Handwriting recognition and search in GoodNotes

Supported OCR Languages

In GoodNotes, you can convert your handwriting to text and also search your handwritten notes for the following languages:

  • Chinese (Traditional & Simplified)
  • Dutch
  • English (US & UK)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (PT & BR)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish

Converting to text

  1. Using the lasso tool, select the section you want to convert.
  2. Tap the middle of the selection to bring a popup menu.
  3. To convert handwriting select Convert.
  4. Your conversion preview opens on a popup window where you can edit the text if there are any errors.
  5. At the bottom right corner, tap the language to change it.
  6. Tap the export icon (At the top right corner) > Copy or export to other apps.
  7. Long-press an empty space on your screen to Paste the conversion. GoodNotes does not automatically replace your handwritten notes with the conversion. If you don’t need the handwritten notes, you have to delete them from your page.
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