IMPORTANT: This article applies to existing owners of GoodNotes for iOS who want to redownload the app to their macOS machine. If you have NOT bought GoodNotes for iOS and own only GoodNotes 5 Legacy Version Mac app (released on October 2019), the universal app (for macOS as well as iOS/iPadOS) will be a separate purchase, unfortunately.
Apple added macOS to the available platforms that support universal app purchases in March 2020. GoodNotes 5 makes use of this option and offers the app as a single purchase across all iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices. This means if you already bought GoodNotes on one of your devices, you can install it for free on any other device where you're logged in to the same Apple ID.
- You already own GoodNotes for iOS.
- Your Mac can run macOS Catalina.
You can download the macOS version here.
Important: The App Store will sometimes still show the price of the Mac version and you will need to confirm that you want to download. After confirming, you will see a message that the download is free because you already bought the app.
Why do I need to get the universal Mac version even if I already have "GoodNotes for Mac" (Legacy Version)?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to merge existing App Store records together. To offer the universal purchase, we had to create a new Mac version and integrate it with the version for iOS and iPadOS.
The macOS version that we released in October 2019 is a separate app with an individual App Store record and we will remove it from sale to avoid confusion. You can continue using it but we highly recommend downloading the new App Store record of the Mac app for free, if you already bought the iOS/iPadOS version. The old App Store record of GoodNotes for Mac won't receive any more updates or bug fixes.
If you recently paid for GoodNotes Legacy Version Mac app, please see: Can I get a refund for my recent purchase of the Mac Legacy Version app?
A personal note:
Ratings and reviews are not transferred from one App Store record to the other record, so our universal Mac app will start off with 0 ratings and reviews. Since these factors are an important signal for other users interested in the app, we'd kindly ask you to make sure you're leaving a review on the new Mac app.