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  1. Fix the iCloud sync issues

    A great note taking app essentially ruined by the shockingly bad iCloud syncing. I've spent hours trying to get all my files into iCloud using the mac and iPad apps and still there are massive amounts of documents which will not go into the cloud. Auto backup does not properly sync all files to my OneDrive either. In addition, it seems that in order for anything to update, the iPad needs to be sitting unlocked in the folder applicable for endless amounts of time while files upload, which is simply not realistic when working on the go, especially if multiple…

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    • ToDo List detection with reminder function.

      ToDo List detection by e.g. Special syntax like a Date Time String and a Square Or a dedicated button with reminder function. I also Wolldecke pay for it additionally.

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      • Bullet paper

        Bullet paper models for bullet journaling with different bullet spacing, both vertical and horizontal

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        • evernote

          When will Evernote integration be added ? It's pretty useless without it!

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          • Google drive error 400

            I am a user of IPAD AIR2 and installed the latest version of GoodNotes.
            But can't export files from the Google drive because of the error called 'com.google.HTTPStatus error400'
            What can I do for this situation? plz give me some advice. THX!!

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            • Bring GoodNotes to Windows 10

              I used have an iPad pro. Goodnotes was the best app to make my notes on. Other apps were not even close. For some reasons I have switched to Surface pro 4 in which OneNote is mostly advertised. Definitely, OneNote is not even close to Goodnotes in all aspects. I highly suggest to bring the app to Windows 10. It will be definitely the dominant app as there is no proper app for note taking and annotation in Windows (although Xodo is getting there!).

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              • Create a "send-to-Goodnotes" email address like the "send-to-kindle" feature,

                This would allow users to email PDFs to a personal email address (e.g. from a work PC), and the file would then be available in the user's Goodnotes app.

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                • Todoist Integration

                  Intragration with todoist app enabling you to export "to do" items to the app list.

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                  • 2 votes
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                    • EDIT HANDWRITING NOTES

                      There are a lot of handwriting notes for IOS, which treat handwritten notes to be a drawing. Handwriting recognition is awesome, but it doesn't really convert your handwriting notes to text. When it come to re-editing a note, you can just edit it as a drawing, not with text editing, this mean where you can delete/insert words, paragraph editing and other pure text editing function. It doesn't have to come with font formatting, just text editing will make this Good"Notes" (not GoodDrawing) better.
                      Only a few with capability to allow edit of existing notes, Genial Writing is a sample.

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                      • 4 votes
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                        • Would be nice to see the files' size in the subtitle.

                          I really dont understand why can I see which size the file is after its imported into Goodnotes. And, after all, handwriting and highlighting improves substiantially the size of the files. So it would be nice to add a option which allows the user to check the actual size file.

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                          • Lasso tool :: Translucent to opaque

                            Have the ability for the lasso tool to make the selected item, i(mage, text or handwriting, etc.) be able to change. A Slide option that will provide options to remain as is or be on an adjustable scale of translucent to opaque. This feature could be helpful for creating opaque text instead of requesting an option for translucent text.

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                            • Show in text format what I am writing by hand so I can see in real time what I need to edit.

                              It would great to see if the app is understanding my handwriting before I convert to text.

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                              • Fully integrate other cloud services.

                                Fully intergrate other cloud services so that folders made in GoodNotes can be synchronised to specific folders in the users’ cloud services (I.E. have different GoodNotes folders be able to be backed up to different DropBox locations). It would also be great to have the ability to add files to these folders and have them automatically show up on the GoodNotes apps.

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                                • View documents as lists as well as folders

                                  I have a large number of documents which means I need to scroll to find things. It would be good to have an option to view documents as a list which would enable more documents to be visible on the screen.

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                                  • Make miniature view permanent beside sheet

                                    Provide a Nebo like permenant view of miniature pages besides the sheet instead of having it as an overlay.
                                    I tried it in Nebo (no replacment for Goodnotes) and it gives you the possibilitiy to quickly overview your notebooks content and jump to a specific page immediately.

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                                    • Reveal the screen step by step when projecting

                                      Hello, I use goodnote to project with a beamer. Would it be possible to add a cache to reveal step by step what is on the screen?

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                                      • Enable master backup export/import function in native GoodNotes file

                                        Auto-backup of individual PDFs in real time to a cloud source of our choice is excellent! But what I'm talking about is the ability to do a one-click master GoodNotes database backup/export combined with the ability to do a one-click master database import. With the widespread iCloud sync errors, and the other problems that have risen, it would be nice to simply backup everything that is currently on my iPad (my master, the one file location that has all my notes, categories, organization, etc. just the way I like) to some cloud destination, then be able to delete the app…

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                                        • Increase capability/depth of Categories and improve Category browser

                                          Limiting the number of number of categories and sub-categories to 1-in-1 keeps things "simple" when you have a small number of Categories. I use my iPad Pro and GoodNotes primarily for my pre-med studies. Each semester I make a new category, and a new sub-category for each class, then import lecture notes/slide presentations/PDFs into the sub-category. It would be nice at the top-end to be able to make a master category of "School" apart from other uses, a "Year" category within that, then "Semester," class, chapter/section, etc. This would be a VERY nice feature, but as the category browser currently…

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