Widgets

Available on 14.7 for iOS and Mac Ventura, Monterey, and Sonoma. 

Overview

Use widgets to quickly create and access the notes you need immediately, without opening Notability.

Our widgets live directly on your Home Screen or desktop, where you can conveniently: 

  • Create a new note
  • Access a specific note
    • Select the note that'll appear here via long press or right click on the widget > Edit Widget > Choose a note from the list 
  • View a specific subject’s list of notes 
    • Select the subject that'll appear here via long press or right click on the widget > Edit Widget > Choose a subject
  • View your Recent Notes subject

Install Widgets

iOS

  1. Go to your device's Home Screen, then touch and hold until the apps start to shake
  2. Tap + button at the top left of the screen to open the widget gallery:File (1).jpg
  3. Add Notability's widget:image (4).png 

Apple Support: Add, edit, and remove widgets on iPhone
Apple Support: Add, edit, and remove widgets on iPad

Mac

  1. Right click on the desktop
  2. Go to Edit Widgets
  3. Add Notability’s widget.

Apple Support: Add and Customize Widgets on Mac

FAQ

Tapping to change which note appears in the Notes thumbnail widget seems unresponsive and the note doesn't change.

We're working on improving this behavior! For now, try waiting a bit between taps and it should start working again. If waiting doesn't help, let our support team know and they can assist further.

My widget's thumbnails are blank.

Try disabling Safe Mode and your note's contents should reappear in the thumbnail. 

My widget's thumbnails are low resolution.

Make an edit to the note, and that will improve the thumbnail resolution. If it doesn't help—after editing the note, background the Notability app to push a refresh to the widget.