GoodNotes 4 - Notes & PDF


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 SkyDrive 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].

What's new in version 4.6

- PDF text selection with Highlight, Strikeout, and Define option.
- Option to display status bar (clock, battery, etc.)
- Support for Adonit Jot Script 2.
- Bug fixes and minor improvements.


Linked Opinion

Faved by Matt Sawyers

Version 4.6 – November 2, 2018 at 10:08 PM

Recommended by Don Loomis

Version 4.0.3 – January 20, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Recommended by Jeff K

Version 4.2 – April 26, 2014 at 4:52 AM

Recommended by Scott

Version 4.3 – August 30, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Recommended by Joel Massey

Version 4.6 – June 20, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Recommended by Latenightlizzie

Version 4.6 – July 21, 2017 at 7:03 AM

Recommended by Fred Zelders

Version 4.6 – October 23, 2017 at 9:52 AM

My one and only handwriting note taking app.
Tried many others before. This one RULES!
Best note taking app for iPad Pro!
Fred Zelders said:
Agree! Long time user.