Notability Wish List (Updated 2021)

iPad pro with Notability and Agenda split viewed. With a cup of Latte

Better organisation 

We would like Notability to adopt a folders-within-folders organisation system. We need more control over how we organise our notes in the app.

Page rotation

Physically turning our iPads to write notes in landscape feels a bit primitive in 2020. Page rotation is a must-have for a note-taking app. Or at least provide us with landscape paper templates. 

Better page customisation

  • saving custom templates 
  • different page templates in the one notebook
  • more page size options

Notability needs to work on its page customisation and interaction. Multiple page selection, for a note-taking app, is a fundamental feature.

Auto-switching from eraser to pen

Yes, this can be useful. 

Easier access to the redo button

Gestures are faster. The three-finger gesture swipe to the right lets you redo. But our community wants a dedicated icon anyway.

Improved hyperlink interactions

We want to:

  • create hyperlinks (🤔 They now support exporting active hyperlinks. It’s a step in the right direction).

Support on multiple platforms. 

Notability is currently available on iOS/iPadOS and macOS only. Windows and Android versions will be much appreciated—that way, people are not limited to just one type of device to enjoy using the application. It will mean syncing via other Cloud services as well. 

True dark mode

But of course, it’s necessary.

Improved lasso tool selection options

The lasso tool in Notability selectively selects only your handwritten sections. What happens to our mages and text? That level of discrimination is unacceptable in 2020, lol! We should at least be able to select everything on the page. 

Improvement of PDF features

It would be awesome to see outlines in Notability. Not all PDFs have hyperlinks, but most have outlines. 

Bring back the in-app web browser

According to the Notability developers, they changed this because Apple changed its privacy policies. So far, it seems only Ginger Labs has responded to that change. All the other developers from other apps are not listening. Am just saying. Maybe Notability was affected by this because of how they coded for the feature. Is that even a thing?

Adding more things to notes

Yes, we need the ability to insert more things into our notes. Tables and videos mostly. Anything else you can think of?

Add a pencil tool

The last and final request which we agree with: please add a pencil tool.

Text alignment ✅

It’s still limited to text boxes only though. We look forward to having it on the text we add directly onto our pages.

Better backup restoration

We should be able to recover our organisation from backup in Notability, not just dividers. Recovering notes from backup is currently a nightmare in Notability. We hope our developers can make that experience better for us. Learn more about backup and syncing your digital notes.

Comments · 3

  1. Better restoration! How is it possible that Notabiliy can restore dividers but not subjects? I live in abject fear that I’ll lose my data by accident and when I restore it I’ll have thousands of notes jumbled together which will need to be resorted. It happened once and not only did it take hours to fix, but all of my files were restored in duplicate.

  2. Please,
    -Add the folders-whitin-folders organisation!
    -Add the option for landscape rotation!
    These features are very important
    Thank you

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