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  1. The GUI has a lot of "lost space" - especially in landscape mode. Would be great to have the full screen for a sheet of paper with a rearrangeable toolbar. Would be extremely helpful for iPads with 9.7 or the upcoming 10.5".

    749 votes

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  2. To be able to organise pages into sub folders 'within' each notebook would be very useful.

    733 votes

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    In GoodNotes 5 we implemented the option to create infinite subfolders to replace the concept of “categories” in GoodNotes 4. Consider using multiple documents in a subfolders instead of adding everything to one notebook. If you want to further divide your notebook internally, you can use bookmarks or custom outlines to label your pages.

  3. 707 votes

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  4. Add divider tabs into notebooks to make it look like a loose leaf binder

    695 votes

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  5. 672 votes

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  6. 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?

    664 votes

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    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…

  7. 649 votes

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  8. As teachers, we use this to take pictures of lessons on which we are working, allowing students to highlight and write on the photos. Students also create short presentations of their work, which we record. It would be awesome to be able to insert video into Goodnotes!

    558 votes

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  9. 539 votes

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  10. I would love it if there was a way to access notebooks online in a way that we could edit the organization of the notebooks. This could be in the form of a website where you can log in to access your notebooks, or maybe making a downloadable app/program for Windows.

    516 votes

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  11. The shape tool is amazing no doubt but it still lacks some major shapes. If you try to draw a semi circle by a quick stroke it converts it to a straight line, same goes for an arc. This is difficult while taking maths lectures as it requires a lot of shapes. Some shapes that don't work are: semi circle, arc, sector, parabola.

    514 votes

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  12. 510 votes

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  13. I would like more options on what you can do with the text box. Such as:

    1) ability to have two different writing styles in the same text box (red and black, bold and regular)
    2) An indent button
    3) maybe even a whole different text box for bullet points, lists, and things of that sort

    499 votes

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  14. Since iOS 13 there is the possibility to hold and drag the scroll bar on the right to scroll. This does not seem to be the case in GoodNotes 5. It‘s a very small but useful feature to get a quick glance at the document or finding a page in a big document. Once you get used to it in other apps like OneNote, you start to miss it in GoodNotes 5.

    446 votes

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  15. Many users asked for a ruler but in my opinion it makes more sense to add a triangle ruler as a new funktion, because then you can't only measure lenghts, but also measure angles and draw straight.
    Especially in math or physics classes, you often have to measure or draw angles.
    And putting your physical triangle ruler on the iPad isn't a nice long-term solution, is it?
    Therefore I would be happy about a triangle ruler funktion in GoodNotes 5 :D.

    435 votes

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  16. I usually keep two notebooks open on my iPad in tabs. I write in thin black on one notebook, and the other notebook I write on an index card template in a thick marker like pen setting. Moving between tabs, it would be nice if a notebook would remember the last pen setting used inside it. I need to switch back and forth quickly, and having to change pen type, color and thickness every single time gets old fast. Thanks for your great product!

    427 votes

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  17. 417 votes

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  18. 402 votes

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  19. This option to have lasso tool to be able to copy, paste, and move existing text, images, graphs, any visuals that are important would be simply amazing.

    392 votes

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  20. Be able to modify on mac pdf and sync back to app.

    391 votes

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