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  1. If it could be compatible with Sugarsync that would be great

    Dropbox is good tool, however for a simple user it's pretty expensive. Sugarsync is afordable but is not supportes by GoodNotes. That's the only thing that is bugging me.

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    • fix the formatting issue when PPT is converted to PDF

      I'm so happy that GoodNotes now converts PPTs, because I used to have to convert all my PPTs into PDFs before uploading them and it was a pain. However, most of the PPTs I open with GoodNotes have formatting issues, especially ones that contain non-text content (like tables, flow charts, arrows, etc.). Otherwise, very happy with the app!

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      • Ability to resize the shapes

        It would be very nice to be able to resize the shapes that are auto drawn. Even better would be the ability to snap and unsnap segments of shapes, but I would be happy with resizing the shapes

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        • Make It Possible to Adjust the Margins When you Export to PDF

          The Problem With Printing a sheet from Good Notes is I always end up with insanely large margains around the edge of my actual "work done on the screen". I dont need 2 and a half inches on all sides and then a tiny window in the center that shows the document. I need to be able to print my notes full page with 1/2 inch margains. As far as I can tell, there is no way to modify the PDF or Print margains.

          Help please!! This has been my only beef with this otherwise fantastic app!

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          • Add an unlimited size paper like sysnspace does

            The paper size is a bit too small a lot of connect can not be written in one paper

            15 votes
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            • Crop margins

              Get rid of the unnecessarily big margins of some PDF files (only for viewing purposes, the document is not really modified). Good reader already provides this:

              http://www.goodiware.com/gr-man-view-pdf.html#crop

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              • Tags, Sticky Notes, search

                It would be awesome to be able to add tags to PDF's, as well as being able to search in the library for tags, titles, authors, etc.

                Also, please add sticky note support!! Some of our annotations are too intensive/large to put in a simple text box!!!

                40 votes
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                • 6 votes
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                  • 900 votes
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                    • Implement seamless file synchronization with Dropbox

                      Automatically sync files with Dropbox without requiring a manual upload

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                      • add option to show/edit 2+ pages simultaneously

                        Like in PDF viewers, I think it would be great if the app could display 2+ pages at once. This would greatly facilitate reading, comparison and referrals when editing.
                        Best app on iPad, hands down!

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                        • Customizable command buttons

                          It would be nice if there was some options to where the different buttons were located. Even if it wasn't completely customizable... It would be nice to have some other options to where you could have the different buttons. For example, most of the buttons are in the extreme edges of the app... specifically the undue or re-due buttons. if it was possible to make them more centrally located or decide what side of the screen they would be displayed. Its just unnatural to keep picking the stylus up and bringing it all the way to the edge when writing.

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                          • The way of page flipping

                            I hope that the function of vertically flipping page should be added like pdf file view on pc screen.
                            Now only horizontal way is possible.
                            Why? when I check my pdf files, I want to see them just as I see on my pc screen.
                            Please add this function.
                            Thanks
                            SJ

                            2 votes
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                            • Longer History List

                              The history list is way too short if you are making a lot of annotations in 2 or more multi-page documents. So it would be good if the history entries limit would be removed or set to something like 300. It costs nothing to scroll the history list up and down.

                              3 votes
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                              • 9 votes
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                                • second workplace

                                  would be perfect to have a second workplace to switch through during lessons.

                                  For example: Reading and annotating a book on workplace A and make a summary of this book on workplace B without always closing the book, navigate through notes, open the note, write, close, navigate back, read, annotate, close.... etc.

                                  Would be possible to add an icon "A/B" or a similar one to switch between last two opened dokuments OR to recognize which document was opened last on "Mode A" and which was opened last on "Mode B"

                                  This would be very very helpful during lessons or learning.

                                  54 votes
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                                  • example: on one page is no more place and i must still write a little bit. it would be nice I could scale the page contents.

                                    example: on one page is no more place and I must still write a little bit. it would be nice I could scale the page contents. sorry for my english. Greeting Holger

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                                    • Have fountain pen be semi translucent or something to give it a more realistic apperance instead of completely opaque.

                                      Have fountain pen be semi translucent or something to give it a more realistic apperance instead of completely opaque.

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                                      • Additional fonts

                                        First of all great app. Very clean, very easy to use. Any chance we could a slightly larger variety of fonts to choose from? a couple of fonts that have a hand written appearance would be nice. My disability prevents me from actually writing, I copy and paste charts and information onto the pages, then type over them with my own notes.

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                                        • 30 votes
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