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  1. Go back to view mode after writing

    At the current version, when you tap 'Zoom' in view mode, write something and finish writing (close the zoom window), the pen tool is still there. It would be more user-friendly if it goes back to view mode after writing-in-zoom or text-adding invoked from view mode.

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    • Books and pages management

      - Set Password for Notebook level;
      - Enable/Disable View mode for single page, not for entire Notebook;
      - Assign name/title for single page;
      - Search in Notebook/Page title and text box;

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      • 4 votes
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        • Sftp support

          Please Integrate sftp-Im- and Exportfeature. So I dont use a Cloud-Service. its for Security.

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          • Move everything down to create free space.

            The idea is to insert free space by moving all content down to insert new content.
            If there are more than 2 pages written, painted or with photos it's hard to create free space with the lasso tool.

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            • Add sticky notes as in IBooks

              Add sticky notes as in IBooks

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              • 29 votes
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                • Option to switch between writing and reading modes based on whether the camera is covered by wrist

                  I noticed that in upside down portrait mode, my wrist usually covers the camera when writing, and when I just want to turn the page, I swipe with my finger without putting my wrist down. This could save on the annoyance of having to switch between reading and writing modes constantly and constantly getting stray swipe marks on the page when trying to turn pages.

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                  • Wifi, wlan transfer without iTunes

                    Please enhance the wifi transfer without iTunes.
                    I think it is complicated to transfer a file by means of the rudimentary Web page. Look at FileApp Pro.

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                      • Allow users to zoom in further and use smaller pen sizes (for highly detailed annotations or idea maps)

                        I like to take notes in idea-map-like formats with lots of detail, and being able to fit more on a page would be nice.
                        Thanks for the great app!

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                        • Possibility to resize a document so it can be seen completely while using zoom mode

                          When in zoom mode, I would like to be able to zoom the main document to a size where I can see it completely. This could be done manually or by a button 'zoom to fit'. I think it was possible in earlier version, but might mix it up with NoteTaker HD.

                          30 votes
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                          • Open last folder when downloading from web hosting services

                            This feature would greatly enhance downloading multiple files at once. I have folders of about a depth of five I usually import from and it takes ages to get there every time.

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                            • The increase next page button

                              When I write, you can not quickly flip

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                              • improve the lasso tool letting us to select just what is written, highlighted or an image and not all of them

                                It would be usefull to take notes over a picture or highlight some notes and have the possibility to select and delete just one of the two elements

                                15 votes
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                                • 1 touch automatic highlighter that's editable on preview/adobe

                                  tap a word and that word will be highlighted, much like you'd find in various other apps, which can then still be edited in pdf format on desktop apps like preview (mac)

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Preview Documents Within the Bookshelf Area.

                                    Click on the document and maybe have a preview on the right side of the screen.

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                                    • resize the note pages to normal pdf size when exporting

                                      I create notebooks with pdfs and handtaken notes mixed. In the app looks great, but when I export the notebook to pdf, the notes pages are smaller than the pdfs.

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                                      • Increase the screenshot button in the program, which can adjust the screenshot size

                                        Increase the screenshot button in the program, which can adjust the screenshot size

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