GoodNotes 5 by Time Base Technology Limited (Universal)
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Released: Jan 15, 2019
Version: 5.7.0
Size: 211 MB
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GoodNotes 5

Time Base Technology Limited
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Transform your iPad into smart digital paper. Take handwritten notes in digital notebooks, on imported PDF, PowerPoint, and Word documents, or on images and photos. All notes are searchable and you'll never have to worry about losing or misplacing them again. GoodNotes is one of the top paid iPad apps worldwide and is frequently featured on the App Store, making it a must-have for your iPad.


WRITE NATURALLY - LIKE ON REAL PAPER
* Fluent, precise, and completely natural writing experience thanks to GoodNotes pioneering vector ink engine
* Write with the Apple Pencil, Logitech Crayon, or with many capacitive styluses and even your finger
* Select and customize your pen color, thickness, and style (fountain pen, ballpoint, brush pen)
* Easily switch between pen, highlighter, and eraser

ALWAYS FIND WHAT YOU WROTE
* Everything is indexed: Search your handwritten notes, typed text, PDF text, document outlines, folder titles, and document titles
* Convert your handwriting to text to share it with other apps or add it to the page as a text box to continue typing with your keyboard

NEVER LOSE YOUR NOTES AGAIN
* All your notes with you at all times thanks to iCloud Sync

VIEW DOCUMENTS SIDE BY SIDE (requires iPadOS)
* open GoodNotes in multiple windows to view two documents or two pages side by side
* use tabs to quickly switch between open documents

ESCAPE THE LIMITS OF ANALOG PAPER
* Move, resize, and rotate your handwriting or change colors
* Draw perfect shapes and lines with the Shapes Tool
* unlimited undo & redo including gesture control for faster corrections
* powerful & smart eraser tool: Choose to erase the entire stroke or only parts of it. Set it to "Erase Highlighter Only" to leave the ink intact
* Pinch to zoom and write more precisely
* Navigate through imported PDFs with existing hyperlinks

CUSTOMIZE YOUR NOTEBOOKS
* Choose from a large set of beautiful covers and paper templates: Essentials, writing paper, Cornell paper, dark paper, checklists, planners, and more
* Import any PDF or image as a custom template for more customization

GO PAPERLESS
* import PDF, PowerPoint, Word, images, photos and more to annotate them right on your iPad
* export documents and share them with others for a fully digital workflow
* scan your paper documents and recognize the text

EFFORTLESS DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
* Organize your documents in folders and create unlimited subfolders
* Mark your most important documents, pages, and folders as Favorites to access them quickly
* Create custom outlines for easier navigation through your documents

CONVERT YOUR IPAD INTO A DISTRACTION-FREE DIGITAL WHITEBOARD
* Keep your audience focused on what's important: Presentation mode lets you hide all distractions on an external screen when you connect your device via HDMI or AirPlay
* Use all of GoodNotes' tools, including the Laser Pointer on the iPad, while your audience only sees the page and the content
* GoodNotes empowers you to give more engaging presentations, lectures, and lessons. You can move around freely and interact with the audience while adding new information to the digital whiteboard for everyone to see

Visit our website at goodnotes.com for more information, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram as @goodnotesapp.

What's new in version 5.7.0
Introducing Elements - Save and reuse frequently needed objects across all of your notebooks.

Stickers, stamps, headers, sticky-notes, basic shapes, graphs, coordinate systems... When taking notes, we need to use the same objects over and over again. The new Elements feature lets you import and save objects or groups of objects to a collection from where you can add them to the page again. No more copy and paste between different notebooks or hectic redrawing when time is short.


### SAVING ELEMENTS ###
GoodNotes comes with some built-in Element collections that you can use to decorate or enhance your notes.
Of course, you can also add your own elements:
1. Select something with the Lasso Tool > tap on the selection again > tap “Add as Element”
2. Select an image with the Image tool > Then tap on it again > Add as Element
3. Open the Elements picker > tap and hold on the mini thumbnail of a collection at the bottom > “Edit” > Import images from Camera Roll or Files

### INSERTING ELEMENTS ###
Inserting elements work similarly to inserting images with the image tool:
Select the Elements tool > tap anywhere on the page > select the Element you want to insert.

You can also use drag and drop to add elements from the Elements picker or from the contextual area that includes your recently used Elements for faster access.

Tips for Pros:
When you save an Element, the format is preserved, which means all objects are fully editable when you add them back to a page. For example, you can save a hand-drawn table with placeholder text boxes for the table headers. After adding the Element to the page, you can update the placeholder text with the text tool or erase columns you don’t need.


### ORGANIZING ELEMENTS ###
Elements are organized in collections. When saving an element, you can choose to add it to an existing collection or create a new one. You can delete Elements in collections, move them around, and import more.

You can learn more about how to use Elements by visiting our blog on medium.goodnotes.com and following us on Instagram (@goodnotes.app) and on Twitter (@goodnotesapp).
Our verdict: Great!
  • + GoodNotes 5 is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + GoodNotes 5 is currently ranked #3 in paid Productivity apps for iPhone, as well as #3 in paid Productivity apps for iPad.
  • + It is also the 99th most popular paid iPhone app, as well as the 2nd most popular paid iPad app (all categories combined).
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