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  1. Mind map tools, arrows, outlined text boxes

    I am a neurophysiologist and am constantly designing experiments. There are many moving parts and it helps to be able to draw flow charts and mind maps for each experimental design. I know many people have requested arrows, and I just want to ask that in addition to arrows we get dynamic colored text boxes (squares would be fine if they could remain editable in brain-map mode) so that I don't have to lasso things to move them and change how they connect. And PLEASE LOTS of color options and thicknesses with these!!

    559 votes
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  2. Create folders within notebooks

    To be able to organise pages into sub folders 'within' each notebook would be very useful.

    551 votes
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    In GoodNotes 5 we implemented the option to create infinite subfolders to replace the concept of “categories” in GoodNotes 4. Consider using multiple documents in a subfolders instead of adding everything to one notebook. If you want to further divide your notebook internally, you can use bookmarks or custom outlines to label your pages.

  3. Moving pages between notebooks instead of copy, paste and delete manually

    To move pages between Notebooks, you have to copy and paste the respective page. After that you have to go back and delete the page from the original place in order to avoid double pages. Please ad a function to just move pages from one Notebook to another.

    531 votes
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  4. 463 votes
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  5. Enable pen angle recognition for Apple pencil and ruler function.

    The Apple notes app and some Adobe apps recognize the angle in which the Apple pencil is lead over the surface of the iPad and changes the stroke width depending on that angle,
    Furthermore the ruler feature of Apple notes would be helpful to aim at a certain point drawing lines. Especially drawing graphs would be easier in this way.

    424 votes
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  6. add a button to add a date to the page.

    When you take notes, it is usefull that you would like to add a date. This feature would allow by simply click to add the current date or dropdown to access calendar.

    368 votes
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  7. 348 votes
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  8. Ability to do bullet points when typing notes

    when typing notes, ability to do organized bullets/numbering would be great.

    345 votes
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  9. Use TouchID to Secure App

    I would like to use TouchID to both open the app (a la Dropbox) and/or individual notebook TouchID verification.

    320 votes
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  10. 313 votes
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  11. Hyperlink (paste URL)

    It would be great if you could paste a URL and it be clickable from within a page!

    311 votes
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  12. Two way sync dropbox to modify or edit on mac

    Be able to modify on mac pdf and sync back to app.

    309 votes
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  13. Dotted line and more line drawing options

    Make it possible to make a straight line between two or more points. Would be great to draw graphs with. Also would be nice to have the ability to make a dotted line, maybe choose space between the dots and so on.

    305 votes
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  14. Teachers need visible rulers! We ar waiting for you, Good Notes!

    TEACHERS NEED RULERS!
    Many Teachers at my school use Goodnotes as their primary Tool as a Replacement for the old classroom board. What we math teachers miss so much is a possibility to view the ruler on the beamer image like in the Notes App from Apple. The students need to see a ruler or a triangle ruler so that they can follow the teacher properly. There is no other App that does that. SO GO FOR IT! The Teachers around the world are waiting for this! If you are interested in working with a teacher for optimizing your App…

    290 votes
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  15. 271 votes
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  16. Writing tools shortcuts

    If there could be a tray where I can add 4-5 various colors of pens and highlighter mimicking a real physical object that I can just pickup and write. For example, I could add a red colored pen with fine thickness, a black colored pen with bold thickness, yellow highlighter pen with certain thickness and automatic straight line.

    In that way I can jump between each tools and options without having to turn on/off auto-straight-line function or adjust the thickness every time I change a writing tool.

    You can let this function to be optional that users can toggle on/off…

    258 votes
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  17. 254 votes
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  18. 242 votes
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  19. "Favorites pens" as tools

    Im using green thin and navy thick pen.
    and need to change very quickly.
    but everytime I have to select color and pen size.
    that would be awesome configurable favorite pens on top of bar for one click select the pensize+color

    213 votes
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  20. Collaborate on shared notebooks with multiple users

    Simulaneously share notebooks for use through the web with other users.

    Talkboard is a free app by Citrix that allows for sharing of a white board with multiple users. The writing features are in general, the same as good notes.

    If notebooks could support features to share with other users simultaneously, even select notebooks, then I would be able to use good notes as a collaboration tool on top of it being a note taking tool.

    212 votes
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    39 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone, this is an interesting feature that we’d like to hear more about. If you haven’t added your comment already, it would be great if you could let us know a few things:

    1. Why do you want to collaborate on a GoodNotes document
    2. In what situations do you need it
    3. What you have to do instead since GoodNotes doesn’t support it.

    Please add this as public comments and feel free to discuss with others. Thanks a lot for your help

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