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  1. Convert from Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to GoodNotes

    Please improve the importing of Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint directly into GoodNotes. When I import directly, graphics, equations, etc. don’t convert properly. I still have to import to an external app and convert to PDF before importing to GoodNotes. Thanks!

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    • 32 votes
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      • Streamline Option for the Drawing Tools

        Add a streamline option for the pen/pencil/marker tools similar to the streamline option in Procreate. That way, those who write in cursive won't have as much trouble with shakiness & therefore there wouldn't be any "jerky" lettering.

        9 votes
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        • Convert handwriting into text automatically

          Converting handwriting into text automatically without the need of using the lasso / copy paste process. That can be great and make everything so simple. Thank you!

          49 votes
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          • Calender with Hand-Writing

            Calender or planner note form that can be enlarged when chosen a specific date, and that can be hand-writtien on it.

            19 votes
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            • 545 votes
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              • An internet hyperlink is urgently needed for this otherwise useful app.

                An internet hyperlink is really essential. I'm surprised why this has not been done yet. I'm happy to extra for this, if needed.

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                • Long press the “square circle rectangle” button for more options

                  Long press the “square circle rectangle” button for more options to really draw a square/circle/rectangle and other figures like arrows. It will be much more convenient to annotate!

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                  • Need a ruler

                    I need a ruler just like in Microsoft Office which could help me to locate the text and align them

                    16 votes
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                    • 5 votes
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                      • Typing Notes

                        Instead of text boxes. I would like to type with my keyboard on any spot of the page.

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                        • Eraser should work only with pencil

                          Please add a function so that fonts or lines can only be deleted with the pen.
                          It has often happened to me that I deleted important information with the edge of my hand, but did not notice this at the first moment.

                          5 votes
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                          • 15 votes
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                            • Double tap (in browsing mode/tool) to fit the width of the page to the window.

                              Fitting the width of the page is so important for the students!!! Please add it, please!! 🙏

                              9 votes
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                              • Enable the ability to make lists using different type of bullet points.

                                Enable the ability to make lists using different bullet points and formats

                                36 votes
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                                • Real pencil tool/mode graphite

                                  Please Please Please add a pencil tool/mode that acts and looks like apple notes pencil. Please!!!!!

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Show two pages in landscape orientation

                                    In landscape orientation, there's enough space to show two pages of your document at once instead of just one. It would be really useful if this was implemented.
                                    I know there is a split screen feature planned to have two different documents open at once, but what I want is much simpler - just show the upcoming page next to the current one if there's enough room.

                                    118 votes
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                                    • Nextcloud support

                                      Please add nextcloud support for backing up notes. The German government is now switching to it and is just a great solution for self hosting clouds. Also many universities (at least in Germany) use it.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • 1 vote
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                                        • Add scan-as-PDF import capability

                                          Add the ability to import a PDF page by "scanning" a document from camera, similar to many other PDF scanners in the App Store today. Include the ability to trim the margins, save in grayscale, B/W, etc. This would save one more step from saving my written notes into GoodNotes. Thanks.

                                          120 votes
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