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.
Silken Heynderickx commented
Sometimes it would be nice to replace things in a certain layer (for example a layer that you can name, extra explanation), so that other things in other layers don't move with it
Would be nice to be able to lock layers. Too many times i wind up accidentally moving stickers, backgrounds, or completely erasing images.
All the topics below come to a total of 2144 votes (as of this writing). If we want to get this done, go vote for each one of these and please stop listing this same idea as a new one. We are splitting our votes up and they have more power together.
Send Images Forward or Backward:
changing layering order:
layer images, widgets, texts and handwriting:
Merging image and labels:
Overlay with Transparency:
Hop Hopkins commented
We need layers similar to drawing apps in Goodnotes. It doesn't have to be crazy, but 2-3 will be good for most users.
Michal Farkas commented
Or even just the classic "move back"/ "move to back"/ "move to front"/... feature that they have on Word! Anything so that you don't have to recopy and paste anything you want to be on the top layer :/ gets very tedious when trying to write and use pictures at the same time
LAYERS for EVERYTHING. Stickers, drawings, text, etc. would absolutely change the face of my workflow for the better. Our entire production uses GoodNotes, but since everyone takes their own notes on their own page, we end up generating multiple duplicates of documents. Introducing layers would be the first step in streamlining what is now a bit of a redundant and complicated workflow. Then, being able to LOCK layers so people working on the same document can’t edit or alter.
Then, being able to FLATTEN some layers (or, perhaps this is just LOCK) so when I take notes over existing layers/notes, it doesn’t alter what’s beneath. For example, I take notes on a script that already has copious notes flattened on it. So I use the white pen tool to “erase” said notes, so I can write on top and it looks cleaner. But, in order to do my job correctly, where I am erasing and changing my OWN notes, I have to export the “clean” version as a PDF to flatten it, and then re-import as a new flattened PDF so I can do that.
Layers for EVERYTHING. Stickers, drawings, text, etc. would absolutely change the face of my workflow for the better. Our entire production uses GoodNotes, but since everyone takes their own notes on their own page, we end up generating multiple duplicates of documents. Introducing layers would be the first step in streamlining what is now a bit of a redundant and complicated workflow.
Furthermore, being able to LOCK layers so people working on the same document can’t edit or alter.
Pierre Chanut commented
Hello, I work as a civil engineer (Bouygues Construction) and I’m using the app everyday.
I’m trying for my hierarchy to buy into it for everyone of my colleagues.
The only thing missing to make it perfect for annotation and Construction follow up is the use of layers.
It would help to have one layer per company, thus having only ONE document for everything and everyone which could revolutionise the way our company and others work.
This feature would be great so great!
Layers would be incredibly helpful. I annotate scripts and there are different overlays that need to be present and then sent to different people; not everyone needs all the same information at the same time. Being able to work with layers (that I can then name) would be a game changer! Especially if you continue to improve the “shared” document function.
Skr An commented
I suggest adding a layer function to GoodsNotes, which is more convenient for users to perform multiple painting operations on the same picture
Ieva Blackshear - Morgan commented
Goodnotes, can you address this? There are so many apps like Canva that do this. The lack of these options makes it hard to design pages.
Please add layers with opacity!
This will Aid drafting.
And It can record our mind!
Please Take This into Consideration!
To be able to draw in different layers and to be able to see a transparent version of the thing on the layer behind the one you are on
Jean Hook commented
Does anyone from Goodnotes even look at these?? This idea is from 2013 and here we are 8 years later and STILL NO LAYERS!!
That would be amazing for notes / added explanations or even solutions for problems
This would be an amazing feature. I teach piano and have to use the same pdf with different students. Layering would be amazing. In the meantime I will look at zoom notes since someone mentioned it had that option.
Isabelle - commented
This would help me so much!
Susie Arnholt commented
With the new sticky notes, this is practically essential now!
Latrice London commented
Please please add a layering option for photos and stickers. This is vital vor digital planners like myself. Thank you! 😊