Organizing Your Library

Learn about organizing your notes below. If you have any feature requests for improving our library system, please submit it here


Notability's Library lets you put notes in groups:

  • Notes are your individual files.
  • Subjects let you group notes together.
  • Dividers let you group subjects together.

Making Subjects and Dividers

  1. Tap .
  2. Tap "Create Subject" or "Create Divider".
  3. Type in a name.
  4. Tap "Done".

Moving Notes into Subjects

Individual Note

  1. Press and hold on a note's thumbnail.
  2. Drag the thumbnail over a subject.
  3. Let go to drop the note into the subject.

Bulk Notes


  1. Tap "Edit".
  2. Tap notes to select them.
  3. Press and hold a note's thumbnail.
  4. Drop the thumbnail into a subject.


  1. Hold "Shift" and click on a note's thumbnail. 
  2. Drag notes to subject. 

Editing Subjects and Dividers

iPad and iPhone

  1. Open Notability's Library.
  2. On iPhone, tap note-btn-subjectList_2x.png.
  3. Tap "Edit" in the top left corner.
  4. To move a subject or divider, press and hold . Then drag up or down.
    • Closed dividers take their subjects with them.
    • Open dividers leave subjects where they are.
  5. To edit a subject or divider, tap .
    • Tap "Name" to rename a subject or divider.
    • Tap "Color" to change a subject's color.
    • Toggle on "Lock Subject" to lock a specific subject.
      You can read more about locked subjects here.
    • Tap "Delete" to delete a subject or divider.
      • Deleting a subject will also delete the notes in the subject.
      • Deleting a divider will only delete the divider—not the subjects in it.


  • Right-click on a divider or subject to edit, rename, or delete. 

Sorting Notes


  1. Open a subject.
  2. Scroll above the first note in the subject to find the sort options.
    • Name
    • Modified Date
    • Created Date


  • Go to " View > Sort Notes" and select from the sort options.
    • Name
    • Modified Date
    • Created Nate 

  • Right-click on a subject name and select "Sort Notes" to display the same sort options as above.
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