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  1. 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.

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      planned  ·  38 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.

      1,190 votes
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      • Add audio recording to hanwriting

        Its the deal breaker between going for goodnotes and choosing notability

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        • 928 votes
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          • 584 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.

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              • 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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                • 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!¡!

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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.

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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.)

                      616 votes
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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.

                        2,687 votes
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                        • 235 votes
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                          • 804 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.

                              481 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.

                                525 votes
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                                  11 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.

                                • 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!

                                  767 votes
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                                  • add Secured notebooks

                                    You could make specific notebooks only accessible with a password or pin #. Could be used for Confidential documents or journals/ diary's

                                    243 votes
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                                    • Cut and paste pages

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

                                      156 votes
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                                      • I need lock some notebooks and folders.

                                        I often use goodnotes for work, and some files are confidential. So I really need a option to lock some files and folders with a password.

                                        I hope you can update update goodnotes with this function, just like what notability and UPAD had.

                                        403 votes
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                                        • 128 votes
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