GoodNotes 4

GoodNotes 4

By Time Base Technology Limited

Score: 4.5
From 9,096 Ratings


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]



  • Amazingly versatile, indispensable app

    By robra26
    I use this app daily, for taking notes in meetings and calls, jotting down ideas and keeping my to do lists organized to marking up docs received from others to helping my son with his math homework (if you haven’t tried this using the graph papers and auto shapes, it really works from geometry to modeling algebra answers). Combined with MS Word/PPT/Excel's ability in iOS to "send” pdf files using other apps, am basically able to review and mark up the usual kinds of files people send to me (doesn’t have to be received as a pdf). One thing I wish for is either tagging or starring items, so I can track important items/follow up items. It’s currently a small price to pay, but I need to regularly review my notes post meetings and then transcribe all follow-up and key items to my reminders app. Wish GoodNotes could remind me...
  • Excellent app

    By aust138
    This is an excellent app, the only thing I wish it had was 1. Search functionality across multiple notebooks. 2. The ability to have more tiers of sub folders within a folder.
  • Really love it but can i put folders or dividers in the notebook

    By ChrisSay1
    I would love to have my notebooks more organized. For ex: for my todays class i have about 5 pages of notes i would love to have my notebook with dividers so i can put todays date. It would make it easier to go back to my notes and look for something specific. Having to go through those pages is a lot they add up and time consuming
  • lost notebooks

    By jk7young
    I lost several notebooks because of an update. I can’t find them anywhere. I really loved this app until this happened.
  • Wants full access to your cloud storage

    By GreenSmoothie
    This app seems really nice and I would love to use it, but its auto backup to cloud storage demands FULL UNFETTERED ACCESS to your entire Dropbox or Google Drive. This means that the GoodNotes team (as well as anyone who manages to hack their servers, which is not hard to do these days) can download ALL of your personal, private data in the cloud anytime they want. This is a major security issue and I am amazed that the developer hasn’t fixed by now, especially in light of all the data leaks that are making headlines all the time. It’s very easy for apps to only request access to a single, app-specific folder in your cloud storage, and the good apps do that so the user doesn’t have to risk leaking every one of their files in the cloud. The sloppy apps just ask for access to everything. I would love to change this review to 4 or 5 stars, which is what this app would be if it weren’t creating gaping security holes for its users.
  • Lacking of features

    By Bader Aldeen 90
    The app is great but they don’t update it with new features. This app was better than Notability and now Notability bypassed it by alot with much more features being updated periodically.
  • There is something better out there.

    By Arellano's
    The app does what it should be, but there are much better options in the app store for example Notability.
  • I love this app BUT it is missing something

    By FuturePeds
    This is a great app! I only have one issue/request: Can y’all PLEASE have a search function to where I can search ALL of the words to ALL of my notes like notability does!! I don’t want to have to switch over to notability because I love GoodNotes’ interface better, but if I have to.... then I will.
  • I don’t even write reviews but this...

    By xDarkxShadow
    Is amazing. As a doctoral student, this is essential to keeping all of my crazy notes organized. Apple Pencil support is greatly appreciated and really adds to my workflow.
  • Great app just some minor improvements needed

    By Gibran1287
    I've been using this app for over a year, I'm a graduate student and was on the look for something to keep my notes from school in a digital format (you never know when you will need those notes later in life) since i had to carry around my undergrad notes and go thru all notebooks to find sometimes a piece of information I needed. This app is great for it, I write down my notes and they can be kept in the cloud and even sync to my other devices, and if I want to share my notes with someone else, I can just export the notebook or the page or even just the text to a PDF and send it to whoever I wanted to. All the tools it has are great, it can even recognize my writing if I'm searching for something specific, I can just click search and type the phrase or word and it would show me all the pages agree the phrase or white is at... 95% of the time it makes a very accurate search, the times it hasn't is mostly due to my handwriting but even if my handwriting is bad it mostly picks it up very good. Just some improvements would be great like new types of pens, maybe password protection on the notebooks and such, but overall it is a great app to take notes, specially for school... It has been a AWESOME AND HUGE HELP for my classes specially when studying for test and have to look up notes or sharing the notes with classmates and not to mention the portability of having all my notebooks in one single place and at hand.