More color options in top menu bar (more than just 3)
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, changing pen thickness is not important enough to have that much space up top, other colors are. But honestly there is plenty of room for more colors, you could just shift the thickness all the way to the right and the other menu options all the way to the left and have room for 10 more colors.
Billy Wall commented
I would love to see 4 colors minimum, 5 to 6 even better. Another comment mentions the "double tap" Apple Pencil option in iPadOS to open the color palette, but double tap doesn't work if one's using a slip-over grip to hold the pencil, and that's still more actions than a simple tap on an additional color button.
I use GoodNotes to teach and tutor math, and my students benefit greatly from the color used in my demonstrations and notes. They don't benefit from the time I spend trying to switch colors.
Whether in portrait or landscape mode, my iPad has plenty of bar space for adding at least one additional color button, but presumably smaller iPads or other modes could have less space there.
Most comments here seem to make this suggestion a duplicate of this one:
I completely agree! Having space for a quick selection of 5+ colors would make the world of difference for color-coding my reading notes. Please add this feature ASAP!
[Deleted User] commented
In Onenote I'm quickswitching between 13 highlighters and Pens in different sizes and colors.
I really need that feature, its a shame that this is not implemented.
Jennifer Zhong commented
I also agree, I just bought this app yesterday because it was recommended to me. This is the only complaint I have as well.
Christian Hübner commented
This is something I urgently need as well. While teaching, I definitely need at least 5 colors. It's so annoying always having to bring up the menu.
agree ... please
Please add the option to have more than 3 colors in the top bar! I use goodnotes to lecture and am always switching between more than 3 colors (at minimum, I use 5 different colors for drawings, notes, etc.).
Frithjof Schuon commented
Please add this, so much wasted time switching between colors !! I use at least 5 on a regular basis for my classes, I can't stand having to manually switch between them all while there is so much empty space in the quick access bar ! !!! !! There is enough space for at least 8-10 quick color, why not implement at least 5, and ideally let us personnalize the bar to add as many as we need ?
This is acually a deal breaker for me. This feature SHOULD be implemented!
Ruben Thome commented
I also need at least 5 colors when writing my documents and it’s a huge waste of time switching one of the three colors out for another one. There is enough space and it should be possible to configure the toolbar as I like, just like in other tools like this. I don’t understand how it has been ignored for this long by the developers, this has been an issue for over a year now and I’m a bit fed up.
Yes this is necessary. Even notability can now quick switch between 8 colours
Agreed! This would make my workflow so much easier. I find myself routinely using about five colors and switching takes more time than it ought to.
Bobby He commented
desperate for an add-on like this! plsssss! thank you for all the great work!
Jeffrey Harmon commented
I use about 4 to 5 colors to keep track of variables when doing my math homework, and it is so annoying to have to switch out the "quick" selectors every time. Adding this would save so much time. Even on the standard 9.7" iPad, there is still plenty of space to add at least 2-3 extra colors.
Please add this!
YES PLEASE! Super need more colors on the tool bar around 5-6 colors will do or as much colors as the tool bar can accommodate!! Goodnotes hear us out please!
I agree wholeheartedly to this! I use so many colors when I take notes or writing in general. I hope they add this suggestion soon because it would be so helpful!
Why is GoodNotes 5 development team ignoring us?!?!?!?! This issue has been opened several times and not a single response from the team. If the team continues to ignore this, I'm going to leave a 1-star review. It is crippling my faith in the app.
I can't use the double-tap on Apple Pencil for color picker because I need that for the eraser