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  1. Implement a splitscreen option.

    The splitscreens option allows the user to see two pages of one document at once. With this option the user can open an informative pdf on the one side while taking notes on a different sheet on the other side.

    16,039 votes
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  2. Audio recording that syncs with handwritten notes

    We need linked audio recording so that we won't miss anything in the class or in meetings!

    The reason behind the success of NOTABILITY is the audio recording functionality, I use notability just for that!

    Please add it.

    4,755 votes
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  4. Password protect

    It would be great if you had an option to password protect a selected notebook in case you have to create one that would contain sensitive information.

    2,639 votes
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  5. 2,301 votes
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  6. Convert Hand Written Notes to Text to the Same Page, additional feature to the export in converted to text.

    Please please add a feature to convert hand written notes to the same page. You offer to export the converted hand written notes to text, but you should allow to change the notes in the fly to the same page you converted. Please! Your note application will supersede all others with this feature!

    1,410 votes
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  8. Re add manual sorting of documents in goodnotes 4.0

    Goodnotes 3 one could manually sort the notes, please add the function again as name and date is not enough, at university I sometimes upload allot of docs at a time and need to re order them!!

    1,005 votes
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  9. Insert New Pens/Markers

    Allow users to insert new brushes similar to the procreate app. That way we can completely customize our notebooks with calligraphy and other word art.

    953 votes
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  10. Ruler similar to apple notes app (ios9)

    I don't know if there is an API for that, but this ruler is awesome and far better to draw technical stuff than the simple shape recognition (which is awesome, too).

    943 votes
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  11. Add tagging of documents and locations within documents

    It would be a great deal, if it would be possible to tag all documents and (possibly) each position within each note with one or more tags. There should be a tag list for each shelf of notes, such that I can have different sets of tags for each shelf. It should then be possible to open the tag list for a shelf, click on a tag, and get a list of all usages of this tag with all documents and all locations within documents. Clicking on a usage should open the document (in case it is the tag of…

    935 votes
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  12. be able to put page number and date

    be able to automaticly put date and page number in new page

    914 votes
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  13. Infinitely long sheets

    It would be nice if we could have infinitely long sheets like in Onenote. There really isn't a need to be restricted to physical dimensions of paper anymore.

    906 votes
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    Hey everyone, in GoodNotes 5, we added the ability to set the scrolling direction to “vertical”: https://support.goodnotes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000118135-How-to-set-the-scrolling-direction-to-horizontal-or-vertical

    We’re using a framework for page handling that treats every page as a separate file. This allows things like:
    - export of a selection of pages
    - easy reordering of pages within a document
    - rotation of pages
    - adding images/photos as standalone pages
    - mixing multiple file types (PDF, Word, PowerPoint, GoodNotes) in a single document
    - etc.

    Since each page is an individual file, a truly infinite sheet is not feasible with the current framework.

  14. Enable to create links between pages

    As the contents in the notebook keeps increasing over a period of time, I would like to have a link or connector to a previous page or a different book within the app to quickly navigate to the desired content instead if flipping through the pages.

    822 votes
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  15. GoodNotes for Windows

    goodnotes desktop version in order to edit files both on tablets and on desktop laptops and sync in between devices. many people in my medical school would appreciate and heavily use this app if it had these options.

    797 votes
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  16. Todo management

    I take a ton of notes and produce a lot of todos from meetings, etc.

    OneNote had this feature 15 years ago whereby you would add a todo box next to the line of a handwritten note. It then had a todo notebook that would pull all of the todo boxes from all notebooks. I'm dying to have this feature. I've searched and searched and can't find the feature anywhere! Please please add this!!

    724 votes
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  17. Show GoodNotes Documents in a folder in the new iOS 11 Files App

    Please show the GoodNotes documents in a folder in the Internal section of the new iOS 11 Files app next to the folders of Pages, Keynote and Numbers.

    633 votes
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  18. Mathematical input option

    Recognize handwritten notes as typed text and unique a mathematical input option like the app MATHPAD

    605 votes
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  19. 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.

    601 votes
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  20. (moveable) Stickies / Post-it Notes

    Having stickies that can be pasted on pages - particularly PDFs - would be fantastic. Notes could be made then moved around the page. The more these echo real-life stickies, the better.

    (The ability to export notes made on stickies would also be most welcome.)

    560 votes
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