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Notability

Notability
Brand: Ginger Labs
Category: Note Taking Apps

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.1 4.6 1
  • App Stability 10 / 10
  • Cloud syncing 8 / 10
  • Handwriting 9 / 10
  • Intuitive 9 / 10
  • Multitasking 10 / 10
  • Overall Feeling 10 / 10
  • PDF Annotation 7 / 10
  • UI / Visuals 10 / 10

Conclusion:

Notability provides great features such as animated GIF import, clickable Hyperlinks, Audio recording that follows your writing. The recent update 8.0, that adds handwriting recognition and side-by-side notebook view, makes it the best allrounder. However, if you need Evernote sync, Noteshelf2 is a good alternative.

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Notability - Details

General Specs

  • Supported Devices This app is available on these devices.
    iPhone, iPad Pro, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac
  • Supported Cloud Services Which cloud services are supported?
    iCloud Sync, Dropbox, Google Drive, box, OneDrive, WebDAV
  • Audio Recording Is it possible to record audio in the notes?
  • Notebook Password Protection Is a password protection available?

Handwriting

  • Apple Pencil Support Does the app support Apple Pencil?
  • Vectorized Ink Does the app use vectorized ink for drawing/writing?
  • Handwriting recognition Does the app support handwriting to text conversion?
  • Handwritten Equation Recognition Is it possible to convert handwritten equations into plain text formulas?
  • Recognition of Diagram Drawings Is it possible to convert hand drawn diagrams into solid shapes?
  • Handwriting Recognition Accuracy How accurate is handwriting recognition if available?
    Recognizes even very bad handwriting
  • Straight Lines Tool Does the provide a tool that allows to draw straight lines or simple shapes?
  • Variety of Pen Styles How many options are available to choose from for the stylus?
    3 - 5
  • Change Line Style Afterwards Is it possible to change Style of a drawn line afterwards?
    Yes - colour and width

Multitasking Support

  • Drag & Drop export from Notebook Is it possible to drag and drop parts of the notebook (e.g. written text) into another app?
  • Drag & Drop import Is it possible to drag and drop things (e.g. pictures) from other apps such as a browser?
  • Drag & Drop within the app Is it possible to drag and drop things within the app from one notebook to another?
  • Splitescreen Support Is possible to run the app in splitscreen mode along with another app?
  • Moving Pages to Other Notebooks Is it possible to move pages from one to another notebook?
  • Clickable Hyperlink Is it possible to have clickable hyperlinks in the app?

PDF Annotation

  • PDF Import Is it possible to import PDFs into a notebook?
    Yes - Full, single or range of pages
  • PDF Annotation Is it possible to annotate an imported PDF in any way?
  • PDF Text is Searchable / Selectable? Is it possible to search the imported PDF document and/or select text?
  • Coloured Highlighter behind PDF text? When text within the imported PDF document is highlighted. Is it covering the text or does it stay behind?

Special Features

  • Customize Notebook Covers Is it possible to customize the notebook covers in this app?
  • Import Custom Page Templates Is it possible to import own custom templates into the app to us as cover as a page layout?
  • Bullet points (clickable) Is it possible to insert bullet points that can be ticked off?
  • Automated Date/Time Stamp per Page Is there a date/time stamp per page in the app?
  • Integrated Webbrowser Does the app provide an native webbrowser?
  • Import of animated GIFs Is it possible to import GIFs that show their animation in the notebook?
  • Import Playable Videos Is it possible to import videos that can by played within the note?
  • Import of Photos / Live Camera Picture Is it possible to import photos or take a picture with the camera and save it in the note?
  • Add Individual Tags to Pages Is it possible to use Tags with pages to search through the note books?
  • Add Bookmarks to Pages Is it possible to bookmark certain pages?
  • PDF Outlines / Digital Planner import Is the PDF Outline after importing clickable so that it jumps to the clicked section? This allows import of digital planners.
  • Global Search Is it possible to search for keywords through all Notebooks or only within one notebook?
  • Calendar integration Does the app provide a calendar function?

Notability - User Rating

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  • How stable is the app when you use it?
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  • How good or bad are the connectivity capabilities of the app (e.g. Cloud services for syncing with other devices).
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  • How is the overall feeling during handwriting in this app with a stylus?
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  • How intuitive and easy is it to learn the functions of the app?
    1
  • How easy is it to multitask with other apps through this app?
    1
  • How good or bad do you think feels the app when using it overall?
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  • How good or bad do think are the PDF annotation capabilities of this app?
    1
  • How do you like the visual aspects of the app? Do you like the UI?
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