Nebo wish list for 2020

Here is the Paperless X community wish list for Nebo. Feel free to add your wishes in the comments.

1. More background options for drafts 

The draft feature is Nebo’s first step to becoming a handwriting note-taking app like Notability and GoodNotes. Handwriting recognition is fine and dandy, but so is keeping one’s handwriting just the way it is. The Draft feature lets you do that. Adding more paper options to it will be a step in the right direction for Nebo to start competing with Notability and GoodNotes. However, there is still a lot that needs to be done before that happens. Most of the requests on this list added to the Drafts feature will complete our handwriting note-taking experience in Nebo. To mention but a few:

  • zoom in and out of pages ✅
  • text rotation
  • shapes tool

2. Better organisation

Folders within folders seem to be the most preferred organisation option for most users. 

3. Multitasking

Nebo supports split view with other apps. Multiple instances, however, offer better multitasking capabilities. Since iPadOS, the ability to open the same app side-by-side has become standard. 

4. Importing files into the app ✅

Nebo is one of the few apps that doesn’t support importing documents. The ability to add PDFs to our notes is imperative for digital productivity. They updated here.

5. Support for drag and drop 

Drag & drop is faster and more comfortable than using the plus icon to add stuff (photos, notes sections, etc.) to your notes. It will also allow us to move notes from the main writing space to drafts and vice versa. It is more convenient than copy and paste.

6. An iOS & Mac version

We want to access our notes from multiple devices. Now that Nebo supports keyboard input, we should be able to create and access notes on other devices, like phones and PCs. 
Update: Nebo is now available on the iPhone and M1 Macs.

7. Syncing & backup to private cloud

Nebo doesn’t have any kind of backup. Sync and backup are different; having both is better. Syncing via private clouds (like WebDAV) is essential for businesses. You can never have too much protection for your data and notes. 
Update: Manual backup ✅

8. Add multiple words to the dictionary

The dictionary feature was a much-appreciated addition, but adding one word at a time is a massive pain. Adding multiple words at once is better. 
Syncing our dictionary is also necessary. I just recently changed my iPad and had to download Nebo again. All my notes were synced, but none of my dictionary words did. Now it seems I have to start adding them again — one by one. I am not looking forward to that.

9. Recycle bin

We need a way to recover our notes in case we want them back after deleting them. A recycle bin is a must-have for any note-taking app. 

10. Support for drawing chemical structures

Nebo’s handwriting recognition is the best on the market. If it can accommodate technical subjects too, this app will be unstoppable. We can add chemical structures in the draft area though. This feature might not improve our user experience.

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