GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5

By Time Base Technology Limited

Score: 4.77
From 82,593 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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Some suggestions to the developer team

I am a graduate student. I am very satisfied from using your application. However, I have couple of suggestions which may further make this product useful. Firstly, better also add a dotted version of sketching lines. It is useful for drawing graphs. Secondly, sometimes we really need an easy way to draw tables. If you could add some feature to easily add tables. That would be Awesome
By omidjankhan

Nursing student

I really love using this app 😍😍
By khodiaaaa

Love it, but wish they could improve couple things

I really love the GoodNotes 5, I wasn’t the fan of the GoodNotes 4 honestly, but this app is great. I really wish that they could improve and add this features: voice recording while taking notes (like notability), being able to change the colors or pictures for the folders and being able to organize the folders in the order that u want, had more options for the pages (free or for extra $) and also if I could have the option to chose only the typing kind of document (like pages or Microsoft Word) that would be amazing. Ps: I also was really upset that I had GoodNotes 4 but I wasn’t using it and then I started doing online classes again and found out that they came out with the GoodNotes 5 but I never got any promotional email that I could upgrade if for free and I wasn’t using the app so I had to pay again and the customer service didn’t care about it even though ppl who had GoodNotes 4 before just upgraded it for free.
By pp071

Needs OCR (Optical Access Recognition)

This app is great but I hope that they imbed an OCR into it. I have to consistently perform OCR on much of my notes before I insert them into Good Notes.
By Ahmed Azzawi

Best and most beautiful notetaking app on App Store

Simply the best. Great integration with PDFs, makes my notes look pretty (which is quite the feat)! Truly love this app, would pay much much more for it! (Great value)
By ReturnOfNWA


After reading reviews about this app, I was a bit hesitant to pay for it. I'm so glad I did! This app has EVERYTHING I need for my studies. It's so easy to use and I love that I can use different templates for my writing styles. No more notebooks and no more buying pencils and pens! This app is All-In-One and I love it. This app comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by me! 😍👍
By Frobromo

Limited options,

I didn’t like the text editing, page deletion or additions...lot of improvements needed
By srinivas239


I really like this app for my bullet journal. I refer to it several times a day and keep everything that I had a physical copy of but now I don’t have to carry around a large notebook. The only thing I wish or haven’t figured out is putting each month into a folder. Since everything I write is indexed I really want to keep things tidy. And putting each month in a folder would do just that. Thank you!
By khristina74


Thanks for home work
By valintona

I no longer have to keep up with a bulky planner

As a pet sitter this has been a GOD SEND!!!! I don’t have to carry a planner with me everywhere I go. If I have a cancellation, all I have to do is erase; no more chicken scratch notes. I don’t need to keep up with correct tape. I love being able to use this planner on my iPhone and iPad.
By Fuzzybee1966


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