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  1. Convert Hand Written Notes to Text to the Same Page, additional feature to the export in converted to text.

    Please please add a feature to convert hand written notes to the same page. You offer to export the converted hand written notes to text, but you should allow to change the notes in the fly to the same page you converted. Please! Your note application will supersede all others with this feature!

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    • Full Drag and Drop Support in iOS 11

      For iOS 11, it would be great if photos, text and pdfs could be dropped into a workbook. You could also add drag and drop support for moving individual pages between different notebooks and moving notebooks to different folders.

      144 votes
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      • Enable pen angle recognition for Apple pencil and ruler function.

        The Apple notes app and some Adobe apps recognize the angle in which the Apple pencil is lead over the surface of the iPad and changes the stroke width depending on that angle,
        Furthermore the ruler feature of Apple notes would be helpful to aim at a certain point drawing lines. Especially drawing graphs would be easier in this way.

        107 votes
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        • Split the screen in two

          I am doing a lot of maths (I am a theoretical physicist). For this it is essential to be able to check the previous pages of THE SAME DOCUMENT. I suggest a feature that would enable splitting the screen into two for the same document.

          70 votes
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          • To create a table of content with links to the sections and subsections

            To create a table of content with links to the sections and subsections

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            • Audio recording, audio recording to text, handwritten to text...

              It would be nice to have a tool which can record audio and, when we listen to the audio, we can see the moment that we wrote it. It's difficult to explain the last feature, but I hope that you could understand me.
              Please, add a tool which can translate the audio to text. And also a feature to translate my handwritten to text, like in My Script Nebo.
              PD: Sorry because of my english, I'm doing as understandable as I can.

              58 votes
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              • 121 votes
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                • File & folder hierarchy for improved notebook/folder management with better ui

                  Even though we have some category options, they are limited and the ui is not the best. Implementation of a folder hierarchy structure with a better ui (may be with tags/labels) will make managing notebooks much more easier. Lack of hierarchy on folder management is the biggest problem&missing feature of all note taking apps which are currently available and this difference will surely make GoodNotes the preferred one over other competitors.

                  457 votes
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                  • Type on the lines

                    sometiomes I use the ruled paper and wanna type on it,but the textbox seems not precisely fits the line spacing of the paper , i hope I can directly type on the paper lines ,not type in a textbox. Thanks!

                    35 votes
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                    • Vertical scroll

                      Continuous vertical scrolling would be great for quick maneuver. horizontally scroll each page took me very long time.

                      235 votes
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                      • Rotating selected items

                        I would love to have the ability to rotate handwriting, text, and images selected with the lasso tool. It would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!¡!

                        422 votes
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                        • Mind map tools, arrows, outlined text boxes

                          I am a neurophysiologist and am constantly designing experiments. There are many moving parts and it helps to be able to draw flow charts and mind maps for each experimental design. I know many people have requested arrows, and I just want to ask that in addition to arrows we get dynamic colored text boxes (squares would be fine if they could remain editable in brain-map mode) so that I don't have to lasso things to move them and change how they connect. And PLEASE LOTS of color options and thicknesses with these!!

                          646 votes
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                          • 57 votes
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                            • A search engine to find highlighted text on iPad

                              In PDFs, normally I highlight the most important information, and at the end I want to see in a list, all the sentences that were highlighted.
                              Please make this happen for a next update!
                              Thanks

                              Rafael

                              32 votes
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                              • Ruler for drawing lines

                                Please add a ruler like the existing one in Apple's Notes. For example drawing graphs the existing auto shape function isn't perfect for that.

                                846 votes
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                                • 220 votes
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                                  • Infinitely long sheets

                                    It would be nice if we could have infinitely long sheets like in Onenote. There really isn't a need to be restricted to physical dimensions of paper anymore.

                                    1,206 votes
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                                    • 17 votes
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                                      • Math Requirements

                                        Hi, these are my suggestions that I hope you will develop it in this app:

                                        1- add Cartesian coordinate system because draw it every time is uncomfortable.
                                        2- I hope that moving from one page to another will be from up to down not from left to right because that gives you sensibility of the connections between the pages or let this as an option in the app.
                                        3- Support right-to-left languages such as Arabic, please. We are suffering from this.
                                        4- When we choose to write why don't you put a color box on the top of the page…

                                        23 votes
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                                        • Move pages to another notebook.

                                          Is there a way to move pages from one notebook to another? When inside a notebook it would be great if I could go into the edit menu, select pages and then click on 'move' and then select the other notebook to send them to. This would help keep things organised.

                                          249 votes
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