GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5

By Time Base Technology Limited

Score: 4.82467
From 159,870 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.



  • Awesome app!

    By Geek4Greek
    This is the best app for PDFs.
  • Used to be great

    By taylor madd
    I’ve been using this app for well over a year and it was GREAT. I couldn’t have really asked for more. But for the past couple months all of the sudden my Apple Pencil can’t resize or even move text boxes... WHAT. how was that working before and then out of no where I just can’t do it anymore. It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I use this app to take notes for my CPA exams and I am constantly using text boxes which is a huge inconvenience now.
  • Most wanted software for teachers and students

    By fs630
    I love it!
  • Drains battery

    By Mr. Cogito
    Since late 2020, GoodNotes became a battery hog. It drains battery whether it’s active or not, unless one remembers to kill it via the program switcher. Awful.
  • Good

    By Alanna kiley
    The phone app has very limited use. There is no typing option, which would be useful to make quick notes in a smaller screen. It’s hard to use the selection tool and it only allows you to add pages that are smaller in size (and then look weird with a bigger screen). Basically is useful only for viewing your notes. On my computer the app works great when that’s the only thing I’m using but when I have tried to use it as a whiteboard while using Zoom it starts lagging and the handwriting features does not work well. The only reasons I will keep using it are because the handwriting is searchable and the PDFs come out great (better than notability and OneNote).
  • Actually really happy with this 👁👄👁

    By kermitspice
    So tbh I wasn’t really sure about this app at first, and after I bought it I was sure that I was never going to use it. However I love this app and I use it for all my classes! It has different settings for brushes which I find to be awesome, and it has a variety of different pages and even note book covers. It has a simple, easy to understand set up and honestly I don’t regret my purchase at all it’s proven itself to be really helpful with online schooling.
  • Perfect

    By 👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽✨✨✨✨
    Keeps all my notes organized in one place and is user friendly!!!
  • The best

    By Shley6252424242
    I’ve had Good notes since the start and have tried other apps. Don’t bother, it’s worth the money for all of its features. I also love that it’s on my Iphone and my Mac now.
  • I Genuinely Enjoy The App

    By Queenicole
    I initially downloaded this app after I saw several videos on social media explaining GoodNotes 5 is a necessity for all iPad users; I would have to agree after only a few days of using the app. Options are endless when it comes to templates. The app is very user-friendly and accessing features is easy. Sharing files, importing and saving is easy to do from within the app. Overall, I would recommend this app to anyone practicing organization skills, note-taking & working towards environment-friendly actions (digital notes help save our trees!) Also perfect for students, teachers, etc.
  • Amazing

    By xtvmblrx
    I've this app fora while and its amazing and has been very helpful for school and other things i need to do in my oersinal life