How to add a bookmark in Notability

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The Notability app has taken note taking on iOS devices to a whole new level. With the great features and functionality on offer, it's hard to find a more suitable app for working with documents than this one.

That being said, one of the essential features when working with documents is the ability to add bookmarks. But how do you mark a page in Notability? If you're looking for answers, you've come to the right place.



This article shares step-by-step instructions on how to add bookmarks in Notability on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. As a bonus, you'll learn how to navigate to your bookmark pages and get rid of bookmarks you no longer need.

How to Add a Bookmark in Notability on an iPhone

Bookmarks allow us to keep track of where we left off while reading or working with files. Bookmarking a page in Notability is particularly useful if you regularly work with longer documents. The feature allows you to quickly access the page you need without browsing hundreds of pages each time.

So, once you start the Notability app on your iPhone and open a document, you'll see a thumbnail preview of all the pages in that file. To add a page to your favorites, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the document from which you want to add a page in Notability.
  2. Find the page you want to bookmark in the thumbnail preview.
  3. Tap the gray bookmark symbol located in the upper right corner of the thumbnails page.

The bookmark icon for this page will now turn red. This means that you have successfully added a page to your favorites.



Notes: You can only bookmark entire pages in Notability. The option to bookmark chunks of text is not yet available.

View bookmarked pages in Notability on an iPhone

To access your bookmarked pages, navigate to the red bookmark icon in the menu. It's the icon that looks like the bookmark on your document's thumbnail page.

You will have access to all your bookmarked pages under the same tab.

Unmark a page in Notability on an iPhone

Maybe you're done using a page and don't need to bookmark it anymore. If so, you can unbookmark a page in Notability by simply tapping the red bookmark icon for that page.

Once the red icon turns gray, it means the page is no longer bookmarked.

You can now bookmark and remove a page in Notability on your iPhone.

How to Add a Bookmark in Notability on an iPad

There are many reasons to add bookmarks to pages in Notability. On the one hand, it makes it easier to organize your documents. It also makes it easier to navigate through long documents. Plus, it's super convenient to use – requiring just one tap.

You can bookmark any page in your Notability app on an iPad by following the steps below:

  1. Launch the Notability app on your iPad.
  2. Open the file you want to work with in the Notability app.
  3. Locate the page you want to bookmark.
  4. Tap the bookmark icon that appears above the page.

Note that the Notability app currently only allows bookmarking of entire pages. You cannot bookmark a paragraph or sentence only.



View bookmarked pages in Notability on an iPad

Notability lets you see all of your bookmarked pages under one tab. Simply tap the bookmark icon in the menu to access the thumbnail page preview with all your bookmarked pages.

Delete bookmarks from a page in Notability on an iPad

To delete a bookmarked page, just tap the red bookmark icon in the page thumbnail. If the bookmark icon turns gray, it means it is no longer bookmarked.

You can now bookmark and remove a page in Notability on your iPad.

How to Add a Bookmark in Notability on a Mac

Mac users can organize their notes however they like with the Notability app. Not only is it easy to take notes, but structuring your content is also a breeze. An important feature that facilitates access to specific pages is the bookmark function.

Bookmarking is incredibly handy if you often work with long documents. By bookmarking pages, you can easily access them at any time. In addition, all bookmarked pages are grouped under a specific tab, which gives extra neatness to your projects.

To bookmark a page in Notability using your Mac, follow the steps below:

  1. Run the Notability app on your Mac.
  2. Open the document from which you want to bookmark a page.
  3. You will see a preview of the thumbnail page on the right. Locate the page you want to bookmark.
  4. Tap the gray bookmark icon in the upper right corner of this thumbnail page.

You have now bookmarked that specific page and can notice how the bookmark icon has turned red.



Note that the current Notability app only allows bookmarking of entire pages. You cannot yet bookmark pieces of text. However, you can still highlight specific parts of your document to make them stand out.

Delete bookmarks from a page in Notability on a Mac

If you need to restore your pages in Notability, you can always undo your action.

To delete a bookmarked page, simply click on the red bookmark icon on that page. Once it turns gray again, that means it's not bookmarked anymore.

View bookmarked pages in Notability on a Mac

The best thing about bookmarks is that you can access all your bookmarked pages under one tab. Simply navigate to the red bookmark icon in the right menu above the thumbnail page previews and next to the document search icon.

When you click the red bookmark icon, the thumbnail menu with your document pages will show thumbnail previews of your bookmarked pages only.

Notability bookmarks all the way

As you can see from the steps above, bookmarking a page in Notability is incredibly simple. Now that you know how to bookmark, unbookmark, and access your bookmarked pages in the app, you can organize your documents even better.

This article shares everything there is to know about bookmarking pages in Notability. If you have any questions on the subject, share them in the comments section below.

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