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  1. hello, I am a big fan of your app and shifted from notability to goodnotes.

    hello, I am a big fan of your app and shifted from notability to goodnotes. The only functionnality that is missing and that was very usefull is to be able, when you review a pdf document, to be able to select only the pages you wrote comments on.
    Maybe you already plan to insert it in a new release ?

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    • Audio funtion

      Please please please add an audio function, then I could use good notes in college, I need the audio function for recording lectures, but I have to use notability, which I don't think is as good as good notes, if it had audio then I would recommend to everyone...

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      • 4 votes
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        • Sub-Categories

          Please give us the option to make sub-categories. I seem to remember that Goodnotes had promised this upgrade, but it's not in Goodnotes 4.

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          • Shortcut to move zoom window straight down

            I love using the zoom window but one of the issues I have is when I am creating a list on the right side of the page. If I want to go to the next line of my list the "enter" shortcut takes me down a line but shifts all the way to the left. I can get around this by manually dragging the zoom window down but it is slow and imprecise. This would increase the usability for me a ton if this option was added. Love the app so far!!

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            • allow for smaller document icons.

              In the previous version, 20 documents could be seen on a single screen. In the new version, it's only 9. Please allow for smaller document icons in the folder/tray. I also add my vote for allowing the files to be manually sorted (as in the previous version). Thanks so much! Goodnotes is THE reason I have an iPad. Keep up the good work.

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              • Copy/Paste imported image

                Add Copy to an imported image's Context Menu, so can paste duplicate on another page etc.

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                • Start off in view mode

                  When you first go into a notebook, PLEASE start it off in view (read only mode). I use GoodNotes for document annotation, reading PDF files, as well as note taking. I would like to start off (or have the preference to start off) in read only mode. Then be switch to the appropriate tool to edit when I desire to do so.

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                  • Enter size of document to compliment pinching.

                    Like in Pages or Word, having the ability to set the exact size of the page would be helpful to maintain consistency in one's writing.

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                    • Add dividers / sub-folders

                      It would be a lot easier to sort notes if you could separate them with dividers or sub folders!

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                      • automatic straight line modification

                        The straight line tool makes lines that almost horizontal, perfectly horizontal. This is very useful. However, some of my texts are copied and so the lines in the text are not perfectly horizontal. Using the straight-line tool on these documents results in skewed marked lines that do not neatly cover the text.
                        Therefore I request a feature to optionally disable this auto-correction, while still being able to make straight lines.

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                        • Option to darken the theme of the app

                          The new GoodNotes 4 looks amazing, it would be great for the user to have an option to make the app a little darker, since it helps one concentrate on the writing and helps save more battery.

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                              • Fix name sorting so that numbers appear sequentially.

                                If I have files that are labeled 1-10, they show up 1, 10, 2, 3... It should be able to recognize the double digit numbers to allow for automatic sorting.

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                                • Cannot Eliminate or Rename Subcategories in GoodNotes4 !

                                  I can create but cannot eliminate or rename subcategories!

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                                  • I want more sensitive pen. Like UPAD's.

                                    Good note has good fountain pen but not more then upad's.
                                    Explain that, end of lines are bold, it is same, middle of lines are more thin and sensitive.
                                    It make me a real feeling that writing with pencil!

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                                    • Is it possible to get a better typing zone?

                                      When I want to type a text and I touch on my screen it's frozen. I must have to delete the text box or add a new one in. Is it possible to get a little bit more the structure of "Pages" but with al the amazing things of good notes? So it's possible to mark the text I typed and rework it with al the possibilities of good notes.
                                      Sorry for my bad Englisch.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Number the pages in a notebook

                                        It would be great if you can see the number of the page you are in and how manu pages the notebook has

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                                        • Mathematical functions

                                          Support drawing curves for mathematical function, i.e. by activating in the submenu.

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