I now have about a year’s worth of lectures on GoodNotes. The editing versatility is exceptional; as is file organization. I can hand-write; type; highlight; import pictures and diagrams from digital textbooks; and, most important, easily select-click-and-drag to re-arrange content (which allows me to insert new content, without having to work it sideways into the margins, as with paper), which means I never have to re-write my notes from scratch. Because it’s on an iPad, I can easily project onto a screen.
I cannot speak to those who are having technical issues—I haven’t had so much as one. iCloud between my iPad Pro and Mac Mini, via Google/Dropbox folders, has been flawless.
Without exaggeration, I can say that, at this point, GoodNotes has become one of my favorites: I now rely on it as much as I do Adobe Suite, and almost as much as the barely-tolerable-yet-indespensible Microsoft Office.
My only wish is a tweak: I would that they had a better way to select font font and highlighter color and sizes. Very clumsy in this area. It takes several strokes to go from black pen, to blue highlighter, to red pen, etc. I have seen a PDF editor which has three formatted pens and three formatted highlighters, and one click gets to the new utility. Add that feature, and I have to find a way to put a plus sign after the 5-stars.
In short: superb.