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  1. Implement a splitscreen option.

    The splitscreens option allows the user to see two pages of one document at once. With this option the user can open an informative pdf on the one side while taking notes on a different sheet on the other side.

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      155 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Split the screen in two

        I am doing a lot of maths (I am a theoretical physicist). For this it is essential to be able to check the previous pages of THE SAME DOCUMENT. I suggest a feature that would enable splitting the screen into two for the same document.

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        • Linked audio recording is a must, please ADD AUDIO RECORDING like notability!!!

          We need linked audio recording so that we won't miss anything in the class or in meetings!

          The reason behind the success of NOTABILITY is the audio recording functionality, I use notability just for that!

          Please add it.

          3,200 votes
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          • Allow user to rotate hand drawn elements on the page.

            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.

            2,407 votes
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            • Convert Hand Written Notes to Text to the Same Page, additional feature to the export in converted to text.

              Please please add a feature to convert hand written notes to the same page. You offer to export the converted hand written notes to text, but you should allow to change the notes in the fly to the same page you converted. Please! Your note application will supersede all others with this feature!

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              • Add audio recording to hanwriting

                Its the deal breaker between going for goodnotes and choosing notability

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                • 2,127 votes
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                  • Re add manual sorting of documents in goodnotes 4.0

                    Goodnotes 3 one could manually sort the notes, please add the function again as name and date is not enough, at university I sometimes upload allot of docs at a time and need to re order them!!

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                    • GOODNOTES for WINDOWS 10

                      I love and enjoy using goodnotes on my iPad Air, is the perfect note taking app. However I also have a surface pro 4 i always wish I had goodnotes on my surface. It will be great if you guys plan to move this app into a different ecosystem. I will gladly pay for this app and all of it's great features.

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                      • Password protect

                        It would be great if you had an option to password protect a selected notebook in case you have to create one that would contain sensitive information.

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                        • Add tagging of documents and locations within documents

                          It would be a great deal, if it would be possible to tag all documents and (possibly) each position within each note with one or more tags. There should be a tag list for each shelf of notes, such that I can have different sets of tags for each shelf. It should then be possible to open the tag list for a shelf, click on a tag, and get a list of all usages of this tag with all documents and all locations within documents. Clicking on a usage should open the document (in case it is the tag of…

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                            • Ruler similar to apple notes app (ios9)

                              I don't know if there is an API for that, but this ruler is awesome and far better to draw technical stuff than the simple shape recognition (which is awesome, too).

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                              • Audio recording, audio recording to text, handwritten to text...

                                It would be nice to have a tool which can record audio and, when we listen to the audio, we can see the moment that we wrote it. It's difficult to explain the last feature, but I hope that you could understand me.
                                Please, add a tool which can translate the audio to text. And also a feature to translate my handwritten to text, like in My Script Nebo.
                                PD: Sorry because of my english, I'm doing as understandable as I can.

                                1,732 votes
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                                • 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

                                  1,723 votes
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                                    26 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We’re happy to inform you that we have started working on a much improved document management system for the new version of GoodNotes, which will most likely contain tags and subfolders.

                                  • 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.

                                    1,673 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      1,611 votes
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                                      • goodnotes desktop version in order to edit files both on tablets and on desktop laptops and sync in between devices

                                        goodnotes desktop version in order to edit files both on tablets and on desktop laptops and sync in between devices. many people in my medical school would appreciate and heavily use this app if it had these options.

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                                        • 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!

                                          1,389 votes
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