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  1. Allow Outlines with checkboxes to manage TO DOs with parent tasks and child tasks that can be moved and with the ability of adding due date,

    Allow Outlines with checkboxes to manage TO DOs with parent tasks and child tasks that can be moved and with the ability of adding due date. Completed items can be greyed after some minutes and you can select wether to display them or not.

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    • Black paper background so it is easier on the eyes.

      Black paper background would be easier to distinguish lighter colors vs the current options of white and yellow(?).

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        • Accidentally pressing home button while writing near bottom of page

          When I get near the bottom of the page, I often accidentally press the home button of the iPad with the palm of my hand. It would help if the page could be moved up so that I don't have to write close to the bottom part of the iPad.

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          • Record Replay

            Record replay. If u guys can add record replay, like notability where I'm able to record my lessons and tap on the text where they mention r

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              • Syncing

                Currently have successful syncing to Box, however I cannot easily identify New PDFs to file away onto my system. Is there a possibility of comparing the old backup to the new backup and identifying new or modified notes in one place.

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                • Readable PDF documents


                  On iOS you can let the device read everything that's on the display. Right now it can read the names of the tabs for you, but is unable to read the opened document.
                  I also use Goodnotes to store PDF documents and it would probably pretty easy to implement, that the text of the file is found by the OS, so it can be read

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                  • quicker way to change pen color and size while writing.

                    It is quite annoying to alway go to the top of the screen to change it.
                    Some sort of pen tapping signal to open a small color and pen size selection window would be extremely awesome.

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                    • Search PDF's with handwritten text or search pictures with handwritten text

                      I often include scans of handwritten paper notes and it's annoying to not be able to search these like you can with the notes you wrote in GoodNotes.

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                      • Add a Bookmark Text object

                        I start every page by entering the date, a title (often from meeting calendar), and then I copy that same text into a bookmark. That makes it easy to quickly find a meeting by date or topic. "20170117 Suggest Idea for GoodNotes" at the top of the page and in the ToC.

                        What I would like is to do that in one step--a text box on the page that is automatically a bookmark too.

                        If it let me insert an auto date time field or add an auto field to the template that would be great, too. For example, the…

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                        • Structuring in Texts.

                          Arrangement in Texts pls!

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                          • Possibility to Import several picture at a Time.

                            If I scan my handwritten notes and save them as a picture, Id love to import all of them at one time and not each site seperately.

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                            • Implement vertical scrolling

                              This is actually the only reason why I dont buy this App. For Lecture in University this function is a must!
                              I dont get it, why this has not been implemented yet, shouldnt be that difficult.....

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                              • An option for

                                The option to erase by striking through text with Apple Pencil (or scratching out, or some other similar gesture) would be great - It could be turned off for those that don't need that function, but for someone taking a lot of notes, having to stop and click the eraser tool, erase, then re-select the the pen tool is inconvenient and annoying.

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                                • Custom order of documents

                                  The user should be able to drag and order documents freely and such custom order can remain saved while switching to other types of order.

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                                  • Update search feature

                                    I recently downloaded good notes and love most everything about it. However, one feature I would like to see refined is the search feature. I created several folders and realized the only way to search is to be within one of the folders. In the near future is there anything in the works where you could search across all folders? Penultimate uses that system and it makes it much more convenient to find a note, otherwise I am just guessing as to what folder the key word appears in. Please take this into consideration, and let me know if this…

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                                    • Please add the ability to use the magnification feature with the keyboard

                                      great app for people with low vision. Please add the ability to use the magnification feature with the keyboard not just handwriting

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                                        • something like powerpoint entrance effects.

                                          I'm using goodnotes for a presentation. Is there a way to have my notes appear on the page one line at a time? Like powerpoint entrance effects but without animation. Just so that the slide starts out with less information and I can display it a little bit at a time.

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