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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

3.6 out of 5
459 Ratings
459 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.

Cindi R ,

What a ripoff!

Since when does an upgrade cost as much as the original app that I just bought 2 weeks ago! It says that if you paid full price that it would be free. Not so!! Don’t upgrade. Save your money. I anticipate that they will expect payment on any future upgrades. Friend had recommended this app before upgrade. What a mistake!


Time Base Technology Limited
350.2 MB
Requires iOS 12 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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