Back on the list in 2019
Notability is a note-taking app for mobile devices and the desktop. It supports text, images, and audio recordings, and contains a sketchpad that lets you draw images as well as mark up images, Web clips, and clip art.
Availability: Download app for iPhone/iPad
Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: –
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: –
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 95
Past Overall Rankings
2018: – 2017: – 2016:151 2015: 67 2014: 74 2013: –
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Comments from some of those who selected Notability as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019
- “An IOS application that make taking digital notes during lectures an absolute dream.” Curriculum Leader, UK
- “Great note-taking app. Allows to add pages and external content to the original document. So participants ‘own’ and build a rich material which potentially captures the entire learning experience.” Benjamin De Wulf, Consultant, Belgium, 2016
- “This is an PDF annotation app. I send my documents to Showbie and my students send it from there into Notability. You can just as easily pull a document that you have shared on Google Drive as well. The biggest reason I like this app is that you can add on to the PDF. I create my Science notebooks this way; adding PDFs as we do different labs/activities, and then hand it in at the end of the unit in one PDF back to Showbie to be graded. Notability is not web-based, so students who do not have internet access can take their device home and access their work. I would suggest backing up your work to Google Drive (an option in the settings), so if your device crashes you do not loose your work.” Stephanie Martin, Primary/Secondary (K12) teacher, USA, 2016
- “This is a must-have student app; make sure your students have it on their tablet.” 2015
A Practical Guide to Notability
Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use Notability for teaching, training, learning and development.