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  1. Automatically add current date on top right + search

    Great app. It would be even better if there would be a option to automatically add the current date on a page (top right). Furthermore, a search based on a date interval should be added as well to narrow searches for specific time periods.

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    • Text recognition language: choose different language than English

      When using text recognition, the default language is always English. It would be nice (and less time consuming) if users could set their own default language!

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      • Portuguese support

        Hi guys! First of all, I would like to congratulate you for all the effort given to develop this amazing App. Honestly, I've never used a app before that provides me a perfectly and smoothly handwriting. However I got kindly disappointed when I realized that the app doesn't support the Portuguese language for OCR function. For that reason, I kindly request to add it in a future version.

        Thanks a lot for this great app.

        Regards,

        Ramón

        86 votes
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          • Have a look at the Concepts app, the response time for drawing the line is very quick

            The App Concepts has a ridiculously fast response time with almost no lag perhaps you could see how they do it

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            • Tips to optimise your handwriting so it works well with Goodnotes and all its features

              It would be very helpful to have some advice on what style handwriting works best for Goodnotes, and how to best write with a stylus I.e. The jot touch

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              • When IPad connected to external screen ability to cover part of page from view

                In the same way the Laser Pointer Tool is available when the IPad is connected to an external screen, it would be a great aid when using GoodNotes as a demonstration tool, if part of the page could be hid by a “cover” or “screen”. These covers could be closed or minimized by the user to show the text under.

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                • Add ability to highlight handwritten notes and embed an object such as a calendar reminder that links to Outlook calendar

                  If I write an important reminder in one of my Goodnotes books I would like funtionality that allows the option of linking this to a calendar reminder date and time. When the reminder goes off it leaves me a message that links to a bookmark where the remix we originated from in Goodnotes.

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                  • Text box in toolbar

                    Please add the "text box" option to the toolbar next to the highlight and fountain pen buttons! Pretty please!!!!!!!

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                    • Recognition Portugues-BR

                      I bought the GoodNotes but not use because it has no recognition in Portuguese of Brazil. Currently I am using MyScript Smart Note that it is not as good as the GoodNotes.

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                      • floating scrolling (like notability)

                        floating scrolling (like notability)

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                        • Show a animation, to see which document has been closed

                          In a folder with many files, which are somehow familiar, you get confused when closing a document. a animation to see, which document has been closed would be very awesome..

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                          • Line height in custom PDF template

                            The current way to specify line heights in PDF templates is a bit hard; more importantly it has to be done on a computer with the Adobe software. Would be happy to see a function within GoodNotes that can automatically detect light height or specify it WYGIWYS.

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                            • Archive function, be able to store document in iCloud and not locally anymore.

                              This save space for older files which are not changed regularly. After iphone cleans up all local files are gone, a sync action takes ages over 3G, while only a few documents are interesting.

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                                • insert new page line above content, or move content down.

                                  Useful for example if you drew a diagram and forgot the title. You could either press above your diagram and insert a new page line or move the diagram down one line. This way you have room to write the title. The same thing can be done using the lasso and selecting the content but I find it difficult in small ruled paper because it cuts off segments of other letters and it's difficult to draw a good selection. Maybe this exists but I haven't found it yet.

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                                  • 69 votes
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                                    • Make your own colored/pattern Notebooks

                                      You can choose from a color palette of designs and colors and upload your own pictures as one

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                                      • Share notes thru cloud syncing between users for business and creative collaborations.

                                        Every day, when I meet domes clients I take notes on my good notes iPhone or iPad app. It would be magical, if I was able to sync some notes (or all notes) that I take thru my business Box.com account to save and share instantly those notes with my partners.
                                        The possibility to be able to go back from any other device Into the business box.com account and continue taking some notes for any project would be a lot better than iCloud syncing.
                                        I admit that iCloud syncing for personal needs is way easier, but it's too limited by…

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                                        • 7 votes
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