GoodNotes 4

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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].

GoodNotes 4 App Description & Overview

The applications GoodNotes 4 was published in the category Productivity on 2013-12-19 and was developed by Time Base Technology Limited. The file size is 212.40 MB. The current version is 4.13.4 and works well on 9.3 and high ios versions.


A modern version of GoodNotes, including lots of new features and improvements:

* 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.
* improved ink algorithm
* new pen tool style: BRUSH PEN for artistic sketches and notes
* NEW SHAPE TOOL with color fill and multi-line shape recognition
* QUICKNOTES: a faster way to create new notes
* a whole NEW TEMPLATE LIBRARY with beautiful covers and paper templates
* ... and much more

Install the latest update of GoodNotes 4 to easily copy all documents to the new version.

FREE/DISCOUNTED UPGRADE available with the "GoodNotes 5 Upgrade Bundle":
If you paid the full price for GoodNotes 4, you can download the new app for free by using "Complete My Bundle" on the GoodNotes 5 Upgrade Bundle. If you paid less then the full price for GoodNotes 4, you will only need to pay the price difference.

GoodNotes 4 will remain on the App Store and will receive support and minor updates for an extended period of time.

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GoodNotes 4 Reviews


Exactly what I have been looking for  Yakimastubbs  5 star

This app is easy to use and very intuitive. I have been looking for an application like this for the last 10 years, I am happy to have finally found it. It has replaced the yellow pad for my client interviews and makes it very easy for me to share the information with my assistant. I can also do proposals on the run without logging a lot of excess paperwork with me.


No Mac App  KRP333  1 star

Version 4 had a Mac app that added utility to GoodNotes. The Mac app is not compatible with GoodNotes 5. I would not have upgraded from 4 to 5 had I known this. The developer should have been transparent about this.

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Love iPad app, waiting on MacBook app  Lei & J  5 star

Started using GoodNotes 4 this week and absolutely love it. Would love to be able to add stuff to my notes when I’m using my MacBook.


Great, but missing a few things  studdddybuddy  4 star

I really love this note taking app, it’s been essential to making going back to college again, a breeze. I wish it would have a feature to be able to construct a table or graphs inside of it. I wish that you were also able to record lectures along with the notes as well, as someone else deduced to. Overall, a wonderful app but could use a few improvements.


Really good note taking application  Hblessons  4 star

Use this for work. I like that it features OCR and that I can search for entries that I have made. The Apple Pencil makes that feature even more effective as it presents a clearer handwriting experience. When using other pens and an older IPad, it was a little less effective. I like that I can copy and paste my notes in to other apps, for example an email. One thing I would like to see is the ability to insert a checkbox style list as can be done on my Galaxy note 8’s note feature. This would be helpful to have to-do lists that would be interactive and up to date as a result.


Be paperless!!  T_deka  1 star

This review is not for the customer but fir the app developer who made it. First of all I love this app. It fantastic. THE ONLY THING I HATE AND DISTURBED is every time I open this app the freakin add comes up to get GoodNotes 5. I don’t wanna look that add any more and if I want then I will get it myself. Don’t keep pushing the users like that. That’s ANNOYING. Please do something, if not then I’m sorry. It will be a ZERO recommendation for all the users.


Refund  Crsn_310_  1 star

I’ve purchased the bundle version and I’m waiting for it to download. Taking about an hour and it keeps saying it can’t download at this time.


Amazing. Love it  sabrinai8  5 star

So. I bought this app because I wanted to to try digital planning. I am so glad I did it. I started off using it with just my Mac book and my iPhone then I bought the iPad 6 generation and the pencil. Love it. It was so worth it. I am in love with digital planning with this app. It makes it so easy.


Words are overlapping when opening ppt  123xigua  3 star

Good app to make notes, but words get overlapping when I imported ppt slides. Even the words in figures and charts are in a mess. And the slide number is missing on each page.


Hey, I already paid more than $5  pinkysalt  1 star

I installed goodnote on every IOS devices, thus I paid more than $5. Stop bugging me with your Goodnote5 upgrade. I am not interested in the upgrade. I am satisfied with the current version.

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Used to be a great app  DD_Diamond_Sword ;)  1 star

I don’t want to upgrade to the new version and the constant interruption asking me to upgrade really ruins the app.


Why do I need 2 apps?  Tyler.B.W  1 star

I have Good Notes 4, but I can't apdate it. Instead, we need to buy a whole new app for Good Notes 5?


Excellent App for Uni  a.huds  5 star

It’s a fantastic app. Really functional, easy to use. Has completely changed the way I study - keeps all my notes, handouts and even textbooks in one place and significantly reduces the amount of printing I need to do. Wouldn’t do uni without! Highly recommend!


Great app  Sylvis21  4 star

Great app


Buy this instead of Goodnotes 5  paul_33  5 star

Goodnotes 5 is a horrible mess at the moment. They’ve made some questionable decisions with regards to changing the behaviour of their pen, and overall the new app is badly optimised and is a battery hog. I highly recommend goodnotes 4 though!


Forced paid upgrade?  Lateadopter2151  1 star

So now there’s a new version out, every time I open this app I am pestered by an annoying dialog asking me to buy the new version - with no obvious way to prevent this annoying nag from popping up a every launch. Unimpressed


Excellent  Jall007  5 star

I’ve been a GoodNotes user since your first version,,, you are champions !


Excellent, one thing could make it perfect  kt68888  4 star

I love using this app. It is by far my favourite note taking app because of its ability to print documents and personalisation of notebook covers. The categorising drop downs however can get confusing. An improved method of organising would make it perfect.


Amazing  cbrchrisf  5 star

I’m one of those people who never writes reviews, but I came here explicitly to say that this app is amazing. Naturally I compared it to notability, but this app fits my needs to an absolute T. The zoom feature is just amazing, using the eraser and then automatically going back to the pen, the shapes feature for graphs, printing tidy pages, editing and moving around pages, oh and the computer version of the app is everything I wanted. Can’t wait to use it with my Wacom tablet and have everything sync over iCloud, looking forward to going paperless! My only gripe would be that this apps ability to type and then edit typed notes isn’t particularly obvious. Need to hold the screen, then after it’s typed need to hold again to click edit. Should perhaps work on making this a primary feature with quick access, like the pen and eraser. Keep up the great work GoodNotes team, you’ve made a beautiful product. In this day and age we really need more clever people like yourselves!


Can finally make the switch to be truely paper free  Cherier73  5 star

Over four years now spent playing with various writing tools, ePens like livescribe and catch all’s like Evernote. Despite my commitment to electronic notes, I always bounced back to paper because one app just didn’t cover all my needs, and going between office tools and note taking tools got tedious really quickly. GoodNotes isn’t just good, it’s truely awesome! Im confidently going into 2019 paper free - with the apple pen I can’t see reverting back to paper. I can write notes by hand which is my preference, and easily edit, zoom, add pics and images, notes to text, even flow charting is simple with snap to size shapes. Cherry on top for me was custom paper templates - I been searching for this feature via livescribe (and others) for over three years. Good work GoodNotes ☝🏻👍


Stop the adverts for good notes 5  pcraigmile  1 star

4 was a good piece of software until you get the advert every time you open the app

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Waste of time and money  go to the bank  1 star

I bought this app for two bucks, and it isn't worth that. I couldn't find my files, and I couldn't make any notes on the saved files. I am pretty darn tech-savvy, so if I have to fight with the app to make it function at all, it's a crummy app.


Love it  eric5150$  5 star

Love it !


GoodNotes 5?  Grikoba  3 star

I purchased GoodNotes 4 but I cannot update it to V5 without buying again. Why is that so?


Product is good  pZHEN  5 star

Honestly, this product is really good. I was too lazy to write comments. But the reminder is so annoying. So i am here.


Go To Document App  ilbbrief  5 star

I use this app every day to review and annotate PDF documents.The ability to import a file as a new document, to rename the document or append to an existing document enables me to manage my pdfs quickly.


Great  Zuniga_6  5 star

This app helps ya boy grind like some bad breaks!


Are you listening GoodNotes...  1258algk  1 star

As you see there are many upset loyal GoodNotes users with your upgrade and having to pay for it. I am sick of the nag screen to buy version 5 that gets horrible reviews. 4 is ok but I’ve tried a few other note taking apps (notability and zoom notes) and you guys need to realize you are not the only game in town! stop the nag screens and stop releasing updates that simply do more to frustrate the user than add functionality!


Upset  janessar.  1 star

As soon as 5th one came out I can’t access my notes from its glitches, IVE SAVED FROM TWO SEMESTERS WORTH OF CLASSES. This is ridiculous. I will NOT be buying the 5th version.


Powerful app  qiushuoo  4 star

I really like this app and I basically use it everyday for my lectures. However, I give 4 star because there is missing page number function. It is difficult for me to jump to the page that I want to especially there are lots of slides. Overall, this is good app, recommended it.


Great app but needs tilt and pressure support  Adamj145  5 star

Great all round app gets the job done. Runs very smooth in iOS 12 100% worth the money. It just needs tilt and pressure support for the Apple Pencil would be great. And be able to put dividers in your notes would be useful as well. Would recommend


Good app  Ro631245  3 star

Good app but needs to innovate and allow voice notes to be included on documents and possibly video too.


Problem resolved  Kisdkvv  5 star

The problem from last version (4.12.3) has been resolved in the new version (4.12.4). I’m in lobe with this app, everything about it is incredible, let’s see how this new version works


Good  PO'B  3 star

It does what it's supposed to do would like to see more features for editing notebooks and contents I find it a bit cumbersome not very user friendly


Sync problems  tomsands  3 star

Bought this to use on my iPad and writes on notes. Also paid for the desktop version. Great features and have enjoyed using the app but I'm regretting buying both apps. One featured advertised and one that I was looking for was simple syncing across devices. Serious issues with syncing between iPad and any other devices - mac or iPhone. I've looked online and this has been an issue for a long time. In January this year a moderator in the GoodNotes support forum said a fix was on the way. Still no fix. Extremely frustrating. Starting to look at Notability to see if it can do this simple task.


Used to be great  MelC93  1 star

I used this app all the way through my degree to take lecture notes, but now it's constantly crashing and I'm losing lecture notes each time it does. It's no longer reliable, which is a pity because now I've no choice but to find a replacement app.


Excellent  Skudy12  5 star

Use it to keep my Bullet Journal, works very well.


Brilliant  Mmmcredmond  5 star

Love it. Does everything it says and that you'd want. Highly recommended for anyone who wants 'good notes' 😉.


Connection issues  zukayev  2 star

For some reason my adonit jot script pro is having connection issues after the update. Takes a good while to connect- disconnect, connect etc...until suddenly it is connected. Also connection stops after not in use for few minutes while the screen is still on. If this can be solved- there is no better app than good notes. At the moment i am looking into finding an alternative app as this is getting really annoying.


Top app  Nerdextra  5 star

Fast, versatile and easy to use. Use it on Ipad all the time for my studies. I love downloading my study material and being able to keep it organised by subject and make notes and highlights directly on the papers. Great for hand writing. Very good support for several brands of bluetooth stylus,easy to connect and impeccable palm protection. A bit on the expensive side, but worth it.

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