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  1. More options for swipe to add pages

    I often have to take photos of ppt slides as professors don't give out their notes. It would be awesome to have more options when swiping to add a page, i.e. an option to choose between adding the same template, importing from camera roll, and importing from camera, just like the options I get from tapping the "plus" button on the upper left corner.

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    • the function of slide copy was collpased when it was updated. please collect this bug as fast as possible!!!

      the function of slide copy was collpased when it was updated. please collect this bug as fast as possible!!!

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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....

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        • Guys, urgently INTEGRATE FLIP'S SDK! Help!

          I need to use Good Notes App with this stylus, I used the Adonit Jot Touch but I'm tired of the bluetooth recharging thing......I know that the creators of the Flip have already contact u about this.

          How are u guys doing with this?

          Any soon update for it?

          I encourage u to make this a reality ASAP, I know flip users will be eternally thankful with GOOD NOTES APP!

          24 votes
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          • why did you decrease the quality of imported pictures ??? this is a huge problem !!!

            please allow pictures to be imported in their actual resolution again. I now have to look for a different program after using goodNotes for a very long time ....this is a big negative

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            • 4 votes
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              • slide show view on mac

                Hello this is a suggestion for you guys to allow full screen slide show views of the PDFs created in good notes and more importantly allow the arrow keys in the keyboard to advance to the next page.

                I apologize if this is already possible but I cannot seem to find it how to do it on the mac version. I have been looking for it for a long time. Instead of scrolling by using the mouse we should be able to click forward or use the keyboard arrow keys to advance to the next page (just like in power…

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                • More lasso selection features

                  I used to use an app called Squid which I used in my android tablet, there is no iOS version. The lasso feature there enabled me to:

                  1) change the size of handwritten notes (might be useful if you're running out of space, etc)
                  2) change the colour of the handwritten notes (i like to colour code my notes and it's more peaceful to do when you're not in a rush eg during a lecture)
                  3) change the thickness of the strokes in handwritten notes
                  4) copy/cut and paste handwritten notes or anything in general (useful to transfer notes between…

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                  • 1. Transparenz und gestrichelte Linien für die Stifte ermöglichen.

                    1. Transparenz und gestrichelte Linien für die Stifte ermöglichen
                    2. mehr unterschiedliche Stifte
                    3. unterschiedliche Größen und Farben für die Leuchtpunkte

                    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
                    Karl Semelka

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                    • Allow handwriting search in the Mac version, like on the iPad.

                      Searching the handwritten notes is _the_killer_feature_ of Good Notes on the iPad. Completely missing on the Mac version.

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                      • Integration with IBM Connections App

                        I am using IBM Connections as Platfoirm. The related App allows me to work with Content on my iPad and iPhone. Unfgortunately GoodNotes does not allow to use IBM Conenctions as a default storage to backup and load files from. Can this be implemented like it is for Box, DropBox, ... . Export works, but needs several clicks under „External Apps“

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                          • UPDATE THE MAC APP. ITS BEEN MONTHS

                            I purchased the Mac App long before the IOS app. When i purchased the MAC app, I found little to no use for it. However, more recently, I got the apple pencil and saw SO many incredible reviews. So, I got the IOS app and was blown away. It is truly incredible. I notice that the updates are very frequent for the IOS app and takes care of any issues a user might be experiencing immediately. What I also noticed was that the MAC version of the very same app has not been updated since the end of July. Its…

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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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                              • Draw a line and hold to convert it to auto-shape like in Notability

                                I use GoodNotes for math notes and frequently I want to draw a single straight line (likes a large fraction bar) and go back to writing without shape conversion. Notability has a nice shortcut for this where you draw a line and hold it in place to automatically draw a straight line; it would be nice if GoodNotes could add this.

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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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                                  • Add and edit Outlines

                                    Allow of modification and add of outlines

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                                    • page rotation, crop for PDF files

                                      Able to rotate page, crop the view in one page or in many pages. Many times in pdf file the information is small in the center and crop view will be very helpful, only the view not really permanent change

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                                      • PDF Selection

                                        Being able to select a word from a pdf file is very very important; it allows one to use the dictionary and to copy and paste words. Please add this function. Also, it would be nice being able to highlight the selected text.

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                                        • Front page or double page view

                                          configurable double-page layout for PDF files (single pages, double pages, double pages with front cover) with double page layout, crop margins and file rotation modes memorized on per file basis.

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