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  1. 204 votes
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  2. Layer

    Allow users to put comments on different layers. It would be helpful if these could be turned on/ off, or have their transparency % adjusted like in the Photoshop Touch application. Selecting annotations on one layer only or locking others would be useful as well.

    201 votes
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  3. 199 votes
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  4. lasso tool to copy and paste PDF text, images, graphs, etc

    This option to have lasso tool to be able to copy, paste, and move existing text, images, graphs, any visuals that are important would be simply amazing.

    193 votes
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  5. Add a pencil tool

    Add a pencil tool that acts and looks like a real pencil (compatible with all the capabilities of the Apple Pencil).

    182 votes
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  6. Whiteboard mode - Or endless papersize

    Actual the size of the paper is fixed.
    But nevertheless that I use A0 I am limited during Brainstorming and other creative workshops. Therefore I must use another tool (Zoomnotes). But this is not helpful at all to switch from tool to tool.
    Is there a chance in the near future to implement a more to enlarge the size of the paper endless?

    177 votes
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  7. 171 votes
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  8. More Text box capabilities

    I would like more options on what you can do with the text box. Such as:

    1) ability to have two different writing styles in the same text box (red and black, bold and regular)
    2) An indent button
    3) maybe even a whole different text box for bullet points, lists, and things of that sort

    161 votes
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  9. Better typewriting support. I mean paragraph text and not just a grotty text box.

    A separate button next to the “pens” for typewriting. This would entail being able to type normally wherever we tap on the page to create an insertion point. This would also contemplate minimal text styling; bold, italic, underline, several colours and the ability to change font and/or font size for any given part of the text.

    159 votes
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  10. Full synch with iCloud or Dropbox

    I typically need to work on the same document in multiple devices. For example, i may annotate a pdf at home using my iPad but at work I may need to read the annotated pdf in my laptop. Would be great to have full synch using iCloud Dropbox or similar services

    152 votes
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  11. Maths

    would love to see more mathematics tools such as a ruler, a pencil compass, a real life scale on the paper, and maybe even a calculator within the app. Maybe a calculator you can move on the screen or click it with your finger to summarize an easy equation? I bought an iPad intending to only use your app for all of my notes when I go into college now, but unfortunately I do not see myself using this app for mathematics just yet. Pie charts, gifs and videos in the notes would also be very helpful. (I could for…

    142 votes
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  12. Dropbox sync

    You definitely have to include the Dropbox sync function as realized in goodreader. this would be essential!
    And I'm convinced a bunch of people will be willing to pay more for your app

    140 votes
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  13. TABS!

    Add divider tabs into notebooks to make it look like a loose leaf binder

    139 votes
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  14. Enable Good Notes on the web so you can edit notebooks from a webpage on a computer

    I would love it if there was a way to access notebooks online in a way that we could edit the organization of the notebooks. This could be in the form of a website where you can log in to access your notebooks, or maybe making a downloadable app/program for Windows.

    137 votes
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  15. OneNote integration

    Integration with onenote

    137 votes
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  16. It would be great if it came with a record feature, so during lecture I could record the lecture. And each slide have a sound icon

    During lecture I like to record the prof. So I can listen to him when I get home. It would be nice to be able to have this integrated with good note. Where every slide has a little sound icon where I can click and see what's the prof said for that slide. So it's like a continue record feature but every time I go to the next page in the slide good note knows I've moved on and put a sound icon on the previous slide. Definitely add a pause button too.

    129 votes
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  17. Add a page counter

    A page counter would be fine. As of now the only way to know where exactly you are on a document is to open the thumbnail feature. If the page number were displayed (maybe as an in/out option) it would save us a good deal of time.

    124 votes
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  18. Add tables!

    I use Goodnotes for all my Uni lectures, and I have to hand draw massive tables for reducing finite state machines in discrete mathematics. If there was a table wizard that would be awesome!

    117 votes
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  19. Recording and live notes replay

    Please allows us to record during our note taking and also allow the note replay. For example like in the app notability they allow recording and it shows you writing notes while the recording is being played back.

    115 votes
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  20. 115 votes
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