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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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    • 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.

      3,251 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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          • 1,011 votes
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            • Different pens

              It would be nice to have different pen options, like a pencil and maybe a calligraphy pen. I would gladly pay for them as an in app purchase.

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                Hello together,
                we plan to add different additional tools in future versions, and will most likely start with a pencil. However, there is no timeframe yet.

              • (moveable) Stickies / Post-it Notes

                Having stickies that can be pasted on pages - particularly PDFs - would be fantastic. Notes could be made then moved around the page. The more these echo real-life stickies, the better.

                (The ability to export notes made on stickies would also be most welcome.)

                944 votes
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                • Rotating selected items

                  I would love to have the ability to rotate handwriting, text, and images selected with the lasso tool. It would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!¡!

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                  • 909 votes
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                    • Business papers such as Diaries. Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly. Todo lists etc

                      Add more business related papers for diaries

                      Daily Agendas
                      Daily Diary
                      Weekly
                      Monthly
                      Yearly

                      Todo lists etc.

                      583 votes
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                      • Full Drag and Drop Support in iOS 11

                        For iOS 11, it would be great if photos, text and pdfs could be dropped into a workbook. You could also add drag and drop support for moving individual pages between different notebooks and moving notebooks to different folders.

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                        • 480 votes
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                          • I need lock some notebooks and folders.

                            I often use goodnotes for work, and some files are confidential. So I really need a option to lock some files and folders with a password.

                            I hope you can update update goodnotes with this function, just like what notability and UPAD had.

                            431 votes
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                            • add Secured notebooks

                              You could make specific notebooks only accessible with a password or pin #. Could be used for Confidential documents or journals/ diary's

                              251 votes
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                              • Securing the app

                                I would like to secure my notes with a password, since I sometimes let others use my tablet.

                                214 votes
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                                • 207 votes
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                                  • Cut and paste pages

                                    I would like move pages between Nooteboks. I think would be very useful.

                                    174 votes
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                                    • Have the ability to share a notebook (google docs style)

                                      If one could share a notebook and work on it with somebody else in real time that woukd be huge. Things like online tutoring and group projects would be so much easier.

                                      122 votes
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                                      • Password Protection Please

                                        Great app. But it seriously needs password protection. Come on guys password protection would make this app the perfect app. Please take it into consideration and do something about please.

                                        76 votes
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                                        • Possibility to resize a document so it can be seen completely while using zoom mode

                                          When in zoom mode, I would like to be able to zoom the main document to a size where I can see it completely. This could be done manually or by a button 'zoom to fit'. I think it was possible in earlier version, but might mix it up with NoteTaker HD.

                                          31 votes
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