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What is Goodnotes?

Goodnotes 6 is a powerful note-taking app designed to provide a seamless, natural handwriting experience on digital paper, combining the simplicity of handwriting, the power of digital tools and advanced AI features to enhance productivity, planning, organization and live collaboration.

- Seamless Handwriting Experience: Enjoy a smooth & responsive writing experience that feels just like pen on paper
- Document Annotation: Import PDFs & images to annotate, highlight & mark up
- Sharing & Collaboration: Collaborate with your team in real time by sharing, editing & adding comments to documents from multiple devices
- Advanced Spell-check & Word Prediction: Boost productivity with real-time spell-check & intelligent word prediction learning from your writing style
- Shape Recognition: Create perfect shapes & diagrams for your visualization needs
- Voice Recording: Record meetings & important discussions directly within your notes
- Sync Across Devices: Access your notes anytime, anywhere

Who Uses Goodnotes?

Students, teachers and business professionals across all industries

Goodnotes Software - Brainstorming sessions can now be fun and engaging
Goodnotes Software - Quickly find the information you need with our intelligent search capability across all your documents, powered by AI
Goodnotes Software - Visualise and collaborate on business plans and other company initiatives
Goodnotes Software - Highlight, annotate, underline and cross off words, sentences and paragraphs in PDFs

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Reviews of Goodnotes

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.0
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.6

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5
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4
29%
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4%
Nuno
Nuno
Animator in Portugal
Verified LinkedIn User
Animation, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

The best Note Taking app out there.

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Overall it's the best note taking out there by far. The drawing experience itself says it all and the big amount of gestures makes the workflow fast and efficient.

Pros:

The quality of the drawing and writing it's incredible, the best there is. Good Notes doesn't have an infinite amount of tools, but the ones that it have, work flawlessly.

Cons:

The main cons it's the simple fact that there's no GoodNotes on Windows or Android. It's also not possible to link notes between pages which can get a little disorganized in big files. It's also not possible to send images/text to back/front.

Angelica
University Intern in Ecuador
Verified LinkedIn User
Pharmaceuticals, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Transforming Note-Taking for the Digital Era: GoodNotes in Focus

5.0 last year

Comments: I used GoodNotes frequently for note-taking and data organizing throughout my internship in the University's Department of Pharmaceutical Research and Development. The program was essential for preserving handwritten notes made during experiments and lectures and provided a seamless transition from paper notebooks to digital ones. I could easily annotate, highlight, and sketch using the GoodNotes' user-friendly interface, which allowed me to make detailed and well-organized notes. My notes were easily accessible on both my iPad and my iPhone thanks to the synchronization feature, making it simple to refer back to and review them. Overall, as an intern, using GoodNotes greatly improved my note-taking process by fostering effectiveness, organization, and seamless connection with my digital workflow.

Pros:

There are numerous benefits to taking notes digitally with GoodNotes. First off, creating, organizing, and annotating notes is simple thanks to its user-friendly design and intuitive layout. Users may naturally capture ideas because the software allows a variety of input techniques, including handwriting, typing, and sketching. Additionally, GoodNotes has a robust search feature that makes it simple for users to locate particular notes or phrases. Notes remain current and available across a variety of platforms thanks to their strong cross-device synchronization features. In order to increase efficiency and cooperation, the software offers PDF annotation, document scanning, and seamless interaction with cloud storage services. Overall, GoodNotes offers customers a complete and effective solution for collecting digital notes, enabling them to plan and streamline their workflows.

Cons:

Even though GoodNotes provides several advantages, it's important to take into account some restrictions. First off, only iOS devices can presently access the program, which makes it inaccessible to users of other platforms. Additionally, GoodNotes is unable to automatically translate handwriting into text, which may result in additional human work being required for note transcription. The initial setup procedure and learning curve could be a little difficult for some people. Despite the software's extensive functionality, other cloud-based note-taking platforms may have more advanced collaborative features than it does. Despite these factors, GoodNotes continues to be a dependable and feature-rich choice for people looking for an all-encompassing digital note-taking solution.

Anjali
Student in Canada
Education Management, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alright product

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: Its alright

Pros:

Multiple functionalities and several options

Cons:

Complicated interface. Ability to sync is slow

Michael
Software Developer in Germany
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

My digital notebook

4.0 last year

Comments: It’s a pretty good tool to write down notes and find them again 😊 For me it’s currently the best solution on the market compared to the competitors.

Pros:

I use GoodNotes mainly for writing down notes on my iPad with the Apple Pencil, which works like a charm. The handwritten texts are indexed and can be searched through. Handwriting can also be converted into text.

Cons:

Sometimes it’s not really comfortable to get back to the main overview of quicknotes and documents, as long as there is a unsaved document opened. If other documents are at the same time open in other tabs you can switch between but if I want to open something I’m forced to save the previous document.

Tucker
Financial planner in Canada
Financial Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Perfect for note taking, creativity, and organization

4.0 5 months ago

Comments: Excellent, a creative tool to keep organized, detailed notes and calendars

Pros:

Creative templates, easy to use UI, and organization abilities

Cons:

Most templates are not free to use for people