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Write quicker with Word Complete [Experimental Feature]

Goodnotes uses AI to predict what you're writing and can even finish the word for you! It's like having a little helper while you take notes. Plus, it even matches your handwriting style when generating the rest of the word!

Enable Word Complete

  1. Tap the Pen Tool twice.

  2. Enable Word Complete, if available.


    • This controls the feature for the current document only. To change this setting for new documents, continue to tap Advanced Settings.

    • If you don’t see this option, try relaunching the app fresh. If the option still isn’t shown, it’s not supported for your device, or not yet available to you. We appreciate your patience as we roll this feature out to everyone.


Use Word Complete

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  1. Start handwriting a word in a notebook.
  2. Once you have handwritten enough letters in the word, a popup will appear giving you suggestions on the word you may be trying to write.
  3. Choose the word you were aiming for.
  4. Your word will be completed automatically, maintaining your handwriting style.

Note: Goodnotes will use AI to generate and match your handwriting style based on the handwriting on the page you are working on. Because of this, pages with more information will produce more accurate results and results may vary across different pages in a notebook or in notebooks shared with other users.

Which languages are supported?

Word Complete currently supports English (US/UK) only, but we continue to work on adding more languages. Here are a few ones already planned:

  • Deutsch - German
  • Español - Spanish
  • Nederlands - Dutch
  • 简体中文 - Chinese, Simplified
  • 繁體中文(香港)- Chinese, Traditional (Hong Kong)
  • 繁體中文(台灣)- Chinese, Traditional (Taiwan)
  • 日本語 - Japanese

Why can I not use Word Complete?

If you are unable to use Word Complete, it may be that you are using a device that does not include Apple Neural Engine in its chip. Devices with the following CPUs include Apple Neural Engine and so should have the capacity to work with Word Complete:

A12 Bionic

  • iPhone XS (2018)
  • iPhone XS Max (2018)
  • iPhone XR (2018)
  • iPad (8th gen, 2020)
  • iPad Air (3rd gen, 2019)
  • iPad Mini (5th gen, 2019)

A12X Bionic

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st gen, 2018)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd gen, 2018)

A12Z Bionic

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd gen, 2020)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th gen, 2020)

A13 Bionic

  • iPhone 11 (2019)
  • iPhone 11 Pro (2019)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (2019)
  • iPhone SE (2nd gen, 2020)
  • iPad (9th gen, 2021)

A14 Bionic

  • iPad Air (4th gen, 2020)
  • iPhone 12 (2020)
  • iPhone 12 Mini (2020)
  • iPhone 12 Pro (2020)
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max (2020)
  • iPad (10th gen, 2022)


  • MacBook Air (2020)
  • MacBook Pro 13" with two Thunderbolt 3 ports (2020)
  • Mac mini (2020)
  • iMac 24-inch (2021)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd gen, 2021)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th gen, 2021)
  • iPad Air (5th gen, 2022)

M1 Pro

  • MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021)
  • MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021)

M1 Max

  • MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021)
  • MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021)
  • Mac Studio (2022)

M1 Ultra

  • Mac Studio (2022)

A15 Bionic

  • iPad Mini (6th gen, 2021)
  • iPhone 13 (2021)
  • iPhone 13 Mini (2021)
  • iPhone 13 Pro (2021)
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max (2021)
  • iPhone 14 (2022)
  • iPhone 14 Plus (2022)
  • iPhone SE (3rd gen, 2022)


  • MacBook Air (2022)
  • MacBook Pro 13" with two Thunderbolt 3 ports (2022)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (4th gen, 2022)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th gen, 2022)
  • Mac mini (2023)

M2 Pro

  • MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023)
  • MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023)
  • Mac mini (2023)

M2 Max

  • MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023)
  • MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023)

A16 Bionic

  • iPhone 14 Pro (2022)
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max (2022)

Note: It is possible that earlier models with the Apple Neural Engine (eg. iPad 9th-gen) could run into performance issues like unresponsiveness, lagging, or crashes. If this happens, it may be best for you to disable Word Complete.

As we take steps to improve this experimental feature, there may be usage limitations and things may not work as well as expected.