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  1. Enable Kompression for PDF

    If you use Goodnotes in a workflow it would be very useful to have options to reduce pdf size.

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    • Favorite templates

      I’d like the ability to favorite templates. Alternatively, maybe a way to copy or move templates to a custom folder (which I could call favorites). There are a few I use and I have to hunt them every time and sometimes use the wrong one.

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      • Splitview functionality

        Add the possibility to open at the same moment more than 1 notebook, for example in the same way the apple slit view function work on iPad Pro

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        • add more pens

          there are just two pens
          I need more pen setting
          I want to save different style pens - thickness and colors
          Make more pens..! thankyou!

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          • Change Default Highlighting Color

            Please provide the option to change the default highlighting colors to a user-specified color.

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              • Side-by-Side Documents

                Please provide the option to open two Goodnotes documents side-by-side. Current capability allows me to jump between tabbed documents but I am unable to view both side-by-side.

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                • Pinch Page to Thumbnail View

                  Please provide the option to pinch out to the page library from within a specific page. Example: When on page 5 of a 30 page document, the user pinches inward to shrink the page to a thumbnail whereby the user can quickly scroll down to page 30 and select to directly open that page.

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                  • Add Search Icon to Toolbar

                    Please put a magnifying glass icon on the tool bar to the right of the stylus navigation icon so users don't need to select the three-dots drop down menu to access search.

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                    • Change Thumbnail Size

                      Please provide the option to change the thumbnail size of the documents and the pages in the documents.

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                      • Enable Import of Selected Pages Vice Only Importing Entire Document

                        Please provide the option to insert a page range from an imported document vice only importing the full document. Some classes provide an entire eBook but we only need to read selected pages. It is extremely frustrating to import the entire document only to turn around and manually select each page I don't want to keep.

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                        • Make the option to add text or a drawing to a word in your notes that pop up when you press on the word

                          When you take notes, but there are words or sentences you don’t understand or you want to add information to, you can add a drawing or text to that specific sentence or word, that pop up when you press the word/sentence.

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                          • Add Option to OCR Selection, Page, Entire Document

                            Since the OCR capability works for handwritten notes, please provide the option to convert the handwriting to typewritten text for a selection, page or entire document.

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                            • Eliminate thumbnail scrolling delay.

                              When scrolling through the thumbnails of large documents, the thumbnail image is delayed for almost ten seconds. Please induce a quicker response time for thumbnail scrolling. Ferda!

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                              • Allow us to link what we write to other pages in the notebook / in other notebooks.

                                For example, previously in my notebook I wrote the definitions for 3-4 words. Later one of the words was a header and something of importance. I would love to link that word back to the page with the definitions, so during my review / studying, I can easily click back to the definitions page and remind myself exactly what that section means. I personally see a ton of utility to this idea, not just for linking to definitions.

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                                • For text-type PDF, it is recommended that you use the slide of the highlighter to mark the text that needs to be highlighted, rather than lo

                                  For text-type PDF, it is recommended that you use the slide of the highlighter to mark the text that needs to be highlighted, rather than long press to select the entire line to be highlighted, so that it is not efficient, and the default highlight color is yellow and can not be changed very frustrated

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                                  • Date & Time (possibly location) stamp on new pages within a Notebook.

                                    It would be great to have an option where the date, time and location could be attached to each page. My Notebooks are Client based, so there could be 10-20 meetings within each book. It would be handy to automatically have this info when I go to each meeting and start another page within the notebook.

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                                    • different types of lines

                                      I would like to be able to choose different types of lines, dotted, discontinuous, arrows, double arrows, half circles, quad planes, to draw vectors for physical classes, to draw angles, in short, more tools for physics and mathematics.

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                                      • Export line breaks / carriage returns to Mail/Outlook

                                        When transcribing into text, the preview window correctly shows line breaks but those get deleted when sending them to Mail or Outlook. Please change to correctly exporting them. I'm using the German version of GN 4 on iPad Pro 10.5

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                                        • GOODNOTES for WINDOWS 10

                                          I love and enjoy using goodnotes on my iPad Air, is the perfect note taking app. However I also have a surface pro 4 i always wish I had goodnotes on my surface. It will be great if you guys plan to move this app into a different ecosystem. I will gladly pay for this app and all of it's great features.

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