That Notability is not available on the WIN10 platform is our only criticism of this note making application.
[Full disclosure: the developer has not given me any remuneration or other thing for this post. ]
The best note-making app of any
Notability is the best note-making application for iPads, iPhones and Apple OS systems, full stop.
We have been using Notability daily for nearly two years and its value as a note-making app continually grows as we discover new features and new ways to use it.
Individuals who swear by pencil and paper note-making are in for a treasure. Notability is pencil and paper note making on steroids. Anything you can do with pencil and paper is a given and merely scratches the surface of what this application can do.
What Notability can do
Pencil and paper
Imagine multiple pencils, many colours, varied nibs/tips. customizable writing paper, multicoloured highlighter pens and an eraser available at will. Write notes. Type notes. Relocate notes. Dictate notes. Modify notes as you wish. Store notes without even thinking about a ‘saving procedure.’ Notability will boggle your mind with its capabilities.
Draw, sketch, doodle
Draw, as if over coffee you are sketching an idea on a napkin. Add colour, broaden the lines for emphasis, all at the “click of a pen.”
Erase with ease
Erase errors as easily as you use the eraser tip on a pencil. Even better, click on an undo command to undo what you have done; repeated clicks undo step by step. There isn’t a better way to undo errors or mental revisions. Life should have such a tool.
Photos: take ’em or retrieve them
Take photos and insert them directly into your note where you can write on them, annotate them or mark them up in colours, no less. Additionally, you can import photos from your photo gallery.
Scan and insert documents
Enhance your notes by scanning and inserting the scanned document into your note.
Speak your notes
Audio record if you prefer to make notes that way, leaving a customizable audio recording of your note, your thoughts, your ideas. [ A very minor quibble, the recording is kept in a separate log rather than being tagged for insertion directly into the note itself. ]
Search your notes
There is a search tool that will find whatever you need found within your note record, even searching handwritten notes, efficiently, effectively and successfully.
Note making on steroids
Notability is note making on steroids. Handwrite, photograph, dictate, record notes in whatever way you like. Your note is recorded digitally, electronically which means you can manage it as any digital information. Export it, copy it, relocate it, erase it…do what you want.
Toilet paper roll infinity
Notability has no limit to your notetaking. Back it up for safekeeping and keep writing as if you are note making on a roll of toilet paper, a big, BIG, even BIGGER roll. We have used one master note for nearly a year without a hitch, without a glitch. Like keeping a journal, an endless one.
The variations and capabilities of Notability seem infinite
What Notability seems capable of doing seems endless. We discover new and amazingly productive features and uses regularly.
The optimum setup
iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
Our experience has shown that the ideal device for using Notability is an iPad pro; but it works well on a regular iPad. The best setup is an iPad Pro ( 11 inch ) with an Apple Pencil (vers. 2). Users can use their finger/finger nails but for best results and ease of use, an Apple pencil (vers. 2) is optimum.
[ Since first published, Notability has become a bit pricey at about $16 US but if you are serious about your note making and keeping the notes, there is no better investment you can make. ]
Notability, without reservation, is the best note making system of any. We challenge you to find a better, more versatile and more effective note making application. FULL STOP.