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  1. 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.

    329 votes

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  2. A separate button next to the “pens” for typewriting. This would entail being able to type normally wherever we tap on the page to create an insertion point. This would also contemplate minimal text styling; bold, italic, underline, several colours and the ability to change font and/or font size for any given part of the text.

    318 votes

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  3. Actual the size of the paper is fixed.
    But nevertheless that I use A0 I am limited during Brainstorming and other creative workshops. Therefore I must use another tool (Zoomnotes). But this is not helpful at all to switch from tool to tool.
    Is there a chance in the near future to implement a more to enlarge the size of the paper endless?

    293 votes

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  4. 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.

    291 votes

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  5. Good notes should include a ruler and compass. Especially for engineering students like me.

    291 votes

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  6. I think it would be great if we could lasso an item, whether it be pen, text, or image and have the option to move it back or forward a layer. Ie if you write something handwritten then insert an image and lasso the text/whatever you've drawn on top of it, it gets hidden behind the picture. I've love to lasso it, select move to front and then move it on top of the picture.
    Don't necessarily need layers to be like in Procreate but, some ability to move lasso'd items in front or behind other items would be a…

    277 votes

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  7. An Eyedropper tool so that you can copy the colour of your handwriting when you reinstall the app and import your backup

    262 votes

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  8. Add a streamline option for the pen/pencil/marker tools similar to the streamline option in Procreate. That way, those who write in cursive won't have as much trouble with shakiness & therefore there wouldn't be any "jerky" lettering.

    259 votes

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  9. Hello,
    I am using Notability as well as Goodnotes 5..
    I want to emphasize on the point that you should make it possible to insert videos in the notes itself or at least give an option of inserting hyperlinks to youtube or websites.
    It becomes so much easy for us to click the link and open it there itself..
    U need to seriously think on this..

    244 votes

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  10. Goodnotes is a huge battery drainer, so I hope the next up date will optimize the app resources so it uses less power

    244 votes

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  11. In dark mode, switch automatically to dark paper and white ink, and revert back automatically to light paper and black ink when in light mode.

    234 votes

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  12. Integration with onenote

    233 votes

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  13. This will make my life so much easier

    228 votes

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  14. 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!

    223 votes

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  15. Text needs to be improved
    - Bullet points and other text features like tables needed to be added
    - Switching quickly between preset text fonts and sizes
    - Text recognition on pdfs is terrible, some fonts like ones used in some of my text books are hardly searchable
    - Text boxes are annoying, don't mix well with handwriting and do not fit into the lines of the default page

    222 votes

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  16. It would be grate to have goodnotes on windows and Android. It is a very great app. With a windows or Android devise you are unable to use this one.

    221 votes

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  17. sometiomes I use the ruled paper and wanna type on it,but the textbox seems not precisely fits the line spacing of the paper , i hope I can directly type on the paper lines ,not type in a textbox. Thanks!

    206 votes

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  18. Please make it possible for users to be able to select an element's color and use that color as a highlighter or a pen.

    202 votes

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  19. Hallo Goodnotes,

    can I insert a link (in my case a youtube link) into a document so that the link opens when I click on it?

    If not, is it planned?
    It would be very helpful for me.
    As a teacher, I plan all my lessons in Goodnotes and like to link to videos on Youtube or other homepages.

    Thanks a lot.

    Best regards
    Steffen

    200 votes

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  20. I typically need to work on the same document in multiple devices. For example, i may annotate a pdf at home using my iPad but at work I may need to read the annotated pdf in my laptop. Would be great to have full synch using iCloud Dropbox or similar services

    190 votes

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