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GoodReader - PDF Reader, Annotator and File Manager app for iPhone and iPad


4.4 ( 3824 ratings )
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Developer: Good.iWare, Inc.
4.99 USD
Current version: 4.12.1, last update: 11 months ago
First release : 07 May 2014
App size: 61.35 Mb

The amazing 4th edition of GoodReader® app is a universal app for all your iOS devices.

This version is a further step in development of our original groundbreaking, best-in-class GoodReader app. If youre a user of the old GoodReader app, we welcome you to upgrade to this 4th edition of GoodReader. If youre a new customer, we invite you to join the world of convenience and professionalism, already enjoyed by millions.

GoodReader is the super-robust PDF reader app that Mashable describes as “a Swiss Army knife of awesome!” Millions of users and reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPad or iPhone, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: documents, books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. Soon youll be wondering how you ever managed to go mobile without GoodReader.

Some GoodReader features, like signing PDF documents with just three taps, are so convenient that people use them even when their laptop or desktop computer is around.

GoodReader earned its accolades by the way it handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines, and renderings of 100 mb and more with great speed. Its refined file manager lets you manage local files and email attachments on your iPhone/iPad allowing you to work from anywhere.
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The ability to mark-up PDFs opens up new doors to GoodReader users who can now use typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file. You can also easily sign any PDF document with our app.

All the excellent features of the original GoodReader app are here:

+ the best PDF reading engine!
+ read, edit, and sign PDF documents
+ PDF annotations simply done - highlight & markup text text boxes, callout comments ("sticky notes"), freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, etc.
+ view MS Office, TXT, HTML
+ access servers & easily transfer files - access to a wide range of servers to easily store your data: Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, box.com, WebDAV, SMB, AFP, FTP, SFTP
+ Auto Sync with remote servers
+ easily maintain huge collections of files
+ copy, move, rename, zip, unzip and unRAR files and folders
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+ users of the old GoodReader app will appreciate our well-crafted Migration Assistant which makes the transition to this new app a breeze. All your files and setting from the old app will be transferred with a click of a button
+ new users will appreciate the ease of use and tremendous file-handling capabilities
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Newest features added:
+ securely sign PDF documents with just three taps
+ PDF Page Management - add, rearrange, delete, rotate, extract and email individual pages, split and merge files
+ True Auto Sync - background and scheduled execution
+ opening files from iCloud containers of other apps
+ Touch ID support
+ Text-to-speech feature will read PDF and TXT files for you, player-like audio controls and an impressive choice of languages
+ Bluetooth foot pedals support for turning PDF pages - a dream feature for live-performing musicians

... plus much more to come in the future to meet your ever-changing needs!

Pros and cons of GoodReader - PDF Reader, Annotator and File Manager app for iPhone and iPad

GoodReader - PDF Reader, Annotator and File Manager app good for

I use this for carrying a linked set of web pages. Works like magic!
I too, use good Reader a lot to store and manage different types of files. couldnt do without it.
Ive been using this app for years to handle Safari downloads and Mail file attachments, as well as play audio and video files that dont seem to belong elsewhere. Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Such a beautiful app. The best in the class. Indexing of files array on iPad is highly desirable.
The lighter and essential program to manage your files around. If they upgrade with the ability to read PDFs by night on iPad with inverted black/white page and dedicated dimmed grey menu options instead of the light dim menu bar only will be perfect.
I use to load all the PDF docs for a specific work task on it and use it in parallel to my Mac to browse docs, make notes, organizing texts. Gorgeous!

Some bad moments

The search/find in page function gives me an error with some PDF files. It is not the PDF file thats the problem; both iBooks and Documents allow me to search for words, but not in GoodReader. Please fix. Also, huge battery drain when I am reading PDFs that are textbook sized.
Great app. Unfortunately, apps that beg for reviews get 1 star...
I really love goodreader. Its an excellent app. My issue has been customer service and troubleshooting. I have been working on an invalid server response error for sometime now but nothing is working. The documentation is of no use. The unofficial discussion groups have no answers and the official response has been one automated email saying they have received my email. So waiting for now without syncing. Update: issues with syncing to Onedrive which had a 100 MB upload limit for third party apps. But according to Onedrive blog they have changed that restriction a few months ago but goodreader has not updated. So I cant use goodreader for my textbooks now.
I read all these great things about this app, so I bought it. It does not do what I bought the app to do. I want to email annotations, but never receive the email with the annotations. When I click on their support page to send them a question via email, I get a pop up window with a sad mac face. All I can do is look at their pre-written help pages that do not address my question. I would return this app if I could.
I love this app. But, Since the most recent update, I cannot sync with box.com. Every time I open the server, the app crashes. Please help! I have e-mails into GoodReader but they will not help me on the issue. I am extremely disappointed.
Please add German Language in the Goodreader 4 App. V.: 4.12.1

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