GoodNotes 4

GoodNotes 4

By Time Base Technology Limited

Score: 4.5
From 9,325 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]



  • Needs updating

    By Ab173
    Given the new notability update, I am not sure that there is any comparative advantage to this app. Especially since it seems they have been promising an update for a long time with no update in sight. The app needs vertical scrolling, better file architecture, and some kind of bookmarking/table of contents scheme. It does handle the pencil nicely.
  • Best app yet! But...

    By yourfavecritic
    Everything is great ! Just a few things that could be fixed I have yet found a way to back up all my notes with out it being a weird file I can’t open.. Also PLEASE add a recording feature like the one notability has, I don’t like anything about notability but the recording feature ! It helps a lot in a college lecture Lastly different pen options would be nice..
  • Would be perfect with continuous vertical scrolling

    By toiletchessplayer
    I use this app to prepare lecture notes and make calculations. Many features are great (for instance the lasso selection tool which allows you to move/rescale/change color). What is frustrating is the impossibility to continuously scroll vertically. So if you get to the middle of a calculation by the end of a page, you either have to come back and forth to see previous lines, or copy-paste the last equations to the next page.
  • Crashes to spinning wheel then to lock screen

    By ZenithPlays
    So for some reason it has been crashing, going to a spinning wheel and to the lock screen. It’ll do it randomly. I usually only have good notes opened on my iPad 6th gen. iOS 11.3.1. Edit 17th June It just crashed again when all I did was leave it open while googling on my computer....
  • GoodNotes 4 Review

    By rsw10
    I have been using GoodNotes 4 for a week now and so far, it has been excellent (. 5 stars!) and it does everything as advertised. It has made my productivity incredibly more efficient. Hope this app continues to perform. Keep up the great work, Good Notes!,
  • Amazing app, one suggestion

    By TiaXie
    I used my iPad most of the time w GoodNotes. Fabulous for note taking. However, I have lots of documents and it can’t create a master category within a master category. It also cannot move an entire folder. Hope developers could offer those feature. Would be easier for users with lots of files
  • Fantastic App (From a Graduate student perspective)

    By OUGA2018
    This has been my go to note taking app since I purchased my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Although there aren’t many pen options, I don’t need that for what I use the app for. The auto sync to Google Drive is amazing as well as the organizational properties of the app. One of my absolute favorite features is the ability to import a photo or PDF document either into its own notebook or directly into an already created notebook. If I am taking note using a textbook and I want to insert an entire page from the text, I switch to the camera app, take a picture of it, and import that picture. It don’t just put it on a page, it becomes its own page. Highly recommended to all students.
  • Willing to pay extra for recording option

    By Tikitikitata
    This app is super awesome!! Only thing is theres no record option like the other apps. Im willing to put out a few bucks to pay for a recording function so i can record lectures!
  • Organization for the ultimate note taker

    By dlink0916
    I love it. I’ve gotten most of my department hooked on it as well. I used to have a ton of notebooks around, now I don’t need to! Everything in 1 place! Plus, it syncs with my iPhone, so I can look things up even on the fly!
  • Fonts

    By Jenimac75
    I would give this app a higher rating but I’m very disappointed there are no fonts to chose from. My handwriting is not the best on the iPad. Would want it to convert....