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  1. Implement a splitscreen option.

    The splitscreens option allows the user to see two pages of one document at once. With this option the user can open an informative pdf on the one side while taking notes on a different sheet on the other side.

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      67 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Linked audio recording is a must, please ADD AUDIO RECORDING like notability!!!

        We need linked audio recording so that we won't miss anything in the class or in meetings!

        The reason behind the success of NOTABILITY is the audio recording functionality, I use notability just for that!

        Please add it.

        2,574 votes
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          planned  ·  69 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Re add manual sorting of documents in goodnotes 4.0

          Goodnotes 3 one could manually sort the notes, please add the function again as name and date is not enough, at university I sometimes upload allot of docs at a time and need to re order them!!

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          • Allow user to rotate hand drawn elements on the page.

            I love taking notes and drawing in GoodNotes and it would be great if I could rotate the objects I've drawn on the page. We can already change the color and scale the object, so it would be nice to be able to rotate these objects.

            1,981 votes
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              started  ·  75 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add tagging of documents and locations within documents

              It would be a great deal, if it would be possible to tag all documents and (possibly) each position within each note with one or more tags. There should be a tag list for each shelf of notes, such that I can have different sets of tags for each shelf. It should then be possible to open the tag list for a shelf, click on a tag, and get a list of all usages of this tag with all documents and all locations within documents. Clicking on a usage should open the document (in case it is the tag of…

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              • 1,806 votes
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                • 1,656 votes
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                  • Add sub folders and tags

                    I'd love to be able to have sub folders and be able to add tags to my documents to make it easier to sort them

                    1,564 votes
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                      20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We’re happy to inform you that we have started working on a much improved document management system for the new version of GoodNotes, which will most likely contain tags and subfolders.

                    • Ruler similar to apple notes app (ios9)

                      I don't know if there is an API for that, but this ruler is awesome and far better to draw technical stuff than the simple shape recognition (which is awesome, too).

                      1,442 votes
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                      • goodnotes desktop version in order to edit files both on tablets and on desktop laptops and sync in between devices

                        goodnotes desktop version in order to edit files both on tablets and on desktop laptops and sync in between devices. many people in my medical school would appreciate and heavily use this app if it had these options.

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                          planned  ·  23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Todo management

                          I take a ton of notes and produce a lot of todos from meetings, etc.

                          OneNote had this feature 15 years ago whereby you would add a todo box next to the line of a handwritten note. It then had a todo notebook that would pull all of the todo boxes from all notebooks. I'm dying to have this feature. I've searched and searched and can't find the feature anywhere! Please please add this!!

                          1,088 votes
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                          • Allow searching *all* documents, not just the currently open document.

                            I *love* that I can search my handwritten notes! The rub is that sometimes something I'm searching for, spans multiple notebooks. It would be *wonderful* to be able to search all of the netbooks for the currently selected category!

                            1,085 votes
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                            • Scroll PDF vertically

                              It is nice to be able to go to the next page going down instead of going left. It would also be nice if scrolling down to the next page continuous without jumping to the next page, so you can see the bottom of one page and the top of the next page.

                              1,058 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.

                                1,056 votes
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                                • Mathematical input option

                                  Recognize handwritten notes as typed text and unique a mathematical input option like the app MATHPAD

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                                  • Add audio recording to hanwriting

                                    Its the deal breaker between going for goodnotes and choosing notability

                                    962 votes
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                                    • Create folders within notebooks

                                      To be able to organise pages into sub folders 'within' each notebook would be very useful.

                                      935 votes
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                                      • be able to put page number and date

                                        be able to automaticly put date and page number in new page

                                        926 votes
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                                          under review  ·  17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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