GoodNotes 5

GoodNotes 5 for Pc

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Introducing GoodNotes 5 for PC

Note taking is now an everyday concept, evolving with the demand that comes with it. This new app integrates a PDF tool and other note takers. It comes handy and is easy to operate on iOS and Mac. Goodnote 5 is the newest and highest version of Goodnotes that enables the user do drag and drop, image import and export of PDF files.

What does this tool offer?

In earlier versions of the app, Note taking could be classified into Categories, which acted as a single flat folder structure. However, GoodNotes 5 supports an infinite level of nested folders combined together.
Goodnote 5 now also allows you to create a note using the provided multitude of templates and designs, converting notes and text to PDF formats.
The developers tried as much as possible while creating GoodNote 5 to redefine the users interface not only did they cover the previous basics of the version and other tools but created an improved unique and outstanding great tool in note taking category.


Uses and Features

  1. Anyone including a child between the ages of 3 years and above can use this tool. It is a perfect tool for kids or anyone who loves creating designs and converting those designs into a meaningful outcome.
  2. It comes with better enhanced user interface, pages and content, making the app more user friendly and easy to navigate.
  3. You can take Notes with your keyboard or writting with an Apple Pencil or stylus pen. The tool Is also capable of recognizing a users hand writing and converting it to text. I will discuss more on the limits in the pros and cons when I get there.
  4. Additionally, In using the app, it transforms your hand drawn shapes into geometrically perfect ones if you choose to.
  5. Editing is now easier as editable PDFs can now be selected in the export options.

More features

  1. Display documents in your library as a list unlike the previous version.
  2. Bookmarking is now possible and can be added to a page. Bookmarks can also feature in the favorites section. Plus, you can as well jump to the exact spot you were, with a single tap.
  3. Included in the current version of the tool is an easier search and document category. The concept of categories in Goodnotes 4 was replaced with unlimited nested folders and subfolders which now allow you as a user to organize the documents you want according to their respective details and programs.
  4. In this all newtool, it is now possible to search for your notes across all your documents and folders.
  5. Like for searches in the document section, the search scan returns results from titles, written notes, PDF files, typed and handwritten notes.
  6. Blank new documents can now be created in the open folder section and serves as a straight dive to writing that new idea of yours.


  • Search – now a lot easier
  • Organise documents into thumbnails
  • Sharing – now possible with a one click
  • Guaranteed Privacy and Security
  • Additional Templates and designs
  • Converts hand writing to a complete text and recognizes same
  • Storage - Goodnotes can now store saved data
  • Printing has become a lot more easier on the Goodnote 5
  • Migrating to the new app is possible
  • Synchronization with other devices


  • GoodNotes 5 is only available as a free upgrade to all customers that paid the full price for GoodNotes 4.
  • If you bought GoodNotes 4 for a lower price, you will only have to pay the price difference between the two apps to purchase GoodNotes 5.
  • The current GoodNotes for Mac version is not compatible with GoodNotes 5.

Download and install GoodNotes 5 on your Laptop or Desktop computer

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

If you want to install and use the GoodNotes 5 app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >>

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type GoodNotes 5 in the search bar and press Search. Click on GoodNotes 5application icon. A window of GoodNotes 5 on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use GoodNotes 5 for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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GoodNotes 5 On iTunes

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$7.99 On iTunes Time Base Technology Limited 170271 4.82946 5.6.36 4+

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GoodNotes 5 Software Features and Description

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 for more information, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram as @goodnotesapp.

Top Pcmac Reviews

  • Best App Out There for Writing & Drawing with Apple Pencil ESPECIALLY

    By jsherrer (Pcmac user)

    I downloaded several different apps that were free for note taking and or drawing in notebooks, etc. After not being satisfied with any of them, I decided to pay for this one. It is so worth the price! You can easily organize notes and notebooks while customizing them for whatever you need! The Apple Pencil works flawlessly as if you are using real pen and paper. I use the 1st Edition Apple Pencil with my 2019 iPad. One of the best things about this app is the fact that you can set it so that it does not capture anything from your hand or palm resting on the screen and allows you to still use your fingers to zoom, scroll through, and navigate the app all while still connected to the Apple Pencil. Also, it can literally READ and SEARCH your own handwriting so you can find where you left a certain note on a page. I have found that it this feature is very accurate! You can also customize your notebook covers, create outlines for easy navigation throughout a notebook, and you can create folders to organize each notebook even further. My only suggestion to the developers is to make it easier to get different templates for pages/covers and also allow those pages to have more background colors than just yellow or white.
  • Makes Doing Work a Pleasure!

    By Kem 86437 (Pcmac user)

    Thank you GoodNotes! Since I’m an old person of 35 years - it took a few college student vlogs and some practice before I could really get to appreciate all that this app can do...but that little bit of time was SO WORTH IT! Your app rocks. YOU HAVE BROUGHT JOY BACK INTO MY WORK LIFE! Seriously though, I’m enthusiastic but not sarcastic on this point. I work with boring documents/sit in LONG meetings (that go on for days on end) and have to take copious notes...and thanks to GoodNotes I can be efficient&creative while having fun highlighting my documents with rainbows of any colour I like, and taking notes that are both fun to write&read afterwards, as well as pack maximum info/images into a single, my past life of piles of notepads and sticky notes has been left in the dust where it belongs. THANK you for saving my shoulder from breaking off with a stupid/heavy briefcase, and for making me smile while I create the most beautiful notes I’ve ever taken of some of the most boring subjects I’ve ever had to keep awake and pay attention too. GoodNotes has probably played a significant role in my ability to excel at my job (and maintaining my sanity whiles getting it done). Cheers!
  • love it, but a couple concerns

    By nanagiwa (Pcmac user)

    Love the app, convenient for college and holds a lot of storage, I wish moving around pages could be easier. And the ball pen seems too stiff, fountain pen is a little awkward to use, and the brush pen is fine, but again the pens are something I need to get used to. I wish the eraser marks could have an option to be smaller, and not erase a whole line but exactly what my pen touches. So pens are not as fluid as it could be and may make your handwriting either better or worse. Zoom ins are great and resizing also never pixelates my writing, which I LOVE. I never write reviews, so I hope the concerns I listed will be considered and that this review helps those deciding whether or not to use the app. I wish I could download it to my computer without paying extra so that I can see both on my iPad and computer. For an app meant for taking and saving notes, it is an easy and great app to use, but pens are hard to get used to. If you are a high school student, digital note taking is okay, but it honestly isn’t necessary and teachers and classmates usually feel weird about it. In university this app is perfect since in my classes there is a lack of space for desks and so many places to walk to so the portability of a tablet is more useful then (this app also allows for split screen which is convenient)
  • Zoom window functions!

    By Jennuine GoodNotes Customer (Pcmac user)

    I like all the added features, and i sincerely appreciate the infinite folders and sub folders feature, but what happened to multifunctional tool bar in the zoom window!? It’s missing the other buttons from the original toolbar in the zoom window. I’ve owned GoodNotes ever since it was first released, thus, I am very fluent in navigating the app. I have recommended it to everyone I know, and have gone completely paperless because of it. I am eternally grateful to GoodNotes. But with this new update, I really needed the zoom window tool bar before it was even added to the first GoodNotes, and it has been a dream come true ever since it was added, but now it has been taken away in Goodnotes 5. I really hope the toolbar is reinstalled soon. The undo and redo buttons, and the three colors and the eraser were all apart of the zoom window, and much more convenient than reaching to the top of the screen every time I had to undo a pen stroke. I don’t even want to consider using GoodNotes until the zoom window is copied from GoodNotes 4. While it may seem like a silly feature, it made the app 100% more useful to me. I hope this is taken into account and an easy fix to to release soon. Thank you, Your original customer Also, your textboxes are very persnickety and glitchy, please, please fix!

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