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  1. Add hyperlinks to other pages within the document

    I'd like to be able to select a drawn item and make assign a button function to it so that it links to another page within the document itself.
    Useful for making a table of contents page, complex mind maps, wireframe mock ups etc

    559 votes
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  2. Mind map tools, arrows, outlined text boxes

    I am a neurophysiologist and am constantly designing experiments. There are many moving parts and it helps to be able to draw flow charts and mind maps for each experimental design. I know many people have requested arrows, and I just want to ask that in addition to arrows we get dynamic colored text boxes (squares would be fine if they could remain editable in brain-map mode) so that I don't have to lasso things to move them and change how they connect. And PLEASE LOTS of color options and thicknesses with these!!

    550 votes
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  3. Create folders within notebooks

    To be able to organise pages into sub folders 'within' each notebook would be very useful.

    550 votes
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    In GoodNotes 5 we implemented the option to create infinite subfolders to replace the concept of “categories” in GoodNotes 4. Consider using multiple documents in a subfolders instead of adding everything to one notebook. If you want to further divide your notebook internally, you can use bookmarks or custom outlines to label your pages.

  4. Moving pages between notebooks instead of copy, paste and delete manually

    To move pages between Notebooks, you have to copy and paste the respective page. After that you have to go back and delete the page from the original place in order to avoid double pages. Please ad a function to just move pages from one Notebook to another.

    520 votes
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  5. Templates! Flyers, Outlines, Planners, Calendars, To-Do's and Template manager

    Create more templates that are quick and easy to edit and change. Make a template management system or folder.

    Make templates for Work, School, Business, Time Mgmt, Expenses, Budgets etc.

    461 votes
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  6. 452 votes
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  7. Enable pen angle recognition for Apple pencil and ruler function.

    The Apple notes app and some Adobe apps recognize the angle in which the Apple pencil is lead over the surface of the iPad and changes the stroke width depending on that angle,
    Furthermore the ruler feature of Apple notes would be helpful to aim at a certain point drawing lines. Especially drawing graphs would be easier in this way.

    423 votes
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  8. Option to convert whole page/note to text

    It would be great to have shortcut that converts a whole page or note to text with having to use the laso tool. Further, the text should then be automatically pasted into a duplicate page following the converted handwritten page(s) or or possible a duplicate note for whole note conversions.

    422 votes
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  9. add a button to add a date to the page.

    When you take notes, it is usefull that you would like to add a date. This feature would allow by simply click to add the current date or dropdown to access calendar.

    358 votes
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  10. To create a table of content with links to the sections and subsections

    To create a table of content with links to the sections and subsections

    348 votes
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  11. 342 votes
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  12. Ability to do bullet points when typing notes

    when typing notes, ability to do organized bullets/numbering would be great.

    323 votes
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  13. Use TouchID to Secure App

    I would like to use TouchID to both open the app (a la Dropbox) and/or individual notebook TouchID verification.

    311 votes
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  14. Two way sync dropbox to modify or edit on mac

    Be able to modify on mac pdf and sync back to app.

    308 votes
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  15. 305 votes
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  16. Hyperlink (paste URL)

    It would be great if you could paste a URL and it be clickable from within a page!

    301 votes
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  17. Dotted line and more line drawing options

    Make it possible to make a straight line between two or more points. Would be great to draw graphs with. Also would be nice to have the ability to make a dotted line, maybe choose space between the dots and so on.

    300 votes
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  18. Add a writing to text feature

    A feature that can recognize handwritten notes as typed text.

    291 votes
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  19. Teachers need visible rulers! We ar waiting for you, Good Notes!

    TEACHERS NEED RULERS!
    Many Teachers at my school use Goodnotes as their primary Tool as a Replacement for the old classroom board. What we math teachers miss so much is a possibility to view the ruler on the beamer image like in the Notes App from Apple. The students need to see a ruler or a triangle ruler so that they can follow the teacher properly. There is no other App that does that. SO GO FOR IT! The Teachers around the world are waiting for this! If you are interested in working with a teacher for optimizing your App…

    287 votes
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  20. 269 votes
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