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:
A comprehensive set of predefined colors and thickness (5*3-5) as a dropdownlist would be perfect. By this it would be easy to select a predefined color and a thickness at one time.
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.
Ulrich T. commented
I came here exactly to write this, ans it was already done. So i do definitely agree with that.
To work on a document from the Universtity i use generally 4/5 colors for the pen and the highlighter. It would much easier for me to have all of them directly at the same time on the toolbar instead of always switching between them and removing one for another one, though i need all of them.
That would be great, gain of time !!! PLEASE add it !
Iyadh Gmati commented
MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
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
Paca Rubik commented
Yes, definitely we need more colours in the bar at least one or two more
Imagine my dismay when I finally uploaded 5 to discover that my favorite thin multicolored pens is unavailable may go back to 4 so Far the advantages to not out weight the lack of colored pens Please fix this
Yes please!!!! And this is not difficult to do at all
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!