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  1. have a night view mode(dark background and white text) when i read pdf

    1:i hope it has night view mode in reading pdf
    2:fix page funtion when i zoom in or out the page
    3;the continuing page layout is also required

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    • multilevel tree structure for directories / folders. just one level is not enough!

      without multilevel tree structure for directories I am not going to buy it.

      13 votes
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      • make a version for android tablet as well

        I would really need this app, and would pay a goof price for it... cause i really need it. I think lotes of people would buy it. Not everybody has bougt the iPad. Wouldnt be just a good thing forma android users but for the creators of this app, it would sello very well

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        • Bookmark option must be improved

          When you open the bookmark option and close it and open it again it starts from the beginning this makes akot of difficulty if you use lot of bookmarks

          4 votes
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          • Please allow to decrease images resolution

            This would be great !! the images from the camera don't appear clearly at the beggining, because they are too big u.u

            9 votes
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            • Edit the highlighter pen separately to the standard pen.

              It would be great if we could erase/edit the highlighter pen and leave the standard pen intact, I quite often find I want to change a colour or remove he highlight only.

              5 votes
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              • Please fix the text box bug, please!

                When you want to input some words, the text box will appear under the keyboard and you will unable to seen what you are typing! (I am using ipad mini and not sure this problem will affect to other device...)
                Besides, when you use lasso to expected to moving ONE text box, it will damn moving ALL text box in same height level, of course as well as other stuff have same problem.
                PLEASE FIX THIS BIG PROBLEM ASAP! PLEASE!

                6 votes
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                • External Fonts

                  Using iTunes File Transfer, Add new external fonts to fonts folder. Then Select them from 'Textbox' font setting.

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                  • Writeble and iconizable Post it

                    I often comment with my pen on existing PDF and sometimes I have the problem that there's no enough space on the margin to write. So it would be useful if I could add an iconizable post it to write on, with keyboard or pen

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                    • Add an icon/smiley keyboard

                      Noteshelf has an emoji icon option (in addition to pen, highlighter, or eraser options) to add icons into your notes, such as a telephone next to a phone message you have taken, or a light bulb next to an idea. Simply by selecting that "keyboard" you can add these icons anywhere you tap on the page.

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                      • 4 votes
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                        • Output to jpg

                          If you could export as jpg, then notes created in GoodNotes could be filed in Evernote and their handwriting recognition would pick them up. This is on its way from Penultimate when they add a magnifier, so please get there first be because I really want to keep using all the other great features of GoodNotes!

                          17 votes
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                            • Import from GoodReader

                              Is it possible to import PDF documents from GoodReader?

                              This is The Best writing app ever! Keep up the good work.

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                              • It would be awesome if highlighting text in a pdf allows you to copy the text and or make an automatic bookmark

                                It would be awesome if highlighting text in a pdf allows you to copy the text and or make an automatic bookmark

                                4 votes
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                                • Lock touch control

                                  When you explain something to anyone and you moved you finger on the screen it will change the page would you please give us an option to lock editing & browsing .

                                  4 votes
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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Turning pages in PDF

                                      I use this mainly to read and annotate PDF files. It is difficult to flip from one page to another. It would be nice to have page turner buttons that will do this easier. I've tried to position my finger differently and no matter what I do, I still have this difficulty.

                                      17 votes
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                                      • Files are to big to send via Email - with snapshots from the board

                                        it would be cool if you could shrink the image so that I can send my fellow students small PDF files (compress photographs) or need not so much space for Dropbox // greetings from Germany

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                                        • Import a page as a picture

                                          Sometimes sharing photos is much more easier than pdf files. I can send them via IM and easily viewed by recipient.

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