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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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      140 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

    • 457 votes
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        21 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        256 votes
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          81 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).

          228 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.

            179 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.

              169 votes
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              • 140 votes
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                  under review  ·  41 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  120 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

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                      under review  ·  58 comments  ·  Feature  ·  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).

                      70 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.

                        61 votes
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                          under review  ·  17 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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).

                          46 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

                          • insert handwritten note

                            The insert note feature is good, but i could really use the same feature but with the possibilitly to handwrite or draw inthem.
                            You may ask why. The reason is, i mostly use it for my studies and some of the professers have very busy pdf's so there's not much space to write notes. But most of my notes would be graphs to draw or mathematical formulas, which aren't nice to write with the keyboard. So to be able to fast create some whitespace to handwrite would be great.

                            44 votes
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                              under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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?

                              43 votes
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                                under review  ·  17 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Keyboard shortcuts for page manipulation

                                How about some keyboard shortcuts for page manipulation (insert / rotate / delete)?

                                33 votes
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                                  under review  ·  18 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 :)

                                  31 votes
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                                    under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    31 votes
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                                    • please provide some rype of "bookshelf" feature. an instant visual representation of books and documents. a thumbnail view of cover

                                      please provide some rype of "bookshelf" feature. an instant visual representation of books and documents. a thumbnail view of cover or front page of document

                                      27 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.

                                        26 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/…

                                          25 votes
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