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  1. 3 votes
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    • Eliminate the need to import/export

      I was excited to try goodnotes as a replacement for iAnnotate but have been thoroughly disappointed by the lack of accessibility of documents. Having to import then export documents is crazy. I want 1 copy of the document to live in cloud storage that I can read/manipulate it in whichever app i want to. For example, in iAnnotate I can read/highlight a PDF stored on google drive then view it in Apple's Preview without jumping though hoops. Please improve this otherwise my $5.99 was wasted.

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      • Make the annotations editable in other places

        Now everything you wrote in the app is flattened when exported to pdf file making them uneditable in other apps or on computer. I occasionally need to send pdf file to someone and I want to send it clean as original. I'm now using goodreader for annotating pdf mainly because of that feature, but I love more natural annotation from goodnotes.

        9 votes
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        • Tagable or movable text passages within notebooks

          Text passages should be "tagable" to be able to categorize individual paragraphs within one Notebook to different topics. Or a text should be moveable/copyable to another Notebook via the Lasso Tool.
          This would allow us to just use one active Notebook instead of switching through several ones.

          3 votes
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          • Page auto-flow for typing

            Please add ability to type notes so that they auto-flow to the next page.

            9 votes
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            • Add iCloud support / sync files for OSX

              Access to the iCloud file System like Dropbox to automatically save/edit/read PDF Files on all devices (OSX/iOS) to have them all on the same actual spot.

              6 votes
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              • I can't download GoodNotes for free on my new iPad

                I have paid one time for the full version of GoodNotes on my iPad 2. But when I use my apple ID to download it on my new iPad, I was asked to pay again! This is unreasonable.

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                • Adonit Jot Touch update made the app horrible

                  Since the last update where you added support to the Jot Touch with Pixelpoint, it's been very hard to write.
                  I've been using this app with my ot Touch with Pixelpoint flawlessly when it recognized it as the Jot Script.
                  Now that it recognizes as Jot Script/Touch, the hand writing fails a LOT making it very hard to use the app.
                  In summary it simply stops writing doesn't matter how much pressure you apply to the stylus. If you move the writing box it starts working again just to fail a few words later.
                  I use it daily for work…

                  11 votes
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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Please add the option to change text color in text boxes back to Goodnotes4! Some new text color options would be nice too!

                      The option to color text within text boxes was available in older versions of Goodnotes and I'd like the option back in goodnotes 4. If possible, I'd like some more color options as well!

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                      • Improvement of pdf loading speed

                        Loading A4 sized scanned pdf with 300dpi takes between 1 and 5 seconds per each page for iPad Retina when continuously viewing next pages, which is very slow. And it shows a blank page until it fully loads a page.

                        In contrast, Note-shelf shows low resolution page first then load full resolution image later. This is very convenient when searching for a specific page while scrolling to next pages. Goodreader precaches adjacent pages in advance, therefore there loading speed is very fast.

                        It would be nice if Goodnotes improve pdf loading speed by loading low resolution image first or precaching…

                        23 votes
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                        • update iOS_8, discontinuation of 'GoodNotes' Version 3

                          Dear GoodNotesApp-team,
                          (and to Whom else This May Concern)

                          after updating our iPads to iOS-8, we just found out about the multiple effects this update has on an application, we had purchased a while back, and which had become an essential vehicle to the nature of our communication. In other words, we have 'absolutely loved' that application of yours for many good reasons.

                          We are learning now though, that you have not only decided to discontinue the application you had made available to customers like us via iTunes, but that a new version (GoodNotes_4) is out for purchase - this…

                          4 votes
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                          • Sticker library with sticker search

                            Provide small library of ideally scaleable stickers that can be placed on page... Stars,light bulbs, flags, people, '.', men@work, Alerts etc

                            This would help with being able to visually tag drawings and text (in page) with favourite 'standard' icon-stickers to draw attention when flipping through pages.

                            Also provide the ability to then search through book to find pages with selected stickers so that I could find all my ideas, thoughts, questions, important items etc
                            Simple idea with powerful results

                            26 votes
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                            • Support pixel point technology with the Adonit Jot Script

                              I noticed pixel point technology with the adonis jot script isn't currently supported. Please could this be added in a future update?

                              3 votes
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                              • Allow users to choose between the newest version of your app and the one before it.

                                i use goodnotes for school and the newest version is very difficult for me to use. It doesn't allow you to arrange the notebooks the way I want. If you could update the old one to better suit iOS 8 or and this feature to the new one that would be great

                                3 votes
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                                • Can't write smoothly with Jot Script when stylus is paired with Goodnotes4

                                  The writing with Jot Script is constantly interrupted if I pair the stylus. If it is unpaired, then smooth writing is possible. Please help improve the writing when paired.

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Enhance Text Editing ! (free text + in-line customization)

                                    Everything is in the Title, i LOVE and NEED GoodNotes, but i CAN'T use it due to its lack of features on the typing side ! Handwriting is as important as typing when we get into taking notes ! (this should get 300+ votes :D)

                                    9 votes
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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • 1 vote
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                                        • Allow us to import multiple library photos as backgrounds of the following pages (as well as establishing a new notebook)

                                          It is a necessary function if we are about to import multiple IOS library photos as individual pages' backgrounds in order to take notes on the photo.

                                          10 votes
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