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  1. File & folder hierarchy for improved notebook/folder management with better ui

    Even though we have some category options, they are limited and the ui is not the best. Implementation of a folder hierarchy structure with a better ui (may be with tags/labels) will make managing notebooks much more easier. Lack of hierarchy on folder management is the biggest problem&missing feature of all note taking apps which are currently available and this difference will surely make GoodNotes the preferred one over other competitors.

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      12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Vertical scroll

      Continuous vertical scrolling would be great for quick maneuver. horizontally scroll each page took me very long time.

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      • Move pages to another notebook.

        Is there a way to move pages from one notebook to another? When inside a notebook it would be great if I could go into the edit menu, select pages and then click on 'move' and then select the other notebook to send them to. This would help keep things organised.

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        • Look & Feel

          GoodNotes is the most useful app for me as a University Student.
          However, there is this one thing that constantly makes me want to grab another app or Paper&Pen again. It is GoodNotes' appearance before entering a notebook.
          The way notebooks look and are organised is simply uninspiring, boring and extremely unhandy!
          This one very thing keeps dragging me over to Noteshelf. I like everything about GoodNotes more. But the refreshing look of noteshelf is a deal breaker for me.
          I would be extremely happy if there is any chance of you working on the apps' design.

          95 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!

            1,175 votes
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            • Moving pages between notebooks instead of copy, paste and delete manually

              To move pages between Notebooks, you have to copy and paste the respective page. After that you have to go back and delete the page from the original place in order to avoid double pages. Please ad a function to just move pages from one Notebook to another.

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              • Multiple open documents

                I often need to go back and forth between multiple documents. Can we have three or four such open documents at once, possibly selecting them from icons on a toolbar, etc?

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                  started  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 ;) )

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                  • Continuous scroll for algebra and or math works

                    I wish it could be possible to switch between the classic page turning and a continuous scrolling. When working on math projects, it would be very convenient to have a continuous scroll so that I can always see my last result or steps without having to continuously switch pages. Ideally I'd love to be able to mix continuous rolls with classic page by page notebook.

                    438 votes
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                    • Add subfolders in subfolders, infinitely

                      In good notes 4 we can only have subfolders in a masterfolder, i would like to be able to create as many subfolders inside subfolders as i wish

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                      • Continuous Page

                        Can you add a continuous page for note taking that we can later create page breaks. Also please add the ability to insert or delete lines.

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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

                          1,597 votes
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                            21 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.

                          • 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.

                            2,085 votes
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                            • 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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                              • Cornell note paper as a template

                                Cornell note template is very efficient for notes

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                                  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi friends,

                                  We have started to design a whole set of new paper templates, which will be available in one of the next updates. It will contain different cornell note papers, as well as meeting notes, week planner and probably also a set of dark templates.

                                  Have a good day:-)

                                • 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.

                                  1,149 votes
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