Notability for Mac 1.0 (screenshot 005)

Notability by Ginger Labs, Apple’s Free App of the Week in May 2014 and one of the most popular note-taking apps in the App Store, on Monday issued its long-expected iOS 8 compatibility release in the App Store.

Version 5.3 offers support for iOS 8 and the new 4.7 and 5.5-inch resolutions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, respectively.

In addition to enhancing compatibility with the current version of Apple’s mobile operating system, this edition of Notability brings out a pair of new themes, revamped icons and menus in line with the overall iOS 8 look and feel and improvements regarding iCloud Drive support.

Notability for the iPhone and iPad is $2.99 in the App Store. The Mac edition will run you ten bucks.

The note-taking app now features two new themes, light and dark, and gives you new options that enable subject coloring. Sadly, the team hasn’t gotten around implementing the ability to bookmark pages on the iPhone the way you can on the iPad.

Notability for Mac also has full iCloud Drive support.

Notability 5.3 changelog

  • All-new light and dark themes including choices for subject coloring
  • Beautiful icons and menus throughout the app
  • iOS 8 compatibility
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support
  • Your notes are gorgeous on the iPhone 6 & 6 plus
  • iCloud Drive improvements
  • Bug fixes

As of April 2014, Notability is available on the Mac, too, priced at $9.99 a pop.

[App Store, Mac App Store]

  • Jason Baroni

    I have to test it on the iPhone 6 Plus, but as far as I tried on my iPhone 5, Notability has never made the cut as a good note taking app. It might be due to its small screen for hand writing also, however, I never picked it up as my daily driver note taking. Lets see now…

    • Star Lord

      I use it only on my iPad.

      • Jason Baroni

        I couldn’t use it on the Mini like I expected to. Do you use it on the Air? How that feels?

      • Star Lord

        For 9.7 inch screen it feels perfect. You get lot of room to edit and view your notes than iPhone 5/5s screen. Couldn’t tell abt 6/6Plus as i don’t have one.

        PS – I have iPad 3.

      • Jason Baroni

        It does sound better than the mini, definitely than the iPhone 5/s.

    • I disagree! The zoom mode makes for excellent handwritten notes even on a small iPhone display.

      • Jason Baroni

        Glad to know it works for you, Aidan! Is it your driver for texts and hand writing?

      • I use it all of the time for text notes. As for drawings / handwriting I’ve not really put the app through its paces but it seems to work well considering I’ve just been using my finger. I’m sure it’d work even better with an actual stylus / pen of some sort though…
        What I will say though is that I use it most on my iPad Air 2. It’s less useful to me on my iPhone unless I want to make a brief change to a note or just want to view a note. If your thinking of using it exclusively on an iPhone / iPod as great as it is unless you need to draw diagrams or illustrations (which would likely be difficult on a small iPhone unless you have the 6 Plus) you’re probably better off sticking to Pages, the stock Notes app or something else…

  • Romi

    The non support for the Adonit Jot Touch/script/pro stylus is a no go for me …. Too bad since it’s a better app than the one I use for taking notes on my iPad (which is Goodnote).