Global search

Always find what you wrote

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GoodNotes lets you search and find information from your whole library and open it right away. You can also search in an open document and jump to the search result with a single tap.

PDF annotation

Leave printing behind

Annotated PDF document about coffee tasting

Import documents without ever leaving the app or copy them to GoodNotes from your browser or another source. In GoodNotes, you can import PDFs as new files or add them to existing documents/notebooks.

Folders & Favorites

Effortless document management

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Create a structure with unlimited folders and subfolders to organize your documents and notebooks. Pages, documents, and folders can be marked as "Favorites" for fast access no matter where they're stored in your library.

Covers & paper templates

Personalise your notebooks

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GoodNotes comes with a large set of beautiful covers for your library as well as paper templates for every occasion. Need more personalization? Import own templates and keep reusing them forever.


The fastest way to start taking notes

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A new blank note is just a double tap away. Jot down thoughts or important information within seconds. To keep your library clean, you decide whether to save or discard a QuickNote when you're done.

iCloud Sync

All your notes. Always with you.

Thanks to iCloud, your documents and notes will be in sync across your devices and will be secured in the cloud.

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More Features at a Glance

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Exceptional drag & drop support

GoodNotes lets you drag and drop almost anything.

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Flexible scrolling direction

Switch between horizontal and vertical scrolling.

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PDF Hyperlinks

PDF hyperlinks are fully functional in imported documents.

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Document Tabs

Switch back and forth between multiple documents quickly

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Pen-Up mode

Flip through your pages comfortably without leaving any marks or strokes.

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Share / export

Export whole documents/notebooks or only share selected pages via email, messages, to the cloud or lots of other third-party apps.

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Import PDF, PowerPoint, and Word documents to annotate them.

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Image Tool

Add images to your page and move, resize, turn and crop them to create multimedia notes. Keep the aspect ratio or resize images freely.

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Text Box Tool

Type with your keyboard and format text. All system fonts are supported.

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Zoom Window

Write neatly and fluent with the auto-advancing zoom window. Your notes will look beautiful.

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Lasso Tool

Select objects on the page, move them around, and resize, or rotate them.

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Shape Tool

Draw perfect shapes and straight lines.

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Get GoodNotes from the App Store

GoodNotes 5 is available for iPad and iPhone as a one-time purchase.

Download on the App Store