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  1. Allow for multiple color options for words found by the search function

    Words found by search are highlighted in yellow, so I can’t tell if the yellow highlight was marked by me or the search function. This should be easy to fix.

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      • When adding page make the default selected page-template to the same template as the current page

        I often find my self adding a page above or below the current page. 99% of the times I want the new page to look exactly like the one I'm currently on. It would save some time adding page if I did not have to search for the correct page template. I would like to have the current template in view and highlighted when you add a page

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        • Please add the ability to search for a notebook or notes based on title as a feature in the app

          Please add the ability to search for a notebook or notes based on title as a feature in the app. Love the app and have been using it for 3-4+ years now. Thank you for doing such a great job!

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          • to please have a way that I can secure certain categories or certain notebooks with a password or passcode to access.

            Need password or finger recognition to access sensitive documents.
            Thank you!

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            • Import from Dropbox Business

              Now you can only import from the private dropbox folder and not from the business folder. (When you export something than you can choose private or business folder)

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              • keep the current pages when preview the PDF outline

                I import a PDF file into a single note unit and I did not add new pages to this note unit, so the PDF outline keep good state to map.
                when I want to preview in the PDF file, I want to display the location of the current pages in the PDF outline just like in the Thumbnail Panel.

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                • sync to icloud

                  Regarding Syncing between an iPad Pro and a Mac, why not add the option to sync between an iPad Pro and a Mac when the iPad is connected to the Mac via a cable?

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                  • GIF support when copying images and pasting to document

                    Ability for application to allow GIF images and to show animations.

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                    • standard text box

                      I need a simple button that creates a tex box at the top of the document where I can fill out meeting name and participants (date, time and GPS location in Apple Maps style should be automatically added). This text box can be searchable and tag can be added.

                      So even if the rest of note is written and not searchable, the header is.

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                      • Add a pop-up menu near Pencil writing point

                        It would be nice if there were a pop-up menu near the point where I am writing with a pencil, so I can easily switch styles and colors. Currently, I need to go all the way to the top toolbar to switch, which is quite a distance on an iPad 12.9 in portrait.

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                        • Standard text box with large font to type cover page title

                          The cover page is now basically a picture. It needs to have a standard tax boxes where a user can type the title and other info of the note book. This text box should work like in PowerPoint, the more text you type in, the smaller the font size gets. The text has to be large enough by default to be readable as a thumb nail.

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                          • Bulk move pages

                            Hi - I found. I imported (a test) into a middle of a document - I marked it up, etc. and then realized in the middle. The didn't find an intuitive way to move the 34 pages, I ultimately exported in goodnotes format and imported where I wanted, and then went back and deleted those pages from the original document.
                            I found I could have deleted, and then restored where I wanted from trash, but I think a bulk move would just be cleaner and easier.
                            Thanks for your consideration.

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                            • Allow us to view multiple pages of a notebook at the same time on the screen

                              Let us view multiple pages of the notebook at the same time on the screen. When in landscape mode on my iPad, it would be great to be able to view 2 pages of the notebook side by side.

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                              • Mac still not syncing...

                                ...after the news that it was fixed...ipad and iPhone sync fine but mac doesn't ...and I've tried everything suggested...is there an update for the mac version that is coming to fix this?

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                                • Support Android

                                  Support Android. Notes taken on my iPad are of no use to me on my Nexus6P. I need a cross platform app.

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                                  • pdf page navigation

                                    Page marker at the bottom (like Adobe Reader) to show you the page number in the PDF, the approximate location out of 100% and something you can grab to move through pages quickly. I often need to move through a PDF with 100's of pages, and since I don't know page I am on or what page I need to get to... using a menu to type in a guessed page number is very cumbersome

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                                    • Allow more media. Notabily allows for GIFs and videos.

                                      I like that notability lets you customize paper colors. Also they let you add more media like GIFs and videos.

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                                      • Share from MacOS

                                        It would be awesome in Safari (and other apps) tobe able to 'share' a page to GoodNotes.

                                        Just like you can to do e.g. Notes.

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                                        • make the zoom window size adjustable

                                          It looks like you are getting a lot of requests that fall into this category. I write small. The zoom window is magnified just too much for me, so even though my writing looks much better if I use this function it is tiny in the document. Writing in huge big strokes in the zoom window means it takes me longer to write. If I could reduce the zoom window height by 20%, this would help a ton.

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