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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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  • Ryu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OMG this is so obvious, I used the app for 5 mins and I was like "why I need to click the pen, change tab to eraser pick eraser, erase and then the whole process again for the pencil... Put the pencil and eraser tools on the main menu bar so you can change between them in 1 click.
    I can't use my finger to erase (that was the default) because that's for panning, until they put air panning like in the S note app.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I customized my s pens button to work as an eraser. Works great, it's better than using my finger to erase as I would accidentally erase important notes. My finger now works as the selection tool

  • Farhang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I beg u pls separate the tools (pen,eraser,colors) from eachother like onenote android or at least make it optional bcaz its so probable to erase parts (while using finger eraser) and bores me, than I don't study so u have to pay compensation :))

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Own button for the eraser on front menu.

    Allow users (without S-pens etc.) to quickly switch to the eraser tool without having to click into the pen tools list first.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear Squid,
    Is there plans to add the ability to add acustom toolbar
    Similar to MS paint? It is very cumbersome to switch between select and pencil modes.
    I would pay for this feature.
    Please respond.

  • Hon Chong Chang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Or make the settings allow me to define different tools for different buttons/finger/secondary button. So I can make text, lines, pen, box, assignments.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's too hard to switch between selecting and writing. When in selection mode, a quick double tap should take you back to writing mode.

  • Nor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Switching betwen pencil, keyboard, hilight need to be done quickly.

  • Marcello commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would also like to see a customizable toolbar where you can place the tools that you need most. Also, it would be better to place the highlighter next to the pen instead of at the bottom of the pen drop-down window (this just adds an extra click to get to the tool).

    I think the customizable toolbar feature is very urgently needed and if its difficult to make the toolbar entirely customizable, at least add 5 slots to customize (maybe more slots for tablets).

  • Ralf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I´m disappointed in the development of Squid.
    The prime focus should be improving the interface of notetaking, not changing the Design or add additional features or even porting the App to different eco systems.

    A customizable toolbar with control over click counts is a must have for an app like this.

    The Team (?) behind Squid surely has a lot on their mind, but it seems you lost the sense for what is really important.

    Anyone agreeing with me? Comment here with a " + "

  • aweb7 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The only reason why I dont use the app. By the way i paid all extensions.

  • Sadir Omer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd refer if v had the small toolbar so that we can have a few of our favouritre colors so that v can access them quickly

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Xodo has a wonderful feature that would enhance Papyrus. You can do a long touch anywhere on the screen of a document and up pops a little tool menu with your most important tools. It allows the user to very quickly and efficiently switch between free writing with an active stylus, entering text with a keyboard, highlighting and erasing, for example. If drawing/writing with an active stylus has been chosen as the default entry mode then choosing a different tool from the pop up menu, e.g. erasing, can only be done with a finger. As soon as you touch the screen again with your stylus you are back to writing/drawing per your default choice. This makes for very efficient and easy annotating of PDF Files, for example, as does Xodo's continuous vertical scroll.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow shortcuts to things like the eraser or different colors and pens on the toolbar at the top. Currently the toolbar is too deep, and there are too many button presses to switch between pen and eraser and line and black and green and red. There is lots of empty space on the toolbar that can be utilized by shortcuts.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES, YES, YES! You can either just put them all directly on the bar or, even better, make it customizable...allow me to select which tools to have on the bar.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Switching from stylus to highlighter and back again could be easier if all choices were visible in the menu bar rather than having to click through several choices. Defaults for each could be set for on the fly changes. Two or three other options could also be user selectable and also visible for quick changes in pen, color, thickness, etc

  • Stefanie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please put the tools directly on the toolbar. So we can switch tools more easily!

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