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  1. Fix iCloud Sync

    Fixing slow or never ending iCloud Upload. Just a few notes from me get synced to other devices. The most notes are never synced and just get tagged with the Upload arrow.

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      60 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone,

      we are very sorry about the ongoing issues with iCloud. We are already working on a new version that will offer a permanent solution because we don’t want to rely solely on iCloud anymore. We are making very good progress with the development, but it takes some time because we’re rewriting our entire code and are adding further major improvements to the app. In the meantime, we would suggest to use an automatic backup to another cloud storage of your choice to keep your files safe.

    • 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.

      344 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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!¡!

        332 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!!

          469 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.

            147 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.

              683 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.

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                  37 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Guys, urgently INTEGRATE FLIP'S SDK! Help!

                  I need to use Good Notes App with this stylus, I used the Adonit Jot Touch but I'm tired of the bluetooth recharging thing......I know that the creators of the Flip have already contact u about this.

                  How are u guys doing with this?

                  Any soon update for it?

                  I encourage u to make this a reality ASAP, I know flip users will be eternally thankful with GOOD NOTES APP!

                  19 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 117 votes
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                    • Make the search easier and case sensitive

                      I use this app for cross stitch charts which is basically a lot of symbols in a grid, I can use the search option to highlight specific symbols which is a fantastic tool. However it sometimes highlights more than one symbol which I believe would be remedied by making the search case sensitive. Also when I press down on a symbol the blue bar that appears is the whole way across the page and I have to shorten it to select the character I want, it would be nice if it only selected the character I was holding down on. …

                      158 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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                        • 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.

                          191 votes
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                            started  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 22 votes
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                            • The hand writing reproduction is poor.

                              The handwriting reproduction is nothing like it should be. When I write on paper, my handwriting looks great. When writing i good notes it just does not look the same as when I write on a piece of paper. I have particularly good handwriting. When I write in good notes it looks like crap. Penultimate another application does much better. In fact it looks identical to what I write on paper. It feels like I am writing on a piece of paper. Good notes' reproduction of handwriting is abysmal. It would be great if you fixed it.

                              11 votes
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                              • 14 votes
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                                • Full synch with iCloud or Dropbox

                                  I typically need to work on the same document in multiple devices. For example, i may annotate a pdf at home using my iPad but at work I may need to read the annotated pdf in my laptop. Would be great to have full synch using iCloud Dropbox or similar services

                                  256 votes
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                                  • Stamp

                                    I love the app! It's the best Notes app ever. I would like to have a stamp function. For example with a logo and a signature, which you can insert and design yourself. I complete a lot of pdf's sent out and must sign this and stamp. As a stamp, I always add a picture of the additional function. Goes, would be with the function however much easier.

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Look & Feel

                                      GoodNotes is the most useful app for me as a University Student.
                                      However, there is this one thing that constantly makes me want to grab another app or Paper&Pen again. It is GoodNotes' appearance before entering a notebook.
                                      The way notebooks look and are organised is simply uninspiring, boring and extremely unhandy!
                                      This one very thing keeps dragging me over to Noteshelf. I like everything about GoodNotes more. But the refreshing look of noteshelf is a deal breaker for me.
                                      I would be extremely happy if there is any chance of you working on the apps' design.

                                      38 votes
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                                      • Do, Undo, and other functions with keyboard

                                        To change pen, eraser, highlighter, and lasso tool, I need to click botton upper side of the ipad screen but it is irritating and tedious work. If I can do 'undo' by pressing ctrl+z as in window or 'h' to change pen to highlighter, Movement of hand will be significantly reduced.

                                        18 votes
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                                        • why did you decrease the quality of imported pictures ??? this is a huge problem !!!

                                          please allow pictures to be imported in their actual resolution again. I now have to look for a different program after using goodNotes for a very long time ....this is a big negative

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