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"
After some considerations we are opening this back up for more discussion.
Please continue to leave feedback as you see fit!
Drawboard PDF Product Manager
Jule Weigand commented
It would be very great to have notebooks and not just a pdf. It would be much easier to work with this app. I really like your idea an I hope that your team can install this
John Dickinson commented
I just use OneNote but I insert the PDF file into OneNote. I then double tap on the PDF and it opens in Drawboard PDF. I then make my changes and save the PDF. It then is automatically uploaded back into OneNote. I don't think there is a need for this feature since Drawboard PDF already edits PDFs in OneNote and everything is synced across all of my devices.
as a uni student, the ability to split my pdf by section would be awesome
Yeah custom templates should be a thing! Not only for creating a new pdf. When inserting a new page you should be able to choose a custom template!
we are considering to use drawboard in our office. The only concern we have so far is that we ar e not able to use a custom template for "new PDF".......... which is just nessessary ...
Matt Murphy commented
If drawboard supported structuring as far as onenote does (notebooks -> sections -> pages) I would replace onenote with drawboard and subscribe for that breadth of usability.
Andreas Katits commented
Hi, I'm student and when i insert new pages then not at the end. I imsert new pages anywhere in the document. A quick page add button would be nice in the radio menu where also the pens etc are. And there is still a bitton with add.. but unfortunately no add page
[Deleted User] commented
I'm curious, this is the most popular idea here, but they have no respond to it... ARE THEY READING OUR POSTS, a big question mark
Paul Officer commented
Custom templates please. The paper options are too limited - an option to save a PDF page as a template would be really helpful, ie calculation paper with company logo, site sketch templates, etc.
Grid lines would be a great and very useful addition!
Great idea! When I am taking notes in pdf files using stylus pen, I will always encounter a problem that the margin of pdf file is not sufficient for writing down all my ideas. So I have to resort to OneNote app. It is a bit troublesome to switch between these two apps. I think providing a "add page" button is necessary, besides that, extending the function of "add notes" button to support the input of stylus pen can also be extremely convenient.
+1 for custom templates (grid help lines) and quick add page at the end of actual viewed side, the notebook collection option is obsulete. As somebody else stated, having the pdfs in folders anyway.
Steven Lavrenz commented
Agree with other comments...don't turn this into another OneNote!
I like the idea of a grid line page. I use this for drawing and would utilize the ability to start with a grid line paper. As well, it would be nice to set my own default new page. I have to add page, then find 81/2 x 11 paper size. I'd like to click the + sign and have my preferred page open.
Brian Blaylock commented
I like how OneNote app lets you quickly change pen color and width. Would like to see the same in drawboard with pen color as well as text underline colors.
There already is a way to organize PDFs into "collections". It's called "folders" in windows explorer.
Please don't turn this into OneNote, we don't need another OneNote. We already have OneNote.
Chad Howsden commented
Take a look at LectureNotes on Android. Does all of these things. I miss it. Really want Drawboard to be the replacement!
[Deleted User] commented
It would be also really helpful to be able to add a new 'notebook page' to each page within the PDF. This way you can take notes to every page. This would be a killer feature for students!
I agree. This and side-by-side are the only features that are really missing from this great app. I just had to close 10 PDFs because I'm working on a different project at the moment. I'd like to save open files and places in each document, and then be able to re-open the same 10 PDFs, all set to the right page. This would be incredibly useful.