GoodNotes is a iPad focused note-taking application with AI and handwriting tools.

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GoodNotes wants to manage your notes visually with handwriting notes and a popular amongst Apple users with Apple Pencils and iPads, but now comes on web, Android & Windows devices too.

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What is GoodNotes?

GoodNotes is a digital note-taking app that allows you to handwrite or type notes on a virtual paper using the Apple Pencil on iPads or other iOS devices. It offers an intuitive and distraction-free environment for taking organized notes for work, study, or personal use. GoodNotes uses styluses to help make you more productive on the go.

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How does GoodNotes work?

GoodNotes is a little like Apple Freeform, however, it offers natural handwriting and organizing, whereas Apple Freeform provides a freeform canvas for open-ended notes.

Many people create GoodNotes templates such as journals, diaries, project plans, and much more. This helps you get started with Goodnotes to boost productivity or learn something new.

How much does GoodNotes cost?

GoodNotes is free with a £9.99 per annum pricing.

Pricing Plan updated to May 31st, GoodNotes Pricing Plans

Verdict: Is GoodNotes worth it?

Goodnotes is a really nice app for creating notebooks for different things such as journaling, studying, making notes, editing PDFs and much more. It also offers a ton of flexibility and customization to create a place you want to work.

The ability to use templates is also great as this helps users get started and create a workspace that works for their own note-taking needs.

Who is Goodnotes For?

GoodNotes is amazing for personal use. It turns your iPad into a paperless device to replace all note-taking, drawing, brainstorming, and more with a digital space for which you can customize, share, and download templates.

Students love using this application to help with their studies, exams, lectures, and everything else they need. You can create any kind of document using whatever visual methods of note-taking you enjoy.

Creatives enjoy the visual and experimental abilities for taking notes too. There are tons of tutorials online on how people use Goodnotes differently, some for journaling, planning, learning, creating and much more.

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GoodNotes Availability

GoodNotes is available on iOSGoodNotes is available on WindowsGoodNotes is available on MacGoodNotes is available on WebGoodNotes is available on Android

GoodNotes Features

Comes with great hand-writing recognition techAllows you to back-up your notes onlineCollaborative notes allowing for shared note-takingNow comes on all major platformsYearly pricing is very reasonableThe new GoodNotes free plan limits you to up to 3 notebooks in total to be createdThere is no one time payment for Android or Windows users like they offer for Apple systems

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GoodNotes accolades

Best iPad Notes App

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