Notability 8.0

Flexible digital paper app, now w/ handwriting search & more

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Students, teachers, and professionals have been using Notability to take notes, sketch ideas, create checklists, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more.

Now, Notability 8.0 includes unique features that improve every stage of note-taking.

Scott Francis
Alison Wu
 +6 reviews
  • Pros: 

    Simple to use, powerful features, time saver


    No cons that are big enough to complain about

    Love this app! My favorite features include:

    - handwriting recognition

    - audio playback that's linked to note content

    - ability to have two notes side by side

    Megan Eding has used this product for one year.
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Kyle Rokita
Kyle RokitaMaker@kyle_rokita · Software Engineer, Ginger Labs
Hi Product Hunt! Eight years ago, Notability was born. I'll spare you the awkward baby photos, but suffice it to say that the app was not immediately the simple and powerful note taker it is now. It took years of listening to user feedback and working hard to improve the note-taking experience for it to evolve into its current form: a note-taking work horse that is used by tons of people around the world every day! And today, I'm thrilled to share Notability 8.0 with all of you :) These have been some of our most highly requested features and we can't wait to see how you use them: **Handwriting Search** Handwriting can now be searched from within a note, or across all your notes from the library! Handwriting recognition and indexing all happens on your device, keeping your notes private. Handwriting search is available for each of the 14 languages that Notability supports: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmal, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish. **Handwriting-to-Text Conversion** Handwriting can be converted into typed text, and it can be copied and pasted into other apps, like Mail or Messages. You can also transform the handwriting into a text box to make notes more presentable when sharing with others. **Multi-Note** Work with two notes side-by-side with our new Multi-Note feature. This saves time, provides more context, and makes editing and reviewing notes more natural. We're super excited to see all of the creative pairings that users come up with! Here are a few ideas: * Highlight terms in a textbook and then summarize concepts in another note. * Keep a meeting's full agenda in view while taking minutes in a separate note. * Use a blank note as a doodle pad while working on a class assignment. * While reading a recipe, jot down the ingredients you need in a shopping list. Audio can be recorded in one note while editing and switching between other notes. This makes Notability's unique audio recording and playback feature more powerful than ever. **Note Switcher and Recent Notes** The new Note Switcher is a quick and convenient list of the recently opened notes. Notes can be switched without going back to the Library. Note Switcher includes search, too, so you can easily find any note you are looking for. The Library also includes the new Recent Notes list. This is particularly useful for finding, sharing, and working with notes stored in different subjects. Thanks for the support! And thank you to everyone that helped beta test these features and provided us with their feedback. Please continue to let us know what you think about Notability and how we can make it even better for you!