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  1. Type on the lines

    sometiomes I use the ruled paper and wanna type on it,but the textbox seems not precisely fits the line spacing of the paper , i hope I can directly type on the paper lines ,not type in a textbox. Thanks!

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    • Import/Export to Network Attached Storage

      Would be great if we had the option to import documents from a NAS, and also have the option to back up to it as well.

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      • Different Kinds of writing e.g. Graffiti

        More possibilities of designing the notes

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        • Provide read only mode on Mac version just as in iOS

          We need the read only capability to navigate between pages in a Digital Planner on the Mac version of GoodNotes. What good is it to set up hyperlinks in Keynote if the pdf you import to Keynotes does not operate as it does in iOS

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            • keep the margin when copy paste

              Hi,
              a small improvement but that seems me useful : it would be nice if we could keep the margin when we copy paste. Indeed for the moment I have to paste " au hasard" and then move it again if I see that I am not in the margin of the document. I hope that you see what I mean (if I want to paste a whole part of my text). Thank you very much ! I love this app and use it every day !!

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              • see the exact size or fix a default size for zoom window

                Hi, it would be nice if we could fix a default (preferred) size for the zoom window, or see the exact size so we can chose the right one for each type of document. I do not know if it is already possible.
                For the moment, if I change the zoom window for some reason, I can't return to my preferred exact size after.

                I am sorry if this idea has already been proposed, I could not find it.

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                • Remember the last place/path you imported from

                  Add the ability for GoodNotes to remember the last place I imported from I use Dropbox, so it's click, scroll, click, scroll, click, scroll, etc. etc. for every single item!

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                  • New fonts

                    You need at least one fancy font in the text box to choose

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                    • Easy eraser

                      In Procreate there is a way that you do not need to switch between tools to write and erase. I can use the pencil to write but my finger to erase, it would be so awesome if goodnotes could do this! I love goodnotes but sometimes I feel that there are not enough brush size or color options.

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                      • Ability to start a blank page straight away

                        iOS 11 allows one to tap a locks screen and start writing notes

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                        The ability to hard press or when clicking the icon to open the app to a blank page straight away so you can immediately start writing

                        This can be set up as an option in the settings.
                        The settings would allow you to choose default paper &/or cover which would later be saved when you finished writing. This way you don’t waste time opening the app starting a new doc, choosing the paper, cover, naming the book etc etc.

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                        • Change the Search highlight color.

                          Have the ability to change the color of the Search highlight (current yellow blends in with any yellow highlighting I do on my PDFs).

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                          • Stylus Compatibility

                            Make it compatible with generic electronic-precision styluses for those who have 2017 versions of IPad. I have a BlackWeb 2017 stylus that works with everything but this app.

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                            • An automatic timestamp possibility

                              An automatic timestamp possibility

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                              • A "staple" option to keep pages together within a notebook

                                This would be especially useful for documents being imported into a notebook and for rearranging multiple pages within a notebook.

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                                • Share Files From Internet Directly to GoodNotes

                                  When you find a document online that you want to import into GN, you can't just hit the share button in upper right and send to GN like you can to gmail or Instapaper or dropbox, etc.

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                                  • Page numbers in standard view

                                    Please create a view in that the current page number and the total page numbers are being shown in the standard view. This would make it easier to navigate. You could also have a function that automatically number the pages.

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                                    • 3 votes
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                                      • web browser integration

                                        I would love to mark up webpages.

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                                        • ADD VIDEO

                                          PLEASE ADD VIDEO CAPABILITY. Shoot a clip or select from library. Photos is great but ability to add video is PARAMOUNT.

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