GoodNotes 4

GoodNotes 4

By Time Base Technology Limited

Score: 4.5
From 12,123 Ratings


GoodNotes 5 is now available. A modern GoodNotes version including many new features and improvements, such as: * FLEXIBLE SCROLLING: choose between horizontal and vertical page scrolling * FOLDERS: create infinite levels of folders and subfolders * GLOBAL SEARCH: search and find everything. From handwritten notes, typed text, to document and folder titles. Across your whole library. It is available as a free/discounted upgrade to GoodNotes 4 customers through the “GoodNotes 5 Upgrade Bundle”. ### GoodNotes lets you take beautiful handwritten notes and annotate PDF documents. The handwritten notes are searchable and are created using a pioneering vector ink engine. Thanks to iCloud sync, your documents in GoodNotes will synchronize between your iPad and iPhone automatically. ## Make Your Handwritten Notes Last Forever ## GoodNotes features a state-of-the-art digital ink technology that will look great even with future super-high resolution displays. ## OCR: Search Handwritten Notes ## Just type in the search box what you're looking for and then tap Search. ## Better Than Paper Notebooks ## Type with the keyboard, insert images, or draw perfect shapes easily; mix between any kind of papers or even insert PDF docs inside a notebook; rearrange or delete pages as you like. It is very flexible. ## Annotate PDF Documents; Fill and Sign Forms ## Great for saving time, paper, and the environment. Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files are supported too. ## Large Collection of Beautiful Covers and Papers ## Each template is carefully designed in vector format. There are lined papers, graph papers, music papers, and lots of notebook covers to choose from. Add your own template with an image or a PDF file. ## GoodNotes Does Not Slow You Down ## Thanks to the powerful zoom window feature, you can write quickly with your fingers or with a stylus in a large area, and your handwriting will be shrunk automatically. ## Just Write Them Down and Don’t Worry ## You can correct any mistake any time and it won’t become messy. The lasso tool will let you move things around or even resize them. ## Protect Your Valuable Data ## GoodNotes features a trash function to protect from accidental deletion. It can also backup your data to Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive automatically. ## GoodNotes is Also a Digital Whiteboard ## Your audience will not see the user interface — just the content — and you can choose which part of the page to show them. Many teachers and lecturers are already using GoodNotes to teach. ================ The screenshots use material from Wikipedia articles Photoelectric effect[1] and Internal combustion engine[2], which are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0[3]. [1] [2] [3]



  • Stop trying to sell me #5

    By Heroe3000
    My GoodNotes 4 was excellent now it take to long to load my books. Annoying me every time I open the app trying to sell me the 5. Will change my review if they change.
  • Paperless Bullet Journal and Sketch Notes perfection

    By IvanLasston
    I have been trying to go paperless for a while now and this app is what I reach for - for any notes. Key features for me - Ability to use any PDF as templates. - Notebook organization - Apple Pencil feels like a real pen and paper as far as response -written text is searchable - and seems to be handwriting independent -Convert to typed text - leaves written text alone. -Overview of notebook is great for bullet journaling -Versions for iPad, iPhone. (MacOS had a version but it off the US App Store right now) Fixed/additions from Version 4 -Lasso tool and eraser only respond to Apple Pencil when connected. No longer responds to finger input with Apple Pencil present. -Don’t have/need an uncategorized note folder. -adding/selecting pictures is much more streamlined -New brush pen is very good for pressure sensitive writing Some things I’d like to see -Overview zoom - version 4 didn’t have a full screen mode but the zoom level of the pages made it easier to see the bullets from bullet journaling. If I could choose the zoom level of the overview mode it would make bullet journaling a lot better. -template/setup import. I was able to migrate my notebooks from version 4 - and to different installs of the app. That cloud sync works great - but there is nothing I’ve found to import my template setup. I have 40 some odd pdf templates across 4 template folders I use and organize and I have to set that up on every install/update. -Orthogonal only perfect shape mode - the convert to shape mode is quite good - but it still tries to draw parallelograms when I want squares and rectangles. This isn’t terrible if you are using a grid or dot paper template. But - an orthogonal only - perfect shape mode (circles only, equal triangles, squares, and rectangles only) would be a great addition. TL;DR - works great for bullet journal, sketch notes, templates pdf and picture annotation with a few minor nits.
  • Will change my review

    By Not an iOS wizard
    This app does not support any smart stylus outside of the Apple Pencil. So unless you have a IPad Pro, your smart stylus will lose some of its effectiveness. I use a IPad Air 2 and an Adonit Pixel stylus to take notes for school. I would gladly write a 5 star review if this is changed in the future.
  • Best paperless note taking app

    By crazynursingstudent
    I’m a nursing student and this app has made note taking amazing! Being able to categorize notes in to each separate category, drag and drop lecture notes and pictures in to notes is ones of the best features of this app!
  • Diverse

    By Mitsoga
    Colors, stylus, uploading, interfaces with my iPad 4th generation wonderfully. This is a great app!
  • Mejorar

    By DrCuban
    Tie eon que mejorar y Bajar el precious
  • False advertisement

    By LBTeach12
    Just what the total says. Now they want me to pay more (Goodnotes 5) to get some of the features that Goodnotes 4 was advertised to have had. No thanks. I’m in the process of a refund.
  • Constant GN5 upgrade reminders

    By doc988899
    This is a great app. Every time you start, you now have to decline an upgrade notice to GoodNotes 5. Very frustrating. I paid for the app, stop hounding me to buy the new version that no one seems to want.
  • Great app

    By 七仔up
    This is a great notes editor!
  • New version release

    By Shinn Thant
    I bought this version recently. But now good note 5 has released. I lost my money. You took my money. Don’t have customer care. I will report to Apple community.