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To download GoodNotes from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.


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GoodNotes for Mac is a companion app for existing GoodNotes iOS users. GoodNotes for iOS is a stunning handwritten notes app on iPad/iPhone beloved by million of users.

GoodNotes for Mac lets you view and manage your handwritten notes and documents in GoodNotes’ iCloud library.

**Document editing features has been added in version 1.1

"Changed everything I do from note taking to surveying at work with my own templates! " Neiliocopter


Stunning Digital Ink
Your handwritten notes look beautiful on your Mac with high-resolution display as well as on your iOS devices. GoodNotes for Mac is powered by the same state-of-the-art digital ink technology as on its iOS version.

iCloud Sync.
Access to all your GoodNotes documents with fast iCloud sync. Sketch and annotate documents on your iOS devices and view them on all devices.

Import PDFs and Images
Drag and drop documents and images between GoodNotes and your Mac.

Document Versioning.
GoodNotes automatically saves versions of documents as you work on them. Browse through document versions and restore pages from old versions.

Share and Print Documents.
With access to all your documents in GoodNotes, sharing and printing documents require only a few clicks.

Document Creation and Editing
Create or edit notebooks on your Mac with mouse, trackpad or tablet using the intuitive editing tools:
- Select Tool – Highlight or strikeout selected text in PDF documents
- Edit Tool – Move, scale and change object color
- Text Tool – Create text objects
- Pen Tool – Pen drawing
- Highlight Tool – Highlighter drawing
- Eraser Tool – Erase lines

Page Rearrangement
Drag and drop to reorder pages in documents or to copy pages between documents.

Add bookmarks to your documents.

What's New in Version 1.1.12

- Stability improvement on iCloud sync and PDF text search.
- Bug fixed on macOS Sierra tab support.
- Fixed issue with text tool when resizing text.


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Customer Reviews

Needs to support auto iCloud sync (UPDATE)

***** Given 5 Stars (updated from 2 Stars)

It now supports iCloud Sync. Not sure if this was an update after my original review, but once I opened the app today, I can see all my Goodnotes from my iPadpro. I am very pleased and happy that my money was spent on what I intended to have from this app. Thank you.

Original Post

I bought this app on MacOS so that I can see everything on my iPad Pro and iphone on the Mac. This does not support icloud syncing. Keep that in mind. Only allows export and import. Why would i need to export and import notes from my MacOS? Would have been nice to sync, so i can organize, touch up or even monitor what notes I have on all devices.

Works great

iCloud sync is really fast. Interesting that it doesn't use the iCloud Drive folder on my Mac but instead a different 'file browser' window for all my documents, but it seems to work well.

Very very good app.

the only thing about it that I find a little lacking is a ‘book’ view where I can see two pages at once on the screen… give me that feature and it gets 5 stars from me!!!

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  • $7.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.12
  • Size: 95.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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