Developer: Time Base Technology Limited

Current Version: 1.1.11

Last Updated: 6 months ago

Download Size: 95.1 MB - Download


GoodNotes for Mac is a companion app for existing GoodNotes iOS users. GoodNotes for iOS is a stunning handwritten notes app on iPad/iPhone beloved by million of users.

GoodNotes for Mac lets you view and manage your handwritten notes and documents in GoodNotes’ iCloud library.

**Document editing features has been added in version 1.1

"Changed everything I do from note taking to surveying at work with my own templates! " Neiliocopter


Stunning Digital Ink
Your handwritten notes look beautiful on your Mac with high-resolution display as well as on your iOS devices. GoodNotes for Mac is powered by the same state-of-the-art digital ink technology as on its iOS version.

iCloud Sync.
Access to all your GoodNotes documents with fast iCloud sync. Sketch and annotate documents on your iOS devices and view them on all devices.

Import PDFs and Images
Drag and drop documents and images between GoodNotes and your Mac.

Document Versioning.
GoodNotes automatically saves versions of documents as you work on them. Browse through document versions and restore pages from old versions.

Share and Print Documents.
With access to all your documents in GoodNotes, sharing and printing documents require only a few clicks.

Document Creation and Editing
Create or edit notebooks on your Mac with mouse, trackpad or tablet using the intuitive editing tools:
- Select Tool – Highlight or strikeout selected text in PDF documents
- Edit Tool – Move, scale and change object color
- Text Tool – Create text objects
- Pen Tool – Pen drawing
- Highlight Tool – Highlighter drawing
- Eraser Tool – Erase lines

Page Rearrangement
Drag and drop to reorder pages in documents or to copy pages between documents.

Add bookmarks to your documents.


Release Notes:

- Stability improvement. This version improved handling on some types of corrupted documents in document library. It could cause the app to crash.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1.4
Review by mil0o

Best note taking app - This is what a responsive developer does! He listens to customers. Highlighting shortcuts, a rather simple feature that means a lot to customers. The one thing that keeps me using the mac version> iPad is that on the mac I can select text and activate text to speech while on the iPad i can’t. (please add that to the iPad!) I have used this app for visual notetaking because in medical school it is imperative. 1. It supports multiple styluses.(Pencil, Adonit etc) 2. Zoom - no need to use awkward not taking panels, just like Paper(by 53) just zoom and draw. This lets you put huge complete diagrams into one page. 3. interface doesn't fight you, just lets you do your thing. As I have found myself doing more reading it handles PDFs rather well. the bad: icloud sync is terribly slow and then it starts a versions war on my three devices.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.1.4
Review by A GoodNotes Fan

Disappointed : The companion Mac app is terrible - I am a big fan of the GoodNotes App for iPhone and iPad. So, I went ahead and purchased the App for Mac. Imagine my disappointment when I found that the app lacks most basic features. The iCloud sync between iPad/iPhone and Mac is broken, you cannot edit your notes in Mac; in fact, there is very little you can do on the Mac. I am disappointed the GoodNotes team is charging consumers for a product that does not work !

Found helpful by 14 out of 14 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.11
Review by Raihansomc

sync issues - solved the sync issues. So the verdict is not to use the mac app and ipad at the same time. It goes into conflict. very nice companion app for the main ipad app. Thanks.

Found helpful by 9 out of 11 people
Version 1.1.11
Review by y3llowbull3t

Sync :( - Ok I Love The Ipad Version on My iPad Pro. The Mac version does not have all my notes seems the sync issues are not working . I am tempeted to try Notability beacause of this issue..

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.1.11
Review by joey3346

Synchronization with iPad is terrible. - The iPad app is my favorite for annotating pdfs, but it is in need of a good companion app on the Mac which synchronizes with the ipad app so that I can print out my notes quickly when I need them. The synchronization of this app with the iPad app is broken and slow, so I end up having to manually export my notes from the ipad to iCloud to print. By contrast, Notability handles the iPad to Mac synchronization extremely well. The iPad app would go from a 4 star app to 5 star app if it had a good companion app for the Mac (which this is not).

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.1.11
Review by Lasergun

loathe the cloud sync - I love using GoodNotes on my iPad, but the only reason I spent the $8 for the desktop variant was so that I could review my day’s notes on my latop while I did the work in another notebook. Unfortunately, the cloud sync only works intermittently. In other words, this app fails to do the only thing I wanted it to do. It’s been several months and its still acting like this. Please fix it.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.1.11
Review by AngryStudents

spare yourself the heartaches - This program seems so promissing, but has one of the worst CONs of any application. If you are studious & not procrastinating by writting or reading this review, then you would agree that frequent crashes are the arrow to the proverbial arrow to Achillie’s heel. All jokes aside, this MAC version is unpredictable, unreliable & not worth purchising. As much as I stick up for the IPAD application & as much as I have tried to love this version, there is no love left to give. Over the past 2 years, I have been hurt & let down several time. DO NOT get this; spare yourself the heartaches & the frequent "What-ifs”. This version is guaranteed to disappoint. SUMMARY: Crashes too frequently… it had so much potential, but DO NOT bother with this for Mac

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people