3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2014 7:53 AM by Alfred DeRose
kngoffools Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently started using the Notability note taking app w/ my iPad mini and iPhone 5s.   I know the app is now compatible w/ iCloud however I was wondering if there is a way that I can view the notes that I take on my iPad on my macbook (Mavericks 10.9.4).  The app is only able to be used on iPad and iPhone but I would be satisfied w/ just being able to view the pdf notes I have taken on my macbook when I get home (bigger screen).  Thanks.

MacBook, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 Level 5 (7,025 points)

    This is a question probably better posed to Ginger Labs, the developer of Notability. As you already know, Notability is an iOS-only app and there is (currently) no Mac version.


    That said, you do have the ability to export notes and save them to a variety of places, including Dropbox, Google Drive, and any WebDAV server. There they can be opened by compatible apps on your Macbook. The export allows you to select what gets exported including the PDF, Paper, and the audio recordings associated with a note.


    Just understand that you have to do this individually for each note, and if you change your notes, they will not be synced back and forth.

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (17,975 points)

    Unfortunately, and as stated by Notability's support site, the iCloud feature is only meant to sync the notes between iOS devices.  There's no real storage on iCloud of the notes that you can access.


    You can however turn on the Auto-Backup feature, and have a copy of the notes be stored on a Cloud service such as Dropbox or Google Drive automatically, which you can then access from your MacBook through a browser, or their own Apps.

  • Alfred DeRose Level 5 Level 5 (7,025 points)

    Phil, I had not noticed the auto backup feature. This is clearly a better solution if the OP wants access to all their notes. Nice work!