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  1. Import SVG Elements

    I'd like to be able to design elements in a vector based app like Graphics and then use them in GoodNotes without having to convert them to pixel-images first.

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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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      • Draw a straight line by pressing a apple pencil for a few seconds.

        At Notability, this function already exists. But I think It is better to use Goodnotes than Noxxxxx.
        Pressing a Shapes Button is a little bit uncomfortable.
        It is not necessarily the above function. I wanna use the shape function without pressing the button. Please~~~

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        • Can’t write on the right side of the page

          Please let me use the zoom windows with more space. My hand always goes down when I was writing on the right border :(((

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          • 2 votes
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            • 3 votes
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              • Calander

                An inbuilt calander that had bring up features to remind you of when things were due would make this the best notes application out of all of them. None of them have this feature

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                • Button for geometric mode in zoom- window

                  It would be really cool if you add a button for the geometric mode in the zoom window. This would be very helpful if you want to write mathematic expressions like fractions.

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                  • Shortcut toggle button for stylus function on/off

                    Using the stylus is great... when you have it with you.

                    As I only carry the stylus with my iPad sometimes, I find myself having to delve into the menu again and again to select the stylus on or to select none.

                    Currently it take 5 touches: going to the menu, smart stylus, clicking "smart stylus" (why, when it is the only choice within this menu?!!), selection of the stylus from a list, and then navigating out.

                    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a quick toggle button to turn the stylus on and off? That way You don't have…

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                    • 5 votes
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                      • Allow adding multiple blank pages in one go instead of one at a time.

                        If i've added a pdf of a lecture or paper and then want to add my own notes in a blank document I can add a page next to it. Some times though I need to add three or four. I have to go in and select the same page each time. It would be more convenient if there was an option to change the amount of pages to add. As default leave it at 1 but allow it to be changed. Thanks :) Love the app all the same !

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                        • Add To-Do feature

                          It would be great to create a list / to-do feature. Something that you could insert that would allow you to check off items from your notes. Similar to apple notes.

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                            • 3 votes
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                              • Streckenverhältnis

                                Was mir noch fehlt, ist eine Funktion, mit der ich eine Strecke mit der Länge x, die mir bekannt ist, ins Verhältnis mit einer unbekannten Strecke y setzen zu können, um diese Strecke herauszubekommen.

                                Ansonsten weiter so!

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                                  • 4 votes
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                                    • Autobackup when edited on Mac and downloaded does not back up until one edits the file

                                      Auto back up does not work when you edit a notebook on Mac and IOS downloads it, until you edit the notebook on IOS.
                                      when the notebook is downloaded can the autobackup happen since the edits are from Mac.
                                      thanks

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                                      • Autobackup when edited on Mac and downloaded does not back up until one edits the file

                                        Auto back up does not work when you edit a notebook on Mac and IOS downloads it, until you edit the notebook on IOS.
                                        when the notebook is downloaded can the autobackup happen since the edits are from Mac.
                                        thanks

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                                        • Having a recently used color tab on the main taskbar

                                          There are many times that I have used the same series of color. However, the color I used are not more than 5 colors sometime. So, I think it would be better if there are like just fast color selection bar for both pen and highlighter about just 3 colors

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