Archive: App Updates

Check out our past app updates below!

11.8, November 2022
11.7, September 2022
11.6, August 2022
10.2, December 2020
9.2, December 2019
8.0, August 2018

11.8.10, Jan 2023


  • Fixed an issue while renaming notes where the title would revert back to the old one
  • Improved bulk cut and delete actions on multiple pages in the page manager
  • Fixed crashes on Mac that would happen sometimes if you closed a window
  • Fixed a broken link in the Dash 2023 Portrait Planner

11.8.9, Jan 2023


  • Fixed an issue where resetting a Notability account password wouldn't work from in app

11.8.8, December 2022


  • Fixed a visual issue when dragging organizers and subjects

11.8.7, December 2022


  • Improves ability to select usernames while publishing a note

Mac Only changes

  • Fixed an issue with right click copy paste on multiple pages in the page manager
  • Added a select all and deselect all button to the recently deleted notes menu

11.8.6, December 2022


  • Improved the visibility of the lasso tool on dark paper
  • Improved rotated image and sticker selection logic
  • Fixed an issue with image captions in night mode
  • Fixed an issue with the note title in night mode
  • Improved page break visibility by making them slightly thicker

11.8.4, November 2022

In this version we have added 2023 planners and improved some templates for you.


  • Stay organized and start planning for 2023 with the Dash Portrait Planner and the Digital Life Planner.
  • Improved the Basic Rule, Grid and Dot templates so they are consistently spaced.
  • Grid spacings now match physical unit measurements.

11.8.3, November 2022


  • Added support for toggling Night Mode from the note on iPhone
  • Fixed displaying valid parts of corrupted PDFs
  • Fixed a crash on launch for some MDM users
  • Fixed print modal not appearing sometimes
  • Fixed an issue with unnecessary code running on app launch

11.8, November 2022

In 11.8 we’re excited to bring you Night Mode! View your notes with a dark appearance at the flip of a switch. Use Night Mode to review and take notes at night or in dark spaces! 

You can turn Night Mode on from within your notes by pressing the three vertical dots in the top right of the note > View > Night Mode.

Or from the Settings Menu > Themes > Night Mode.

And for you hardcore users with an iPad keyboard, Cmd + i can be used to toggle Night Mode faster than other means. Just make sure you're not actively editing text so it doesn't turn on italics instead.

For more details, check out this help center article.

11.7.7, November 2022

  • Fixed an issue causing an unexpected increase in app size.
  • Fixed an issue with the image context menu.
  • Fixed a crash on indexing PDFs.
  • Fixed a bug with Face ID and password settings.
  • Fixed an issue where some documents could not be shared to Notability.

11.7.6, November 2022

  • Fixed an issue with the page manager button on the bookmark filter.
  • Improved layouts for settings on smaller screens.

11.7.4, November 2022

We’ve made it easier to publish to the Gallery and fixed some crashes for you.

Changelist below:

  • We made it easier than ever to publish to the Gallery!
  • Added more iOS 16 Apple Pencil support.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the import subject picker.
  • Fixed a rare crash when trying to contact support.

If you’re looking for more tips on how to use and publish your notes to the Gallery, make sure you check out our blog post here.

11.7.3, October 2022

  • Fixed a loading hang when canceling a password prompt on app start
  •  Improvements to messaging while restoring plans

11.7.2, October 2022

We fixed crashes that could occur when trying to start audio recordings, improved triggering the PDF smart highlighter and addressed a bug with straight line highlights.

Full changelist below:

  • Fixed crashes that can occur when trying to start audio recordings.
  • Added a cancel button to Web Clip previews.
  • Better text styling support in iPad split views.
  • Improved triggering the PDF smart highlighter to allow for short straight lines.
  • Fixed a bug where straight line highlights did not work on PDF pages.

11.7.1, September 2022

We’ve improved app launch time and addressed some bugs.

Full changelist below:

  • Fixed showing the selected Laser Pointer color in Presentation Mode.
  • Fixed paste as image aspect ratios.
  • Fixed issues with highlighting and typing in some notes in the Mac app.
  • Fixed a bug when choosing default note templates.
  • Fixed an issue where the zoom box may inadvertently move.
  • Improved app launch time.

11.7, September 2022

We’ve improved highlighting text in PDF’s, revamped our subscription settings page and addressed some iOS 16 issues!

Full changelist below:

  • PDF text highlights are now faster and smarter! Tap and hold on PDF text to snap and begin highlighting. The highlights can now be edited, styled and erased like regular ink.
  • The subscription settings page has been redesigned for easier use and contains FAQ's. 
  • We've addressed issues in iOS 16 to pave the way for Notability on new devices.
  • Fixed an issue with creating and editing Math media objects on iPhone.
  • Fixed an issue where text would not align with some templates.

11.6, August 2022

We’ve made some performance improvements for slow exports and fixed an issue where search results would not persist after entering a note.

Full changelist below:

  • Select images, stickers, handwriting (and more!) and edit them all together
  • Notifications for activity in the Gallery
  • Search note contents in the Gallery
  • Performance improvements for slow exports
  • Fixed bug where search results disappear after opening a note

10.3, Notability for Mac 

Our 10.3 release brings the Notability for iPad experience you know and love to Mac! Our new Mac app is free to download for our current iPad and iPhone customers. Check out our FAQ here.

10.2, December 2020

  • Link Sharing: Create and share links to notes
  • Math Conversion: Transform handwritten equations into a hi-res scalable image
  • STEM 1.01 Sticker Pack is now available

9.4, June 2020

  • Audio Improvements
    • Recordings can now be named.
    • Ability to Trim, Split, Merge and Reorder recordings 
  • Handwriting Search and Recognition now available in Danish, Filipino (Tagalog), Indonesian, Malay, Polish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Sticky Note and Text Box background colors can be set with custom colors.

9.2, December 2019

  • Highlighter Improvements
    • Highlighter color will appear more vivid and behind the text, making the text pop.
    • Eraser tool erases highlighter before ink to make editing notes easier.
  • Import Improvements
    • Documents can now be imported directly into Notability from the Files app.
  • Search Improvements
    • Troubleshoot unsearchable notes that have not been indexed properly. Any unindexed notes will appear at the top of your search results.

8.4, January 2019

  • Feature Updates and Improvements
  • Fixed an issue when sending multiple files via Airdrop.
  • Text boxes now accurately paste formatted text.
  • Newly created text boxes use the previous backgrounds.
  • Fixed an issue where logging into OneDrive could fail silently for university and business accounts.
  • Squashed bugs related to adding new subjects.
  • Fixed formatting issues with converted files in Thai, Arabic, Hebrew and other right-to-left languages.

8.3, November 2018

8.2, August 2018

  • Feature Updates and Improvements
    • You can now use any font you've installed on your iPad. After you install a font with an app like iFont or AnyFont, the font will automatically appear in Notability's list of fonts.
    • Your recently used fonts now appear at the top of the font menu.
    • You can now use more built-in fonts for non-Roman characters.
    • When you use Text-to-Speech, Notability now detects the language of your selected text to read the text in a voice designed for that specific language.
    • When you make a new subject, it's now inserted below the currently selected subject.
    • Search is now even faster for long notes.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that made search results inaccurate after adding/removing pages.
    • Fixed a bug that disabled the “Keep iPad Awake” option after taking a picture in Notability.
    • Fixed a bug that made search highlights fail to appear.
    • Fixed a bug that made the page manager fail to open.

8.0, August 2018

This is a major update for Notability! We've added powerful new features: handwriting recognition, handwriting-to-text conversion, viewing two notes side-by-side (Multi-Note), switching between notes quickly without going back to the Library, and an updated Help Center.