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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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  • Adam Kunstman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Double that.
    Actually, I think that the right approach would be to allow defining a few slots (presets, favorites) for the most often used tool configurations and have them accessible with a single click. Many applications use this pattern for decades and it works, so why not use something tested?
    It would help me tremendously - I usually use 3-5 such combinations over and over (e.g. a black fine point pen, a red wide point marker and a highlighter).

  • db commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think at a minimum the pen and highlighter tool should be separate. I constantly switch between this two tools while annotating PDFs. It would be nice if we could have preset parameters for each tool as well.

  • Leonid Shleymovich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Instead of fewer clicks, it could be faster and easier to manage clicks.

    How about double tap on the same particular tool would close menu and would allow you to use that tool immediately.

    As an alternative to your listed items 3 and 4 you would need fast double click on specific tool.

  • Jimmy Jen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    FYI, while wrting (in pencil mode), you can always use your finger as eraser - I found this is quicker than clicking...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You could get fewer clicks if we customize it by adding more items to the toolbar. I have space in my toolbar that could be used.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My idea:
    Press tool, hold, drag to preferred tool, let go.
    Easy and fast way of doing it.

  • Larry E commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Maybe you could have a settable default for each selection (ie if I choose eraser, it defaults to the regular eraser with a certain size. Then, if you want to change the eraser type/size, you could Long-Click on the eraser to bring up the next set of options.

  • Jay Hwang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Refer to app "write". Although it has poor interface but it's great to write with pen: easy to erase, ruled note, etc

  • Jimmy Jen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have Samsung Note 2. While writing with S Pen, I can use my finger to erase (which is only good to erase larger area), then continue to write with S Pen. However, I also find the need to have a eraser button at bottom tool bar so that I can have finer control to erase only the things I want to erase.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The toolbar as a whole could be reworked. Look at some apps like photshop and sketchup that do a marvelous job of minimizing a huge amount of tools while exposing those needed quickly.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES!! Just switching between eraser and pen would be enough. It's common, and takes too many clicks right now.


  • Bert van Brakel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    maybe an option to show the tools in an expanded or collapsed form? single direct button for each option would be great at times. Maybe per note option.

  • Timy Yoga commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    -> At least "pen" and "eraser" should be accessible directly without any further clicks!

  • roland ankele commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    it is very annoying to switch between pen, eraser, shapes. if you would give each of them a single icon to switch, it would be muuuuuch more comfortable to use.

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