App of the Week: One of the best note-takers out there

By Stephen Noonoo
September 8th, 2015

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? Notability helps students take notes they’ll want to review, revisit, and actively use. If there’s a chart in the textbook they want to reference quickly, they can snap a picture and add it to their notes. If a concept is better explained by drawing a picture, they can do it right there, too. On a single page of notes, students can type, write, draw, highlight, record audio, cut, paste, and even insert content captured from websites.

Price: $3

Grades: 6-12

Pros: With multiple note-taking, sharing, and organization options, this is a great tool for app-enabled note-taking.

Cons: Some features are trickier to use than others, and those great audio files can get big.

Bottom line: An excellent tool that lets students make their notes thorough and useful in the way that best suits their learning styles and abilities.


About the Author:

Stephen Noonoo

Stephen Noonoo is the current editor of eSchool News. He is a former consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.