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GoodNotes

Natural writing experience for taking handwritten notes on the go. Your smart digital notebook for mobile.

  • Mac
  • iPhone
  • iPad
Avg rating of 4.5 (8)| 8 comments

What is GoodNotes?

GoodNotes for iPhone and iPad is a notetaking app with the theme of "digital paper." It's usable for all your handwritten notes and formerly paper-based information. Take handwritten notes in digital, multi-media notebooks or annotate PDF, PowerPoint, and Word documents. All notes are searchable.

Enjoy the freedom of handwriting: Write and sketch with your finger or a stylus on digital paper & imported documents. You can add images, typed text, and shapes to the page and reorder and resize them.

GoodNotes is usable as a centralized home for all of your documents. Quickly import PDF, Word, and PowerPoint files to annotate them or create a new blank notebook to take notes.

Organize and manage them with ease: Organize your notebooks and documents in folders and use favorites star icon for favorites feature for lightning-fast access whenever you need them.

GoodNotes lets you search and find information from your whole library and open it right away. You can also search in an open document and jump to the search result with a single tap.

Import documents without ever leaving the app or copy them to GoodNotes from your browser or another source. In GoodNotes, you can import PDFs as new files or add them to existing documents.

Create a structure with unlimited folders and subfolders to organize your documents and notebooks. Pages, documents, and folders can be marked as "Favorites" for fast access no matter where they're stored in your library.

GoodNotes comes with preset covers for your library as well as paper templates for every occasion. Additionally, you can import own templates.

QuickNote: A new blank note can be created with a double tap. Jot down thoughts or important information within seconds. To keep your library clean, you decide whether to save or discard a QuickNote when you're done.

iCloud Sync: Thanks to iCloud, your documents and notes will be in sync across your devices and will be secured in the cloud.

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GoodNotes Features

  1.  PDF annotationGoodNotes support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
  2.  Pressure SensitivityGoodNotes can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
  3.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
  4.  Handwritten NotesGoodNotes supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
  5.  Support for GesturesGoodNotes supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.

GoodNotes information

  • Developed byTime Base Technology Limited
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) that cost about $8.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.5
  • Alternatives48 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish

Apple AppStore

  •   Updated
  •   4.81 avg rating
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Our users have written 8 comments and reviews about GoodNotes, and it has gotten 74 likes

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ushabuntu
  
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the best in the business. too bad it is not available for Android tablets

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erikitland
  
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Works almost as a paper notebook only better (can copy text, can paste images without printing them first, can reorder pages, can use different backgrounds for different pages, etc etc.)

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ArnoldTuck
  
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I like Goodnotes, because it provides a really nice user-friendly environment.

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emba_charly
  
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This software is perfect for taking notes and it is a lot of fun to read and structure texts with it. New features are also added regularly, so it is always evolving.

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TGM_Guy
  
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Simple, touch focused, digital note-taking. For a while, there was no competition. Now, open-source competition is out-pacing this apps development when it comes to the actual note-taking experience on desktop. For one, this app is STILL locked onto apple systems. The Mac App needs desktop features such as proper keyboard shortcuts for more than the basic tools.

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can it be used with wacom??

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JoeMike
  
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Very smooth on iPad... I liked it a lot!

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