GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5

By Time Base Technology Limited

Score: 4.82
From 136,431 Ratings


Transform your iPad into smart digital paper. Take handwritten notes in digital notebooks, on imported PDF, PowerPoint, and Word documents, or on images and photos. All notes are searchable and you'll never have to worry about losing or misplacing them again. GoodNotes is one of the top paid iPad apps worldwide and is frequently featured on the App Store, making it a must-have for your iPad. WRITE NATURALLY - LIKE ON REAL PAPER * Fluent, precise, and completely natural writing experience thanks to GoodNotes pioneering vector ink engine * Write with the Apple Pencil, Logitech Crayon, or with many capacitive styluses and even your finger * Select and customize your pen color, thickness, and style (fountain pen, ballpoint, brush pen) * Easily switch between pen, highlighter, and eraser ALWAYS FIND WHAT YOU WROTE * Everything is indexed: Search your handwritten notes, typed text, PDF text, document outlines, folder titles, and document titles * Convert your handwriting to text to share it with other apps or add it to the page as a text box to continue typing with your keyboard NEVER LOSE YOUR NOTES AGAIN * All your notes with you at all times thanks to iCloud Sync VIEW DOCUMENTS SIDE BY SIDE (requires iPadOS) * open GoodNotes in multiple windows to view two documents or two pages side by side * use tabs to quickly switch between open documents ESCAPE THE LIMITS OF ANALOG PAPER * Move, resize, and rotate your handwriting or change colors * Draw perfect shapes and lines with the Shapes Tool * unlimited undo & redo including gesture control for faster corrections * powerful & smart eraser tool: Choose to erase the entire stroke or only parts of it. Set it to "Erase Highlighter Only" to leave the ink intact * Pinch to zoom and write more precisely * Navigate through imported PDFs with existing hyperlinks CUSTOMIZE YOUR NOTEBOOKS * Choose from a large set of beautiful covers and paper templates: Essentials, writing paper, Cornell paper, dark paper, checklists, planners, and more * Import any PDF or image as a custom template for more customization GO PAPERLESS * import PDF, PowerPoint, Word, images, photos and more to annotate them right on your iPad * export documents and share them with others for a fully digital workflow * scan your paper documents and recognize the text EFFORTLESS DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT * Organize your documents in folders and create unlimited subfolders * Mark your most important documents, pages, and folders as Favorites to access them quickly * Create custom outlines for easier navigation through your documents CONVERT YOUR IPAD INTO A DISTRACTION-FREE DIGITAL WHITEBOARD * Keep your audience focused on what's important: Presentation mode lets you hide all distractions on an external screen when you connect your device via HDMI or AirPlay * Use all of GoodNotes' tools, including the Laser Pointer on the iPad, while your audience only sees the page and the content * GoodNotes empowers you to give more engaging presentations, lectures, and lessons. You can move around freely and interact with the audience while adding new information to the digital whiteboard for everyone to see Visit our website at for more information, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram as @goodnotesapp.


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Text tool is broken

When I select a font and try typing it switches to Helvetic the only exception is the ‘party’ font
By laedc$dscasdccsad

Very good note taking feature

In short it is a great app. However, I have some suggestions that would really be helpful to the users. Add an option to change the erasure size instead of three set options. Also a pitch black or completely dark theme would be really helpful.
By Anirban@ipad

What I needed

I needed an app that would increase speed during my workflow with regards to studying. Pros: -Keyboard shortcuts that let you quickly switch between the tools. -Syncs perfectly across my iOS devices and when I move from one device to the next it feels near instant update. -Drag and drop images like a dream -When exporting file, can export flattened or w/layers (so you can edit) Cons: -Produces large PDF files -Need to export before being able to email -A not so insignificant learning curve w/the text tool specifically -Lacks native support to change behavior of scrolling or keyboard shortcuts or mouse shortcuts. -A less so significant learning curve with native file system. One-liner: Truly cannot think of a better, more efficient PDF editor that has increased my workflow and more importantly allowed me to spend more time studying than trying to collate data. Wish list for the developers of MacOs version -Better memory management w/regards to RAM and File size (add a compress feature) -Customizability w/regards to choosing my own keyboard AND MOUSE shortcuts. -More customizability w/regards to scroll speed and zooming functions

Circle bug

Fix the bug where if I draw a circle and then erase inside of it the whole circle erases. Thank you
By RickyNebula

I 🖤 this app...

I love this app, I really do. It is the best note taking app I’ve used. However, I would like it even more if the highlighters went even smaller. I draw pictures in with my notes, & the smallest (1.0) is not small enough to get into tight spaces.
By aformway1123

Far Better the Notability and Onenote

If anything I’d just add more pens. Three color options at a time isn’t enough
By shorezzz

So helpful love it

It keeps all my documents in place works in place and the best is that is not laggy. #Goodnotes5 :D
By Thuy Vi

bug reports

there’s a fundamental implementation bug in the general scrolling function in the app. when i scroll and pause and than release(as opposed to scrolling and releasing immediately), the page would still auto scroll with a kind of momentum but it should not at all. this is very annoying.
By iamjameswong


It’s easy to use and is good for school if you have an Apple Pencil
By M.S0956

Very well done

Note books work great
By campr3


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