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  1. Look & Feel

    GoodNotes is the most useful app for me as a University Student.
    However, there is this one thing that constantly makes me want to grab another app or Paper&Pen again. It is GoodNotes' appearance before entering a notebook.
    The way notebooks look and are organised is simply uninspiring, boring and extremely unhandy!
    This one very thing keeps dragging me over to Noteshelf. I like everything about GoodNotes more. But the refreshing look of noteshelf is a deal breaker for me.
    I would be extremely happy if there is any chance of you working on the apps' design.

    95 votes
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      • Landscape writing and texting within handrawn templates

        It needs a landscape mode. At the moment I have to "lock" it in landscape mode on my iPad. I thought this would be okay until I started to text and write. (Originally attracted to this app because it allowed for simple shapes. This meant I could draw my own templates for writing meeting notes with clients). This done I went to write but found I cannot orientate text or my notes around within the template page I created. Come on designers. We note-takers do this all the time. We often use all the page in zany ways! I.E: Writing…

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        • rotate resize selection and change line size after draw

          I want add this feature:

          rotate resize selection and change line size after draw

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          • liquid

            When reviewing / annotating a PDF - have the PDF in one split screen with the notebook in another. Then be able to review the PDF and drag highlighted text from the PDF into the notebook for further comment and connection to other text within the document.

            This would allow PDF's used for research to be reviewed and relevant information drawn from the document with the user able to add further comments and being able to link back to the paragraph in which they found the research.

            I currently use Goodnotes with Liquidtext, having to copy my Liquidtext comments into…

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            • As suggested below - ruler and protractor support within the same note - not as per Apple notes where its integrated as a sketch.

              Ruler and protractor support within the same note, not as Apple notes where the graphical element is integrated as a sketch.
              This will allow the drawing of full diagrammatic sketches, plans, dimensions coupled with handwritten notes ready to be emailed or saved within the one single document.
              As part of the diagrammatic element - being able to quickly added arrowed lines and then add hand written text will speed up annotation when sending documents to colleagues with comments.

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              • Allow background template colours to be changed

                There are lots of comments regarding different colour templates. It would be great if the background colour could simply be changed whilst continuing to use the same template format. Either that or include a spectrum of colours for each template design so changing the paper template doesn't affect the notes already taken.

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                • Versioning

                  for pdf's for example would be nice to be able to toggle between the pdf itself and the annotation and allow the choice to add a new set of annotations. For example, reading a section of a textbook, highlight and write notes. The next time you come back to that section you can choose to view the pdf with previous annotations, without or store the old version and add a completely new set of annotations. It might also be useful to include a similar feature for notebooks in general. for example, you can take notes, then lock that version and…

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                  • Pressure sensitive eraser (with Apple Pencil)

                    It would be great to adapt the size of the eraser by pressure with the Apple Pencil. So that you can erase bigger parts, when you press harder or erase tiny parts when you are careful. (Just like in the Apple Notes App sketch function.)

                    14 votes
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                    • The hand writing reproduction is poor.

                      The handwriting reproduction is nothing like it should be. When I write on paper, my handwriting looks great. When writing i good notes it just does not look the same as when I write on a piece of paper. I have particularly good handwriting. When I write in good notes it looks like crap. Penultimate another application does much better. In fact it looks identical to what I write on paper. It feels like I am writing on a piece of paper. Good notes' reproduction of handwriting is abysmal. It would be great if you fixed it.

                      22 votes
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                      • Laser pointer is available only when the external display is connected.

                        Laser pointer is available only when the external display is connected. Can i have it as a regular tool?

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                        • Option to use finger to erase while pen is active

                          Would be great to be able to use the finger to erase while writing with Pen.

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                          • Support Flip Stylus

                            Will GoodNotes support Flip Stylus?

                            10 votes
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                            • Lasso tool auto-deselect

                              When you choose this option, you don't need to reselect the pen like the option for the eraser.

                              6 votes
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                              • Add Bullet Journal features

                                Add a feature to allow users to add Emoticons that would be mapped that would automatically Book-mark page with "Follow-up" or "Follow-up Assigned," etc. By Placing the Emoticon on the Notebook page, a Bookmark would automatically be created with the user defined Bookmark name. This would give a way to quickly capture and subsequently navigate to Follow-ups, etc. in each Notebook. I've attached my Bullet Journal Key that I was attempting to manually use in another (inferior) Note taking product.

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                                • Increase Camera Quality

                                  Take fotos from documents and work with them is a very good way to save paper and manage the sheets for your course. If I try to take a photo from a paper within the GoodNotes App the quality is very low in comparison to the photograph with the standard "camera" app. So it is not possible to take a quick photo and edit it without to switch between two apps.

                                  52 votes
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                                  • since downloading iOS 11 the copy function is not working anymore. I cannot copy a page and insert it in another notebook. Please fix fast

                                    since downloading iOS 11 the copy function is not working anymore. I cannot copy a page and insert it in another notebook. Please fix fast, this is a very important feature for daily work

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                                    • Enable Fountain Pen style with Apple Pencil

                                      When using Apple Pencil, a terrific combination with GoodNotes and the iPad Pro, there is no difference between the Ball Pen style and the Fountain Pen style. As a result, the beautiful look of handwritten ink with the Fountain Pen style is unavailable, a severe tradeoff for the added precision of the Apple Pencil. Please enable the Fountain Pen style with Apple Pencil. Thanks!

                                      83 votes
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                                      • Add tags to Notebooks

                                        I would love to be able to add tags to my notebooks and use that to group them in various ways. Sure, you can use categories, but it's not the same - tags allow a notebook to "belong" in different groups (for example one note can both be "important" and "good idea").

                                        4 votes
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                                        • send the screenshot to QQ

                                          I can send screenshots to Twitter, Dropbox, Telegram, Wechat, but I also want to send to QQ(to be precisely, QQ for iPad version), please add support for that, thanks!

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