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  1. 10 votes
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    • Gesture

      Two additions would put the app over the top; having a selection of a few pens and/or highlighters (favorites) on top the zoom window top bar for quick access and having a gesture for erase such as scribble out etc. Otherwise thanks for a great UI.

      24 votes
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      • Functionality of PDF forms as in PDF expert.

        I would love to be able to fill in pdf forms with in goodnotes. I use goodnotes for nursing school and I have a few forms that I have to fill out for every clinical rotation that I am in.. i

        19 votes
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        • Add support for iPen 2 as soon as available.

          see http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ipen/ipen-2-for-ipad-imac-and-more -
          "iPen 2 uses different chipsets from iPen 1. We have completed the new firmware and feature testing on the iPad. Our next move is to work with app developers on integration. We can’t provide a list of supported apps at this time, but here are our existing app developers for your reference. Our goal is to bring the best writing and drawing experience to the iPad with the best quality apps.If you are an interested developer, please email us at dev@cregle.com."

          194 votes
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          • A way to enlarge/shrink annotations and a way to

            a way to shrink/enlarge annotations and a way to rotate drawing

            16 votes
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            • add ability to create new templates

              or ability edit grid lines of existing templates

              11 votes
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              • We need Dropbox image thumbnails ASAP!

                I am pulling images from dropbox into my notes all the time. But the dropbox window only shows file names! So we cannot see which image it is we import into our note!
                Is this a bug? Or do we have to remember those file names out of our head?

                Also when having imported 1 image from dropbox, I quickly want to import another from the same folder, but I always have to start from the main dropbox folder upon opening that dropbox window! Extremely time consuming!

                Can you please fix it asap? Thanks!

                3 votes
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                • Simple one tap for new page.

                  It's far too arduous clicking the drop down menu and then choosing a template.... if I'm on the phone scribbling lots of stuff, i dont have time for that.... I want one button click short-cut to just put a new page, below the one I;'m on in the same template I'm currently in, so simple... please :-)

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                  • Add a scroll bar

                    I love this app! However the most annoying thing I find is when I try to zoom in/out or scroll up and down the page when zoomed, I always draw lines or erase something by accident. It seems to always take me a few tries to be able to scroll, zoom etc..

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                    • Password

                      Kids use my iPad, really need a password protect so files don't get deleted please! Fantastic app but just a password to enter the app would be so great.

                      46 votes
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                      • open 2 different PDF documents at the same time.

                        open 2 different PDF documents at the same time. That it becomes possible to read one PDF and write notes in a new notebook direkt next to it.

                        53 votes
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                        • Create functionality to support a task list

                          While taking notes in meetings I find that tasks end up getting embedded in my notes.

                          Without having to switch to another task management app it would be convenient to be able to create a task on the fly and have it inserted into the page where I'm taking the notes.

                          Then, please allow me to view/manage tasks across the entire notebook, the entire folder or my entire GoodNotes installation.

                          For starters, all I would ask for would be the ability to check a task when it's completed and view/sort tasks by notebook / folder / all GoodNotes, checked/unchecked/either, toggle…

                          112 votes
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                          • It would be great if there's a dedicated button for enabling / disabling the ipad multi tasking gesture for speedy shifting of apps

                            As I usually use goodnotes in school and shifting to dictionary app, I find manually disabling the multi tasking gesture cumbersome.

                            29 votes
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                            • 1,806 votes
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                              • 30 votes
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                                • Upload files to a subfolder on cloud storage services such as dropbox

                                  I use GoodNotes on a daily basis to view, edit and save pdf docs for my medical studies and it's fantastic. As most people use a variety of softwares to do their work and upload files to the cloud (e.g. dropbox), it would make a lot of sense to be able to upload to a specified subfolder within the cloud service, e.g. put my lecture pdfs under an existing folder called Medicine/lectures/goodnotes .... or something similar. I may have missed how to do this and if so please ignore my idea. Thanks for the great hard work.

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Add "search function" like in adobe acrobat or by pushing "control f"

                                    it would be great if you will be able to search for text in the pdf

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Implement the ability to add blank tables and graphs

                                      I'd love to be able to insert a blank table or graph in which I could then write/draw. This could easily be added under the existing plus symbol for inserting images, text boxes, etc.

                                      73 votes
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                                      • 336 votes
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                                        • Handwritten calculator mode with writing recognition

                                          I used to make calculations all the time with a pencil on the margins of books when doing math homework or reading engineering papers.

                                          Nothing prevents you from doing the same with good note, but it would be great if a recognition engine was used to compute the result of the calculations for you. In other words, embed something like Myscript calculator in good notes

                                          https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/myscript-calculator/id578979413?l=en&mt=8

                                          It would be great for marketing too (awesome eye candy)

                                          39 votes
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