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  1. Reading mode by one finger

    In this version, we can write one finger, we can swipe two finger. But this
    handling is troubling. I want to swipe by one finger when reading.
    I'm Japanese, poor English sorry.

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    • Let me see the footnotes while reading academic papers

      The application symplifies reading and editing academic works, particularly dissertations my MA or PhD students prepare. Yet i still need to see footnotes (or sometimes endnotes' numbers) on the text.

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      • Reduce file size by compressing pictures

        I just made a note with five pictures. It turned out to be 28 Mb. Too much to send it by mail. After exporting it and saving as "reduced file size" in Adobe PDF it shrunk to 1.3 MB.

        It would be good to have an option to reduce the picture size similar as it is implemented in MS Word.
        A decent compression should be pre-set always. Cellphone pictures (if from the iphone via photostream) are anyway too big for the quality they offer. Especially when it will be used in a note and the goal clearly will not be…

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        • Notecards addition please... To help study... With picture insertion.

          Notecards addition please... To help study... With picture insertion.

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          • Add one more color to the zoom window

            I've found that I need to have four inks at hand to better organize my notes.

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            • Add Syncplicity as Cloud Storage

              Syncplicity is getting lots of traction now, and we use it to sync all Company Information/files with one another.
              Dropbox is block is some companies, syncplicity is an Enterprise private/Hybrid cloud.

              http://www.syncplicity.com/

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              • Put together/combibe several documents into one

                I would like the possibility to put several docs into one. You could do it most easily if you could choose "import from goodnote," below or after current page. Then you could make several notebooks into one.

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                • Improve Writing Speed / Lag

                  On my iPad Mini the written line also lags behind my stylus. This behaviour is common among note taking apps. I have found one app though, that does not have any lag at all - uPad. I would be wonderful, if you could match their writing speed.
                  (they've got a free version, so you can test it)

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                  • Integrate with my product

                    I am building a report writing app and I would like to integrate with Good Notes. Contact me
                    info@onsitesurveyor.om
                    Brian

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                    • storage, photo

                      it would be awesome if goodnotes can directly restore file from icloud storage, without the user having to do it manually. resizing photos, and having a shortcut button that will insert textbox next to the pen button

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                      • Just a few ideas from someone who uses your product 6-10 hours a day.

                        Would give your app a 5 out of 5 if some minor annoyances with the interface were changed.

                        For example, better palm detection when using Cregle's ipen, as the page will suddenly move while writing a sentence.

                        The ability to turn off the popup action menu, because it pops up way to often by accident.

                        The ability to move the tool bar to the left or right of the screen instead of it always being at the top.

                        When in full screen mode, there needs to be a way to access the erasure.

                        I liked the old tool bar where…

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                        • Let us lock the eraser with two close taps (behavior similar to the shift key)

                          One of my favorite feature in GoodNotes is this very intelligent “auto-deselect” option for the eraser.

                          However, I think it could be even better if you did something similar to how the shift key behaves on the iPad keyboard. One tap on the eraser would give you what you have today when auto-deselect is on, but two close taps would “lock” the eraser. This would be a lot faster than having to go to the settings and turn of auto-deselect every time we don't want this option.

                          I even sugest you implement this functionality with two other tools: the lasso…

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                          • Two finger rotate gesture

                            Two finger rotate gesture instead of pressing button to rotate pages

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                            • ePub files annotations

                              It would be very nice to be able to read ePub files on Goodnotes and annotate the texts!

                              28 votes
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                              • Be able to move the toolbar to the bottom

                                Being able to move the toolbar to the bottom will make it more efficient since most peoples hands are towards the bottom of the screen anyway...

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                                  • Add/modify touch gestures for undo and redo something

                                    I would like to have an fast way to undo or redo something without aiming for the small buttons all the time. Maybe it is possible to implement a two-finger-swipe area to cover this function. Even if it would be only active during the editing in the zoomed window mode this would be increase the workflow.

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                                    • Your write should look like you wrote it with pen or a pencil not your finger.

                                      Your write should look like you wrote it with pen or a pencil not your finger.

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                                      • Fix movement of close up writing box

                                        NotesPlus has a similar close up writing feature. There is a large box you write in and a smaller one that the words appear in higher up the page. In that app, when you move the smaller text box across the page to somewhere on the document behind the larger box that you are writing in, the larger box disappears so you can see where you are on the document and then reappears when you lift your pen. This would be a GREAT addition.

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