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  1. Simultaneous edit by multiple users in the same wifi network

    This would expand the application use to become an awesome white boarding/brainstorming tool. I can see individuals collaborating while watching the final result also shared via Apple TV on a large screen.

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    • Collection of highlights from pdf in one place. For quick review like flashcard or something similar

      Collection of highlights from pdf in one place. For quick review like flashcard or something similar

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      • Why can I not listen to music when I use Goodnotes?

        It should be able to listen to music and write some notes.

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            • Add a "drawing snippet" tool

              I'm studying Electrical Engineering and I use your app every day. I often have to draw circuits and i'd love to have a little dropdown menu or window where you can choose between a little number of already prepared snippets: i'd draw resistors, inductors, etc. and than paste them wherever I want and how many times I need them, reducing a lot the time to draw a circuit and doing it better. But it could also be useful to draw "standard" cells or "masks" that everyone taking notes in class need sometimes.
              hope this helps.

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              • an integrated toolbar in a zoom writing mode

                Using a zoom box most of the time, I often found that both the tool bars---background toolbar and the zoom box toolbar--- can stay together, so the stylus doesn't have to jump up and down for toolbar options.

                hope to suggest that the entire background toolbar gets lower -so becomes a zoombox tool bar--as the zoombox opens.

                Gnotes admirer in Korea

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                    • Please let we use all screen (in case it's PPT files)

                      When I take some notes on PPT files, I can only use 1/3 of the screen. It's too small to take lecture notes. Please let we use the blank as the paper to write down something. Thanks for reading.

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                        • Update software so that contents of a copied page can be eedited e.g 9 oct-I should be able to change 9 to 10.

                          There should be a possibility to add page no. on the note page.If I have 5 pages of note .each note page should show page no. If I move page 5 to the front of page no. 1,at the new position page 5 should still show the same page no. I should have now choice to give again the new page nos.: no 5 to 1, no 1 to 2 etc.The present floating page numbering system is not practical because if a page is moved from one position to another the continuity of pages is very difficult to verify.

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                          • to make folders in folders for better organization. Best app ever :)

                            to make folders in folders for better organization. Best app ever :)

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                            • Double-page viewing.

                              As a professional musician, GoodNotes is almost perfect for viewing and marking up sheet music both during rehearsals and performances! In my circle of friends and colleagues, GoodNotes is really becoming our go-to app! We unanimously agree that the only feature that is missing for viewing sheet music is the ability to view two pages at once (like an open book or in Mac's Preview "double-page viewing"). Is it possible that I'm just not seeing this feature?

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                              • Sharepoint

                                This app would be great if it would work together with a sharepoint app such as Harmon.ie...if you could pull a document from your sharepoint site, work on it and then save it back to your sharepoint.

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                                • Allow only updated pages to be uploaded to skydrive instead of the whole notebook

                                  I have large notebooks, 800+ pages. Uploading that large of a notebook every time I update a few pages is a hassle.

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                                  • Allow page titles + page title search

                                    Like chapter/tic headings - allow page titles and the ability to search notebooks for a particular page title

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                                    • Type all the way to the bottom

                                      When using onscreen keyboard, I can not see the text being typed at the bottom of the page and have to switch to writing with finger. Need to be able to push the bottom of the page up

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                                      • clear indication of backed up documents.

                                        When i sync a few files, there is no "status" of that document while in the bookshelf. This feature will work when user does not want to enable one-way sync, but still wants to know which document has not been synced.

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                                        • font size

                                          I like the slider to change the font size since it allows me to see the changes very quickly. But there should also be a way to specify a size, sometimes I want it to be 13 for example, but when I lift my finger off the screen, the size changes to 10 or 15.

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