GoodNotes 4

GoodNotes 4

By Time Base Technology Limited

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2013-12-19
  • Current Version: 4.13.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 212.13 MB
  • Developer: Time Base Technology Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 10,636 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]




  • Love this app but has several annoying problems

    By isabelle012
    I really enjoy this app and use it on a daily basis! However, one of the most annoying things about this app is the fact that you can erase with your Apple Pencil AND your fingers. On the pen setting, you can only write when using your Apple Pencil (as well as other functions). I don’t understand why you can’t pan in and out of your notes while on the erasing function (I’ve accidentally erased my notes numerous amount of times - sometimes I have to go back and rewrite the parts I erased because I didn’t realize I did that until later). Another minor problem is the lack of notebook covers. I wish we could just have solid colors that you can customize. Finally, although you can select text, you can’t make it smaller which is a bummer. Overall great app though! Would really like to see the erasing thing fixed (which I want to say should be an easy fix).
  • Can’t open any previously made categories

    By chemmajor7
    Love GoodNotes but I just updated the app and can’t open any of my notes that I use everyday for class! Please fix ASAP!
  • Amazing app

    By Bettorn15
    I love and enjoy working with this app. I just to have an iPad air2 and it worked fine, but now with the new iPad Pro, the app it's much better, precise, easy. I highly recommend it.
  • Gorgeous App

    By S he e ki
    The best app for pdf reading. Recommend
  • Colors

    By sham.12345
    I wish you add some themes ,more colors and audio option to this app😭🤦🏻‍♀️then it will be the best app ever😍😊
  • Need to be able to type

    By Immelkb
    Great app for writing wish I could also type notes and not always write.
  • Many Issues

    By Fonfon99054
    1) The application takes forever to load my notes and is very very laggy when doing so too 2) When using the new iPad Pro, I noticed that there were times when I start writing and then random dots and lines would appear out of nowhere. It is really annoying and closing the app (and even restarting the iPad) does not resolve the issue 3) I’ve been using GoodNotes for a while and these issues have come up recently with the new updates (it could also be the fact that GoodNotes is not fully “optimized” with the new iPad/ Apple Pencil 2). 4) Please fix soon! Thanks!
  • Best app for note taking

    By MightyHecThor
    Good for work & school
  • App Crashes upon attempting to open a document

    By Johnnydean95
    I’ve used GoodNotes for over a year for school. But last week, the app will inexplicably crash every single time that a document is opened. I have notes I need for an exam on Friday that I can no longer access. I’ve tried deleting and re downloading the app to no avail. So irritating.
  • Paper-free is finally within reach!

    By ahall52
    I very rarely write reviews, but I’m so very happy with this app so far that I feel I need to contribute my voice. I’m a pen-and-paper guy at work and I go to a lot of meetings in my role. I love the feel of pen to paper, regularly buying specific pens and specific paper from specialty stores because I know what I like. Still, I’ve wanted the convenience of taking all of my notes with me, and having access to things that I wrote months or years ago. After using this app, coupled with the new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, I finally feel that I can break free from my traditional note taking tools! The trio combine for the most authentic writing experience I’ve ever had with a device. That’s not to mention the benefits of being able to categorize and move my notes, editing & moving text on the page, adding highlights and different pen colors, etc... It’s a great experience and I can’t recommend this app highly enough. Great job, development team!