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  1. Add an option to only erase with the apple pencil

    So it is useful being able to erase with your finger, but it would be great to be able to toggle just using the apple pencil to erase to avoid accidentally erasing notes on review etc. and not noticing!

    144 votes
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    • Password protected notebooks

      This is amazing app to write notes, but there is no option to set password on some notebooks, these make more privacy on some personal notebooks , we hope you add this feature in next update.

      Regards

      621 votes
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      • Add "Shape Tool" button to zoom window

        The "Shape Tool" is essential for writing fractions, square roots and arrows. In mathematics note-taking, it is often to switch the shape tool on/off all the time when writing in the zoom window.

        Hence, it is crucial for shape tool to be "selectable" both at the tool bar as well as directly on the zoom window.

        30 votes
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        • Automatically Date on Top of a new Note

          Automatically Date on Top of a new Note, especially for students

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          • Note organization:

            Unlimited nested folders like in MacOS finder

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            • 14 votes
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              • Why can’t we name the pages in a notebook?

                Why can’t we name the pages in a notebook? I work with lots of architects drawings. I need to to see which drawing without scrolling through sometimes scores of drawings :(

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                • Infinite scrolling 1 year still waiting!!!!

                  You said that this has started one year ago in May, I bought this app just for this feature as this has been promised. In one year you have not edited and I am done with your program. Thanks for taking our money and lying to us !!!!

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                  • Ability to use additional fonts

                    Hello,

                    I purchased the full version of this great application and have been using it for some time. The one thing that I would absolutely love to see changed... I mean I feel if the functionality allowed this it would turn this from being a great application to an amazing must have application is the ability to use additional fonts. Why do you restrict the font selection to just a few??? Why not allow us to use any font that we have installed (.ttf) File) in our iPhone or iPad??? I would be elated if you would consider adding this…

                    15 votes
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                    • Convert scanned handwriting to ink

                      Something similar to Creceed Carbo app. I'd love to be able to import a scan/photo of notes that I actually took in paper but edit them as if I wrote them in GoodNotes.

                      19 votes
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                      • to improve the image quality when you import images into your documents

                        when i import a picture into one of my pages the image quality is really bad! please chance this

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                        • Dark mode

                          I would love an added dark mode option. Having darker greys and blacks could make the app look so much cleaner.

                          11 votes
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                          • Full Drag and Drop Support in iOS 11

                            For iOS 11, it would be great if photos, text and pdfs could be dropped into a workbook. You could also add drag and drop support for moving individual pages between different notebooks and moving notebooks to different folders.

                            472 votes
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                            • Hanwriting recognition like MyScript Nebo

                              The combination of free style drawing like in GoddNotes4 and the way MyScript Nebo handles the handwriting recognition (inline) would be absolutly amazing. The organizing of notebooks, the template handling ... nearly perfect in GoodNotes, the hadwriting recognition of MyScript Nebo ... excellent. And now, please, combine it.

                              Thank you!

                              8 votes
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                              • ROTATE highlighted notes and drawing!

                                I would love to be able to rotate highlighted notes and drawings. For example, if I draw a diagram of a cell, I would love to be able to rotate that diagram for use in another location.

                                7 votes
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                                • Lasso tool automatic disable after using.

                                  Lasso tool automatic disable after using.

                                  Please make an option to automatic change from lasso tool to pen after using lasso. As for now it’s too much hassle to manually go from lasso to pen every time. Usually I use lasso to move an object only once, and when I’m done moving, I immediately want to continue writing.

                                  As for now, every time after using the lasso tool, I need to manually change from lasso to pen tool.... every time! This is quite tiresome during a long writing session.

                                  Or at least make an option to be able to turn…

                                  11 votes
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                                  • To create a table of content with links to the sections and subsections

                                    To create a table of content with links to the sections and subsections

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                                    • Edit pen weight

                                      I've tried to print out my lecture but I use too thick pen head, to make it smaller I have to write all of my lectures again with a smaller head. I want to be able to change the pen weight after I wrote sth.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Enable laser pointer with finger touch

                                        iOS - The laser pointer is a fantastic feature. However, as a teacher, switching between the laser pointer and pen tool constantly is very cumbersome. If the laser pointer was activated by a finger touch, while the pen tool is still selected, this would streamline SO much.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Allow the use of NextCloud for all operations...

                                          I don't like having my data in the "public" cloud. I have my own cloud setup, using among other software, www.nextcloud.org. I want the option to use NextCloud where ever say iCloud or Dropbox is used in the app. Like the others it is based on WebDav, so in theory, it should not be hard to add support for it.

                                          I'm willing to host a development account on my server so that developers of GoodNotes can test and work out bugs, etc..

                                          Thank you,
                                          Chad

                                          16 votes
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