GoodNotes 4

GoodNotes 4

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2013-12-19
  • Current Version: 4.13.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 212.40 MB
  • Developer: Time Base Technology Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Rating Count: 12 943


GoodNotes 5 is now available. A modern GoodNotes version including many new features and improvements, such as: * FLEXIBLE SCROLLING: choose between horizontal and vertical page scrolling * FOLDERS: create infinite levels of folders and subfolders * GLOBAL SEARCH: search and find everything. From handwritten notes, typed text, to document and folder titles. Across your whole library. It is available as a free/discounted upgrade to GoodNotes 4 customers through the “GoodNotes 5 Upgrade Bundle”. ### 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 OneDrive 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]. [1] [2] [3]



  • i hope we’re not forced go to Goodnotes5

    By Twenty3Crowns
    The Best App Period. What’s better then capturing a thought or explaining a photo or even furthering your knowledge via note taking. Nothing comes close.
  • Be paperless!!

    By T_deka
    This review is not for the customer but fir the app developer who made it. First of all I love this app. It fantastic. THE ONLY THING I HATE AND DISTURBED is every time I open this app the freakin add comes up to get GoodNotes 5. I don’t wanna look that add any more and if I want then I will get it myself. Don’t keep pushing the users like that. That’s ANNOYING. Please do something, if not then I’m sorry. It will be a ZERO recommendation for all the users.
  • Refund

    By Crsn_310_
    I’ve purchased the bundle version and I’m waiting for it to download. Taking about an hour and it keeps saying it can’t download at this time.
  • Amazing. Love it

    By sabrinai8
    So. I bought this app because I wanted to to try digital planning. I am so glad I did it. I started off using it with just my Mac book and my iPhone then I bought the iPad 6 generation and the pencil. Love it. It was so worth it. I am in love with digital planning with this app. It makes it so easy.
  • Words are overlapping when opening ppt

    By 123xigua
    Good app to make notes, but words get overlapping when I imported ppt slides. Even the words in figures and charts are in a mess. And the slide number is missing on each page.
  • Hey, I already paid more than $5

    By pinkysalt
    I installed goodnote on every IOS devices, thus I paid more than $5. Stop bugging me with your Goodnote5 upgrade. I am not interested in the upgrade. I am satisfied with the current version.
  • Screen lagging

    By MargotHLM
    I didn’t have any problems with this app until after GoodNotes 5 came out. I don’t want to switch because I’ve gotten used to gn4. But the screen has started lagging since the new version’s release and I’m getting frustrated..
  • Update

    By JoshuasMommy
    I shouldn’t have to pay again just to get the updates. The palm setting is now gone. I rest my hand on the iPad while writing and now it is beyond difficult to get notes done. Bring back this feature.
  • Nag screen every time I open

    By Harriska2
    I paid $10 for a nag screen to get me to update *every* *single* *time* I open the software after closing. No apparent way to shut it off. I am now looking elsewhere for less shady software. Ugh.
  • Life changing g

    By Katieamberly
    I’m in Nursing school, and using this app to organize my notes is the best thing to happen to my education! I can be almost entirely paperless using this app, and when it comes time to take my state boards (NCLEX), I can study all the notes I’ve taken without the mess! Definitely worth the money!
  • No easy way to get refund

    By olmedo19
    My cousin was using my iPad and somehow downloaded this app (her finger is in my Touch ID) and there was no way to contact apple or goodnotes to get a refund. I have tried everything.
  • Paid to upgrade?

    By super cool user
    I’m really disappointed that we have to pay to get the newer version of this app!! It should be free for previously paid users!
  • Disappointing

    By inspired784
    Wanted to love this as an alternative to Notability, but this app CONSTANTLY crashes!

    By Justcuzz5
    The worst decision I’ve made so far in 2019.... literally can’t write notes without the screen zooming out and leaving a huge line in the middle of writing my notes. Stick with the free app-it’s ugly but it works
  • Rotten

    By Tv876543678
    I know about GN5 and picked GN4 bc of all the bad reviews. I'd like to be able to take notes without declining the offer to upgrade up to a dozen times a day. Nag screens don't incline people to update, they make them want to uninstall and move on to an app that doesn't get in the way, like this one does. So gn4 constantly bothers the user and, according to reviews, gn5 is hot mess. It's not even about app's quality anymore, it's about paying your money and being left alone to use it. Something this app fails at. I'm sorry I bought this.
  • Almost perfect.

    By Wolfie_8_4
    Except for the eraser.
  • Love it

    By BBKing6
    This app has been my first choice since day one!!! I'm not sure why the came out with an new version which I rarely use because it scares me!!!!!!!
  • Math Teacher Loves It

    By MocPianoMan
    If you are a teacher (in any discipline) but math especially, look no further. This app has TRANSFORMED how I teach and keep my materials organized. It is loaded with features that make it functional for daily use. I have never had any issues with crashing, lost notes, or data not being saved. Create documents from scratch or import PDFs seamlessly! I always airdrop PDFs from Mac. I use this app daily in my 6th Grade Math classroom. One of my favorite features is the laser pointer. If you would love to cast to your projector or tv wirelessly, GoodNotes 4 serves as the perfect interface. Get this app!
  • It couldn't been better

    By 看看据统计路路通
  • Can’t upgrade to GoodNotes 5 for free !!!

    By Allenfreedom
    Can’t upgrade to GoodNotes 5 for free even though I’ve bought version 4 for full price before!!!
  • Love it

    By Susan1215
    I love this app. Easy to use. I use it to write lectures notes for a class I teach. Works great.
  • Best $8 I’ve ever spent

    By Ilovebrits
    I usually won’t even pay 99 cents for an app but I’ve been looking for a pdf editor for my class readings and every one I looked at was always glitchy and didn’t have any good features. I finally decided to give this a try and it was 100% worth it. Perfect for editing and annotating PDFs and taking and organizing notes in class!
  • I like using GoodNotes!

    By Claudia5j
    The app is easy to use, and I like that I can keep what looks like a book cover for each set of notes. I find it easy to use and love going paperless!
  • Clear screens clear tabs

    By thebestnicknameEVR
    Did you know when you clear out your screens (windows?) on iPad that when you go back and open the app your tabs are gone. I still prefer this version of GoodNotes until I can customize my folders in GN5 - until then it’s just an ugly home screen. 😢🤷🏻‍♀️ but I would really appreciate if the next update went back to leaving my open tabs alone.
  • Stylus

    By VW 2017
    GoodNotes 5 does not work with other stylus, Just apple pen!
  • GoodNotes 4 is Awesome

    By Conradcr
    GoodNotes 4 is a super powerful tool for the busy salesman or manager. You can create several files to work multiple projects and also keep a bullet journal all in your iPhone and it will upload and update on your iPad and MacBook. Don’t buy GoodNotes 5. It’s not worth the money and it actually removes features to make it into a better coloring book.
  • Great app for ipad

    By Jenny22e
    Overall, this app is amazing. But one thing, i wish there is a split view function so that i can see 2 files at the same time. Like it would be very useful for students who take notes from there PowerPoints and they can open both note taking pages and the ppt at the same time.
  • The Team behind this app is doing a superb job!

    By Bert Danner
    Each version gets better and better - Great app!
  • Not worth it

    By Chiedas
    Almost every file I upload has formatting issues, often times missing parts of the document altogether. Other apps on the app store don’t have such issues. Also charging $8 for one version, and the wanting us to pay again for an update is disgusting.
  • I LOVE the app BUT,

    By tsota1972
    This is an app I paid for and I should not have ads... however, every time I open it you have a pop up for me to purchase GoodNotes 5. I don’t want to purchase GoodNotes 5 nor do I want to click “not at this time” or whatever it says in order to use the app. Please remove that pop up.
  • GoodNotes 4 is better than gn5

    By Scinote
    Perfect notebook. Say goodbye to pen and paper
  • Notebooks are gone

    By l7504
    If it were possible to give negative stars I would. Several notebooks with lots of notes disappeared. I’ve tried every online fix and nothing works. I will never use this app again.
  • Great app for students!

    By Sarak.and.her.books
    I picked up this app as a full-time undergraduate, and I was, admittedly, a little skeptical. I’d tried other note apps and found myself disappointed with them, but this one is just perfect. I love the ability to create different notebooks within the larger categories, and I love the realistic writing with the Apple Pencil. All around, I thoroughly enjoy using this app, and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.
  • What is this

    By Malinda33
    Perhaps my fault as I was looking for simplicity and a way to digitize my notes. This should be simple to understand the more I started using it the crazier things would get. Wish I could get my money back.
  • Great app but

    By Priggish1989
    Love the app and its uses, but hate you have to buy the new version every time. Good notes 5 is out and Id have to buy that to get it. Would be great if they just updated the current app
  • The app keeps crashing

    By concernec_user
    I have the iPad pro (2nd generation) and lately the app has crashing. It isn’t just the good notes 4 but also the 5. It always seems to crash after I open one of my notebook. It has a lot of pages. And not just that, it has been doing this before but only when I lasso select something large. I don’t know what to do to fix this. I tried uninstalling the app, and nothing changed.
  • Cut off notes

    By Yaharasoccer
    Was working fine until it cut off my notes on one page
  • Please stop the nagging to get GN5

    By WillysJeepMan
    I've purchased and am thoroughly enjoying GoodNotes 4... but I'm not a fan of the constant nagging to get GN5 every time I open GN4. I know the update exists but have no plans to upgrade until the bugs are worked out of it.
  • Fixed so many issues

    By Igor Olderburg
    Don’t know where to start talking about issues but I can write without being bothered to notice there’s something wrong
  • I love the app.

    By Zelda7231
    It is really good and fun to use, I think it is one of the best note-taking apps available.
  • Good and Bad

    By DLott
    The app is elegant and had potential to be great. Palm rejection needs work or expansion or just needs to be smarter. Also needs some work using cloud capabilities working between an iPhone and iPad
  • Goodnotes 4 way better than the new Goodnotes 5

    By Lidia Monroe
    So happy to revert back to Goodnotes 4. It's a much better product. Too many problems w the new one. The final straw for me was whenever I touch the screen with my finger it writes on the page. Hello? If I have apple pencil checked off it should not do this. So many annoying things on the new one and slow and not at all intuitive. Bad design.
  • Lost templates

    By reeniar
    It seems that GoodNotes is just asking for money every time they do an upgrade. When the upgrade becomes available all the old template that came with the app were no longer available for use. This is extremely disappointing in comparison to notability, which allows upgrade at the original price.
  • Do not buy this App if you have A Wacom Fineline v2 r3

    By Tador1981
    Do not buy this app if you have a Fineline Pen it does not work
  • Syncing!? Goodnotes4

    By Csupikasync
    Goodnotes4 Unable to sync with iPhone 6!
  • Love the app but its missing recording

    By adith27
    I love the new update but I just miss the recording feature that notability provides which makes it really useful in a college environment. But GoodNotes definitely one of the best apps to write with.
  • Stop the adverts for good notes 5

    By pcraigmile
    4 was a good piece of software until you get the advert every time you open the app
  • Waste of time and money

    By go to the bank
    I bought this app for two bucks, and it isn't worth that. I couldn't find my files, and I couldn't make any notes on the saved files. I am pretty darn tech-savvy, so if I have to fight with the app to make it function at all, it's a crummy app.
  • Love it

    By eric5150$
    Love it !