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  1. Writing tools shortcuts

    If there could be a tray where I can add 4-5 various colors of pens and highlighter mimicking a real physical object that I can just pickup and write. For example, I could add a red colored pen with fine thickness, a black colored pen with bold thickness, yellow highlighter pen with certain thickness and automatic straight line.

    In that way I can jump between each tools and options without having to turn on/off auto-straight-line function or adjust the thickness every time I change a writing tool.

    You can let this function to be optional that users can toggle on/off…

    254 votes
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  2. 248 votes
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  3. 239 votes
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  4. Convert handwriting to text

    Convert handwriting to text as an option only when using the zoom window to write. Font and paragraph attributes could be adjusted and saved as default for handwriting to text conversion. I write because it's faster but for some custom backgrounds (log forms), having text would be ideal. I can't sacrifice the time to use text boxes when working with clients and patients.

    223 votes
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  5. "Favorites pens" as tools

    Im using green thin and navy thick pen.
    and need to change very quickly.
    but everytime I have to select color and pen size.
    that would be awesome configurable favorite pens on top of bar for one click select the pensize+color

    208 votes
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  6. 201 votes
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  7. Layer

    Allow users to put comments on different layers. It would be helpful if these could be turned on/ off, or have their transparency % adjusted like in the Photoshop Touch application. Selecting annotations on one layer only or locking others would be useful as well.

    197 votes
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  8. 193 votes
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  9. lasso tool to copy and paste PDF text, images, graphs, etc

    This option to have lasso tool to be able to copy, paste, and move existing text, images, graphs, any visuals that are important would be simply amazing.

    191 votes
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  10. Whiteboard mode - Or endless papersize

    Actual the size of the paper is fixed.
    But nevertheless that I use A0 I am limited during Brainstorming and other creative workshops. Therefore I must use another tool (Zoomnotes). But this is not helpful at all to switch from tool to tool.
    Is there a chance in the near future to implement a more to enlarge the size of the paper endless?

    176 votes
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  11. Add a pencil tool

    Add a pencil tool that acts and looks like a real pencil (compatible with all the capabilities of the Apple Pencil).

    168 votes
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  12. 168 votes
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  13. 159 votes
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  14. More Text box capabilities

    I would like more options on what you can do with the text box. Such as:

    1) ability to have two different writing styles in the same text box (red and black, bold and regular)
    2) An indent button
    3) maybe even a whole different text box for bullet points, lists, and things of that sort

    159 votes
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  15. Better typewriting support. I mean paragraph text and not just a grotty text box.

    A separate button next to the “pens” for typewriting. This would entail being able to type normally wherever we tap on the page to create an insertion point. This would also contemplate minimal text styling; bold, italic, underline, several colours and the ability to change font and/or font size for any given part of the text.

    155 votes
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  16. Full synch with iCloud or Dropbox

    I typically need to work on the same document in multiple devices. For example, i may annotate a pdf at home using my iPad but at work I may need to read the annotated pdf in my laptop. Would be great to have full synch using iCloud Dropbox or similar services

    151 votes
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  17. Dropbox sync

    You definitely have to include the Dropbox sync function as realized in goodreader. this would be essential!
    And I'm convinced a bunch of people will be willing to pay more for your app

    138 votes
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  18. Maths

    would love to see more mathematics tools such as a ruler, a pencil compass, a real life scale on the paper, and maybe even a calculator within the app. Maybe a calculator you can move on the screen or click it with your finger to summarize an easy equation? I bought an iPad intending to only use your app for all of my notes when I go into college now, but unfortunately I do not see myself using this app for mathematics just yet. Pie charts, gifs and videos in the notes would also be very helpful. (I could for…

    135 votes
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  19. OneNote integration

    Integration with onenote

    135 votes
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  20. Allow the deletion of highlighter, leaving text intact.

    Having highlighted some hand-written notes, the eraser will delete both the highlight and the text. Please give an option for the eraser to delete only the highlight, leaving the notes "underneath" intact.

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