GoodNotes 4

GoodNotes 4

By Time Base Technology Limited

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2013-12-19
  • Current Version: 4.13.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 212.40 MB
  • Developer: Time Base Technology Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.3 or later.
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]




  • Avoid At All Cost

    By Student 421793
    Charges you for version updates which are essentially patches for their low quality application.
  • Upgrade to goodnotes 5 not free?

    By jwj00999
    I bought goodnotes 4 for $8.79 and am trying to upgrade to goodnotes 5. But the upgrade bundle still shows up as $7.99. Why don’t I see a “complete” button to upgrade with the bundle for free?!
  • Still no split screen

    By Ceovante
    Other apps have split screen. Needs the ability to annotate 2 GoodNotes documents side by side. Read the book, write your own notes. Then I’d give it 5 stars.
  • Great new features...but...

    By DiDiTX
    Very excited about the release of GoodNotes5. As a digital planner designer, I see many features that we have been asking for. However, whenever I try to access the fonts, the whole thing crashes and goes back to the home screen. I am on the newest iPad Pro with the ios up to date. I keep looking for something to tweak, but am finding nada.
  • Everything you need from a note taking standpoint

    By Ph1llybust3r
    I have been using GoodNotes for a week now and I am very impressed with the quality and depth of this note taking app. Functionality is great (no glitches or software issues), beautiful interface (can pick what type of paper you want to use, and great organization features (can create different “notebooks” and include title pages). Some features I like include: 1) resizing text 2) adding pages from other sources (can link to cloud storage) 3) PDF specific pages 4) include pictures with cropping and sizing features 5) smooth tracking with apple stylus (fine detail when writing) 6) great price for what is included I am using this app for all of my note taking needs at the moment in an effort to go paperless. It has not disappointed so far. Thank you for making a quality product!
  • Love it!!

    By Maui Kid
    Works great and well worth the $7.99 price. Anyway we can get a dark theme and maybe include the different themes and covers in the updates rather than subscribing, downloading and placing in folders? Maybe this is already happening. Not sure. 5 Stars!!
  • I want GN5 to be the best! Help me help you!

    By FelixDave
    The new design is pretty and along side it some UX opportunities have risen since the upgrade. So, why the two stars? I’ll tell you. 1. Good Notes 4 is one of the better apps out there and it stands as a unique writing experience separate from Notability. Why? Well, imagine your iPad screen as a single page document who’s height and width matches your iPad. When you pinch-in, the page fills the entirety of my iPad 10.5 screen. This no longer exist because of a double decker nav bar. It creates gutters and you loose screen real estate. It’s great that you can collapse the nav, but writing and erase are disabled in this view. 1. Ruled lines w/o margin is not in the template view and this is now awkwardly placed in the add new page +. There’s no way to to change existing page from narrow ruled to wide. 2. I imported a notebook from GoodNotes 4 and I changed the template of a page. The handwritten text was cropped out and almost a 3rd of the page is missing. Thankfully, they are still accessible on GN4. Phew! 3. Tiny bug where when switching pen styles after or before auto-switching occurs from using the eraser The highlighter unexpectedly gets selected. It’s hard to replicate, Ive tried. Though, it’s happened about 4 times since my initial install. Also, not sure why I need to know why Bluetooth is on if I have an Apple Pencil.
  • Great!

    By Miranda2762
    Love this app, use it on a daily basis for school. But I would love it a lot more if I could select the highlighter and shape tools from the zoom in box. It would make it all that more useful.
  • Great app

    By fjgjtbgkbt
    Please keep the updates free
  • Before i make the switch to 5....

    By Werdrath
    Thank you. Ive been a full time student for 3 years, and this app not only has made me paper free as much as possible, it also has made things quicker and cleaner. Ive been a huge supporter for those 3 years and will keep pushing this as the only app to use. Thank you for providing Good Notes 5 in a way i consider a gift. Very nice!