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  1. Templates! Flyers, Outlines, Planners, Calendars, To-Do's and Template manager

    Create more templates that are quick and easy to edit and change. Make a template management system or folder.

    Make templates for Work, School, Business, Time Mgmt, Expenses, Budgets etc.

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    • The hand writing reproduction is poor.

      The handwriting reproduction is nothing like it should be. When I write on paper, my handwriting looks great. When writing i good notes it just does not look the same as when I write on a piece of paper. I have particularly good handwriting. When I write in good notes it looks like crap. Penultimate another application does much better. In fact it looks identical to what I write on paper. It feels like I am writing on a piece of paper. Good notes' reproduction of handwriting is abysmal. It would be great if you fixed it.

      21 votes
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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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        • Guys, urgently INTEGRATE FLIP'S SDK! Help!

          I need to use Good Notes App with this stylus, I used the Adonit Jot Touch but I'm tired of the bluetooth recharging thing......I know that the creators of the Flip have already contact u about this.

          How are u guys doing with this?

          Any soon update for it?

          I encourage u to make this a reality ASAP, I know flip users will be eternally thankful with GOOD NOTES APP!

          20 votes
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          • Import SVG Elements

            I'd like to be able to design elements in a vector based app like Graphics and then use them in GoodNotes without having to convert them to pixel-images first.

            7 votes
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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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              • have Word Count.

                Word Count is important for writers because it lets them keep track of how much they wrote. Thus they can set-up goals and easily measure how much (or little) they have achieved.
                Software-wise, to me as someone with no experience in programming - the easiest way would be to take the code that converts the handwriting to text, and somehow instead of converting, it counts the words.

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                • Make the search easier and case sensitive

                  I use this app for cross stitch charts which is basically a lot of symbols in a grid, I can use the search option to highlight specific symbols which is a fantastic tool. However it sometimes highlights more than one symbol which I believe would be remedied by making the search case sensitive. Also when I press down on a symbol the blue bar that appears is the whole way across the page and I have to shorten it to select the character I want, it would be nice if it only selected the character I was holding down on. …

                  165 votes
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                  • It’s 2017,ADD VOICE RECORD (and maybe themes)

                    Guys this is crazy,it’s so easy to put in the frickin voice record feature,which is only one Notability users use it for,most of the people like goodNotes,but go to Notability bc of the voice record.Also add some themes and better home screen,because it’s not fun to press categories to see them,i want them right away there,like most of the people for sure.Thx

                    9 votes
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                    • Password protected notebooks

                      This is amazing app to write notes, but there is no option to set password on some notebooks, these make more privacy on some personal notebooks , we hope you add this feature in next update.

                      Regards

                      12 votes
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                      • The ability to make bulleted notes would be great.

                        The ability to make bulleted notes

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                        • Look & Feel

                          GoodNotes is the most useful app for me as a University Student.
                          However, there is this one thing that constantly makes me want to grab another app or Paper&Pen again. It is GoodNotes' appearance before entering a notebook.
                          The way notebooks look and are organised is simply uninspiring, boring and extremely unhandy!
                          This one very thing keeps dragging me over to Noteshelf. I like everything about GoodNotes more. But the refreshing look of noteshelf is a deal breaker for me.
                          I would be extremely happy if there is any chance of you working on the apps' design.

                          66 votes
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                          • Universal search (across documents, folders, pages within pages)

                            Good Notes needs a universal search option, so that from the main screen, we can search for note titles, folder names, page bookmark and text (typed or written with OCR). Otherwise, it is nearly impossible to find notes back.

                            3 votes
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                            • Pressure sensitive eraser (with Apple Pencil)

                              It would be great to adapt the size of the eraser by pressure with the Apple Pencil. So that you can erase bigger parts, when you press harder or erase tiny parts when you are careful. (Just like in the Apple Notes App sketch function.)

                              8 votes
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                              • 9 votes
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                                • Enable Fountain Pen style with Apple Pencil

                                  When using Apple Pencil, a terrific combination with GoodNotes and the iPad Pro, there is no difference between the Ball Pen style and the Fountain Pen style. As a result, the beautiful look of handwritten ink with the Fountain Pen style is unavailable, a severe tradeoff for the added precision of the Apple Pencil. Please enable the Fountain Pen style with Apple Pencil. Thanks!

                                  59 votes
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                                  • 1. Transparenz und gestrichelte Linien für die Stifte ermöglichen.

                                    1. Transparenz und gestrichelte Linien für die Stifte ermöglichen
                                    2. mehr unterschiedliche Stifte
                                    3. unterschiedliche Größen und Farben für die Leuchtpunkte

                                    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
                                    Karl Semelka

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                                    • DJVU Support!

                                      Allmost every book is in djvu available. djvu is opensouce and far superior to pdf!

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                                      • why did you decrease the quality of imported pictures ??? this is a huge problem !!!

                                        please allow pictures to be imported in their actual resolution again. I now have to look for a different program after using goodNotes for a very long time ....this is a big negative

                                        23 votes
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                                        • Full synch with iCloud or Dropbox

                                          I typically need to work on the same document in multiple devices. For example, i may annotate a pdf at home using my iPad but at work I may need to read the annotated pdf in my laptop. Would be great to have full synch using iCloud Dropbox or similar services

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