GoodNotes 4

GoodNotes 4 download

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


Nicely done.  Lcoolm  4 star

Yeah still have some things to improve on . But still.. nicely done.


Ads  Lildiva17  2 star

I paid for this app and it really annoying that I keep getting ads for GoodNotes 5 and subscribe to get email. Please stop that from happening


Feels like paper  SophieoftheElves  5 star

Great app! Fits exactly what I need and have been looking for with a note book app. And with the handwriting features it feels like I’m writing on paper. Love it!


Ggggrrrrrrrrrr  jusgfoeb7hf90nw9bhfgkl  1 star

I upgraded to 5 on my iPad...why am I not able to see that upgrade on my phone?...I can’t even go into the App Store and download 5 directly to my I am no longer in sync...and what’s the point in that?...hmmm notability?


Ammazing app  Laleonsita  5 star

This app is really great for planning journalist and making things easier. I would really recommend this


Love everything about it EXCEPT...  Supermagnetman  5 star

I can’t figure out how to make it store all documents on my iPad without worrying about the “cloud”. The cloud sounds like a wonderful feature BUT if you are an ATT hostage you cannot count on service in lots and lots of places. So when I sit down at church and pull up the app - I expect the files to be there but this morning nothing showed up and I bought ver. 5 thinking that may help but that was no help at all - it said there were no files. Finally when I got home it immediately found the files. It is not every useful if you can only use it sitting in your house. I have used it for many years and love taking notes on it and this must be something related to a downgrade feature that must have happened a while back and I just installed recently.

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Easiest note taking app  Ballistic Bacon  4 star

Best note taking app I have tried. Controls are intuitive and the auto switch eraser (probably describing it wrong) is my favorite part. To make it 5 stars: Dark mode please


Are you kidding me?  brianohh  1 star

This is not even a free app. Why do I have to deal with pop up add about good notes 5 EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the app?? It’s starting to annoy the nuts out of me. STOP THIS PLEASE.


Constant harassment  Nerovingian  1 star

Please stop bothering me to upgrade every time I open the app. I paid for the app and want to use it. But the annoying ad drives me nuts and makes me want to use a different app.


Ads ads ads  kmilz13  1 star

I love this app; it was worth my money. However, I’m so over the fact that an ad for an upgrade pops up every. single. time. I open this app. Get rid of the ads please!

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Grumpy  the carrott  1 star

Stop disturbing my workflow with rating requests and notifications that version 5 is out! I’ll get it when you make it compatible with the companion MacOS app.


Dictionary suggestion  Exxxcalibar  5 star

Good app. It would be great if I could copy and paste definition directly from dictionary or screenshot is also welcome.

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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.


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.


Screen lagging  MargotHLM  3 star

I didn’t have any problems with this app until after GoodNotes 5 came out. I don’t want to switch because I’ve gotten used to gn4. But the screen has started lagging since the new version’s release and I’m getting frustrated..


Update  JoshuasMommy  3 star

I shouldn’t have to pay again just to get the updates. The palm setting is now gone. I rest my hand on the iPad while writing and now it is beyond difficult to get notes done. Bring back this feature.


Nag screen every time I open  Harriska2  1 star

I paid $10 for a nag screen to get me to update *every* *single* *time* I open the software after closing. No apparent way to shut it off. I am now looking elsewhere for less shady software. Ugh.


Life changing g  Katieamberly  5 star

I’m in Nursing school, and using this app to organize my notes is the best thing to happen to my education! I can be almost entirely paperless using this app, and when it comes time to take my state boards (NCLEX), I can study all the notes I’ve taken without the mess! Definitely worth the money!


No easy way to get refund  olmedo19  1 star

My cousin was using my iPad and somehow downloaded this app (her finger is in my Touch ID) and there was no way to contact apple or goodnotes to get a refund. I have tried everything.


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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