How can we improve GoodNotes?

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 a whole document) or the document at the tagged position (if the tag is attached at a location within the document). The list of usages should be sorted according to the document names, and if there are more usages within a document, according to the page number. It should also be possible to jump from a tagged position within a note to the list of usages, and then to another usage, and so on.

To tag a note or a location within a note, one should be presented a list of available tags within this shelf. Then, one can select one or more tags, and possible also add one or more tags, which then can also be selected.

It would be ideal, if this approach was combined with folders (and subfolders ...) within each shelf, as is proposed in another feature request. One speciality of this request is, that these folders should be kept separately from shelves, in order that different tag groups can be maintained, one tag group for each shelf.

This feature, would make a great application, as GoodNotes already is, much more valuable. It would make GootNotes also a great knowledge management tool - with only little implementation effort. Looking forward for this feature being added! :-)

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  • Charisma Riley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Here! Here! And #tagging / @mentioning with a drop down of options, allowing tags to be remembered throughout the app, and used in any page. This would be amazing.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This will be the perfect app for my Mac/iPad Pro combination if it had the tagging feature! So far, Evernote, OneNote, and Goodnotes are vying for my favorite, so you are so close.

  • Nick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to see some type of label feature that allows me to organize my notes in multiple ways. This could be used to apply custom labels such as “Meeting Notes” and “Follow Up” to a page so that I can easily look for all notes under meeting notes or under follow up without hoping that the search feature will recognize my handwriting every time.

    I would also like to see a calendar feature that allows me to easily find notes I took on a certain day. I regularly look back on notes that I took during a meeting in prior weeks on a certain day. Instead of jumping between various notebooks hoping to find them I would like to see a calendar that allows me to click on a day and see all notes from that day.

  • Lenny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    GoodNotes 5 is here but without any tagging functionality :/ ?!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like reading my pdf notes or books from the good notes app because I can easily highlight and annotate in the pages. It would be so much better to add tags on the highlights for easy/convenient searching.

  • Roland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi there, so when doyle think we can expect tags in GoodNotes integrated. t is a vryimportant feature for me. cheers Roland

  • Ivan Zorkic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would love to be able to add tags to my notebooks and use that to group them in various ways. Sure, you can use categories, but it's not the same - tags allow a notebook to "belong" in different groups (for example one note can both be "important" and "good idea").

  • Angus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be pretty trivial to change search so it can search for #tag. Then you’d have tag support!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would also be great if each page would receive an automatic searchable time, date and location (using same place name system as Apple Maps) stamp. It is sometimes easier to find back notes this way in addition to tags. I often need to cross-reference notes: discussed topic A with counterpart X. In which notebook should I file it? A or X.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would also be great if each page would receive an automatic searchable time, date and location stamp. It is sometimes easier to find back notes this way in addition to tags. I often need to cross-reference notes: discussed topic A with counterpart X. In which notebook should I file it? A or X.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is my top suggestions as well, so I'm happy to see it has been started. What is critical for me is to be able to tag locations within documents, not just the document as a whole. I take notes in many different settings and use the folder structure of Goodnotes extensively. Bookmarks are great for finding something within one documents. Now we need a tool to find something across ALL documents. Thanks for considering this and getting it underway.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Add a "tag" function. For example: I can "tag" a document with unlimited tags... I might add an employee name, department name, project, etc. After the document is completed, I can search by "tags". This will help to find documents or projects if the handwriting search isn't picked up. This function should work across all notebooks.

  • Stefan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great, if one could simply include a #hashtag in a note.

    e.g. This is my #shoppinglist for #monday

    GoodNotes should automatically extract all hashtags and show them in an overview. When selecting a identified hashtag, GoodNotes should automatically show all Notes sharing the same hashtag.

  • Steffi P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This could work exactly like the bookmark feature and could nest in a tab right next to it (where thumnails, bookmarks and pdf table of contents are). "Plus" assigns new keyword to current page. The "tags"- tab should show a list of tags asigned to current page and an overall list of tags used in current notebook

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