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  1. I would like to see a menu icon that would allow you to change the color of your ink or highlighter based on the next clicked on color. This would make switching colors to a previously used “standard” color much faster and would ensure that you had the exact same color used throughout the document for a type of note or section...

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  2. I love using the lasso tool to move my handwriting around on the page. I also use the vertical scrolling feature to write my notes, but when I want to move text from one page to the next within the lasso tool, I can’t just drag it on. I have to copy/paste to the next page then cut or erase the text from the previous page. It’s a small thing, but a change that would improve work flow.

    253 votes

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

    243 votes

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  4. 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…

    228 votes

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  5. Every time I color cause I make a lot of my diagrams on this app it takes so so much time to fill it in. Please add a fill function but not like the existing one where it highlights the area, one where it is the same color as the border around it. PLEASE and ty!

    227 votes

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  6. 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.

    221 votes

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  7. Integration with onenote

    219 votes

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  8. 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.

    213 votes

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

    209 votes

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  10. 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.

    199 votes

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  11. 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..

    198 votes

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  12. 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.

    192 votes

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  13. 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

    186 votes

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  14. 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!

    183 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

    177 votes

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  16. You definitely have to include the Dropbox sync function as realized in goodreader. this would be essential!
    And I'm convinced a bunch of people will be willing to pay more for your app

    177 votes

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  17. 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

    173 votes

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  18. 171 votes

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  19. It would be really helpful for engineers and engineers to be if the ends of the lines would "lock" onto the corners of each square on squared paper.

    That would make it a lot easier and faster to draw vectors, circuits, functions...

    But only as an option that can be turned on or off easily like the lasso tool for selecting images or handwriting..., otherwise it would get very annoying.

    165 votes

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  20. 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.

    161 votes

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