Better features, better notes

The tools you need to take your digital note-taking to the next level.

Compatible for Laptop, iPad and iPhone

Search your handwriting

Search any term to find every place it appears in your library – whether handwritten or typed. With powerful handwriting recognition, you'll always find what you wrote.

Annotate PDFs and PPTs

Freely mark up PDFs and PowerPoints without being confined to typed text – perfect for signing documents, writing on lecture slides, or annotating articles.

Organize your notes your way

Create as many folders and subfolders as you need, and rest assured that no matter how many notes, PDFs, and files you have, they're easily found.

Personalize your notebooks

Choose from a variety of covers and paper templates, from graph, dotted, and lined paper, to weekly planners, or easily add your own custom templates to create the notebook you want.

Save and reuse elements

Easily save and insert frequently used objects like stickers, images, text, formulas & diagrams with the Elements tool.

Open documents side by side

Multi-tasking made easy: read an article on one side, and take notes on the other. Or easily drag and drop information from one note to another.

Access your notes on the Mac

Get the Mac app at no extra cost, so you can always view your latest notes, wherever you prefer.

Easily share your notes

Work on the same notebooks with multiple people. Shared Documents gives you a shareable link to collaborate no matter where you are.

Study with flash cards

Test yourself and learn more effectively with the built-in flash cards study mode.

More Features at a Glance

Exceptional drag & drop support
GoodNotes lets you drag and drop almost anything.
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GoodNotes lets you drag and drop almost anything.
GoodNotes lets you drag and drop almost anything.
Flexible scrolling direction
Switch between horizontal and vertical scrolling.
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Switch between horizontal and vertical scrolling.
Switch between horizontal and vertical scrolling.
PDF Hyperlinks
PDF hyperlinks are fully functional in imported documents.
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PDF hyperlinks are fully functional in imported documents.
PDF hyperlinks are fully functional in imported documents.
Document Tabs
Switch back and forth between multiple documents quickly
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Switch back and forth between multiple documents quickly
Switch back and forth between multiple documents quickly
Pen-Up mode
Flip through your pages comfortably without leaving any marks or strokes.
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Flip through your pages comfortably without leaving any marks or strokes.
Flip through your pages comfortably without leaving any marks or strokes.
Share / export
Create share links to entire notebooks or export pages to share your notes.
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Create share links to entire notebooks or export pages to share your notes.
Create share links to entire notebooks or export pages to share your notes.
Import
Import PDF, PowerPoint, and Word documents to annotate them on iPad/iOS
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Import PDF, PowerPoint, and Word documents to annotate them on iPad/iOS
Import PDF, PowerPoint, and Word documents to annotate them on iPad/iOS
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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Add images to your page and move, resize, turn and crop them to create multimedia notes. Keep the aspect ratio or resize images freely.
Add images to your page and move, resize, turn and crop them to create multimedia notes. Keep the aspect ratio or resize images freely.
Text Box Tool
Type with your keyboard and format text. All system fonts are supported.
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Type with your keyboard and format text. All system fonts are supported.
Type with your keyboard and format text. All system fonts are supported.
Zoom Window
Write neatly and fluent with the auto-advancing zoom window.
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Write neatly and fluent with the auto-advancing zoom window.
Write neatly and fluent with the auto-advancing zoom window.
Lasso Tool
Select objects on the page, move them around, and resize, or rotate them.
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Select objects on the page, move them around, and resize, or rotate them.
Select objects on the page, move them around, and resize, or rotate them.
Shape Tool
Draw perfect shapes and straight lines.
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Draw perfect shapes and straight lines.
Draw perfect shapes and straight lines.

Your first 3 notebooks in GoodNotes are free!

Download and try for free, on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
For iPad & iPhone, download on the App Store
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For Mac, download on the Mac App Store

GoodNotes is Free for Schools

Any educational institution using Apple School Manager will have full access to GoodNotes, including handwriting recognition powered by MyScript, for free.
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FAQs

Can you annotate PDFs on GoodNotes?

Yes, you can use GoodNote to markup and annotate PDFs on the iPad.

Does GoodNotes support mobile devices?

Yes, GoodNotes is available for iPhone. If you already unlocked GoodNotes on the iPad or Mac, you will have the full version on iPhone too.

What are the paid features in GoodNotes?

When you make a one-time purchase to unlock GoodNotes, you’ll get access to:

  • Unlimited notebooks
  • Ability to search/convert handwriting
  • Ability to view notes on your browser
  • Ability to import notes via email
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