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  1. 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.

    213 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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).

    103 votes
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  4. 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.

    66 votes
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  5. 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.

    65 votes
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  6. 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).

    65 votes
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  7. Improve the use of notes with touch screen

    Right now it's difficult to use Drawboard without a mouse or a Surface Pen.
    The most important feature I see that is not touch friendly is note taking.
    First, when you double tap a word and it's selected, the bar that appears on the bottom on the screen should have a NOTE option. Also, when there is a note over text, it doesn't show an icon or underline or anything to know that is a note and not a usual highlight.
    You should add the behavior of the READER app from Windows 8. It highlights the text and adds a…

    63 votes
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  8. 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?

    63 votes
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  9. 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 :)

    56 votes
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  10. 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.

    38 votes
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  11. 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/…

    34 votes
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  12. Copy Paste from one document to another

    I would love to be able to copy and paste written text and other drawings from one document to another.

    26 votes
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  13. 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.

    24 votes
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  14. Horizontal split view to enable simultaneous viewing of two pages within the same document.

    A feature that is similar to that found in Microsoft word and Adobe Acrobat Pro, split view allows for reading in a more natural way. Imagine a reader being able to see an important figure (map, or chart) on a different page of the document. Horizontal split view enables this.

    21 votes
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  15. 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.

    17 votes
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  16. Snap to grid and incremental snap distances.

    As an Architect, I would love the ability to have lines I sketch snap onto a rectilinear grid, have lines snap to a specific incremental distance and the ability to set a drawing scale even if the scale is only in Drawboard not the PDF. Layers would be a really nice addition too.

    17 votes
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  17. insert a table

    It would be awesome to be able to insert a simple table (like Onenotes implementation) that would be editable. Many times I add materials to a drawing when I review it and being able to create a table right there in the drawing would be really nice. Currently I have to make one in excel, snip and save a picture then insert the picture when all I needed was a 3x3 table.

    16 votes
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  18. 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.

    16 votes
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  19. Protractor

    1. The ruler part of the protractor should use the same unit/scale you used when you calibrate a figure.

    2. User should have an option to set the angle to a given value. This can be done by making the small green circle that shows the angle editable. Currently, the protractor is very sensitive and I have to spend a couple of seconds to make sure that the angle is exactly what I want. These seconds add up to a couple of minutes in each teaching session I have.

    13 votes
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