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Universal search (across documents, folders, pages within pages)

Good Notes needs a universal search option, so that from the main screen, we can search for note titles, folder names, page bookmark and text (typed or written with OCR). Otherwise, it is nearly impossible to find notes back.

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      • Isabel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I translate documents on goodnotes and this would so help me keep track of the different words and phrases when I can't remember what document they're from.

      • Vittorio S. LaPira commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an important feature that should be a priority for developers, along with finding a way to reduce the size of PDFs upon export (with annotations--without annotations defeats the purpose).

      • Bob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lack of this global search feature has become my number 1 issue with Good Notes and frustrates me almost daily; especially when in meetings and needing to quickly find a note; I know some key word(s) of the note, but it may be in one of many notebooks from the past ... opening up every notebook and searching in an not only an exercise in frustration, it's can be a non-trivial waste of time, to the point of considering not using Good Notes for some note taking needs. I put all three votes on this suggestion.

      • Rob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree completely. I am very impressed by how well the OCR search works within a document, and equally NOT impressed by the fact that I can't search all notes, or notes within a category, this way. A simple search field when viewing a note category would be great. And then an "All Categories" view with the same search field. Lack of universal search is the most glaring problem with Goodnotes. Otherwise the app is near perfect.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Love the app, needed a better search option. Searching in Goodnotes is solid, it can search and recognize your handwriting, but you can only search one file at a time, I needed a broader search. I was already using Evernote so I decided to embrace Evernote’s search.

        Now I export my Goodnotes files to Evernote as pdf files. I save the file as a pdf with my Goodnotes file name in an associated folder name in Evernote. In Evernote I can do a high level app search by a word in the Goodnotes text and get a list of all ex-Goodnotes pdf files with the search word in it. I can also do a file specific search for the same text and find the exact handwritten word and the page location.

        If I need to, I can edit the file in Evernote (not as robust as Goodnotes, but satisfactory) or using an iPad, I can reopen my file in Goodnotes and edit to my hearts content. And re-export to Evernote for long term storage and searching.

        Great combo (until Goodnotes enhances its search ability to the higher level above file specific searching).

      • Ronald commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I Use iPad pro + Apple pencil. And with the release of iOS 11, Apple notes has been so smart to Search Handwriting Note.
        I really Hope Good Notes has this feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just installed. Great app, but this was a feature I was counting on. I will be developing many notebooks, and my whole point of electronic vs paper was to find a particular tidbit of information via a global search.

      • Izak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great to see already flagged.
        The only shortcomming to a perfect app.

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