GoodNotes 5 for pc and mac

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.

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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.

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select Windows version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

Learn how to install and use the GoodNotes 5 app on your PC or Mac in 4 simple steps below:

  1. Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac:
    Get either Bluestacks or the Nox App >> . We recommend Bluestacks because you can easily find solutions online if you run into problems while using it. Download Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >> .

  2. Install the emulator on your PC or Mac:
    On your computer, goto the Downloads folder » click to install Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe » Accept the License Agreements » Follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation.

  3. Using GoodNotes 5 on PC [Windows 7/ 8/8.1/ 10/ 11]:
    • Open the Emulator app you installed » goto its search bar and search "GoodNotes 5"
    • The search will reveal the GoodNotes 5 app icon. Open, then click "Install".
    • Once GoodNotes 5 is downloaded inside the emulator, locate/click the "All apps" icon to access a page containing all your installed applications including GoodNotes 5.
    • Now enjoy GoodNotes 5 on PC.

  4. Using GoodNotes 5 on Mac OS:
    Install GoodNotes 5 on your Mac using the same steps for Windows OS above.

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How to download and install GoodNotes 5 on Windows 11

To use GoodNotes 5 mobile app on Windows 11, install the Amazon Appstore. This enables you browse and install android apps from a curated catalog. Here's how:

  1. Check device compatibility
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 8th Gen, AMD Ryzen 3000 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum)
    • Processor architecture: x64 or ARM64

  2. Check if there's a native GoodNotes 5 Windows app ». If none, proceed to next step.

  3. Install the Amazon-Appstore ».
    • Click on "Get" to begin installation. It also automatically installs Windows Subsystem for Android.
    • After installation, Goto Windows Start Menu or Apps list » Open the Amazon Appstore » Login (with Amazon account)

  4. Install GoodNotes 5 on Windows 11:
    • After login, search "GoodNotes 5" in search bar. On the results page, open and install GoodNotes 5.
    • After installing, Goto Start menu » Recommended section » GoodNotes 5. OR Goto Start menu » "All apps".

GoodNotes 5 On iTunes

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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 the app! 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 the app 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. the app 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 the app 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 the app. But with this new update, I really needed the zoom window tool bar before it was even added to the first the app, and it has been a dream come true ever since it was added, but now it has been taken away in this app. 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 the app until the zoom window is copied from the app 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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