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About Notability

Notability was developed for the iPad by Ginger Labs. Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF documents, typing, recording, and organizing of notes. It allows you to freely share through the integration of many other tools such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Email, Twitter, printing and so much more. You can use this app to capture notes on PDF documents during class, workshops and other get togethers.

Many students here at Winona State will begin using their iPads for taking notes during class. Notability is the perfect app for that. You will find Notability to be easy for its functionality, note organization system, and ability to detect a stylus.

  1. Explore your ideas with words, photographs & sketches
  2. Iterate easily with your team
  3. Create insightful content to express your vision
  4. Learn something new by listening, reading and writing
  5. Synchronize notes with recordings
  6. Travel light and take your projects anywhere
  7. Organize information in a way that suits you

Read all about the above features.

Notability Requirements

WSU students can get Notability for free if you:

  • Have an iPad
  • Have your WSU iPad enrolled in Airwatch
  • Know your Apple ID and Password
    • If you forgot Apple ID password click here

Notability on Google Play

  • Notability is NOT available for free to Android users at this time
    • Google Play Store does not yet have a way for WSU to purchase applications for campus-wide distribution.

Installing Notability From WSU Apps

1. Go to the WSU Apps icon in your iPad.

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2. In WSU Apps, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Notability Icon.

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3. Then tap "install" at the top right of the screen.

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4. A pop-up will appear, tap "Install."

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5. A prompt may pop-up asking you to accept an invite. Tap "Accept Invite". If no invitation prompt, continue to step 6.

  • Please follow the next few pop-ups to enable your account to associate with WSU.
  • Repeat steps 1 - 4 after your account has been associated.

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6. A green banner at the bottom of your screen will say "Request to install the app was received."

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7. You may also see a new pop-up that will say "App Installation" click install to begin installation.

8. Press the home button IPAD 2 FAULTY HOME BUTTON.JPG and wait until the app appears.

  • Please be patient as Notability is more then 60mb's and may take a couple minutes to download.
  • Repeat Steps 1-5 if download has not started. Be sure to completely close out of WSU Apps before repeating the steps.

9. Once the app has completed downloading, click the Notability app Notability Icon Homescreen.PNG and start noting away!

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Important Backup Information

When setting up your Notability backup (Settings>Auto-backup>Google Drive (example)) be sure to set the correct format for the type of files you have created. The default setting here is *.PDF. If you are taking notes with audio be sure to set this format to "NOTE". If you leave the default and it saves as *.pdf the audio will not be saved with the file.

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