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  1. Every time I color cause I make a lot of my diagrams on this app it takes so so much time to fill it in. Please add a fill function but not like the existing one where it highlights the area, one where it is the same color as the border around it. PLEASE and ty!

    227 votes

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  2. The shape tool is amazing no doubt but it still lacks some major shapes. If you try to draw a semi circle by a quick stroke it converts it to a straight line, same goes for an arc. This is difficult while taking maths lectures as it requires a lot of shapes. Some shapes that don't work are: semi circle, arc, sector, parabola.

    199 votes

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  3. I usually keep two notebooks open on my iPad in tabs. I write in thin black on one notebook, and the other notebook I write on an index card template in a thick marker like pen setting. Moving between tabs, it would be nice if a notebook would remember the last pen setting used inside it. I need to switch back and forth quickly, and having to change pen type, color and thickness every single time gets old fast. Thanks for your great product!

    131 votes

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  4. This will make my life so much easier

    134 votes

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  5. I wish there was an option for disabling the layering of the highlighter tool, since sometimes we need to colour diagrams or doodles and it gets impossible to do so with the highlighter because you have to do it correctly in only one stroke. If layering could be disabled, the highlighting would all be in one layer, and colouring in multiple strokes would be uniform and not look overlapped and irregular.

    86 votes

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  6. I love using the lasso tool to move my handwriting around on the page. I also use the vertical scrolling feature to write my notes, but when I want to move text from one page to the next within the lasso tool, I can’t just drag it on. I have to copy/paste to the next page then cut or erase the text from the previous page. It’s a small thing, but a change that would improve work flow.

    253 votes

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  7. Having a color eye dropper would be super helpful for color-coding info when highlighting or simply writing with a pen!
    I also would like to have my custom colors saved such that any color I save on the app on my phone is saved so I can refer to it and use the same color when I use GoodNotes on my computer. Thanks!!

    135 votes

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  8. The ability to study our flashcards by shuffling randomly through the whole deck, instead of using the algorithm spacing and sorting!

    62 votes

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  9. I'd love to be able to make the background of diagram images transparent within GoodNotes. I like how this is action performed using an app called MagicEraser, as demonstrated in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyty9XGv494&feature=youtu.be&t=262

    This feature would be very useful, especially when using dark paper.

    I wish to skip the step of using a different app just to make the background transparent. I constantly need to give my images a transparent background and I really want a faster way to do it. That's why I would love for GoodNotes to have features like those in the MagicEraser app.

    Thank you!

    73 votes

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  10. 37 votes

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  11. Hello,
    I am using Notability as well as Goodnotes 5..
    I want to emphasize on the point that you should make it possible to insert videos in the notes itself or at least give an option of inserting hyperlinks to youtube or websites.
    It becomes so much easy for us to click the link and open it there itself..
    U need to seriously think on this..

    198 votes

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  12. When copying and pasting with the Lasso tool, we are given the option to resize and rotate, but we are NOT given the option to mirror the image, that is, reflecting it with respect to the vertical axis. That would be a useful improvement, in my opinion.

    For example, to draw a face it would be enough to draw the right eye, half a nose and half a mouth, then mirror it.

    54 votes

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  13. Instead of the one option of a blue folder we should have the option to change the color of the folder to help distinguish subjects better.

    24 votes

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  14. It would be great to be able to select a fill and stroke color for shapes created.

    60 votes

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  15. Images and screenshots should also be read for text. Screenshots are often taken of slides and put into notes- but all of this information is excluded when searching words.

    14 votes

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  16. Add the ability to view two pages of the same document like an open book.

    18 votes

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  17. On OneNote I have 14 different colored pens and highlighters up top. GoodNotes is superior to one note in almost every way except this one. I color code my notes, so I am forced to used one note. If I were to try and color code using goodnotes, it would take me hours longer because there are so many extra clicks to get to the correct color of pen or highlighter. Having more color options up top and allowing both pens and highlighters in the menu bar like one note would be amazing.

    There is plenty of room up there,…

    512 votes

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  18. Since iOS 13 there is the possibility to hold and drag the scroll bar on the right to scroll. This does not seem to be the case in GoodNotes 5. It‘s a very small but useful feature to get a quick glance at the document or finding a page in a big document. Once you get used to it in other apps like OneNote, you start to miss it in GoodNotes 5.

    279 votes

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  19. Good notes should include a ruler and compass. Especially for engineering students like me.

    243 votes

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  20. When I import some PDFs their outlines are imported too. I love this feature. I have noticed that when this happens, the outlines have sub-outlines to make navigating the outlines easier.

    However, I can not create this in my own GoodNotes outlines. It only works when I import a PDF that already has this structure built into it.

    I would like to have a feature in GoodNotes where I can create sub-outlines in my notebooks.

    327 votes

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