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This bundle allows customers of GoodNotes 4 to download GoodNotes 5 for free or at a discounted price. GoodNotes 5 is available as a free upgrade for existing customers who paid the full price for GoodNotes 4.

Important: Please make sure to tap on the "COMPLETE" button at the top to claim your free upgrade. The price next to GoodNotes 5 in the included apps section lists the individual price. For more information, please check out our detailed FAQ section on support.goodnotes.com

If you previously bought GoodNotes 4, you can buy this bundle using "Complete My Bundle" to get the price you paid for GoodNotes 4 as a credit to the bundle price. If you downloaded GoodNotes 4 for less than the full price, you can use "Complete My Bundle" and only pay the price difference to get GoodNotes 5.

GoodNotes 5 requires iOS 12 to run on your iOS devices.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
562 Ratings

562 Ratings

Kidtachyon ,

Thanks for the free upgrade

I know you didn’t have to do it, but thanks for the free upgrade from v4 to v5. Its especially appreciated since I just bought GoodNotes 4 2 months ago.

Sunny해 ,

5 feels like a Downgrade in some pivotal aspects

I concur this update has taken a few steps backwards, despite small improvements.

- No automatic backup to Google Drive
- No shortcuts for note taking efficiency on Zoom window
- Can no longer highlight with the shape tool!
- Huge Bookmark icons! No option for them to show Listed
- One finger swipe does not work anymore
- Too much animation while going through photos where previously the categories were easily and quickly accessible
- Shorter width on notebook/folder titles
- Margins are no longer able to input custom px sizes; we can only move through preset indent icons
- Inaccurate ballpoint/pen sizes. (ex: 0.5pt was similar to writing in 0.5 lead or ink, but it shows up very thick on GoodNotes5. GoodNotes4 had better, more realistic pen size options)

+ Can choose custom colors on a wheel without having to find a Hex code
+ Ability to rotate text/image after lasso
+ New, beautiful, and functional templates for writing paper and notebook covers

For these reasons, I will be sticking with GoodNotes4. GoodNotes is amazing and I’m sure they’ll work out the nuances.

I’d love to see multi-note (pulling up two or multiple notebooks on the same screen) capabilities, voice-recording and real-time playback, and ability to recognize more than one language simultaneously (handwriting recognition).

If these features were added and/or fixed, I’d jump over to GoodNotes5 in a heartbeat. However, it’s simply too early to make the move. Looking forward to the updates!

Thank you for gifting GoodNote4 users with free GoodNotes5 application.

LGLBgal ,

Save Your Coins Sis

I got the new GoodNotes update yesterday. Luckily, I didn’t have to pay for it because I would have been really disappointed. I really wish the developers had tried to integrate the new features into the old app instead of making a whole new app. In the end, I decided I would just continue using GoodNotes v4 for now. If you are thinking of buying the GoodNotes app for. notes, do it, BUT I would say save your coins and buy the v4 of this app.

The updated style looks kind of nice, but that’s all I have to say about the update. The magnifying tool that I have come to use very often is different and not in a good way. Not having the colors and eraser on the mini toolbar wasn’t a good idea. Also, the app keeps freezing when I try to erase something, and sometimes what I erased ended up coming back. another thing is that the options for the width of the pen size is completely off. What used to be a 1.3 is now a 0.3 size, leaving me little room to get smaller. Also, the difference between 0.3 and 0.4 leave me wondering why the pen width sizing was ever touched because the difference between the two sizes is that significant. The being-able-to-make-your-own-color thing is nice but to me is useless because there is not dropper tool to find a color that has already been used. I transferred my old notes from the v4 app over, and I already have specific colors for specific purposes. I want to keep the consistency but cannot do that easily. All the sizing eraser, highlighter, etc. honestly should not have been touched at all. I do like the fact that there are more simple, basic notebook covers (+1 for that), and I see that there are also paper templates for using a notebook as a planner. Overall, I am not a fan of the new app and would not recommend someone to but it. I would wait and come back (for this version) in a few months when an update (or many) comes out, but right now, it’s not worth the price. Just stick with GoodNotes4.


Time Base Technology Limited
352.1 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2018 Time Base Technology Limited
App Bundle $7.99


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