Thursday, March 14, 2013

iPads as Digital Paper = Notability

Notability is a powerful digital note taking app that allows users to create digital paper that can include:

  • Text
  • Images
  • Audio
  • Freehand Writing

Along with creating notes from scratch, Notability is also an outstanding PDF annotation tool.


While the application is relatively straight forward, there are a few features that typically need explaining to a first time user. To help those getting comfortable with Notability, I thought this video tutorial might be a help.

It is important to keep in mind when using Notability that the contents in the app are stored locally on that single iPad. If the iPad is damaged or the app is deleted, all of the contents within the app will be lost. It is highly recommended that the contents of the app be periodically backed up using the "open in" feature from the app. Notability will "open in" Google Drive, Dropbox and many other cloud storage tools.




1 comment:

  1. Great Post! The teachers and students in grades 6-9 at my school will be using Notabilty next year for note taking and pdf annotating. Recently they have added the ability to sync with a cloud based destination like Google Drive or Dropbox. This is a great way to keep all of the notes backed up.