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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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      under review  ·  49 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Notebooks (going paperless)

      I love OneNote notebook structure but I prefer writing with Drawnote and enjoy its handling of PDF. It would be great to have something similar with Drawnote as a way to organize PDFs into collections (notebooks or whatever) and a couple of little tweaks for easing notetaking e.g.:

      - Displaying a quick "add page" button at the end of the document
      - Setting a default page template
      - Custom templates for "new PDF"

      323 votes
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        18 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone!

        There are a few requests in here.

        We have implemented squared/lined/grid templates and overlays. Link here – http://bit.ly/2jXHfyU

        Setting a default page template will be coming soon in an upcoming update.

        A ‘quick add page’ button at the end of a document is under consideration

        As for creating Notebooks like OneNote, we are unlikely to do something similar to OneNote. You may have already noticed that we have supported ‘pinned’ folders that allow organizing PDFs within Windows Explorer.

        Loosely connected, we released Bullclip (www.drawboard.com/bullclip) which has a document management system and powerful team collaboration abilities across Windows, web and soon iOS. This could address the need for a ‘notebooks’ function.

        Regards, Alistair
        Drawboard CEO

      • Copy and Paste Selection

        It would be helpfull to be able to copy and paste. (not only from Paint, but also from the PDF itself)
        For expample:

        1.) as I am looking through a long scientific Paper, I want to copy a chart from site 3 and copy it to site 27, so I can easily compare things.
        A rectangular Mask-selection would be the prefered way instead of selecting just single elements (letters, Image etc.)

        2.) I want to insert selected images or text from clipboard (from Paint or office-pragramms) to give former explanations of the Text.

        292 votes
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          80 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hello everyone!

          An upcoming update will allow for inserting images from the clipboard. Text from the clipboard already works when pasted into the PDF using the keyboard shortcut ’ctrl’+’v’.

          A snipping tool is under consideration. In the meantime we suggest using the OS built in snipping tool and/or the OneNote snipping tool.

          Thank you for your patience and support.

          Thanks, Alistair
          Drawboard CEO

        • Ability to insert PDF files

          By this we an combine multiple pdf files and save as a single annotated file.

          253 votes
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            52 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hello everyone!

            We have implemented our ‘Document Builder’. Using this feature, in an intuitive working space, you can:

            - import multiple PDFs - rearrange their order - rearrange pages - delete pages - rotate pages

            Then save it as a new PDF.

            We are looking at allowing this function when already in a PDF. However, for now this will only be available once you are in the ‘New Tab’ section.

            Further details are found here: http://bit.ly/2jcy3Tk

            Please note that this is included in “Drawboard PDF PRO”, which you can start with a three day trial. To find out more about PRO and why we chose the payment structure that we did, please take a look at: http://bit.ly/2iYZBQG

            Regards, Alistair
            Drawboard CEO

          • editable handwrite

            Add the ability to slect, drag&drop, copy&paste handwritten notes, text, and diagrams

            206 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.

              182 votes
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              • Presentation mode

                Hello,

                I would really need something like a "presentation mode" to use it with a beamer, i. e. where the pages are shown one by own (without sliding effect when changes between pages), without anything except the pages seen by the auditorium (so no tool bar, zoom options, ...). However, you should still be able to use the "pen" to draw some notes on the slides (while presenting).
                This simple feature, would allow me to use this wonderful program in my math talks (LaTeX presentations), where the presentation is a pdf file -- so I could react to questions by…

                177 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hello everyone,

                  Thanks for the suggestions. There are a few requests here.

                  Firstly, you are able to turn off page transitions – found in Settings > View & Layout, then the bottom option.

                  Secondly, you are able to turn all menu items off except the radial menu (which can be collapsed), the page numbers, and the hamburger button in the top left.

                  Third, having two windows for UWP apps that do separate things is not something we are able to do unfortunately.

                  Thanks again!

                  Regards, Alistair

                • 175 votes
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                    under review  ·  26 comments  ·  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.

                    147 votes
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                      under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Open Multiple Documents Side by Side

                      Dear Drawboard

                      Currently, the app doesnt allow for multiple 'windows' of documents to be open at the same time side by side.

                      The multitasking view currently only features opening one document at the same time.

                      Itll be most useful in my line of work to be able to have two SEPARATE documents side by side

                      Great app! Please add this feature !

                      144 votes
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                        27 comments  ·  Feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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).

                        134 votes
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                        • Counter comment: You may charge for additional features

                          The votes for the comment "are you kidding? premium online features like pressure sensitive ink?" are rising higher and higher. So I decided to start some kind of a countermovement. In my opinion the request to keep the software cheap is very unwise and short sighted. Those who are locking for an inexpensive pdf reader will always find plenty of crap software out there, but drawboard? Drawboard has much more potential and it would be sad if this is not used, just because some people want to save 5 or 10 bucks.
                          It is simply not possible to provide an…

                          131 votes
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                          • Allow moving the favorites bar to top/bottom or as separate radial

                            Currently when in portrait to mark up a PDF in a full page view (incredible with the Surface Pro 3), the favorites bar takes up valuable width of the document. Because of it, that's not something which you'd want to keep open all of the time. It would be good if the position of the favorites could be moved to the top or bottom optionally. Also, it would be good if it could be optionally moved to a separate radial from the main tool selection.

                            126 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.

                              107 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…

                                102 votes
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                                  • 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)

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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

                                      76 votes
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                                      • Text inserting problem with foreign language(Korean)

                                        The width of letter shrank when I insert Korean text.

                                        One letter of Korean is combination of several consonant and vowel.

                                        So it should be more wider than alphabet.

                                        I know this bug has been reported several times. (Chinese, Japanese etc)

                                        I hope you guys are working on this and fix soon.

                                        75 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.

                                          67 votes
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