File & folder hierarchy for improved notebook/folder management with better ui
Even though we have some category options, they are limited and the ui is not the best. Implementation of a folder hierarchy structure with a better ui (may be with tags/labels) will make managing notebooks much more easier. Lack of hierarchy on folder management is the biggest problem&missing feature of all note taking apps which are currently available and this difference will surely make GoodNotes the preferred one over other competitors.
We’re happy to inform you that we have started working on a much better document management system. Tags and folders will likely be part of it.
Need to be able to add files within a category to notebooks in same category
And have to top folder hierarchy collapsed as default setting. Now one has to collapse to get to a useful point of overview
Tags are a different story, folders are another.
Tags not folders
Document "2017 tax notes’ would show up under tags "taxes", "2017" and "family"
I like to put any documents into more than one folder :-/ but it should be ever the same document. Can You pleas add a function like symlink? In folder X is the real document, and I can create a symlink and put it into folder Y...
Paul Durham commented
Excellent idea. I agree--better document management would be a big improvement. One of the few weaknesses of the current version.
This is great news! I like GN, but this limitation is making me look at alternatives. However my preference would be to stay with GN. Is there an indication of when this will be available?
The possibility to nest more folders would really benefit the use of GN.
Would be great to also have the possibility to store non-pdf files, like Word or Excel
Mehmet Sonmez commented
Great news that a new document management system is now work in progress!
I must be doing something wrong - I can already create a sub-category within a category... Also make significant use of bookmarks within a note book. - there is a good article on the blog that describes this
This would be great!
For better organization, it would be great to have multiple levels of subcategories (a sub-category in a category in a main-category)
Yes, I agree! My GN is starting to bloat, so I have started to investigate alternatives. I found some (out of respect for GN I wont mention them here). But I am still drawn to the simplicity and effectiveness of GN. But please. add sub-categories (folders) so we can get "Organizized"
John Date commented
Agree in this. I've most enjoyed this in other apps by dragging one notebook onto another to create the folder (a la IOS). The few apps doing this make good use of the metaphor.
Bryan Ka Yue Leung commented
There should be more than 1 layer in the category hierarchy.
Aron Teutsch commented
In the Application you have just 2 hierarchic folders, but more hierarchic folders would be nice, so that you can organic your files better.
Im using this Application as student, and it's so useful, cloud system is working perfect, but i have so many files on it, already organized in folders, that i need more hierarchic folders, to organize better the mass of files :-)
PS: and of course thx a lot for the great App