Most people around me know that I quite like the technology (For this reason I decided to study an engineering degree in telecommunications), and therefore always ask me about devices and programs to do certain tasks. One of the most common questions is: what is best program to take notes? The answer is never simple because it depends on how you like to take notes. Undoubtedly, Evernote is the most currently popular ‘digital’ notebooks. However, if you are looking for a ‘digital’ notebook that lets you do all those things you used to do on a paper notebook, the answer is Notability.

Notability is a program for iOS that allows all kinds of notes. You can enter notes using the keyboard, using your finger or a stylus, you can include an image or photo (or part of it), you can include audio and video, you can draw …. all at the same time. I think the best way to explain the ability of Notability has is through the next picture where we can see how everything I mentioned above appears simultaneously on a single sheet of Notability.


The experience with Notability is really amazing. And lets do the same on any document pdf. You feel you can do anything, as we do with paper notebooks. In addition, the classification system of the notes is simple and transparent. It also includes several export options that will satisfy most users. If I was again student, I would use Notability to take notes without any doubt.

The main drawback I detected about Notability is that you could only modify your notes via smartphone or tablet. But few days ago, Gingerlabs, the company that created Notability, has released a new version for MAC OSX with the same options you have in the version for iOS. So now, I can finish my review and annotate notes on my computer. This synchronization is performed by iCloud, so you do not need to configure anything.

Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting and useful programs that can be found today.

Link to iOS (2.69 euros)
Link for MAC OS X (8.99 euros)