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Handwriting and text rotation

I love taking notes and drawing in GoodNotes and it would be great if I could rotate the objects I've drawn on the page. We can already change the color and scale the object, so it would be nice to be able to rotate these objects.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For the love of god, please implement this feature! I have thousands of pages of diagrams in goodnotes, and to draw slightly rotated copies of things I have to do geometrical tricks that would make Euclid blush.
    Please allow us to rotate as part of the scaling option!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please yes. I have thousands of pages of diagrams in goodnotes, and I have to use convoluted geometrical tricks to make tilted copies of things. Having a rotate function would be SO much easier!

  • Estefonzii commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just got this app and it is so so needed. It’s the best note taking app so far, but I do believe that for diagrams and drawings this ability of rotating hand drawn elements is crital and so needed. :( Pwease. We need this ability.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would love the idea to include the option to rotate text boxes, images, etc. when use the lasso tool to circle them.

  • Brenda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Due to reflection when slightly tilting iPad I am unable to see what I’m writing due to contrast. It will be much better if we were able to rotate pages. As a lefty this will be very beneficial, all lefties I know rotate their physical paper to write. I could rotate my iPad but the screen reflection will make me barely see what I’m actually writing.

  • Anthony F. Navarro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a must! I often download PDF planners that are designed for full-page spreads like a Franklin planner, but they are left page / right page formatted. If I can show pages 2/3, 4/5, etc side by side that would be great!

  • Dylan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you want to write smaller text (say for a diagram) than normal, it would be nice to simply pinch/pull into the page so that you zoom into the page and your writing in normal writing aspect but then it stays in the same relation to everything else as you zoom back out to normal page view.

    Also when you lasso something and want to rotate it or resize it I think it would be better if you simply use pinch/pull or twist gesture right from the lasso point instead of having to lasso, select, pick an option and then resize the box. It’s nit picky but just seems like it will add to the naturalistic element.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think you can forget the likelihood of this app being developed any further. Looking through the requests that are marked 'Started' they are all at least 2 years old.

    The last poster has only 25% of the story you can only rotate imported images. Not handwriting, drawings or typed text.
    The developers, owners, of the software really should update the status of the posts marked as 'STARTED' on this feedback site.

    After all feedback should work both ways.

  • Tarn B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add multi layers folder to category. After placing picture in page, it would be great to rotate and crop after that.

  • jia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Since we write kind of slanted it would be nice to rotate the page to a certain angle. also the ability to rotate text or change text thickness would be nice.

  • Dexter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Either a sister app (I'd pay for a separate one) or a feature within this app.

    Something focused more on making art than taking notes. There are already loads of amazing features (for example you can trace a photo and then delete the photo leaving just your drawing, crop and rotate images, the undo button etc) and the zoom in system really helps with drawing, however I want things like a "colour bucket" to fill a shape completely with one colour and I'd also like even more colours

  • Benjamin Lovett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The app really, really needs a calculator and better shape tool. The line straightener thing is okay I guess but it usually take 3 tries before it’s the right shape and it’s not a useful as a simple shape picking tool.
    Just a bar across the top with a resizable square and a circle is all I’m asking for.
    And rotating things would be very nice.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can rotate. You just have to press and hold on it (not circle and select) and hit edit. Then you can rotate with the green ball.

  • Rob Bijl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can GoodNotes give an estimate on the release of this requested feature ...
    Thank you ...

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