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Notability might be the best note-taking application we've seen for the iPad, with tons of useful features that are easily accessed through the app's intuitive interface. Perfect for students or really anyone who needs to gather and organize information, Notability lets you use your onscreen keyboard (or a compatible Bluetooth keyboard) to keep track of information by grouping your notes into categories by subject.
You can start a new note by tapping on the Compose button, or open an existing note from the start screen. You have the option to open notes from Dropbox, or from your iDisk on MobileMe, or you can open a note directly out of the iPad e-mail app. You can then organize notes by subject to make it easy to find an older note, or you can use the search box if you know what you're looking for. In the beginning we found the unnamed buttons a little difficult to understand, but a quick run through Notability's help section made it easy to organize, move, and export notes with only a few touches on the screen.
Along with notes you can add images and other media, and Notability even offers an area where you can draw your own diagrams, make charts, and crop your images to make them fit your particular project. Unlimited undo and redo are also available so you have plenty of room to experiment.
When you've finished writing and organizing your notes, you can quickly export one or all of your notes to e-mail, your iTunes library, Dropbox, or your iDisk, or send them to your server via WebDAV.
Overall, we think Notability has the tools and added features to be one of the best in the iTunes App Store. If you're looking for a great way to take notes on your iPad in a school or work setting, Notability is must-have app.
*** ON SALE - 80% OFF ***Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad.Notability encourages productivity to be beautiful. Use our gorgeous retina ink to capture information, while liberating yourself from piles of paper and books by keeping this data in Notability.** Full-featured Handwriting **Stunning retina ink makes capturing ideas easy and awesome. Notability's zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Your notes should be as unique as you are, so choose your favorite style pen and paper to create beautiful notes.** PDF Annotation **The same tools that help you take beautiful notes in Notability equip you to annotate PDFs: handwrite, type, and record. Then share these annotations through email or a cloud service.Bookmark important pages and easily find annotations.** Advanced Word-Processing **Features like styling, outlining, text boxes, and spell check are the perfect tools to get the job done quickly and accurately. Other tools like bullets, bold, italic, underline, font presets, cursor controls, and more, seamlessly integrate to help you create rich notes.** Linked Audio Recording **Audio recordings automatically link to your notes, so go ahead and take notes with confidence. While reviewing your notes, just tap a word to hear what was said at that moment. Use the recording feature to capture your own voice for memos, presentations, or speech practice.** Auto-sync **Work with confidence: with Notability's auto-sync, your notes are always backed up in the cloud. Choose your favorite cloud service: Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or WebDAV.** Media Insertion **Enhance your notes by adding pictures from your photo library or from the iPad camera. Insert web clips, figures, and drawings to compliment your notes. Crop, resize, and draw on images to make them perfect. ** Library Organization **Your ideas and notes are incredibly important to you, so Notability makes it simple to organize, protect and share this information. Import notes, PDFs, and RTFs from the cloud or web. Also, import .doc, .ppt, and .xls files as PDFs using Google Drive. We always love to hear from customers, so join us on Facebook and Twitter, or send us an email.
What's new in this version:
** Performance around the world **- Google Drive support- Import .doc, .ppt, and .xls files as PDFs with Google Drive- Improved performance across the app- Localized into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese- Read-only mode- Quick access to handwriting tools when zoom writing- Improved keyboard toolbar with easy-to-use font favorites- Bookmark pages and find annotations- iOS 6 support- In-app help- Improved bluetooth audio support- Drag and drop photos into a note- ... See all new features »