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  1. 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…

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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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      • Dark Screen mode

        Just like Notability, it looks so much professional, and for some reason it's easy to concentrate

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        • Draw order and select images on at a time

          I often use a background image across my whole page, then add images to my page. When I lasso an image, it always selects the image(s) below. Other programs have a “draw order” or “send to back” to help me view the images and prevent errant selection. If we could select only one image at a time (in a layer) , it might help too...

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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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            • 4 votes
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              • Add a browser that you can crop images from

                I’d like to be able to go to the internet and cut things that I need in my notes directly from the browser instead of having to go to another browser app, take a snapshot, crop, and then paste to the notes

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                • Is there a way to add a progress bar at the bottom so you can 1) see how far into the document you are and 2) scrub quickly through the doc?

                  Curious if there’s a reason that you don’t have a progress bar? I’d like to fully switch from PDF Expert to GoodNotes, but the progress bar at the bottom of PDF Expert is super handy for longer documents. Thanks so much!

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                  • Convert handwriting into text automatically

                    Converting handwriting into text automatically without the need of using the lasso / copy paste process. That can be great and make everything so simple. Thank you!

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                    • 398 votes
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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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                        • 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 ))

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

                            The ability to make bulleted notes

                            35 votes
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                            • My Christmas wishlist

                              By order of importance

                              - Treat pens / highlighters as real materials (you can configure their thickness, color, pressure sensitivity... ) and keep them easily accessible to allow a quick change between materials.

                              - Have pressure sensitivity or at least simulate it (like in the INKREDIBLE app). It makes the writing experience more natural. It's currently the only thing stopping me to buy the app.

                              - Add a "template" system where you can classify your text as "Title", "subtitle", "paragraph", "sidenote"... I think about it as a very powerful highlighter. Eg: once you hightlight a title, it applies a certain…

                              4 votes
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                              • Add a button in library view to "return to work" or similar

                                Sometimes when I have switched back to the library to check something, there is no button to get back to my notebook views (with all the tabs still open). I can click any notebook to get back to the working view, but I either have to open one and then close it, or click on one that is already open. That's all easy enough, but it feels awkward to not have another way to just go back to the notebook view without having to either reopen or open a new notebook.

                                7 votes
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                                • 5 votes
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                                  • Pointer tool

                                    calculations. I often have the need to point to somewhere on the screen. Now I have to use the markup tool to do that, but I always have to undo before going on.

                                    The best solution would be to show the cursor when hovering over the screen, but as far as I understand that is not possible with the Apple pencil.

                                    Next best would be to have a " pointer" tool to point things out.

                                    This could be some kind of tool that's quickly accessible in the toolbar.

                                    Or maybe would be possible to use your finger as a pointer?…

                                    6 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.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Insert New Pens/Markers

                                        Allow users to insert new brushes similar to the procreate app. That way we can completely customize our notebooks with calligraphy and other word art.

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                                        • Group Pages In a Notebook

                                          I have several notebooks for taking notes related to different topics/projects. For example, I keep notes for various meetings at work in a meetings notebook. In many cases my notes will span multiple pages for one meeting. If I have multiple meetings with multiple pages, you can imagine that the note book becomes very long and cumbersome to navigate.

                                          I propose you enable a feature that would allow me to collapse the pages of a related subject/date so that I can look at various collapsed pages within a book with the title page of each collapsed section on top. Visually…

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