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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"

    357 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).

    307 votes
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  4. 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.

    221 votes
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  5. 165 votes
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  6. 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

    132 votes
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  7. 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

    128 votes
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  8. 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).

    111 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

  9. 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.

    89 votes
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  10. 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?

    77 votes
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  11. 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).

    74 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Add OCR functionality

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

    52 votes
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  16. 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.

    49 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    39 votes
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  19. 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/…

    36 votes
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  20. 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.

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