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Todo management

I take a ton of notes and produce a lot of todos from meetings, etc.

OneNote had this feature 15 years ago whereby you would add a todo box next to the line of a handwritten note. It then had a todo notebook that would pull all of the todo boxes from all notebooks. I'm dying to have this feature. I've searched and searched and can't find the feature anywhere! Please please add this!!

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      • José Cruz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        something as simples as Notability has could be enough.. then a way to display all of them at once!

      • Piotr Synowiec commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be GREAT, making notes, annotating PDF and at the same create TODO list.
        Looking forward for this feature

      • T Baucells commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Notebooks 8 has this feature, albeit a little hit and miss. You choose a to-do marker symbol (! By default) and place it at the beginning of any sentence you want to appear in the to-do list page.

        It seems this feature request is not happening, given that the comments date from more than a year ago.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would it be feasible to flag every todo item with "td", then search on "td" to see your todo list?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am looking forward to get an ToDo list in Goodnotes, with the ability to have checkboxes.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please consider releasing along with the tag functionality.... Simply by having a to do tag would be a start!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Perhaps instead of a checkbox, integrate #tags into the highlight feature, I.e. Once you've highlighted a line of handwriting you can then #tag it and then search by tag...of course you'd need the ability to un-highlight.

      • ScribeWithAStylus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding a ToDo, GTD like task management entry to GoodNotes would be good. However, rather then Omnifocus or Trello, do what Airmail did and set up broader integration

        From their webpage, they have:
        Open Links in:
        - Safari
        - Chrome
        - Firefox
        - iCab
        - Mercury
        - Safari view controller

        Send to Apps and Service:
        - Calendars Invites
        - Apple Calendar
        - Apple Reminder
        - Omnifocus
        - Todoist
        - Wunderlist
        - Fantastical 2
        - 2DO
        - Trello
        - Clear
        - Evernote
        - Appigo Todo
        - The Hit List
        - Things
        - Task

        To which I would add TaskTask and DejaOffice for better integration into the Microsoft Outlook world. Also IHomework 2 for the student's ToDo world.

        This would be very useful and like audio recording and syncing of recording with text as you write it, would place you a head above everyone else.

        I would be willing to pay optional add in fees of $4 for the linkages to the Task/ToDo programs and $2 for the links to the browsers to help pay for your development costs.

        Thank you,
        ScribeWithAStylus

      • C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that this would be a handy feature- maybe at least adding the ability to insert check boxes (I suppose we can draw them with shape recognition) but a management of some sort would be really cool. The way I typically handle to-dos when taking meeting notes is to use a specific color. That way I know that ALL of my tasks are that color (usually red), and nothing else gets to use that color. Hope that helps someone for the time being.

      • sp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes, this would be great. The MacOS notebook app by "circusponies" had something like this.
        At the end of each notebook was a "todo"page, with a listing of all todos of that notebook, sorted by section. (Notebooks could be organised via an ouline page with collapsable structure, much like goodnotes pdf-outline feature - i miss that too)
        Also, it had several other 'visual tags' like exclamition marks, rolodex icon, calendar icon ... that could link to adress book and calender entries :) . You could search for them and would get a list of all pages where occured. This would be a great feature!

      • Bernd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An easy way to manage todos is the mostly missed feature for me, too. I would prefer to add a todo-box next to the text and the ability to get all the todos listed on one page. I do not need any reminder or something else, only all the todos listed in one place would be enough for me. Instead of a todo-box I could also imagine a "todo-marker": Just highlight a written text with a special marker and it will automatically listed as a todo .
        I would love my most loved app so much more with such a killer feature!!!

      • JohnnyB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        While this would be handy, without integration with reminders or a way to aggregate them, it would be hard for people who take lots of notes... But if I could circle my to do's and add them to Reminders, with a text note saying which notebook they came from - now that would be a differentiator.

      • Dirk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An integration with Trello would be awesome! A handwritten action could be OCRed and added to a document specific board or list in Trello.

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