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  1. Enable Goodnotes for Windows 10

    Could you please enable Goodnotes to be compatible with Windows 10? I have used the app on the Ipad and it is my favourite note-taking app. Your help to all WIndows users will be great :)

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    • Vertical scroll

      Continuous vertical scrolling would be great for quick maneuver. horizontally scroll each page took me very long time.

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      • add a button to add a date to the page.

        When you take notes, it is usefull that you would like to add a date. This feature would allow by simply click to add the current date or dropdown to access calendar.

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        • Add scan-as-PDF import capability

          Add the ability to import a PDF page by "scanning" a document from camera, similar to many other PDF scanners in the App Store today. Include the ability to trim the margins, save in grayscale, B/W, etc. This would save one more step from saving my written notes into GoodNotes. Thanks.

          30 votes
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          • Mind map tools, arrows, outlined text boxes

            I am a neurophysiologist and am constantly designing experiments. There are many moving parts and it helps to be able to draw flow charts and mind maps for each experimental design. I know many people have requested arrows, and I just want to ask that in addition to arrows we get dynamic colored text boxes (squares would be fine if they could remain editable in brain-map mode) so that I don't have to lasso things to move them and change how they connect. And PLEASE LOTS of color options and thicknesses with these!!

            852 votes
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            • Rotating selected items

              I would love to have the ability to rotate handwriting, text, and images selected with the lasso tool. It would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!¡!

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              • Fix update released 26 September 2017 - "categories" crash

                Updated good notes 4 on the 26 September 2017 on the new 2017 iPad 12.9 has cause the program to crash every time the "categories" button is pressed. A black screen appears after it is pressed and it returns to the home screen

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                • 2 pens instead of 1

                  I have a simple idea to provide to pen icons above because during the lecture while changing color of writing pen takes some time . Having 2 pens we dont need to open color menu again and again to select the color. We can do it just by tapping

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                  • Show two pages in landscape orientation

                    In landscape orientation, there's enough space to show two pages of your document at once instead of just one. It would be really useful if this was implemented.
                    I know there is a split screen feature planned to have two different documents open at once, but what I want is much simpler - just show the upcoming page next to the current one if there's enough room.

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                    • Math Requirements

                      Hi, these are my suggestions that I hope you will develop it in this app:

                      1- add Cartesian coordinate system because draw it every time is uncomfortable.
                      2- I hope that moving from one page to another will be from up to down not from left to right because that gives you sensibility of the connections between the pages or let this as an option in the app.
                      3- Support right-to-left languages such as Arabic, please. We are suffering from this.
                      4- When we choose to write why don't you put a color box on the top of the page…

                      43 votes
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                      • more graphic functions

                        Rotate drawings, easier scaling by pinching, change thickness of lines, export / import of drawings as vector graphics, fill tool,...

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                        • 329 votes
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                          • Better structured (even) :)

                            Would like to have real unlimited subfolders. Would like the option of adding links. And more over,- the chance of adding, or placing Field codes,to, or within the document. Or allowing relations between different extracts, which are distributed trough all my Notebooks in GoodNotes ))

                            10 votes
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                            • Option to hide the dock for iOS 11

                              With iOS 11, I am unable to hide or stop the dock from appearing when I am writing with Adonit Jot Script 2 Stylus with Bluetooth connected. An option to hide the dock within the App would greatly help in the writing experience when using GoodNotes 4

                              10 votes
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                              • Math

                                The ability to hand write an equation, which Goodnotes converts to recognised case - and solves the equation with the result being able to be parsed to the next equation.

                                Nebo is able to complete this - but my preferred platform is Goodnotes, meaning that the formula and calculation are performed in Nebo and then copied across into my Goodnotes notebook.

                                8 votes
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                                • Enable/Disable Guidelines

                                  Have the option to enable/disable guidelines (lines and/or gridlines), while I'm writing on a template, that way I can write on a "straight line" in a blank template for example.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Ruler for drawing lines

                                    Please add a ruler like the existing one in Apple's Notes. For example drawing graphs the existing auto shape function isn't perfect for that.

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                                    • Better image placement and resizing options.

                                      #1 even when images are created at exactly the same resolution (as the PDF it is placed in) you still have to resize the image on import. I would like to have the option to place the image at the original size, instead of having to size it up. #2 resizing is a pain in the butt if you are trying to get absolute perfection. With the new drag and drop feature, if you hold too long on a corner, the entire image want you to drag and drop it somewhere and you have to start the resize over again.…

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                                      • Calander

                                        An inbuilt calander that had bring up features to remind you of when things were due would make this the best notes application out of all of them. None of them have this feature

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                                        • Add read out loud option for text in pdf files

                                          iPad already has the option to read out marked text when you enable it in the settings. However, in Goodnotes i only get that option for my annotations using a font. As me being a teacher working with people that have reading and writing disabilities i would love to see that feature working for text in pdf files aswell (and maybe for handwriting), as it would greatly benefit pupils with dyslexia.
                                          Attachments show an example of annotated text and text included in the pdf (german version).

                                          7 votes
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