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  1. 214 votes
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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.

      59 votes
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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.

        49 votes
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        • 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 :)

          53 votes
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          • Vertical scroll

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

            486 votes
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            • File & folder hierarchy for improved notebook/folder management with better ui

              Even though we have some category options, they are limited and the ui is not the best. Implementation of a folder hierarchy structure with a better ui (may be with tags/labels) will make managing notebooks much more easier. Lack of hierarchy on folder management is the biggest problem&missing feature of all note taking apps which are currently available and this difference will surely make GoodNotes the preferred one over other competitors.

              735 votes
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              • Teachers need visible rulers! We ar waiting for you, Good Notes!

                TEACHERS NEED RULERS!
                Many Teachers at my school use Goodnotes as their primary Tool as a Replacement for the old classroom board. What we math teachers miss so much is a possibility to view the ruler on the beamer image like in the Notes App from Apple. The students need to see a ruler or a triangle ruler so that they can follow the teacher properly. There is no other App that does that. SO GO FOR IT! The Teachers around the world are waiting for this! If you are interested in working with a teacher for optimizing your App…

                10 votes
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                • A search engine to find highlighted text on iPad

                  In PDFs, normally I highlight the most important information, and at the end I want to see in a list, all the sentences that were highlighted.
                  Please make this happen for a next update!
                  Thanks

                  Rafael

                  68 votes
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                  • Splitscreen for two good-notes Documents/Files at once („in app splitscreen“)

                    That would be amazing if you dont have to switch between two document without seein them at the same time !

                    9 votes
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                    • Whiteboard mode - Or endless papersize

                      Actual the size of the paper is fixed.
                      But nevertheless that I use A0 I am limited during Brainstorming and other creative workshops. Therefore I must use another tool (Zoomnotes). But this is not helpful at all to switch from tool to tool.
                      Is there a chance in the near future to implement a more to enlarge the size of the paper endless?

                      7 votes
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                      • Allow layers when writing on notes so you can show with or without various layer.

                        Allow layers when writing on notes so you can show with or without various layer.

                        6 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,...

                          17 votes
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                          • 4 votes
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                            • Enable the ability to make lists using different type of bullet points.

                              Enable the ability to make lists using different bullet points and formats

                              7 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

                                14 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!!

                                  912 votes
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                                  • Document scanner

                                    Please extend GoodNotes with DocumentScanner like Apple Notes on iOS 11

                                    13 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

                                      52 votes
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                                      • Merge sheets to single pdf file

                                        It would be great to merge imported sheets and PDFs to one single PDF file.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Make favorite pens quickly accessable

                                          Usually I read and annotate pdf documents. I’m constantly switching between:
                                          -yellow marker, full page view and auto form for straight lines
                                          -regular pen, zoom window and free form
                                          Now this requires three taps. Would love the possibility to switch easily between these two. Perhaps even with the button on my pen.

                                          6 votes
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