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  1. goodnotes desktop version in order to edit files both on tablets and on desktop laptops and sync in between devices

    goodnotes desktop version in order to edit files both on tablets and on desktop laptops and sync in between devices. many people in my medical school would appreciate and heavily use this app if it had these options.

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      planned  ·  31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Scroll PDF vertically

        It is nice to be able to go to the next page going down instead of going left. It would also be nice if scrolling down to the next page continuous without jumping to the next page, so you can see the bottom of one page and the top of the next page.

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        • Allow searching *all* documents, not just the currently open document.

          I *love* that I can search my handwritten notes! The rub is that sometimes something I'm searching for, spans multiple notebooks. It would be *wonderful* to be able to search all of the netbooks for the currently selected category!

          1,458 votes
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          • be able to put page number and date

            be able to automaticly put date and page number in new page

            1,447 votes
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            • Todo management

              I take a ton of notes and produce a lot of todos from meetings, etc.

              OneNote had this feature 15 years ago whereby you would add a todo box next to the line of a handwritten note. It then had a todo notebook that would pull all of the todo boxes from all notebooks. I'm dying to have this feature. I've searched and searched and can't find the feature anywhere! Please please add this!!

              1,441 votes
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              • Enable to create links between pages

                As the contents in the notebook keeps increasing over a period of time, I would like to have a link or connector to a previous page or a different book within the app to quickly navigate to the desired content instead if flipping through the pages.

                1,305 votes
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                • Mathematical input option

                  Recognize handwritten notes as typed text and unique a mathematical input option like the app MATHPAD

                  1,215 votes
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                  • Show GoodNotes Documents in a folder in the new iOS 11 Files App

                    Please show the GoodNotes documents in a folder in the Internal section of the new iOS 11 Files app next to the folders of Pages, Keynote and Numbers.

                    1,211 votes
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                    • Ruler for drawing lines

                      Please add a ruler like the existing one in Apple's Notes. For example drawing graphs the existing auto shape function isn't perfect for that.

                      1,174 votes
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                      • Create folders within notebooks

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

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                          under review  ·  30 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 1,100 votes
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                          • 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!!

                            1,028 votes
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                            • 991 votes
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                              • Add hyperlinks to other pages within the document

                                I'd like to be able to select a drawn item and make assign a button function to it so that it links to another page within the document itself.
                                Useful for making a table of contents page, complex mind maps, wireframe mock ups etc

                                973 votes
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                                • Side-by-Side Documents

                                  Please provide the option to open two Goodnotes documents side-by-side. Current capability allows me to jump between tabbed documents but I am unable to view both side-by-side.

                                  945 votes
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                                  • Ability to erase or undo on the spot.

                                    It would be great if one could erase or undo while writing on the page by simply scratching or drawing a line over the character or words similar to the "MyScript Nebo" app. Another option could by a double-tap with two fingers anywhere on the page to undo. While taking notes from long lectures or presentations I find it less practical to look up and move my stylus to the top of the page to hit the undo button or switch to the erase tool. This add-on feature alone will make note taking on Goodnotes a pleasurable experience and bring…

                                    923 votes
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                                    • Different pens

                                      It would be nice to have different pen options, like a pencil and maybe a calligraphy pen. I would gladly pay for them as an in app purchase.

                                      923 votes
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                                        Hello together,
                                        we plan to add different additional tools in future versions, and will most likely start with a pencil. However, there is no timeframe yet.

                                      • (moveable) Stickies / Post-it Notes

                                        Having stickies that can be pasted on pages - particularly PDFs - would be fantastic. Notes could be made then moved around the page. The more these echo real-life stickies, the better.

                                        (The ability to export notes made on stickies would also be most welcome.)

                                        895 votes
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