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Fewer clicks to switch tools

I'd like to have fewer clicks to change tools. Like changing from pencil to eraser or shapes. Maybe there could be a quick change or some defaults.

To change tools, you have to
1. click the tools menu
2. Click the tab of the tool
3. Choose the specific tool
4. Click out of the menu

Then, you can start using it. And that is without changing any tool options.

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  • Raúl F commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I second this. The top menu should have 5 input tool icons:

    pen - marker - eraser - color picker - other tools

    The insert image icon can be moved into the 'other' category. As it stands now very common actions involve too many clicks. It's too much of a phone interface.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The option to set shortcuts on the top bar of the app to commonly used tools would be great. For example, 1 mm black pen, 1 mm red pen, 6mm 30% yellow highlighter, 0.5 mm black rectangle, 1 mm eraser, or selection tool. Maybe just 3-5 buttons we can set to tools of our choosing.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is a lot of wasted space on the top toolbar of the app. It doesn't make sense that I have to go into a menu to switch to an eraser or lasso tool when there is so much unused real estate for buttons.

    I do love Squid, but it drives me crazy to have to tap so many times for simple things.

    If I could quickly lasso some stuff to change colors it would save me a lot of time and anguish.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, your app is realy great, thank u for that, but there are some features that are just not effective enough and cause time waisting:
    Right now the process is long and not neccesery at all, instead of tap on pen tool>choose marker\eraser\cutting tool>choose kind of these things>choose color>tap again on empty place to close the menu that I will be able to write, just put these options right on the toolbar.
    If I want marker I pick marker, if I want cutting tool I pick cutting tool, just like that right away!, and for the thickness or transparency- they can be in the secondary menu by a long tap

    And if from some reason you guys dont want to make these changes so at least make the secondary tools picking menu, automaticly close himself after picking tools.....

  • Ahmed Ali commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Selecting a specific width for a pen can be tedious so having a shortcut for pens with a specific width and colour would be very helpful

  • Maks Žbogar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Samsung Chromebook Plus does not have an active stylus, so switching from pen to eraser and back to pen, is realy time consuming task. I for example, would easily trade existing cast icon for an eraser tool. I also believe the Eraser tool should be accessible directly from toolbar.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sir my problem is that whenever I switch between pencil,eraser selection mode and text mode or change colour ,I have to face a dialogue box(selection box) which is very irritating for me kindly make it optional and meme it just like new page option and also remove transparency on adjusting the page...
    and one more thing add an feature for adjusting page right I use two finger which is also irritating for me kindly fix it

  • Matthew Rine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At least give the option to either combine pen tools or not. Especially on Chromebooks, there's plenty of room to separate them out.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Have the bar at the top of the screen show favourite tools (eg: selection, true eraser, pen and often used colours). Makes it easier to switch between tools in a fast paced class!

    Also, would be nice if notes could be combined into one file before upload. (eg Note A, Note B, Note C --> Note ABC --> dropbox)

  • Matusalém Pacheco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When I am copying, I miss a quick access toolbar to change the color of the pen quickly. Apps such as LectureNotes and Inkrredible have these functions. Switching between the pen and the drawing tool(line, square) is slow too.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to know if it is possible to stick the rubber and pen at the SAME TIME in the upper bar.

  • Marco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    That ideia would be awesome. Just put like 3 empty button spaces at the top bar so that we could add our own actions. I would add to that too 3 more buttons for shortcuts for the most used colors. Or just put many more button spaces that we can choose from actions or colors. Thanks.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Shortcuts for highlighters please. Ive assigned my finger touch and pen button for other features i wish i could switch b/w pen/highlighters swift and quick

  • Sebastian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now you have to use the pen menu for a change of the pen function, like from writing to erasing. It's laboriously. If in the menu bar icons, it would be more easy and effective.
    It would be perfect, if you can choose your favourite functions.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i think this is very very essential update. please make it available! thanks

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Create a favourites bar to quickly and easily allow switching between tools withouth having to go through the menu.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree!!! I like to swtich between pen and highlighter and wish i could just do this with one touch! Would love to see this simplified and more accessable.
    Alternate idea: Create your own quick access toolbar of favourites/shortcuts of customised tools you use often (including colour, size etc).

  • Ralf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can please somebody official comment why there is no change in the usability for over 2 years? How can you expect somebody to rent your program if there is no basic progress.

  • Ryu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    And DON'T MAKE THIS A PREMIUM FEATURE please... If im going to get the premium at all, though it's not the most expansive thing 1$ a month or 6 a year, still feels greedy for almost enough features.
    If only S note had infinite page length...this is what makes squid for me.

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