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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 SkyDrive 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].

What's New in Version 4.11.3

Fixed palm rejection issues and updated SDKs for bluetooth styluses.

Also in 4.11:
- Preserve PDF annotations by flattening them automatically when they are imported.
- Added support for OneDrive for business.
- Updated Google Drive SDK.
- Fixed Box login issues.
- Bug fixes and minor improvements.


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Customer Reviews

amazing, but needs two improvements

I have been using this app for some 3 months, after searching and working with many other apps like one-note, notability, foxit and so on. It is by far superior to all of them. It is amazingly simple and efficient and syncs almost instantly between my ipad mini 4 and ipad pro (unlike one-note which takes hours to do so). I can take long pages of notes and annotate pdf files on it very easily. On the tabs above the page, you can move freely between various open documents. You can also insert extra pages in between the pages of a document. You can easily recolor, resize, copy and paste and do a lot of other things. It is the best apps if you want to take notes and do calculations and write essays and read a lot of material from articles and pdf files. There are only two features which I like to see in a new update:

1- The icons for cut, copy and paste be fixed at the top of the page. In the present version, they pop up when you want with a mili-second of delay.

2- The pages can be organized vertically (like the one note) if you want so that when you scroll down you go to the next pages. This features is very useful when you do calculations and write essays and want to go back and forth between your calculations and notes. In the present version they are organized only horizontally like a notebook.

Great app, but missing audio

I've tried pretty much every well known note taking app, and GoodNotes was the hands down the best. The feature that excites me the most is the shape maker. Seriously, if you're planning on taking any kind of physics/math notes, they will turn out perfect every time. That feature is worth it's weight in gold to me. I also keep all my textbooks each as a separate notebook in this app, so everything you need for class is in one place! Importing hundreds of pages is a breeze, and I can keep multiple textbooks open at once and annotate them as much as I'd like. Importing images, resizing, and placing them anywhere on any page is also really cool. If this app included audio recording, it would be the best app I've ever used. Please add an audio recording option! I'd pay for this feature.

iCloud syncing issue since 2 months ago..

Update: I figure I would be patient and let you all fix this syncing issue but I think I am going to move on to a different app if this issue persist any longer.

Update: Wow, you did it, you added my suggestion and you made a great app even better. I love it! Tabs, good stuff. And now each document also remembers it's own pen selection. Sweet!

Notability was my go to app for some time but after trying out Goodnotes, I've been now transitioning my notes over. There are some features in Goodnotes that are an acquired taste such as the notebook cover and the various page templates. You don't really know how useful it is until you start using it. The writing accuracy is excellent as well and for me, it's one of the primary reason I switched over from another good application. The one request that I would ask is for single finger dragging when using Apple pencil. As of right now, single finger doesn't do anything if you use AP only.

GoodNotes 4 - Notes & PDF
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $7.99
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 4.11.3
  • Size: 195 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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