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 OneDrive 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

Version 4.13.3

Minor bug fixes and improvements.

GoodNotes now supports the new iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil 2nd generation. The preferred action for Double Tap on the Apple Pencil can be set in the iOS Settings. To use Double Tap on the Apple Pencil, iOS 12.1 or higher needs to be installed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.1K Ratings
3.1K Ratings
eeeep58 ,

Lagging so much

I love this app so much I literally use it for everything and have pretty much forgotten how to write on paper lol. HOWEVER it now crashes and lags immensely whenever I use the slightest bit of color or an image on the page and becomes blurry every w seconds!! Also it says it’s backed up to iCloud but the pages are no where to be found on my iCloud account. Might be time to switch to a different app..... :(

VerifiedArianator ,

Game-changer for me

I absolutely love this app for note-taking so far. I’m a college student trying to find ways to take notes, annotate, and study so I eventually found this app. I bought a 10.5 iPad Pro and an apple pencil so that I can effectively use this app, and so far being worth the money. Can’t wait for next semester for when I use this app during the spring semester since right now I’m in my finals week. Get this app!

radioactivefreak ,

Note to note takers: Crashes in the middle of note taking

I use this a lot for my study guides in nursing and there are not many options for the kind of pen you want or colors. Another problem with this app is that it keeps crashing like every hour or every 2 hours. It’s really frustrating especially during the finals season because it doesn’t save what I’ve written. I write about a paragraph and there is no save button for me to automatically save or anything. So when it crashes I lose about a paragraph of information. It has been happening every time I use it for an hour or so. I have no idea what is wrong, but this needs to be fixed because it interrupts my productivity and efficiency. I do like how you can transfer your powerpoints on here and then rehollad them to drop box or google drive. But writing notes seems really difficult and I can imagine if this were used for class, I would have lost valuable information. So please fix this. I expect an app that I purchase to not have these sorts of glitches.


Time Base Technology Limited
222.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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