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  1. Add audio recording to hanwriting

    Its the deal breaker between going for goodnotes and choosing notability

    823 votes
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      planned  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      2,461 votes
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        planned  ·  69 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add ability to restrict sync to wifi only.

        Save me some of my precious cell data!

        25 votes
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        • The most useful feature for me would be to record audio while taking notes. When reviewing the notes, click on a word to hear that selection

          The most useful feature for me would be to record audio while taking notes. When reviewing the notes, click on a word to hear that selection.
          This feature is used with the app "AudioNote" but I like "GoodNotes" much better. PLEASE add this feature so I only have to use ONE app for all my notes!

          760 votes
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          • Password protect

            It would be great if you had an option to password protect a selected notebook in case you have to create one that would contain sensitive information.

            645 votes
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              planned  ·  24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              939 votes
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              • (moveable) Stickies / Post-it Notes

                Having stickies that can be pasted on pages - particularly PDFs - would be fantastic. Notes could be made then moved around the page. The more these echo real-life stickies, the better.

                (The ability to export notes made on stickies would also be most welcome.)

                571 votes
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                  planned  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 193 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!

                    959 votes
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                    • Cut and paste pages

                      I would like move pages between Nooteboks. I think would be very useful.

                      149 votes
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                      • Different pens

                        It would be nice to have different pen options, like a pencil and maybe a calligraphy pen. I would gladly pay for them as an in app purchase.

                        458 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello together,
                          we plan to add different additional tools in future versions, and will most likely start with a pencil. However, there is no timeframe yet.

                        • global search engine (-> searching for keyword in EVERY document)

                          you can do that on the pc (-> pdf xchange viewer) or on mac (spotlight search): if you enter a keyword it gives you a list of every page your word appears on, which is an incredible feature for learning with e.g. your universties pdfs.

                          goodnotes offers you the chance to look for a word within ONE pdf file, but there's no global search engine - which I believe is a feature a lot of people would appreciate!!
                          (no other ipad app has this, so be the first ;) )

                          677 votes
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                          • 504 votes
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                            • Have the ability to share a notebook (google docs style)

                              If one could share a notebook and work on it with somebody else in real time that woukd be huge. Things like online tutoring and group projects would be so much easier.

                              77 votes
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                                planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 81 votes
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                                • Allow search for document names in all folders

                                  Search for documents in notebook view only searches document names in current folder. With multiple folders and sub folders it would be very useful to be able to search through all folders.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Business papers such as Diaries. Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly. Todo lists etc

                                    Add more business related papers for diaries

                                    Daily Agendas
                                    Daily Diary
                                    Weekly
                                    Monthly
                                    Yearly

                                    Todo lists etc.

                                    438 votes
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                                    • 876 votes
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                                      • Password Protection Please

                                        Great app. But it seriously needs password protection. Come on guys password protection would make this app the perfect app. Please take it into consideration and do something about please.

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                                        • 792 votes
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