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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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    Hello All,

    Thanks again for your patience on this.

    We are still planning to work on this, we are just trying to understand the complexities and intracacies of this feature.

    Microsoft recently updated the support for this code, which makes the implementation more aligned and possible for what we are trying to achieve.

    This is certainly no easy feat especially in such an established app as ours, but we are determined to get it done.

    We do not have an ETA at this stage, and I am hestitant to put a timeline on it, due to the complexities and unknowns at this stage. When we understand certain parts of it, in more detail, we will update this.

    Thanks again.

    Mitch
    Drawboard PDF Product Manager

  2. 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"

    354 votes
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  3. 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).

    302 votes
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  5. 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

    130 votes
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  6. 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

    127 votes
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  7. 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).

    108 votes
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    Hello All,

    Whilst there are a few requests in here, there is one that we would really like some help with.

    It is around the merging and splitting of documents. We are doing some work in this area at the moment, and we would like it if any of you who use the Document Builder tool within the app, can help us out by doing some testing with us.

    If you are interested please send me an email at support@drawboard.com and we can organise a call next week to show you what we are up to.

    In regards to some of the other requests in here, such as re-ordering the open documents tabs, we have some plans for that in the near future too. So keep an eye out for it.

    As always, thanks so much for all your support of Drawboard PDF!

    Cheers

    Mitch
    Drawboard PDF Product Manager

  8. 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.

    88 votes
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  9. 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?

    75 votes
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  10. 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).

    73 votes
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  11. 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.

    68 votes
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  12. 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 :)

    64 votes
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  13. Add OCR functionality

    Add the ability to recognise text to enable the use of text tools, e.g. highlighter, in any pdf document.

    51 votes
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  14. 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.

    48 votes
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  15. 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.

    44 votes
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  16. 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!

    30 votes
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  17. 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.

    25 votes
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  18. Ability to change font of text inserted.

    I would like to be able to change the font of my inserted text with any of the fonts I already have installed on my computer.

    23 votes
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  19. Add favorite tools (star) to surface dial.

    Add favorite tools (star) to surface dial, inside allow shifting through favorite tools.

    22 votes
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  20. Middle mouse button as a pan tool

    Pretty much every other program in existence automatically scrolls the page using middle mouse button. In Drawboard, it just mirrors everything that is done by the left mouse button, rendering it completely useless...

    Middle mouse button should work as a pan tool.

    20 votes
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