Notability Review

Best Features, Pricing, Alternatives & Verdict

Managing Notability on Devices

What is Notability?

Notability is a note-taking app that allows you to take handwritten or typed notes, annotate PDFs, and record audio. It also offers features such as shape detection, automatic backup, iCloud syncing, and so much more.

Notability is exclusively an iOS application, available on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Due to its simple but powerful toolset, everyone of any age or profession can make use of this app, from teachers to children.

Key Features of Notability

These are some key features of Notability

  • View a hidden note to read from when presenting.
  • Use a pen to create smooth drawings and mark-making.
  • Record audio to later turn into notes, or to remember!
  • Use the Notability Gallery to download others’ note templates or to get inspiration for your own.

Best Suited For

Notability is great for all kinds of individuals. Teachers find this application useful for sharing or creating documents for students. Students find this app useful for recording lectures and annotating PDFs.

No matter what you do or why you want to take notes, annotate, record, draw (the list goes on) Notability is a free app and perfect for those starting out with their note-taking journey.


Unleash your creativity with Notability with its many ways to take notes. Write with an Apple Pencil, record voice notes, or type.

Capture Ideas

Notability provides a free space to explore and capture any thoughts and ideas you have in whatever format you would prefer.


Notability can be used for a range of purposes, students enjoy this app for studying, professionals can also use this app for sharing information.

Understanding Notability

Your questions on the note-taking tool

Can you record audio in Notability

Why yes. Notability offers an audio-capture tool that allows you to connect an audio recording with a note you've created allowing you to make meetings better and lectures easier to remember.

Alternatives to Notability

Similar note-taking apps to Notability

Apple Notes
Apple Notes is available on iOS
Apple Notes is available on Mac

Express your thoughts, notes and ideas in a simple application designed by Apple.

Apple Freeform
Apple Freeform is available on iOS
Apple Freeform is available on Mac

Apple Freeform is a collaborative whiteboard app for your team/friends with FaceTime.

GoodNotes is available on iOS
GoodNotes is available on Windows
GoodNotes is available on Mac

A fantastic, pencil based note-taking application with handwriting abilities.

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