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Enhance use with Apple Pencil. (Pressure and tilt)

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      • Jordan Archer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi,
        I’m wondering if you can add a feature that disables the use of your finger as a pen. Every now and then when I’m using the pencil I go to swipe between pages and end up rubbing something out. I use GoodNotes every day with my Apple Pencil 2.0. I love your app.
        This feature would make it perfect

        Cheers
        Jordan

      • Kootinni commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don’t see a difference in darkness with pressure sensitive mode clicked on. It would be great if this could actually be the case along with enabling the tilt for the Apple Pencil

      • Axel Sjöstedt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please ignore the bellow comment. Just found out that switching to fountain pen gives the feature I was hoping for :-)
        Althogh, the pressure gradient could be better set. You shouldn’t have to press really hard to make a slightly thicker line and that is the case right now.

      • Axel Sjöstedt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is an option to use “pressure sensitivity” with Apple Pencil but I can’t see what difference it really makes.
        Pressure sensitive writing would be really good. Why? Because when writing fast, it often gets messy when you get input from the lightest touch of the pen. Pressure sensitivity would make it more like writing with a real ball pen. I’m seeing this as one of the biggest shortcomings of GoodNotes after using extensively for almost two years. This makes me constantly considering to change app to Notability or OneNote to get better writing performance but I like the GUI of GoodNotes so I hope it could be fixed soon.

      • J H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        MS OneNote has vector inking and pressure support. So this isn't impossible. OneNote does have a larger latency though. Not sure if this is the culprit.

      • Dave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Like others have hinted at, this won't happen. Lines are currently stored as vectors (there are no plans to change this). Instead they would have to be stored as bitmaps. Goodnotes and Notability have gone over this in discussions.

      • John Chidgey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Apple Pencil Tilt support would allow shading with pen selected and highlight width when highlighter selected, and eraser width with eraser selected. If such a mode were implemented you could also simplify the interface to not show the various width selectors for eraser and highlighter. I've wanted this for quite some time and it's clear I'm not the only one. Thanks in advance.

      • Marksman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bought your software today and really like it. The extra pencil features would be great, pleeeaaassee!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use Goodnotes on iPad Pro with the Pencil to take notes during lectures all the time. They are a good combination indeed, but I find it difficult having to change to highlighter tool when I want to hightlight something. It'd be perfect if there's a "Tilt to Hightlight" option added in the Apple Pencil stylus setting.

      • Jay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed, having the ability to use tilt for highlights or even eraser would be a game changer. Your use of the Apple Pencil is still hands down better than Notability. (which I deleted after using Goodnotes 4) I've beta tested for them for a long time but I'm done, Goodnotes for here on!

      • Nathanael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is the only thing holding me back from purchase. A Tilt responsive realistic pencil like the Apple Notes app. I know you're proud of your realistic vector ink, but pencil tilt would be great, though difficult because most of what you do is vector and it looks like Apple do it raster, I know it would be a huge selling point for you none the less. Please add it and I'm sold.

      • Ankit Sinha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have tried few others note-taking apps (penability, outline etc) for iPad Pro, and this is the MOST fantastic app. I completely replaced my need to have multiple note taking apps. Also, having the desktop version, which I can use as viewer for my notes from iPad is an AMAZING feature.

        Please do add tilt features and perhaps addition of bookmarks / sections in each notebook. SImilar to how OneNote on Windows desktop does it!

      • Grega commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really missing feature is pencile. Being able to use pencile as it is in Apple notes would be just perfect.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice to have labels and stickers as well, similar to what is in Noteledge app. When you are planning a trip or creating a Travel log, stickers and labels will make if more colorful and fun. Another feature that is in Noteledge app is inserting or recording a video. Also they have in-app browser where you can search for pictures and crop out sections you want and place it in the app which is very cool. If you think my idea is going to be a great addition please vote for my idea "Insert Videos, Stickers, Internet Cropping tool"

      • Alok Singh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding tilt support and a ruler would make this better than Apple Notes in *every* way.

      • DMuncer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This app is already the best note taking app available by far. I have tried many others and this is the easiest to use while giving excellent results - I have created different templates easily and it is a joy to use.

        I now have an iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil and if GoodNotes was to add in the same drawing capabilities that are in the latest Apple Notes (including a pencil drawing option in addition to the two pen types), this would make GoodNotes the 'must have' note taking application for anyone with the Apple Pencil.

      • Matthias K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Plz. Add pencil, tools like in Apples Noltes and make nicer paper tampletes (e.g. Rough paper) and enable to load data from Drive App ... Then it would be possible to work offline... Then the app is close to perfection. :P

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