If you paid for GoodNotes 5, you might hesitate to upgrade to Goodnotes 6 for fear of paying again.
With the arrival of Goodnotes 6, the app is now subscription-based and thus your previous GoodNotes 5 purchase cannot be restored to unlock the full experience of Goodnotes 6.
However, you actually have several options:
- You can continue using the paid version of GoodNotes 5. No features you're familiar with will be taken away, ever.
- You can upgrade to the free version of Goodnotes 6 to enjoy the brand new features that are not available even in the paid version of GoodNotes 5. They include Colored Folders, Dynamic Templates plus select AI features, some exam prep materials, and the Marketplace. For a list of new features, see Frequently Asked Questions about Goodnotes 6. To start the upgrading process, tap the "6" icon at the top of the library view:
- To unlock the full potential of Goodnotes 6, you can pay for a yearly subscription or a one-time payment (with a discount for eligible users). See our Pricing page.
Upgrading to Goodnotes 6 is risk-free because you can always toggle back to GoodNotes 5 in Goodnotes Settings. See Downgrade from Goodnotes 6 to GoodNotes 5.