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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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    Johannes Mayer shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  AdminGoodNotes (Moderator, GoodNotes) responded  · 

    We’re happy to inform you that we have started working on a tagging feature for the next version of GoodNotes. Thank you very much for your patience.

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      • 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

      • 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

        Tagging would be a terrific feature to add. It is essential that tags will be then visible on the macbook.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Implementation of this idea would bring a huge benefit. I have different books for different purposes (team meetings, client meetings, etc). In every book I have cross information (like team members, client names, project names, products etc). If I could tag pages or even sections of a page and could do a global search ..... awesome!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Tags would be a phenomenal addition to Goodnotes. I've been tinkering around with the recently released Workflow App. It would open up endless possibilities for workflow improvement if Goodnotes and Workflow contained support for one another. Keep up the great work! Goodnotes it's my favorite App!

      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Tagging would be a great feature! There's no good tagging in any of the annotation apps and it's really important for organizing documents. Killer app like this needs killer tagging!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really like the idea of tags. I would love to see some of of filter associated with it as well. So I would no longer need to keep going back to a notebook and adding pages. I really just want a list of documents that I can filter and search for tags on. I think it would be less cumbersome to start a new note, if it was sort of independent from everything else. The going up and down a tree in and out of categories and/or categories is just not working for me. But bookmarks are definitely inadequate for what I am talking about.

      • Yves commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Flagged by mistake! good ideas, and search tools woul help...

      • Stephane English commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We now have bookmarks, which is a step in the right direction. Two things which would get us even closer:
        1) make the typed text searchable, so I can use it to tag pages or items on pages.
        2) implement hyperlinks to pages or bookmarks in notebooks

        With hyperlinks, I could use iThoughts to creat mind maps, linking branches to my GoodNotes. That would be so useful!

      • Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Having the ability to add one or more tags to each page would be highly useful. This would make find notes related to a topic very easy when those notes are spread out over many different days worth of notes.

        Needs to be filterable so that you can see a list of only pages with that tag assigned.

      • Johannes Mayer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be sufficient only to be able to tag locations within document. Tagging on top of the first page could then be used as tags for the whole document. This could simlify the implementation.

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