GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5

By Time Base Technology Limited

Score: 4.82887
From 195,592 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.



  • GREAT!!!

    By phoebe fam
    I love Good note 5, and it helps me a lot when I write notes on Ipad. However, I hope there are more advanced functions, such as Dictionary, Read Aloud, Word Counts, or Thesaurus. I am looking for an updated app.
  • Pointless

    By sydkbean
    I have no idea what on this app costs this much. My mom got it for herself but didn’t realize it was for apple only. Not to mention the ridiculous price, go buy a different one
  • so much room for improvement

    By Yum yum 123
    I love the iPad app, and I have been using it for years. I have the Mac because I like to be able to view my notes on my computer. However, I think the Mac app has such limited functionality. To me it is worth it to see my notes on my computer, but besidest that it doesn't serve any function to me. The iPad app is phenomenal.
  • I’m really trying to like this thing

    By Daniefelisha
    This app came recommended by a really good friend. She loves this app. I was looking for something to replace google keep and Microsoft one note (as you need a continuous subscription). This app is not it. It’s hella glitchy on the iPhone 13 pro max. Like right now I can’t access the font from before the papyrus. So now I’m stuck using limited font. Even when I had full access to the fonts it’s really cumbersome to change the font the size etc. Then when I do a long press to move the cursor it doesn’t go where my finger is taking it. Jumping past words. The text box also is clumsy. I’ll resize it and it’ll shrink back down. I’ll select paragraphs that are too much for one page to try and cut it to move it to another page and it’ll disappear. It’s difficult to do continuous writing bc just like one note you have to stop within a text box open a new text box on a new page then begin writing again. Opposed to word processing that will automatically take you to the next page when needed. Idk… I paid for the app so I’ll use it for now. Maybe it’s better on the iPad with the pencil and that’s why my friend likes it better. I would continue using google keep but you can’t bold or italicize words. Well.. good luck to others y’all might like it.
  • Not supportive on ios15.1

    By PlaSMaRayBlaSTer
    Been loving this app for a month now been using it for work… BUT currently it’s not letting me scroll horizontally through my text font box. Instead it takes me straight to the bottom instead of the top of the font options. I was liking the fact that I could see my favorites used but now I can’t even scroll through them at all!! And I just updated it 3min ago!! Please fix this because I really need this for my job!
  • Great App.

    By TheoPistoli
    This has worked seamlessly from day one. I use this exclusively for all my note taking with my Apple Pencil. Love that I can take notes on my iPad and have them on all my devices including my Mac. The only thing that is missing for me is to have an automatic date and time stamp on my hand written notes, then it would be 5 STARS for me. Is this something that is available and Im just missing it?
  • Easy to use

    By herbfeng
    Pretty good
  • Needs improvements

    By Somuel Naaman
    Can you please fix these issues that are downsides in this app compared to it’s rival “Notability”: 1. The page scroll speed needs to be faster. It is so frustratingly slow! 2. The page sizes in pdf documents need to be fixed once for all. Why limiting me to certain page size when trying to add a blank page to a pdf? And if the pdf original page size doesn’t match the given sizes, I can’t add a blank page that fits into the pdf original page size! These 2 issues are not found in “Notability”, and till you fix it, Notability will be preferred in this regard. When you fix these issues, Good Notes will have no rivals whatsoever!
  • Can the notes outline support secondary and tertiary headings?

    By Elon Chau
    Can the notes outline support secondary and tertiary headings?

    By tuleangel