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  1. Add landscape orientation.

    When you change the orientation of your iPad to landscape, the GoodNotes pages (blank template, ruled template, graph paper template, etc) turn to match the landscape orientation. Not the imported documents such as PDF, docx, ppt, etc. Just the GoodNotes papers need to have a landscape mode

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    • improve searching

      I think there is big room for improving searching.

      First it would be good to enable sarching for all documents.

      Also, it would be good to be able to search through annotations

      * by their content: this would require OCR for the handwritten text and an index of the text highlighted with the marker

      * by their amount: Show pages (or areas in pages) which have been annotated. This listing could be sorted by order of apearance in the document or density (a large amount of annotations together or a large area covered by annotations)

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      • New update

        The update changed the fine print of the writing that I loved. Now the finest print is much thicker than before, please change back. Also the enter button when you are typing in the zoomed in screen doesn't work. Absolutely love the app tho

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        • Function for scoring

          I feel there may be no app to create musical score.
          So if you only add some simple function, you get more customers.
          I mean, It will be very convenient if when I top somewhere in staff notation, white note is generated there and when I double top that , black note is generated.
          if only there were these two notes, all other notes can be created easily by users.
          It is very simple but very attractive functions for every musicians.

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          • trash can feature or folder

            Add a trash can like feature within the app that prevets accidental deletion of files.

            6 votes
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            • Adonit Precision Disc support

              Drawn line is a little off the center of the disc.
              Maybe add an option to switch the offset on and off.

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              • 18 votes
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                • no bugs! plzz!!!

                  i`m using the bamboo paper, in my opinion is the most beatfull layout of the notebook apps! but, have a lot of bugs and i realy hate that!

                  GoodNotes, plz!!! change the design of your app, and make a app that dont have bugs!!!

                  Change the name for Gnotes, GN Paper.

                  I realy love your app and have all to be the best on app Store

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                  • Open / edit the Notes file on a computer

                    The PDF works well, but it would be nice to be able to edit the notes on a computer. Essentially, create a program that can be used to edit the .notes file.

                    Often times I like to go back and clean up my notes later. The ability to delete out some of the written notes and replace them with text or edit text on a computer would be nice.

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                    • Add the ability to select and copy text in PDF file

                      Sometimes I find text in the PDF file that I'm reading that I find interesting and want to add to a list of to-do's or as a collection of inspirational notes. To me this is a vital part gathering information for my research. Otherwise a very good app that has everything I look for!

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                      • 9 votes
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                        • GoodNotes Ideas does not support ipad

                          This GoodNotes Ideas website does not support ipad, do you think it is ridiculous for an ipad apps? When I try to vote for an idea using ipad I always get error (see attached image).

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                          • Speech bubble feature

                            I wish an speech bubble feature to type relatively long memos. If you add this function, I think this appri will be perfect.

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                            • Desktop, networked synchronized presentation

                              - the Presenter uses GoodNotes / iPad to present, hightlight text, draw
                              - the same presentation is opened on a server app (Mac, PC, ..) that connects to bigger screens or projectors
                              - all the activities of the presenter on Goodnotes / iPad are replicated in the server app so that more audiences can experience an interactive presentation
                              - will be even more useful if multiple presenters connect to a same server app for discussion, brainstorming

                              3 votes
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                              • Be able to remove highlighter marks without erasing the written text as well

                                If you want to un-highlight something you must delete the text behind it and rewrite it all! Please fix.

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                                • The ability to add text.

                                  The app is great for annotation but for me to send that to a client is messy if I am writing out words.

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                                  • Add odt and odp to readable format (just like doc and ppt)

                                    The OpenDocument format should be supported as well.

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                                    • A date stamp would be nice.

                                      A date stamp that could be on the top right of the page.

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                                      • Erase only a certain color.

                                        Erasing a certain color would be very useful in circumstances where colors are overlapping, both pen colors and highlighter colors. This would allow you to erase parts of a drawing in one color quickly without worrying about the others, and allow you to erase highlighters without erasing the text underneath. I see "Delete just a specific color" as completed, but I don't see the relevant option after the newest update.

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                                        • option to turn on/off menu items

                                          The "Shape recognition" "Contents" "Zoom window" "undo/redo" buttons I've never used once. An option to remove them would de-clutter the screen and make it much more user friendly

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