It would be great if you had an option to password protect a selected notebook in case you have to create one that would contain sensitive information.
Just one more user expressing complete bafflement at this app not offering password protection. Not even at the highest, most basic level: open app, require Face ID. With Face/Touch ID being baked into Apple OS’s for years now it can’t possibly be that hard to implement.
Alexa Nehter commented
Love the app. But because it doesn’t have a password protect is one reason i have to look elsewhere. So sad this hasn’t been put into to the new version. C’mon guys!
A decade after this post was made, password protection has still not been addressed by GoodNotes. With over 7.6k votes here, making it one of the top requested suggestions they have surely seen this post and known the demand for pw protection for years. Does this company not care about privacy?
For years, users have been asking for passwords to protect the contents of their notes. But the software publisher deliberately does not want to implement such a protection system because it would not have access to the content. This is very unfortunate and says a lot about the trust that should be placed in this application. It's a shame, because it's the best note-taking application out there. But without security, it's only good for writing your Christmas shopping list!
Really is a must. Just purchased and didn’t even bother to check before as it’s so obvious and I assumed it’s in. This is basically putting users under the ״not security concerned״ class - seriously.
Please help us be security aware and add this. Thank you.
Baffled that a PW protect feature was not enabled from the MVP of goodnotes. Let's get it together, people.
Bhavesh Yadav commented
Please Add this feature, as Not only me but lots of people use goodnotes for diary/journal purposes, which is extremely personal along with other things like notes which people can ask to see. I don’t want other to go through my diary notebook and other notebook that I consider quite personal.
Joel Isenstadt commented
Please add this feature. I have a couple of Journals that I’d like to protect from prying eyes.
Hima Bindu chowdary commented
Please Add this feature !
Please add this feature
I'm surprised that we are having to request the ability to password protect our personal data. It seems this might oversight on the part of the developers.
So far, 7500 users voted to be able to secure their notes and nothing has changed. Please think about the massive segments of business that would use this app if there were only some way to secure certain notebooks or folders from others.
Doctors, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, Therapists, etc. Many professionals would like secure "handwritten notes" and being able to search them. I am a supervisor at my job who does a lot of my note-taking on my iPad. I can never keep my supervisor log in Goodnotes though, unfortunately, because when I search for something else while talking to someone, sensitive notes could come up. This does not happen when using Apple notes, because of my ability to lock individual notes. When a locked result comes up in Apple Notes, it simply shows blank. Adding this "locking" functionality would make Goodnotes 100% more viable for professional use in my opinion.
I have convinced so many co-workers to buy this app and could convince many more if it had more privacy features. I always want to show them the search function, as the icing on the cake when they ask me about the app, but I have stopped doing so, for fear that something unrelated or personal might come up. In not listening to users, you are taking tools away from your biggest marketing department: Word-of-mouth. For now I have to say "I'd show you the handwriting search feature, but..."
I would very much love to have this feature. I have requested it on support on three occasions and that is where I got the link to vote for it. Hope they consider and bring it to us.
Luciana Pessoal commented
Irei utilizar para anotações no me trabalho, e como é voltado a terapia, precisam ser confidenciais e restritas somente a mim. É de suma importância ter senhas de segurança ao abrir o aplicativo e tambem as pastas. Principalmente que tera interação com a plataforma windows. A possibilidade de alguem invadir nossas informações e dados de clientes é grande. E pela lei de protecao de dados é bem importante para esse aplicativos. Senha e proteção é mais importante que cor de pasta e IA, que foram feitos nessa ultima atualização goodnotes 6. Vocês precisam priorizar essas funções, caso contrário, o app servirá apenas para anotações basicas apenas para estudantes.
Como é um app para substituir o papel, que é uma excelente ideia!!!! Precisam se preocupar com a segurança das informações e dados!!! Perto de alguns apps essa questão é vantagem competitiva. Obrigada.
Mike Pittman commented
Same request you've been getting for 10 years! Allow Password protection. I like the program but can't use it because it is so insecure. This makes any serious use impossible.
They clearly don't care about users, the app is so useless, I stopped using it, gave up, did a factory reset of my mac laptop, and did not install the app, probably never will... As far as I am concerned, Goodnotes is a scam, and I tried sending a request to Apple to investigate or ban the app from the app store, the app is still on the app store, even though I pointed out in my email the users asking, pleading, begging, Apple do nothing... Oh well..
Corey G commented
Please add this feature. Why is nobody from GoodNotes responding to this? Please respond.
Using biometrics (FaceID or finger print) would be better. A password would be the next best option. Ultimately, this is a great idea though.
Although, aren't your devices (computer, tablet, phone) all supposed to be locked/protected anyway?
Tara Thornton commented
I am going to have several students use a shared iPad for math notes in class. I would like them to have individual passwords on their personal notebook so they can fool around with other students' folders.
Christopher Jon Martin commented
I actually use Goodnotes in a mode where I store client and counselee data on the platform. All notes are handwritten. Goodnotes is an outstanding tool to accomplish this. While I am a Pastoral Counselor, typically HIPPA restrictions don't apply. On the other hand, per out policies, I would like to secure the data with two-factor authentication and encryption. This would be a great upgrade. Pls advise if you do this already. It's not clear where or how the data is stored wrt the iCloud capability documented in the Goodnotes information and online "manuals". Any information pertaining to this kind of security would be immensely helpful.... thank you! and Blessings, Chris