The Doorway Effect is a documented psychological phenomenon that makes it difficult to stay focused when you switch contexts. These daily distractions overwhelmingly come from technology in the form of notifications, pop-ups, and reminders. As software designers, we have a responsibility to design thoughtful products that help rather than hinder productivity.


A little something we created to brighten your day



Daily Lunch 🥗

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…




The story behind the STEM tools

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…


From drawing perfectly shaped donuts to scanning documents, we bet there are some things you didn’t know you could do in Notability!


More creative tools, customization, and optional flair than ever before!

All your favorite tools within reach

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.


Notability Blog

Thoughts from the makers of Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation.

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