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  1. taking the picture

    I am studying in a university, when I listen to lecture the teacher usually show the power point on the screen. It takes a lot of time to take the picture of it, crop and resize so that I could not catch what the teacher said so It would be very nice if you can make a shortcut of it such as a template with 8 identical box that can easily put the picture in it.Thanks

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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.

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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.

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        • Hand writing

          Would you please improve the hand writing to be smoother because my hand writing on other application is much much better and beautiful.
          Thank you

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          • 2 votes
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            • Implement page curl (like that in PDF Viewer or iBook) to allow flipping between any two pages without having to do splitscreen.

              Page curl allows you to see two pages at once with just slight flipping between the two pages. This can be done in portrait mode, so we can see in full page. In this case you don’t have to split the screen into two which makes texts smaller and have to do in landscape mode.

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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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                • Option to not add OCR text to PDF

                  When exporting PDF, OCR text is unnecessary in many cases. I want to disable this function.

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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

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                    • Ruler for drawing lines

                      Please add a ruler like the existing one in Apple's Notes. For example drawing graphs the existing auto shape function isn't perfect for that.

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                      • Zugriff und Synchronisieren mit privatem Nas

                        Es wäre schön ein privates Nas für Backup und Synchronisation anwählen zu können.
                        Danke.
                        Viele Grüße
                        Carsten

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                        • Add read out loud option for text in pdf files

                          iPad already has the option to read out marked text when you enable it in the settings. However, in Goodnotes i only get that option for my annotations using a font. As me being a teacher working with people that have reading and writing disabilities i would love to see that feature working for text in pdf files aswell (and maybe for handwriting), as it would greatly benefit pupils with dyslexia.
                          Attachments show an example of annotated text and text included in the pdf (german version).

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                          • Change your business model to a subscription.

                            It seems like planned or „started work“ features listed on this page take too long to be implemented.
                            I conclude that GoodNotes App Inc. has a lack of engineers to program and implement all that stuff.

                            As you have a lot of students and professionals who rely on GoodNotes, I think a cheap subscription could improve your financial situation and make changes possible in a quicker ,ammer. I am thinking about just 1 USD/month....

                            6 votes
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                            • seperate page for airplay

                              i would like to dedicate a seperate page for airplay and work on different page for my use

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                              • 27 votes
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                                • Good notes for Windows or even just a website version where we can import/create new notebooks

                                  I would like the ability to create new notebooks or view existing notebooks either online or in a windows version.

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                                  • Enable/Disable Guidelines

                                    Have the option to enable/disable guidelines (lines and/or gridlines), while I'm writing on a template, that way I can write on a "straight line" in a blank template for example.

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                                    • Export to word

                                      Dear sirs,

                                      Ím writing notes change Them to text and than i want export the text for WORD. Is this possible with your app?

                                      Best regards
                                      Ruediger Goetz

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                                      • 4 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?

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