Quick summary: super-robust PDF reader with advanced reading, annotating, markup and highlighting capabilities, excellent file manager, TXT file reader and editor, audio/video player, Safari-like viewer for MS Office and iWorks files.
"Superb PDF file viewer offers wonderful reading experience", 4.5 out of 5 mice - Macworld.com, Jeff Merron, Dec.2009 (GoodReader v.2.4)
This version is for iPhone / iPod touch. For iPads use our other app called "GoodReader for iPad".
Recent Chart Rankings:
PRODUCTIVITY: #1 in USA, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, France,
OVERALL: #1 in Japan, Spain, #2 In Italy, #6 in France, #7 in Germany, #8 in Canada
Congratulations! You've found the one and only Good Reader app for iPhone and iPod touch! If you need to read huge PDF, or TXT files, you've come to the right place. Faithful users of GoodReader have reported flawless performance with files over 1 gig in size; but that's only one of the many features that makes GoodReader the best app of its kind.
PDF Annotations, Markup & Highlighting is also our strength. Sticky notes, lines, arrows, freehand drawings on top of a PDF file - you name it. And the best part is that all annotations become a part of a PDF file itself - email it to your colleague, and she will see all your notes and drawings on a desktop computer, in a common PDF reading program.
Within moments of downloading GoodReader, you'll be transferring files directly from your computer over a USB cable, Wi-Fi connection, from the Internet or from email attachments. It also easily integrates with MobileMe iDisk, Google Docs, Dropbox, box.net, and other popular servers.
Miss a good file manager? GoodReader comes in handy. Create folders, move, copy and rename your files; zip, email and unzip them; send your files to other apps.
With the PDF Reflow feature, reading your documents is a pleasure because it extracts pure text from PDF files and automatically wraps words. This amazing feature fits all of the text to your screen perfectly. That means you never have to scroll left and right to read the text. For a better idea of how on-the-fly reflow works, sneak a peek at the Reflow screenshot down below.
With no bars or buttons blocking the text, you have true full screen reading. And if large white page margins annoy you, get rid of them with our PDF crop tool.
The PDF hyperlink feature allows you to quickly jump back and forth within the document. Tapping a link will whisk you across a huge PDF book in an instant, and the "Go Back" button takes you back to the page you came from. If you already know what you're looking for, the Text Search feature helps you find your way to the exact info you want in any PDF or TXT file. You can even use the 50x zoom, which gives you a better view, without distorting the image. That makes it perfect for viewing PDF maps or drawings.
GoodReader supports massive PDF and TXT files, but it can also handle all of the most popular file types. Have a look for yourself:
• MS Office - .doc, .ppt, .xls and more
• HTML and Safari webarchives
• High resolution images
• It even does audio and video!
With GoodReader on your iPhone or iPod touch, you can read virtually anything, anywhere. Books, movies, maps, pictures; GoodReader puts it all in a single app, right in your pocket. From the very first time you use it, GoodReader is sure to be the most used app you will ever buy.
Stay tuned, because we're always developing something new for GoodReader.
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What's new in Version 3.0.3
- now encrypted PDF files can also be annotated
Major update introducing major new feature - PDF Annotations, including notes, highlights, markups and drawings (iOS 4.0 or later):
- all annotations that you create or edit in GoodReader - notes, highlights, markups, and drawings - are saved in a PDF file, so you will be able to see them later on a computer or in another copy of GoodReader on your colleague's device
- all notes, highlights, markups, and drawings created outside GoodReader, and properly stored in a PDF file, can be viewed or edited in GoodReader
- types of annotations that you can create and edit in GoodReader: comments ("sticky notes") with 7 different icons, text highlights, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, ovals, text underlines, text deletion marks (strikeouts), text insertion marks, text replacement marks. You can freely adjust color of all of the above.
- other types of annotations that you can view in GoodReader: text boxes with callouts, polygons and polylines, squiggly underlines, cloudy shapes, rubber stamps, file attachments. All annotations that can be viewed, can also be deleted. In addition, some of them can be edited in a limited fashion (color, placement, scale).
- you can now extract files from PDF file attachments
- two main gestures that you should use to work with annotations - single tap, and "tap & hold". Depending on where you tap (on a text, on an existing annotation, or on a free space on a page), different menus will be presented to you.
Other important improvements and new features:
- now you can select text directly on a PDF page. Tap on a text and hold your finger for a while. You can then copy it to the clipboard, or create markups for it (highlights, underlines, strikeouts, etc.)
- certain not very large files were known to consistently crash GoodReader (as well as other PDF reader apps) for no apparent reason. This was the issue with iOS 3.x. We have resolved this issue. It shouldn't be a problem now, even if you're still on iOS 3.x
- now we can hide PDF watermarks (adjustable option in settings)
- certain button images in place of PDF links that were not shown before, are now shown correctly
And some other nice things:
- you can now choose which minimum zoom ratio you prefer for PDF pages - "fit to screen" or "fit to width" (an option in settings)
- we have lifted the limitation for a size of files being extracted from PDF Portfolios. Now we're able to extract files of any size. Just make sure that you have enough of free disk space!
- now when you copy a file to the same location as the original, a copy is created. Very handy if you want to annotate a PDF file, but also want to leave the original file unchanged.
- a workaround for the issue when WiFi was conflicting with Bluetooth (slow WiFi connection, occasional WiFi signal drops when Bluetooth switch is on, etc.) was finally found. Now there should be no conflict between WiFi and Bluetooth when working in GoodReader.