As a professional musician, GoodNotes is almost perfect for viewing and marking up sheet music both during rehearsals and performances! In my circle of friends and colleagues, GoodNotes is really becoming our go-to app! We unanimously agree that the only feature that is missing for viewing sheet music is the ability to view two pages at once (like an open book or in Mac's Preview "double-page viewing"). Is it possible that I'm just not seeing this feature?
We’re excited to announce that we have completed this feature. It is now available in the update GoodNotes 5.3 for iPadOS (13.1).
With the update, we added full support for iPadOS’ multiple windows. It lets you do much more than viewing two documents side by side. To read everything you need to know about opening multiple documents, please visit goodnotes.com/ipad-os.
How to open a new window:
You can now open GoodNotes in multiple windows to view two documents side by side, view two pages of the same document in Split View, or pair it with other apps in spaces across your entire system. To open a new window, drag any of the elements listed below to the side of your screen:
- the app icon from the dock
- documents from the library
- folders from the library
- individual pages from the document thumbnail view
- tabs from the tab-bar
You can also use the buttons in the library action menu or from the tab-bar to open a new window.
Caitlin Person commented
As a teacher and musician, I have information on back to back pages of a pdf, and need to be able to have both open on screen at the same time. This is different than 2 separate windows side by side (while needed for other reasons, and happy to have this option, it is not the same thing). Please allow me to be in one window-> one pdf->able to have 2 pages (ex. page 33 and 34, then swipe right to left and we see pages 35 and 36...) showing, in landscape view, at the exact same time.
Completely agree with the rest of the community. The Multi-window feature is useful and valid, but for a completely different use.
Please implement a double page (spread) view, to facilitate the viewing of more content from the same document.
Should also be a quick win, no?
Rob Vel commented
Multiple windows is a better feature but that’s not what was requested. I’d still love to have two page view for one notebook one window on landscape mode…. Great app I don’t know why they don’t add this.
Titti Potesta commented
As a musician, book view is a must, I can’t believe that after all this years and comments GoodNotes is still lacking this feature. Love the app, but just went back to PDF Expert because of this.
Adrian Blair commented
this is what we wanted, it seems like a pretty basic feature sadly you completely missed what the user was requesting!
I’d rather we don’t have the multi windows and just let us have the two page view please.
GoodNotes is perfect and all but just it ruined everything without this function. THE MULTIPLE WINDOW IS NOT DOUBLE-PAGE VIEW! Please it’s been years now and I think I’m just switching to PDF expert instead I’m really disappointed.
Just realized it's been 7 years for Good note to not improve this.
All the comments are clear enough, can anyone from good note give us a valid reason of not doing the improvment?
I would like to voice support for 2-page view (open like a book), which is NOT the same thing as opening GoodNotes in multiple windows. Please add this. I am also a teacher/musician/scholar and would find this so valuable.
I regularly use inferior annotation apps like PDF expert because GoodNotes lacks this basic capability.
So many comments about the same thing. Yet developers shut their ears off (or their fingers while writing the code) .
This is a basic feature which has been demanded, not something advanced or high level.
How badly I wanted to like and highlight each of the below mentioned requests by various users.
Please listen to your customers. You are because they are.
Yes, 2 page view within the app is desperately needed. I would use this feature daily for study, teaching and music.
We need a new template like an open book with two pages side by side. It is better for the visual memory so add it fast please. You can do it to be automatic comes with flipping the screen.
AMEN! Please add this feature.
Please add double page viewing '
Keith Andrew Murphy commented
Yes, I’m a musician (and educator) too, and it was in doing a Google search to see if there was a way to view 2 pages side-by-side in Goodnotes that I stumbled upon this thread... so I STRONGLY support adding this functionality. As some other musicians mentioned, it’s really a must for us, and this app is so great in many other ways (I’m sure I’m not the only one that has a sheet of music-lined staff paper as their default template, lol)! But the lack of 2-page view is a deal breaker for many usages, unfortunately. Every pianist, conductor, and composer (at minimum) will thank you!
That suggestion was made in 2013 and you managed to answer in 2019 that you implemented something else that’s not what was asked for?
Read the comment, it’s about « book view », seeing left and right pages at the same time. So no, it doesn’t seem to exist. 2013-2021, how long will such a basic feature have to wait? This is so disappointing.
Carlos Cordero commented
Hello, This is not exactly what we are asking for but rather we want to see the document like an open book with pages side by side and when we scroll to the right we want to se the next set of two pages. Is that possible without opening two windows? As a composer and conductor this app is my main app and would love to advocate for it more but the two pages at a time feature is a must for us. Thank you!
yes i would love to have double page viewing so i dont need to make a landscape 2 pages template or 2 windows for the same document
Please add double-page viewing
Bao Richard commented
please add double page viewing, it will be really helpful for reading pdfs.