Recording and Playing Audio (Mac)

Audio recordings are helpful when reviewing notes. The microphone on Mac will record nearby sounds during a class or meeting. In Notability, your notes will automatically link to recordings, so during playback, you can click a part of your note and hear what was being said when you wrote it.

Recording Audio

  1. Click in the toolbar to start a recording.
  2. Click again to stop recording.

Note Playback

  • To play a recording, click  by the microphone in the toolbar, then click the play button.
  • Use to navigate your note. Click anything that was added while recording to jump to that point in the audio.
  • To adjust playback speed, click .
  • To rewind 10 seconds to hear what was just, click .
  • Click-and-drag the scrubber to move to a specific point in the recording.
  • To manage recordings, click .
    • To hear a specific recording, click that recording.
    • To delete a recording, select it, control-click it or tap the trackpad with two fingers; then click "Delete".
    • To turn off Note Replay, uncheck the box. Audio will play, but your notes will not be animated.

Adding MP3 or MP4 Audio Files

You can add audio files to notes in several ways. Drag an audio file from the desktop onto:

  • An open note. Click the chevron or down arrow next to the microphone to listen to the audio.
  • The note list. A new note will be created containing that audio file.
  • A subject. A new note will be created in that subject containing the audio file.
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