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  1. 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.

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      13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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!

      1,122 votes
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      • Universal search (across documents, folders, pages within pages)

        Good Notes needs a universal search option, so that from the main screen, we can search for note titles, folder names, page bookmark and text (typed or written with OCR). Otherwise, it is nearly impossible to find notes back.

        556 votes
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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.

          721 votes
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          • Show GoodNotes Documents in a folder in the new iOS 11 Files App

            Please show the GoodNotes documents in a folder in the Internal section of the new iOS 11 Files app next to the folders of Pages, Keynote and Numbers.

            263 votes
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            • 426 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.

                494 votes
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                • Ability to erase or undo on the spot.

                  It would be great if one could erase or undo while writing on the page by simply scratching or drawing a line over the character or words similar to the "MyScript Nebo" app. Another option could by a double-tap with two fingers anywhere on the page to undo. While taking notes from long lectures or presentations I find it less practical to look up and move my stylus to the top of the page to hit the undo button or switch to the erase tool. This add-on feature alone will make note taking on Goodnotes a pleasurable experience and bring…

                  277 votes
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                  • Side-by-Side Documents

                    Please provide the option to open two Goodnotes documents side-by-side. Current capability allows me to jump between tabbed documents but I am unable to view both side-by-side.

                    223 votes
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                    • Writing tools shortcuts

                      If there could be a tray where I can add 4-5 various colors of pens and highlighter mimicking a real physical object that I can just pickup and write. For example, I could add a red colored pen with fine thickness, a black colored pen with bold thickness, yellow highlighter pen with certain thickness and automatic straight line.

                      In that way I can jump between each tools and options without having to turn on/off auto-straight-line function or adjust the thickness every time I change a writing tool.

                      You can let this function to be optional that users can toggle on/off…

                      188 votes
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                      • Password protected notebooks

                        This is amazing app to write notes, but there is no option to set password on some notebooks, these make more privacy on some personal notebooks , we hope you add this feature in next update.

                        Regards

                        275 votes
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                        • Templates! Flyers, Outlines, Planners, Calendars, To-Do's and Template manager

                          Create more templates that are quick and easy to edit and change. Make a template management system or folder.

                          Make templates for Work, School, Business, Time Mgmt, Expenses, Budgets etc.

                          249 votes
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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.

                            353 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

                              430 votes
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                              • add a button to add a date to the page.

                                When you take notes, it is usefull that you would like to add a date. This feature would allow by simply click to add the current date or dropdown to access calendar.

                                69 votes
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                                • Ability to zoom/scale PDF's to a specific %, and to rotate handwritten notes/lines

                                  My company uses this to draw over PDF's and we need to constantly use a ruler on the screen to scale to 100% to measure. If we could enter 100% scale and lock to this it would be helping thousands of people here!

                                  Also the ability to be able to rotate notes. Seems very odd there is no function for this yet.

                                  50 votes
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                                  • to improve the image quality when you import images into your documents

                                    when i import a picture into one of my pages the image quality is really bad! please chance this

                                    94 votes
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                                    • 405 votes
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                                      • Add an option to only erase with the apple pencil

                                        So it is useful being able to erase with your finger, but it would be great to be able to toggle just using the apple pencil to erase to avoid accidentally erasing notes on review etc. and not noticing!

                                        27 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!

                                          119 votes
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