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.
All the topics below come to a total of 1100 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:
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
Alexandra Jensen commented
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.
This feature would be great so great!
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.
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!
I would LOVE layers ability . I am looking at other apps that have that feature
MaryClare Rovere commented
This feature would be incredibly useful and is the sole thing holding me back from good notes. Please please do this as far as I can tell no note-taking app or PDF annotator has this feature and it would set it apart from competing note-taking apps.
yes please. layer is a MUST have.
Marcus Villaboim commented
I learn german. My classbook has some exercises on it. After I wrote the answers on class and read the page at home, it’d be nice, if I can hide the answers and try to do the exercises again. Goodnotes has in menu item More, an option to clear page. It could also have an item to hide page annotations. So I could do the exercises again, then unhide the layer with the answers and see if I made all right!
SIBO DING commented
When I select something (handwriting, images, text box) and overlap others. I cannot control which layer is at front or back. That means the one I want to show may be hidden.
I really need a option to put pictures in the background regardless the order I add the pictures into my document.
Please add a layering function so that i can also just select one layer with the lasso tool.
[Deleted User] commented
Layers would take digital planning to a different level, especially for people who like to draw their own planner inserts! Please layers are a must have!
I would also love to see masks because it would allow us to temporarily focus on things and hide others
This feature would also be handy when editing my writing. I sometimes like to make little notes of ideas for myself, so I can remember edits I would make once I get my hands on a laptop. Also, this would be great for presentations or speeches so I can have my notes hidden. Another use could be to make notes over Reference books material while having the option to remove it and have a look at the original content.
Jenniffer Viracacha commented
Please add the option to lock layers or lock elements on the GoodNotes app.
I use GoodNotes as a "whiteboard" in online lectures. It would be perfect to have more layers, for example in order to have a basic "picture" prepared before the lecture starts, which can then be added, commented or completed within the lecture without destroying the original one.