The newest versions of Notability automatically stash your Notes in iCloud – which is nice UNTIL something goes awry.
Notability is as slow as Christmas, and you see the “I’m-working-on-it-spinning-icon” more often than not.
We’ve also seen where Notability was trying to bring back notes from LAST YEAR which were not needed [nor appreciated].
Notability has offloaded some of your notes in iCloud, and is having trouble fetching them back.
HOW TO FIX IT:
FIRST: Make absolutely sure your notes are backed up to Google Drive. If you haven’t organized them using Subjects and Dividers, now is a REAL good time to set that up. It will save TONS of time later.
SECOND: In Notability, go into Settings –> iCloud. Turn it OFF.
You very well might see some of your notes, dividers, and subjects disappear. If that happens, setup the notes and dividers again manually, and then download the missing material from Google Drive.
Some basic things to check when your iPad is misbehaving – weird problems like email not downloading, or not being able to download Moodle docs into Notability, etc.
1) Do you have any room open in your ipad?
2) Have you done the Reboot Dance lately?
3) Do you have an active internet connection?
4) Are you on the correct network?
Make sure you’re on MDS-student and not MDS-tech in Settings
5) Is your OS up to date?
Settings –> General –> Software Update
If not, we can switch your network and get it updated at school [takes about an hour], or you can update it at home.
6) Have you tried the Moodle document download using a different web browser?
Imagine being able to drag and drop pretty much anything from another app into a Notability Note.
With IOS 11, you can! [well, almost all the time.]
It’s a fast way to move handwriting, text, and even entire notes into, out of, and within Notability. This guide describes everything you can do with Drag and Drop so far.
Dragging and dropping an item takes three steps:
Select: Press and hold an item to select it.
- Optionally, tap more items to select them, too.
Drag: Drag the items into an app that supports Drag and Drop.
- While dragging items, you can switch notes in Notability and even switch to completely different apps.
Drop: Let go of the item to release it.
CLICK HERE for all the details.
You can save a LOT of time using this feature!