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  1. Color wheel picker

    Entering a hex value is difficult when needing a precise color not found I the palette. Can we have a color wheel with brightness slider, similar to UPAD for color selection? Thanks!

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    • word prediction

      can Goodnotes merge with either iReadwrite or Co:Writer to allow writing supports for students who need them

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      • A way to 'flatten' a page

        A way to 'flatten' a page to create a background. Currently I create the page then email it to myself to get this feature.

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        • Two way sync dropbox to modify or edit on mac

          Be able to modify on mac pdf and sync back to app.

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          • Port GoodNotes to the Windows Store

            Windows touch screen tablet devices are growing rapidly, support for Windows would be great as even Microsoft's OneNote does not work as well with palm resting on all devices.

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              • Select individual backup files

                Needs an individual manual backup options. I have a 180mb PDF file, which I don't want the file to be (auto)backup.

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                • Need more sort options and filtering in file list

                  At the bare minimum, we need a reverse sort option. Date is nice, but if I am looking for my newest doc, I don't want to scroll to the bottom to find it.

                  Not sure if you could do it, but create date and last modified date would be nice to have separately.

                  Manual/custom sorting would be great to but already in another idea.

                  Being able to filter the file list would be great for those of us who have a lot of documents.

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                  • Supporting AFP and NAS

                    It would be great if the import function for PDF support additional AFP and NAS.

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                    • Please let us choose the Dropbox folder where we send our Auto-Backup

                      Because I have an "Backup" subfolder in my dropbox where I would like to store all my backups!
                      Hope it's not to difficult to implement.

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                      • enable to import videos

                        It would be great if we could post videos inside of documents and be able to click/play them. That would truly make Goodnotes a multidimensional learning tool.

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                        • You better make goodnotes 4 free for people who had the previous version. This is not fair to people who already bought your product.

                          Notability is 3 dollars and it has all the same functionality that goodnotes 4 has. I bought goodnotes and supported them and now youre asking for more money. This is a college student who uses your app everyday for note taking in my electrical engineering courses. I will not be buying goodnotes 4 and i will no longer support you guys untill you offer to update my version for free.

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                            • 3 votes
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                              • I'm an engineering student, It would be nice to have a ruler so we an draw in scale. It would be great to have screen capture. Thank you

                                I'm an engineering student, It would be nice to have a ruler so we an draw in scale. It would be great to have screen capture in the app ( like pony a rectangle and press capture so I can bring part of PDF to another page or document. Thank you

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                                  • People who have older version can use lower price or be free to update newer version.

                                    If you keep charging fee for new version, you will lose your older customers. I just spent $4-5 to buy goodnote 3. Now you have goodnote 4. If we need newer version, we need to pay again with the same price. I feel that I like idiom. I should wait for new version. Why I spent twice price to have the similar app? And maybe later you will have newer version and I need to pay again, if I wanna update it. So why should I buy now? Or I just find other similar app. I think Evernote is doing…

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                                    • Desktop Pgm????

                                      I much prefer GoodNotes over Penultimate but a desktop addition would be good to see as THEY have done linking with Evernote.

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                                      • Add possibility to include hyperlinks

                                        As far as I know there's no chance to add links that could take you to a web page, i.e, with videos or other materials, such as further explanations on a certain matter, etc.

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                                        • A small additional window to show other content.

                                          As a student I often switch between apps to show a PDF or PowerPoint and GoodNotes to make a summary. It would be great to have a small portion of the scrren, that can visualize other content, while working on your notes. It would safe a lot of time and the homebutton would thank you!

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