Stop developing for Windows as a Web app
Making GoodNotes for Windows a Web app by simply dumping it through Swift to WASM immediately makes the app use significantly more resources and hinders the overall experience and battery life, causing pen inputs to have a significant delay and require online connectivity, etc. This kind of experience is NOT what you would want your users on an ipad to use, so why Windows?
Like you did for iOS, please make GoodNotes for Windows a native Windows App instead of a PWA. This mess is NOT the path your team should be going down.
A native Windows App now please. I will look for an alternative note app if this web mess continues
Elaine A commented
They told that this is a beta version (and free for now). I mean... they said that weren't delevoping for Android and others plataforms JUST BECAUSE OF THAT. Outside iOS there's a world of equipments. IMagine lauching something for windows. Ok. Windoes runs on Intel Celeron as runs in i9 hardware, do you get it? SIncerely I don't see it having many tools as the Tab version, makes no sense actually. For the windows app would be nice to have a different layout focusing on writing and some pen drawing as OneNote. Besides it, would be nice to keep the rest of the layout.
Alyssia McManus commented
I'm not sure if "Windows" app would equate to an Android app but that is the most important thing to me, future Android usage and improvement.
I bought a Galaxy tablet for the sole purpose of trying GoodNotes, it seems like the best planner and life organizer solution I've seen and I'm hoping it gets closer to the apple experience I've seen in YouTube videos.
Thought they want students and teachers to use it? I'm a student and I can't even use it in school because my school's internet is really bad. It struggles to load the pages and when it does my writing glitches.
Mathis Kirchner commented
Please build a native app!!! They are so much better and the writing experience is just terrible now.
Arnau Belmonte commented
The second I saw the app was only 1.3mb (so obviously a PWA) I was totally disappointed. What kind of service is that?? If they want to expand the good experience they have achieved on iOS, they CANNOT do it with that... I honestly was euphoric when I saw they were working on a Windows version, but if it has to be like that I think I will stick with Drawboard PDF...
I couldn't agree with this sentiment more.
I don't know if it's just for beta data collection purposes, but a web-based app seems like a cheap, half-baked solution to me as an end user.
For the final version, I would only use a real, full-fledged program (perhaps with an additional possible web use on the go or on third-party devices).
But for my personal devices i want to have a real, installed, offline usable program without the need for external connections and resource usage from other programs.
By the way, I had originally completely deactivated edge in the system because it was permanently active in the background. And sadly, just to be able to use GoodNotes at all, I had to reactivate it.
Hi, I am hoping that the web app is simply a placeholder whilst they work on the windows app. If not, I would like to support the development of a native app for windows and android. (Current student studying Secondary Education). I hope to use the Windows app for myself, and recommend it to my future students/classes/schools.
Samuel Pérez commented
Completely agree, launching this app in PWA format will only make people look for other alternatives like OneNote, the writing experience is terrible, also it doesn't work offline which is very important in this kind of apps, I sincerely hope please correct this and consider creating a native app, otherwise I will not recommend anyone to use Goodnotes for Windows.