Notability for Mac 1.0 (screenshot 001)

Notability by Ginger Labs, the powerful iPhone and iPad note-taker to annotate documents, record lectures, sketch illustrations and more, has leaped to the Mac.

Now available in the Mac App Store for $9.99, the Mac edition completes the experience by extending functionality found in the iOS app to your desktop.

The app makes it easy to create notes by dragging PDFs, photos or audio files from your desktop to Notability.

Handwriting and sketches can be scaled, transformed, rotated, nudged and restyled to your liking. Most crucially, your notes will look the same on your Mac, iPad and iPhone and of course sync seamlessly between devices through iCloud.

In addition to capturing memorable media-rich notes and annotating documents, Notability lets you replay your notes by watching your typing and handwriting play back.

You can mark up documents and forms easily, as well as organize, backup and share your notes with support for Dropbox and Google Drive cloud storage, and more.

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Notability for Mac 1.0 (screenshot 003)

And rather expectedly, Notability for Mac features handy keyboard shortcuts to speed up common task and enable precision editing. For example, you can nudge handwriting and sketches by hitting the arrow keys on the keyboard.

Other key features include:

  • Type reports and outlines in a variety of fonts, sizes, colors and styles.
  • Text automatically reflows around images.
  • Handwriting has been fine-tuned to be smooth and expressive using a trackpad or mouse.
  • Sketch and write using a variety of colors, line widths, and styles.
  • Record audio during lectures and meetings to capture more detail.
  • Import audio recordings from other sources.
  • Notes are linked to audio recordings, so you can watch your typing and handwriting play back while you review a lecture or meeting. You can also use note replay to give audio feedback to students or colleagues.
  • Notes added during note playback will also link to the recording.
  • Import and annotate lecture slides, meeting agendas and PDFs.
  • Fill out and sign forms.
  • Use all the tools to mark up photos, maps, schematics, and more.
  • Organize your notes by subject.
  • Backup your notes to Dropbox and Google Drive automatically.
  • Share your notes with study groups and colleagues via email, Airdrop, Dropbox and Google Drive.

Notability is consistently one of the top iOS apps and among the App Store’s most popular note-taking software. Its agile developers were quick to embrace iOS 7 and didn’t waste time updating Notability with the matching styling shortly after iOS 7 debuted for public consumption in September of last year.

Recently, Apple named Notability its Free App of the Week, marking the first time ever the software has been slashed to zero bucks.

More on Notability is available at the Ginger Labs website.

Notability for Mac 1.0 (screenshot 004)

Notability for Mac 1.0 (screenshot 005)

Download Notability for $9.99 in the Mac App Store.

The 25.4-megabyte installer requires an Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.

The iPhone and iPad edition will set you back $2.99.

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  • Chris Gilmore

    This is the best note app I’ve had! I use it in my college classes every day. I’m so glad it came to the Mac now! Buying now!

    • Gary LE

      So u can just take a photo of class notes and write on top of the photo too?

      • Chris Gilmore

        Absolutely!

  • Tommy Gumbs

    Seriously….this is the best news ever. I use this app in classes, meetings, and for random notes. I’m so happy…..now Evernote will be deleted.

  • Rupinder S

    Wow, it looks so beautiful!

  • abazigal

    Finally. This was the missing piece of the puzzle. Have notability on my iPhone and iPad, but always found extracting the PDFs to my Mac very cumbersome. 🙂

    • Jerwyn Feria

      iOS 8 won’t give you that trouble for most apps but this notability update is too awesome