Add tagging of documents and locations within documents
It would be a great deal, if it would be possible to tag all documents and (possibly) each position within each note with one or more tags. There should be a tag list for each shelf of notes, such that I can have different sets of tags for each shelf. It should then be possible to open the tag list for a shelf, click on a tag, and get a list of all usages of this tag with all documents and all locations within documents. Clicking on a usage should open the document (in case it is the tag of a whole document) or the document at the tagged position (if the tag is attached at a location within the document). The list of usages should be sorted according to the document names, and if there are more usages within a document, according to the page number. It should also be possible to jump from a tagged position within a note to the list of usages, and then to another usage, and so on.
To tag a note or a location within a note, one should be presented a list of available tags within this shelf. Then, one can select one or more tags, and possible also add one or more tags, which then can also be selected.
It would be ideal, if this approach was combined with folders (and subfolders ...) within each shelf, as is proposed in another feature request. One speciality of this request is, that these folders should be kept separately from shelves, in order that different tag groups can be maintained, one tag group for each shelf.
This feature, would make a great application, as GoodNotes already is, much more valuable. It would make GootNotes also a great knowledge management tool - with only little implementation effort. Looking forward for this feature being added! :-)
I have checked all over the internet and App Store for websites or apps that actually have this system of tagging, but none of them are sufficient.
I tried Noteful, but it didn’t work out like what I was looking for. It had tags, but you had to exit out of your notebook and click on that tag name to see all the pages that had that tag (it collects all pages in all of your notebooks that have that tag somewhere on that page). In addition, it didn’t have all the other awesome features Goodnotes had.
The Tagging System I’m looking for:
1. I want something that would let you create, search, and edit tags inside individual notebooks (with the option of making select tags universal like how Noteful works) so that when I searched for the tag, all parts of the pages that I tagged with a tag box (like exactly everything that is inside that tag box) would pop up in chronological order (this can help me keep out currently unimportant parts of my notebook like practice problems). I want to also be able to tag whole notebook pages.
2. In addition to filtering sections of my notebook with the tag, I want to be able to still search inside my handwriting or outline inside the already filtered material (this would be really helpful when I’m doing a quick study and searching for keywords).
3. I also want to be able to overlap tags when I am assigning them and searching for them. (Like search for two or more tags and being able to continue overlapping more tags as long as there is a page with that combination of tags.)
I understand that this is a complicated request. However, it can be a game changer for any iPad notetaking app.
To me, if there is an iPad notetaking app that has this exact tagging system, offline editing, and the ability to work with large files, I would immediately transfer all my notes into it and use it until there is an alternative with more features.
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Jennifer Ginsberg commented
I am a professional who has started using good notes. I need this feature because I’m often in back to back meetings and taking notes on either client needs or doing people management activities. I don’t always have time to fumble around and find the folder or re arrange pages into folders or notebooks. Tags would be a great way to quickly organize notes based on multiple dimensions. Similar to one note with tabs but even more streamlined.
Ariana Erkelens commented
Oh my goodness please, this would be lovely for going through a book and tagging each page with the topics that are on that page, so I can search that later on and get all the related info without just looking for key/buzzwords.
Josiah Majorins commented
This would actually be very helpful. I use Goodnotes mainly for college notes, I import slideshows from class and then take notes over them and for recall while studying it would be so great if I could manually add tags to each document regarding big ideas from the content, so I can later just search up “stoichiometry” for example and get any notes I have regarding stoichiometry
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Moustapha Abdellati commented
we need tags...
A newer notaking app called Noteful offers tagging. As soon as they add in handwriting recognition, it will be a worthy contender to Goodnotes and Notability.
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jagadish singh commented
The more I use Goodnotes, the more I miss tagging. I was playing with the search feature on the goodnotes 5 where the last searched keywords are also shown. With that as the starting point, I believe it should be possible to implement tagging as a feature and go deeper into multi-tags and so-on. Apple notes has done a wonderful job of tagging, multi-tags and addition/removal of tags to make the "smart" folder.
Kindly consider this on higher priority and implement this feature.
If there is any reasons that drive me away from GoodNotes, this must be the one. Also, written #tag does not work. I need a tag management too that can rename tags or merge tags.
I use GoodNotes for work. Every of my notes are related to a customer, and a product. We have multiple customers and product hence folders does not work for me.
Michele Orefice commented
I use goot notes professionaly for my daily work and it is great. Tag would be a plus. I´m using now the "ordering" feature but I can´t remeber to use always the same words.
I see this feature as one that is related the hyperlink request, which has many votes.
Yes PLEASE, adding a possibility to add tags in a consistent way and filtering/searching by tags would be of enormous value. I use GoodNotes for my digital journal and keep all days of a year in one notebook. Hence looking up regular occurrence of items (marked with a tag) would be very helpful. Often my handwriting is not recognised by search and hence the trick using something like #tag and then search for it doesn’t work reliable enough. Which then leaves me with browsing through many many pages ….
And now with iOS 15 and apple notes I’ve learned how easy things could be!
Gu He commented
As someone already said: Even a very simple tagging system would be helpful. My notebooks are growing, and it's becoming harder and harder to find things. The outline feature doesn't help either.
Btw: Better than _searching_ for tags would be IMHO the possibility to simply _filter_ notes by tag.
Holy moly, I ordered an iPad last week with the sole purpose of using GoodNotes, because I've heard such amazing things about it. I've been planning out my organization, and had just assumed it had a tagging system. How does it not? That's like information-organization 101. :-o
Lee Turner commented
I'm half way there by reviewing my notes and adding a typed "#tag" in the margins - so as long as I remember the hashtag, I can easily search for occurrences of it
Some hyper-linking between these and some listing features of hashtags would really go a long way however - been finding it invaluable for organizing my thoughts!
Payton Garland commented
Adding even rudimentary document tagging would be incredibly valuable... For me, I use good notes to read various research papers. I would love to be able to tag them with author, university, research group, topic, etc
Please PLEASE add this feature! I’ve stopped using GoodNotes because I have trouble locating documents. My handwriting isn’t always searchable.
Any progress here? Not having this simple feature that is used on most other platforms is severely hindering adoption. Given how there are multiple sub-topics within any one notebook, not sure if I will be able to continue using unless this update happens... or at the very least confirmation that it is in the works.