The popular note-taking and annotation app GoodNotes 5 today received a major update via iCloud with some more important new features, including collaborative documentation. Users can now share live versions of documents and work with others on the same document with Good Notes 5.5.
Previously, if you needed to share a GoodNotes document with another user, you had to manually export it as a separate file, which made it difficult to work with another person on the same project. This issue has been resolved with the current Good Notes update, which includes collaborative documents.
Good Notes 5.5 uses iCloud sharing to allow multiple users to work together in the same document. All you have to do is enable the “link sharing” option in the Good Notes app’s share menu. The enable application will create a URL that can be sent to any other user with Good Notes 5.5 installed on any iOS device.
And you don’t have to manually export the documents, send them to someone else, and then merge their input and replace the original version in your library once sent. Instead, edits of shared documents are synced between participants via iCloud * so that everyone always has the latest version of the document on their device.
Once you’ve shared the GoodNotes document, guest users will be able to view and edit it, and you’ll be able to track changes you’ve made to this document in real time. The update allows you to manage all shared documents with other users as well as instantly stop sharing any documents with anyone else.
In addition to the collaborative documentation, GoodNotes 5.5 brings other enhancements and bug fixes:
- A page number indicator has been added while scrolling. This can be disabled in Menu> Settings> Document Editing.
- Fixes occasional crashes while exporting documents.
- Fixes some minor design issues.
Good Notes is available in the App Store on Store 7.99 as a universal app, which means it works for iPhone, iPad and Mac. The application does not have any in-app purchases or subscriptions.
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