GoodNotes 4 is a major upgrade with many awesome new features. It is a result of more than six months of continuous hard work to bring you a completely redesigned iOS 7 style interface, iCloud sync, and a brand new iPhone version that syncs with your iPad.
iCloud Sync + iPhone — The whole backend has been redesigned and rewritten from the ground up to support fast iCloud sync and to use a more robust document format. Document are stored as separate files now instead of storing inside a central database.
Category and Subcategory — This is one of the most requested feature and we have listened!
Lots of New Covers and Papers — Many new covers and papers are added and I am sure you will love them and they are all FREE. More will be added in future versions. The template library has been redesigned to let you organize them in folders.
New iOS 7 Interface — Nearly all of the user interface has also been redesigned and rewritten from the ground up to use modern iOS components and to bring you a clean and polished iOS 7 style interface.
Choose Both Cover and Paper when creating a new notebook, which was not possible in previous versions.
New Trash Function — A new trash function is added to protect from accidental deletion. If you try to delete documents or individual pages inside a document, they will go to the trash first.
New Auto-Backup Function — The one-way sync function is replaced by the new auto-backup function that is a lot faster. It won’t attempt to delete files like the one-way sync function which brought a lot confusions. You can even view what it is doing, pause or resume, or cancel uploads.
Sort Documents By Date or Name — Documents are sorted by date or name instead of custom sorting.
Fixed Text Box Issues — In previous versions, text boxes look different when they were being edited. It was nearly impossible to fix prior to iOS 7.
Improved Image Handling — Inserted photos will not look pixelated even when enlarged.
Many other improvements have been done under the hood too. The document format has been redesigned completely to be compatible with the future Mac client. Because of the new format, the migration may take a while to convert each page to the new format.
Q: Do I have to pay again?
A: GoodNotes 4 is a completely new app and requires another purchase. Because it is a new app, your existing documents will not be affected even if there is a problem with the migration.
Q: I’ve just purchased GoodNotes 3 and you require me to pay again.
A: I’m truly sorry about this. App sales are handled by Apple and I am not able to give you a refund personally. If you have just purchased GoodNotes 3, you can try asking Apple for a refund by clicking “Report a Problem” in the iTunes receipt.
Q: I am not able to migrate my existing documents to GoodNotes 4.
A: Please send detailed descriptions of what you have tried, relevant screenshots, and relevant files to firstname.lastname@example.org with title “MIGRATION PROBLEM” for help.