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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.

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try this instead  ·  AdminGoodNotes (Moderator, GoodNotes) responded  · 

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.

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  • Edo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please implement infinite sheets, and if the problem is the management of each page as a file then use one and manage it as Excel does!
    If you need to print it, then you just select how much you want to fit in one page. ie making squares

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi GoodNotes, even though you added the scrolling direction to "vertical", it doesn't change the need for an infinitely long sheet. Especially since you're saying it's a file on its own... why don't you just support such a kind of file. I don't need to export it to other apps.... it would be comfortable to sit in a meeting and just write down stuff that's being said or stuff that's in my mind without the need/hassle of a new page...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Exactly!
    I am trying to take notes on a mobile app screen flow and I could only fit 5 screens.
    I can think of many solutions to this problem but the simplest solution is infinitely long sheets, the only reason I am using good notes instead any other note taking apps is the notepad feature and the dotted paper.

  • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There already exists the vertical scrolling and basically that gives you infinite scrolling after creating the next page without worries.
    For pasting text longer than one page then this is a problem, and should be solved

  • NoteMan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear Goodnotes, infinately long sheet! You are not listening to your customers are you? Do you have someone in a position of authority who has stubbornly refuses to have an infinately long page like apple notes or notability, if so, fire them!

  • tracer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    would prefer it as an option. Like a notebook with infinitely long sheets and others without

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I cannot use goodness 5. Infinate scrolling is essential to my journaling and general notetaking. Its hard to understand how a leading contendor for a notetaking app does not have this. Please fix it.

  • awc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When pasting text that is longer than a page , it needs to be broken up into smal pastes which is a major pain in the ****

  • awc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the one feature that means I have to choose another app.
    When you are typing and you reach the end of a page you can’t see where you are typing, this is the only note taking app that doesn’t automativpcally flow onto a new page, Otherwise the app is brilliant. But this is a major flaw for me.

  • Maggie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    They should allow the view to be like in iBooks, scrolling vs flip pages

  • Ian Russell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is this feature in the works? I use the iPad for wireframing and flow charting, and running out of space while working is kind of a deal breaker for me.

    Even if it was possible to just increase the size of the page that would help!

  • Crabtaster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A workaround is to make a custom gridnet (you can make one here: https://incompetech.com/graphpaper/square.html) export it as pfd. and then import is as a new page in goodnotes. So you make it obscenely large and then you get it as large as you want. Obviously a page that you can expand as you wish would be better.

  • Cat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There should be a color fill in box when making shapes so you can quickly change the color inside instead of having to color

  • Simone Phillips commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just want to be able to scroll vertically, like the invention of digital screens implies...
    Take a look at NotesPlus to see how they do. I'm using that and waiting for GoodNotes to implement vertical continuous scrolling before I migrate.

  • MjC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In Onenote I used letter sized pages to create printable lecture notes and an infinitely long page for lecture presentations. It was wonderful to be able to do both. I’m trying to abandon Onenote as they degrade it with every update, but will be stuck using it for presentations until GoodNotes offers infinitely long pages.

  • Jérémy DA TRINDADE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ahahah i prefer that App because he doesn't have it.
    If you do it please leave a bigger mark than the mark of Notability, because I want to print all my data later.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes this is a massive problem for me especially when working through long equations I have to mess about with flipping the page it would be so much better to have it like onenote

  • Tashi Walde commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Unfortunately the app is completely useless to me without this feature.
    As sad as it sounds even the basic Notes app which preinstalled on the iPad has infinite pages by default, while GoodeNotes does not.
    When taking notes and especially when brainstorming it is just so uncomfortable to always have to start a new page.

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