Create folders within notebooks
To be able to organise pages into sub folders 'within' each notebook would be very useful.
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.
Sayyam Gibrani commented
What a fuss...you tell me creators of this app....how you’ll organise if you have 50...100...500 files and all are stacking up and up...
Yes, this. My project notebooks often contain sub-projects, results of sub-projects, and sometimes sub-sub-projects, etc... The ability to group information into folders or ‘sub-notebooks’ would be a huge improvement.
I’m currently attempting to manage my ever-growing collection of data using bookmarks like these:
You get the picture.
Folders (or nested bookmarks), please!
A Alee Chittenden commented
I can't use it because i have too many classes and it's too unorganized
Parker Adams commented
Absolutely. My app is starting to look like an unkempt, disorderly desktop. When and if folder implementation becomes possible, it would be nice to be able to zip the folder and download it on my PC as the .pdf with "writing / editing" saved from my reading and remarks. This would enable me to write on my own books without the need for taking up physical space in my library. This would be SO awesome. Thank you in advance for considering this.
I use the bookmark functionality to do that. Works really well.
Andrew Salfinger commented
Yeah I would love this!!! make it work in terms of how folders work within Apple Notes.
Since in Apple Notes You can have a Main Folder > Sub Folder > sub sub within the first sub folder > so on
John Date commented
Love this! But it needs to be thoughtfully done. So your bookmarks are a nice start to this. Marking your thumbnails could be a part of this, but just useful bookmark management could work well.
One note and Outline+ have the concept of a notebook. In them, sections of the notebook are in tabs across the top and pages (that can be more then one page long) are in tabs along the left side. Both the sections and pages can be renamed. This scheme works well for hierarchical structuring of notes and greatly facilitates navigation.
It would be nice having tabs inside the notebooks rather than folders!
Isn't this like tabs at the side or something? I guess you could also list pages by their title or first line, similar to the bookmark list.
I'd like to see a similar design to pages and keynotes when browsing folders
This would be great. But why not just also generalize categories to allow more levels than 2.
This would be helpful - but please consider adding a view that allows the user to see more notebooks per page so we can scan quickly to find the one we want. Seeing the entire cover in the category is not as helpful.
Ryan Carroll commented
Maybe have "binders" within categories. Within a binder you can have multiple notebooks and/or loose pages. Example: I have imported study guides for multiple exams into my "physics" category, but they are all separate and creating clutter. If I were to put them all into a notebook, they would blend together and it would be difficult to quickly find a particular study guide. If I could drop them all into a folder, or a "binder," I could then open that binder and see the individual study guides grouped together.
Michelle H commented
I came here searching for this. I love GoodNotes, but this really needs to happen. I'm having an awful time keeping stuff organized in the app because this is missing.
I'd be happy with just being able to name my notes within a notebook.
The current version of Goodnote is a great hand writing application and is best in class. However, being able to organise ones notes is impossible and therefore it's hard to structure or find information easily. The implementation of a folder/tab organiser as an imbedded function within Goodreader like Onenote or Notability would make Goodreader a first class product with no equals. I can't believe the developers are reluctant or unable to bring this needed feature into this great application. I for one need this implementation to make it my primary note taking application of choice.
S P commented
The perfect way to achive this would be to reuse the (already implemented) the PDF Outline Tab.
If the pdf outline was editable this would be the perfect ToC. It has indentation and is collapsable. Since this is a native pdf feature, it should be possible to keep the ToC even in the export/backup pdf files.
Or allow more levels of folders (categories) than just two. 3 would be very helpful already. 4 would probably meet all my needs.