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  1. Great job with this app. One thing I would like to see is being able to bold one word without making a new text box

    Like different colors and such. What happens is if I make a new text box and add something later it moves everything and waste a lot of time moving things because there in a different box because u can't change one word to bold or color of the word. Also app should know the word is highlighted so it would move with it. Paid app

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    • Can we have the ability to create/add our own templates to your selection

      Can we have the ability to create/add our own templates to your selection

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      • Add rectangular selection tool

        This would ease moving large piece of notes up to page boarders without missing some little part

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          • Give the options for TV out when teaching Good notes you need to see the interface

            When teaching goodnotes you need to see the interface. I would like it to show just like someone is sitting beside me.

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            • organize files in folders by name, date created, etc.

              i know you can manually organize files. but when you have a lot of them, it is sometimes hard to find them. i was hoping for a feature where you can choose how to arrange file (e.g., my name, by dated created/modified, etc.), similar to microsoft word.

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              • enable better dropbox integration

                i would like to be able to save a document to a dropbox folder of my choice instead of having to designate all my goodnotes docs to one folder in dropbox.

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                • remove the following enervating error:

                  exporting (uploading) of documents to box.com cloud is currently NOT possible when using 2-step-verification at box.com (via mobile phone). I am using the latest app versions on an iPad 4 LTE 64GB. I have really tried everything, of course also authorizing GoodNotes in my box.com account before installing it and all steps of error tracing: no chance. You first have to disable 2-step-verification, then it works. But I don't like to make this compromise in security after having payed several EUR for the full version. So please remove this nasty error with one of the next updates or I will…

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                  • Add support for Good for Enterprise

                    It would be very helpful if your product integrated with Security software such as Good for Enterprise. See http://www1.good.com/applications/collaboration-suite/good-for-enterprise

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                    • 51 votes
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                      • Sub Folders, Speech baloons and line dependent marks

                        Speech ballons as in Adobe Reader World be nice. ...and as in Other topics described: sub folders. And i like line dependent marks instead of freehand marks...

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                        • Great app, I would like to be able to view and make notes on Excel files. I paid for the upgrade thinking this would enable that feature.

                          I would like to upload Excel files and be able to make notes on them. I paid for the full version in hopes that this feature would then be enabled.

                          Great app! Please add the Excel feature!

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                          • 13 votes
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                            • additional features, such as

                              snipping tools, enlarging function for handwritten notes, universal search functions, built in dictionary functions, automatic highlighting, tabbing functions, and folder organizer

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                              • allow the "Box" app to connect, rather than having to sign in.

                                When connecting with Dropbox, it automatically connects to the mobile app, while with "Box" it forces an in-app login through the Goodnotes app. Because I use a third-party site, I can't log in. However, the Box app works just fine. Let "Box" connect with Goodnotes the same way "Dropbox" does.

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                                • Add a cropped-page view option

                                  It would be awesome if there's a cropped-page view option for the iPad mini users. The white border makes words smaller in full page view.

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                                  • 3 votes
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                                    • Be able to rotate text and script.

                                      I'd like to be able to write on a .pdf document sideways. Palm guard doesn't rotate. Doesn't seem you can rotate text. Being able to write notes in margin sideways would be nice.

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                                      • Add support to Voice Dictation

                                        Recently I friend showed me his new Galaxy Tab 8.0 and the native S Note app.

                                        From all features, the one that made me really envy was the apps support to voice dictation (using android's engine).

                                        If possible to integrate a third party voice recognition API, such as https://github.com/klutometis/speech-recognition it would be really awesome!

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                                        • Pop up note! Please please add this feature, if good notes had this feature it would be the absolute perfect app!

                                          This is the only feature that makes Good Reader superior to Good Notes. The ability to have a pop up note allows you to write more things without cluttering up the page. If this was added there would be no need to use another app. Please please!

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