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  1. 2 votes
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    • 24 votes
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      • Split the screen in two again

        I am doing a lot of maths too, and I need to see the formulas on the previous page when I work on the current page. Can you add a feature to see 2 pages side by side in landscape mode?

        3 votes
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        • I want to be able to edit the converted handwritten notes because the appsometimes reads my bad handwriting wrongly

          I want to be able to edit the converted handwritten notes because the appsometimes reads my bad handwriting wrongly

          5 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.

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

              The ability to make bulleted notes

              20 votes
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              • 4 votes
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                • Infinitely long sheets

                  It would be nice if we could have infinitely long sheets like in Onenote. There really isn't a need to be restricted to physical dimensions of paper anymore.

                  1,333 votes
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                  • Left Hand People

                    I would like to have a function for left-handed people who can move the pages that then the left hand is on the display to write better. So what in the way I imagine. ✌️

                    19 votes
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                    • 의대생

                      I downloaded new update file. but this version has a critical error. when I touch “category”, Goodnote App is close. please help me

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                      • Better „Files“ Integration

                        In Dropbox the Backup Integration Shows the File structure and all Notebooks in Progress. This is handy when using 3rd Party Apps, for example to annotate your own Notes, or fill out to-dos. Since IOS 11 I have Moves to the iCloud, where your Integration is purely a zipped Backup. Just do it like in the Dropbox and I Will Be super happy ;D

                        Thx

                        4 votes
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                        • Document scanner

                          Please extend GoodNotes with DocumentScanner like Apple Notes on iOS 11

                          4 votes
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                          • Support iOS 11 Files App and full Two-Way iCloud Sync with PDF-Files

                            Show the GoodNotes Files in the new iOS Files App as a pdf-Version to share and edit them easily with Apps like PDF-Expert.
                            A two-way sync would be also nice to edit files on any devices from the Cloud and have them automatically updated in GoodNotes

                            6 votes
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                            • Please allow the ability to Embed videos and youtube videos as well as PowerPoint/word/excel documents

                              I use GoodNotes to create revision notes. The ability to add videos and/or embed online videos from sites such as you tube or Vimeo would be a great asset. Moreover, the ability to either link, or embed Microsoft documents such as PowerPoint/excel/word would also be very very useful. That way I could condense 25 thick binders full of info, into one place on my iPad.

                              3 votes
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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.

                                20 votes
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                                • Default setting alignment/straight line feature

                                  Add a feature that allows to set a default setting for the the alignment/straight lines button (e.g. activated by default for highlighter and then again deactivated once you switch back to the pen). This would extremely help when reading papers as you would like to have your highlighting straight but then once you switch to the pen be able to write without changing options, so work speed could be drastically improved.

                                  Thank you!

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Move pages to another notebook.

                                    Is there a way to move pages from one notebook to another? When inside a notebook it would be great if I could go into the edit menu, select pages and then click on 'move' and then select the other notebook to send them to. This would help keep things organised.

                                    279 votes
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                                    • Wordprocessor like text entry

                                      Make the text entry more like a word processor as apposed to just a textbox like feature.....writing more like onenote would make goodnote the premier note taking tool whether by handwritten or by text written.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • 4 votes
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                                        • Split view incorporating Drag and Drop from iOS11

                                          If we could have two documents open at the same time within GoodNotes and then use drag and drop for moving, text, ink, etc...

                                          By split view I mean it needs to be like you get splitview on Safari on the iPad.

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