Shape the future of GoodNotes for Android

The world’s best note-taking app is coming to Android in 2023.

Get early access to the beta and help shape the future of GoodNotes for Android.

Now available for 6-inch or larger Samsung tablets with at least 3GB of memory.
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GoodNotes is coming to Android

Who should sign-up?

Anyone using a compatible Samsung Galaxy tablet

Compatible devices

  • Samsung tablets with 6-inch screens or larger and 3GB of memory
  • Any device with internet connection can view notes created in GoodNotes for Android

Introducing your new favorite note-taking app for Android

This is GoodNotes for Android.
GoodNotes for Android
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GoodNotes for Android  BETA
Introducing the beta of our top ranked note-taking app, for Android! It’s captures the foundational digital ink experience of GoodNotes, with more features to come.
GoodNotes 5 for iOS
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GoodNotes 5 for iOS
Launched in 2011, GoodNotes has consistently stayed as one of the top ranked apps on the iPad App store, and sports an Editor’s Choice badge. Loved by millions of users all around the world.
Beta, with limited number of seats
Publicly available on the app store
Samsung tablets with displays of 8" or larger and at least 3GB of memory
(More Android tablets will be supported soon)
iPad, Mac, iPhone
Use Cases
  • Handwriting digital notes on your Android tablet
  • Import and annotate PDFs, like digital planners, lecture slides, or eBooks
  • Handwriting, typing, or importing digital notes on your iPad
  • Search your handwriting to find exactly the notes you need
  • A digital library that replaces all your physical notebooks
Free for users during the beta period!
Free to download, with an option to unlock the full app as a one-time in-app purchase

Experience the freedom of handwriting

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Write equations, mind maps, and diagrams on a blank canvas. Edit your ink after you’ve noted it down.
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Multiple GoodNotes Templates

50+ notes templates to inspire every use case

Multiple GoodNotes Templates
From blank paper to graph paper, dotted paper, Cornell notes, and more. Just start writing.

Free to use during the beta period

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For a limited time only, while GoodNotes for Android is still in its Beta, you can use it for free! Help us improve.
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Try it out and tell us what you think.

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How to get the GoodNotes for Android BETA

Before we launch GoodNotes on Android publicly, we’re opening an limited beta. Here’s how you can join:


Install GoodNotes on Google Play Store.


Test and give feedback!
We want to build the best note-taking app for Android, and need your input. Tell us what works, what doesn’t, and what you’d want to see in GoodNotes.
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Can I sync my iPad notes with my Android app?

Not yet, but soon!

For now, you can’t sync the entire library between GoodNotes 5 on iOS/iPad/macOS to Android, however, you can work on the same document by Link Sharing.

Here’s how to view and edit your notebooks on GoodNotes for Windows, Android, or the Web:

  1. Make sure “Use iCloud" is enabled in GoodNotes iCloud Settings in GoodNotes 5 on iOS/iPadOS/macOS.
  2. Open a document that you want to share in GoodNotes 5 on iOS/iPadOS/macOS.
  3. Tap the Share icon in the navigation bar > Enable Share Link to Collaborate.
  4. Tap on Sharing Settings and make sure "Open Document on Web" is enabled (available in full version only).
  5. Tap Send Link to share it.
  6. To accept the shared document:
  • For Android: Open the link from a Android device that has the Android beta app installed, tap on “…” > “Open in GoodNotes” and login to access the document. You can see the shared documents by tapping on the "Shared" tab on the left.
  • For the Web: Open the link on the browser to view the notebook. Login to GoodNotes Account to edit the notebook.

Learn more here.

What is the difference between GoodNotes 5 for iOS and Mac vs. GoodNotes for Android Beta?

The GoodNotes on Android beta is still a separate app from GoodNotes 5. Here are the key differences you can expect from the GoodNotes on Android Beta:

  1. It’s temporarily free to use while we’re improving the Beta
  2. It includes basic note-taking features:
    • Write, highlight, and erase notes
    • Move and resize your writing with the Lasso tool
    • Large library of paper templates to get you started, including planners, to-dos, squared paper, dotted paper, and more
  3. It’s an online-first experience, meaning you’ll need an internet connection for the optimal experience, and will need to sign in to your account.
  4. It won’t be as polished an experience, so you might expect to report a few bugs here and there.

When will GoodNotes be available for Android?

The first version of GoodNotes for Android will be available in 2023. However, you can already sign up to try the beta experience for free.

Is there a limit to how many notebooks I can create?

While in beta, the limit is 20 notebooks.

Is GoodNotes for Android a subscription?

Nope. While testing the beta, you can try GoodNotes on Android completely for free. In exchange, we only ask for your feedback to help us improve.

Who is eligible to try the GoodNotes for Android beta?

Anyone with a Samsung tablet 8" or larger and at least 3GB of memory is welcome to try the beta! For the first wave, we will be opening the beta to 10k users around the world. Sign up to grab your spot.

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