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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 4.11.10

Bug fixes and minor improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Needs More Flexibility

I like this app but it needs more flexibility in terms of allowing users to import documents into a notebook. In general, needs to allow users to organize documents and notebooks within a given category.

Great app! One of the two best.

I use it all the time.

Good basic app but lacks elegance

I've spent more money than I want to admit searching for an Apple Pencil notebook app, primarily for handwriting (as opposed to drawing). GoodNotes is one of the top contenders and it does many things well. For one thing, GoodNotes offers a free version which is needed for apps of this kind.All apps like this easily import pdfs BUT unlike the others, GoodNotes maintains the hyperlinks. Unfortunately, if you need to add a page, you lose those hyperlinks. I wish GoodNotes would add the ability to add Page links. Bookmarks are ok but they're not the same. Web links work everywhere these days but I want to go directly from one page to another. Not blaming GoodNotes becauseI haven't found another handwriting app with it either so maybe it's too hard to program an app for that.
The worst thing for me is the horrible user interface. Without a "list" view or table of contents, it's clunky. I hate having to drill down through multiple menus every time I want to find something. If you can remember what book you put the document in, like a travel journal or diary, you're fine but when writing creatively or even reports, the documents usually fit into multiple notebooks. Maybe of there were aliases or links (as previously mentioned) it'd be less cumbersome. The organization should be intuitive, like Dropbox or iCloud, sidebar with a hierarchy of documents. If all you want GoodNotes for is a diary or travel journal, I guess it's not a problem but by only listing Notebook names, GoodNotes decreases it's uses
The UI is frustrating because the developers are helpful and GoodNotes is a good, practical app. It's just no fun to use. The UI is frustrating, as mentioned and the handwriting/ink experience is flat. It works is limited with pen nibs, colors and the overall experience of writing. I would have thought response was a hardware thing. I would have been wrong. Other handwiting apps like NoteShelp and Whink aren't as practical as GoodNotes but it's so much more fun to write in them. The Apple Pencil glides across the page (glass) and the resulting ink is beautiful. I keep trying to use GoodNotes but keep going back to Notability for the experience. I should've known when I saw GoodNotes icon that aesthetics weren't high on their list LOL).
I've mentioned that GoodNotes is practical and it works but now that I'm rethinkIng it, how practical is it if I have to spend more time trying to find documents in the clunky layout than writing, not to mention the lack of inspiration to write I feel because the writing experience is so, basic.
I'm tired of searching for a handwriting app that maintains hyperlinks, is easy to navigate and fun to write with. If it weren't for this freaking absolutely awesome Apple Pencil I'd go back to using my Livescribe pen.

GoodNotes 4 - Notes & PDF
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $7.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.11.10
  • 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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