GoodNotes has released version 5 of its handwritten note taking app for iOS, which is especially good on iPad Pro (old and new). John Voorhees has an overview on MacStories. The handwriting recognition, indexing, and search is better in v5 – though not perfect. Handwriting that is diagonal on the page is not always recognized - and the recognition doesn’t occur when the ink width is set below 0.3.
I own GoodNotes 4 – and if you do also, then purchase the Good Notes upgrade bundle in the App Store. The bundle updates GoodNotes 4 to support importing GoodNotes 4 notes to GoodNotes 5, and provides a free or discounted copy of GoodNotes 5.
I was disappointed to see GoodNotes disappear from the Mac App Store for now – and GoodNotes 5 is not compatible with the current Mac version. The old Mac version remains on the computer, and still works with GoodNotes 4-formatted files. Vorhees reports that a new Mac version might be in the works. There is a beta test signup available for the GoodNotes 5 app, which a beta is released.
GoodNotes 5 does not use Files. On the plus side, the new Quick Notes feature and use of nested folders is a good update.
Overall, good value for money.