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  1. add a calligraphy pen to the pen style options

    I love the fountain pen, but would also love different styles of writing instruments such as a pencil, crayon, or calligraphy pen.

    70 votes
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  2. to improve the image quality when you import images into your documents

    when i import a picture into one of my pages the image quality is really bad! please chance this

    69 votes
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  3. Add WebDAV Sychro

    I would like to have a feature to synchronize my notes using WebDAV with my own cloud (Synology NAS).

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  4. Allow more options in zoom tool bar

    We should be able to add more things to the zoom tool bar such as the eraser, highlighter, and other pen colors

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  5. Expandable folder/file list

    If there was one thing I could change or add to it would be the library view, I don't particularily like the virtual bookshelf that so many apps use. I'd much prefer a simple expandable folder/file list, ideally sortable on file name and revision date.

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  6. Add more languages for the awesome new optical character recognition.

    Specifically, I'd really like to see Swedish, but I'm sure there are people from all over the place wanting to see support for their language. Cheers!

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  7. recognize and search text OCR in pdf or image, handwritten

    Ability to recognize typed text and handwritten text in png or pdf when importing documents or handwritten notes in pdf from another application.

    67 votes
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  8. Add landscape orientation.

    When you change the orientation of your iPad to landscape, the GoodNotes pages (blank template, ruled template, graph paper template, etc) turn to match the landscape orientation. Not the imported documents such as PDF, docx, ppt, etc. Just the GoodNotes papers need to have a landscape mode

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  9. Make the search easier and case sensitive

    I use this app for cross stitch charts which is basically a lot of symbols in a grid, I can use the search option to highlight specific symbols which is a fantastic tool. However it sometimes highlights more than one symbol which I believe would be remedied by making the search case sensitive. Also when I press down on a symbol the blue bar that appears is the whole way across the page and I have to shorten it to select the character I want, it would be nice if it only selected the character I was holding down on. …

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  10. Flashcards

    Either a feature or separate app that uses your software to make flash cards at someone could draw on and then be able to flip them on the iPad

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  11. ePub files

    Should better and helpful if you can optimize to use ePub files

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  12. Add the ability to resize images without keeping proportions

    When an Image is selected you get 8 handles to resize the image. The handles at the 4 corners resize the Image keeping the aspect ratio. That is expected behavior. But the handles at the edges should resize the width or the height of an image.
    It is currently not possible to insert a white image and resize it to mask a part of a page (classroom).

    65 votes
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  13. add a dotted grid paper template

    one type of paper that I like in other apps (and in real life) is dotted grid paper. it's like graph paper but instead of lines, there's just a dot at every intersection. example: http://www.dottedpaper.com/

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  14. Create functionality to support a task list

    While taking notes in meetings I find that tasks end up getting embedded in my notes.

    Without having to switch to another task management app it would be convenient to be able to create a task on the fly and have it inserted into the page where I'm taking the notes.

    Then, please allow me to view/manage tasks across the entire notebook, the entire folder or my entire GoodNotes installation.

    For starters, all I would ask for would be the ability to check a task when it's completed and view/sort tasks by notebook / folder / all GoodNotes, checked/unchecked/either, toggle…

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  15. Scrolling Page

    To be able to choose between page by page scroll to a continous scroll. It´s necessary!!!

    63 votes
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  16. Graph Tool.

    A Graph Tool would be very usefull.

    62 votes
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  17. 61 votes
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  18. please add camera icon

    i use this app a lot for creating work instructions. Please add a camera icon to easily add photos.

    60 votes
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  19. Exporting PDF after annotating them makes the file too large

    I read and annotate a lot of PDFs. Some of these PDFs although very compressed and have relatively small size (~30MB). Have lots of pages (200 plus). When I attempt to export back to PDFs, for review on my computer, the file becomes too big (>200MB) to transfer to my computer.

    Please incorporate a PDF like editing engine ( e.g.Adobe, Goodreader, etc) to control the size of exported PDFs with large number of pages)

    60 votes
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  20. Sync with private cloud

    Please make it possible to sync with a private or Company cloud.
    (Synology, Qnap, etc..)

    Many Companys dont allow to sync with third party storages :-(

    Thanks!

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