Text formatting

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08 May, 2011 08:11 PM

It would be useful if you could add some simple rich text formatting to allow fonts, sizes, color, bolding, italics, underline, strike-out, etc to be applied to text in the notes. I often want to go back to my notes with a highlighter and mark important information.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by emolina on 08 May, 2011 11:52 PM

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    Hi Ian, it would be useful yes and I'd love to do it but it's a relatively difficult thing to do at the moment.

  2. 2 Posted by Darrin Kagele on 13 May, 2011 05:32 PM

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    Yes, even the most basic formatting of text would make this app a superstar. I already love it and use it for project management. But not being able to add emphasis to words or phrases makes it look like a sea of gray copy. Please, please add this.
    Thanks so much for this awesome app.

  3. 3 Posted by Jennifer on 27 Jun, 2011 11:19 PM

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    First, I ADORE this app. After playing around a bit to get used to it, it quickly became my absolute favorite. Even given all the possible features it doesn't have but are being worked on, it's actually being worked on, and it NEVER crashes.

    Anyway, I have a feature request that's listed within this one and didn't want to start a new topic for it. The one main thing I would love is the ability to highlight text. I wasn't clear on your response to whether the text formatting or highlighting is the difficult thing. Logically they probably require the same degree of complication... I just want that one feature so badly I thought I'd take a chance and ask for claification. :)


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by emolina on 04 Jul, 2011 12:02 AM

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    Thanks Jennifer, you're right, it would be just about the same difficulty level (it's just changing the background color). Thank you for your kind words.

  5. 5 Posted by Raphael on 05 Sep, 2011 02:24 PM

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    One more vote for some way to highlight, be it by typography or by changing the background of words like if using highliter pens.

  6. 6 Posted by Brad on 05 Nov, 2011 04:52 PM

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    I, too, love this app after only using it for a week. I make all my Bible study notes in it. If it makes a difference, I think many of us would pay quite a bit extra to purchase an enhanced version of the ThinkBook app that has text highlighting and/or formatting capabilities.

  7. 7 Posted by Michael on 23 Nov, 2011 09:09 AM

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    I have to second most of what everyone has already said. This app simply ROCKS! Everything from the beautiful design, to the thoughtful user interface, to the ease of integration with DropBox... I LOVE it! I virtually do all my note taking, task tracking, project management, etc. in ThinkBook.

    I would also love to see at least some features to make the text closer to "rich text". I know... I know, that would be opening the Pandora's Box- what do you include and when, and what do you leave out. It's a risky move to modify an app that's already so great.

    But I suggest that not doing it is even riskier. ThinkBook has been out for a while, and all your competitors have seen it by now and probably copies whatever they could from it already. They will leapfrog you by offering new features like rich text that your uesrs keep asking for (you don't really think they're not researching what your users like by reading these comments, right?)

    I don't know how critical ThinkBook is to you as a product... but the way I see it, it would be a whole lot more important if it were bringing you twice as much revenue by being the best app of its kind on iTunes. And it just wouldn't be that without Rich Text.

    I hope to see this feature in ThinkBook soon. And thanks for this great product!

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by emolina on 27 Nov, 2011 11:57 PM

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    Thanks Michael!

  9. 9 Posted by banham on 10 Nov, 2013 10:56 PM

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    I note with some concern that this discussion is over 2 years old and no sign of formatting text is apparent. Are you giving up on this or will you give it serious consideration in a future release?

  10. 10 Posted by Michael Moshiri on 10 Nov, 2013 11:36 PM

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    Sent from my mobile device...

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