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  1. A reminder or followup action feature. When writing notes you could insert a symbol with a due date or tag. Then later list the due dates

    When writing notes you could insert a symbol with a due date or tag. Then later list the due dates and tags. Evernote has just introduced this -their most requested feature

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    • Expand margins on imported PDFs

      I often use GoodNotes to revise documents sent to me or scans for textbooks.

      Often I need more space to make notes on the page that I am commenting. It would be great if GoodNotes could grow margins around the imported page giving me plenty of space to write.

      27 votes
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      • 4 votes
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        • Built in web browser for copy/paste to notes and Audio recording that syncs with notes. PLEASE!

          Built in web browser for copy/paste to notes and Audio recording that syncs with notes. PLEASE!

          33 votes
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          • To be able to enter a time stamp.

            Just a quick icon of a clock and where ever the cursor is and you click the clock it puts a time stamp.. would be very very helpful for all pilots using this with there run sheets.

            23 votes
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            • 15 votes
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              • Wuala Cloud storage

                Can you add a Wuala cloud sync or backup?

                7 votes
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                • Camera button on every page

                  I wish it was easier to add a photo. Like a camera button always in the toolbar. Now I have to push like 3-4 buttons to take every photo!!

                  19 votes
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                  • Password protect

                    It would be great if you had an option to password protect a selected notebook in case you have to create one that would contain sensitive information.

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                    • Add another selection tool, select by touch

                      It would work like the current selection process, but instead of drawing a line around the selected objects, it would select everything you're touching (similar to the highlighter, but selecting instead of painting).

                      9 votes
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                      • 4 votes
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                        • 8 votes
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                          • iOS 7 Notification Center causes problems for writing for iPad

                            The new iOS 7 notification center is an issue because you can't write without the page moving. It won't stay in place because of that.

                            4 votes
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                            • .notes to PDF

                              when you backup to PC, all files are in .notes format. If there is a converter for .notes to .PDF then I can read all my backup files on PC too.

                              24 votes
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                              • Enable sync with Bitcasa

                                Enable sync as it does with Dropbox. Bitcasa is a very good cloud storage and we use it.

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                                • Erase with a Gesture while using the Pen Tool

                                  Gestures would erase lines without switching to the Eraser. Allow a variety of gestures: scratch back and forth, make a proof-reader's delete stroke etc. Ideal would be a way to define your own gestures.

                                  This is a feature at least one other (left nameless) drawing app has, and makes writing/drawing really fluid.

                                  30 votes
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                                  • Reduce size of PDF option

                                    Reduce size of PDF option.. I have retina and 1 PDF send is 2 mb!!

                                    Not zip though... Some tablets cannot open

                                    50 votes
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                                    • KIDS ARE NOT SAFE!

                                      Hi, I love your app and I used it a lot. I have an Internet addiction problem and I cannot use something with a browser in it. Unfortunately the chrome sync interface can redirect you to google search, and from there almost everywhere (videos and all), please try to change something about that, a browser is not a bad idea, as long there is a password from protection. Because its not only me I guesss, I guess a lot of parents give iPads with your wonderful app and would not like that their children could go to unsafe places too.…

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Change height and width on a page

                                        I would really want the possibility to change the height and width on a page. Not just zoom, but to change the actual size. When I'm taking notes at a class and the page is just too short to fit the last example to write down for example. The NotesPlus app has this feature and even though there are many things I miss in that app, I'm still thinking about changing back to NotesPlus just because of this awesome feature.

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                                        • add rubber to zoom mode

                                          in zoom mode, there are three pencils , it should be rubber there

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