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  1. Multiple istances of Drawboard

    It's interesting also to add the possibility to have more than one istance of drawboard per time! for instance reading multiple pdfs per time like microsft pdf reader.

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      151 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello Everyone,

      We just wanted to make everyone aware, that we are assessing the recent update Windows has made to allow for multiple instances to be possible in UWP apps.

      We will be reviewing how this would look in Drawboard PDF, and whether it is something that we can implement.

      I understand that this is a highly requested feature and how important it is for you all.

      We appreciate your ongoing patience and support as we properly assess the viability of this feature.

      Best Regards

      Mitch
      Drawboard Product Specialist

    • Add mode of eraser to erase only spot that you touch and selective size of eraser.

      For drawing, it's very worst to erase whole line of ink in one touch. I think it's perfect if eraser can erase like a real thing (like OneNote in MS app store).

      249 votes
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      • Free-hand Highlighter like OneNote

        Would like the ability to highlight things freehand. Reducing the opacity on existing pens isn't the same as the highlight color is duller and obscures the text when either printed or viewed in another reader.

        203 votes
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        • Bookmark Organization

          The bookmark feature needs to be more powerful. When making your own bookmarks, it would be nice to be able to rearrange the order of the bookmarks as well as indent subcategories. Also, the bookmark arrow is non-intuitive. It opens up from the right of the screen but the arrow points left. If the arrow pointed right, it would make a lot more sense because the menu is going to be hidden on the right.

          185 votes
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          • 146 votes
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            • Auto cropping page margines

              It will be nice if drawboard shows a page after automatically cropping the page margine of the page to show the page as large as possible. See pdf viewer on android platform

              121 votes
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              • Favorite custom shapes

                Hi dev team! Could there be a feature to favorite a custom shape or combination of shapes/lines? Or can we get more standard shapes included? I'm thinking Xs and check marks specifically

                118 votes
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                • Rearrange pdf

                  With the new beta, it's possible to open as many pdf documents as I desire. However once the documents are open, I couldn't figure out any method to re-arrange their order.

                  This is a fairly standard operation in most other tabbed pdf readers and would definitely help my use case with drawboard (i.e. music play list annotation).

                  83 votes
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                  • Improve the use of notes with touch screen

                    Right now it's difficult to use Drawboard without a mouse or a Surface Pen.
                    The most important feature I see that is not touch friendly is note taking.
                    First, when you double tap a word and it's selected, the bar that appears on the bottom on the screen should have a NOTE option. Also, when there is a note over text, it doesn't show an icon or underline or anything to know that is a note and not a usual highlight.
                    You should add the behavior of the READER app from Windows 8. It highlights the text and adds a…

                    63 votes
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                    • E-mail "clean" version

                      Is it already possible, or is it possible to implement a feature, to e-mail a clean version of a pdf, without having to erase all my handwritten notes? I don't want to save multiple documents and sometimes I want to e-mail a document that I have been annotating without the recipient being able to see my markings.

                      63 votes
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                      • Keyboard Shortcuts Menu

                        A Settings screen to modify keyboard shortcuts. Would give the application a bit more professionalism too, as a workflow can be adopted by the user that they are used to from other applications.

                        57 votes
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                          34 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello,

                          Improving the keyboard and mouse experience in Drawboard PDF is definitely something we are looking in to for upcoming updates.

                          Best Regards

                          Mitch
                          Drawboard Product Specialist

                        • Make mouse act like touch instead of pen

                          I almost never want to draw with my mouse, but that is what I end up doing a lot when I want to pan. If the mouse acted like touch then it would always pan (unless I turned annotate with touch on).

                          51 votes
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                            23 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hello,

                            Sorry for that, the request was misunderstood by myself and I have opened it back up for review.

                            Apologies.

                            Kind Regards
                            Mitch
                            Drawboard Product Specialist

                          • Support hyperlinks to other documents (or within doc)

                            When working with large collections of documents, it's common to have a PDF index that is hyperlinked, so that clicking on the entry in the index opens the appropriate document. This is supported in Adobe Reader (though it does not seem to work in the touch version, only desktop) but not Drawboard. Any chance of adding that support?

                            49 votes
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                              under review  ·  17 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Typing mathematics equations on pdf

                              At the moment, you cannot TYPE math equation on the pdf. Not even subscripts or superscripts. This restricts math annotation to handwriting, which is not good enough. Engineers, mathematicians, statisticians and others are dying for this feature in ANY pdf editor/annotator. May be get Microsoft equation editor as an add-in in Drawboard? If done, Drawboard will literally overtake Apple :)

                              40 votes
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                              • page number

                                use pdf files own page numbers. I.e. if you have a pdf book or similar with 3 pages pretext and then pages with numbers you will go to page X of the book instead of just page number X of the pdf file.

                                37 votes
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                                • Automatic shape recognition and convertion

                                  What I love about Drawboard is the speed of your workflow. But there is one major feature that I am missing: Automatic shape recognition and convertion.
                                  Imagin, if you drew a rectangle with the pen it would automatically convert it to a perfect rectangle. If you drew a straight (long) line, it would automatically convert it to a perfect line. Same goes for circles and ellipses.
                                  One wouldn't have to constantly switch between the tools on the hotbar. Furthermore if you are like me and dislike having more tools on the hotbar than it fits, for different colored rectangles/ circles/…

                                  33 votes
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                                  • Temporary tabs

                                    Since Drawboard is the best PDF-App for windows i really want it as the standard app for PDF-files.

                                    But it's annoying that every opened file remains in the Tabs even after closing the App. Most of the Files should be closed coupled with the App and only a few favourites should be open all the time.

                                    28 votes
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                                    • Search Annotations

                                      I use Drawboard to take class notes, and often make extensive annotations to the PDF files. If there is a way to search the document AS WELL as my annotations that would help extensively. Currently, the search feature only searches the document.

                                      27 votes
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                                      • One touch 'next page' in tablet mode. Great when playing piano.

                                        Presently the quickest way to 'turn a page' is to press the space bar. But in tablet mode (I have a surface book) the on screen keyboard obscures the PDF and when you resize the PDF it goes back to default size the very next page. Solution: create a moveable hot spot for 'next page'. Must be moveable to cater for portrait/landscape. FYI pianist like a hot spot low RHS. If not moveable you could have 4 hotspots - one in each corner.

                                        20 votes
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                                          under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Paste

                                          I understand that the keyboard way of pasting is ctrl+v and that works great. However, when I'm teaching a class I use Drawboard with my Microsoft notebook in tablet mode (so the keyboard is not accessible). How can I paste without using the keyboard? It would be really nice if a right click of the mouse would bring up an option to pasted. Thanks!

                                          19 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hello,

                                            I moved this to our feature forum as it is a great suggestion.

                                            It would be great to know the use case so we can look in to developing this in the most appropriate manner.

                                            Kind Regards
                                            Mitch
                                            Drawboard Product Specialist

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