is useful, discard what is useless, refine what is wanted... will suggest that next time. Thanks for a great product! Don’t let it die like many good products.
Ava Write's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/7/18 10:05 PM
This app is so helpful. I know, I know its 10 dollars but in my perspective it is totally worth it. Before I purchased this app I went on YouTube and did some research first and that was even more helpful. It is definitely much much better than notes. I’ve only been having this app for about 2 months but I haven’t wrote on paper since I got it. The school I’m going to iPads are mandatory so the app is a big big help. I know that a lot of people wrote some good and bad reviews but I honestly don’t think that there is anything I don’t like about the app.
WASeattle's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/6/18 11:34 PM
Notability has problems syncing across devices with iCloud. Please fix!
Aleks47rus's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/5/18 7:52 PM
The best app I ever bought.
monicapoo's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/31/18 9:28 PM
Really loving the new features introduced in the new update! The note switcher feature is so helpful and I love that you don't have to exit out of your current note to view recent notes. I also am really digging the side by side mode, which I just tried it out to try, but love it! Convert to text feature is also something that I thought I wouldn't need but tried it out on some ugly hand writing, Ahhhhh!!! It's so great. This note taking app has so many features and I've thoroughly enjoyed using it for taking class notes, annotating PDFs, prepping for and taking notes for interviews, and all the things. I can't wait to see what else Ginger Labs comes up with. <3
000111route's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/31/18 4:17 AM
Everything is great with this app, i’ve also used “goodnotes” and “PDF expert” but the user interface, apple pencil integration and response, my hand writing and almost everything else is better with this app, BUT there are some minor issues that i still have to use pdf expert on the side and also irritates me every time I’m using Notability: - please fix the highlighting!!!! Every time I highlight a text instead of making it more visible it gives it a blurry texture, i have to first highlight an empty space then write on it!! It’s ridiculous really! - I’ll be really great full if the Text writing would support languages which starts from right-to-left like Persian - when you type a text on a lined paper, it inserts the text with its own background paper which is annoying it makes it feel ugly really i believe it would be really better to type a text on the paper i’m already writing on, not its own paper!! - the same applies to inserting figures! Seriously!! For a tiny circle it gives it a HUGE BLANK WHITE BACKGROUND!!! So annoying. How about a circle without its own background! - the cut tool is perfect, but when I cut for example a circle area, when pasting it, it makes it square! It’s not the same in goodnotes which is perfect to freely cut and paste an area you like - I’d appreciate more color range and pencil thickness alsoo Thank you in overall but PLEASE PLEASE fix these issues so i could only rely on this app!! I hope you read this text!!
larryt1026's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/31/18 2:41 AM
Imports of documents (word docs mostly) with images sometimes fails to import said image or table. For someone relying on consistency, it becomes inefficient and annoying to have to cross reference the docs I imported to original source.
bingobucketster's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/31/18 2:21 PM
I recommend this to everyone. This latest update brought most of the features I still wanted with the handwriting recognition and multi-note workspace. The recording feature is the reason I can’t use any other app/method. My one request for the developers is shape recognition, and some easy way to add arrowheads to my lines. But great work!
fjpoblam's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/31/18 11:22 PM
I have moved the contents of my Notes app to Notesbility. Full commit. (A tedious copy/paste.) Pros (n.b., some as compared to base Notes app) - easy handling of PDFs (and images and web pages) - easy password-locking of folders (even if they contain PDFs and images) - fonts and backgrounds - discrete titles (*not* just first line of content) - better drawing tools - better embedding of text-boxes, images, sketches - *FIXED AT LAST!* text-to-speech reflects the voice from Settings, Accessibility… Cons: - slow to load! - awkward font-size compatibility between different devices (e.g., iPhone, iPad, MBP) - can’t password-protect a *single* note (must password-protect at “folder” level)
nnadboralski's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/30/18 7:56 PM
I love the app, it allows me to take notes MOSTLY the way I want too. The two most significant annoyances is not being able to move, or type anywhere on the screen. If I type it, I have to use spaces to align it underneath text or images I’ve drawn. I can’t type it, switch to something else, grab the text and move it where I want too. The second is that when typing, it wants to capitalize the first character no matter what I do. I’m an adult and quite capable of capitalizing the things I want capitalized. Since a lot of my typed notes are those of programming commands where case is sensitive, it’s really annoying to have to type the first letter twice, arrow over, delete the first letter, and then carry on just to convince it that I know what I’m doing.
She_nice's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/30/18 6:14 AM
I really like this app. However, the process of adding shapes, figures or pictures is a head ache. I wish i could draw an image in the same part that I’m writing. I also wish that when i use the cut tool that it would also cute the images, shapes, or figures that i select so that they move with the text. I wish that, like Goodnotes, that the handwriting was a bit smoother and reacts to pressure a lot better. If they fix that it would be 5 star for me. I would also like if there was a much wider selection of colors to use
Frank alm's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/3/18 7:46 AM
This is the best note taking app hands down. I have been completely obsessed with handwriting since I got my iPad pro. The Apple pencil is worth every penny. Don't bother with the rest, download the best.
Atmussfer's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/3/18 5:08 AM
I love this app and have used it for three consecutive semesters on the highest-end iPad pro 12.9in. Sadly the app constantly crashes and greatly disturbs my work flow. The problems seem to be app specific and not due to the hardware (no other intensively used app does this for me). If I'm not the only one with this problem I really hope there's an update addressing this. I really don't want to switch apps, but I may have to :(
QueenJaneApprox's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/3/18 1:41 AM
Love the app! In conjunction with the 12.9 iPad and pen, it’s really beautiful. People are always asking about it. I should say that I had the app before buying the iPad Pro and pen, and I didn’t use it. Handwriting notes wasn’t very fun. Now I use Notability all the time. SUGGESTION: I’d like to have the option of scrolling through a document like a book, scrolling left/right, rather than up/down. PLEASE!!
..Ken..'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/3/18 1:20 PM
This is by far the best note taking app I’ve tried out. I was hesitant to give it 5 stars as there is always room for improvement, but Notability has earned it.
Batool.Alkhardawi's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/29/18 9:54 PM
Notability is one of the most helpful productive apps, but they can do better: 1- Adding figures is kind of annoying process and it’s not as good as it could be, use GoodNotes 4 for example and see the difference. 2- I wish if i can have more pen colors and types. 3- I wish i could add more templates, for adding my planner for example. 4- i wish i could customize the way i organize my notes. 5- If the picture has no background, why do you add a white background to it? + why do i have to lose some space of the paper lines when i add a picture? These cons can be annoying sometimes but the pros can’t be found in any other app thats why this app is my favorite.
Stratham603's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/29/18 7:57 PM
I used this app all through medical school and it was great, but it glitched once (mid way through school) and I lost all my files and had to re download them which took weeks-months and obviously all the annotations I had made were lost. Its now doing it again (3yrs later). I cannot access my files from school anymore because I graduated and now all my files stored on notability are all gone (again). I am now forced to find another app because notabilty destroyed VERY, VERY important files 😡
faith4vincera's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/29/18 2:39 AM
Hi Notability Team! This is definitely my preferred app for note-taking! I love the UI. Just a few suggestions - A) please allow for rotation of inserted images B) please allow to link related notes so that we can flip from one file to another with backing out and reopening. This would be especially helpful when notes are ordered chronologically by Last Edited Date, instead of Date Created. C) please allow for adjustment of page margins and increase white space between pages. When using the grid paper, it’s difficult to distinguish between the grid lines and the page break marker. D) Please add Stickies to the root menu, like up next to the pens, etc., or allow them to be multi-select. I have a project where I have to add a ton of Stickies, and having to go through several layers of Stickies and select one-by-one was painful. Also, I love the last size and shape of Sticky is maintained in the next selection, but could you do the same for color too. It was also painful to have to change 50 sticky note colors one-by-one. (Color coded notecards for a memorization “game”) - works amazingly except for the time it took to create them! E) Allow for the cursor to be placed manually on the page. When selecting the text option, the cursor automatically appears on the left margin (in the margin actually), and without a keyboard to Tab over, it cannot be moved. Thank you!
She_nice's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/28/18 7:03 PM
I really like this app. However, the process of adding shapes, figures or pictures is a head ache. I wish i could draw an image in the same part that I’m writing. I also wish that when i use the cut tool that it would also cute the images, shapes, or figures that i select so that they move with the text. I wish that, like Goodnotes, that the handwriting was a bit smoother and reacts to pressure a lot better. If they fix that it would be 5 star for me
TC of PVZ's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/28/18 4:54 AM
I’m a student at MIT and I use this app to take notes for all my classes. I like it a lot but there are some small things that would make the app much much better in my opinion: - It would be really great if we could have more options for the line width of the paper — the most narrow option is way too narrow and the next option up is way too wide. I have to zoom in a decent amount to write for my handwriting to fit within the lines of this narrowest option. However, once I zoom out the writing is way too small, such that if I try to read the notes on my computer or if I try to print out notes then things are a bit annoying. - It would also be great if we could have more options for the pen width — maybe a gradient that we could slide along? - I take a lot of technical classes where I have to draw diagrams in my notes, but drawing figures is absurdly difficult on here (so much so that I often just draw the figure on paper and integrate the figure into my notes later). I don’t really understand why the drawing figures feature requires you to open a separate image / page and draw on there as opposed to drawing directly on the document. Thanks!!
MurderNote's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/27/18 4:59 PM
The app is great however, you have to pay $20 if you want it on you iOS and OS. Had I known this, I would have never paid $10 for the iPad version. What’s the point if you can’t use your MacBook also? The iPad, or even iPhone, isn’t appropriate for all situations. Some professors won’t allow one or the other.
munoar's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/26/18 5:49 AM
I’m in college and have used this and OneNote. Notability is significantly better. It’s worth the ten dollars. You can view notes side by side, zoom in much closer than Notability. It has a better search feature and functions much faster than OneNote (I use an iPad). You can use your google drive to upload your notes so you can see them on your laptop as well. Best notetaking app out there!!
ipodlstnr's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/26/18 2:45 PM
Using this app for my second year of medical school, I am still learning how this app works. There are some glitches on this app as far as inconsistent recognition and sometimes blurry look. I love the organization of subjects and notes. I wish there was a favorites/save option for the pens and highlighters (colors and thickness) so switching back and forth can be easier. Also, posting images between pages should be a future setting option instead of jumping onto the next page below the division lines (for those that only use paperless note, not planning to print them). Finally to add a insert table option (number of rows and columns) would be extra helpful.
ebuhe's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/25/18 11:45 PM
This is a good app but has terrible organization. I need to be able to make folders go into each other. I need way more options than what it offered.
Son of Eve's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/25/18 10:22 PM
I've been using notability since like 2012 or 2013 but never bothered to review till today. This new version with handwriting to text and multi notes just brought notability over to a whole new league. I'm so excited. Alhamdulilah
Tfaurie's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/24/18 7:36 AM
This is an all around proper application for note taking. Took me less than a couple of days to fully get used to how everything works. The only suggestion i have is that they bring in a shape design. I’m thinking something along the line of mathematics/statistics, charts and plots etc to simple geometry. Other than that its perfect!
Steviie P's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/24/18 4:45 AM
I love how much I can finally be more ORGANIZED. Notability has defiantly created so much value in my life and in my BUSINESS. Thank you thank you THANKYOU… If you have dyslexia this app is Amazing and a must have.. changes the Learning experience entirely… You can take notes record and when you press on the writing it take you to that part of the presentation/lecture... Amazing app... Would be nice for me to have a 15 sec forward button for Audio recording. As well, thank you...again such an Amazing app... I have improved my learning cognitive function. 6 Stars!!!
E-review-E's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/24/18 3:03 AM
I would like to preface this by saying I'm a tradesman and use this app for taking notes for tests that mainly require specific labor knowledge that allows me to earn qualifications on a national level. That being said, I really appreciate the fact that I can use the Apple pencil to take notes and then the versatility of the app allows me to categorize, draw and convert hand writing to text. Studies show that when you hand write information there is better retention than if you type it. Here we can have the best of both worlds, especially if you're like me and have handwriting more akin to a doctor. The one thing I do wish could be a little easier is the shapes. I use this app to make data tables and real basic ones at that (think excel spreadsheets). My frustration mainly stems from the fact that I can't simply do that all on one interface and that I can't find tools that do it for me. I like a very orderly and even note style and my tables are usually pretty crooked at best. Maybe even if they just add a library of tables that you can edit in terms of sizes or number of cells on the "+" button. That would be super helpful! Anyways other than that one gripe, it's a great app and I like the fact that I can use the cloud to sync notes on all my devices. Hoping that these notes are gonna make a difference in my study habits and achievements!
عز سيدني's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/24/18 11:51 PM
Unable to search per contents using phones version! Which is disappointing for this amount of money.
MAEstudent's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/23/18 8:23 PM
I’ve not used any other note taking app, but I’m not looking. Notability gets it all done with some nice features to boot. Only thing that irritates me is not being able to paste an image between pages, as in an image I’m trying to paste will auto snap to match its border with the border of the division between pages. I often take pictures of problems I have to work, and it’s annoying having to go to a whole new page because the image can’t just sit between 2 pages. Other than this, though, it’s great. Used it for the past 3 years as a mechanical/aerospace engineering student and it’s super easy to go back and refer to past coursework for a quick review.
Rocket8675309's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/23/18 4:47 PM
I just bought an iPad for college and downloaded this app. It’s great how you can automatically have the app backup your notes directly to Google Drive. The only reason i gave it 4 stars is because you can only organize the notes into one folder. I like having several sub folders to keep everything nice and neat. If this was fixed in an update, that would be awesome. All in all, this is a very powerful app!
Lidia Monroe's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/23/18 12:32 PM
Can't recommend this because has too many issues. Imports PDF's incorrectly and the pages don't look the right size (text much smaller with too much margin). Buggy on regular basis where lines are not erased and remain, having to restart the app. Unreliable line strokes occasionally while writing.
Reviewer2254's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/22/18 3:10 PM
I used to use this all the time, in fact, probably more than any other app, but not anymore. Every time I open, it has to reload all my notes. Very annoying.
Drmansoori's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/22/18 12:05 PM
I live with for years
GameHEADtime's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/20/18 5:56 AM
App is well designed hope we get new features in iOS 12. And I know the apps a little spyish looking at are notes which I’m highly not a fan of go take other people’s ideas else where that’s not what I paid for use it to improve app only thank you very much.
klisaanne's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/20/18 5:42 AM
Generally really good, but sometimes I want to draw a plain circle or square (for a flowchart for example) using a shape recognition feature, such as that in GoodNotes. It’s really annoying and cumbersome to have to click the + option and then search for the shape you want and crop the figure before adding it back to the notes page. Also I can’t have subjects with the same name, even if they are under different dividers. This means for school I can’t have 2 dividers for different courses with subsections by the same name. For example, if I want to organize my chemistry course into subsections, like “tests”, “lectures”, “homework”, etc. I can’t create another divider for a different course with those same subsections. Finally, there is no support for windows, only macs.
Billem17's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/20/18 12:45 AM
If you don’t use iCloud (my company disabled it), this app doesn’t sync notes across devices. It’s also ridiculous that you have to buy for your iPhone and pay again for your Mac.
rockrockrocccckk's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/2/18 12:56 PM
Very useful. Love the new features in version 8
iAndy723's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/19/18 9:39 AM
Absolutely love this app when doing anything within the app, except we need to be able to search a note on iPhone. The option is there on the iPad but currently not for the phone. Also please work on the stability of navigating larger notes. Finally and the biggest issue of all is attempting to transfer ANYTHING to this app from another source. I've received errors only to open the app and find 5 messes up versions of whatever it was I was trying to send. The stability of this app is just not worth the price tag.
SuPeRsTaR 00's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/19/18 1:44 AM
Should be able to add multiple photos and allow files to be added to a note!!!!
Goodtigger00's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/19/18 11:02 PM
I have had Notability for 4 years, before the iPad Pro. I upgraded to an iPad Pro a couple years ago, and It is by far my most used app now; with an iPad pro and Apple Pencil, Notability is the best note book on the planet. My penmanship/handwriting is not great, but it 100% legible in Notability with the Apple Pencil. I used to carry multiple notebooks to meetings and managing what meeting was recorded in what book was always a hassle. Now everything is in my iPad. Notability has regularly the application and recent updates to handwriting recognition in search are amazing. I used the LiveScribe pen/paper system years ago, and it had nice features and great handwriting search, but Notability is getting close to matching those and keeps everything paperless.
Hosseinro's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/18/18 7:05 AM
Thank you from your good app. Photos that are copied can not be moved on the screen or edited. Please fix this problem
MeysamKiani's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/16/18 6:15 AM
Version 8.1 crashes made all my annotations be deleted and now my biology book is white clear! EVERYTHING is gone so as my exam grade. :-(
JazzismyFUNK's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/16/18 12:08 PM
Ok! Let’s begin why... 1. huge troubles with pasting images, so they don’t disappear or do weird things, do Whatever they want but not do what I Ask them to do. 2. Another things is those markers...come on guys! Couple of layers and the text becomes dull and impossible to read. 3. Why pasting a text is such a big issue? This enormous box follows a tiny text, and if you have a paper grid, you’re screwed -it will ruin the grid and create this “out of picture” thing. Very disappointed with this app, especially after reading so many recommendations. Doesn’t worth the money at all.
MeysamKiani's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/16/18 11:39 PM
greatest app ever
cggmz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/15/18 6:56 PM
I rely on the app so much that I don’t even take a single notebook to school. However, it can use improvement, please fix the highlighter and the paper glitches.
echristo14's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/15/18 6:05 AM
This app is so great but I have a small request: Is it possible to have a paper option that is light grey and has white lines (this is similar to a notebook called whitelines); also can there be an option to change the line color to grey, blue, red, or white?
Reena Bajodah's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/14/18 5:55 AM
why is notability not keeping my notes up to date between my devices? It suddenly stopped. I’ve been trying for so long. This is disappointing
@nick@name's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/13/18 5:48 PM
Absolutely amazing app, the only thing missing from it would be Shape Recognition and a way to add “layers” and change their opacity.
AntoMtz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/13/18 4:35 PM
Would be great if you could add a toggle on/off for snap to shape feature and ruler to help draw straight lines and shapes. Comes in very handy. Another idea would be type to text for people with really bad hand writing.
why is this like dis's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/13/18 1:56 PM
I’ve been relying on this app for years now, and I’d say it’s that one app that worked well for me and my needs. My suggestion would be a document scanner / whiteboard option to the camera similar to Notebloc’s for ease in inserting notes.
WASeattle's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/12/18 6:54 AM
The iCloud sync to an iPhone has so many problems that this deserves less than one star.
WyattK6's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/12/18 4:45 AM
This is a fantastic app, but I really could use the ability to draw shapes and straight lines in the actual note without having to import it as an image after drawing it. The straight lines simply take up too much time waiting for the press and hold when I have to draw up diagrams for engineering classes. There’s a few other things I’d recommend, but I’ll hold off on those now since they don’t bother me as much. Overall, this is a great note taking app for college engineering.
ktjusa's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/12/18 2:23 PM
How do I get my money back? Just wanted an app for taking notes that could later be accessed and converted but most of what I write just disappears. I don’t have time to continually re-write words, partial words, etc. please let me know how to get refunded my $10.
Stupid crune's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/12/18 10:21 PM
This is the only app my Apple Pencil struggles with. Since the latest update the accuracy on drawing lines has been messing up. When I draw a line and hold it to make it straight, the line jumps up 1 inch higher than where I drew it. This has never happened before, and messes up my note taking. The only way to get the line where I want it is to zoom in as far as possible before drawing the line. Obviously that takes up valuable time when I am in class. I wish there was a way to revert to the previous version.
Annon00's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/11/18 7:39 PM
There should like an archive folder so when you are done with a semester you can summit the notes and save them and start fresh with new notes
Stupid crune's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/11/18 6:58 PM
Since the latest update the accuracy on drawing lines has been messing up. When I draw a line and hold it to make it straight, the line jumps up 1 inch higher than where I drew it. This has never happened before, and messes up my note taking. The only way to get the line where I want it is to zoom in as far as possible before drawing the line. Obviously that takes up valuable time when I am in class. I wish there was a way to revert to the previous version.
njerisaidhi's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/11/18 11:17 PM
I’ve been using this app since 2012 for class notes, but this last update makes it difficult to use. I can sit down for 3 hours of lecture and have the app crash 6 times on average. Every time it crashes and i reopen the app, every note has to be redownloaded from the cloud. I can sit for up to 10 minutes waiting for the note i was working on to finally download so i can keep taking notes, and by then the professor has probably moved on to another topic in the lecture. If this isn’t fixed soon, I’ll find another note-taking app. All these updates like handwriting to text are nice, but pointless if i can’t even finish writing my notes before the app calls it quits. **update 7-11-18** I emailed Ginger Labs and they were very prompt to respond with questions about the problems I’ve been experiencing and things for me try. Now I can take notes on my iPad uninterrupted and I’m no longer losing notes. 2 star rating to 5.
mildliners's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 7/10/18 10:43 PM
This app crashes a lot. Other than that, it’s perfect for school.
Indyandie's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/9/18 5:18 PM
Great app it works like a charm except for one thing. The zoom resets whenever I switch between apps.
Twilight Daze's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/9/18 3:38 PM
I absolutely love this app. I’ve used it for around two years and wow. I still love it. I’ve used it for school, and for my personal drawings. It’s worth spendings the money I promise. The only thing I have to suggest is maybe a blending tool? That way, you wouldn’t have such random lines like with the highlighter tool if coloring. But otherwise that’s it!
meerkat 37.5's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/9/18 2:14 AM
Notability is One of those programs that one can buy and once paid for leaves the buyer Wondering what he just paid for. Apparently they assume that I have had a program like this before, and so, have no need whatsoever to instruct or even give me a hint on how to use it. So here it is, I now have their useless program and they have my 10 bucks. This company reminds me of one of those scam phone calls. Apparently, they are better than those type of people because they actually got 10 bucks out of me for nothing.
smperry3's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/9/18 12:43 AM
After this last update, I will never use another note taking app again. Side-by-side note view, search handwriting... most of the features notability lacked but could be found in other note taking apps have been added. Keep up the good work! And don’t stop the updates! This last one was amazing!
wild turtle 12321's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/9/18 10:14 PM
Plz fix the hightlight... it is too bad to use
DoubleOrKnot's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/8/18 8:31 PM
I like the new features of 8.0, but the app has become frustratingly slow ...
B is Boss's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/8/18 3:56 PM
Really like this app, has a lot of functionality. Multiple cloud storage integrations is really nice. Some pretty simple features to add that would greatly benefit myself include a bolder, more prominent line to separate pages, because I like to make sure my notes can be printed very neatly which requires me to know where pages begin and end. Also, a continuously variable ink line size, because the discrete sizes are not perfect for my taste. Similarly variable space between lines on the lined paper, for similar reasons. Nested folders would be a plus as well. With these features I would definitely give a 5. Thank you for your hard work, awesome app!
HAKUNA 56's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/8/18 3:34 AM
I love the app. I have been using it for couple months and it has worked great so far. I only wish that it comes with an integrated floating calculator as a tool, scientific one if possible.
B is Boss's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/8/18 3:26 AM
Really like this app, has a lot of functionality. Multiple cloud storage integrations is really nice. Some pretty simple features to add that would greatly benefit myself include a bolder, more prominent line to separate pages, because I like to make sure my notes can be printed very neatly which requires me to know where pages begin and end. Also, a continuously variable line size, because the discrete sizes are not perfect for my taste. Similarly variable space between lines on the lined paper, for similar reasons. Nested folders would be a plus as well. With these features I would definitely give a 5. Thank you for your hard work, awesome app!
BananaJr2000's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/7/18 5:37 PM
I downloaded GoodNotes 4, Nebo and Notability as well as using the built in Notes app. This app has it all. You can mix typing, writing with the pen, sticky notes, graphics, web pages etc all on the same page. The app syncs your iPad notes to other devices and platforms even if they don’t support the Apple Pen. This new version adds searching as well as converting your handwritten text to type. The formatting allows checklists, bullets, indenting and fast font formatting using favorites. The side by side note feature on the iPad lets me take notes on one page along with a check list of to do’s on another page so I can keep everything updated on one screen. Version 8 is a true work horse of a notes taking app that I use every day now.
Grocerator's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/7/18 2:38 PM
I love Notability on the iPad and have used it for years, but with this latest update the app doesn’t stay open for more than 15 seconds before crashing. Also, the new swiping features were kind of annoying when I was trying to write on the sides of the screen. I love Notability so much and want to keep using it and that’s why I’m giving 3 stars, to get some attention on this issue. Please fix the crashing 😊
Rm -f intern_who_pushed_this's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/7/18 2:15 AM
I’ve been a happy user of the app for a long time however a new update has forced me to write a review requesting dev’ feedback. When deleting an audio recording, selecting the 20minute segment and pressing the delete button used to simply delete the recording and maintain the same open pane. Now, pressing delete closes the pane and resets back to the normal view. Any dev, try it out right now. It’s infuriating to have to delete more than 1 recordings. Please hotfix this in the next update, it should not impossible to do. I would bet if you asked other users about their experience with this, they would concur with mine. Once this is resolved, I will update my review to 5 stars.
Millsy10's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/7/18 11:16 PM
I love the app, and at first I thought it was perfect. I annotate notes in a pdf file and since the pdf file is 1000 pages it is a larger file and the app has a ton of issues! It will type EXTREMELY slow to the point it is entirely unusable. It would be a great app for minor note taking. Any serious studying and it’s useless.
Piparker's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/6/18 8:43 PM
I use this app over GoodNotes and love the switch but the one thing I miss is the ability to flip through pages instead of scrolling, it makes me have to use a different app for my text books because I don’t like continuously scrolling through books.
nJerisayshi's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/6/18 4:42 PM
I’ve been using this app since 2012 for class notes, but this last update makes it difficult to use. I can sit down for 3 hours of lecture and have the app crash 6 times on average. Every time it crashes and i reopen the app, every note has to be redownloaded from the cloud. I can sit for up to 10minutes waiting for the note i was working on to finally download so i can keep taking notes, and by then the professor has probably moved on to another topic in the lecture. If this isn’t fixed soon, I’ll find another note-taking app. All these updates like handwriting to text are nice, but pointless if i cant even finish writing my notes before the app calls it quits.
The Lord Jesus Saved me's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/6/18 2:18 PM
This App is a game changer in life. It’s perfect for the student of all walks of life. Maximizes your learning potential and capabilities, NO JOKE!!!!! BEST APP EVER CREATED
Donkeydonkdonk72's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/6/18 12:54 AM
Have to spend another $9.99 to get the same app on your Mac computer for cross device syncing. So nearly $20.00 to use it across all your Mac devices? Plus your Mac app has got serious issues according to the reviews. No thanks, I’ll use a more friendly note taking app that syncs across all devices and doesn’t try to shake me down for double the cost.
Tdferg's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/6/18 10:47 PM
1 hour into a discrete math class I went from 98% battery to 40% battery. The battery usage under usage in settings has its at 87% of battery usage! Please fix, this completely render my brand new iPad pro useless for class. It died before my 2 hour class finished.
gentron72's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/5/18 9:36 PM
Would be perfect if it supported shape drawing beyond just straight lines (circles defo) AND an app for widows. as is im forced to choose btwn bringing multiple devices or just sticking to multiplatform apps. thats a shame. otherwise i lorve it .
rmvr25's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/5/18 2:21 AM
I love this app. I’ve been using notability since I was a junior in high school and now I’m a junior in college and still use it daily. However, I now use a lot of handouts that have many chapters and sections. If there were a PDF outline function that could simplify the way I navigate through my handouts it would make my studying and note-taking much more efficient and easy. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!
missing critical feature's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/5/18 2:17 AM
How in the world did they fail to include iCloud autobackup? Absolutely useless without it.
chic reveiw's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/5/18 12:19 AM
I am loving the version 8 changes that y’all made but for the love of God please fix the way we organize our notes! Notability is now by far the best note taking app on the app store. So why not 5⭐️s? Because when I reorder my dividers, the folders under don't move with them and get lost into Oblivion. Then I have to go on a scavenger hunt to find them. Also why can’t I add a folder under a divider and have it actually be created in said divider instead of under the last divider in my list? And that list is getting pretty looooong. 🙄 Can you at least give us one more level up using categories or something along those lines??? I am begging you to expand the filing system please!!
.S.S.S.'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/4/18 6:18 AM
PLEASE for the love of God 😩correct the highlighting feature so it doesn’t layer ON TOP of the words. This is the best note taking app in regards to importing pdfs/slides but you cannot highlight anything because it dulls the text .. highlighting is a BASIC feature of a note app.. this app has been around too long to not have this ISSUE corrected.. would also be nice if you included a deletion gesture like scribbling or striking out .. its really annoying to have to undo or switch to the eraser I feel like that should be used for multiple mistakes or erasing calf the page , which you can really cut and delete vs using the eraser having to go back to the top of the page is a nuisance ...
mattsgreat5's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/4/18 4:37 PM
Got this way back when it was free, recently got an Apple Pencil for my 10.5 iPad. Easily worth what it costs now
SchizoTeen's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/4/18 3:19 AM
Love the app but can’t use. It just keeps crashing. It won’t even open for a second.
Bensmorrison's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/4/18 2:23 PM
This app has been amazing for note taking in school. It’s fast and fluid. The latest update is icing on the cake with indexing and side by side support. Feature request: ability to change color of notes after they have been written!
pamch0p's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/4/18 1:52 AM
I wish that there was more flexibility when it comes to pen colors... like being able to pick the color off of a color wheel. I am excited that there is finally the ability to convert handwriting into text but it is also lacking the compatibility with applications such as Microsoft word. My school does not use google docs, so while this is a beneficial feature for some students, it does not work well with cloud storage at my university (OneDrive)
Hijt's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/4/18 10:03 PM
Now that this app recognizes handwriting to text it is the top note taking app
Naresha20's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/30/18 1:46 PM
I’ve been using this app for taking notes for my subject in university and I absolutely love it. The voice recording is a very useful tool, since I can’t always write everything down in time. There are some bugs that I’ve encountered like when i add a page, the highlights on the pages below it doesn’t move with the page(it overlays onto the page above) and when i use the typing tool, the lines on the pages (i use the grid pages) goes haywire, the spacing of the grids are everywhere. i would like to recommend some future features: 1. The eraser tool can be customised. I like the fact that the eraser can erase everything drawn in one stroke, but some times i just need to erase a little bit of something, it would be great to have both options. Also, i would like to be able to change the thickness of it too. 2. Copying multiple pages onto another document at once. It is difficult to copy page by page onto another document, it would be great to select multiple pages to copy. 3. More customisable text tool. Sometimes i like to type my notes when I’m in a rush, but the text tool can only start at the most left of the page, do you think you could add the option to draw a text box and type in text there? I like to divide my page into 2 columns for my notes and the fact that the text always starts from the left, is a little annoying. I would also like to see the option to control the spacing between lines, i find it a bit too cluttered when the sentences are too close, vertically. 4. The ability to draw basic shapes, hold down on it, and the lines of the shape will neaten out. It’s like how drawing a straight line works, only with basic shapes like circles, squares, and triangles. That’s all for now. Otherwise, a great app overall! Simple and easy to use interface.
Jenn173's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/30/18 10:48 PM
I love this app. The only problem is the zoom box. It jumps and doesn’t always recognize when I write in the blue box. And the triangle to change the blue box’s width is a problem as I easily hit it on accident when I’m writing and it interrupts my flow. I would use this app more often but I don’t because this feature is super important to me. I love the other features and design better than GoodNotes but this feature is a must for me and it’s not up to par with other apps.
AnEngineeringStudent's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/3/18 7:34 PM
I everyday use Notability on my IPad Pro as a PhD student and it is so helpful for me. New up-to-date was perfect. Now, I can search through my hand writing. I strongly recommend this awesome app.
Isaac M Li's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/3/18 2:26 PM
Rjwein's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/3/18 11:56 PM
I’ve been using notability for a while now, and I’ve loved how easy and intuitive it is to use - until it freezes my iPad to the point where the only option is a hard reset (about once daily, where I use notability for ~3 hours a day for classes). Some features are fantastic, but there is one basic one that is lacking: organization. As of right now, you can have dividers and subjects with notes therein, but at least one more tier of organization would be nice (so I could organize notes by semester/class/chapter, etc.). I still enjoy using notability, I only hope it improves.
406runner's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/29/18 4:07 AM
I’ve been using notability for the past 4 years and it’s been great but the last few updates have been awful! Every time I open the app, all of my notes are gone and it has to re download them from the cloud! It’s very time consuming and then I don’t have my notes on the go like I’m supposed to! I tried turning off iCloud in general and then half my notes don’t download at all!!! Very upsetting
MegoGeranz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/29/18 2:16 PM
I love this app but the text boxes always pop up different sizes and it take so much extra time to continually adjust them. I wish I could set a specific size for the text box to always pop up and then I can adjust from there. It would save me and other students a lot of time
Rino949's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/28/18 4:56 PM
Notability is the best note taking app on the App Store. I’ve been using it nonstop since I started med school to take notes in class and organizing them after... simply so fast and so intuitive! I had an issue and wrote to tech support immediately... they replied as soon as they could and solved it right away! In these few hours I tried to revert back to google docs (like I used to do before getting notability)... no way! Amazing app and even better support, great combo!
Al.Faraby's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/27/18 9:57 PM
Very good app with bunch of features.
Sahil Mithwani's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/27/18 7:15 PM
I love this app. It’s smooth and easy to use. Some features I hope make it into the app in the future is hexagonal sheets to help with science notes and the ability to keep the color when converting from handwritten to test. I’ll write in several colors and all will convert into default black. Still useful though
RingoDoc's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/27/18 1:44 PM
I would hope soon that you could voice record in one file while also looking at a different file rather than the recording stop if you go out of the file you are using recordings for.
blowfish2319's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/27/18 12:22 AM
This app has gotten my productivity to off the charts levels. The organized format and handwriting recognition really do a lot towards analyzing and writing and then actually REMEMBERING it. The only thing I wish was better is if you could draw shapes and edit the shapes using the handwriting format. Ie: make a shape button to go with the pen and eraser to make shapes and then you can handwrite the parameters Ex: pick the rectangle. A box pops up asking for the number of units it take up on the graph paper and then it makes the rectangle based on that. Ex: pick a parallelogram. Write the top/bottom length and side length and degree or top/bottom length and height and degree
gizmoking's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/27/18 11:21 AM
Plays back audio notes with typing as well as handwriting, and now can search and convert handwritten notes (which was the only thing missing compared to OneNote). Notability is awesome now and is a full solution note taking app! Best for all around note taking, hands down. Great app and great file management system. Love it. I take back what I said about OneNote, there is one thing still missing, and I don’t know how this would be implemented, but I do like the idea that OneNote is one huge canvas so you can take notes not only top to bottom, but you can add other text boxes and go left to right. I have always liked the idea of “one giant canvas” for note taking because note taking is not a linear process. Things move and connect to other things in a way that doesn’t lend itself to linear style notes. I also see the giant canvas as idea as one giant whiteboard. Would be awesome to have some implementation of this idea within Notability. The canvas idea alone still keeps me in OneNote for research style notes, while I use notability for all my other note taking (meetings, lists, etc.)
Anas Hammo's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/26/18 5:52 AM
Great app but needs to support RTL languages in zoom mode, check the another app (Note Taker HD) to get the idea
TUPMC's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/26/18 5:10 PM
I use notability as a drawing app, 5 out of 5. But the only problem is that the scissors don’t work well. I think there should be a ‘Convert to Symbol’ button.
Lump540's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/26/18 5:01 AM
Hello, I hope you are well. Let me begin my telling you that Notability is my favorite and most important app. The interaction I’ve had with you has been great, and I believe that all of you at Ginger Labs are wonderful. However, I am limited in what I can do with Notability, because as the Tactical Operations Bureau Commander for a major American police department, leading SWAT, Bomb Squad, Crisis Negotiations, and Fugitive Appreciation operators, I cannot fully utilize Notability to its potential due to the lack of proper security. I respectfully request that you utilize the readily available Apple API’s and include Touch/Face ID and encrypt this otherwise wonderful app, so that those protecting America’s safety and freedom can carry the sensitive information on our iOS devices that we need to. 8 out of 10 apps on my iPhone and iPad have touch/face ID, so I don’t understand why the finest notes app available lags behind in this important feature. I would gladly pay for this feature, and I hope that you will add it sooner than later. This is far more important than the emoji search that was added in 8.1. Thank you for considering this request. Be well, be safe, and God Bless!
scottjl's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/26/18 3:55 PM
Clearly the best app for taking notes. It’s biggest failure is organization. Pretty inflexible, no nesting folders and no duplicate folder names. Please work on organization as much as you do other features and you’ll have the perfect app?
chemee12's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/25/18 2:02 AM
I love this app but there is a problem with the iPhone and iPad version that makes it almost useless to me. There is no way to sync only some notes or notebooks between devices. I have devices with limited storage space, and really can’t use it if I need to export and delete a note to take it off my iPad and just keep it on my Mac. It seems like a pretty easy thing to add but it hasn’t ever turned up in update. I will change my review to five stars if it gets fixed!!! I’d love it if I could actually use it without space issues!
Jclementsp's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/24/18 8:27 PM
I’m new to this app! One thing I would love to see change is how you draw shapes. I would love to be able to draw my shapes like you can in GoodNotes 4. You have so many thing going right in this app sure hope you can make this happen soon. We need to be able to draw them straight on the paper without going out to the other screen. AWESOME APP, JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT BETTER !!!!
mak6714's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/24/18 6:03 PM
Feature request: Please add feature to pin frequently used notes in notes switcher and the main page
Bush haters's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/24/18 4:54 PM
The app is very useful. It’s almost perfect. However, it’s organizational and searchablilty needs work. Also, once you are done setting a folder, you can’t change the structure. It’s inflexible. You can search file names, but not folder names. That’s a big issue. If you fix these problems, no one can touch you.
Gamesninja's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/23/18 7:21 PM
Almost, lost me as a user!!! I stared migrating to GoodNotes as you guys don’t have text search before. I forced myself to use GoodNotes due to this missing functionality even though I think you have better UI. But now that you have it I might come back to Notability!!! It would be awesome for me if you include two features 'tagging at note level' with key words for better searching at the top level and 'floating mini top panel' for choosing different color and eraser while taking notes. With iPad Pro it takes time to go all the way up to get an eraser functionality, erase and switch back to write mode.
Caribbean_Barbie's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/23/18 7:03 PM
I used this app in undergrad. In medical & acupuncture school. It’s truly amazing. One suggestion is to make it possible to create custom tables. Whenever I need to make charts where I can see information side by side all typed up I want to do it in notability but cannot. please do this as I would prefer to take all my notes in one app. Thank you for years of a fantastic product. I have recommended this app and at least 10 people have purchased it because they saw the convenience of me using it. Keep up the great work!
Ken140831's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/23/18 2:24 PM
Its an okay app. Its frustrating to have the dock at the top of the screen as it makes it difficult to reach the buttons. Further, I’m the type of tablet user who centers their attention on the top of the screen, as its often more ergonomic to do so (so that my head doesn't need to tilt down to read). In fact, I often read by bringing the text up to the same narrow region at the top 20% of the screen. Recommendation for developers: make a floating dock that I can configure the tools I want and what orientation it has. Second, it would be nice if the app could recognize when im simply scrolling to read and when I’m shifting the page to scribble in the margin. Its an issue when I’m zoomed in on the text and I’m reading—the zoom gets off center. Third, it would be nice if highlighting had two modes: one, the free marking mode which it currently utilizes, and a OCR text mode that closely highlights the text according to what has been recognized as text. A secondary point here, the highlight applies an opaque layer over the text, whereas other apps do a better job of marking the whitespace around the text. I would recommend to developers that they if it’s possible to apply a different type of filter which would not apply highlighter on top of black text (photoshop, for instance has many filter modes). Note, the three stars do not reflect the quality of the app as a stable piece of software, nor as a note taking app. It reflects the score for the features for which I need the app, i.e. pdf reading and mark up.
Robert HG's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/22/18 5:48 AM
Best note taking app out there by far. Writing on my iPad Pro feels as natural as in paper (better actually) I highly recommend it!
Audiophile31441's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/22/18 12:48 AM
Next great feature maybe add opacity settings to copied/pasted images?
Neela Lohith's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/21/18 5:15 AM
I am a heavy notability user from more than 2 years now. Not a single day goes by with out using this app. The team is doing an excellent job by releasing updates and bug fixes continuously and introducing new features regularly. Its great value for money.
New Mom of #2's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/21/18 4:26 PM
I have been using Notability since 2011. It has always been a great app — easy to use, all the right features — but since the last update, WOW. Notability now supports searches for handwritten text - and the quality of the text recognition is remarkable! A big thanks to the hardworking team at Ginger Labs. I hope you win many awards!
Bubiyan's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/21/18 3:40 PM
I like to have pdf eBook imported as is, without losing the pdf outlines. And I would like to keep the eBook visible on the upper tab, so that I can easily switch between taking notes and reading the ebook. More clicks to get things done; I have to click on the plus and select the shape and then draw my network diagram and click on done, take little brake.... And then drag the shape to my preferred area, and then tap with both fingers to adjust the size of the shape. It's a marathon just to add a shape. I like the interface.
writers_note's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/20/18 7:55 PM
I am very disappointed that Notability has lost the ability to search notes properly. I used to be able to find anything in my notes by a small word! Now I have to scroll through everything and it’s very impractical.
Djf717's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/20/18 6:21 PM
Only got the app a few weeks, it has really been great, my ng about it is that i wish that the highlighting would make the highlighted text pop instead of kinda fading/blurring the text. Other than that it is a good app, hope they will improve the highlight feature on the next update....
859gibby's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/20/18 2:00 PM
The new update with the sliding side bar to quickly switch between notes is nice, however as a left handed person it has proven to be quite frustrating for me. As I write the side of my hand frequently pulls it out, which constantly disrupts my work! Of course I have tried to adapt my writing, but I feel as though I should not have to make myself write differently to use the app. If there could be an option to decide if the sliding bar is on the left or right side that would be so helpful! Alternatively, there could also be an option to turn the feature off all together. Please consider making this update for the sake of my sanity and studying for my graduate school entrance exam!
SchizoTeen's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/20/18 12:57 AM
Love the app but can’t use. It just keeps crashing. It won’t even open for a second. Update: No longer crashing 👌
dqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/2/18 9:28 PM
I love this app at my middle school this is what we youse all the time cause they gave us iPads I do my homework on this and all my tests. If you could add some simple thing like more colors for drawing it would be awesome. Thx -a middle school student
#gokinggoes's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/2/18 9:14 AM
i’ve been using notability for quite a bit in nursing school. before the update, i had to have notability and another app open to have the powerpoint along with my notes open. but with this new update, i can have my notes and my powerpoint open in notability. i love that the recording will still record even if you switch back and forth from the two notes you have open. i don’t mind the handwriting to text option, but i can’t see myself using that. the recording option is so useful! i sit in the back and i can still hear the teacher so clearly! i doubted some reviews about it, but it seriously works so well. if anything, i wish there was some more options for handwriting. maybe different line styles? other than that, this app is very helpful for taking notes and recording.
S6482's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/2/18 6:42 PM
This is my favorite app. I use it to take notes for all kinds of purposes from job related, for the class I teach, for personal notes and planning, and for drawing. It is great for making all kinds of drawings (illustrations, cartoons, etc. to insert into PowerPoints). When I got my iPad pro and pencil I also purchased an art program. I like to draw, doodle, etc. but that art program is to complicated for me - i’m not an artist or graphics person. But this program is great for the drawing, etc. I rarely will write a review but after using this Notability for months now - I just had to say that I think it is a great, all-around, multi-purpose program.
Flup555's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/2/18 11:02 PM
I was actually looking for the OCR functionality. Having full text search available is great. Good job!
HildaBR's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/19/18 2:56 AM
CCAZPastor's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/18/18 12:17 AM
I really wanted to like this app and did several hours of research on the internet and YouTube. But unfortunately none of the formatting copies and pastes to or from other applications such as Pages or Word. This makes it unusable for me. I will go back to OneNote which does so wonderfully. That there are no refunds and it cost $10 to find this out??? Perhaps I could transfer the purchase to only of my college aged daughters who could use it. Anyone know if they is an option?
alexniiii's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/18/18 11:51 PM
Have to export from ppt to pdf to be able to import the file
The Truth. Period.'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/17/18 2:46 PM
Allow us to choose colors like in paper 53. And make the highlighter layer under the ink instead of on top.
MegaDickDestroyer1994's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/17/18 11:13 PM
This is a good app which i use as my primary note taking app. But anytime i try to search anything from the main home page...the app crashes and has to restart..very irritating
Claudia2092's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/16/18 5:47 PM
I really love this app, specially for school, but ever since the new update my iPad freezes when i have both screens opened at once. I was so excited to be able open 2 notes simultaneously but now is crashing. I have the new iPad, less than a year old, so i know it’s not that. Please fix :( Also, it would be great if notability gave the ability to make tables, flowcharts, and shapes (circle, square, triangle etc) Thanks!!
BrooklynKid723's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/15/18 4:53 AM
The app for the iPhone is probably 2 years away from being remotely serviceable !!!!! With that said the iPad edition is the BEST thing since sliced bread!!!! As a college student it has become indispensable !!! I would have paid 100$ for it!!!
navamske's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/15/18 3:03 AM
Is there a way to turn off the annoying tool tips?
note taker man's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/15/18 2:24 AM
jessisanti's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/14/18 7:01 PM
Best note taking app I have ever used. Hands down. I use this every day!
notabliltypleasefix's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/14/18 3:34 AM
I love the new update, but ever since the update I have been unable to sort my notes. This is frustrating and annoying... please fix this
bigreen505's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/13/18 6:03 PM
If you are looking for an app to organize your head and your life, this is the one. Sure, it’s great for lecture notes, but that’s really the tip of the iceberg. This is the closest thing that I’ve found to digital paper. If you used the app in the past and weren’t that enamored with it, give it another look. Version 8 is a game changer.
Old McJunk's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/13/18 1:07 AM
Hands down the best note-taking app I’ve ever used, this app combines an easy-to-use interface with great practicality. You can type or hand write notes, and with the recent update, the app even converts handwritten notes to text! I love that I can draw pictures, magnify ares for accurate writing, type, record audio, and add pictures all in one place. The organizer is a breeze, making it easy to keep order to the mountain of notes I tend to create for various topics. Whether for work or fun, this app is a must-have for all note taking!!
Claudia2092's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/13/18 10:25 PM
I really love this app, specially for school, but ever since the new update my iPad freezes when i have both screens opened at once. I was so excited to be able open 2 notes simultaneously but now is crashing. I have the new iPad, less than a year old, so i know it’s not that. Please fix :(
martyj06's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/12/18 4:02 PM
This app is ha dis down better than the apple notes app and the hand writing is extremely accurate. I love this app and love it for school. Now the new update is out and this app have become incredibly more useful! You can now search your own handwriting and view notes side by side! This was a much needed update and a huge game changer. Studying will be incredibly easier!
Hey_aj's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/12/18 3:22 AM
I’ve spent a 30+ year career in telecom and IT, now leading a global consulting practice. My days are filled with meetings and consultations from morning to (all too often) late evenings due to all the various time zones I cover. I have box after box of paper notebooks that I have filled over the years. Just ask me to find a critical note in one of them— and pls give me half a day! This app has changed by life. It’s powerful, intuitive and coupled with iPad + Apple Pencil + iCloud sync make it the single best app in the App Store. I recently had an issue and got immediate, personalized support from a representative who remembered me from a query 2 years ago! Ginger Labs is a class developer.
justhemessenger's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/12/18 2:09 AM
I know it’s about to crash because touch input stops working and I can’t close the app, turn off my iPad or anything. Eventually it’ll turn off by itself or I’ll manually force reset it. It’s been a source of frustration for me recently, especially during finals week. PLEASE FIX.
JP12573z's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/12/18 12:17 AM
I love the layout of this app and that you can finally do split screen!! What I am sick and tired of is that it constantly reloads my notes from the cloud!!! With over 1,800 notes it takes a long time to reload every time I open this app!! So when I am in class needing to take notes, but it is loading all 1800 of my other notes, I lose all the notes I need to take that day!!! Not making it reload all my notes from my iCloud!!!
Royazr's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/12/18 11:32 PM
Occasionally I try to use this app again to check whether RTL has improved. Unfortunately despite several comments and feedback- no improvement with RTL editing and RTL editing is poor compared to Apple’s Notes app. Happy to change my rating when RTL support will improve.
UpdateMonthView's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/11/18 8:53 PM
Overall, this is a great app and highly recommend for anyone with an iPad Pro and Pencil. However, the new version drainssssss my iPad’s battery to where I can barely get through the morning when I used to be able to go the whole day. It’s pretty much the only app I use, and battery monitor under settings confirms this.
Massage mania's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/11/18 5:16 AM
It has worthed more than they asked for. with hand writing text recognition and search ability, it became the best in the market and deserves more
nikkable's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/10/18 1:12 AM
I’ve been using this app for YEARS and it’s one of my absolute favorite apps! I use this app daily for work, school, and personal. I love everything about this app except for one thing... the color palette is very limited. I would LOVE if they added a color wheel or at least some more colors. I add a lot of sketches for projects I’m working on and I struggle with the limited color palette they provide. But other than that, it’s a fantastic app and I recommend it to everyone.
Hsuaz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/10/18 10:18 AM
I love the new updates. This app is almost perfect. I really do wish there was some way to transcribe the audio.
Maximus The Gray's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/1/18 4:48 PM
This app could easily have a 4.8 average rating if they would just add the eraser option to choose between erasing whole likes and just the area you choose, like a traditional eraser. This is a great app, with terrific features. But people have been asking for this feature long enough, please incorporate it.
lmharris2001's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/1/18 3:03 PM
I really love the handwriting search and convert to text. I have pretty bad handwriting yet it does a very good job of understanding it.
Shashank Paritala's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 6/1/18 12:41 AM
The developers are super responsive and always add new features. With everything they have added, notability has become my personal favorite note taking app of all time. Apple could only wish their notes app had 1 percent of the usefulness. Stop waiting for Apple to make notes great and just buy this app.
JustMeNMyiPhone's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/9/18 7:04 PM
Just started using this app but there are a few things that could be done to make notes more customizable. For instance I use an ebook for class, when there’s images I’d like to use in my notes I can take a screenshot of the page and import it, from there I can use the scissor tool to crop specific images from the imported file then delete the original import. The problem I have with the scissor is that you can’t just trace an object like the brain and have just the brain. The scissor tool is defaulted to always crop a box around the image. So if I wanted to use any image of a brain that is already labeled, when I try to crop just the brain so I can label it myself, the default “box” doesn’t allow me to do that; no matter how close I get to an image the labels are always included within the box, although some of the words are partially cropped out. Still useless for what I am looking for. Another thing I would like to see is the the ability to customize my writing like NotesPlus offers. They allow you to choose different styles (calligraphy) and even use a fill color option which is fantastic for making customized headers.
WildHog's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/9/18 6:45 PM
I have had this app since it was released. It does NOT SUPPORT TABLES. Why?
G12jfg's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/9/18 5:26 AM
I like this app once im inside a note; but the method of organizing the notes is not intuitive at all and it is very confusing. I honestly still can’t fully figure it out. I believe if this method is changed this app would definitely be my beloved app.
Toby Moody's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/9/18 4:17 PM
On the whole a great app for handling and creating PDFs, outlines, etc. This is not a word processor and won’t create nice looking text documents, but for annotating or visual presentations it is great. Some things I hope the devs add or fix: -option to keep images in-line with text. I use Notability to present class notes as a professor, but if I want to add or delete lines of text, the images stay fixed in place while text moves around them, and suddenly captions will be a page away from the relevant images. I’d love for the image to move up and down the page in-line with the text. -multitasking support within the app: to go split-screen on iPad (/Pro) with 2 Notability notes side-by-side. For writing an outline of a paper as its own note while reading a PDF of source materials, or displaying 2 notes at once as a presentation instead of backing out to change into another note. -a separate eraser function that deletes only what you touch instead of the entire continuous line. What I mean is, currently the eraser will erase entire pen strokes by touching just a single edge of the line or drawing. I’d like to keep this, but also have a mode that only erases where you drag the eraser tool so you could refine or fix drawings and sketches without entirely starting over. -support stacking to drag several images from the photo library into a note. I make class notes by screenshotting the textbook or gathering images online, and I’d like to be able to use the iOS stack function to drag several images at once onto a note. Notability is a must-have iPad app, but these are some refinements I hope to see in future versions to make it even easier and more powerful a tool.
CowDaddy's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/9/18 11:49 AM
Over 200 notes all in one directory. They had been in 29 directories. At least Notability didn’t delete them.
maupinsmason's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/9/18 11:48 AM
I’ve been using Notability as my sole note taking app with my iPad pro and apple pencil since day one as a freshman undergraduate with intention of studying chemistry. Three years later and I am still using my same iPad pro and Notability combination and Ginger Labs just proves time and time again at why they are the best app development company for note-taking. The beta version Ginger Labs released to the beta testers, like myself, include features like handwriting search AND options to convert to typed text. And that’s not even mentioning all of the features coming in version 8.0. Thank you so much Ginger Labs for being such an awesome company and is always improving your product based on the users experience and reviews!
TacoBellGoose's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/8/18 9:05 PM
Wish you could zoom in more and have smaller pen tips
R3DBruun's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/8/18 6:45 PM
I use this for taking in notes in all of my college classes and it’s amazing! I wish there was a way to search for things even if it was handwritten though, as you can on the stock notes app from Apple.
Nickhwuyw1112's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/7/18 2:07 PM
I love this app but my notes keep disappearing and takes for ever to download them again! Every time I re open the app (even for 5 minutes), everything disappears and starts downloading again. HELP!!!!
fjpoblam's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/6/18 7:02 PM
I use Notes (Apple base app) and Notability. I’ve come to use Notability mainly to archive certain specialized notes. Benefits OVER Notes: - folder locking (*including* PDFs/images) - better graphics-in-notes - titles discrete from note content - font/paper varieties Gripes: Slow on first open. *Very* difficult to find *one* font-size that works well on mulktiple devices (e.g., iPhone, iPad, and MacBookPro). Solution? Like it or lump it. (Or use Notes, Byword, Pages, Textastic, or...) Doesn’t pick up a change in the text-to-speech voice (General: Accessibility: Speech: Voices). Solution? Like it or lump it. (Or use Notes.) Notability won’t lock an *individual* note. Solution? Create a folder for the note and lock the folder. (Or if not a pdf/image, use Notes.) Notability audio recording is clumsy and barely visible. Solution? Use iPhone “Voice Memos”. These gripes won’t be addressed. Solution? Use Notability for its benefits; use other apps when you can.
sebask8s's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/6/18 6:32 PM
Update**** In the iPad pro 2 12.9 inch me and a couple of classmates are getting problems with notability becoming unresponsive to finger touch. Pencil still works but finger is not detected, we have to exit and re enter the app and it gets resolved. This is quite annoying and would like to have this resolved. ALSO! It still needs a tab system to open multiple notes kinda like iAnnotate and also a dual/split screen view for two notes. (Still no word on this)
F4lco's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/5/18 5:49 PM
The SEARCH option won't work on some files and I have an iPad pro. It was working before the update. Please fix!!
Eogarcia3's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/5/18 2:36 PM
I’m sure there working on the bugs but if u have a iPad u need this. I’ve had it sinc day one
Ottai's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/4/18 6:28 PM
Is it possible to export a note written with the pencil into type text?
fjpoblam's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/4/18 6:04 PM
I now and then go back and forth between Notes (Apple base app) and Notability. I keep falling back onto Notability. My benefits OVER Notes: - easy PDF handling - folder password-locking (*including* PDFs and images!) - better graphics-in-notes - note *titles* discrete from note bodies - font/paper varieties Gripes that keep me swapping back and forth? Notability can be *very* slow to wake from its slumber. Once it’s awake, it starts up somewhat quickly. It can be *very* difficult in Notability to find an authoring font-size that compromises well on disparate devices. That is, a font-size that works well on notes shared by iPhone, iPad, and MacBookPro. “Solution?” Like it or lump it. Notability doesn’t *immediately* pick up a change in the text-to-speech voice (that is, General: Accessibility: Speech: Voices). The Notes app picks it up right away. I’ve tried reloading Notability and Settings, and I’ve tried hard system reboot: no luck. Solution? Like it or lump it. Notability won’t let me lock an *individual* note. Solution? Create a folder for the individual note and lock the folder. Notability voice (audio) recording is clumsy to operate and—especially—not highly visible in operation. (Just a tiny microphone icon with time ticker.) Solution? Use “Voice Memos” on the iPhone and ignore audio recording in Noteability. I don’t expect these gripes EVER to be addressed. So, Three stars, not five. (I use it for a few things, but must use other stuff for its shortcomings.)
nunjblazada's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/4/18 5:49 PM
Should add the paper organizing menu and favorite color outside the pen menu.
Jsidmcjs's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/4/18 3:48 PM
This app is awesome for taking notes and doing assignments. But it constantly deletes my notes and it takes forever to reload them. Being able to take excellent notes is useless if I can’t access them!
Ano-nym-ous's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/4/18 2:15 PM
I own a few note taking apps and Notability is my go-to most of the time. Overall, it has the best combination of features and ease of use. However, it also has a few very annoying issues. Pros: * Quick new note creation with just one tap. * Audio notes synced to handwriting * Very well featured text functionality * Hyperlinks and phone numbers aware * Continuous scrolling Cons: * No landscape pages support * Tends to inflate PDFs by about 30% even without any annotations * Can’t select multiple pages in an imported PDF for deletion. Only one by one, which is impractical and extremely time consuming in a large document. * Manipulating a copied part of screen (e.g. trying to shrink text down to insert into a form) is hard and quickly runs into limits. Unlike some other well known similar apps. * Can’t search in handwriting. * No automatic shape creation from drawn lines * Eraser only erases entire shapes
Ethan K. Knight's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/4/18 1:04 PM
Ok, for starters, great app. I usually draw frequently, and I definitely recommend an ink icon that copies the colors of other images, etc. This would help to improve my drawings. Also the highlighter overlay. Please fix this. There should be an option weather you want the highlighter overlay, or not. That would be amazing. Thanks
Jellybeanjoey's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 7:15 AM
Sometimes I would be writing something (with Apple Pencil) while zoomed in, but when I try to zoom back out, I cannot do so. The app isn’t frozen, as in, i can still keep writing and such, but I can’t use my fingers to move around anymore. Other than these instances, I love using notability!
Sega8's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 4:31 AM
Don’t get me wrong, I love this app. But the latest 8.2 version seems like very easy to crash out loading large PDF
Joshwah!!'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 3:56 PM
Love Notability and use it daily. Thanks for the handwriting search update! One beef — Why is there still no way to import directly from iCloud? Especially in iOS 11? Instead, I have to go to the Files app and share a PDF or whatever else with Notability. It needs to be available just as Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. is. Doesn’t make sense...
Skeptic on Wheels's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 3:54 PM
Handwriting recognition is AMAZING. I'm stunned at how well it works at discerning my handwriting.
RfRF00234's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 2:59 PM
The new update is super useful. It would be nice to be able to do folders inside folders!
Matutolas's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 2:53 AM
The latest version 8 is very good, they finally added the OCR for handwriting. And it does work well. I will give 5 starts when they add the functionally to allow handwriting with real time ocr. Meaning divide the page into 2, using handwriting in one and on the other one showing the ocr. Also create a desktop version of the tool, so i can sync between iPad, iPhone and my Windows PC.
lwof's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 2:23 PM
You have msde sure I will keep telling all the people who all me how I take notes that I use Notsbility. I'm so excited about handwriting to text and the ability to search within notes!!! You all truly listen to our feedback. Side by side notes Rock!
Folklorist's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 1:57 PM
As a long time English teacher, I got Notability to use for marking up essays and papers by hand but on my iPad Pro, going digital in my teaching workflow. The app makes handwriting on imported word processed docs super easy, and shipping them back out to students is easy. Given those essentials, what makes this my killer app are (a) syncing between all of my devices and (b) the pleasant and robust file management scheme within Notability. Other features are slick and pile on the goodness: handwriting recognition, side by side doc viewing and editing, snap-to-grid line drawing on graph paper, and more. This app is my favorite and well worth every penny.
gadgetklm's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 1:44 AM
Great team, support and improvements. The only disappointment is the shape making process. It’s a little too clunky, however it does work. Version 8 update was really well done, lots of new and useful features. They just missed a home run by not improving the shape making process. Highly recommend this app...it’s a winner!
myst515's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/31/18 1:30 AM
I’ve had this app since around shortly after it’s release, with the Mac version to follow months later. I can’t say nothing but good things about the app. I pretty much use Notability for storing my PDF manuals on games, music software and whatever else I need. Also I use it for just simple ideas that come to mind like importing PNG photos of characters from motion comic project, and then type a description of the character. Probably the best thing for me is how the iOS and Mac version links, so whatever you do on one device, it shows up in the other. That’s good when I want to transfer to another Photo/Video App on the desktop. Definitely worth it!
fasdffafsa's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/30/18 8:04 PM
It seems that it is not possible to rotate images freely. Same problem with typed text. I also would like to be able to use different paper sizes USletter, A4. Otherwise, I like the app.
fjpoblam's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/30/18 6:03 PM
Does most everything notes does, and more. When it’s present, upon pdf capture, Safari offers to open In Notability first. Handy. Can be a bit slower to open than notes, and has no lock screen widget. Therefore I find I’m using Notability for more “permanent” documents and notes for items of a more transient nature. And because the audio recording feature of Notability is a bit less visible and intuitive I find I’m using Voice Memos instead. I use ByWord for serious writing, of course. Markdown, export to html. Apart from these exceptions Notability is my goto for documentation.
jade*simian's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/30/18 5:11 AM
I love sketchnoting, and I’ve used this app over the past few years to sketch and illustrate my various notes. I’ve tried different apps over the years, and for me, this is the best app when it comes to the “feel” of sketchnoting with my Apple Pencil. However, last week I was in a place with no Wi-Fi (and thus no iCloud sync). I was doing a particularly intricate sketchnote, and all of a sudden the app crashed. It literally and instantly vanished from screen, and I found myself back on the home screen. ‘Odd,’ I thought. ‘Let me just open it up again and continue where I left off.’ I open the app and what did I find? All my work over the last half hour, GONE. I was staring at a blank note. And without iCloud sync, my note seemed to be lost forever into oblivion. Needless to say, I didn’t have the time or the mood to start over, and I immediately googled “Best iOS note apps” in an effort to find an alternative note-taking app. I haven’t found any worth using, and I still love Notability. I’m not sure whether the crash was a weird fluke, or a result of the recent update. I’ve turned on Safe Mode for the time being, but I worry for my notes now whenever I start one in a WiFi-less area. Hopefully the crash doesn’t happen again.
Dr.Azani03's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/30/18 4:31 AM
Notability no longer syncs between my MacBook, iPad and iPhone. This is incredibly frustrating and I’m very close to ditching this app entirely for OneNote
skidMARK13B's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/30/18 2:18 PM
I love Notability more than ice cream. The new update that allows split screen work feels similar to world peace, or at least what I’d imagine that would feel like. With notability you could have world peace on the left of the screen, and war on the right- notability can do that. I might buy another iPad just so I can quad screen. If you don’t buy notability for your iPad I’m going to write nasty names about you with my Apple Pencil then convert it to text because I can. It will burn you, hard. I can draw a unicorn in multiple colors, then use the power of that unicorn to air drop it to your iPad. You can record your verbal thank you straight to the file then air drop it back to me. We will make eye contact and nod. I once wrote a funny joke on a note but lost it in the shuffle. I found that joke recently with the new search handwriting feature and turns out it was about your mom. She doesn’t use notability. 5/5 stars, it’s a must.
Dnev1551's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/30/18 1:58 AM
I’ve had it for about 4 years, they keep making improvements we ask for and its hand down THEE BEST note taking app and PDF markup, lecture recording app out there. I used it in undergrad and ya it exclusively now in my PhD education. I also use it as a digital lab notebook because I can take pictures of cells, import and paste from high tech microscopes, and record live vids or pictures that I would usually have to free hand for. Absolutely must have app; amazing!
lm9746381's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/30/18 1:41 AM
I’ve tried many apps to take notes but this ones is by far the best. GoodNotes would be the runner up but I’ve found it better than GoodNotes for several reasons: 1. It allows you to make audio recordings while you’re taking notes which is very helpful for studying 2. It’s easy to organize your notes with the dividers 3. I like the option of using black colored paper when I’m taking notes during PowerPoint lectures because it gives off less light and great color contrast 4. The new update recognizes handwriting so I can search my notes and the update allows me to switch between notes much quicker or do split screens I’ve almost completely stopped using paper for school because of this app. Which has saved a lot on school supplies!
Captain Buzz #4's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/30/18 1:06 PM
With the latest features in version 8, this is now the complete application for note taking on iOS.
별명싫다!!'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/30/18 11:31 PM
Everything is so great about this app. However, it will be better if I can pin one of the note so it always stays on top of the list.
fjpoblam's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/3/18 8:17 PM
I now and then go back and forth between Notes (Apple base app) and Notability. I keep falling back onto Notability. My benefits OVER Notes: - easy PDF handling - folder password-locking (*including* PDFs and images!) - better graphics-in-notes - note *titles* discrete from note bodies - font/paper varieties Gripes that keep me swapping back and forth? Notability can be *very* slow to wake from its slumber. Once it’s awake, it starts up somewhat quickly. It can be *very* difficult in Notability to find an authoring font-size that compromises well on disparate devices. That is, a font-size that works well on notes shared by iPhone, iPad, and MacBookPro. “Solution?” Like it or lump it. Notability won’t let me lock an *individual* note. Solution? Create a folder for the individual note and lock the folder. Notability voice (audio) recording is clumsy to operate and—especially—not highly visible in operation. (Just a tiny microphone icon with time ticker.) Solution? Use “Voice Memos” on the iPhone and ignore audio recording in Noteability. I don’t expect these gripes ever to be addressed. So, Four stars, not five.
Ksuela's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/29/18 2:50 PM
Notability proved again why it's my favorite app for notes. This version (8.0.1) includes handwriting search, and it works great, even with my awful handwriting. Works great with the apple pencil, the GUI even resizes when you are using split screen on an iPad. Drawing straight lines is a pretty cool feature! And the ability to sync audio to handwriting is ideal to take notes during a lecture.
rockrockrocccckk's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/29/18 2:38 PM
Version 8.0 is absolutely killing the battery on my 2015 ipad pro. I absolutely love this app and will change to 5 stars when this gets fixed. Thank you notability team for enhancing my education!
TDBirdies's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/29/18 2:02 AM
I use this app every day for school. It is very helpful and runs smoothly. The only thing I think that could make this a truly 5-star app would be if we had more pencil options like different styles (pen, pencil, felt tip, watercolor, etc.), a color wheel so you can choose your own colors, and the ability to preset colors and styles (like the adobe sketch app). This would just take the app to a whole new level and make note taking amazing
bibekgg's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/29/18 2:02 AM
I’ve been using Notability for a while and have always recommended it to people interested in getting an iPad + Pencil but there were always a few things holding it back. This last feature, however, addressed all of those issues by adding side by side note-viewing, quick note switcher, handwriting search capability, and handwriting-to-text conversion. There’s really no competition any more.
sandra2341230's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/29/18 12:10 AM
The update is incredible and makes it much easier to study! The handwriting recognition and multitasking notes made this app even better. I would like there to be a feature to make certain shapes without needing to open another page.
Caleebo's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/28/18 7:53 PM
I’ve finished two semesters of college with this app, and and I have no real complaints. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the new update with these ambitious handwriting-to-text features. I honestly thought they were going to be a gimmick or work badly, but whether I was writing intentionally well or speeding through notes in class, the app pretty accurately converts the handwriting to text. Good stuff!
vivian26483017254993018's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/28/18 7:21 PM
I love notability and have been using it since 2015 for notes in college, grad school, lesson planning as a teacher, brainstorming projects... I just wish we could enter in tables! I really wanted to use notability for my teaching planner next year but having tables is essential for better organization and scheduling... I might still use it for brainstorming and planning but I won’t be able to continue using notability as my main notebook app
Vogels's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/28/18 11:37 AM
PowerPoints still have trouble converting from time to time but huge improvement! **Is there any way the stickies could be collapsible/expandable so they dont take up the entire slide when taking long notes?
F3RX2's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/27/18 7:22 PM
Dedemanli's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/27/18 5:57 AM
Hi, it would be great if you add a sound recording conversion to text, at least for previously recorded meetings. That would make all searchable!!!
颜学卿's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/27/18 3:34 PM
OldManNick's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/27/18 2:30 AM
Buy this app. It's strictly better than paper. The ability to link 2 different PDFs, even if not as well integrated as liquidtext, would make the mode much more ergonomic to use. Notability already supports internal links in a single PDF. I'm not sure how feasible that sort of external link is. I'd also like to be able to autounselect the eraser after lifting the pencil, but that's minor.
^w^ teddy's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/27/18 1:04 AM
Needs a bit of work such as the option to partially erase something not the whole shape. Also, when listing notes the function to switch/ continue with using bullet points or the numbers for listing would be great too as I’ll start with “1” list bullet points under it but when I want to continue my notes with “2” it starts me back at “1”. Also if italics could work since I see the function as available when typing would be great.
JAC_151's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/27/18 12:32 AM
I’ve used this app since 2012 off and one and it’s truly one of the most feature rich and seamless note apps out there. I wish the developer would add a “Tip Jar” so I could contribute again. Aside from some of the best inking with the Apple Pencil in any app, the new conversion of handwriting has worked with 100% accuracy for me so far. My hand-writing is pretty poor, but this app seamlessly converts it. The syncing and backup options are a bonus and much appreciated. You’ve done an outstanding job here guys!
biggersublimefanthanyou's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/27/18 11:32 PM
*Update* I changed the rating to two stars because now the search function doesn't work like it used to. Also, I need more organizational tools. It would be perfect if I could have a divider labeled under a divider. For example, main divider --> dividers A, B, & C along with their respective subjects... A must-have for medical school. I had to give it 4 stars because when I try to edit/arrange my subjects it randomly renames, rearranges, or recolors the subjects. When you have many subjects, and no time to tinker with the errors, it can throw the entire organization off. It can also mean you're studying the wrong thing. Other than that, it is amazing how fluid everything else is on this app.
Mantri03's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/27/18 10:14 PM
Notablity has helped me in studying so much. Must have app.
T-Money Time's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/26/18 5:08 AM
I love this app and would give it 5 stars if I was able to change the function of the eraser from erasing the entire line I erased partially, to being able to erase only what I partially erased. Also needs some other improvements that I don’t really want to list since everyone already has. I’m bumping it up one star because the update they just came out with is AWESOME!
babinskibdoll's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/26/18 5:01 PM
Used throughout college and even in med school. Highly recommended
Reviews529's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/26/18 4:54 PM
I have used this app for several years and it continues to improve. The handwriting recognition makes it incredibly powerful.
Heavenslight's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/26/18 4:54 AM
If you don’t purchase this app, and use it as your primary note taking app you are a very foolish person. No matter what you want to do, this app does it. I can organize my notes easily and effortlessly to keep them together. I can import/export my notes to any other app and I cloud, Dropbox, one drive, etc so I can see my notes on every device I have and edit or continue where I left off. It does everything it says it can do and it takes only a little practice to become adept at using all the features it offers.
maqiulan's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/26/18 2:38 PM
This is the best note taking app ever. There nothing you can’t do with it! I can’t believe anyone would rate it less than 5 stars. I’ve used it for several years now and it just keeps getting better and better. Thanks!
ChadAHall's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/26/18 1:41 AM
It’s tough for me to give this three stars as they added some really great features, but I have to be honest. I’m still not using this app. The handwriting search is a great idea when it works. A long way to go on that feature. There’s another app that’s handwriting recognition is so good that is even recognizes my fast, sloppy cursive. This one has trouble with my slow printing. Also needs there needs to be an option to switch between stroke and real eraser. Lastly the highlight is just awful. Who wants a highlighter that makes the word underneath less visible? That’s not a highlighter that’s a semi-transparent pen. But again to be fair, if they can nail these three things I plop this in my dock immediately. (Especially if they introduced layers so I can do more advanced sketches. I know. I’m dreaming.) In the mean times I’m sticking with my other app.
Isaac M Li's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/26/18 12:55 PM
Love your recently update very much!
Hellraizer509's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/26/18 12:48 PM
It a good app I have used it for more than a year it seem the text boxes show up and can't get rid of them when I load old Note from google drive but other that that small problem I like it
Juandoh's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 8:32 AM
This app is amazing and this latest update added key new features that finally compelled me to write a review. That’s not to say it wasn’t great before, however the text conversion and multi note feature did it for me 👍🏽 great job guys!
mariawin3's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 8:28 AM
I love this app and use it all the time for school. I would love to be able to use this as a platform to put my thought, ideas, and doodles in as a budding writer but I just feel the app could use some modifications to make the experience better. I think the writing tools could use some updates. 1. I WOULD LOVE an ERASER that had DIFFERENT MODES. One that erased all in one stroke like it is currently. And one that worked like a regular eraser and only erased what I directly erased (maybe even different sized erasers). I just don't want to be drawing something and only a tiny part needs fixing but when I erase every stroke that touched it gets erased too. Sometimes this can be handy but not every time. 2. I'd also love MORE DRAWING FEATURES. Perhaps paint settings and such. It doesn't need to be procreate but some more options for more creative note takers, writers, etc would be nice. So I can make diagrams and doodles better next to my notes. 3. Also if you could FIX the glitch where writing gets wonky when I have my iPad plugged in that would be lovely! I'd love for this app to be a one stop shop for all things creative. Both writing and drawing. As if I were using an even better notebook. Overall still a great app for school
sneJ's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 6:12 PM
I took a gamble in buying a Pro and Pencil for note taking, but Notability is exactly the experience I was hoping for. I’ve been using it to design and brainstorm, mostly handwriting and some diagrams, and it’s great for that. The new handwriting-search feature is icing on the cake.
DevavretM's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 5:22 PM
Handwriting search, and opening multiple notes were the two main features missing from notability that GoodNotes had. But notability remained my go to because of the great handwriting smoothening. Now I can use notability without any limitations. I though you guys would implement multi notes by tabs the same way as goodnotes does but I think the swipe for recent notes method is even better. And add to that the super smooth split screen action, you guys are better than Apple themselves.
Sandytop's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 4:12 PM
The ability to work on 2 notes is a winner. Thanks.
Sakuya_13's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 3:41 AM
With these new features, you have surpassed notetaking competitors on innovation! My favorite part is the multi-note ability. I did not know how much i needed it until i tried it. Now i dont need to use the competitor’s app to multi-task. Thank you so much! Perfect timing to launch this update: just before finals <3
Samimarie23's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 3:26 AM
I’ve used this app for years and always recommended it to friends and classmates. The new features on the latest update are fantastic. I love that I can search my handwriting or convert it to text. Best part though is the multi-notes. Now I can have my textbook pdf open/highlight it and take notes/record the lecture in the same app at the same time! It makes life so much easier.
jlee928's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 2:05 AM
With the 4.0 update, it just made this the best note taking app. It was always a gripe to not be able to search for hand written notes like in GoodNotes 4, but I still prefer notability for its ease of note taking and flexibility. However, now with handwriting recognition and handwriting to text feature, I no longer need goodnotes 4. Good job and high five to Ginger Labs team.
acoco4's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 1:50 PM
Such an amazing app!! My professors will often upload PDF’s or PowerPoints of their lectures, which I then add to this app. As my professor is giving the lecture, I’ll record within the app and take notes, which makes it really easy to look back at what he was saying for certain slides during lecture. Improved my grade and now I use it everyday for all my classes!
Appman5605's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 11:45 AM
Nobility was already my favorite note writing app. Except when I had to take handwritten client meeting notes and convert them to text, I had to use an alternative app. I can finally keep all my notes in one place. This is a significant upgrade for me and probably for many others as well.
dileepd11's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/25/18 10:02 AM
Great app overall. The feature it most lacks compared to other editors is the extremely limited shapes tool for drawing diagrams. Most other comparable apps do this much better. Drawing flow charts and diagrams shouldn’t be so hard.
Mr.Stive's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 9:25 PM
This app is literally worth it, trust me. The developers will listen to your feedbacks , too. <3
Curie97's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 9:18 PM
The best app for ipad in this field
starbuck6's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 8:18 PM
The app is okay.. However, after the recent update (I assume that’s what happened; it probably downloaded the update automatically because I did not do it x_x) I spend A LOT of time trying to move text boxes because it just wants to change the size of the text boxes instead. I take a lot of notes on my ipad and used to use Notability (and move text boxes easily), but today something changed, obviously... So frustrated x_x I hope this issue will be fixed. (I wouldn’t write this if I found some “contact us” option in the app itself because I think the app is reasonably ok and plan to use it if they fix the problem soon enough)
Ogabidenskuev's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 7:37 AM
Great app overall! Sleek, refined, but. I have a specific need to use PNG images, and notability doesn’t allow me to import images from my camera roll that have transparent backgrounds. A white background is filled in. If this were to be corrected, I’d definitely come back to the app. Until then, I have to look elsewhere.
r.11373's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 7:09 AM
Thanks for making the two note feature!! It will allow me to keep all documents in notability and not switch between other apps!
pmhayden's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 5:43 AM
I have had this app for some time. It’s one of the few that I think are worth the money. It’s heads and tails above any other note taking app, and the writers keep improving it. You get a lot for your money.
品名：Nike Men's fall's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 5:40 PM
Having high course loading from Physical Therapy program, I highly recommend student buy this APP. It’s a remarkable APP connecting too many APPs around and also be able to achieve tremendous things with simplest clicks. I hope this APP can add some features that OneNote has. Also can u refine the voice recording function? Eg. Creating a link or button on the spot at the page showing the start of the voice recording. Like the way that PPT plays the videos.
mrnac87's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 5:14 PM
I’m a note app nerd and love researching the best tool for my needs. Notability has EVERYTHING other apps do and it’s not subscription based. 9 bucks a month, no thank you, ill take notability please. Latest update includes handwriting text search OMG amazing. Easily export files in pdf format. I have 417 notes, including entire books for school which I write in and there is no slow down in usability. Notability, you’re awesome, thank you
Audiophile31441's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 4:42 PM
The only thing any other app had on notability was handwriting to text conversion. Now it’s got everything - and it actually converts my messy writing near perfectly. The new split screen gets rid of the need to use any other note app for drag and drop or copy paste. The organization is even better, and... ...it’s still lighter and faster than everything else.
Nic??'s Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 4:42 AM
Viewing and annotating related notes side by side is an excellent tool. The internal note switcher speeds work and research through notes. Thanks.
PigfartsIsOnMars2's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 4:34 AM
With this update, there is no longer any doubt, Notability beats all other note taking apps out there. Keep all your notes organized intuitively. Audio recording with synced playback to the notes you were taking. OCR handwriting to text, and handwriting search! Photos, drawing tools, papers, on and on, without a cluttered interface. And the side by side notes is a great addition too! Now if it could search all my paper notebooks from before I had my iPad ;) Does anyone have a week they want to spend scanning for me?
Thtims's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 4:00 AM
The new additions to the update make this by far THE BEST note taking application available. It was already the top but it lacked some features that are now fully covered in notability
Jinglis1013's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 3:48 PM
Have used Notability for one year of med school so far and, after experimenting with a few others, I can say it is nearly perfect. Very easy to use, fast, smooth writing, aesthetic UI, and I have it automatically backing up to my G-drive which works pretty seamlessly. My ONE major complaint is there needs to be a way to stack folders deeper. Right now, you get a subject and ‘folders’ within that subject, but you can’t group subjects or group folders within subjects. I hope they add this feature eventually, but it is definitely not a deal breaker.
adefthjim's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 3:48 AM
Especially with this new update notes became so much easier.
Rabanus's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 3:27 PM
I already used Notability for all my class note taking, whenever I annotate PDFs, and to store saved webpages and articles from safari. I was tempted once or twice to switch to the main notes app because it had handwriting ocr and it’s ability to scan documents on a table using augmented reality is top notch. I kept with Notability because the interface is much easier to organize and the handwriting simply looks nicer and feels smoother to write. The addition of OCR and split screen today is so welcomed. I anticipate that I’ll be even more embedded in notability now that I have these. It used to be that I regularly had to have another app open for a second note, and I was only able to write on the one in Notability. No longer! All I can even think of now that would make this the ultimate app is the ability to ocr scanned printed docs (or PDFs that just don’t have ocr) and the incorporation of the AR scanning off a table feature that the notes app has.
BlaqKofi's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 3:23 PM
I already loved the app and use it everyday for work and home along with my iPad Pro and Pencil. The updates are everything that I secretly wanted, and knew you’d provide sooner or later. Love the swipe easy access to other files, side by side view, handwriting to text - and I haven’t even started to use them yet! Thank you!!
iamuuu7u's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 3:03 AM
more free text editing the nite writer pen does not cover the text
tetriswiz's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 2:27 PM
First I was a little bit confused on how it worked but eventually once I figured out all the small details, it worked amazingly. Not to mention it also has OCR now to search for notes with the latest update. They also made it so that you can look at to notes at once which is fantastic because it really bothered me after about a week that I could access two notes at once but now I can!! Very pleased!!!
Devongc2's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 2:17 AM
Haven’t had a chance to explore the updates too much, but assuming there aren’t any major bugs/issues behind the new features..., school productivity’s about to take a drastic uptick. Only thing to complain about now is the lack of control over structuring and organizing notes, but hey, can’t expect everything from a $10 app.
MoNastE's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 2:09 AM
This app was the best app for the Apple Pencil. This update simply made it the best app on my iPad. Five stars keep up the good work.
Cspain11's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 1:11 PM
I already loved notability, but it was missing a few important elements like; searching your handwriting and the ability to open multiple notes at once in one window. Now with the latest updates that address them issues, it is now my #1 favorite app of all time. I use it to run my business and take notes on my clients. Now with these updates I am going to be all the more efficient and organized. Thank you so much Notability, love you for this. I’ve used all the note taking apps and this is by far the best. It’s worth every cent. Get it you won’t be disappointed.
Adib sobhanian's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 12:59 AM
Have been using this app for a year and I loved it. However now it has become much better in the new updates. More stability along with more features. JUST LOVE IT. one last thing to added to make it perfect is to be able to have out put of my notes in more available formats specially if I want to only export the recordings. That would make it just wonderful. ❤️
Mosabbeh's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 12:17 AM
Been using this for the last year now, And while it was awesome before, the new additions like split screening notes and search through handwriting are just amazing.
bjmhug's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 11:08 PM
This is the easiest most organized app I have ever used for college. I would recommend this over one note and all other note taking apps and much better than pencil and paper.
Ope_omosebi's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/24/18 10:43 PM
Best note taking app ever. Saved me the stress of carrying textbooks around. With a stylus pen, you’re good to go. Now I can open two notes simultaneously, how awesome!
Iman Fallah's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 8:22 PM
The new update that allows me to open two files next to each other is awesome
Chelas's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 8:10 PM
I use it for work and for my MBA. I wanted two have the possibility to have two Notes opened one next to the other, and they read my mind. What can I say? Thank you!!
LEO BSB's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 7:49 AM
This the best note taking app with the apple the apple pencil so far. The new updates are awesome, now you can search handwritten notes and look at two notes side by side. The only missing thing for now is more rich text capabilities, such as including tables.
Trent G's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 5:51 PM
Love Notability’s latest update. Made a great app even better. My wife and I do mission and relief work in developing nations. This app has helped me submit “in field’ reports for our relief projects so much faster. I can now write out notes in the field, convert them to text and email them out to our project sponsored. This time saving feature allows me more time WITH the people we are helping and LESS time in the office creating reports. Thank you Notability!
hjunet25's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 5:04 PM
The handwriting additions are simply outstanding. Love it.
AJB1111's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 4:06 AM
I would like Hebrew added as a language. Also, can you mix two languages when doing text conversion? Other than that, this is the number one note taking app.
elline97's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 4:00 PM
I love everything about this app. My iPad and Apple Pencil is pretty much the only thing I need to college anymore. I have replaced all the notebooks with this one and i can easily access my notes from my computer. The only thing I would change is that I would love for there to be a collaborative feature like the app scribble together except that when one person goes down the page the other writer shouldn’t have to be on the same page. I would love for it to look like a google doc where you can see who’s writing and where. This would be very useful when working together on homework and such. It would be easier for me because then I wouldn’t need multiple apps👍 I think that would help the ratings go even higher and hit #1, we are not from it.
Scorpion101's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 3:28 AM
Great update with the side-by-side view and handwriting search and conversation feature. Please add a dot grid to the Paper utilities styles. That’s all. I love this app. 😊
OfflineDreams's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 2:30 PM
Hey guys, I appreciate the update, but ints no intuitive. Try copying Bear app swipe from left gesture. The new gesture is jarring to use. Just my opinion, hope you guys will improve upon this update.
CLSx2's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 2:29 AM
The number one feature I’ve been wanting is to be able to open two notes side by side and now we can! Plus the new easier way to switch notes, I already use and love the app but now it’s perfect. I literally cannot think of any other features I need. Thank you for listening to users!!!
Kdhtpqiyeibczmkdhoapqiurh's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 2:27 PM
I use this app on my iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil for my college classes and it has made my life so much better. The ease of use and functionality is unmatched. I highly recommend this beautiful app.
Ole Mithaugen's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 2:18 PM
I haven’t been paying much attention to update when suddenly I realize that my Notability App is awesomely different. I have been a long time user of this app and have loved it since day one. I have experimented with other note taking apps but very quickly return to this workhorse of an app. Now with the latest update I am blown away! I love to write with my apple pen and being able to convert to text is extremely useful. So far it has been flawless in conversion; however I am old school in my penmanship so that my work in my favor. Being able to put notes side by side? Since I convert all documents into files in Notability for meetings, to be able to pull up other documents alongside of the notes I am taking is absolutely amazing. One thing that I am watching and am unsure of yet is that in watching battery consumption Notability seems to have suddenly become my primary drain, outstripping my FaceBook app. So this is something that I will be watching since I tend to leave Notability running in the background. But overall I want to give a big shout of thanks to the developers for making a great app even better.
Sigrid710's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 2:15 PM
They bring the new features you want and some you didn’t know you wanted EVERY. DARN. YEAR. bless 😘
PauMorales94's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 2:13 AM
I’ve had this app for 3 years now, and it’s just getting better and better. Worth every penny.
JackRicchiuto's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 2:13 AM
Good Notes is by far the best writing and notes app. Until the new Notability. It's now head over heels over Good notes.
scottjl's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 2:01 PM
Split screen notes and handwriting recognition? Wow what an incredible update, and no extra 💰? Not hard to see why this is the best note taking app for the iPad.
Zobeir hi's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 1:49 PM
My entire student system has changed since i got this app, and i say in just one sentence: “If you are student or teacher, don’t doubt in downloading it”
j-bone327's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 1:09 AM
This app has is the best all around productivity app, without question, period. The recent update has made it that much better. In my opinion, Notability alone completely justifies the purchase of an iPad, and if you take the time to explore and truly implement it into your work or study life, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
HildaBR's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 12:53 AM
I’m using Notability since the beginning and I can’t live without it. I LOVE THIS APP ❤️😍 and the genius behind it 🤘🏻👍🏻 THANK YOU‼️
RTG7's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 12:45 AM
Okay, I wrote a bad review...now I take it back... I lost a lot of creative notes, yet it COULD have been a combination of glitch and operator error. So I am giving it another try..it is a great app, when you learn all the ins and outs...
Aloriccc's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 12:23 PM
I love that you guys implemented the side by side notes and the possibility to search my own letter and convert it in text if I wish. The update 8.0 made me enjoy more this app. However I’m still wishing there was a tool for making triangles, circles , squares etc. Although you already have that implemented on the app is not as good as others in as tried. It will be better if you put that tool on the menu bar on top of the note so we don’t have you go to different section of the note just to make any geometric figure and the worst part of this, it’s when you do the figure from the tool you have and you put it on the note it seems like it doesn’t belong to the note and this is just because it looks like you just paste and image on the note. I hope I made myself clear to you guys. Thanks,
troywise's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 12:16 PM
*update* Just wow. I’m loving the new capabilities of split screen multi note and handwriting recognition. Both are working for me effortlessly (Apple could learn a thing or two from your team). How your software deciphers my chickenscratch handwriting, I can’t imagine. But it gets it right 99% of the time. As always, the effortless syncing between devices. The ability to record. The smooth integration of the Apple Pencil. I feel sorry for other note taking apps at this point. :)
UberTechGuy's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 12:11 AM
My two note taking finalists are Notability and GoodNotes. Notability wins with Its recorder and time stamping of entries, recognition and search, and endless scrolling page. Wonderful flowing ink. I'd like more granular control of pen width. Maybe using a slider. The only thing keeping it from being 5 stars for me is direct drawing of shapes without having to create a separate embedded canvas. Keep up the great work! Notability is King.
Jamie0325's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 10:21 PM
I used to use notability and goodnotes at the sametkme bc I can search up my writing and open both notes at once, now, I can just do it all in notability.
Tunaaaaa's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/23/18 10:08 PM
I love it so far, but I wish I could make shapes without having to go to figures to do it. Like drag to create like OneNote. It makes math take much longer than needed...
UvaSpaceNerd's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/22/18 9:31 PM
Ginger Labs crushed it. Thanks for listening to us and adding every feature that was on the bucket list. Side by side viewing and editing notebooks seems like a given, but notability finally cracked the code. Well done!
FergyR's Review of NotabilityReviewed on 5/22/18 8:44 PM
This is a great app. It is easy to use and has a simple note organization method. The latest release added handwriting recognition in searches, handwriting conversion to text, quicker note switching, and ability to work with two notes side-by-side. Fantastic! There’s really just one improvement I’d really like to see: Shape recognition (other than just straight lines).