By Colin Gilboy, Chief Engineer at Ginger Labs
You open your phone with one goal in mind: buy your best friend a birthday gift. You intend to open Etsy and search for that style of vintage lamp that you had been discussing with him. But as you unlock your phone, your eyes adjust to the palette of shiny app icons, and without a conscious decision, your brain prioritizes a new goal: Twitter. …
May is Mental Health Awareness month in the US, but we believe mental health should be a priority in our lives every day!
To spark some positivity in your week and maybe even brighten your day, we’ve created some cheery activities we’d like to share with you!
Did you know that a simple act such as coloring or completing a maze can direct your attention away from yourself and serve as a great meditative excercise?
We created opportunities for you to try both!
Say hello to the Feel Good Journal, which is now available in the Notability Shop for FREE…
While our earth should be celebrated every day, Earth Day is a great time to spend extra time outdoors and give back to our planet — whether that’s by introducing more sustainable daily habits, volunteering time to clean local green spaces, or simply saving paper with Notability.
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At Ginger Labs, we’re not just about building great apps. We work hard, but we also love to have a good time! We believe social events are essential in creating strong working relationships and help to foster an environment where employees can just be themselves.
Here’s a peek into some of the fun that happens at Ginger Labs!
In tech, it may not be uncommon for employees to get catered lunch. Here at Ginger Labs, we take walks to our favorite lunch spots and choose what we want to eat — because not everyone wants to eat the same thing…
By Holmes Futrell, Notability engineer
One of my favorite aspects of Notability’s design is that every bit of content is editable and interactive after it’s created. For example, after you draw a diagram you can select, scale, and move it within your Notability document without it becoming pixelated. You can play back recorded audio and tap your handwritten notes to navigate the recording to the point in time at which you jotted those notes down. You can erase objects to split them apart using the Partial Eraser feature and then select those newly subdivided objects individually. …
Together, we at Ginger Labs create tools that are simple to use, yet powerful. Our goal is simple: make people’s lives easier. From the day Ginger Labs began, we committed to a culture rooted in openness and collaboration. We ensure every employee is empowered to make a direct impact on every aspect of our organization. We know our power lies in the talent of our employees, so we make sure that working at Ginger Labs is enjoyable and rewarding.
An inside look at new features and how they came to life.
If you’re currently studying in any STEM-related fields, you’re in luck! There are some new features available in our Shop that you’ll want to check out.
We’re always looking for ways to make schoolwork easier and more enjoyable for the millions of students who use Notability. When a Michigan-based engineer (and a long-time Notability super-fan), Zachary Reinke, reached out to us with an idea for STEM stickers, we were all ears! Zach initially was a self-taught engineer (thanks to YouTube videos and Kahn Academy classes). From those early…
Whether you’re a newbie or a master Notability user, read on to learn about some neat features that can power up your note-taking.
🍩 Create perfect shapes. Draw any shape and hold the ink for a moment; watch as the shape snaps perfectly into place. You can also erase perfect shapes! Try this: Draw a circle, hold the ink down, then erase a circle from the center. Wa-la you’ve made a donut. Now add sprinkles!
🎧 Listen to audio at the right pace. Adjust audio playback speed for your listening style. Audio speed options are: 0.7x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x.
10 years since Notability’s launch, 220 releases later….oh boy, are we excited to introduce Notability 10.0! This update brings powerful new features, fun improvements, and introduces the first-ever Notability Shop for all your creative needs! Here’s what’s new and what you can do:
Favorites toolbar: Now you can save and quickly switch between 8 of your go-to Pen, Highlighter, and Eraser styles in a separate toolbar. You can even place the toolbar anywhere your heart desires (or hide it completely)! It just got that much easier to doodle away.
Back-to-school time is just around the corner—oh my! So much has changed with many districts starting out the school year with remote learning.
If you're an educator, fear not! Change can be good if you’re able to embrace it. We’ve got some great new tips to share with you from 5th-grade teacher, Julie Bowles, as part of our Online Learning Series: Advice from Teachers. Also, you can find additional instructions on how to use Notability for teaching online in our Help Center.
We spoke to Julie back in March about her initial transition to remote teaching after nine years of…