GoodNotes 4 - Notes & PDF
By Time Base Technology Limited
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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.
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What's New in Version 4.11.8
Bug fixes and minor improvements.
One Major Flaw that Cannot be Overlooked
I'm a college student and a freelancer. When I first started using GoodNotes I loved it more than others I've tried. I used it for about a week before realising it has one major flaw that cannot be overlooked: It does not have continuation of pages. On the surface this doesn't seem like a big problem, but in practice it is a deal-breaker. When you don't have continuing pages, it means that if you type anything, or paste text from somewhere, once the page is complete, no more text can be added do it, no more edits can be done to it that expand it beyond the page. This means you have to interrupt the flow of your work, add an extra page, and copy and paste any 'extra' text to it. You'll have to do this every time your work expands beyond the page. This is just not practical, and I have had to go to the other competing app, which also records lectures in class, but does not have the text search/recognition. If it had the continuation of pages and text flowed freely from one page to another, it would absolutely be my app of choice.
One of the best...
After trying different note taking apps I rolled the dice buying this one and was immediately glad I did. The ability to load essentially anything on the page and compose that page freely is a designer's dream. Im a visual artist (and compulsive doodler) and it's great to have the ability to sketch freely while in meetings with clients, load photographs, enter text with the keyboard, load PDF's, etc. This creates a truly comprehensive notebook for a project and makes it a highly valuable tool. This app has made it to my dock on my big iPad Pro and I use it with the Apple Pencil regularly. Keep up the good work. Oh, and I have no issues syncing with iCloud. I created a rather large, complex notebook first use and it automatically rolled onto my phone - which I had not manually installed the app onto,- iCloud did that for me too. So no syncing issues here.
Excellent note taking app
GoodNotes is an excellent note taking app with many unique features. Handwriting search is a nice feature not found in most iPad note taking apps. Paper templates are among the best and most flexible of apps I've seen.
My least favorite part of GoodNotes is the lack of flow from page to page. To write at the bottom of the page requires an uncomfortable writing on the bottom edge of the screen. GoodNotes' competitors have a continuous scroll model that is much better. Writing at the bottom of a page can be done in the middle of an iPad screen. New pages are added by simply writing below the page line.
My hope is that a new version of GoodNotes will provide a continuous scroll option.
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- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Mar 16, 2017
- Version: 4.11.8
- Size: 195 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Time Base Technology Limited
- © 2011-2016 Time Base Technology Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.