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    • New App-icon!

      The current app-icon looks more like some SciFi game where you have to touch things with a magic pen...

      Please give us an icon that resembles "notes" / "memo" more.
      Having a beautiful app-icon is a boost for sales. I promise.

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      • Have the folder name appear when the folder is in use.

        When dealing with a lot of folders it would be helpful to see which one is actually open to help you navigate. Perhaps even folders within folders.

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        • Gd app but can be better...

          Very gd n useful app, worth spending to buy it. However, will b gd if:
          1. (most important) To have search bar for us to search for keywords within documents saved
          2. To b able to edit words within textbox again after exiting textbox function
          3. To b able to bold / italic certain words within a textbox, rather than the entire textbox
          4. It is impossible to see the textbox at the bottom of the page when the keyboard is blocking it

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          • Add a shorthand handwriting recognition system

            I used one --called Grafitti-- on an old Palm. I guess some folks don't like the idea of having to learn the single-stroke alphabet, but I think it isn't hard getting used to it, and it's a very efficient way of writing --instead of typing-- Unicode.

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            • Add a search feature that will pull up all documents containing text or bookmarks with an entered keyword.

              At the top of the bookshelf would be a search bubble. Type a key word into it and all the documents appear which contain text, bookmarks (for handwritten notes), or table of contents.

              I take a lot of handwritten class notes. After every class I add bookmarks to label the content of each page, so it makes it easier to reference my notes when I need to. It would be awesomely efficient if there was a global search field where I could search all my classes at once for the same keyword, rather than visually searching the bookmarks one document…

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              • Non-English Fonts

                I am very sure GoodNotes App has a lot of user from other countries that their mother language is not English. So far the fonts in this app only provide few English fonts, as a Chinese, I really hope that there will be more choices in Chinese fonts (e.g. 標楷體、微正黑體).

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                  • Implement a link to a todo Tool Box e. G. To Highlight a Passage and then to Export it to another App.

                    I have the Problem to Write a Lot of Minutes including a Lot of tasks. How can I link the handwritten minute with a task management app/System?

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                    • handwrite recognition, folder within folder or within folder file color desinating

                      I have a few more suggestions for you guys =]
                      I wish that goodnotes' had a function where it can detect our writing so that when we write it can search what we wrote, not only for txts, and sometimes the search option takes a really long time to load also.. My friend also thought that we can maybe have option to make folders inside of the folders,
                      For Example, if i had 1~5 chapters and a midterm I'd like to put them all in one folder and like from 6~10 and so on because if i have too many…

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                      • The goodnotes can be downloaded from ituntes store for a month. How did this happen?

                        The goodnotes can be downloaded from ituntes store for a month. How did this happen?

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                        • The goodnotes can not be downloaded from ituntes store for a month. How did this happen?

                          The goodnotes can not be downloaded from ituntes store for a month. How did this happen?

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                            • Newest update palm sensitivity worse.

                              Since the newest update the palm sensitivity isnt working right. And it isnt accepting my handwriting very well

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                              • Aperçu

                                Je n'aime pas trop la présentation des documents à la iBook. Bien que dépassant notetaker sur de nombreux points, je préfère la présentation des documents à la notetaker car on peut voir rapidement quel fichier nous intéresse. Mais quand même bravo, j'aime beaucoup goodnotes

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                                • 9 votes
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                                    • Editable bookmarks and table of contents (outline) which are exportable together with the pdf file.

                                      Other pdf apps should be able to detect the bookmarks and outlines.

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                                      • Integrate palm rejection feature of the Jot Touch 4 stylus.

                                        I was happy to see that you integrated the Jot Touch 4 in your latest version. Why didn't you include the pens palm rejection feature. It the THE main reason I bought the device. Is this capability coming in the future?

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