GoodNotes lets you take handwritten notes, sketch diagrams, mark-up PDFs and organize them on a beautiful bookshelf. Turn pages with a swipe, highlight or add notes to any page, and share your notes with anyone. GoodNotes will automatically save your notes and has full backup function to prevent data loss.

Good Note-taking Experience

  • Built-in plain, ruled, graph and music papers
  • Ten-color pen, five-color highlighter, eraser and lasso tool
  • Insert text and images easily
  • Shrink down your handwriting as you write using the close-up input

Good Viewing Experience

  • Change pages by swiping left or right
  • Adjust pages to fit the screen by zooming in or out
  • Handwriting looks smooth and crisp even when zoomed in
  • Overview of all pages using thumbnails

Good Sharing Ability

  • Select the pages you wish to share
  • Export to external apps (e.g. Dropbox, Evernote etc.)
  • Choose whether to include backgrounds or notes in exports
  • Share editable notebooks with other GoodNotes users

Good Importing Abilities

  • Import documents from iTunes file sharing
  • Import images from the photos library or from the iPad camera directly
  • Import PDFs or images from other apps
  • Built-in Dropbox file browser

Data Loss Prevention

  • Backup all your notes by one tap
  • Auto-saves every 15 seconds

Other Features

  • Folder support
  • Wi-Fi File Transfer
  • AirPrint
  • PDF table of contents support
  • Insert PDF documents into existing notebooks
  • Custom template
  • External display support
  • Bookmark
  • Page view history


Plan Price Details
GoodNotes - Notes & PDF $4.99 Compatible with iPad.


March 20, 2013

I believe this to be one of the most powerful tools available for teachers transitioning to blended learning. This app allows teacher with an extensive digital note or activity collection to quickly and easily import their notes into this app (through Dropbox) and then digitally write, mark, draw, demonstrate directly on their own notes. All notes are saved and and be shared. Used in congunction with Apple TV a teacher could easily direct a classroom from any location in the room. Oh and did I mention that it produces some of the best handwriting on the Ipad.