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  1. Handwriting and text rotation

    I love taking notes and drawing in GoodNotes and it would be great if I could rotate the objects I've drawn on the page. We can already change the color and scale the object, so it would be nice to be able to rotate these objects.

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    Rotation of handwritten objects is possible in GoodNotes 5. Select the objects with the lasso tool and tap on “resize”. You’ll also find the option to rotate the selection.

  2. a mac version!!

    i love the app but a mac version would allow me to use my macbook pro when needed and my iPad when more appropriate. please develop!

    1,593 votes
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  3. Scroll PDF vertically

    It is nice to be able to go to the next page going down instead of going left. It would also be nice if scrolling down to the next page continuous without jumping to the next page, so you can see the bottom of one page and the top of the next page.

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  4. Custom Fonts via profiles

    fonts installed on iPad via profile should be displayed. AnyFont app can be used to install fonts (http://www.anyfont-app.com). competitor Notebooks shows all fonts.

    1,239 votes
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    GoodNotes 5 supports all system fonts. If you install custom fonts via profiles to iOS, you can use them with the Text Tool in GoodNotes. Tap the brush icon to modify the text style.

  5. Universal search (across documents, folders, pages within pages)

    Good Notes needs a universal search option, so that from the main screen, we can search for note titles, folder names, page bookmark and text (typed or written with OCR). Otherwise, it is nearly impossible to find notes back.

    1,037 votes
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  6. Add sub folders and tags

    I'd love to be able to have sub folders and be able to add tags to my documents to make it easier to sort them

    873 votes
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  7. Converting handwriting to text

    Would be great having a feature that allows you to write stuff with a stylus pen or finger and then, if wanted, convert it to text.

    790 votes
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  8. Allow searching *all* documents, not just the currently open document.

    I *love* that I can search my handwritten notes! The rub is that sometimes something I'm searching for, spans multiple notebooks. It would be *wonderful* to be able to search all of the netbooks for the currently selected category!

    656 votes
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  9. Desktop version.

    I need access on my mac...!

    591 votes
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  10. Add support for Adonit Jot Script (true fine point stylus)

    Add/integrate the SDK from Adonit for the new Jot Script just announced. This stylus has a 1.9mm tip and is suppose to produce the best experience for note-taking. Just make sure you can disable pinch-zoom while writing to prevent any unwanted issues while writing (maybe have manual buttons for zooming in the menu bar when connected to the stylus?)

    497 votes
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  11. 489 votes
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  12. global search engine (-> searching for keyword in EVERY document)

    you can do that on the pc (-> pdf xchange viewer) or on mac (spotlight search): if you enter a keyword it gives you a list of every page your word appears on, which is an incredible feature for learning with e.g. your universties pdfs.

    goodnotes offers you the chance to look for a word within ONE pdf file, but there's no global search engine - which I believe is a feature a lot of people would appreciate!!
    (no other ipad app has this, so be the first ;) )

    468 votes
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  13. Different pens

    It would be nice to have different pen options, like a pencil and maybe a calligraphy pen. I would gladly pay for them as an in app purchase.

    446 votes
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  14. 428 votes
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  15. File & folder hierarchy for improved notebook/folder management with better ui

    Even though we have some category options, they are limited and the ui is not the best. Implementation of a folder hierarchy structure with a better ui (may be with tags/labels) will make managing notebooks much more easier. Lack of hierarchy on folder management is the biggest problem&missing feature of all note taking apps which are currently available and this difference will surely make GoodNotes the preferred one over other competitors.

    394 votes
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  16. Add 2 and 3 finger tap shortcuts for undo and redo like Procreate

    Using the Apple pencil is really cool, but I find that undoing and redoing is really annoying using the toolbar at the top. Having a feature like in Procreate to undo with a 2 finder tap and redo with a 3 finger tap would make taking notes much more fluid.

    393 votes
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  17. Fix iCloud Sync

    Fixing slow or never ending iCloud Upload. Just a few notes from me get synced to other devices. The most notes are never synced and just get tagged with the Upload arrow.

    357 votes
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    Hi everyone,

    We’re happy to announce that we have finally found a fix for the issues with iCloud. Apple’s engineers confirmed that there was a bug with the GoodNotes folder in their own system.

    After updating to version 4.11.11, which is available as an update on the App Store, you should be able to quickly sync all your changes and notebooks across all of your devices again.

    We want to take the chance to say sorry again to everyone that was affected by the problems. Thank you so much for staying with us during these hard times!
    In case you should experience any trouble with iCloud after updating to the latest version, please contact our support.

  18. Add text recognition

    Why would an app as fine as Good Notes not have text recognition? I don't like my handwriting and would rather convert selected handwriting to text. I'm very disappointed that this feature isn't available.

    355 votes
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  19. Desktop App

    We need a desktop version. It makes it so much harder to do work when you can't flip back and forth. PLEASE!!!

    329 votes
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  20. Business papers such as Diaries. Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly. Todo lists etc

    Add more business related papers for diaries

    Daily Agendas
    Daily Diary
    Weekly
    Monthly
    Yearly

    Todo lists etc.

    310 votes
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