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  1. Faster switching between two pages

    A possibility to switch faster between pages of different notebooks. Or even better switching between current page and tagged reference page, e.g. doing exercises and then switching to a solution page by double tapping a corner.

    9 votes
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    • Selet and copy a piece of backgroung

      Expand the tool for copying a piece of background as an image.

      When I import a pdf with some images and schemes inside I would have the possibility to select those images and paste them in a new sheet.

      17 votes
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      • pointer and curtain

        As a teacher i use the app as an interactive whiteboard with a beamer and Apple TV (Airplay). This offers me a very good and cheap smartboard (interactive whiteboard) The app is almost perfect, but i am missing a simple pointer and a curtain to hide solutions from the pupils, when we are filling out a task sheet together.
        Also nice was a feature to record a lesson, like in doceri or have a timeline.

        138 votes
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        • Load faster

          I need it to load faster when I open the app.

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          • Edit selected text and option to go back to the text box!!!!

            I'm a student so sometimes while typing my notes, my professor makes an error or changes something so I can't go back to the text box to edit it. Also, whenever I want to bold one word or sentence, the entire sentence gets bolded. You guys should change this and allow us to only bold, italicize, and underline the words we want. Also, please please PLEASE give us the option to go back to our text box that we were typing in.

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            • 72 votes
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              • 6 votes
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                • boldify handwriting

                  the basic idea is to make the existing lines thicker when highlighted/selected.
                  I would totally get this even if it's an inapp purchase. :)

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                  • Me gustaría que se pudiesen seleccionar varios archivos a la vez desde dropbox, y no de uno en uno.

                    Me gustaría que se pudiesen seleccionar varios archivos a la vez desde dropbox, y no de uno en uno.

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                    • Incorporate HT Recorder +

                      HT Recorder is a Fine IPAD recorder that can compress to a pulp the data taken for recording and use markers. Can it be integrated with GoodNotes?

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                      • 3 votes
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                        • Allow both PDF and Notes Sync at the same Time.

                          This Way, you have both a editable Backup and a readable PDF in Dropbox.

                          47 votes
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                          • Add support for Boxcryptor (encrypted Dropbox)

                            Please support Boxcryptor. This allows to store files encrypted on Dropbox. You support dropbox - you should support Boxcryptor as well. Never mind - but who wants to store his private stuff in the cloud without encryption ... :).
                            Thanks for realization!

                            35 votes
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                              • 20 votes
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                                • Expandable folder/file list

                                  If there was one thing I could change or add to it would be the library view, I don't particularily like the virtual bookshelf that so many apps use. I'd much prefer a simple expandable folder/file list, ideally sortable on file name and revision date.

                                  144 votes
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                                  • Change size of toolbar (toolbar buttons)

                                    I find that when trying to change the tool (pen, highlighter, etc) rapidly, its hard to do so accurately enough and i have to slow down because the buttons are so small. It would be so much better if there was an easy way to just make the whole toolbar wider and hence the buttons on the toolbar bigger. Obviously there would be a max size to this feature because the buttons would also be getting wider, and run into each other (laterally).

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Different Font size per Folder/file

                                      I think it would be nice if it would be possible to have different Fonts settings for different Files or Folders.
                                      I have some pdf Files with very High Resolution and so i Need very High Font size.
                                      In Another file i have a small Presentation where i have to change back to a stallet Font.
                                      Maybe it would be possible to Set the Font for Folders or file as exceptions per file?

                                      Sorry for the small and Big Letters but i have a German Keyboard and so everything becomes Big whille writing.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Enter text without textbox

                                        Keep the textbox option, but also give a tool where you can just click anywhere and have a curser appear and type

                                        14 votes
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                                        • adding rubber to zoom writing, simply change write mode,read mode ( watch mode )

                                          firstly simple improvements : adding rubber to zoom writing, simply change write mode,read mode ( watch mode ) ,

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