Notability 5.21 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)Notability 5.21 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Notability by Ginger Labs launched in the App Store in January of 2011 with a $4.99 price tag. Despite numerous price changes, this nicely done productivity app for the iPhone and iPad has never gone free, up until today.

Named Apple Editors’ Choice, Notability is now free for a limited time so do yourself a favor and download the app now in the US App Store before it goes back up to its regular price of $2.99…

Yes, it’s Apple’s latest Free App of the Week.

As the App Store editorial team explains:

We rely on this sleek, powerful note-taker to annotate documents, record lectures, sketch illustrations and more. With built-in iCloud support, it’s perfect for keeping notes, documents and doodles up to date on both iPhone and iPad.

Billed as “a powerful note-taker” on iOS, Notability lets you sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, record a lecture, jot travel notes, teach a class and much more.

Write, illustrate and annotate using gorgeous ink. Notability’s zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Choose the right pen and paper for any project.

Type an essay, create an outline, fill out an application, or make a list with Notability’s advanced word processor. Choose a font, style, color, and size that enhances your work. Even place text exactly where you want using text boxes.

It synchronizes your notes across devices through iCloud, supports auto-backups to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or webDAV and will replay everything you type or create so you can kinda go back in time and change anything.

Notability 5.21 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Notability 5.21 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

The latest 5.2 update has enabled a few nice-to-haves like viewing a definition of a typed word, playing back audio recordings at several different speeds, a new navigation tool to jump to a specific point in your recording or scroll through your notes while preventing stray marks and more.

Everything that you add is now linked to your audio recording – just tap play and watch your handwriting, typing, drawings, and photos come to life.

This visually rich presentation of your note provides an awesome new way to review your notes or even to create lessons or instructional notes for students or colleagues.

Download Notability in the App Store, free for a limited time.

The app currently has a 4.5 out of 5 stars from nearly 11,000 ratings on the App Store.

  • sflomenb

    Wow, I just bought it last week…

    • 323K137

      Same..

  • Anmol Malhotra

    It’s an Apple App of the week for this coming week. And it’s available for free all over the world untill next week not just limited to US App Store.

  • Erny Carrillo

    I purchased this not too long ago. Any way of getting my money back?

    • Chris Holden

      no

    • XboxOne

      Feel good you supported the devs.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      It depends when you purchased it. If you purchased it within the past month you may be able to get a refund. In terms of physical goods most retailers have a cooling off period of some sort. Apple as far as I know does not have a returns / refund policy but if you follow iDB’s guide here you might be able to get your money back:

      idownloadblog .com/2012/02/21/how-to-get-an-app-store-refund/

      • Erny Carrillo

        Thnx. I will look into it.

  • Trevor Salmon

    This is by far the best note taking app! I use this everyday in school to take notes in class.

    • Om

      Which iPad do you have? I have an iPad mini, but I find it very difficult to write on my iPad mini. Also, do you use a stylus? Thanks.

      • Trevor Salmon

        I have an iPad mini. I don’t find it too hard to take notes on. I’m using the Jot Pro Stylus. I’m mainly using it to write notes onto PDF or power points.

      • Om

        Okay, thanks for your reply.

  • I bought it too, but long time ago, and do not regret. Tried many apps but this one was always my favorite. Just with they had mac app to go with this one.

  • coLin

    I wish it would keep the format when you copy and paste from somewhere else like Evernote!

  • jack

    great app

  • Julioz

    Already bought it like 2 months ago. But worth it. I guess many of us had alredy bought it.

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