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  1. make so you can import multiple files at once

    It would be nice that when i go to import a file from dropbox, I could select multiple files at the same time to import instead of doing it one at a time

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    • Create a Windows 8 client.

      Love to have two way sync between my iPad notes and my Windows 8 computer.

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      • 10 votes
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        • Dictionary and wikipedia support

          the ability for selected words to be searchable in iOS dictionary or wikipedia

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          • add auto-size sheets

            some sheets that automatically extend their size when you reach the borders of the document without adding a new page.

            this would be helpful for big handdrawn pictures, to add new collums to existing ones, to annotate pdfs or books at the edges without writing through the lines and to have one page for one lesson, not one notebook for one lesson.

            to make it not too complex you could extend the pages only with white background without any lines or else. I would'nt expect to get the page extendet "as it is". This would be hard to realize.

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            • 2 votes
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              • PDF Enhancements

                Load times when viewing (zooming in/out) PDFs using the VGA cable is somewhat slow when compared to apps like good reader. I use this app daily in meetings while editing and making enhancements to floor plans. Less time waiting and more working means more questions on the app and more downloads. Please tweak this. Use in construction (floor plans) is heavily underrated, but it is a huge market potential to app developers (think of 20 people huddled around a floor plan on a piece of paper or 20 people sitting before a projector using your product....daily).

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                • The possibility to put side notes.

                  It would be great if we could take side notes, especially on PDF. A note that would work like a striker, that you can pull up if you need it, but that you do not see all the time.

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                  • 39 votes
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                    • ...should include in Good Notes videos.

                      I use as a teacher Good notes in class. For me it would be easier if the video could be started within Good Notes.

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                      • Add a Marker Input in Addition to the Pan and High Lighter

                        I would appreciate having a thinker marker input in addition to the pen and highlighter options. I am looking for something with about the thickness options of a the highlighter, but without it's opaqueness. I know I can make the pen thicker, but with only 4 size settings for the pen I don't want to lose one of them to a marker.

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                        • 2 votes
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                          • Lock rotation

                            Fantastic app. Recently used it at a conference and people were constantly asking my what app I was using to take notes.

                            I would love to be able to lock rotation for Goodnotes so that I can just notes vertically in the margins of PDF files. I know that I can lock rotation from preferences, but I want to do it for Goodnotes only.

                            10 votes
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                            • 5 votes
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                              • Align typed text with a template's horizontal bars.

                                Text box positions and fonts should be aligned such that the multi-line typed text will be aligned with the current template's horizontal bars. This alignment should be the default initial behavior whenever a new text box is created.

                                24 votes
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                                • Insert pictures should be able to cut

                                  After insert the picture, i will cut this

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Add ability to restrict sync to wifi only.

                                    Save me some of my precious cell data!

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                                    • Cut and paste pages

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

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                                      • Larger screen for content view

                                        Larger screen for content view will complement well for users that view pdf slides and wish to scroll through and read multiple pages quickly (similar to that in Adobe Reader for PC)

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                                        • Possibility to export lighter PDFs (less resolution).

                                          It should be able to export with customizable resolutions, since for some notes we do not need high resolution and for dense pages the PDF generated with the current version is heavy and difficult to upload in slow connections.

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