GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5

By Time Base Technology Limited

Score: 5
From 69,123 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.



  • Game Changer

    By Mz__joan
    That’s all I can think of
  • Where have you been?

    By Michyduhxoxo
    I recently purchased an iPad for note taking. I wanted to use less paper and carry less books so I thought hey let me try an iPad. I loved my iPad to begin with but once I used GoodNotes for my college courses I was amazed. I know it’s the newer version and I’m glad I got the new and improved goodnotes app. Very easy to use and lots of features to make note taking enjoyable. Diff the best 8 bucks I spent for notes.
  • I love it!

    By Redo3o
    I wasn’t going to get at first because of the price but now I can’t imagine not having it! I love it so much! I use it for writhing and highlighting D&D PDF files and its such a life saver, my favorite reacher is that I can wear for a key words on PDF files!!!
  • 10 / 10 Would Recommend

    By mylittleluckyscissors
    Not only is this app great at taking notes and keeping everything organized, it’s also great for creating a digital planner or just taking quick notes. It’s customizable with you being able to choose the notebook cover and what the pages side look like. If you’re looking to go digital, I recommend using GoodNotes! I have no regret buying this app!
  • Great app!

    By eismitty
    Great app! One week in, and it has been my most used tool.
  • Writing is nice, text and formatting not so much

    By FatherRhyme
    This app writes well, and provides many options for style, thickness, and color. However, if you want to do anything with text, troubles arise, such as text boxes, formatting, lists, and writing—>text usage. GoodNotes allows you to create a text area by tapping in a chosen spot with the text tool, but you are not able to allocate a custom text box beforehand, only after you start typing can you adjust the width of your text box. In addition to a text box, I wish you were able to link multiple text boxes for text flow from the end of one to the beginning of another. As for lists, there are no options to make one, nor is there automatic list formatting, like the local apple notes app. This makes it really frustrating to use while taking notes when the instructor talks quickly and covers many topics. It is neat that there is an option to convert writing to text, but when I tried to use it, I was only given the option to share and export the text to somewhere outside of the app. I was under the impression that you could just convert it to text inside your note, which would be useful to save on space within the document. Another thing i was disappointed with was that there are no options for annotation bubbles with arrows like other notes apps i have tried out. This app is alright, but it could use a few updates to become better and more user-convenient.
  • Frequent flashbacks

    By burushanzha
    I hope the question will be solved.However,the pen is my favorite.
  • Crashes now

    By Bttrflyr2
    I have used this app for years with no problem but with the most recent update I can’t even use it. It’ll open a document but when I write it doesn’t recognize that I’m doing anything and, sometimes, will unexpectedly crash. Please fix the most recent update as it has made the app utterly useless for me. Edit- still happens!!!! When I load a paper, only some of the pages will load, which will cause the entire document to crash. Please fix!!!!
  • complicated!

    By Dolupduk
    an app that is reportedly developed to help should be much easier! Adding pages to an existent note should be much simpler, not needing any width adjustments, etc. This app should offer features to help people take notes, not needing creative genius artwork!
  • The best for note taking but...

    By Oliver Spurgeon
    I think this is one of the best note-taking apps out there and actually surpasses notability in most of the segments. But I am having some issues with the touch Sensitivity, like the app does not respond all the time when I scroll down or up. It feels like the app hangs sometimes. Hope things will be better in the next update. Overall, GoodNotes 5 is amazing. I’m using an iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2nd Gen, not sure if anyone else using the same device has faced this issue.