Drag and Drop in Notability (iOS)

Overview

Notability 7.0 adds support for the Drag and Drop feature added in iOS 11. It's a fast way to move handwriting, text, and even entire notes into, out of, and within Notability. This guide describes everything you can do with Drag and Drop so far.

Dragging and dropping an item takes three steps:

  1. Select: Press and hold an item to select it.
    • Optionally, tap more items to select them, too.
  2. Drag: Drag the items into an app that supports Drag and Drop.
    • While dragging items, you can switch notes in Notability and even switch to completely different apps.
  3. Drop: Let go of the item to release it.

Drag and Drop from Other Apps to Notability

While Editing a Note

  • Drag selected text into a note.
  • Drag selected text into a text box.
  • Drag an image or GIF into a note.
  • Drag a document (like a PDF) into a note to add it to the end of the note.
  • Drag a link to a web page into a note to add the web page to the end of the note.
  • Drag an audio file (like an MP3 file) into a note to add the file to the note's recordings.

While Viewing Your List of Notes

  • Drag a file into your list of notes to import the file as a new note or append it to an existing note.

Drag and Drop from Notability to Other Apps

While Editing a Note

  • Drag an image to export it as an image.
  • Drag a text box to export it as an image.
  • Drag an area selected with the scissors to export it as an image.

While Viewing Your List of Notes

  • Drag one or more notes to export them in Notability's .note format.

Drag and Drop within Notability

While Editing a Note

  • Drag selected text to move it within a note.
  • Drag selected text to paste it into another note.
  • While using the text or scissors tool, drag an image to move it within a note.
  • While using the text or scissors tool, drag an image to paste it into another note.
  • While using the scissors tool, drag a selected area to make an image out of it.

While Viewing Your List of Notes

  • Drag one or more notes into a subject.
  • Drag one or more notes onto a closed divider to open the divider and then move the notes into a subject.
  • Drag a divider or subject to move it in your list of dividers and subjects.
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