Goodnotes 6 4+

Notes Reimagined‪.‬

Time Base Technology Limited

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Replace your paper notebooks and reimagine digital note-taking with Goodnotes. Introducing Goodnotes 6!

*Existing Goodnotes users can continue to use Goodnotes 5 indefinitely or upgrade to Goodnotes 6. Either way, your notes are safe!*

Digital notebooks. Unlimited notebooks for the price of one physical one.
■ Combine both handwriting and typed text on one page, alongside images, stickers, diagrams and doodles.
■ Create digital notebooks with customizable paper templates, including Blank Paper, Ruled Paper, Cornell Paper, Checklists, Planners, and more.
■ Navigate long documents with ease. PDF tables of contents are automatically imported; otherwise create custom outlines yourself.
■ Backup all your notes to Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive and use iCloud to sync across iPad, iPhone, and Mac so your notes are always safe.
■ Edit your writing by resizing it, changing the color of your text, or moving it to another spot on the page.

For students: Ace your exams with ease
■ Record audio notes that are magically synced to the moment you write, perfect for lectures or presentations.
■ Search and instantly find any of your notes from any of your classes.
■ Study and practice straight from your notes with Study Sets — flashcards built on active recall and spaced repetition.
■ Use AI to summarize, shorten, change the tone of your words, and otherwise perfect your typed text.

For planners: Let your creativity flow and create notes you can’t stop looking at
■ Customize the size and color of your paper templates to create the template you want.
■ Add, create, or import your stickers, stamps, washi tapes, images, and more to reuse again and again.

For professionals: Increase productivity at work
■ Present your notes, slides, and content directly from Goodnotes when you connect your device via AirPlay or HDMI to an external screen.
■ Use Laser Pointer on your Mac to guide your audience’s attention during your presentation.
■ Export your notes to email, print, or share them anywhere as PDFs.
■ Send a link to your notebooks to work on the same notes directly, perfect for asynchronous work or collaborative brainstorming.
■ Import documents by emailing them to your custom Goodnotes email.

For the price of one paper notebook, get unlimited digital notebooks that are backed up, synced across your devices, and searchable for an entire year. Try Goodnotes today.

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What’s New

Version 6.3.43

- Fixed an issue where the text tool was not working in View by Question
- Fixed an issue where Goodnotes would freeze after deleting more than 2 pages from the sidebar

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
91.2K Ratings

91.2K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Goodnotes is a digital notepad and PDF markup tool. And it’s very good at both. As a notepad, Goodnotes covers all the bases. Create notes with your keyboard or handwrite them with Apple Pencil. The app transforms your hand-drawn shapes into geometrically perfect ones. It’s also capable of recognizing your handwriting (even when you can’t) and converting it to text.

Jewelsummoner ,

This is an excellent app! I only have one pet peeve…

Honestly, I really love using this app! It is very well thought out and I can use it for many different kinds of workflows. Great app if you are considering starting/ transitioning to digital note-taking/ journaling. I enjoy taking handwritten notes in it with my apple pencil and being able to easily import pdfs that I can mark up is great. I enjoy the elements feature, which allows me to add custom sticker that I use all the time as post-its or stickers for journaling. Plus there are som many other excellent features, such as being able to search in your hand written notes and the ability to back-up your notebooks, to name a few.

I only have one pet peeve when it comes to this app. It does have a typing feature, but it’s a bit clunky and not very intuitive. When I am doing journaling, it is very nice to put text exactly where I want it, so I don’t want the feature to go away. But having to use the text boxes for more type-intensive tasks can be a bit annoying at times. I would be nice if there was a feature you could enable within the notebook where if you could type in a notebook like a normal word document. My work around is typing something ahead of time in a word document and then importing it into the app, but honestly, it would be nice if I didn’t have to do that (maybe I am being too picky)… Otherwise, this a really excellent, solid app that I recommend highly to folks for note-taking.

Darthking77 ,

The Best App I’ve Seen, Can Still Go Farther

I’m very finicky when it comes to note taking apps; if even one feature I feel I need is missing I try to find a different one that better encompasses my needs. For several years, GoodNotes has been the strongest contender by a large marking! I love the mixture of tools, how easy it is to customize the tools and notebooks (not to mention how pretty they are), and something like adding a new page is made so seamless and intuitive! This is an edited review because, since my last review, they actually added a feature I asked for that involved editing the tools in the toolbar for a more customizable experience. Thank you so much GoodNotes team for adding this!!!

The only things I can think of for the developers to add is: 1) a “softness” slider for pen tools so handwriting comes out a little smoother, because I feel my writing on a paper is more often smoother and more legible than the direct translation onto a screen; and 2) a way to add integrated text boxes into a page format that tracks perfectly with the lines on the page (some notes are much better taken typed rather than handwritten, so it would be great to be able to do both with ease).

GoodNotes team, you’re doing great! You’ve got a great app on your hands, you’ve already implemented features that fans have wanted, so please keep doing what you’re doing and keep adding features to make your app the best on the market!

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The developer, Time Base Technology Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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