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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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    • 237 votes
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      • have option to make the tool ring disappear from screen

        The tool ring that carries pen and other markup options must have an option to disappear from screen. Currently the ring starts on the same location in each new document even if you moved it previously. It would be nice if it could 'remember' the last position you moved it to so that it gets out of the way.

        220 votes
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          69 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for the feedback.
          We are currently putting the finishing touches on a new Advanced Tools menu that slides in from the right hand side. You will be able to change between the existing radial and the new menu.

          This should solve the issue of having to move the radial out of the way.

          While the radial allows you to quickly change your active tool close to where you are working in a document, the new Advanced Tools menu will appear with all your tools in one place in a panel on the right. It will provide a great experience for quickly changing properties of a tool and allows us to provide more tools and options that have outgrown the radial.

        • 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).

          205 votes
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          • Change the color (or other attributes) of existing annotations

            When using the select tool, a useful feature would be the ability to recolor the selected annotations. Additionally, the pen width/type of selected annotations could be made changeable.

            This feature would avoid unnecessary erasing and redrawing.

            204 votes
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            • add in-app dictionary and research

              mark a word, and a simple definition pops up. also have a text-box for same function for scanned texts.

              198 votes
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              • 189 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.

                  147 votes
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                  • 130 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

                      114 votes
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                      • Implement page history and 'back' and 'forward' buttons.

                        In reviewing long documents it is important to be able to skip back and forth between important points, e.g. main text and figures, or main text and references. iAnnotate on iOS had 'set mark A’ and 'set mark B' buttons, as well as 'go to mark’ buttons, but I think we (you) can do one better:

                        How about including a 'back’ button that brings the page position back to the last 'important page’. 'Important’ would be defined as 'where I spent more than x seconds (5sec?), where I last made an annotation, or where I last jumped to using a…

                        111 votes
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                        • collapsed view for bookmarks

                          The bookmarks currently show in expanded view and it is too hard to scroll through and find something. There should be an option to display the collapsed view as default like in adobe reader.

                          108 votes
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                            under review  ·  50 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Text independent Textmarker

                            To mark a text in a picture I have to use the Pen with 40% opacity, but this deteriorates the readability. There are other apps supporting a marker which is text independent (no metro apps)

                            96 votes
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                              under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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).

                              56 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.

                                56 votes
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                                • Maintiain zoom level

                                  Is there a way to turn on a setting that will maintain zoom level even when I change pages? For example, if I have zoomed in to 120% and then go to another page, it resets it to 100%, I would like to be able to keep the same frame between pages, like if I'm looking at a document with a lot of white space in the margins for example.

                                  54 votes
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                                  • Export only pages with annotations

                                    I would like to be able to save to a new PDF or print only the pages of a document which have annotations made with a pen.

                                    52 votes
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                                    • Allow custom stamps with quick access.

                                      Using Images as stamps can become time consuming. Allow custom stamps to be used such as proofreading marks or simple statements like "Final draft" helps teachers grade papers. Allow the quick access stamps to show a preview to make selection quick.

                                      49 votes
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                                      • Sepia reading mode.

                                        Adding Sepia reading mood would be great.

                                        37 votes
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                                        • Bookmark toolbar features

                                          I recommend the following features for the bookmark toolbar:
                                          1. Allow option to place bookmark toolbar button into the favorites toolbar.

                                          2. For bookmarks that contain multiple subpage levels, allow the bookmarks toolbar to remain in a given sublevel after closing. For example, let's say a pdf has bookmarks for 2 divisions, each division has 5 sections, and each section has 5 subsections. If you are currently reading division #3 section #2 subsection #1, you have to go through each tier of bookmarks every time you want to move within the section's bookmarks. It would be helpful if within the…

                                          37 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hello Everyone,

                                            Thank you for all your suggestions. We have been doing some work on our Bookmarks feature, and we are hoping to have an update for you soon! Keep an eye out for any updates!

                                            Kind Regards
                                            Mitch | Drawboard Product Specialist.

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